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Any recommended purchases from Thailand?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jonathan, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. jonathan

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    The wife's off to sunny Bangkok in a couple of weeks & I was wondering what cheap purchases could be made while out there with the possibility of reselling to help finance her trip. Silks are supposed to be very cheap so I thought that she might invest in some ties to sell back here as she could obviously bring back a fair quantity without them being too cumbersome. Any other ideas? I also thought about a digital camera & camcorder (to keep) but am not sure about compatibility issues with good old Blighty. Any ideas/advice gratefully received. :thumbsup:
    Thanks in anticipation.
     
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    Electronics aren't really cheap in Thailand and you would need to know what exactly you want to make a comparision. Thailand uses 220V and PAL, so compability would not be an issue. Insist on an international warranty card (which may increase the price a bit) and receipt. Paying cash gives you better discounts than using a credit card.
    If you can't drive the price further down during bargaining ask for some accessories thrown in (bag, lens cleaner, cleaning tapes etc.) rather than more discount.

    Otherwise clothes are cheap, though if you bring them back in quantities for re-sale you may run into trouble with customs. Even you don't it's probably illegal and we wouldn't want to advise you on how to break the law.
     
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    A thai girl?

    I hear there very cheap :D
     
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    Yeah- bring us all one back!

    $5 love you long time! :laugh:
     
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    sucky sucky 5 dollar :rotfl:
     
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    "Electronics aren't really cheap in Thailand and you would need to know what exactly you want to make a comparision. Thailand uses 220V and PAL, so compability would not be an issue. Insist on an international warranty card (which may increase the price a bit) and receipt. Paying cash gives you better discounts than using a credit card.
    If you can't drive the price further down during bargaining ask for some accessories thrown in (bag, lens cleaner, cleaning tapes etc.) rather than more discount.

    Otherwise clothes are cheap, though if you bring them back in quantities for re-sale you may run into trouble with customs. Even you don't it's probably illegal and we wouldn't want to advise you on how to break the law."


    ......As long as anything brought back is within customs limits, what would be illegal about reselling? We had thought about clothes, especially silk goods. Not having travelled outside the EU for yonks, any idea on the current custom limit in pounds sterling outside the EU?
    Thanks
     
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    Fake Rolex watches are available there pretty cheaply.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    "Custom limits" are for private use only. Reselling would cause the goods to be qualified as commercial items, thus you would be required to declare them and you would have to pay import duty/taxes on them. Not doing the same would be illegal.
     

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