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    Tops Club - A disappointing Makro alternative

    Went with my amazing super duper wifey as we were looking forward to grand opening.

    Had high hopes for it to resemble something like Costco. They want 999b (current promo 799b) for annual membership to get a 5% discount on the same product and prices they offer at their regular Tops store. A lot of Thais came with their fancy cars and left the store with 1-2 items, mostly noodles and coke. Wonder about all the meat and bread they will throw out. Lots of Farang management today. While they had some interesting product I cheapened out and we went to Sizzler instead.


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    Those prices are nuts! As harsh as winters are here, at least the meat is cheap and plentiful

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    I think any countrywide store opening always begins with a standard inventory. After that, the stock is based on local usage and turnover. The same throughout Asia.

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    800B for a kilo of ground beef seems a bit excessive to me.

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    Did they have much frozen Waitrose stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    800B for a kilo of ground beef seems a bit excessive to me.
    It's 609 baht a kilo, Topper. And if the quality is quite good, that's not expensive for Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Did they have much frozen Waitrose stuff?
    Have lots. Also the Kirkland Costco stuff.

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    15 quid for sand fed Aussie minced beef?
    25 quid for a fuckin tiramisu?
    I thought we had a cost of livin crisis

    That's a weeks shop in Lidl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    800B for a kilo of ground beef seems a bit excessive to me.
    But it's "True Aussie Beef", and it's in a sealed wrapper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    I thought we had a cost of livin crisis
    Who's this 'we', ex high-ish-roller?

    Lots of overpriced crap in Tops.

    They do have those cutesy little trolleys that can accommodate two baskets though.

    I'd silently disparaged them on previous visits, but discovered yesterday that they're actually quite handy when you're thirsty at 13:40.
    Last edited by cyrille; 28-09-2022 at 11:35 PM.
    at 50 something, you're not a millennial any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Who's this 'we', ex high-ish-roller?
    Those of us not larging it paying 250% luxury tax on Brains Faggots

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    Conversely, paying 10+ for a shitty Red Curry in some front for a Massage parlour

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Who's this 'we', ex high-ish-roller?

    Lots of overpriced crap in Tops.

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    it will be a cold day when I chose lower quality food in order to save a few baht of my pension cheque.

    But youve not yet sunk to choosing the out of date food with the red tickets on them. So there is that.

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    How is this an alternative to makro?
    its premise is imported shit
    its owned by central
    of course its going to be overpriced
    เซ็นทรัล รีเทล เปิดตัว “ท็อปส์ คลับ” จำหน่ายสินค้านำเข้าจากทั่วโลก ระดับพรีเมี่ยม | Brand Inside

    why go to Rama 2 in the rainy season?

    ill stick with makro and get my overpriced foreign stuff from Foodland or Villa as usual
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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