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by jetdoc
October 20, 2009, 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Isuzu Mu7 or Toyota Fortuner
Replies: 48
Views: 6253

Re: Isuzu Mu7 or Toyota Fortuner

Actually Isuzu builds very good diesels, had one in my Choylee 44 and very dependable and efficient.
by jetdoc
October 20, 2009, 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Isuzu Mu7 or Toyota Fortuner
Replies: 48
Views: 6253

Re: Isuzu Mu7 or Toyota Fortuner

"Isuzu has the same label as Ford used to in England MFI" Highly unlikely since here in LOS Ford and Mazda share engine and body and Isuzu and Chevey share. Don't know if I would heed the advice of someone who doesn't seen to know the basics. :D Had a Nissan and it was quite good but the Ford we now...
by jetdoc
October 16, 2009, 11:17 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Nissan Patrol/Safari - mechanic
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Nissan Patrol/Safari - mechanic

Nissan quoted 3000bt to 6000bt for clutch replacement on a 2005 Nissan Frontier, price will vary depending how many components need replacing.
by jetdoc
October 13, 2009, 3:42 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: 150 Baht ATM Fee FOR WHAT?
Replies: 221
Views: 25724

Re: 150 Baht ATM Fee FOR WHAT?

I have not got a response to my question I posted earlier. I ask again. Can someone tell me where the Thai banks get the 150 baht fee? Is it from the foreign banks? I see they say I will be charged a fee, but I have never seen any withdrawals from my USA credit union.... only a 1% international fee...
by jetdoc
October 13, 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: 150 Baht ATM Fee FOR WHAT?
Replies: 221
Views: 25724

Re: 150 Baht ATM Fee FOR WHAT?

· Open a Thai bank account. · Transfer money to your Thai bank account from home bank and pay transfer fee. · Withdraw money from Thai bank account, (Siam Commercial/Kasikorn). · Do not pay 150 Baht per withdrawal. Rocket science? Seems most transfer fees are about 1%, The 150bt fee is only .75%, y...
by jetdoc
October 13, 2009, 10:23 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Home much does a live in maid cost in UDON
Replies: 27
Views: 2824

Re: Home much does a live in maid cost in UDON

my maid is extremely expensive, 1/2 my income plus. then will probably end things with most of my cushion after i crap out, as i can't/won't spend it. but my maid let's me stroll around naked, and fart all day. she strolls around naked all day also, but thankfully doesn't fart as much. :shock: :lol...
by jetdoc
October 5, 2009, 9:18 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Want to rent a small motorcycle near Bus Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: Want to rent a small motorcycle near Bus Station

going the wrong direction on major highways actually, it's legal.............question on exam..........'when is it ok to drive wrong way'.............answer........'when you feel it is safe to do' :-k :-k so it you have an accident while doing, i guess you broke the law, as it wasn't safe to do :-$...
by jetdoc
October 4, 2009, 11:22 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits

"To the best of my knowledge, no other Thai bank has an office in the US......SCB used to, but not anymore."

Thai Farmer Bank had a branch in LA a few years back but not sure now.
by jetdoc
October 4, 2009, 11:10 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: One-Two-Go 747 at Udon Thani Airport
Replies: 131
Views: 22387

Re: One-Two-Go 747 at Udon Thani Airport

Engine "leasing" is a common practice even with the major air carriers, the Airline I worked for operated a fair amount of leased engines. Aircraft that become obsolete or have little commercial value often find their way to out of the way airports or a place like Pinal Airpark. http://en.wikipedia....
by jetdoc
October 4, 2009, 10:52 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Whats in a Name....and how it can affect you!
Replies: 23
Views: 2702

Re: Whats in a Name....and how it can affect you!

When we married wife kept her maiden name, but she told me if we have a child (not in the plans -- but???) and the child is a male she will have to change her last name to mine. Can't verify but that is what she told me.
by jetdoc
September 16, 2009, 10:03 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Baht What up with Dat?????
Replies: 4613
Views: 365280

Re: Baht What up with Dat?????

The price of gold at the moment indicates the dollar is weakening. I think when we see gold in the $800 range we will be able to say the dollar is stronger. IMHO :D :D
by jetdoc
September 15, 2009, 3:37 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Baht What up with Dat?????
Replies: 4613
Views: 365280

Re: Baht What up with Dat?????

Ronnie have you heard the saying "liars figure but figures don't lie". The Euro, Pound and Yen have been steadily gaining on the dollar recently. Those are the main ones I mentally track, all the while the Baht has been somewhat stagnant. I don't worry when China lips off about switching from the do...
by jetdoc
September 15, 2009, 9:29 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Baht What up with Dat?????
Replies: 4613
Views: 365280

Re: Baht What up with Dat?????

"the USD is getting stronger" --- NOT!!!
by jetdoc
September 14, 2009, 11:22 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits

Yes, I use SCB, two accounts, one her in Udon and one in Surin. No complaints so far. The main reason I switched from Bangkok Bank is much shorter waits and I seem to get preferred treatment. :D Don't know why I even care about the wait time as retired with no were near a full plate. Probably a beha...
by jetdoc
September 13, 2009, 10:31 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: U.S. Pension and U.S. Social Security Deposits

I have my SS deposited in my BofA account and my pension in my CU account, both in the US. This arraignment works very well in my situation and gives me maximum control. Can't address what not to do as I have had no problems. You need to look at your own requirements/needs and act accordingly, keep ...
by jetdoc
September 13, 2009, 10:16 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Water meter
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Water meter

Thailand has been paying my water bill so I don't think about it. :D
by jetdoc
September 13, 2009, 10:12 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Being ripped off time and time again
Replies: 90
Views: 5986

Re: Being ripped off time and time again

I firmly believe we deserve all the abuse we are willing to tolerate. One of my rules here is - I don't loan money, (banks do that) I give money and the only one I give money to is my wife and children. If you're getting ripped off time after time, work on your learning curve as it must be a bit fla...
by jetdoc
September 10, 2009, 9:26 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Udon Thani Immigration Office
Replies: 707
Views: 61252

Re: Udon Thani Immigraton Office

wynnsiensheng, Although a little off topic, very interesting to me. I did my last visa renewal in Nong Khai, and my last 90 day in Kap Chong south of Surin, no questions ask, a very easy 5 minute process. We divide our time between Udon and Surin but wife owns a house in Surin so plan to do future r...
by jetdoc
September 9, 2009, 9:57 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: supporting thai wife
Replies: 157
Views: 22115

Re: supporting thai wife

Listen up guys, I've said this before, MEN WANT SEX, WOMEN WANT SHOES, simple as that. :D I pay a fair amount to maintain a wife here in Thailand, and am very happy and really injoy the YTP. :D :D Now the alternative would be, trying to scratch out a decent life in the U.S. of A. and paying a Psychi...
by jetdoc
September 8, 2009, 12:59 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: supporting thai wife
Replies: 157
Views: 22115

Re: supporting thai wife

I give my wife 10,000bt/mo but that is for her and her family, how she spends it is up2her. The new truck, well after stopping to check out the Ford display outside of T/L earlier this year, a few nights latter in bed and sleep eluding us, she says "heart me stay in Ford truck". So a couple days lat...

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