By: Anonymous: David () Tuesday, 13 March 2012 @ 11:10 AM ICT
Don't take it personally.
Most Thai businesses don't answer English language emails.
Unprofessional maybe. Not competent or confident with their written English maybe.
My attitude is; 'No reply, no business.'
Yes, i agree...no answer email = no business. Lifan specially sucks on emails as i have tried so many times before and even by phone they give unsatisfactory replies. The 250 vtwin seems an "Maybe ok" chopper, but what if you need to get in contact with them? With as small as they are here still...and knowing they want to gain marketshare they must really be braindead for not acting better...and i mean a LOT better! They simply are not ready for doing business here. The horrifying stories from the cross 200 somewhat reflects on their attitude to serve inquiries.
Lifan or Platinum...whats the difference? Nothing, its the same with a different Label.
I have to say that the right email address is not a guaranty that you get a response. But your chances are improving. If you have serious questions you best let somebody like your wife or g/f call them to ask the question.
Within hours of sending an email to Lifan asking where I could buy a Lifan if I was in Phuket, they called me and asked me if I would like to open a Lifan dealership in Phuket!! But that was in 09. I have also emailed recently (the correct email) and received no response.
By: news (offline) Friday, 08 June 2012 @ 08:46 AM ICT
It’s a Thai thing, I ask a few people I met after I tried to communicate by email and I got a width range of excuses so I not really think it’s just one reason.
It’s not even English language related, as we also send out a good amount of Thai emails and get also little response.
Apparently, Thai people find it difficult to communicate with others without ever meeting them in person. I say this because, we have some contacts who never replied to our emails, but after we meet with him at his office he’s one of the fastest responders on our emails…
One of our administrative workers always calls before she sends an email, something I can remember a lot of people also did that in the time all used the FAX ….