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Re: Makro

Post by wazza » November 4, 2017, 8:42 am

Beer Lao certainly cheaper than Tops by about 5 baht per bottle...

Champignon or button mushrooms much cheaper than Tops or Tesco Lotus.

Fresh Salmon about 30 % cheaper than Tesco Lotus or Tops.

Fresh scallops are 182/kg or approx 4 baht each.

Frozen scallops in Tesco are over 300 Baht for a pkt of 12.

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Re: Makro

Post by kopkei » November 4, 2017, 8:51 am

well what i have learned after 16 years of stay , 7/eleven, tops, villa market ,foodland most expensive shops in thailand ,
and my times of missing falang food are longtime over...
so driving to a particular shop for a special need isn't there anymore...
bigc , lotus are about 20% more expensive , ngeesun is somewhere in the middle of these...only exceptions are promotions , (in any of them) , we always go makro and indeed the thalaad montong next to ,if the items do not look fresh ,what can happen in any shop , i simply do not buy them...
so we have makro as main number 1 , (opens at 6am) and sometimes bigc , as they are very near our home ,
lotus other side we never visit as i would not know any reason driving more far and pay more ?,
all this will be different according to your special preferences and needs ..enjoy your shopping ;)

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Re: Makro

Post by minimiglia » November 4, 2017, 9:13 am

I don't eat any thing mentioned.

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Re: Makro

Post by minimiglia » November 4, 2017, 9:14 am

I will never eat any meat from Makro, too iffy, Tops does excellent meat.

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Re: Makro

Post by Doodoo » November 4, 2017, 9:18 am

wazza
Large Leo in Makro 614 a case Just outside and to the left maybe 150 meters down the road it is 602 Baht a case
12 baht is better in my pocket than Makro

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Re: Makro

Post by wazza » November 4, 2017, 9:23 am

minimiglia wrote:
November 4, 2017, 3:38 am
give me an example then
I have....

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Re: Makro

Post by kopkei » November 4, 2017, 9:37 am

small example in my case , bread flower swan , tops/villamarket 54 baht :shock: ,makro 32-34 baht
buy with chinese bakery shop other side from makro with 10kg /300 baht....
ngeesun fruit juices chabaa 100% 40 baht / tops villamarket 54-58 baht ...all same products ...
sirloin i buy with thai french beef , how much in tops?
here same again , as long as you are happy and stay happy.... ;)

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Re: Makro

Post by 747man » November 4, 2017, 11:06 am

kopkei wrote:
November 4, 2017, 9:37 am
small example in my case , bread flower swan , tops/villamarket 54 baht :shock: ,makro 32-34 baht
buy with chinese bakery shop other side from makro with 10kg /300 baht....
ngeesun fruit juices chabaa 100% 40 baht / tops villamarket 54-58 baht ...all same products ...
sirloin i buy with thai french beef , how much in tops?
here same again , as long as you are happy and stay happy.... ;)
and my times of missing falang food are longtime over...Bet You miss a Nice Cold Pork Pie,Though.. :cry: :-"

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Re: Makro

Post by fatbob » November 4, 2017, 11:16 am

747man wrote:
November 4, 2017, 11:06 am
kopkei wrote:
November 4, 2017, 9:37 am
small example in my case , bread flower swan , tops/villamarket 54 baht :shock: ,makro 32-34 baht
buy with chinese bakery shop other side from makro with 10kg /300 baht....
ngeesun fruit juices chabaa 100% 40 baht / tops villamarket 54-58 baht ...all same products ...
sirloin i buy with thai french beef , how much in tops?
here same again , as long as you are happy and stay happy.... ;)
and my times of missing falang food are longtime over...Bet You miss a Nice Cold Pork Pie,Though.. :cry: :-"
Only if your English....yuk.

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Re: Makro

Post by 747man » November 4, 2017, 12:30 pm

fatbob wrote:
November 4, 2017, 11:16 am
747man wrote:
November 4, 2017, 11:06 am
kopkei wrote:
November 4, 2017, 9:37 am
small example in my case , bread flower swan , tops/villamarket 54 baht :shock: ,makro 32-34 baht
buy with chinese bakery shop other side from makro with 10kg /300 baht....
ngeesun fruit juices chabaa 100% 40 baht / tops villamarket 54-58 baht ...all same products ...
sirloin i buy with thai french beef , how much in tops?
here same again , as long as you are happy and stay happy.... ;)
and my times of missing falang food are longtime over...Bet You miss a Nice Cold Pork Pie,Though.. :cry: :-"
Only if your English....yuk.
Never Had one then Fatbob ?? You've Never Lived.....

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Re: Makro

Post by Marcosteffano » November 4, 2017, 1:01 pm

Cant beat makro/big c.as for villa market old English furniture polish and that's it.my fruit n veg comes from nong wua so market so fresh n cheap.i have a large slow cooker and electric mincer and make my own ready made meals 13 at a time and carton them up in my freezer.at the moment I have spag bol,chilli con carne,beer stew,faggots,chicken balti,liver bacon and onions,pork chilli burgers,Lorne sausage,minced lamb stew for sheapards pie.all the carton meals are around 4-500 gram and cost between 40-60b..ive seen these home made meals selling in certain restaurants freezers for 160b,this is why I make up my own and I know they are really good because I do a few for friends and they tell me not to change my recipe.im just about to do a swap with a pal for some very rare Chinese curry powder and today Chinese chicken curry will be going on my list of meals.villa market is ok if you work off shore or own bitcoins.

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Re: Makro

Post by RLTrader » November 4, 2017, 1:23 pm

from my experience most expensive to cheapest of any 1 item they all sell. Could be as much as 50 baht difference, but mostly around 1 to 15 baht between say 1 and 6. Of course some items are the same at all, like milk.
1. villa
2. tops
3. big c
4. tesco
5. makro
6. ngee soon

only reason I go to all is for items the others do not have. Weekly go to 6, 4, and 2 - bi-weekly 3 - Monthly 5 and rarely 1

One item I buy "Scotch" at stores that sell it - 739 to 699

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Re: Makro

Post by wazza » November 4, 2017, 1:37 pm

Tops IMO has the best fresh imported beef , when its on special, Villa the same. All labelled and cryovaced from the abattoir. They will also cut it to your preferred size and then re cryovac it on the spot, meaning you get 6 months of fresh beef in your chiller. My pieces work out to be 250-300 Baht a piece on average.

Makro has some frozen imported beef, and no comparison. Might be cheaper

Lamb Shanks ( frozen ) seem to be the cheapest at Makro.

Talard Muang Tong ( Fresh Wholesale Market ) next to Makro , on the left has by far the best selection of fruits, vegetables , its where many of the street markets buy from also.

eg a Bag of Sweet Corn on the cob, is about 40 baht for 6 or 7 , freshly picked and delivered daily there

5 baht 10 baht 15 baht etc for a bunch of fresh vegetables, herbs , spices

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Re: Makro

Post by stattointhailand » November 4, 2017, 1:48 pm

"One item I buy "Scotch" at stores that sell it - 739 to 699"

Seems a bit pricey for sellotape to me :-k

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Re: Makro

Post by tamada » November 5, 2017, 5:27 am

minimiglia wrote:
November 4, 2017, 9:13 am
I don't eat any thing mentioned.
That's right, your on the "OJ and oeufs" diet, right?

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