The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

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#11 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:00 pm

GWMinUS wrote:I have discovered Lazada in the Philippines.

Undaunted told me about Lazada on a post on this board when I was unsuccessfully trying to find an item locally (See: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8624 ).

I had never heard of Lazada, but they had what I was looking for. Many hard to find items are on Lazada.

They delivered to my door exactly when they said they would, so I am pleased with Lazada and grateful to Undaunted for telling me about them.

https://www.lazada.co.th

I have since bought a few items from Lazada and am satisfied with all.

I've ordered airline tickets online, sometimes food delivery online from places such as KFC, Amin Tandoori, Pattaya Meals, etc. I've had no problem with any of them.

Other than that, Lazada is the only online ordering I have done.

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#12 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby Trongpai » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:01 pm

I've used Lazada but with mixed results. Some of their products are low quality.

The suburban malls of Bangkok are packed to the rafters on weekends. There's traffic jams in front of every mall in Bangkok. It gets so bad walking in the mall is a task.

The new trend in Bangkok is mini chatuchuk type markets in large parking lots at night.

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#13 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:47 am

Shoppers warned about online fraud

November 09, 2018

The Nation

Thai online shoppers have been urged to bolster security on mobile devices before the start of the global shopping spree next week.

Fortinet, a specialist in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, on Thursday reminded online shoppers to keep their mobile devices secure and stay vigilant against cybercriminals, before participating in Alibaba’s “11/11” Singles’ Day − the world’s largest online shopping festival and the Cyber Monday sale in the United States.

Alibaba’s sale on Sunday is expected to spark off numerous online retail carnivals across the Asia-Pacific, it said.

In 2017, the event rewrote the record books when it generated US$25.3 billion sales in one day.

Due to high phone penetration, consumers are increasingly relying on their mobile devices and tablets to conduct online transactions from e-banking and e-payments to e-hailing and a myriad of shopping apps.

According to Mastercard’s Mobile Shopping Survey 2017, mobile shopping is registering higher growth in APAC’s emerging markets, outpacing their more developed counterparts.

“Thailand’s penchant for mobile shopping is expected to fuel a rise in cyber-attacks and cyber-scams, particularly as we enter year-end online shopping season, such as Singles’ Day and Cyber Monday,” said David Maciejak, director of security research at Fortinet.

Fortinet offers online shoppers five safety tips to keep their mobile device secure:

• Create strong passwords and change them regularly

• Regularly back up and save data from mobile devices to removable media, and keep them in a different and secure location.

• Encrypting files to protect unauthorised people and hackers from viewing data on the devices.

• Install and maintain antivirus software

• Install and maintain a firewall

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... T/30358228

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#14 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby fountainhall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 am

Re Lazada, I have seen many small ads on internet sites over at least 2 years. I made my first purchase about 3 weeks ago of a product that you can find in Bangkok but have to shop around. Lazada stocked it and at a cheaper price. I ordered using my desktop, had no problem, the delivery was fast and the product exactly what I normally get from the UK.

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#15 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby mahjongguy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 am

I've been ordering from Lazada for 2 or 3 years now. Most often it's stuff that might be available in Bangkok but not in Pattaya. Never had an issue of any kind. Some items have arrived in 48 hours. If they send you the wrong item you can take it to 7-11 to be returned to the vendor.

Payment would be a problem because I refuse to have any kind of financial app on my phone. Happily, there is (almost always) the option for Cash On Delivery.

Just one caution: many vendors list items that are not in stock. When you order, they order from AliExpress in China. You might overlook the estimated delivery time of two to four weeks. In that case, if it's something I really need, I order it myself from Ali and the price is much lower. So, watch out for "Shipped from overseas".

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#16 Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Postby GWMinUS » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Just read today that Lazada is part owned by Alibaba.
And they are planning major increases for their distribution facilities throughout Asia.
So get out those Credit Cards and make your Special Guy there HAPPY HAPPY!!
And yes you can order items COD. But would you do that to your Friend???


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