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Old 12-02-2009, 05:47 AM   #9351
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anyone seen ssd hard disk drives anywhere in thailand?

I was only given one link to a intel x-25-M 160gb but it was 28k baht
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:30 AM   #9352
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I think rutang and zach got 1 TB drives in BKK for like $100

not sure if they were ssd
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:02 AM   #9353
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no. those are standard sata disks

ssd's are much more expensive

80gb ssd costs $300
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:49 AM   #9354
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I'm considering buying a motorbike in Phuket. Any tips or pitfalls to avoid?

Anybody selling or know anyone who's selling? I'd prefer a 125cc automatic but I could settle for less cc's or a manual. I've got an offer for a 7mo old Honda 100cc manual for 20k, but it sounded like the dude could go for less.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #9355
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how is it with the food you buy in the supermarket there? can you get basically the stuff you buy in the u.s./europe? i assume i can get like everything in bkk, but what about the smaller cities? i love thai food but would like to prepare all kinds of dishes.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #9356
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Hi guys,

There is sooo much about Thailand on this board. I read the Thailand sticky but had a couple quick questions that Im sure have been addressed before but a quick answer would be awesome.

Whats average roundtrip airfare from the US run if I shop around dates etc.?

What are the best months to visit if I hope to do swimming and other beach activities?
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #9357
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Hi guys,

There is sooo much about Thailand on this board. I read the Thailand sticky but had a couple quick questions that Im sure have been addressed before but a quick answer would be awesome.

Whats average roundtrip airfare from the US run if I shop around dates etc.?

What are the best months to visit if I hope to do swimming and other beach activities?
I don't think I've ever paid more than $1200 roundtrip from NYC.

Best months are like Dec-April, but most months are fine other than late August-Mid Nov.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:34 AM   #9358
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everytime i go through incheon they make me go through security again between connections, so If I were you, I'd mention it when I checked in and again to a stewardess. one of them should push you through and get you going.

rough beat, btw. Icheon is my fave layover in the world. great food, free wifi, even the eye candy is some of the tastiest.
i spent like 10 hours there and it was awesome, korean girls and free wifi
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:05 AM   #9359
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What is the best long term way to to have a cell phone here ? I currently use a DTAC sim and just top up, but seems that I can use it for wireless through my phone..

I think I've seen posts before, but I'm currently in Bangkok and trying to make use of my time here.. what is it for a long term month to month plan.

Also has anyone taken language classes, and what was the experience.. I look to acquire a one year visa at the beginning of the year. Any feedback there?
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:38 AM   #9360
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So aftre researching a bit.. the 3G networks are being launched today, even though I don't think it is fully operational. And next year looks like there is a lot planned for wireless info in the airways.. anyone done research into this??
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:53 AM   #9361
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true has had 3g for while in bkk, works very well where its available here.
where did u read about 3g beeing launched? and what operator?

edit: i see its TOT and only part of bkk and with a pay per mb price, true is unlimited use atm

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:51 AM   #9362
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i'm interested in talking about cell phones as well. primarily avoiding spam SMSs. i use 12call prepaid, and i get 1-2 spam SMSs a day. anyone know of a way to kill them, or have experience with a provider that doesn't have them?

i think even the monthly contracts spam you. i really, really find them annoying.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:10 AM   #9363
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How many of you guys actaully live in Thailand? I'm going to China with my father sometime in January, and am planning on making a trip out to Thailand while I'm there. Just wondering if any of you guys could give me some tips, and if you guys will be there then could show me around?
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:21 AM   #9364
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just ask away,

most of the people answering itt have been here 1-3 years and can give tips on different things depending on what you are looking to do
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:23 AM   #9365
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wut i really want is some fellow poker players to show me around. Dotn really know wut part of thailand ill be in, but ive heard many good things about pattaya... where would u reccomend for a first timer???
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:41 AM   #9366
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tonight(thursday) new guys are welcome to join in
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:50 AM   #9367
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ive heard many good things about pattaya
rly?
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:40 AM   #9368
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I just got back from Pattaya for a few days..some of the most beautiful woman I've seen in my life in one place, and ready to play for pay!! Beaches were subpar and floating oils on water surface reminded me why Phuket is the premier place to swim and for beach activity. Pattaya is abound in good deals for staying, food, prices for nightlife... Many retired farangs there, with the young thai girls in arms. If that is your thing, than it's probably the best in the country. It's worth checking out for yourself..only 2 hours by taxi/coach from BKK... pay no more than 800baht for taxi from BKK..and if by bus..around 100baht...

