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    TV box thinggies?

    We have a sat dish and a box that came with the house, box is buggered. Looking in Big C etc there are a lot of boxes all about the same price. Are some better than others, or do they all receive the same amount of programs? they are all about 1k

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    I got a GMM Z...the wife uses it and it seems OK.....all Thai Ch's though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    We have a sat dish and a box that came with the house, box is buggered. Looking in Big C etc there are a lot of boxes all about the same price. Are some better than others, or do they all receive the same amount of programs? they are all about 1k
    Some are better than others.

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    I had to take you off ignore to read that!

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    No need to read this one.


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    Looking in Big C etc there are a lot of boxes all about the same price. Are some better than others, or do they all receive the same amount of programs?
    Why the fuck didn't you just ask a sales assistant in Big C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through
    Why the fuck didn't you just ask a sales assistant in Big C?
    because they are more clueless than butterfly

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    I'd guess he doesn't speak thai and doesn't want the rigmarole of asking his wife to ask then translate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I'd guess he doesn't speak thai and doesn't want the rigmarole of asking his wife to ask then translate.
    Seem to be more common then not...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through View Post
    Looking in Big C etc there are a lot of boxes all about the same price. Are some better than others, or do they all receive the same amount of programs?
    Why the fuck didn't you just ask a sales assistant in Big C?
    right assuming you are not joking they would just say that one cost more than this one, or that one bigger, then when you pick one you would most likely get 'no have', I never ask them for anything other than the receipt

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    ^ I guess Dillinger is right, then. I look forward to reading your next post on how stupid and incompetent Thais are.

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    I can speak enough Thai to ask them but experience has shown you might as well ask a cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    I can speak enough Thai to ask them but experience has shown you might as well ask a cat
    My cat knows more about technology than Butters.


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    But can your cat take it up the bum?

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    Has the OP tried reflashing the registry?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through
    I look forward to reading your next post on how stupid and incompetent Thais are.
    hahahahaha

    go and buy something other than packaged food at big C / tesco / makro and tell us how you get on

    the no have ( my me ) what is on display has happened to me 2 or 3 times

    try to ask about some thing and get directed to another item which is paying bigger kickbacks - every fcuking time

    so in conclusion - get fcuked and keep sucking stupid thai cock

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    I never ask them for anything other than the receipt
    A very sensible approach to shopping.

    Sales staff follow you around like a bad smell, grin like idiots, and more often than not know nothing about the products they sell.

    Best to research online first and then just walk in, grab, pay and get out asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    try to ask about some thing and get directed to another item which is paying bigger kickbacks - every fcuking time
    Actually.... the sales staff are not employed by Big C etc.

    They are employed by the companies, and get to wear the Big C uniform to make it look like they are unbiased Big C staff.

    They aren't.



    Big C save in wages.

    The companies get on the ground commission based sale's staff telling dumb foreigners that the competitor's item is out of stock, and that theirs is better. All while looking like simple Big C staff.

    Clever, huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through
    I look forward to reading your next post on how stupid and incompetent Thais are.
    hahahahaha

    go and buy something other than packaged food at big C / tesco / makro and tell us how you get on

    the no have ( my me ) what is on display has happened to me 2 or 3 times

    try to ask about some thing and get directed to another item which is paying bigger kickbacks - every fcuking time

    so in conclusion - get fcuked and keep sucking stupid thai cock
    You're right. Expecting half a dozen randomly assembled strangers to help out instead of asking a sales assistant which channels you got with each (and I can't imagine what else you might want to know) was clearly the right course of action. Just look at all the help he's had.

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    went into that expensive Boonthavorn shop once looking for tiles, spent ages looking at one. We will have 25 sq meters of this one then please to the 'assistant' hovering throughout the viewing - no have. Why no have?, not make any more, why not?- cannot get the materials! For once persisting we asked why it was on display and why she never mentioned not to bother looking at it, as expected lights out shutters down and the loss of face look. Decided on the second choice she had seen us looking at- no have that one either. Right down to the third choice, have, have you got 25 sq meters? have, I get the money out. Have problem that not right price, price gone up. We say we will still have them if they sell at the price on the shelf, she can't even bother to check with her boss, we walk out.

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    ^ You're a terrible customer; you don't understand Thailand at all!

    I bought a kettle from Makro once, it was the last one on the shelf, clearly an opened box, had some writing on the box (in Thai, couldn't read it), but I took it out and inspected it - looked ok, so I bought it (the cashier looked at me a bit funny).

    When I got home and gave the missus her new kettle, she asked me why I bought a kettle that didn't work? I said how do you know? She says it has 'this item doesn't work' (in Thai) on the box... I wonder what kinda place puts that crap on the shelves???
    (&, yes, Makro has a no returns policy.)(&, yes, I took it back anyway.)(&, yes, they changed it for me.)

    I just don't shop anymore; just give the wife the money and let her deal with it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    went into that expensive Boonthavorn shop once looking for tiles, spent ages looking at one. We will have 25 sq meters of this one then please to the 'assistant' hovering throughout the viewing - no have. Why no have?, not make any more, why not?- cannot get the materials! For once persisting we asked why it was on display and why she never mentioned not to bother looking at it, as expected lights out shutters down and the loss of face look. Decided on the second choice she had seen us looking at- no have that one either. Right down to the third choice, have, have you got 25 sq meters? have, I get the money out. Have problem that not right price, price gone up. We say we will still have them if they sell at the price on the shelf, she can't even bother to check with her boss, we walk out.
    If more walked away as well, this business might have to consider the way they conduct themselves [all too common of a practice here]......or not, being good Thai, probably wouldn't equate the cause and effect.



    Moreover, blatantly displaying a product [anything] that one doesn't have in stock or cannot acquire said item is quite a ridiculous practice, to say the least......mostly lends itself to image inducing and whatnot.

    Yet, a very accepted way of doing things.

    Mai phen rai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    try to ask about some thing and get directed to another item which is paying bigger kickbacks - every fcuking time
    Actually.... the sales staff are not employed by Big C etc.

    They are employed by the companies, and get to wear the Big C uniform to make it look like they are unbiased Big C staff.

    They aren't.



    Big C save in wages.

    The companies get on the ground commission based sale's staff telling dumb foreigners that the competitor's item is out of stock, and that theirs is better. All while looking like simple Big C staff.

    Clever, huh.
    Other shops do the same. I had a camera salesman give me loads of details about one camera I was looking at. He answered all my questions. Everything. When I asked him about another camera (different brand), he said "I don't know" and walked away! And it was only a small shop, but in a big shopping mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through
    Why the fuck didn't you just ask a sales assistant in Big C?
    because they are more clueless than butterfly
    Ahh so thats who this coont is.

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    Why not just go to a PSI sat dish shop..have a PSI box, small and less tan 1k. It has only HDMI interface so if you have a TV without HDMI then tell 'em!

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