I would say that it is essential to buy from a registered gold dealer, who is displaying the National Gold Price for that day and issues a receipt, having weighed the gold in accordance with the legislation. Stay away from any other supposed gold outlets or you will surely get ripped off.
Nevertheless, it wouldn't hurt to buy from a reputable gold dealer. I know the reputable dealer(s) in MY neighborhood, and I buy from (and sell back to) the same one all the time. There is a very small spread between the buying and selling prices, and they always stand ready to buy (and sell) at the actual official prices. Here's the one I use:
They conveniently have a shop in a big mall near my home. I don't know where you live, so I can't recommend a specific shop to you. You'll need to find the reputable dealer(s) in your neighborhood. Maybe you can ask some of your Thai neighbors this question?
At this moment's price, one baht of gold would cost just under 32,000 baht. And by the way, one baht of gold is not a very big "lump".
I had high hopes for Milei, but my hopes were dashed when I discovered this about him. It seems that he has been installed as President, and not for the benefit of the Argentine people, but for the benefit of Jews:
Not really as the price is set Nationally. All you can do is choose a well-established shop and grab it at the best price when it drops as it has.
Unfortunately, it's still very high even with the recent drop but maybe now would be better than nearer New Year.
Let's be honest crop burning in the north has contributed little to this year's pollution . Bangkok was already under a pollution cloud of its own making with heavy traffic and tall buildings disrupting air follow.
Every year crop burning is blamed and it's BS as the issue is the city structure its self. I live in Isaan and the crop burning is almost no existent at the moment as the harvest is still being brought in.