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RFD - Buy now think later - regrets

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BiegeToyota wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 10:32 pm
Many things in Thailand are expensive, so when I came back to Canada last summer even regular priced items were cheap.

Bought crapload of Olay creams.

Bought SNES mini at regular price thanks to RFD.

Bought many PS4 games that I will never play, thanks to RFD.

Bought some Lego sets that I will never play. They are expensive as f here, so I might just resell them.

Bought teeth whitening strips. Then I found out I can get them on eBay much cheaper.

Etc, etc.....

I thought living the modest life in a foreign country would be transformative? Its been many moons ago since I lived that life and the Canadian life has corrupted me for the better half of my life so it would be a challenge but looking at blogs of people who relocated to Thailand as part of the chang mai group of people I see they've more or less adopted a less materialistic way of living.

As for mybownbinpuse buys I would have to say there's far too many to list but the usual suspects are electronics. I've ok very 10 pairs of headphones only use may be 1 or 2 at most. Computers and computer accessories. Games as well. Buikt a racing rig with a playseat and barely have 5 hours on it.

Such is the life of keeping up with the Joneses in Western society.
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Supercooled wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:42 am
but looking at blogs of people who relocated to Thailand as part of the chang mai group of people I see they've more or less adopted a less materialistic way of living.
These people have not adopted. They have not given up their passports and got their nanny states to go back to. They are bloggers and make (some) money giving other people advice how awesome is to live on $10 a day. Chiang Mai is the epicentre of digital nomads and bums in general. There's so many of them it's the worst place in Asia go get a teaching gig :)
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BiegeToyota wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 10:32 pm
Many things in Thailand are expensive, so when I came back to Canada last summer even regular priced items were cheap.

Bought crapload of Olay creams.

Bought SNES mini at regular price thanks to RFD.

Bought many PS4 games that I will never play, thanks to RFD.

Bought some Lego sets that I will never play. They are expensive as f here, so I might just resell them.

Bought teeth whitening strips. Then I found out I can get them on eBay much cheaper.

Etc, etc.....
Supercooled wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:42 am
I thought living the modest life in a foreign country would be transformative? Its been many moons ago since I lived that life and the Canadian life has corrupted me for the better half of my life so it would be a challenge but looking at blogs of people who relocated to Thailand as part of the chang mai group of people I see they've more or less adopted a less materialistic way of living.
I think BiegeToyota (please correct me if I'm wrong) is referring to many branded things - specifically Western world items - being expensive in Thailand. Not local items AND Thai people love Western world branded items. It is very expensive for these types of things when buying them in Thailand and my friends always ask me to bring a boatload of vitamins, medicine etc when I go visit just because these things are so much cheaper in Canada with the for ex conversion.

I've fallen in love with Thailand in general and love visiting Bangkok and surrounding area - mainly visiting for the delicious foods and fresh fruits (I don't really buy any material goods when over there) and love visiting the beaches etc.

Chiang Mai is getting super busy now and you can definitely live decently on a very cheap budget with very reasonable accommodation costs and food costs. But yeah, don't count on having many material goods when living like this.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:59 am
I think BiegeToyota (please correct me if I'm wrong) is referring to many branded things - specifically Western world items - being expensive in Thailand. Not local items AND Thai people love Western world branded items. It is very expensive for these types of things when buying them in Thailand and my friends always ask me to bring a boatload of vitamins, medicine etc when I go visit just because these things are so much cheaper in Canada with the for ex conversion.

I've fallen in love with Thailand in general and love visiting Bangkok and surrounding area - mainly visiting for the delicious foods and fresh fruits (I don't really buy any material goods when over there) and love visiting the beaches etc.

Chiang Mai is getting super busy now and you can definitely live decently on a very cheap budget with very reasonable accommodation costs and food costs. But yeah, don't count on having many material goods when living like this.
What are some name brand items you speak of? I know for some reason in Australia Coca Cola is very expensive there.


I can dispense with all of that since I don't have those particular afflictions. Clean water (is this a problem in Thailand?), a computer with reliable internet and the temperate weather year round with as you said, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and street foods every where that's cheap is all anyone really needs. Again, I haven't been to that part of the world in a long time but travelling around doesn't seem to be very hectic or require great distances like it is here where you need to get on the highway and do 100KM/H for 20-30 minutes just to get to your destination.

As far as vitamins go, can't you get that from your fruits and vegetables? Medicine is another topic entirely. To be honest, I thought vitamins were a North American thing. Most of Asia seems to get along fine with just eating a well balanced diet.
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That's why I took a break.

But then I realized I had more junk than even before RFD.
So I came back.
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Jan 13th, 2019 10:29 am
I got the Moto G a few years back for $150, was a good deal but never used it lol.
WHY would u get a phone u didn't need??...lol

I got the same one & I love it..(but I am a light texter)

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Jan 16th, 2019 2:44 am
That Asus Zenbook for $750 back a few years. There's a big thread on it. Had about 3 hours on it. Still seating in a drawer. One of these days I'll use it...
Bought an HP netbook (remember those?). And didn't even use it a minutes. Well if you count trying to load mac osx and bricking it as using it then I guess it constitutes to 2 hours of frustration. Stored it away in hopes of trying to restore it at a later date and years later can't find the power brick. It's now literally a less useful than a brick.

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