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  1. Once bad people see a loophole they will take advantage of it. That includes people like child traffickers.
  2. Nok Air customer service is embarrassingly bad. Upon reviewing my reservations for tomorrow I noticed that my companion's reservation was incorrect. Instead of being listed as Txxxxx Yxxxxxxx, she was listed as Yxxxxxx Yxxxxx. Same first and last name. Obviously an error. I called the airline and was told correcting an error was free but changing a name cost 900 baht. Well, obviously this was just correcting an error not changing a name! We are only changing the first name so it is not a duplicate of the last name! Well, the agent and supervisor did not agree. The supervisor explained that he had no way of knowing if the name was being changed to change the passenger! Because, after all, the original reservation for Yxxxxxxx Yxxxxxxx might just be one person and Txxxxx Yxxxxxxx might be a second person! REALLY? Is this the way Nok Air customer service works? Is 900 baht that important to them?
  3. If I had entered Thailand illegally I would be deported in a matter of days, and rightly so! Strange how the US is supposed to be different than basically every other country in the world.
  4. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    So what car do you drive? LOL
  5. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    While that might be a bit overly optimistic, no way this is going to be settled for anywhere near 800,000. Especially when their basic accusation is wrong.
  6. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    Well, you know how government officials are, around the world, even if they are proven wrong they are not going to admit it. Yes, this might go to court. But the car will be pretty worthless after sitting around for 2+ years.
  7. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    Negotiations are ongoing....
  8. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    40% tax + 80% fine. They said they were only valuing it at 600,000+ to give me a break. They then tried to scare me and say that the owner of the car could go to jail for 7 years for falsifying the blue book (which was never done).
  9. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    They said the car should be taxed at 40% and then they penialized me at 2x the tax... They told me how they were giving us such a great deal! Of course, their basic premise was wrong since almost none of this car was imported.
  10. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    So here is the update... They are trying to say that most of the parts were imported from overseas. However, they were not. The chassis and engine are from the legally-imported VW. The body and frame were made in Thailand. The interior finished here, too. The only parts imported were some gauges and body trim. Maybe 1% of the car. So they are completely wrong in their accusations. And despite having all the evidence staring them straight in the face, with pictures and receipts of every step of the assembly, they are asking for 800,000 in excise tax.
  11. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    Yeah there are so many actual 1956-57 Porsche 356 in Thailand... Actually I think there is not a single real one in the entire country. I do know someone who owns a 1962.
  12. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    It was made at some local shops in Bangkok.
  13. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    Its still a negotiation. The donor car has all taxes paid and was imported legally.
  14. GoDucks

    Porsche Replica and Excise Tax

    With him out of the country, I went in yesterday. They were very nice and they quickly realized that it was a VW. proper chassis and motor number. No mention of copyright infringement--heck there are thousands of these cars in USA and there is no issue...
  15. This is actually for a freind, although the friend is not in Thailand now so I am trying to help him. My friend has a Porsche 356 replica. Yesterday afternoon it was on a slider truck being taken to a show and the police took it and brought it to the Excise Tax office saying he had to pay excise tax + a penalty. The car is registered as a VW and tax was paid. Some parts were imported and taxes paid. A few of my friends have 356 replicas and have never had this issue. No one understands why this has happened and, more importantly, how much this is going to cost. Any thoughts?
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