Most shops, including those in malls and departments store complexes, are generally open from 10 am to 10 pm, though opening hours are typically longer in tourist areas than in smaller local towns.
Thailand Prices and Bargains
Usually, fixed prices are the norm in department stores, while bargaining is expected at most other places, particularly at night markets and local central markets.
Major credit cards are accepted in most establishments and shopping centers, particularly the larger ones in Bangkok and the more touristy areas.
The currency in Thailand is the Thai baht, though any currency can be brought to a Thailand money exchange counter and converted to baht.
Receipts and Return Policies
It is always advantageous when returning an item if you have a receipt. However, returning and exchanging items in Thailand isn’t as accepted a cultural practice as it is in western nations.
Packing and Shipping from Thailand
As millions of visitors enjoy shopping in Thailand and frequently ship items home, it is commonplace for shops to provide services shipping from Thailand.
Thailand Export Permits
It is unlawful to export Antiques or Buddha images out of Thailand without approval.
Quality Thai Jewelry
Buyer beware: There are many counterfeit goods in Thailand of varying quality, some more convincing than others.