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Buying pop culture goodies in Bangkok and take them home?

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1. Posted by TechnoNerd (Budding Member, 4 posts) 20 Feb '07 02:32

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We're going to Bangkok in September or October, and I'm planning on buying lot's of pop culture goodies there. This would be things like magazines, DVDs, videogames... I was wondering if you can get in trouble with certain things, if you wanna take them back to Europe. And, if it isn't cheaper to just stick it all in a box and have that mailed to home.

I know for instance that lots of software in Bangkok shops is supposed to be illegal, but I will be looking for vintage videogames and stuff, not the latest Windows.

2. Posted by ainsworth1 (Budding Member, 30 posts) 20 Feb '07 03:17

HI

last time i was in Bangkok i picked up a load of DVD's (about 20 w/cases) and shoved them in my backpack and got home with them no problems. I think if you are unlucky enough to get searched when you arrive home, the worst that can happen is that they may take them off you, but thats it i think.

Not sure about sending dvd's home from Thailand, may be OK if you package them up in a shoe box or something?

3. Posted by TechnoNerd (Budding Member, 4 posts) 22 Feb '07 13:42

I'm not so much interested in bootlegs or illegal copies, so that won't be the problem I think. I guess I'll just try it when I'm there, and see what happens!

4. Posted by ikey (Full Member, 172 posts) 22 Feb '07 17:39

Quoting TechnoNerd

I'm not so much interested in bootlegs or illegal copies, so that won't be the problem I think. I guess I'll just try it when I'm there, and see what happens!

Do they even sell originals in Bangkok??