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What is cheaper in Thailand than it is in the UK and can be carried to the UK?

I am out of touch with the cost of things in Sunny England - what is much better value here than there and that you would take with you on a journey from here to there?

(Note, Bargirls are not an option as they rarely fit in the overhead compartments. Also, they cost a lot in the long run)

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Cigarettes! (bring me some too!) Clothes aren't cheaper here (UK), some are better quality, some are worse, all are more expensive. That all depends on what you like to wear I suppose.

Shoes, well I couldn't find any in my size that I liked in Thailand, so here would be better for those.

Not much really you can bring that is significantly cheaper, toothpaste? Hardly worth it. Mama noodles? Stock up if you like them and bring those, as well as my cigarettes :D

Things you can't bring which will just absolutely ruin your pocket when you get here;

Food, Gas, Electricity, Transport...everything! :lol:

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Thailand, and I'm talking about the cities, isn't as cheap as it used to be.

Just remember that, in most cases, you get what you paid for it. Some things may appear cheaper, but they're usually worth what you paid for them. I'd buy t-shirts that I knew weren't made in Thailand. Like the '96 Detroit Tigers t-shirt the year they made the playoffs (I think it was that year). You can, also, get some old t-shirts of rock bands if you're lucky.

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Thailand, and I'm talking about the cities, isn't as cheap as it used to be.

You sound like an old-timer.

I don't know of any city in the world that is now as 'cheap as it used to be'. (Maybe Mogadishu excepted)

All things are relative I guess.

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Cigarettes! (bring me some too!) Clothes aren't cheaper here (UK), some are better quality, some are worse, all are more expensive. That all depends on what you like to wear I suppose.

Shoes, well I couldn't find any in my size that I liked in Thailand, so here would be better for those.

Not much really you can bring that is significantly cheaper, toothpaste? Hardly worth it. Mama noodles? Stock up if you like them and bring those, as well as my cigarettes :D

Things you can't bring which will just absolutely ruin your pocket when you get here;

Food, Gas, Electricity, Transport...everything! :lol:

Have you been to Matalan latly , All made in india, a lot cheaper than Thailand

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Cigarettes! (bring me some too!) Clothes aren't cheaper here (UK), some are better quality, some are worse, all are more expensive. That all depends on what you like to wear I suppose.

Shoes, well I couldn't find any in my size that I liked in Thailand, so here would be better for those.

Not much really you can bring that is significantly cheaper, toothpaste? Hardly worth it. Mama noodles? Stock up if you like them and bring those, as well as my cigarettes :D

Things you can't bring which will just absolutely ruin your pocket when you get here;

Food, Gas, Electricity, Transport...everything! :lol:

Have you been to Matalan latly , All made in india, a lot cheaper than Thailand

No I haven't :)

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Thailand, and I'm talking about the cities, isn't as cheap as it used to be.

You sound like an old-timer.

I don't know of any city in the world that is now as 'cheap as it used to be'. (Maybe Mogadishu excepted)

All things are relative I guess.

The price of AK47's has gone through the roof in Mogadishu!

Well, the bits that still have roofs :)

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I returned to the UK 5-months ago and most everyday items work out cheaper in the long term as they are better quality.

If you do bring anything back you'll probably kick yourself once you realise you've saved little or nothing.

Bring nothing is my advice.

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Thailand, and I'm talking about the cities, isn't as cheap as it used to be.

You sound like an old-timer.

I don't know of any city in the world that is now as 'cheap as it used to be'. (Maybe Mogadishu excepted)

All things are relative I guess.

Your wrong about Mogadishu. :blink:

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Bata posh flip flops, fags, Thai curry pastes (lazy version) - Lobo etc, tailor maid clothes and not much else you can bring back

As a comparison cheap clothes in Tesco's or the like are about the same price as Thailand but better quality

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Som Tam (pok pok) bowl and wooden basher thingy me bob. When me and the mrs lived in the UK we went looking for one and the Thai shop wanted 32 pounds but in Thailand they are about 250 baht. But if you don't like Som Tam, I'm stuck for ideas, cos most other things are just about as cheap in the UK.

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Perhaps fresh-fruit or chillies or lemongrass & other herbs ?

Since you're effectively getting the freight for-free (or more-correctly, no marginal-cost), within your luggage-allowance, and the importers in the UK have to pay their airfreight-costs ?

