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  1. expat0tree

    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    i'm a carpenter and thinking about some hand tools that don't exist here, as well as good replacement blades for tools and eventually even an actual bulky power tool. i wish i knew someone who ordered something big from amazon and it went for them.
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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    are you suggesting crossing into paraguay via misiones? i see no point in flying. too costly. too much of a pain in the ass.
  3. expat0tree

    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    the video is not very clear. so she paid more in import taxes on her phone than the european value of the phone? and then 30% on top of that ? why did she buy it then? it looks like there is enough rip off bureaucracy in place to dissuade anyone from ordering like that.
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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    some prices on alibaba seem cheaper but i don't know anyone who bought from there and what kind of red tape i'd have to deal with, i'll look into amazon also, maybe it's better.
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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    hi, i wonder if buying power tools from alibaba is safe for argentina considering the import duties and possibly super long delays. i noticed there are so much more choice outside this primitive country for a better price too but i wouldn't want to be surprised with some kind of additional...
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    They are selling stale bread

    Ever since I landed in Argentina and began buying bread at an Argentine bakery, I wanted to write about the experience without complaining too much and without being cynical. The occasional bad customer service is certainly worth a mention but by itself, is not enough of a reason to write about...
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    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    here, this may help you a bit, hopefully.
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    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    22,000 – 55,000 deaths are according to cdc.gov, do your homework people... notice there a 2k uptick in the numbers from my previous post, that's because they modified it themselves, not me, and it's more than i thought it was. Also keep in mind that the chinese did not build 2 giant hospitals...
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    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    ok so you are not going to build immunity if your immunity is already broken but you would overcome it and next season your body would be a lot better prepared, as long you've taken care of yourself meantime, it's amazing how little is said about health-related personal responsibility these...
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    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    Yes this virus will overwhelmed the health services precisely because people panic about it when they shouldn't. mortality rate of COVID-19 is anywhere from 2 to 4 percent, and not at 50% like it was for the bubonic plague or the 100% mortality rate for septicemic plague in untreated victims...
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    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    we all are going to get the virus sooner or later, sit back and take it in, the body needs to battle the flu like symptoms to become immune to it, which is not any different from the typical common colds we had all experienced. mortality rate of covid-19 is in par with common colds, a bit more...
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    Buying Real Estate in BA

    Be prepared to play a cat and mouse game with the crooked realtors who want to hide the truth and jack up the price, squeezing the maximum possible out of you by comparison to the better properties you could have bought with the same amount of money. It also depends on how generous and patient...
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    Polyurethane paint for exterior?

    Can anyone recommend a good oil based polyurethane paint for an exterior furniture (heavy duty planter shelving unit) that's meant to be soaked in the rain and bombarded with UV light? White polyurethane pops to mind but I could be wrong. Would be nice if someone has experience with Argentine...
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    Should my dad ship a circular saw to BA?

    I suspected that to be the case, thanks for your insight, I'll probably end up buying foreign tools here even though the imports are so terribly overpriced. I was thinking about getting domestic brands at first but their quality and durability are questionable. The sellers on Mercado Libre and...
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    Should my dad ship a circular saw to BA?

    like how long is long? i'm obviously not flying so it has to be shipped if they aren't going to charge me for its value there.
  16. expat0tree

    Should my dad ship a circular saw to BA?

    Hi guys, My dad happens to have a 220 V saw that I can make use of here but I worry I'd be forced to pay more money at Argentine customs. It's an old saw, not a new product or anything, what are the risks? I've never had anything shipped from Canada, just heard a bunch of terrible stories. Thanks.
  17. expat0tree

    Customer service - lack of

    I've experienced the same kind of inadequate treatment time and time again, the customer service is horrendous here, as if it's some kind of norm. the customer needs to beg and have an infinite patience just to find out later that whatever it is that he/she is looking for is unavailable or...
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    What's an effective way to promote a food product in BA?

    Steve, Ha! The person in the link seems to use "endulzantes" which I categorically stay away from because the idea of true keto is to not rely on any type of sweetener, especially because argentina's food industry is so under-regulated that suppliers can package and repackage just about...
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    What's an effective way to promote a food product in BA?

    Thanks for the insight Daniel, this is probably one of the most encouraging responses I've got thus far, yes I'm looking into becoming a monotributista eventually, once it picks up a bit more.
  20. expat0tree

    What's an effective way to promote a food product in BA?

    Oh please, do yourself a favor and order one of my freshly made no-bake cheesecakes and do not worry about my low-key business profile.
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