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Post by gprit » November 2, 2017, 1:12 pm

Made first visit to Makro...spent about an hour an a half ...two trolleys.....came to pay.....unbelievable they don't accept debit/credit cards. Only Thai cards and cash(!)

Had to abandon shop and they had to put everything back on shelf.
Cannot believe such a large place doesn't accept/visa/mastercard.

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Re: Makro

Post by Sport » November 2, 2017, 6:35 pm

Gprit, there are 4 or 5 ATMs on the left as you walk past the front doors. Should have left your items in the trolleys and ducked to the ATMs, seen many do it, many times when they dont have enough cash.

Bad luck for your first experience.

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Re: Makro

Post by stattointhailand » November 2, 2017, 6:38 pm

Hope I dont get one of your first items when I next visit ....... after an hour and a half in your trolly + return time it should have been well thawed :-k

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Re: Makro

Post by wazza » November 2, 2017, 9:45 pm

They do take Citibank Makro Credit Card , only one

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Re: Makro

Post by deankham » November 2, 2017, 10:49 pm

Strangely though if your buying electrical items you can pay by cc at a small counter in the electronics section.

Makes you wonder why they don't do the same in the rest of the store...cc charges maybe?

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Re: Makro

Post by wazza » November 2, 2017, 11:00 pm

Or maybe the banks dont want to support it as their exposure to Frequent Shopper programmes would be huge perhaps ?

Or maybe the consumers dont want it, as cash talks and CC 's have a money trail for the tax man.

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Re: Makro

Post by goodison » November 3, 2017, 9:59 am

I believe that Makro in U.K. are classed as a "Cash and Carry" Store. Seems to be the same here. I think initially they were established for Retailers to buy at Wholesale prices. Hence the requirement for MAKRO Membership Cards. I'm sure JON B. would know the history of the Dutch owned? Conglomerate.

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Re: Makro

Post by stattointhailand » November 3, 2017, 10:12 am

wazza wrote:
November 2, 2017, 11:00 pm
Or maybe the banks dont want to support it as their exposure to Frequent Shopper programmes would be huge perhaps ?

Or maybe the consumers dont want it, as cash talks and CC 's have a money trail for the tax man.
AND a 3% added charge on many things in Thailand [-X

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Re: Makro

Post by minimiglia » November 3, 2017, 11:08 am

Only use Makro for eggs and orange juice, rest is same price in Tesco/big c and get bags and take all cards.

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Re: Makro

Post by stattointhailand » November 3, 2017, 11:17 am

minimiglia wrote:
November 3, 2017, 11:08 am
Only use Makro for eggs and orange juice, rest is same price in Tesco/big c and get bags and take all cards.

Respectfully suggest you actually look at the price labels before making such a daft statement [-X

Even if they were the same price in Tesco/Big C/Makro (which they most certainly are not!) loads of basic stuff (eg Frozen veg ) Tesco do not sell anymore.

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Re: Makro

Post by minimiglia » November 3, 2017, 6:38 pm

All the basic stuff are the same when I check, frozen vegetables yuk???? It is not a daft statement but too true and anyone who thinks other wise clearly doesn't have a clue

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Re: Makro

Post by Marcosteffano » November 3, 2017, 8:05 pm

Thank god for makro because Tesco is absolutely crap with nowhere near the choice of what farangs need.in fact the farang restaurant owners would confirm this.without makro I would be on som tum for the rest of my life.big c not too bad either,in fact life savers.

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Re: Makro

Post by tamada » November 3, 2017, 10:17 pm

minimiglia wrote:
November 3, 2017, 6:38 pm
All the basic stuff are the same when I check, frozen vegetables yuk???? It is not a daft statement but too true and anyone who thinks other wise clearly doesn't have a clue
How about the people that KNOW otherwise?

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Re: Makro

Post by minimiglia » November 4, 2017, 3:38 am

give me an example then

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Re: Makro

Post by papafarang » November 4, 2017, 6:57 am

Not been shopping in makro since july , but can't have changed that much.
coke, Fanta , sprite , plain flour ,strong flour, shortening, corn flour , sweet peppers , Leeks, celery, mushrooms , kidney beans , pepper , curry powder, fried charlottes, garlic, pork ,chicken, yogurt ,milk,cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, butter, sunflower oil, apples, frozen strawberries, blackberries , blue berries, peas, chips. tinned tomatoes ,tomato paste, beans. all cheaper in july , has something changed since then ?
always worth trying Tesco as things like soy sauce and sugar sometimes 1 baht cheaper , and sometimes buy milk as a long way to makro for a pint. maybe more things cheaper , i'm sure people buy other essentials. when I need large quantities of veg go to the morning market, but that's next door to makro anyway. don't know about fish ect
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