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Offline Johnnie F.

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Re: The great Thailand vloggers war
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
no worries there is always GOFUNDME to fall back on

there's an idea for those websites who's fail to meet their servers costs :evilgrin

Thanks for reminding me to put that button back on the page! :evilgrin

       


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Re: The great Thailand vloggers war
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2019, 02:10:59 PM »
Hi Thaiga, part of my attitude is based on the fact that I will be 72 next week and have survived without insurance so far. Far too late to start now.  However, if you want to donate cash then my usual terms apply.
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Re: The great Thailand vloggers war
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2019, 02:34:54 PM »
happy birthday t/t and i hope you continue to have many more healthy years ahead. as for mandatory ins. that will certainly put the cap on more elderly retirees coming to the land of spensive. then it will be hot.



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Re: The great Thailand vloggers war
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2019, 06:24:46 PM »
My own view is that money spent on insurance is money wasted.

I see your point TT. The whole premise of insurance is to 'protect' against unfortunate events. And soon after came the Loss Adjusters; the people hired by the insurers to reduce the amount paid out and protect vested interests. Remember the 'Lloyds Names'? A great ruse if you had money: you became a 'name' in a syndicate and could offset tax against your stake in the syndicate. All was wonderful (for the members) until a series of natural events (like the Great Storm) called up their investment. The howls of protest were amazing to hear. The golden goose stopped laying. And Lloyds changed forever.

The most important thing to remember with any insurer is that they will try to reduce what they pay out (or not pay at all). They are one of the groups that I always read the small print and make sure any claim is bulletproof. Be clever and don't go for the cheapest. Get it all in writing and be prepared to fight fire with fire.

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Re: The great Thailand vloggers war
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2019, 08:33:27 PM »
OK CK, Agree entirely.  The insurance companies are out to make money for their shareholders and there is nothing wrong with that.  If I were in the business of sending fleets of oil tankers across the globe then I would want to insure against catastrophic loss.  When it comes to health insurance I suspect that, 9 times out of 10, the insurance would cost more than the treatment. It is a gamble, and Kev seems to have been on the losing side.  At my age I think I am uninsurable anyway. And CK, as you rightly point out, there is always the small print lurking to deny any payment.
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