I had a cab driver in suratthani (Thailand) try to charge me 1500 baht (approx $45 USD) for a 6 mile cab ride to my hostel. He followed us for about 5 minutes saying “you won’t be able to find somebody else to take you, it’s too far away, this is a very fair price” and repeatedly told me to check my phone’s map to see how far away it was
i laughed in his face, went to a cafe. had a beer and asked one of the girls working there if she would mind getting me a cab. and guess what, the guy she found only charged 300 baht ($9 USD)
i also just bought a pair of fake oakleys today in phuket as a christmas present for my dad the girl tried to tell me they were real and said she wanted 750 baht ($21). i was like. yeah right, i don’t want them then. i was only looking to spend about 100 baht ($4). she ended up taking the 100 baht.