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    Scamming Thai caught dual pricing by one of her own.

    A viral Facebook post from a Thai woman who paid THB150 ($US4.7) for street food became the talk of town when the vendor admitted she overcharged the woman because the waiter mistook her for a Chinese tourist.
    On Monday, Suthaporn Lee said she had a dish of pad kaprow moo grob (stir-fried pork belly with holy basil) at a pop-up stall at Neon Market, but she was charged THB150 for a dish that typically costs THB35-50 (about US$1-1.50) on the Bangkok streets.
    The Neon Market is in Pratunam, an area popular among Chinese tourists.


    Suthaporn said, “I looked at the bill and asked the waiter, ‘Is this really a Thai price? He said yes.’”

    “There are pictures of the food [shown to customers], but I don’t see the prices.”


    But when reporters from Amarin TV went to the market yesterday and inquired about the situation with the stall’s owner, she admitted that THB150 is a farang price, and overcharging the Thai woman was a mistake.

    Vendor Manee Maitree said that her waiter simply wrote down the price wrong because Suthaporn “looked Chinese.”


    Since Suthaporn is Thai, she should have paid THB80 (US$2.5). Manee explained that she typically charged Chinese tourists and farangs THB120-150 (US$3.7-4.7).
    “I told her I’d give her discount. She refused, saying she already posted about this on Facebook,” Manee said.
    “You know how expensive the rent is here. I don’t wanna talk about it,” she said.
    Manee added that her stall doesn’t have a Thai price menu, but they would always tell customers there’s a Thai price available.

    When Thai customers walked in that day, they really did unlock the hidden numbers.


    “She told me that there’s a Thai price, and the numbers on the menu are farang prices,” Worapan Khunthongchan, a Thai customer, told the TV station.
    “A noodle dish costs THB80 [on the menu.] It’s THB60 for Thais,” her friend added.
    The story drew heavy criticism from Thai netizens, many of whom argued that, Thai or not, all customers should pay the same price.
    “I don’t understand. Who started this? Take advantage of them? Foreigners pay one price. Thais pay another price. We’re their hosts. We should impress them so they can tell their friends about the good experience in Thailand. The government should look into this,” user Boy Neverdies said.
    “We promote tourism, but we let people overcharge tourists,” another user wrote.
    A female user chimed in with a valid point: “Foreigners are people, too.”

    Yesterday, the Ministry of Commerce responded that it would investigate the matter. If the vendor is found guilty of overcharging customers, she could face up to seven years in prison and/or up to a fine of THB100,000.


    https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/dua...-farang-price/

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    The reason why I always ask the price first.

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    “You know how expensive the rent is here. I don’t wanna talk about it,” she said.

    scamming, cheating, greed, blameshifting, irresponsibility and lying are all a major part of the chickenhead (aka "thainess") genome.

    she should be strung up in public by her wrinkled labia and pelted with the mucus hawked from the noses and throats of the local motorcycle taxi drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    If the vendor is found guilty of overcharging customers, she could face up to seven years in prison and/or up to a fine of THB100,000.
    Steep!
    Most places down south don't do dual pricing. If they do, it's opportunistic, not institutionalised, and a sneaky 10 baht more perhaps.
    Mind you, having said that, on Tuesday I bought a padlock. It had "550" price tag but the shop keeper said "no, it's really only 450" and that's what he asked and what I paid. This is a street frequented by Malaysian tourists.

    So, what does the Min of Commerce think about national parks etc practicing dual pricing?

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    The Victim



    The Scammer



    The Venue



    Some Random Lezza


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    ^^
    1. Some people like to pay $5 some like to pay $ 10
    2. "Do you want to pay the VAT?"
    Etc..
    Etc..

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    Lost my custom.

    She'll have to delay her retirement. Let's be honest, nothings gonna become of this. The "investigators" will just have a good laugh about it.

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    Now now Pat - they will of course take some tea money from her. They would never neglect that duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    So, what does the Min of Commerce think about national parks etc practicing dual pricing?
    Good question!

    Nobody does 'mock shock' quite like Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Good question!

