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Taxi drivers the world over are a pain in the Ass. I try to avoid if I can overcome the hassles.

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Just use Uber  Let the filthy trucks go out of business.

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19 hours ago, Daryle said:

Taxi drivers the world over are a pain in the Ass. I try to avoid if I can overcome the hassles.

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Never had a bad taxi driver in Singapore in the last 20 years, can't remember one in Switzerland either.

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19 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

Never had a bad taxi driver in Singapore in the last 20 years, can't remember one in Switzerland either.

 

... or in Japan. There, the drivers even open and close the doors for you!

 

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 10:03 PM, kenk24 said:

I thought the fare was set only if they were on their route - - and I never know what route they are on until I ask and ask the price as well... I don't live in CM but would not really call myself a tourist there - I am in CM about once a month... with all these differences of opinion that I read about here, it seems it only makes sense to ask the price... 

There are no routes in C M for the red ones. The price is supposed to be set for the local area, but many want more.

When they ask some extortionate price I usually laugh at them and walk away. I'd better stop that though, or I'm going to get a beating one day.

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9 hours ago, Dante99 said:

Never had a bad taxi driver in Singapore in the last 20 years, can't remember one in Switzerland either.

 

9 hours ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

... or in Japan. There, the drivers even open and close the doors for you!

 

And they usually get more than 20 baht for a fare, I would assume.  They likely get tips larger than 20 baht... It always surprises me that people can complain about a 20 or 30 baht fare. 

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52 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

There are no routes in C M for the red ones. The price is supposed to be set for the local area, but many want more.

When they ask some extortionate price I usually laugh at them and walk away. I'd better stop that though, or I'm going to get a beating one day.

I would be curious what you might consider extortionate pricing... an extra 20 baht? As you have said before, you like to walk rather than pay 20 baht... so, there you have it... walking is free. There are very few places in the world with such inexpensive public transportation... don't forget the depreciation on your walking shoes... and the calories you burn need to be replaced, etc etc.. 

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Just now, kenk24 said:

I would be curious what you might consider extortionate pricing... an extra 20 baht? As you have said before, you like to walk rather than pay 20 baht... so, there you have it... walking is free. There are very few places in the world with such inexpensive public transportation... don't forget the depreciation on your walking shoes... and the calories you burn need to be replaced, etc etc.. 

100 baht for a 20/ 30 baht distance. I stopped 8 red songtheaws once and all wanted that. I ended up going to somewhere close enough to my destination to be able to walk from there.

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Did you try standing on the opposite side of the road?  If they are heading in the opposite direction to where you want to go they are not likely to want to turn around on that road... as it's so busy and congested.

 

The price is 30 Baht now... it's the new fixed price to anywhere within the city moat area and the area just outside.... you can get 20 baht if there are more than one of you.

 

I use them several times a week and have been doing so for 10 years and so far very few problems.... main problem times are if there is rush hour(s) traffic and they know there is going to be massive congestion where I want them to go... so I can understand that... just for 30 baht its not worth their time.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

There are no routes in C M for the red ones. The price is supposed to be set for the local area, but many want more.

When they ask some extortionate price I usually laugh at them and walk away. I'd better stop that though, or I'm going to get a beating one day.

It is, by law. Use to be 20 baht but they approved an increase to 30 in April. That's for any trip WITHIN Mueang in a Rotdeng (red songteaw). Anywhere outside is negotiable, but if you're traveling far you should be using a fixed route Songteaw not the red ones to begin with. Alt is Uber or Grab, I use Grab Taxi to get out to Promenada and back, zero hassles and cheaper than a tuktuk or Songteaw quote. 

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12 hours ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

... or in Japan. There, the drivers even open and close the doors for you!

 

 

3 hours ago, kenk24 said:

 

And they usually get more than 20 baht for a fare, I would assume.  They likely get tips larger than 20 baht... It always surprises me that people can complain about a 20 or 30 baht fare. 

 

No tipping of cab drivers in Japan what so ever. It just isn't done. In fact, tipping isn't done in Japan at all except in the most expensive restaurants.

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18 hours ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

... or in Japan. There, the drivers even open and close the doors for you!

 

I think the doors are motorized in Japan. :ph34r:

 

That said, it's fair to hold out for forward-facing seats and seatbelts for that price.

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4 hours ago, Ruffian Dick said:

I think the doors are motorized in Japan. :ph34r:

 

 

No. The are manually operated. No motors involved.

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In the mid eighties some of the taxis in Singapore had a mechanical lever that the drivers used to shut  doors.  Nearly broke my wrist once as he pulled the lever.....gave me a hell of a surprise.

 

Taxi drivers in Dubai are also very good. I was working in the Middle East and one driver remembered me from over a  year previous.  Amazing memory

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