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Once Bitten    45

While wondering around the Mall ,  It amazes me how some shops can manage to stay open , shops like opticians all ways seem to be empty ,  the high end clothes shops seem to have permanent Sale / 50% off signs plastered in their windows and still very few apparent customers in side , the large glass fronted bedding and furniture shops look over staffed but still there seems a constant lack of customers . Walking thought the open sales area containing vast amounts of branded beauty products / handbags / shoes / watches / clothing , again I never actually see any one purchasing any thing there ,


Some gold shops seem to have customers , some times , but some other jewelry shops look permanently empty , wander around the white electrical goods / computers / TV / open area and its an endless sea of sales staff dressed in black and very few customers , the list goes on and on of shops who never seem to have any customers .

 

You have to wonder how these apparent constantly empty shops and sales areas survive in the Mall , taking into consideration the no doubt high rent and over heads and even more so now Terminal 21 is  open .  So what am I missing ? :shock1:

 

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meatboy    3,721

the op should go and find the secret nocking shop where all the farangs HANG OUT.:shock1:

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kaorop    1,024

Many years ago wandering around the Klom thom area, I found a whole block of watch wholesalers/sellers, each shop was maybe 2 metres wide and 3 or 4 deep, must have been a few hundred shops in the block, ALL selling the same stuff.

I pondered for a long time, and as I could not understand how any could make money,  just went to cowboy and got one. ha5!

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kaorop    1,024
24 minutes ago, Once Bitten said:

 


So there must some sort of magical secret Thai business know how , some sort of un wavering business belief that no matter what sort of venture you commit your self to opening, even if its obviously not going to succeed , you just keep paying the rent and blindly carry one. Or am I missing some thing ?

Actually I think this is why/how the "mafia" loan sharks thrive so extremely well here.

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meatboy    3,721
9 hours ago, SpokaneAl said:

 


I wonder the same thing. All those high end stores that are empty of customers, and now Terminal 21 is open and another mall is coming as well. I also wonder how the local Home Pro stays open with expensive stuff that no one seems to buy and whenever we visit it is virtually empty. A new Macro also just opened and it is also pretty empty, although I must admit that I appreciate the always easy, plentiful parking.

I guess I am just not smart enough to understand the Thai version of basic economics.


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we have the same by us,4yrs.ago they built 2rows of shop houses near the rail track,they are half empty.

2yrs.ago they built the same the other side of the track,its been a yr.since and not ONE taken.

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sinbin    460
6 hours ago, kaorop said:

Many years ago wandering around the Klom thom area, I found a whole block of watch wholesalers/sellers, each shop was maybe 2 metres wide and 3 or 4 deep, must have been a few hundred shops in the block, ALL selling the same stuff.

 

  'Monkey see, monkey do' .

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