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21. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

[quote=Swept Away][quote=Blinq][quote=Swept Away]

But try and find accommodation with digital safety boxes. That way, only you know the pincode.

I just trust the friendly staff, which is not the case in some hostels. I leave them a lot of stuff, including the three new jackets that I bought. In some hostels, they would protest if its just clothes. But some people steal clothes and they really like those black items. Atleast, it made my backpack less heavy.

22. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

Even digital boxes have a master key or code to open them - no difference there.

SA - you are a complete loon! - what are you on about????

23. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting wildfk

Even digital boxes have a master key or code to open them - no difference there.

Digital boxes don't usually have a master code, but rather the proprietor will have a phone number of the company which installed them and will have to call them in order to get a technician to come and open it. That visit will be recorded in their administration so that if anything does go missing afterwards, it can be traced. This is an added security level to prevent theft by staff.

24. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

Sorry you're being far too trusting - I've had one opened in minutes by the reception and see this one about the Eastiny in Pattaya....

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293919-i9439-k2740574-l17432511-Money_missing_from_in_room_safe-Pattaya.html#17432511

25. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Well, I can only say that that's likely to be the exception rather than the rule. In all the hotels I've stayed in, and there have been quite a few, I've never once had anything stolen from my safety deposit box.

26. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

I don't like posting this - it's tempting fate....but.........since 1992 I've never had anything stolen in thailand or anywhere else on 5 continents - however I have had to get several safes opened and it has never been a problem. My uncle was a professional safe cracker!!!!! - he did it legally - and it was great to hear him say how easy some safes were to open - especially those "shitty little tins" in hotels.

27. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

My room in Pattaya, La Chiquita GH on Soi Buakhao has room safes. I did not use it, just too flimsy. But La Chiquita also have large, gym style lockers in the hall. I can use my own padlock to keep my valuables safe. I use a padlock that has no hasp , making bolt cutters useless. Best not lose that key, that's for sure!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-May-2009, at 09:49 by vegasmike6 ]

28. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

My locker in Phuket had those gym type lockers and after I locked the box. I did what I always to, pull the knob and check if its really locked. THE LOCKER BROKE... the bolts were all, I can't think of the right phrases. But you get the picture, I had the whole door of the locker in my grip.

I ended up going to the beach with a bunch of stuff. Which means I didn't enjoy that day.

29. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

My locker in Phuket had those gym type lockers and after I locked the box. I did what I always to, pull the knob and check if its really locked. THE LOCKER BROKE... the bolts were all, I can't think of the right phrases. But you get the picture, I had the whole door of the locker in my grip.

I ended up going to the beach with a bunch of stuff. Which means I didn't enjoy that day.

You're beginning to sound like a disaster movie Swept Away.

Why do you choose to stay in these kind of places? If all you're paying is a pittance for a night's sleep, then you can hardly expect five star service now can you?

Perhaps you deliberately seek out these rundown establishments so that you can derive some form of gratification from the knowledge that you'll either have something stolen, or suffer some other grievance or injustice after which you can play the blame game laying criticism at everyone's door except your own.

The majority of your posts appear to me to have a negative element and you don't seem to be at ease with yourself unless you have an ax to grind somewhere. Why is that?

30. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

[quote=Swept Away]

The majority of your posts appear to me to have a negative element and you don't seem to be at ease with yourself unless you have an ax to grind somewhere. Why is that?

"The majority of my post", WHY?, is someone doing a content analysis of my post? I dont ever make assumptions about people base on what they write, that is so pathetic. Such comment should not be made, because that is a form of labelling. We are here as travelers and not Britney Spears fans trying to be a celebrity blogger.

Besides, I am not PHRASING THINGS as if I am advocating a religion.

I assume you prefer BATMAN FOREVER over BATMAN returns or The Dark Knight.