    Nobody does 'mock shock' quite like Thailand.
    It's those "outraged netizens", you see.

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    The power of Facebook in Thailand!

    Note to oneself - Never mess with a fat Thai woman and her food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    “I told her I’d give her discount. She refused, saying she already posted about this on Facebook,” Manee said.
    If I understand Thai defamation law, the owner could sue.
    IF, I understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Note to oneself...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    If I understand Thai defamation law, the owner could sue.
    IF, I understand it.
    IF the owner could afford a lawyer, then yes.

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    So, all National Park fees also should be one price for all?
    Or 7 years in jail for the ticket seller?
    I won't hold my breath.

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    Some good food at Neon.

    They love to fleece the tourists though, no doubt.

    There's a place there that sells deep fried breaded chicken fillets for 10bt each. Buy 5 get one free. Cheaper than chips. Many different flavors of seasoning. Bbq, cheese, tom yum etc etc. Mutz nutz. Tourists pay the same as Thais for the pleasure.

    Walking back from buying some a few months back, I stopped to ask the price of some bbq tilapia. Silly fucker quoted 350bt for a fish that costs 120bt round the corner. I laughed, spat on the floor, said EH HEEEEAHHHH, and continued on my way
    Step by step, inch by inch, piece by piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty2017 View Post
    Some good food at Neon.

    They love to fleece the tourists though, no doubt.

    There's a place there that sells deep fried breaded chicken fillets for 10bt each. Buy 5 get one free. Cheaper than chips. Many different flavors of seasoning. Bbq, cheese, tom yum etc etc. Mutz nutz. Tourists pay the same as Thais for the pleasure.

    Walking back from buying some a few months back, I stopped to ask the price of some bbq tilapia. Silly fucker quoted 350bt for a fish that costs 120bt round the corner. I laughed, spat on the floor, said EH HEEEEAHHHH, and continued on my way
    Wow I bet that sorted her out.


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    ^but as we say harry, you're a sellout corporate slag, so everything you say means shit.

    And also, you have 50k posts on a Thai forum, and you've spent about two weeks here.

    Fuck off and post on the sand pit spook forum where you belong wouldja, do the forum a favour.

    You fake, ball-less, geriatric no mates cvnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Good question!.
    That's you fooked then

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    Never eat at those hiso places anyway.

    Give me a good old krappow gai or pork, with lumps of gristle and bone, cheapest chicken cuts from the neck with floppy skin hanging off, served on that cheap rice that is like a plate of dried oats, and a stone cold fried egg cooked 12hrs ago in 2 month old oil.

    All for 25 Baht, complete with a mini zoo on the concrete floor, cockroaches scampering, rats darting about and a couple of droopy nippled cats monitoring the whole situation.

    That's the Thailand the tourists are missing.

    Oh yeah... watch out for the flexible cutlery. Might even be a toilet roll holder with tissue that disintegrates, leaving you with 'snowflakes' around your mouth, or god forbid, your ringpiece after you've dashed to the rancid squat toilet....
    Last edited by DJ Pat; 18-01-2018 at 11:45 PM.

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    Immoral, unethical, and cheating savages.

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    A manufactured sense of racial [or not] superiority & entitlement, the result of Thai-centric cultural indoctrination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty2017 View Post
    ^but as we say harry, you're a sellout corporate slag, so everything you say means shit.

    And also, you have 50k posts on a Thai forum, and you've spent about two weeks here.

    Fuck off and post on the sand pit spook forum where you belong wouldja, do the forum a favour.

    You fake, ball-less, geriatric no mates cvnt.
    Hahaha Albert the Forum Drama Queen


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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    A manufactured sense of racial [or not] superiority & entitlement, the result of Thai-centric cultural indoctrination.
    Spot on.

    Maybe superior to Cambodia, possibly Laos but a lot of piss poor African countries (l may have missed a few other filthy backwaters)

    Ridiculous because lets face it, they aren't entitled to much in this corrupt, uncultured, infastructureless country where xenophobia is more endorsed than foreign travel

    **awaits smart ass comment/attempted put down by certain member**

    Just wait........
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