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  1. I'm pretty sure that once agoda adds on fees you will find is sale price as booking.com . Same company. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    PADI Open Water Dive Course...

    Am at Koh Kood now. Water looks nice from the balcony and yesterday when swimming was nice and clear. If he is looking to do his open water course I don't think he wants more than basic. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    High quality print shop

    I've used the printer in Naklua. 654 printer or something like that. On the left going towards Naklua Market. About 1 km from nth pattaya rd Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    PADI Open Water Dive Course...

    Come to Koh Kood. We can provide simple clean accommodation and your for certificate all in the beautiful clean water of Koh Kood. Wreck dive to HMTS Chang while you are there. Diving by German and accommodation by Aistralian/Thai couple. PM me if you like. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. They say they are paying on the 15th of the month. I missed sending bank details so am waiting till next month. Booking is January. Thanks for the advice. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Coffee Press

    Thanks. I found some. Cheers Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Coffee Press

    Wondering if anyone has seen a coffee press for sale in Pattaya. I know they have in Lazada but prefer a shop as want in a hurry. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Such a dumb answer not worth a reply Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Hi. Am new to booking.com but received a booking last week where the guest paid to booking.com. I rang booking.com and they said they would just send payment to my bank. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. No I am saying you are living in the 20th century still. Soon you can carry as much cash as you like but you may not be able to spend it on a hotel. The "idiot hotel owners" that you mention will just get sick of people like you abusing the system and change all their listings to prepayment only and you can walk the streets looking for a hotel that will take cash. Easier for them as it saves going to the bank, carrying change, storing cash. Booking without prepayment is a service that hotels offer you but if people abuse it market forces will just dictate that it be taken away. A bit like taking a toy from a naughty child. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. I agree but all governments want to maximize their tax base so any government which doesn't do similar is dumb. It might take a little while but will happen. Withdrawing large notes is a simple answer. Harder to carry a suitcase of $20 notes than $100's Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. I used to manage shops and every year the ratio of credit cards to cash increased to the point of being 75% credit cards mast year. As the OP said it is up to the customer. If it is easier for the customer to just tap their card or phone on the machine and walk away the businesses that don't offer the facilities will lose customers. I personally only use tapping my credit card and don't use cash. If I need to pay in cash I will go elsewhere. Have to use cash in Thailand. As taxation offices become more efficient with computers they will go harder on businesses that avoid tax by doing cash transactions . I know in Australia they are talking about withdrawing large denomination notes because they are mainly used for black money. I'm pretty sure I heard the same is happening elsewhere. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. I went back to Australia recently and very few people carry cash. I know Thailand is a bit behind but it will slowly catch up. Everything will be done by credit card. It is just so much more efficient and secure for banks, businesses and customers. Apart from that, the hotel owner is only trying to make a living and probably is in the business because they think they can provide you with a nice experience when you come for your holiday. Saying the hotel owners are idiots and sabotaging their business because you aren't organized enough, or considerate enough to cancel your booking before the cancellation period expires, is just bad behaviour. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Successful Bar owners

    I used to have a shop. Customers would ask how business was? I used to say " My children are starving. I am going to need to live in my car. Would all be better if you bought something " I have never known anyone to say" Yes. Business is great. I'm making millions". People would say to drop my prices because I am greedy. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. It is not really a trick. With booking.com you pay commission and usually charge a bargain rate. With a private booking from a website or a walk in you can charge more. The hotel operator has to decide what is best for the business- List more rooms on booking.com or keep some for walk ins and private bookings. It is similar in most businesses. Is it better to list your stock on Lazada and Ebay or keep it to sell in your shop? Online you get less due to commission and postage but for a walk in you need to pay staff to wait around. Sent from my SM-G900I using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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