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Scam scooter in Koh Tao: minimize risk

Started topic the: Jul 16. 2013 at 09:12
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Jul 16. 2013 at 09:12 Viewed 7652 times Charly said:
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Scams them to the scooter to Koh Tao do stop always not.

Yet another story today found on TripAdvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g303910-i9415-k6673309-Never_leave_your_passport_with_a_bike_shop_in_Koh_Tao-Koh_Tao_Surat_Thani_Province.html 

The scooter rental did what their reputation and for cause, often people who rip off do not hold the name of the sign where they rented their scooter. Worse, the lessor may very well easily change sign.

For this reason, I can only advise you to go through trusted intermediaries to rent a scooter and minimize risks. For example, rent the scooter to your hotel if it offers. A hotelier knows it highlights perille the reputation of its hotel in the event of problem because the tourists almost always remember the name of the hotel in which they are. Also, a hotel is unable to change the name like that from one day to the next.

If your hotel does not rent a scooter, it is likely that there used to always send its customers at the same location. And probably lessors of trusts. It is same with the dive centres. I am sure that if you are a customer of a diving centre and ask them to recommend a rental scooter of confidence, they will give you a good address, or at worst they will say that they do not know. If a problem notify your trusted third party.

This is... I think that we should better avoid to choose either even an owner of scooter that we will find in the street at random. Through a recommendation, a trusted third party, it is minimize I think...

But the risk 0 does not exist. In this case, if really break you your scooter, then proceed to checkout.

If you have ideas to minimize the risks of scams to the scooter, the topic is open.





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The 19 sept. 2014 at 2:51 pm Hiro said:
Hello,

I won't claim to know how to minimize risks during a rental, and you can treat me naïve, but this sign is positively recommended on in may almost all travel http://www.rpmbikeskohtao.com/ sites

It would seem that they have correct prices and that they never attempt to scam people on small scratches, one of the testimonies also comes from someone who has damaged his scooter in a small accident but who has paid a price for the repair when he made it. 33 votes on Trip Advisor, 29 are Excellent and 4 are Very Good. I guess the Manager realized that the image it could be hugely.

I would see in April 2015 and I would say :)

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Sept. 21. 2014 at 06:19 AquaTao - Francophone Club said:
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Hi to all,

A Swiss German, Oli, has just opened a shop in the main street of Mae Haad, opposite Canopia GuestHouse. He is serious, honest and will give you good advice. It not scooter, rent you if you don't in have never driven before! In case of problems, it will charge you, the normal price of repairs. I send my clients home for several months and I've never had bad returns.

FYI, I touch no commission!

https://www.facebook.com/motorbikerentalkohtao
http://www.bikerentalkohtao.com/ 
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g616039-d7024182-Reviews-Oli_s_Motorbike_Rentals-Chumphon_Chumphon_Province.html 

Coco



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Sept. 26. 2014 at 2:12 pm Hiro said:
Hello again,

We the Switzerland-Romand we wary of German Switzerland (because he eat more potatoes than us) but I will probably do a jump to see and say "Grützi".

Thanks for the tip ;-)

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Sept. 29. 2014 at 3:05 pm Hiro said:
Hello again,

We the Switzerland-Romand we wary of German Switzerland (because he eat more potatoes than us) but I will probably do a jump to see and say "Grützi".

Thanks for the tip ;-)

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On 04 nov. 2014 at 10:19 pm carobzo said:
I was on Ko tao late October and we rented at RPM. No worry, identical to the other rental price, clear contract and State of play of the scooter with pictures. We are really satisfied and I wanted to pass the message that can be rented without scam on this beautiful island!


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On 05 nov. 2014 at 03:11 Charly said:

Hi Carobzo and thanks for this feedback.

For those that are interested, it had spoken here: Rent a scooter: RPM a good address



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Feb 13. 2018 at 06:42 Lulu1313 said:
Never luer in this woman. Big scam. Koh Tao


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Feb 13. 2018 at 06:42 Lulu1313 said:
Never luer in this woman. Big scam. Koh Tao


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Feb 13. 2018 at 06:42 Lulu1313 said:
Never luer in this woman. Big scam. Koh Tao


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