How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Duncan wrote:Convert these A$ prices to, USA $ and see if you can find a better price in Cambodia
Cambodia is not cheap any more

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Cambodia isn't that cheap, but I always find it laughable when people talk about Western commodities. Iceberg lettuce doesn't grow here, clementines aren't exactly common and milk up until recently was only imported (still is 99%). How about you show us the price of passion fruit, mangos, durian and so on instead? It's all subjective.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Isaanbarang » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:33 pm

Multipox wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:17 am
Isaanbarang wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:05 am
.... If a guy is too poor for Thailand it is time to go home and live on the dole.
That is not your right to decide that.

that's his right
Who is he? I thought we were speaking of a hypothetical person, I apologize if I struck a raw nerve. Thai Immigration can ask to see 20,000 baht in cash before allowing entry to the country. I believe they also have the same right to ask to see cash if one applies for an extension to a visa. If one has less than $700US a month to live on Thailand will be a difficult place to make your domocile.
How ever so would the UK if that is all you have. One could enter by plane and get 2 extensions, cross the border and return and get 2 extensions, repeat that one more time and if lucky stay 9 months. After that one would run out of options.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:54 pm

Anthony's Weiner wrote:I would prefer to stay at the Waldorf Astoria but can only afford motel 6, is the Waldorf required to lower their price to accommodate me? No of course not.
In the people’s republic of Kalifornia, specifically San Francisio, hotels are mandated to have a certain percentage ‘occupied’ by the homeless. Recently that percentage was increased dramatically.

Hoteliers protested, saying that they would be unable to stay in business.

The council’s response? The job of the hotels is not to make a profit. It’s to provide for the people (aka be part of the social welfare state).

Will Thailand ever be as enlightened’ as Kalifornia?Nope!
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:10 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Anthony's Weiner wrote:I would prefer to stay at the Waldorf Astoria but can only afford motel 6, is the Waldorf required to lower their price to accommodate me? No of course not.
In the people’s republic of Kalifornia, specifically San Francisio, hotels are mandated to have a certain percentage ‘occupied’ by the homeless. Recently that percentage was increased dramatically.

Hoteliers protested, saying that they would be unable to stay in business.

The council’s response? The job of the hotels is not to make a profit. It’s to provide for the people (aka be part of the social welfare state).

Will Thailand ever be as enlightened’ as Kalifornia?Nope!
REALLY:
please provide a link as i did a search and see nothing about this
my search "do california hotels need provide rooms for homeless?"
Did see about some charities that provide vouchers for the homeless..but nothing SF related... which has tons of homeless..

ONLY about hospitals
Physicians across the state are grappling with the new law, which requires hospitals to offer homeless patients a meal, clothing and other services before sending them to a residence or a social services provider that has agreed to take them. It was designed to address “patient dumping,” a phrase homeless advocates use to describe hospitals discharging patients to the streets without adequate planning.
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/0 ... -it-tough/
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:23 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Anthony's Weiner wrote:I would prefer to stay at the Waldorf Astoria but can only afford motel 6, is the Waldorf required to lower their price to accommodate me? No of course not.
In the people’s republic of Kalifornia, specifically San Francisio, hotels are mandated to have a certain percentage ‘occupied’ by the homeless. Recently that percentage was increased dramatically.

Hoteliers protested, saying that they would be unable to stay in business.

The council’s response? The job of the hotels is not to make a profit. It’s to provide for the people (aka be part of the social welfare state).

Will Thailand ever be as enlightened’ as Kalifornia?Nope!
Sir, if I remember correctly you claim to live in a state where welfare recipients live in mansions. In Thailand, the pension for the elderly is 600 baht a month. Approx. $20USD. While I am pleased that you see the need to take care of society's lowest rung, certainly you are becoming "enlightened" to the need for public housing and the homeless. No visitors to Thailand will be treated with such courtesy. This is Asia, dog eats dog and in many countries, man eats dog. I believe the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has less stringent financial requirements for a long stayer than Thailand does and the poor westerner is more welcome there as they are in the Republic of the Philippines.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Doc67 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:43 pm

Duncan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:56 am
Quote ]. prices are similar to what is seen at Coles n Woolworth
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That's exactly where I bought them. Now compare them to Cambodian prices.
Icebergs in Lucky's are between $1.3 to $2.6 from tiny size to normal. And then you have to cut out the rot! So, Lucky's ain't cheaper than AUD1.8

Mandarins were $4.5 a kilo in Bayon. I went there today. Didn't buy any. The market will probably be cheaper.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by willyhilly » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:39 pm

In Coles in Cairns mandarins are $4.50 a kg, lettuce $2.50 each. Mangoes $2.50 each at the moment, soon will be a dollar. Watermelon is $5, lychees and longans $13 a kg. Asia is still cheap for food and rent.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Duncan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:48 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Duncan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:56 am
Quote ]. prices are similar to what is seen at Coles n Woolworth
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That's exactly where I bought them. Now compare them to Cambodian prices.
Icebergs in Lucky's are between $1.3 to $2.6 from tiny size to normal. And then you have to cut out the rot! So, Lucky's ain't cheaper than AUD1.8

Mandarins were $4.5 a kilo in Bayon. I went there today. Didn't buy any. The market will probably be cheaper.

Mandarins at Kendal market were 9,000 r kg. today

The green skin ones were 10,000 r kg yesterday.


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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Doc67 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Duncan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Duncan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:56 am
Quote ]. prices are similar to what is seen at Coles n Woolworth
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That's exactly where I bought them. Now compare them to Cambodian prices.
Icebergs in Lucky's are between $1.3 to $2.6 from tiny size to normal. And then you have to cut out the rot! So, Lucky's ain't cheaper than AUD1.8

Mandarins were $4.5 a kilo in Bayon. I went there today. Didn't buy any. The market will probably be cheaper.

Mandarins at Kendal market were 9,000 r kg. today

The green skin ones were 10,000 r kg yesterday.


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I'm not surprised by the price difference. White potatoes on veggie stall at Central Market are $1 a kilo, maybe $1.5. In Luckys the same potato is $4 a kilo. A total rip off

I think the supermarkets have just got it all their own way and have no effective competition. And they are all hopeless with stock lines appearing then disappearing for weeks or forever. Nothings all in one store. It's a big downside to living here.
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Re: How Many Thailand Farang Are Broke?

Post by Mishmash » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 am

I cannot believe this thread.

I have been personally attacked for having a wife and leaving such petty decisions as to the price of iceberg lettuce up to her.

Please buy mish a handbag or at least a manbag.

I'll put my hair up (if I have any) if it pleases you.

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