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"DO NOT BUY WATCHES IN PUKHET" Shopping and nightlife Tip by wickedfadi

Shopping and nightlife, Phuket: 25 reviews and 14 photos

Well, this happened to my friend during my last trip...(for ppl who think i dunno what i am talking abt it was 16th trip to pukhet), since it was his first time he got bedazzled by the relatively cheap prices and the wide array of goods, hes a watch freak he ended up going to this bloke who owns a shop right next to the DUBAI RESTAURANT he is a burmese fellow and apparantly calls himeslef "MR WATCH" be careful of this fella he charged my friend 8000 baht for a watch which he gladly bought only to find it later on in bangkok in MBK mall for 1500 (before bargaining), during my last trip i was informed by the people there that he has even charged 16k to unususpecting new tourist and had a run in with cops once the tourist found out the real price,

Unique Suggestions: DONT GO

Fun Alternatives: so if you guys want to save your money and have a good time buy all ur stuff from MBK its a lot cheaper, a lot less haggling and a much better shopping enviornment, tehre s a really nice lady on the 3rd floor of MBK MALL shes got her shop near section where u get these cd for 100 bahts and 99baht shirts, she has wide array of selections and is nominally priced trust me you wont be disappointed, oh and avoid "WATCH CORNER" they charge a quite high as well but not as high as " MR WATCH"

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 25, 2010
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