I'm not trying to be your friend, I'm trying to disseminate accurate information, so give it a rest,
All I'm doing is telling you how it works
In Bangkok OR Chiang Mai you could fly in on a 30 day visa exempt, stamp in and immediately go to the immigration office to get a 30 day extension for 1900baht or fly in on a 60 day tourist visa wait 2 weeks and then go apply when you have 45 days or less left on your entry stamp and the new extension will be added to your current stamp.
And one last time AFAIK; ONLY that backwater immigration office down in Jomtien tells people to come back when they have a week or less left on their current stamp
5 billion baht... 10 billion baht... to the cartels it's just part of the cost of doing business... the only way to win the war is to eliminate the cartels and educate the citizens... a losing battle if ever there was one.