We just arrived from koh yao noi to bang rong pier. The bus wasn't coming for a couple hours so we inquired about a taxi. They pointed is to the ubiquitous fare chart which showed the typically astronomical prices, many of which changed with magic marker. We explain that the price is absurd and go to watch the monkeys while waiting for the bus. Lo and behold the price dropped 30%!
While the airport ones seem better prices and somewhat regulated, I am now very skeptical of those fare charts elsewhere and will be negotiating a 25-40% reduction wherever possible.
Any other experiences with this?