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I picked up the latest issue of the Express and the Gazette yesterday. I noticed the Gazette has increased the price from 20 baht to 25 baht. Why such an increase ? Is it the Thai logic kicking in. Less people buying the paper so increase the price ? There was no reason given inside the paper either which you would have expected. I know it is only 5 baht but I am sure it will stop some people from buying it on a regular basis. Express still 20 baht though ;)

Times are indeed hard it seems :o

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When was the last increase?............can hardly go to 21.5 Baht....

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maybe they've reached their distribution goals and the advertisers all feel like they are getting their moneys worth.

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I'm sorry but complaining about a FIVE BAHT increase is one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum in over 4 years. Big deal if it is a 25% increase. 25% of practically nothing is, well, one fourth of practically nothing. At least now there is some use for all those coins all of us end up with.

Speaking of, maybe the shops could have one of those "take a penny, leave a penny" bowls by the cashier. That way, the people here on a fixed pension can use 5 baht from it to pay for the newspaper increase.

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I'm sorry but complaining about a FIVE BAHT increase is one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum in over 4 years. Big deal if it is a 25% increase. 25% of practically nothing is, well, one fourth of practically nothing. At least now there is some use for all those coins all of us end up with.

Speaking of, maybe the shops could have one of those "take a penny, leave a penny" bowls by the cashier. That way, the people here on a fixed pension can use 5 baht from it to pay for the newspaper increase.

Or just go to a bar...during happy hour of course...and read it there. Simple.

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I'm sorry but complaining about a FIVE BAHT increase is one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum in over 4 years. Big deal if it is a 25% increase. 25% of practically nothing is, well, one fourth of practically nothing. At least now there is some use for all those coins all of us end up with.

Speaking of, maybe the shops could have one of those "take a penny, leave a penny" bowls by the cashier. That way, the people here on a fixed pension can use 5 baht from it to pay for the newspaper increase.

ha! talk about crazy ideas. that would be more like a tip for the cashiers and there would never be a dam_n thing in the bowl. ever. unless of course it was a satang. the shops don't ever mind paying out satang but look at you like you're a martian if you try and pay with one.

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yes i have noticed that seems to be thai style. everyone is skint due to currency issues and the thais are putting their prices up.

I know one business which separated and became rivals. thats 2 business selling the same thing exept one of them put their prices up and now is empty. Harly suprising and the other shop is full.

As for the gazzete It is better than the express but it is not up to Phuket standard and other main city local paper standards and they are abpout 20 to 25 baht but they are full of local news.

Maybe with gas going up so is the cost of paper and everything from eggs to plane tickets.

are great another excuss for BBK airways tyop up their prices

also did u read that 10 and a half things about bangkok airways airport in samui. it was an interview with Bangkok airways.

They make me laugh. there ecuss for charging for parking is to get ride of taxi touts. so basically it is alright for BBK airways to rip us off but not for anyone else.

they seemed to want to branch out their manoloply. Also the taxis are still there they just block the loading bay. pathetic.

As for the other things i can't remeber all i can remeber is that we pay the bill for all the fancy airport lounges in thailand and as for cutting their prices in half for sonkhran exept samui airport is just a disgrace bt i would complain but who is going to listen and do something. maybe a facebook account for antie BBK airways

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koheetsi if complaining about 5 baht increase is the craziest thing you have read then I suggest you read a bit more especially TV. If you actually read and understood the context of my posting you might have caught the jist of it. Most publications when raising the price at least have the decency to inform their readers as to why they have done so. The cost of printing, the price of paper, inflation etc along with an apology for having to do so. To just put the price up without a by your leave is a smack in the face for its readers.

My friend was looking to advertise with one of them. He has now chosen the other as in his thinking if somebody goes into the 7/11 and their are 2 papers which are basically the same there and one is 20 baht and the other is 25 he says more people are going to go for the 20 baht paper. So a shitty 5 baht increase to you has cost them a long time advertiser. Just how many more will think like him ?

The post wasn't about the 5 baht but it is a raise of 25% of the cost of the paper and no word of apology or reason.

