By: Big Guy (offline) Thursday, 26 May 2011 @ 06:58 AM ICT
Let's think about this "request" because it sounds suspiciously like a variation on any one of the dozen Nigerian scam emails that we see every day. My guess is that anyone replying will be offered a piece of the profit for organizing the deal, but at some point they will have to put up some front money.
The person who posted this is a new forum member with no other comments or articles. Is anyone surprised?
Wouldn't a legitimate business person get a reply from Honda for a 100 unit purchase? Sure they would, and if for some reason they didn't, they would be on the phone to the Honda office, HQ or a large dealer in Bangkok.
In Asia it's not uncommon for businesses to use Hotmail etc., but if this "business person" can't get a response by faxing Honda on his letterhead, then something is very wrong and it's not with Honda Thailand.
If any Motorcycle Thailand readers want to participate in this "wonderful business opportunity" they can probably get the same end result by putting US$1000 in their pocket and heading for a weekend in Pattaya with a couple of ladyboys. (Not that there's anything wrong with that as long as it was planned that way!)
By: news (offline) Thursday, 26 May 2011 @ 08:54 AM ICT
The request for help is genuine, as far as it comes from Vietnam, and from sources we know that the Vietnamese government has studied the purchase of Honda motorcycles.
We forwarded the information, with all details to Honda Thailand (Motorcycles) Co. Ltd., which is probably another Honda that most people first try to contact. It's for Honda to decide how to proceed with the information...
And it's a fact that Thai companies are really not into answering emails...
By: Anonymous: Ron () Thursday, 26 May 2011 @ 01:35 PM ICT
" We forwarded the information, with all details to Honda Thailand (Motorcycles) Co. Ltd., which is probably another Honda that most people first try to contact. It's for Honda to decide how to proceed with the information... "
Please advise, in due course, whether or not you receive a response from Honda.
After my experience with sending emails to many Thai-Companies, and believe me I'd really send many, it's that no one of them ever answered.
My questions have been about oil coolers, intercoolers, rims, exhaust-systems and more stuff like this.
Now I buy everything I need in USA or Germany.