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8 hours ago, grumpyoldman said:

Lady on the far right seems to think it's quite hysterical.

 

FORE !

It seems that her left hand is trying to lift her skirt for the picture...:shock1:

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While it is not good business practice to just up fees without any consultation, feedback, and member management, one should really ask whether 70k in 2017 is a reasonable or unreasonable annual subscription for this club, in comparison with others of similar stature. Similarly with the transfer hike, which falls into the same bad business practice model.

 

Another question to ask, is why management are not being seen to be transparent with the members ? - that is worrying, and could point to bad fiscal control at best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'd get revenge (and value for my money) by taking 3x number of shots to complete every round. :coffee1:

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5 hours ago, Sphere said:

I'd get revenge (and value for my money) by taking 3x number of shots to complete every round. :coffee1:

Been practising?

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Are there any advantages to the club if the membership left en masse.  Could they be free to develop the real estate as the please ?

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On ‎15‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 2:12 PM, ChrisY1 said:

Easy fix....don't play there any longer....numbers are obviously down, so raise the fees..normal Thai business procedure!

 

The Chinese don't play golf. 

 

I have said before, we can expect price rises, and a decrease in choice and availability here, across all goods and services, as the majority of tourists to Phuket are now Chinese, and as the western expat numbers dwindle.

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30 minutes ago, Soupdragon said:

Are there any advantages to the club if the membership left en masse.  Could they be free to develop the real estate as the please ?

 

I gave this a thought as well.

 

Raise the fees through the roof, so much so that new members are not attracted, and existing members leave.  The Club goes broke.  The land is then sold off to developers for condo's / houses / hotels / resort etc. 

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On 15/3/2560 at 11:16 AM, robblok said:

Then let them raise it with the cost of inflation and a bit extra.. I doubt that is 300%

Why do you care what they do. Its a golf course; not a apartment of housing complex.

If they don't want to pay; they can go somewhere else. Many courses in Thailand.

Private business, they can do what they want. If half the members don't sign up again.

They are still doing OK.

And maybe the group that are in the picture are trouble makes and they don't want them as members.

They look like cheap Charlies. Maybe don't even tip the caddy girls.

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25 minutes ago, Blindedbythelight said:

Why do you care what they do. Its a golf course; not a apartment of housing complex.

If they don't want to pay; they can go somewhere else. Many courses in Thailand.

Private business, they can do what they want. If half the members don't sign up again.

They are still doing OK.

And maybe the group that are in the picture are trouble makes and they don't want them as members.

They look like cheap Charlies. Maybe don't even tip the caddy girls.

I just dislike unfair business practices, otherwise I don't particularly care. 

 

You are partly right they can go somewhere else.. but they have bought a membership under certain conditions.. and paid a lump sum that is now valued a lot less because of those increases.  To me its a thuggish way of doing business. Letting someone pay al lot of money to become a member and then all of a sudden raise membership fees with 300%.  I would have had a different opinion if there was no high entrance fee, that is what makes moving hard. 

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7 minutes ago, robblok said:

I just dislike unfair business practices, otherwise I don't particularly care. 

 

You are partly right they can go somewhere else.. but they have bought a membership under certain conditions.. and paid a lump sum that is now valued a lot less because of those increases.  To me its a thuggish way of doing business. Letting someone pay al lot of money to become a member and then all of a sudden raise membership fees with 300%.  I would have had a different opinion if there was no high entrance fee, that is what makes moving hard. 

Ok but 300 % of a low price is still low.

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1 minute ago, Blindedbythelight said:

Ok but 300 % of a low price is still low.

That might well be, but its not what was told them when they stepped in. These kind of rises are not normal, and should not be expected when you buy yourself in like that. 

 

Without the buying fee i would 100% agree free market and so on.  

 

Just imagine you told me you would supply me with a crate of champagne every month for 100$ if I pay up front a buy in fee for 100.000$ now the low price of the champagne is related to the buy in fee. I think that is a great deal and agree.. knowing that there will be normal price rises. Now all of a sudden you charge 300$ still cheap.. but maybe now too expensive if you take the 100.000$ buyin fee in consideration and I cant change that easy or sell this easy. Its a captive audience. 

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7 minutes ago, robblok said:

That might well be, but its not what was told them when they stepped in. These kind of rises are not normal, and should not be expected when you buy yourself in like that. 

 

Without the buying fee i would 100% agree free market and so on.  

 

Just imagine you told me you would supply me with a crate of champagne every month for 100$ if I pay up front a buy in fee for 100.000$ now the low price of the champagne is related to the buy in fee. I think that is a great deal and agree.. knowing that there will be normal price rises. Now all of a sudden you charge 300$ still cheap.. but maybe now too expensive if you take the 100.000$ buyin fee in consideration and I cant change that easy or sell this easy. Its a captive audience. 

So why go to the Police ??   Are they stealing money ?

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45 minutes ago, Blindedbythelight said:

So why go to the Police ??   Are they stealing money ?

I have no idea why they go to the police.. does not seem the right place to go to. There are other places for consumer protection that would be much better. Maybe they went there for the publicity, that is something that seems to work here to get things going. 

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