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About Goldbear

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  1. Goldbear

    Is "Farang" Derogatory?

    I don't consider the word to be derogatory.
  2. Goldbear

    Help, buy Phone is USA or in Thailand?

    I read your original post wrong. Before I moved to Thailand last year, in the last months, I bought a Tracfone smart phone at Walmart. I think it cost $30 and was about $15 per month. It was pay as you go with no contract. Good value. I am not sure if it would work here. I brought mine but haven't tried putting a sim in it. It's cheap enough that it wouldn't matter, especially if you are not using one in TH anyway. Good luck.
  3. Goldbear

    British man beats  wife to death in Ubon Ratchathani

    That's awful. RIP to the young woman.
  4. Goldbear

    Help, buy Phone is USA or in Thailand?

    Buy it in Thailand. Plenty of options. I bought a Samsung galaxy s8 in the USA in Sept. The screen broke. They can't fix it in Thailand because they don't have the parts. It's slightly different. If I had bought it in Thailand they could have fixed or replaced it here. I replaced the broken S8 with a B3000 smartphone here in Thailand and it's perfectly adequate. The photos aren't as good but it's good enough. 3000 baht is about $100. How long are you coming to Thailand for?
  5. I went there today. Thank you for posting that. (They charged me B150.)
  6. Goldbear

    Place In Thailand Without Dogs?

    Angels won't enter a house with a dog in it. Interesting. Thanks.
  7. Goldbear

    Place In Thailand Without Dogs?

    Not to derail the thread but why no dogs in Muslim areas?
  8. Goldbear

    Any kindles in bkk?

    Billing address in the USA. We're you trying Amazon International, specifically?
  9. Goldbear

    Any kindles in bkk?

    This was the breakdown on my Amazon order. $232.35 on my credit card. Order Summary Items: $154.98 Shipping & Handling: $32.18 Total Before Tax: $187.16 Estimated Tax Collected: $0.00 Import Fees Deposit $45.19 Order Total: $232.35
  10. Goldbear

    Any kindles in bkk?

    Thanks for that post. I was not aware that they would ship internationally. I ordered a Paperwhite and a case. They arrived today. It only took about 4 days and came via DHL. The overall cost, including the case, was about eight hundred baht less then it would have cost me to buy the Paperwhite in the store without a case. It was worth it. Thanks.
  11. Hi, another USA man and I are looking for a place in kanchanaburi to watch the NFL Super Bowl on Monday morning. Do any of you know if that will be shown in a public place? Thanks a lot.
  12. Thanks for the responses. I may have to use a different dealership though it seems that in this town each Honda dealership specializes in something different. I do have the correct Visa and can get a certificate of residence. I told her that and she understood. She said that they would sell the bike but then I would have to have it in a Thai person's name. I had a foreigner try to tell me the same thing once so it makes me think that at one time there was a rule like that. If anyone knows the history I would like to hear it. Take care and have a good day. Thanks again.
  13. The OP used the word prison. In the state that I'm from a person would only go to prison if they were sentenced to a felony crime and they were actually going to be incarcerated for a year or more. If you spent two months in the county jail, you have not gone to prison. And if you say you've gone to prison, the person hearing it might think that your crime is a lot more serious than maybe it was.
  14. Hi everyone. I went to a Honda dealership in kanchanaburi today to inquire about getting a Honda CRF250L. There was no one who spoke English there so they put me on the phone with a woman who did. She said that the motorcycle could only be registered to a Thai person. I told her that I looked into buying the bike in Pattaya and that they didn't say anything about that. She said that I could buy it but that it would have to be registered in a Thai person's name. She said this is a Thai government rule. I've never heard of any such thing. Does anyone out there know what the rule is, if any? Thanks a lot.
  15. Goldbear

    Any kindles in bkk?

    Wow, that is an old device. I'm surprised it's lasted this long.