nothing special ..except the 20,000 Isan girls who will keep your pants off and your std gambles high.. another angle of Thailand
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:41 AM   #9369
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Has anyone signed up for a contract with a cell phone provider? and if so, what is needed to sign a contract?

Has anyone gone to a language school? where and how was the experience?

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #9370
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For someone going to thailand for the first time, what would u recommend, Phuket, pattaya or bangkok?
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:45 AM   #9371
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For someone going to thailand for the first time, what would u recommend, Phuket, pattaya or bangkok?
i think bangkok might be a bit confusing for a first timer or maybe i was just a ******. it's so big with horrible traffic and pollution. i think you need to know places to be happy there

cant comment about pattaya since i havent been there

if you like nice scenery and nice beaches phuket is an easy choice

i think before i write my usual novel you should say what you are looking to do on your trip. There is a lot to do at each location but they differ a lot so cant really recommend much until you answer that
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:20 AM   #9372
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Has anyone signed up for a contract with a cell phone provider? and if so, what is needed to sign a contract?

Has anyone gone to a language school? where and how was the experience?

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There are no contracts unless you're talking about something I'm not familiar with. You pick up a cell phone, SIM card, and then load the card with minutes you buy at 7-11. And it's all exceptionally cheap. I went to a language school in Bangkok. It was excellent; very affordable and the teacher was super energetic and into teaching. The only downside is that when you get used to having 24/7 freedom - classes for a couple of hours each day suddenly feels like a full time job.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:57 PM   #9373
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theres post paid plans, only needed an address i think, i pay 500ish a month for unlimited data traffic with true(wifi edge 3g) and get bill once a month
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:45 PM   #9374
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There are no contracts unless you're talking about something I'm not familiar with. You pick up a cell phone, SIM card, and then load the card with minutes you buy at 7-11.
you can register any number to your name at each of these operators stands. and probably get a monthly bill too if you choose so
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:07 PM   #9375
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I just got back from Pattaya for a few days..some of the most beautiful woman I've seen in my life in one place, and ready to play for pay!! Beaches were subpar and floating oils on water surface reminded me why Phuket is the premier place to swim and for beach activity. Pattaya is abound in good deals for staying, food, prices for nightlife... Many retired farangs there, with the young thai girls in arms. If that is your thing, than it's probably the best in the country. It's worth checking out for yourself..only 2 hours by taxi/coach from BKK... pay no more than 800baht for taxi from BKK..and if by bus..around 100baht...

nothing special ..except the 20,000 Isan girls who will keep your pants off and your std gambles high.. another angle of Thailand
Pretty good description of the walking street part of Pattaya. There is actually much more in Pattaya but the reasons above are why most people go. Pattaya is without a doubt the place to go for degen fun times.

The thing that I wanted to highlight here is this:

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Pattaya is abound in good deals for staying, food, prices for nightlife...
Undoubtedly true, what a lot of guys on here don't realise is that Pattaya prices for everything are much cheaper than any other place in Thailand popular with Foreigners (Cheaper than Samui/KPN even), you can get really good deals on apartments there, and it's still within easy driving distance from Bangkok.

There are classier areas of Pattaya too, and nicer beaches than Pattaya beach. If you imagine Pattaya = Patong, then Jomtien = Karon and so on and so forth. Another major advantage of Pattaya is that it doesn't suffer from the power and internet outages that can be a problem on the islands.
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