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  1. Pigs 101 (A Start)

    CP announce their prices weekly on Buddha day and it is unchanged at 45 baht for Issan. That's usually for 100 pig+ if you work with CP. Most traders pay around CP -2 baht for 100 pig+. So smaller lots usually go for less than that. I spoke to one pig buyer 3 days ago and he is now buying between 40-42 baht in Sarakham. So if you can sell someone for 50 baht that is really great. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Pigs 101 (A Start)

    If you get 50 baht you are very lucky. Most people sell between 42-45 baht in Issan. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Pigs 101 (A Start)

    Prices are mainly driven by demand and supply in my opinion. I think the main reason for pig prices to fall drastically is that China stopped importing pigs from Vietnam, Thailand etc. So a big part of demand broke away and additionally I guess supply was still going up (plenty of new farms being built). Now I heard China started to import some pigs again but probably only a small fraction of what they used to import before. In my view they won't go back to the amounts of imports they did before because they have increased their own capacity. My guess is prices will soon rebound as plenty of farmers are stopping or considering to stop growing pigs which will reduce supply. Maybe it just takes a bit time for enough farmers to stop and supply to go down. But again I have no access to actual data, so this is purely my interpretation of the current situation. Hope this helps. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Buying a new car

    Once you choose the model, you should shop around and get quotes from them in writing. Things they usually give: - some cash discount ( I've seen up to 50k) - free 1st class insurance for the 1st year - red license plate cost - car decoration (up to you, film etc) - full tank of diesel - sometimes they offer some gadgets like tablet. Once you have the quote, you simply go to the next dealer get a better quote until you are happy. There is usually quite a lot room for getting a lot extras. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Of course it can be done. Plenty of other foreigners running a company in Thailand. Go through a lawyer for the set up and some guidance what you vsn or cannot do. My guess is you can teach workers how to do something but not be a foreman/supervisor on construction site. That needs to be a Thai. You will need 4 employees per foreigner with WP, but that could also be someone on your books who does accounting, driving etc. Many ways how to achieve that. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Honda Car Insurance

    1st class insurance for a 900k valued car should be around 18k maybe less. Shop around using a broker. I wouldn't limit the drivers. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Pigs 101 (A Start)

    It's interesting though that meat prices have not dropped nearly as much as pig prices. Been to Macro yesterday and they still sell most parts for more than 100 baht. So one option to explore is to sell meat yourself cushion the impact from falling pig prices. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Pigs 101 (A Start)

    Local prices in Issan are around 44-45 baht now. Broker prices about 48-50 baht. If your sister in law sells pigs at 75-80kg at 4000 baht, she obviously gets 50baht+ which is very good in the current market environment. But from my experience both in North and Issan, people usually scale pigs here and agree pricing by kg. My recommendation would be though to sell somewhere in the range of 90-110kg, she would make some more money that way. As for market prices, I hear that a lot farmers have stopped growing pigs, so one would think over the next months supply should considerably drop and prices rebound but we will see. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Fair point. I can see that argument that depending on circumstances it might be cheaper to not buy any insurance and just put some money on the side for fixing a car/settling a dispute after an accident. Or in a health insurance case for the hospital treatment. Personally I prefer to have the peace of mind that in case of an accident, you just call the insurance company to deal with the counterparty/police and your repairs are fully covered. Or in case of a health issue, I am fully covered if I need to go to any hospital. But then again it might be more costly for me to proceed on that way.
  10. To be fair, in the last 4 years I had each year a different insurance company, just because they had special deals. But each time I choose one I can fix my car at Toyota. Plenty of options from insurance companies. But what's the point if you have 1st class insurance and you cannot go repair it with a dealer from your brand? I wouldn't try savw money on this.
  11. If your shop has a long queue and you don't want to wait, you can always go to another shop/dealer. My experience with Toyota dealers was that you don't have yo queue for sime minor painting work. Took them never longer than 1 week. And they tell you before how long it takes and usually they call you earlier because they finish early. This my experience with Toyota dealers.
  12. I do this every year too before I extend the 1st class insurance. It usually takes Toyota about 5-7 days to get it done.
  13. I sealed off the defrost vents too on my Fortuner. Despite setting the aircon not to blow air upwards, it still leaked air to the window screen. It's mostly fixed now.
  14. New Toyota Fortuner

    actually I quite like the interior of the TRD sportivo. The black leather with red in between looks quite good. But I don't like the other colour interiors of the normal new Fortuners. The beige is really too brown/yellowish. It's much nicer on the old Fortuner I have. I hope they will make some improvements to that.
  15. Test drive a Honda City

    if one dealership cannot offer you a test drive, just go to the next one...