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  1. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    But I think bargaining is part of the fun where it's acceptable or expected where it's custom. Inappropriate behavior is just that. In a Chiang Mai bike shop asking for the best price isn't!
  2. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    The headline I read said she asked for a discount, think it was the Daily Mail, the very respected new agency, but I believe everything I read especially on the internet!
  3. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    This woman asked for a discount in a Nepalese tea shop, this is the right way to deal with such situations
  4. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    Sounds familiar
  5. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    Though I don't know why it's necessary I'll repeat it's a local custom here. It's not at 7/11 or Starbucks. Obviously I meant by "real price" as the price they really expect to sell the item for. As a consumer I have no idea about MSRP just as when people came into my restaurant I didn't expect them to understand my food costs. For instance there were loss leaders on my menu (items that were sold for less then my cost) as that was common practice in that market. Was it also selfish for my customers to pay a price that was below what I payed? btw I bought a great MTB here, oh yeah that was Bangkok where I went to find it. :)
  6. Where to buy a REAL Mountain bike?

    Asking for a discount is common practice in this part of the world. Many local bike shops tag items higher then the "real" selling price just for this reason. Poor OP, just inquiring on buying a MTB here, a potential customer btw, and basically he's insulted for even thinking about entering the market.
  7. VHS to DVD Transfers

    Yes VHS to CD, my apologies, I'd like to blame auto correct but .. on second thought it was auto correct fault :) . Not sure what your looking for or if can you can see anything pertaining to this service at the shop that did mine. I suggest asking the shops in that area that sell copy games and movies.
  8. VHS to DVD Transfers

    About quality I felt the same. I had my old 16mm family movies digitized so the quality wasn't good to start with and preservation was the main concern. The shop at Pantip that is against the wall up stairs quote seemed expensive but I had some DVD to CD transfers done by the shop in one of the middle cubicles near by that sells copy games and movies. Nice guy and more reasonable.
  9. NFL now!

    Looking for Pats/Chiefs game on android. Thought NBC sports network but showing baseball HELP!!!
  10. A pic of the front of the place usually does the trick And if it has a sign in it with the name you get bonus points
  11. Reasonably priced avocados - where to buy

    Bought some big ones at Ratchupeuk Floral Gardens for 50 bht/kg over the weekend.
  12. Cycling routes close to Chiang Mai

    Go up the dirt road from the north west "corner" of the lake. Pass buy the gate house and continue up. To keep your bearings head towards the Wat Suthep. There really is only one road that heads up that way, it's a wide dirt road.
  13. Cycling routes close to Chiang Mai

    Excellent stuff!
  14. Chinese tourists jumping queue

    They probably say whatever sounds good to justify them not having to parent.
  15. Chinese tourists jumping queue

    I find this refreshing and believe a device can be used responsibly. My kids have limited screen time just as they are allowed a little candy and even a coke very occasionally. But the first punishment is no games for the weekend as they are usally allowed an hour a night on non-school nights.
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