Thailand has always represented good value for money for expats and tourist. However, recent years have seen prices gradually creeping up and up, particularly in tourist place like Hua Hin. If you're prepared to compromise and live as a local Thai, you can still live very cheaply in Hua Hin. Please feel free to ask for a proper discount when shopping in places where prices are not marked.
Jewelry : receipts should be obtained for the goods you buy. for Jewelry you must get a certificate of guarantee as well. Over the years Thailand has become a new leader In the world because of its rich mines of high grade gemstones, its plenty of skillful craftsmen and expert designer and low cost labour and overhead costs.
Optics: One of the best buy while in Thailand. It is advised to look for good quality rather than prices since it concerns your health. Some shops are ready to give you technical advice and are equipped with latest computerized technology. Please discuss with knowledgeable staff and have your eyes tested before you buy.
Tailored clothes: There are lots of shops in any tourist places in Thailand that are ready to make your clothes or have them copied. However recommended shops should be considered since they depend on reputation and are willing to give you their best quality and service.
Photo development: As all of you have your cameras, remember to develop your films here. It is far cheaper and the quality of paper and print matches those at back home. look for big shops with latest technology.
EIectrical goods are cheap and are mostly imported from Japan, Korea and China. '( ou may shop around and find something useful that you may need back home.
Some shops can offer a money-back guarantee but you should clearly determine all conditions with the shopkeeper beforhand.
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