I actually much prefer the Gazette but they in my opinion have not handled the rise very well.

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koheetsi if complaining about 5 baht increase is the craziest thing you have read then I suggest you read a bit more especially TV.

No offense, but that isn't what I wrote at all. I said it was "one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum".

If you actually read and understood the context of my posting you might have caught the jist of it. Most publications when raising the price at least have the decency to inform their readers as to why they have done so. The cost of printing, the price of paper, inflation etc along with an apology for having to do so. To just put the price up without a by your leave is a smack in the face for its readers.

So they didn't inform their dear readers of the increase. Most of the things on this island that might be considered a "smack in the face" where we are from. There are a hundred things to get upset about before worrying about not being informed about 5 freakin' baht

My friend was looking to advertise with one of them. He has now chosen the other as in his thinking if somebody goes into the 7/11 and their are 2 papers which are basically the same there and one is 20 baht and the other is 25 he says more people are going to go for the 20 baht paper. So a shitty 5 baht increase to you has cost them a long time advertiser. Just how many more will think like him ?

The post wasn't about the 5 baht but it is a raise of 25% of the cost of the paper and no word of apology or reason.

I actually much prefer the Gazette but they in my opinion have not handled the rise very well.

It depends on what your friend is advertising. If his target is more upmarket then the 25 baht paper would be the choice as people trying to save five baht are not upmarket. If he is trying to sell something to people who are price sensitive (to the point they count their satang) then the cheaper 20 baht paper might be a better choice.

Dunc, nothing personal, just this 5 baht thing is silly. :)

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yes i have noticed that seems to be thai style. everyone is skint due to currency issues and the thais are putting their prices up.

I know one business which separated and became rivals. thats 2 business selling the same thing exept one of them put their prices up and now is empty. Harly suprising and the other shop is full.

As for the gazzete It is better than the express but it is not up to Phuket standard and other main city local paper standards and they are abpout 20 to 25 baht but they are full of local news.

Maybe with gas going up so is the cost of paper and everything from eggs to plane tickets.

are great another excuss for BBK airways tyop up their prices

also did u read that 10 and a half things about bangkok airways airport in samui. it was an interview with Bangkok airways.

They make me laugh. there ecuss for charging for parking is to get ride of taxi touts. so basically it is alright for BBK airways to rip us off but not for anyone else.

they seemed to want to branch out their manoloply. Also the taxis are still there they just block the loading bay. pathetic.

As for the other things i can't remeber all i can remeber is that we pay the bill for all the fancy airport lounges in thailand and as for cutting their prices in half for sonkhran exept samui airport is just a disgrace bt i would complain but who is going to listen and do something. maybe a facebook account for antie BBK airways

I am looking for a job as an English teacher if that heps :o

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7 out of 10 for spelling and not checking your work English teacher, sloppy. :rolleyes:

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yes i have noticed that seems to be thai style. everyone is skint due to currency issues and the thais are putting their prices up.

I know one business which separated and became rivals. thats 2 business selling the same thing exept one of them put their prices up and now is empty. Harly suprising and the other shop is full.

As for the gazzete It is better than the express but it is not up to Phuket standard and other main city local paper standards and they are abpout 20 to 25 baht but they are full of local news.

Maybe with gas going up so is the cost of paper and everything from eggs to plane tickets.

are great another excuss for BBK airways tyop up their prices

also did u read that 10 and a half things about bangkok airways airport in samui. it was an interview with Bangkok airways.

They make me laugh. there ecuss for charging for parking is to get ride of taxi touts. so basically it is alright for BBK airways to rip us off but not for anyone else.

they seemed to want to branch out their manoloply. Also the taxis are still there they just block the loading bay. pathetic.

As for the other things i can't remeber all i can remeber is that we pay the bill for all the fancy airport lounges in thailand and as for cutting their prices in half for sonkhran exept samui airport is just a disgrace bt i would complain but who is going to listen and do something. maybe a facebook account for antie BBK airways

Big C, in your unremitting desire to trash BKK Airways at every opportunity I note that you make no mention of the massive amount of help and donations which came from this Airline and its partners to help the flood victims in Samui. But there again I suppose you blamed them for the bad weather!