We used (20 years ago) to import cheap T-shirts & sarongs & cheap-jewelry, in our hand/hold-luggage, but either the margins narrowed or my sense of what might sell well became out-of-touch. Such is life ... the world moved-on, and Thailand certainly isn't any cheaper for clothes now, Matalan & Primark is usually made-in-China, and in the sizes farangs want !

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1. I don't smoke, so cigarettes are out.

2. Clothes - because of my build, most of my decent clothes were bought in the West anyway. Buy a shirt here and the chances are that the sleeves will be too short for me.

3. Maybe a few hundred litres of diesel to try and reduce the cost of commuting? :D

4. I am shipping back household effects, so I have quite a bit of space (since a lot of the costs in sea freight are all fixed costs) 'Personal Effects' are free from import duty as long as they really are my personal property. I am not looking to dodge the import tax, just trying to shop smart.

5. It used to be that each country had a list of things that were particularly cheap/expensive there and the savvy traveller could benefit (e.g. Levis from USA to USSR, cameras from Hong Kong to the UK). That doesn't seem to be the case anymore now.

6. Shampoo could be something, though it is very bulky. Over the counter medicines are cheap here, but I don't think I can ship them if they are prescription-only in the UK

I returned to the UK 5-months ago and most everyday items work out cheaper in the long term as they are better quality.

If you do bring anything back you'll probably kick yourself once you realise you've saved little or nothing.

Bring nothing is my advice.

That's the conclusion that I am rapidly coming to.

However, I still have to ship quite a few boxes of personal stuff, so I am paying for the base cost of a shipment anyway. Might as well throw in another case of stuff and save a bit of money

Som Tam (pok pok) bowl and wooden basher thingy me bob. When me and the mrs lived in the UK we went looking for one and the Thai shop wanted 32 pounds but in Thailand they are about 250 baht. But if you don't like Som Tam, I'm stuck for ideas, cos most other things are just about as cheap in the UK.

All my female friends/family own enough silk cushions. All my male friends/family own wooden wine bottle stands. I have enough wooden elephants to last me a lifetime. I am also stuck for ideas.

I have gotten a good rice cooker as the choice in the UK is very poor. Apart from that, I seem to spend my time working out how to dump stuff, rather than ship it.

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I returned to the UK 5-months ago and most everyday items work out cheaper in the long term as they are better quality.

If you do bring anything back you'll probably kick yourself once you realise you've saved little or nothing.

Bring nothing is my advice.

Exactly.

I do much of my shopping when visiting Europe: better quality and cheaper prices.

It's funny to see all those tourists in MBK buying stuff which will go to junk a few weeks later.

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sam song its 16 quid a bottle in the thai supermarket by me. and head and shoulders hair shampoo its very dear in uk,

vector razor blades,and of course razor about 80 bht for 4.razor blades in uk very expensive. and i brought some thai coffee over last time and every one liked it and its cheaper than coffee here.

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Herbs and Spices

Powdered Chilli for example is expensive in the Uk.

Tobacco and cigs

Thai Whiskey is a good seller laugh.gif

Fruit and vegetable extracts 100%

Amulets Gems and Gold

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To those suggesting foodstuffs, it should be pointed out that foodstuffs will be confiscated by UK customs if found.

Rice cooker? We bought one from Argos for £10, and 10 years later it's still going strong!

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a wife. :lol:

Wives are never cheap, no matter where you source them from.

Herbs and Spices

Powdered Chilli for example is expensive in the Uk.

Fruit and vegetable extracts 100%

Ah, could be a good idea: they take up small spaces and can last well.

Maybe some chili paste, if I can be sure it will not leak (man, what a mess that would make!)

To those suggesting foodstuffs, it should be pointed out that foodstuffs will be confiscated by UK customs if found.

Rice cooker? We bought one from Argos for £10, and 10 years later it's still going strong!

Meat and animal products are banned. So are live plants. But I think you can bring in dried herbs/spices and sauces etc, right?

My new rice cooker has an LCD, lots of buttons and probably can connect to the internet if I bothered to read the manual fully.

This makes the rice tastier.

Viagra & cigarettes bought at the Cambodian border

I don't actually know anyone who smokes. Or who would enjoy Thai whiskey (though it is a great stain remover!)

Viagra is restricted isn't it? You can't just bring in a couple of packs for 'personal use' at the border, can you?

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If you are a biker or know one, hand-made leather goods and denim are good quality at several specialty shops in both Bangkok and Pattaya.

I know that similar products of similar quality in the UK are much more expensive. They most likely are imported from elsewhere to the UK any way.

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