• Report: #913680

Complaint Review: Phuket Travel Warning

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  • Submitted: Wed, July 18, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, July 19, 2012

  • Reported By: Frank mason — Patong Internet Thailand
Phuket Travel Warning
Internet United States of America

Phuket Travel Warning Tourist ripoffs phuket, Internet

*Consumer Comment: WAVING down a cab

*Consumer Comment: Agree

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Tuk Tuk Drivers Anywhere in Phuket:

Whenever possible, avoid getting a tuk tuk, as the drivers of these little taxis charge ridiculously high prices for all of their fares. Just getting a ride through Patong can cost you 400 to 500 Baht, which is half of what it costs to get a taxi all the way from the airport that is an hour away and costs 600 Baht.

The tuk tuk drivers have been known on rare occasions to try and extort more money out of tourists if the tourist is alone or drunk, so you need to be careful of this. Avoid them if you can and always try to get a proper registered taxi which is organized through your hotel if possible.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/18/2012 02:29 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Phuket-Travel-Warning/internet/Phuket-Travel-Warning-Tourist-ripoffs-phuket-Internet-913680. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

WAVING down a cab

AUTHOR: voiceofreason - (United States of America)

Man, I sure wouldn't want to be caught in nothing called a Tuk Tuk when the next tsunami hits Phuket.
Phuk that s@#t!
Another good suggestion for all the Phukers out there. Make sure your room is on at least the 3rd floor, and sleep with life vests on.
Anyone vacationing in such a place has to be bahtty.
Go ahead TOJW, rate me unhelpful 4 times now.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Agree

AUTHOR: MochaG - (United States of America)

I agree. And to add on top of this, it happens anywhere in Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, etc.). Tourists need to be ware and cautious about who they are using the service. Also, if you are catching a casual ride (not to the airport), don't get on a taxi cap that has the meter off because the cap is the same as Tuk Tuk (attempt to jack the price by negotiating instead).
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