Shopping online in Thailand - post your experience here

kaptainrob

Administrator
LAZADA, now an Alibaba owned company, is very big and well respected in Thailand. We've been using Lazada for over 18 months, delivery is swift and even warranty service and returns are easily handled ... [eg: drop off at 7-11]

IKEA has just gone online and their website is pretty good, delivery to almost all provinces cheap (~149thb) via parcel post for small items or by carrier for larger [furniture] items.
Nothing beats a personal visit to their Bangkok stores but for those familiar with IKEA product this is a very welcome service.

HomePro have a very good online presence though we live so close to major stores there's been no need to use the online service and our local stores match online discounts anyway.
 

Rivo

New member
I downloaded the Lazada App on Saturday, with a bit of help from Norabunga as the App is in Thai, you need to go to settings and change language from Thai to English, and then it was pretty easy to join up.


I tried my 1st purchase on Saturday arvo and it was very easy, I bought a waterproof USB power plug for my motorbike, 200baht and 33baht to get it delivered to my place. Lots of options to pay, C/Card/Paypal/COD or pay at a shop, I chose to pay at a 7/11................once I had chosen my payment method I received a text message with a bar-code, took it to a 7/11 and they scanned it and took my payment of 233baht. I got an email to say payment received about an hour later, fast-forward to today and got a phone call at about 830am to ask if im home to accept my delivery, 10am the Kerry Van pulled up with my package.


Couldnt be any easier, great service :respect:
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
We bought 5 rolls of drawer liner, a non skid plastic for utensil and pot drawers, via Lazada. I'd seen the product in Oz and nothing was available at Robinsons/Central so found it online at 120bt per roll, buy 5 and get free delivery (from China). Arrived 8 days later via Kerry.

Just had an 18 piece dinner set + flatware delivered ex IKEA's Qantum delivery service. 18kg box expertly packed with loads of big bubble wrap arrived in 3 days @ 149bt delivery fee.

Great way to shop in Thailand. My next purchase will be a 25k bt electronics item ex Bangkok, saving around 6k off CM shop price.
 

bacwaan

Well-known member
I went down to the local Sunday Night Walking St Market the other night to buy a pulled pork panani (can't get that on Lazada 555)....delicious and excellent value at 100 baht

anyway, along the way I bought a new "Armani" black leather wallet which I must say is beautiful, made from lovely soft leather...2 new pairs of sunglasses: one Raybans the other Luis Vuitton......plus a bottle of GIO, the man scent from Armani that I favour.....

all I had in my pocket was a 1K baht note..but I came home with change...555
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
bacwaan;407800 said:
I went down to the local Sunday Night Walking St Market the other night to buy a pulled pork panani (can't get that on Lazada 555)....delicious and excellent value at 100 baht

anyway, along the way I bought a new "Armani" black leather wallet which I must say is beautiful, made from lovely soft leather...2 new pairs of sunglasses: one Raybans the other Luis Vuitton......plus a bottle of GIO, the man scent from Armani that I favour.....

all I had in my pocket was a 1K baht note..but I came home with change...555
That's a tad exxy for top brand names nelson. 555. Should try Shoppee dot com.
 

bacwaan

Well-known member
kaptainrob;407808 said:
That's a tad exxy for top brand names nelson. 555. Should try Shoppee dot com.
how quickly can they deiver a pulled pork panini?...55
 

MarcTwoSix

Well-known member
bacwaan;407800 said:
I went down to the local Sunday Night Walking St Market the other night to buy a pulled pork panani (can't get that on Lazada 555)....delicious and excellent value at 100 baht

anyway, along the way I bought a new "Armani" black leather wallet which I must say is beautiful, made from lovely soft leather...2 new pairs of sunglasses: one Raybans the other Luis Vuitton......plus a bottle of GIO, the man scent from Armani that I favour.....

all I had in my pocket was a 1K baht note..but I came home with change...555
That "GIO" scent(which I love) will be gone off you before you get to the bar 555

By the way...........how great is Thailand if you have young kids
Just buy them the knock-offs since they grow out of shit so fast
 

bacwaan

Well-known member
MarcTwoSix;407830 said:
That "GIO" scent(which I love) will be gone off you before you get to the bar 555
I have been using the knock-off Acqua d' GIO from this particular lady for about 5-6 years...the scent is pretty much indiscernable (to me anyway) from the Armani manufacturers original....I always have a bottle of each on hand..original and copy...and I always travel with the original + use it for "occasions.....but this knock-off bottle once again passed the sniff and spray (on body) test...works just fine for the girls in the bars and clubs etc, they always make a fuss about how nice I smell...555

I'd say if there is any real difference (once again to me only) the knock-off is not quite as potent and probably doesn't last as long as the original....but as far as the actual scent goes...I'm no wiser...
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
Yet another timely delivery by Lazada ... 23hrs from placing COD/free express delivery order! Electronics package arrived 0900 this morning from Bangkok. I don't know how they do it on a 599bt (discounted from retail) sale.

