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Is 'dual pricing' on the increase

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Who cares,, get used to it ,I always get my GF to ask a price first,, Thai & Farang,If different no matter what it is for , we say Thank you and Go shopping elsewhere thumbsup.gif

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I was disgusted when I found out KFC have dual pricing for Thai/Falang on thier home delivery service here.

I have not and shall not ever eat there again.

Not that i ever have a delivery from them, but is that true? How do you know? Is it printed somewhere?

rumor monger ? inquiring minds need to know .

Rumor monger? It just seems strange for a big company like that, so just interested in how he knows. :)

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I was disgusted when I found out KFC have dual pricing for Thai/Falang on thier home delivery service here.

I have not and shall not ever eat there again.

All the wonderful food here and you eat KFC? I met a pommie bloke once in a restaurant here that ordered egg and chips - said it tasted just like home. Strange fruit indeed.

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Topic done to death....never going to

Change, accept it or leave!

'accept it or leave!' - all things considered if you said that in your home country you would rightly be called a a rascist.

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Nothing you can do about it, if you think they are charging you more walk away, their loss at the end of the day

I don't even bother saying anything if I think I am being dual charged, just walk off, I remember a incident years ago where a brush salesman came outside my house whilst I was in the garden, I asked him how much for a brush, he said 100 Baht, (30-40 in the Shopping Mall) I didn't say a word to him and walked in the house, when I came out 10 minutes later he was still stood there laugh.png

There are things I have seen on the markets that I would like to buy but never do, I really can't be bothered with all the haggling, I just shop at places where the price is clearly shown

As for hairdressers the one I go to charges me the price shown in Thai on the list,

I really don't class it as racism, Thais try to rip each other off as much as they do Farangs

I agree with you - it is most certainly NOT racialism, it is simple grees. Unfortunately it is common not only in Thailand, but in most other tourists centres. Take Manhattan main Stree - 6th Ave.- with all the tourists stores, where the prices are 3 to 4 fold of the normal prices. Here in Thailand, each Farang is considered a tourist and hence the

situation, which looks like racism.

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A few comments;

1)I've been coming to Thailand for 25+ years and I always remember dual pricing, especially at tourist attractions. I always felt it was a fair policy, giving the locals with lower incomes access to such things.

2) My wife has made a bit of a game of it. Our children, raised in the US and not Thai speakers, still qualify for the discount after a bit of persuasion from the wife. And that courtesy increasingly applies to other "step children". Our daughter recently visited along with 3 of her school friends, who all became my wife's "children" at ticket booths, despite one having bleach blonde hair and a Southern Belle accent!

3) My wife was extremely offended when during a recent dentist visit, cleaning her Thai teeth cost more than my farang teeth (mine had less plaque). She vowed never to return to this particular dentist due to the "reverse discrimination" as she saw it.

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Nothing you can do about it, if you think they are charging you more walk away, their loss at the end of the day

I don't even bother saying anything if I think I am being dual charged, just walk off, I remember a incident years ago where a brush salesman came outside my house whilst I was in the garden, I asked him how much for a brush, he said 100 Baht, (30-40 in the Shopping Mall) I didn't say a word to him and walked in the house, when I came out 10 minutes later he was still stood there laugh.png

There are things I have seen on the markets that I would like to buy but never do, I really can't be bothered with all the haggling, I just shop at places where the price is clearly shown

As for hairdressers the one I go to charges me the price shown in Thai on the list,

I really don't class it as racism, Thais try to rip each other off as much as they do Farangs

I agree with you - it is most certainly NOT racialism, it is simple grees. Unfortunately it is common not only in Thailand, but in most other tourists centres. Take Manhattan main Stree - 6th Ave.- with all the tourists stores, where the prices are 3 to 4 fold of the normal prices. Here in Thailand, each Farang is considered a tourist and hence the

situation, which looks like racism.

Agree with you, its not racism ! Its trying to earn more money as they can, from tourism... Its all over Europe, i got stung 15 euros for a shot of espresso in Rome, tourist price !! Visited a food stall in Egypt, alone, then with a friend, paid less than half the second visit.. Life as tourist.. A mate was conned in London as well......

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I came here 15 years ago... At that time there was only one price for all..I saw everything going for the month...

Over the years it has crept in. In answer to KOREBZIEHER, It has never ceased.

Also, Thais do not use their brains (if any) when the farang walks out they have lost money and they do not get the repeat customer.

Not the farang, we just go on our way until we find a more suitable establishment...coffee1.gif

It wasn't one price for all even 15 years ago I know but it wasn't as blatant as it is today

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I also believe the previous use of a Thai driving licence by foreigners to get Thai price at attractions and parks is being curtailed.

So yes it would be on the increase.

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Stupid reply...racist??? If you

Are fortunate to have 10X the

Income in retirement that the locals

Are making working 6 days a week

Why complain if you pay 10-15%

More for something....Stop being

So freaken cheap!!

If he wasn't cheap he won't be here.

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