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    Is Chiang Mai In Recession?

    Many people in Chiang Mai are complaining that trade is abysmal .

    Sales are down considerably. Loi Khro Rd is dead ,

    went to Makro Hang Dong yesterday , the Meat sales counter is down 50%, over last 3 weeks

    even the market in Hang Dong sales are well down ,

    I sell pies to rimping , sales down 70%

    so what,s going on ?

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    By the amount of building going on and new cars on the road I would have thought things are booming?

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    true that,s why I am asking! there are 2 sides to this .

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    Maybe everyone is busy paying of their new cars and houses? I really think the place is booming personally.

    Loi Kroh rd? low season, police closing bars down early, generally shit place to go?

    Makro meat market And Hang Dong market look the same to me but I don't go much.

    Your pie sales are down 70%? Thats a lot! Maybe the competition?
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    The Lull before the stor m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Your pie sales are down 70%? Thats a lot! Maybe the competition?

    Nope Bung all in the same boat , have asked !

    Makro down 50% is telling you all ,

    like you said "have they stopped eating" ?

    I sell to Bars as well , they all say it,s the worst flat season ever

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    One might view through Thai eyes first, instead of dwelling on a Western perspective as to your purely Western references...

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    The Thais are doing well but the falangs are srtuggling.

    Prices and local wages have gone up, poms, yanks and eurotrash all copped a hiding with their exchange rates, and a lot of the types up here are living on the edge to start with.

    Good time to be an Aussie though

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    The Thais are doing well but the falangs are srtuggling. Prices and local wages have gone up, poms, yanks and eurotrash all copped a hiding with their exchange rates, and a lot of the types up here are living on the edge to start with. [/quote]

    Yep 999 that explains mi Pie sales as only Falangs buy them ,

    but Hang Dong market who really only sell to Thais ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The Lull before the stor m
    Think DD is right

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    i was up there 2 weeks ago to look at some properties for a food business. The partners/contacts were local. To be honest, compared to Bangkok the place is dead and the rents are much too high (for that amount of customers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    The Thais are doing well but the falangs are srtuggling.
    The farangs would probably be ok if they were paying the same rents as the established Thais on much cheaper rents for various reasons.

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    All that being said, I haven't been for a few years previously - before that 4-5 times since 2004. The night bazaar was the quietest by far I've ever seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themanfrommontrose View Post
    The Thais are doing well but the falangs are srtuggling. Prices and local wages have gone up, poms, yanks and eurotrash all copped a hiding with their exchange rates, and a lot of the types up here are living on the edge to start with.
    Yep 999 that explains mi Pie sales as only Falangs buy them ,

    but Hang Dong market who really only sell to Thais ?[/quote]

    I'm guessing - British style pies, yes?
    Very limited and select market, my friend.

    Thais don't eat that shite....maybe 5 in a thousand.
    Novelty Farang thing.

    Any such references to Farang things and Western style markets [being down] does not reflect on any such broad economic down turn.

    Think.

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    I sell pies to rimping , sales down 70%
    maybe your pies are shite.

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    If rent is your main outgoing in your business . Lets say 10k baht per mo nth more: can you really Say your a business man

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    Re: Kebab Badge

    If rent is your main outgoing in your business . Lets say 10k baht per mo nth more: can you really Say your a business man

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    What brand name do you sell your pies under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    maybe your pies are shite.
    Expected that comment ! but not from you ,ah well , thought it might have been Willy

    dear me

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    All the farang made pies that I have tasted in Thailand have been absolutely disgusting. This guy has his work cut out to sell pies given the fact that others are so vile. I wouldn't dream of buying a pie in Thailand unless I was convinced that they were not a rip off.

    So, start giving some pies away and allow the satisfied customers to spread the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Thais don't eat that shite....maybe 5 in a thousand. Novelty Farang thing.

    seems that what you spout means that you do eat SHITE , but not pies though ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satonic
    What brand name do you sell your pies under?
    MAX SNAX

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    the mention of pies has got me slavering for a steaming hot steak and kidney topped with mash. cant get it out of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    got me slavering for a steaming hot steak....... cant get it out of my hand.
    Call Butters!!!

































    Altering a post like this on TV would get you in hot water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    that explains mi Pie sales as only Falangs buy them
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Thais don't eat that shite
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    maybe your pies are shite.

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