Even had a 8000bt TV delivered within 3 days, ex BKK, COD. The particular model wasn't available in CM and some online outlets (not Lazada) listed it but gave specs for 1080P, not the 4K one I wanted. Hence doing COD in case of some scam or fiddle with model no's.
 

OzzyDamo

Active member
MarcTwoSix;407830 said:
That "GIO" scent(which I love) will be gone off you before you get to the bar 555

By the way...........how great is Thailand if you have young kids
Just buy them the knock-offs since they grow out of shit so fast
One thing I never buy in Thailand is clothes, they are low down on the list for distribution and the knock offs are all low quality- lucky if they last 2 seasons. I buy wok burners, rice steamers and cooking utensils. Art too, like the silk prints and paintings. Quiet fans also, Hatari 18"
 

Ian Forbes

New member
OzzyDamo;419365 said:
One thing I never buy in Thailand is clothes, they are low down on the list for distribution and the knock offs are all low quality- lucky if they last 2 seasons. I buy wok burners, rice steamers and cooking utensils. Art too, like the silk prints and paintings. Quiet fans also, Hatari 18"
There are only a few specific shirts that I buy in Thailand, and if I can't find them I don't purchase any. Most everything else I can buy on sale in Canada for cheaper... even though they are probably Chinese or Indian knockoffs. In fact almost everything is cheaper outside of Thailand. But, if you a stuck then you go with what you need. I'm too old to try and look like some dapper dude.
 

justcruzing1

Active member
I have had great experience with clothes I bought in LOS.

I am still using what I bought 9-10 years ago.

2 x Tee shirts with no selves (Muscle T's ????) I wear every day and have for 7 days a week for 10 years as my "at home " clothes and night shirt.

3 x denim shirts I still wear occasionally

6 x knock off tee shirts also occasionally, like going for a walk or to the shops.

On the same trip I bought 3 x tailor made silk business trousers which i rotated for work each day 5-6 days a week. After 4 years I had outgrown them and gave to the op shop.

In comparison, all the clothes I bought in Bali lasted less than 3 months before falling apart.
 

Ian Forbes

New member
justcruzing1;419368 said:
I have had great experience with clothes I bought in LOS.

I am still using what I bought 9-10 years ago.

2 x Tee shirts with no selves (Muscle T's ????) I wear every day and have for 7 days a week for 10 years as my "at home " clothes and night shirt.

3 x denim shirts I still wear occasionally

6 x knock off tee shirts also occasionally, like going for a walk or to the shops.

On the same trip I bought 3 x tailor made silk business trousers which i rotated for work each day 5-6 days a week. After 4 years I had outgrown them and gave to the op shop.

In comparison, all the clothes I bought in Bali lasted less than 3 months before falling apart.
I had to laugh because I know when I bought the last few shirts and shorts in Thailand. I was going through old photographs of when I was last in Pattaya and when I actually did some shopping... it was back in 2011. 555 And, even in Chiang Mai I know the last time I was searching around the Chinese market are where all the Thais go to shop, and that was 3 years ago. I've got too much crap as it is and I'm trying to get rid of what I have.
 

MarcTwoSix

Well-known member
OzzyDamo;419365 said:
One thing I never buy in Thailand is clothes, they are low down on the list for distribution and the knock offs are all low quality- lucky if they last 2 seasons. I buy wok burners, rice steamers and cooking utensils. Art too, like the silk prints and paintings. Quiet fans also, Hatari 18"
But if you have young kids and they grow out of clothes and shoes so fast, the knock offs are perfect
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
As is the case worldwide, online shopping has grown exponentially in recent months. Fortunately, delivery services are both inexpensive and fast, sometimes free and occasionally same day delivery from one centre to another. Bkk to CM same day blew me away, though Kerry usually do a 2 day service from rural areas in the south.

Online grocery shopping and home delivery is quite common though some stores only do click and collect. Of course the biggest new trade is in meals with hundreds of Grab, Panda and other scooter drivers screaming around town with home deliveries of everything from Macca's burgers to Dukes steak, ribs and pizza. Even mom and pop street stalls are in on the act.

In our Moobaan a LINE group was started for commercial purposes, sale of car, dog, produce .... you name it. This fast became almost exclusively a food and prepared meal site with over 300 members. Ppl place their order for, say 2 X noodle soup, and put their 80 baht in a bag hanging on front gate and await delivery and toot of horn or door bell. Contact less delivery.

Covid has spawned many new online enterprises in Thailand.
 
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