(Have a go at reading the article in the Samui Express).

It also looks as though you might have missed an opportunity to distribute all your unsold "I hate BKK Air T shirts" to needy victims! Or perhaps, despite all the bluster and hot air you never got round to actually doing anything. :D (Be interesting to see if you actually do anything on facebook as well) :whistling: :whistling:

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I'm sorry but complaining about a FIVE BAHT increase is one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum in over 4 years. Big deal if it is a 25% increase. 25% of practically nothing is, well, one fourth of practically nothing. At least now there is some use for all those coins all of us end up with.

Speaking of, maybe the shops could have one of those "take a penny, leave a penny" bowls by the cashier. That way, the people here on a fixed pension can use 5 baht from it to pay for the newspaper increase.

Or just go to a bar...during happy hour of course...and read it there. Simple.

Or simply not bother with it because its a really crap newspaper. Alternatively read something well written online that tends to get its facts right. :D

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I'm sorry but complaining about a FIVE BAHT increase is one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this crazy forum in over 4 years. Big deal if it is a 25% increase. 25% of practically nothing is, well, one fourth of practically nothing. At least now there is some use for all those coins all of us end up with.

Speaking of, maybe the shops could have one of those "take a penny, leave a penny" bowls by the cashier. That way, the people here on a fixed pension can use 5 baht from it to pay for the newspaper increase.

Or just go to a bar...during happy hour of course...and read it there. Simple.

Or simply not bother with it because its a really crap newspaper. Alternatively read something well written online that tends to get its facts right. :D

Quite right. As an aside I recently discovered the sun has a photo gallery too! :w00t:

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yes i have noticed that seems to be thai style. everyone is skint due to currency issues and the thais are putting their prices up.

I know one business which separated and became rivals. thats 2 business selling the same thing exept one of them put their prices up and now is empty. Harly suprising and the other shop is full.

As for the gazzete It is better than the express but it is not up to Phuket standard and other main city local paper standards and they are abpout 20 to 25 baht but they are full of local news.

Maybe with gas going up so is the cost of paper and everything from eggs to plane tickets.

are great another excuss for BBK airways tyop up their prices

also did u read that 10 and a half things about bangkok airways airport in samui. it was an interview with Bangkok airways.

They make me laugh. there ecuss for charging for parking is to get ride of taxi touts. so basically it is alright for BBK airways to rip us off but not for anyone else.

they seemed to want to branch out their manoloply. Also the taxis are still there they just block the loading bay. pathetic.

As for the other things i can't remeber all i can remeber is that we pay the bill for all the fancy airport lounges in thailand and as for cutting their prices in half for sonkhran exept samui airport is just a disgrace bt i would complain but who is going to listen and do something. maybe a facebook account for antie BBK airways

Big C, in your unremitting desire to trash BKK Airways at every opportunity I note that you make no mention of the massive amount of help and donations which came from this Airline and its partners to help the flood victims in Samui. But there again I suppose you blamed them for the bad weather!

(Have a go at reading the article in the Samui Express).

It also looks as though you might have missed an opportunity to distribute all your unsold "I hate BKK Air T shirts" to needy victims! Or perhaps, despite all the bluster and hot air you never got round to actually doing anything. :D (Be interesting to see if you actually do anything on facebook as well) :whistling: :whistling:

so many people missed my point about bangkok airways. yes they did not make the weather

but how ever if their runway was flooded then at the risk of sounding like a pararot! who built their airport question is them.

they did not build it with enough drainage.

so whos fault is the bad weather. the customers. they have enough money to put people in to hotels. the customer cares stinks and when ever u walk past a nice bbk airways depature lounge anywhere in thailand. u can be happy to know that if u live in samui that u paid for that.

as for the 25 baht paper.

i have read newspapers in for exampe phuket which are 25 baht but they are ram packed with more paper and more information.

i am sorry but i agree with the op. The price in crease does not exceed the quality

as for my spelling i don't give a what sit :D

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