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Support Messages From Visitors Helping My Recovery

The last time I did anything on this Retiring In Thailand website was the last Post

Why I Can’t Retire To Thailand – Looks Like My Dream Fell Through Post and that was four months ago on 15 February, 2013!

 174 Email Messages In My Inbox To Get Through

Since then I have not even bothered to check my RetiringInThailand.net email account until yesterday. I did that because I am just about to buy my air ticket for my trip to Thailand next Christmas and I had used my RetiringInThailand.net email address when registering for Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Membership and I had a log-in problem.

So I was sent them a message and looked in my RetiringInThailand.net email account and saw all these messages sent from the contact Us Form on the website.

Image showing 174 Messages from the Contact Us Form
174 Messages from the Contact Us Form

Looking through them I was amazed at the level of support there was.

Many were from people who had experienced the same doubts that I have. Some were from people who knew why I felt like I did.

I was blown away.

Proper Conduct, Please – My Apology

Now I know it’s my website, my blog, and I don’t have to write on it or update it if I don’t feel like it.

But what I shouldn’t do is to invite people to post comments on the site, or to sent me messages through the Contact Form and then just ignore them.

That’s not the proper way to treat people and I can understand people who have sent me a message or a question feeling let down.

To those people I offer my apology.

In future I will check the inbox frequently and reply to messages. Meanwhile I still have those 174 messages to read and respond to.

Some Messages from Website Visitors about Retiring in Thailand

Some of the messages from the Contact Us Form are personal, others are questions and some are visitors explaining their thoughts and experiences on retiring in Thailand.

Some of these thoughts and experiences on retiring in Thailand are very interesting and I’m sure that other visitors would like to read them and perhaps respond to them.

So with the writers permission i’m going to start to post them here on the website for all to see. I’ll be adding my own notes where I can but obviously since these people are already retired to Thailand it is their comments that will be most interesting.

 

 

Collected The Toyota Pickup Yesterday

Just a quick update on buying a car in Thailand.

If you have read an earlier post on this Retiring In Thailand website where I describe how I went about buying a car in Thailand, you will know that we settled on a brand new Toyota Pickup (Toyota Hilux 4WD 2.5 D-4D HL2 Single Cab 2dr) for 550,000 Bhat. That included road tax and one years free insurance.

Well on that day almost a month to the day my wife paid a deposit of 100,000 Baht for the pickup to the Bangkok car dealer, due to be available for collection on the 15th March.

When she called them near to the time to ask about collection they confirmed that yes, the car (pickup) would be ready on the 15th. And so it was. But.

There’s always a but! For some unexplained reason she didn’t go to pick up the car until yesterday, 16th March. When I called her later on the 16th she had taken the pickup home and complained about some problems with the windows and keys!

When I here the word ‘problem’ coming out of Thailand my wallet gives a twitch and snuggles down deeper inside my pocket. ‘Problems’ always need money to sort them out…

Anyway, as she explained, the pickup when she collected it was provided with manual windows (wind up – wind down by hand0 and you had to lock each door with the key. Now when she was talking about locking doors, keys and problems, my first thought was that she had locked the keys inside the pickup.

No, it seems she asked the car dealer to change the windows to electric operation and the door locking to central locking, radio controlled type.

She said all that was done for ‘only 6,900 Baht.

The other thing she mentioned was that it was ‘a lovely colour’.

Explaining this to a friend later I made the comment that I didn’t understand why she hadn’t spotted those things when she first inspected the cars on sale in Bankok paid the deposit. His reply:- “Because she’s a women. She was probably more interested in the colour”. Well I did then tell him that her delight about the colour was one of the things she liked best about the pickup!

Anyway, seems she took possession of the car without too much hassle. I was worried how she was going to pay for the car – I didn’t think the idea of carrying and handing over 450,000 Baht in cash was very safe and asked her to get a debit card form her bank and pay using that. I still have to check with her what she dis in the end. Also she is taking some photo’s today of the car and I’ll post them and some information about the dealers address etc as soon as she emails them through to me.

So that’s a brief update on buying a car in Thailand.

Of course, it’s only about a Thai national buying a car in Bankok, Thailand, not how a farang can buy a car in Thailand.

For more information on why we decided to buy a brand new car in Thailand rather than a second-hand car please read the previous post on buying a car in Thailand.

New! Just Added – Complete Car Information And Photos

Today (18 March 2010) I have just created a new page on the website giving all the details of the Toyota Hilux Viga pickup we bought in Bangkok, Thailand.

There is a mass of information on that web page including a breakdown of the cost for the car itself and the extras, a full list of what was included in the price, the name and address of the car dealer and a few photographs.

This detailed information will be invaluable for anyone thinking about buying a car in Thailand.

What Kind Of Person Can Benefit From The Retiring In Thailand Website?

Every person has his own individual rationale for going to Thailand. A youthful backpacker on the lookout for adventure, a bachelor in search of a way to earn some cash.
Alternatively perhaps you are someone looking for adventure, a friendless divorcee yearning for a different pal, a retiring senior needing to let everything go and get pleasure from the rest of his life.
No matter what your incentive for moving to Thailand, this is one certainty . . you’ve arrived at the best place to find wonderful guidelines and thoughts for satisfactory retirement to Thailand.
Travelling to Thailand for a more extensive time prior to being retired in Thailand is an excellent way to ascertain whether this is the Heaven for you. A few people come to Thailand for many weeks to 12 months to discover if it’s a good idea to retire to Thailand and discover the part of Thailand they want to live in.

Every person has his own individual rationale for going to Thailand. A youthful backpacker on the lookout for adventure, a bachelor in search of a way to earn some cash.

Alternatively perhaps you are someone looking for adventure, a friendless divorcee yearning for a different pal, a retiring senior needing to let everything go and get pleasure from the rest of his life.

No matter what your incentive for moving to Thailand, this is one certainty . . . you’ve arrived at the best place to find wonderful guidelines and thoughts for satisfactory retirement to Thailand.

Travelling to Thailand for a more extensive time prior to being retired in Thailand is an excellent way to ascertain whether this is the Heaven for you. A few people come to Thailand for many weeks to 12 months to discover if it’s a good idea to retire to Thailand and discover the part of Thailand they want to live in.

All The Information About Retiring In Thailand

A I prepare for my retirement to Thailand, find some land, design and build a retirement house in Thailand, I will be recording every step of the way on the website.

You can learn from everything I did, whether it was right or wrong! If I made a mistake you could learn from it and possibly avoid some necessary expenses.

So come back often, join the announcement list and leave some comments on the website.

Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you again.

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