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1 hour ago, BritTim said:

Compare the rates at SuperRich and Vasu with the banks' TT rates, and I think you will change your mind. Rates for cash at the banks are terrible, but Thailand has very competitive foreign exchange operators.

EDIT: For those who dislike carrying cash, being aware of TransferWise can save a fair bit of money.

I stand corrected, seems like these endependent exchanges do indeed offer slightly better rates. BKK Bank TT rate today 31.12, SuperRich 31.28. That's about half a percent better. I'll personally still stick to TT for the flexibility and convenience.

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On 04/03/2017 at 11:47 AM, at15 said:

becoming more and more normal nowadays. anyone staying here using a lot of tourist visas/visa exempt entries should be on high alert and be prepared with a backup plan. dont accumulate a bunch of stuff in your condo/apartment, you may never see it again. 

Hard to live comfortably with no "stuff"..... But even the ones who think their visa status is safe (like myself)  might not always  be that way

 

Owing a lot of assets in thailand is like building castles on sand

 

Nobody knows what flipflopping will happen and the xenophobic rules on foreigners seem to get worse every year

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11 hours ago, speedtripler said:

Hard to live comfortably with no "stuff"..... But even the ones who think their visa status is safe (like myself)  might not always  be that way

 

Owing a lot of assets in thailand is like building castles on sand

 

Nobody knows what flipflopping will happen and the xenophobic rules on foreigners seem to get worse every year

What xenophobic rules on foreigners have gotten worse recently?

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On 4.3.2017 at 3:45 PM, Lovethailandelite said:

You only need to see the blatant posts that it's cool to be 'living here for 8 years as a Digital nomad' on Tourist visas. Are people so stupid to think immigration do not read these forums? These people seem to think it's clever to boast about it. Not for a whole lot longer IMO.

Thailand would not have any advantage of kicking the digital nomads out, they would just get less money. So why should they ban them? It's not illegal to stay in Thailand on Tourist Visas or Visa exempts for as long as you wish, even if some immigration officers seem to have a different opinion.

 

On 4.3.2017 at 4:22 PM, ajarngreg said:

You can easily tell your bank that you're heading to Lieland and you can tell them the limit you want per day.

 

             Can't be that difficult, can it? 

Not all banks do this. I have a credit card with a bank that refunds the 220THB ATM fee, but it's not possible to increase the daily withdraw limit to more than about 12k THB per day when using it outside of Europe.

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On ‎15‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 11:19 PM, eisfeld said:

I stand corrected, seems like these endependent exchanges do indeed offer slightly better rates. BKK Bank TT rate today 31.12, SuperRich 31.28. That's about half a percent better. I'll personally still stick to TT for the flexibility and convenience.

My favourite place close to where I stay when in BKK is on the corner of 7/1 Sukhumvit. Can't remember the name but rates better than banks and if I take the time to get ny money all in $100 notes I get a better rate than other denominations. I know, it doesn't make sense but that's the way it is

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12 minutes ago, retoohs said:

My favourite place close to where I stay when in BKK is on the corner of 7/1 Sukhumvit. Can't remember the name but rates better than banks and if I take the time to get ny money all in $100 notes I get a better rate than other denominations. I know, it doesn't make sense but that's the way it is

It does make sense

Nobody wants to carry a brick of $5 notes

High denominations are more sought after and hence, more valuable

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6 hours ago, retoohs said:

My favourite place close to where I stay when in BKK is on the corner of 7/1 Sukhumvit. Can't remember the name

That is Vasu. I prefer SuperRich, but Vasu runs them a close second.

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On 8.1.2018 at 3:56 PM, Briggsy said:

I tend to find that it is a passport full of Thai stamps that is the 'alert' for officers at airports rather than the computer record.

 

I will find out later this year.

I just got my eleventh Visa exempt since december 2015 (same passport, so a lot of Thai stamps), i was never asked for anything.

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On ‎04‎.‎03‎.‎2017 at 8:36 AM, Lovethailandelite said:

Might be better to base yourself in Monaco. Some nice apartments over looking the harbour there. 

Yes it can be hard to be rich but made lot better in Monaco, with all of his Money he could have the staff take care of everything :partytime2: 

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On 04/03/2017 at 4:04 PM, gdgbb said:

"...now I will go to Phnom Pehn to see if they can give me a visa and will try to re enter just to recover the staff in my Pattaya condo and the millions baht in my stock/market and bank accounts..."

 

Amazing how someone who must be so familiar with the country that he has entered so many times without a visa that he is now refused entry decided to invest "millions of baht" in the Thai stockmarket and banks in such a manner that he could not access those millions unless he was  in the country.  Almost unbelievable for such an astute investor.

 

 

I was also thinking that the OP's story is a crock for the same reasons. As someone else pointed out, if the OP is as well off as he claims to be, then a Thailand Elite visa would be an easy solution. 

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On 17/02/2018 at 6:22 PM, retoohs said:

mine is absolutely full of visa exempt and extension stamps. Never had an issue. I just line up at the Thai entry line with my Thai partner and always just pass straight through. I like to keep money in my passport for emergencies or Songkran social club donations. Haha only joking, no need to donate anything. Funny how most passengers on the planes I arrive on are dressed in shorts, t-shirts and jandels. No self respecting Thai flys without some effort to look tidy and maybe its seen as a little disrespectful in many Thais and maybe the immigration officials put up a little show of their displeasure harassing those who disrespect Thai values. After numerous checkins over the years I can honestly say the airport officials treat me always with respect. I've been to numerous immigration offices for extension and always found immigration polite and helpful and always issued a new extension for 1900baht.

Excellent and very honest post.

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On 2/17/2018 at 5:22 PM, retoohs said:

mine is absolutely full of visa exempt and extension stamps. Never had an issue. I just line up at the Thai entry line with my Thai partner and always just pass straight through. I like to keep money in my passport for emergencies or Songkran social club donations. Haha only joking, no need to donate anything. Funny how most passengers on the planes I arrive on are dressed in shorts, t-shirts and jandels. No self respecting Thai flys without some effort to look tidy and maybe its seen as a little disrespectful in many Thais and maybe the immigration officials put up a little show of their displeasure harassing those who disrespect Thai values. After numerous checkins over the years I can honestly say the airport officials treat me always with respect. I've been to numerous immigration offices for extension and always found immigration polite and helpful and always issued a new extension for 1900baht.

If the I/O gets a alert on his system that you have had to many Visa Exempts then you will be questioned, it doesn't matter if you are wearing a Gucci Suit and are dripping in Gold you will be questioned

 

The system decides if you should be questioned if it calculates you have had to many VE and the system can't see what you are wearing

 

Don't think you are exempted because you think you dress better than everyone else on the plane because you are not i'm afraid, you have probably just been lucky so far, nothing more

 

 

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5 hours ago, tingtongtourist said:

i would suggest the seriously rich high rollers are not much interested in thailand anyway

The super rich do not want to live in Thailand. However, they most certainly visit. Places like Soneva Kiri are not targeted at backpackers. Even more exclusive resorts exist in the country. Foreign royalty are frequent visitors.

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