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Thailand deposit for scooters

edited January 2010 in - Thailand
Just a warning - When you go on holiday to Thailand, if you want to rent a scooter you have to hand your passport over as a deposit to the bike company for the duration of the rental. This is fine until you go to return the bike. If there is ANYTHING AT ALL wrong with the scooter, from a tiny new scratch to a broken headlight, the company charges an astronomical 'fine' and won't return your passport unless it's paid. Also, it's a good idea to point out any existing faults you can see on the bike before you rent it or you could be charged for those as well.
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