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“Rent a dowry” – Thais’ way to “Keep Face” and “Keep up with the Joneses”

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Thai Rath reported that a Thai company had come up with a new idea in these dire economic times. 

Thais can now not only pretend to be rich by renting cars to impress guests at weddings.

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They can also rent money for the day so they can boast about the size of the dowry.

Families of grooms or the grooms themselves were prepared to pay 20,000 baht to “rent” 300,000 baht for the big day. 

To really put down an impressive dowry you could pay 90,000 baht for 2 million. 

Now wouldn’t that impress the Joneses next door and the wedding guests! 

Not just that. 

There are special packages of car and dowry. 

For example a million baht dowry AND an E250 Mercedes Benz Coupe for the day could be had for just 60,000 baht. 

Thai Rath reported that the “new idea” was an extension of second hand car companies that would rent fancy vehicles out to their clients to impress girlfriends and business associates. 

It was all a sham designed to create “face”. 

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

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