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    wanted: State of Wonder by Ann Pachett

    Send me a PM with your email address and I will email a non-DRM epub/mobi version to you.
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    Recommendation for a used bike shop?

    I realize that the OP is looking for a used bike store, but just in case you are looking for a used bike as well, see the attached image. We're moving to Peru in three weeks and need to sell one of our bikes. It's a Bianchi SuperCDH Pro mountain bike. We have used it on a daily basis in Buenos...
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    Selling car to Argentine Person

    I think if you sell the car to an Argentinian, you or he will have to pay a substantial import tax. Most transactions are managed with the help of a GESTOR, which is basically a guy who knows how to work the system. I say this never having gone through the process myself, but after conducting a...
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    Selling car to Argentine Person

    Dude, sell the car to me
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    You can authorize an Argentinian to drive your car inside the country, but the owner of the vehicle has to be behind the wheel when you take it through customs at the frontier. Apparently, they're really strict about this. The only solution is to give an Argentinian co-ownership of the car...
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    In my particular case it's actually twice the crazy: the Ford EcoSport is built in Brazil, so typically high *import* taxes were already paid when it was shipped here. Both Chile and Brazil sell the same vehicle for 10 to 20% less than Argentina. The policy does nothing more than discourage...
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    After further research I've confirmed that there is absolutely no way to get a car you purchased and registered in your name out of Argentina if you are not a citizen or long-term resident or a registered exporter (that is, someone with a DNI). As a perma-tourist with a 90-day visa stamp, you...
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    Still researching this insane problem of vehicle ownership, non-residency and Argentinian border crossings. It appears that MercoSur policy is ultimately driving Argentine policy on this issue. If you enjoy reading legalese in Spanish, check out Mercosur - Conducción for more information. My...
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    Amazon and taxes

    No import taxes on books or any other printed material. This is pretty much worldwide.
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    Sara, Thanks again for the info. If you buy and register a car in Uruguay, can you freely take it in and out of Argentina and other south American countries? In other words, could I head over to your nek of the woods, buy the car, then drive back here through Entre Rios without getting taxed or...
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    Jenever

    There's a liquor store on the corner of Santa Fe and Laprida that sells Bols genever. Only 14 pesos a bottle. Not bad stuff, actually.
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    Here is a great forum thread on Horizons Unlimited that explores the complexity of foreign-owned vehicles in Argentina. The discussion is actually about motorcycles, but as it turns out bikes are subjected to the same "A Factor" regulation as cars when trying to leave the country...
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    Good advice, thanks. Chile is apparently the easiest place in the southern cone to buy a car. And in fact while researching yesterday I learned that new cars are less expensive there as well. The only problem is that I don't have any experience or contacts in Chile, which would make the...
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    Leaving Argentina with *your* car

    This must be the most bizarre law on the Argentinian books, and I would love to hear someone explain its rationale. By all accounts it's illegal for a non-permanent resident to take a vehicle out of Argentina at any time, even if you own it. I'm trying to buy a 0km Ford EcoSport. My goal is to...
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    Buying a car

    Thanks. I have a friend in Peru helping me on that side of things, where I expected problems. I had no idea that Argentina would even care that I took a vehicle out of the country, so long as I paid for it here. In any case, is there a place on the net to learn about foreign registered vehicle...
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    Buying a car

    Thanks. When you checked into it, where did you look? Is there a good source of information on this subject on the internet? I googled around, couldn't find much more than personal anecdotes that frequently contradicted one another.
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    Buying a car

    A couple of additional questions related to buying a new car: Is it true that you cannot take a vehicle purchased and registered in Argentina out of the country? I would like to buy a 0km car here, use it for six months, then drive it to Lima when I move there in February. I intend to buy the...
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    Ready for some (NFL) football

    I would have thought this question would come up every August, but a forum search revealed no threads dedicated to the NFL. What's up with that? So, does anyone know of a good place to catch regular season NFL games? Sundays and Sunday nights, of course, but also the Monday night ESPN games...
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    flying through Europe

    I'm travelling to London and then Amsterdam next week. What's the best way to get across the Channel these days? EasyJet has tickets from Gatwick to Amsterdam for 49 pounds each way. Are there better alternatives? Is the train/boat option still viable? After Amsterdam I have about two weeks...
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    resale value of electronics and consumer durables

    I'm trying to figure whether it's worth it to purchase a television for about 6 months of use. The cost of a new set I know is high, but are resale prices high as well? I have no experience selling anything in Buenos Aires and don't know how well overpriced consumer goods hold their value. One...
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