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  1. Vagrant Violet

    Western Union money transfer

    Attention to those with bank accounts NOT based in the United States who currently still have to pay a transaction fee: I have 4 individualized free promotional codes from Western Union that I am not going to use that will expire at the end of June. Here's the background story in a nutshell...
  2. Vagrant Violet

    Where can I get root beer?

    Hey, BostonBucket! I have some A&W Rootbeer flavored drink mix sticks that I brought from my last trip from the US. I mix them with soda water (agua con gas) and it's... close enough ;) I have several. If you'd like, I'd be fine gifting you some for free (all I ask is that you just pay it...
  3. Vagrant Violet

    Western Union money transfer

    Hear, hear!
  4. Vagrant Violet

    How is it going?

  5. Vagrant Violet

    Shortages and disappearing goods

    Seemingly from one week to the next, I cannot find packets of ready-made spaghetti sauce (ie - Knorr salsa filetto lista). At one point, there were a few, but only the pizza sauce flavor. Now the closest thing that I have found are boxes of puré de tomate (as in, you will have to add your own...
  6. Vagrant Violet

    Full-Time Employment Ad I Found - Job Opportunity for Someone?

    Hi, everyone! I often visit a web page for job opportunities for individuals who have disabilities/disadvantages (physical, psychological, complicated family situations, etc.) that might otherwise impede their likelihood of employment (website is: I just saw this post for a...
  7. Vagrant Violet

    How is the Argentinian economy not even in worse shape?

    I strongly agree, particularly with your use of the verb "drown." It's taken me awhile, but I've finally figured out that what defines success and "wealth" is not always financial/material and cannot be quantified, nor should it be. Not to sound too pie-in-the-sky / Pollyannaesque /...
  8. Vagrant Violet

    Western Union money transfer

    Oh, I didn’t realize that there are cuevas that are open! May I ask around which area(s) you know of? I don’t have any contact information for the cuevas in my barrio of Núñez, so I never bothered to venture out. Thanks in advance!
  9. Vagrant Violet

    Fernández will extend the quarantine another two weeks?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it is extended again, though perhaps with some additional conditions... For now, like most everyone else, all I can really do is speculate and observe what I have witnessed thus far... A few days ago, when waiting to pay in a supermarket, I overheard two men...
  10. Vagrant Violet

    Western Union money transfer

    I had recently (successfully) completed a transaction from my US bank account to my Argentine one. I believe that I remember having read that the maximum amount per month per recipient is AR$239,000. I am also quite certain that I had read that a recipient is permitted a maximum of 3...
  11. Vagrant Violet

    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    Thank you, Pensador, for your thoughtful reply. You mentioned some very helpful ideas, which I plan on reading up on soon... but just not today :( Today has been a difficult day of sorts for me to deal with, especially as it seems that a nationwide quarantine is imminent. I plan on viewing the...
  12. Vagrant Violet

    Corona Virus May Hit Argentina Hard

    Guys - I am growing exponentially concerned regarding the constant update, numbers, and restrictions regarding the current situation in Argentina. I completely understand the need, BUT I am supposed to give birth (via a sched C-section) in about 5-1/2 weeks. I know that excessive worrying is...
  13. Vagrant Violet

    Abortion to become legal.....

    One would think that after 10+ years on this forum, I would have learned my lesson that posting here (especially on such a controversial topic) is not conducive to one's mental health, but this thread has been swimming around in my head, and I have to put in my two cents here. Hear me out: I am...
  14. Vagrant Violet

    Western Union money transfer

    Also keep in mind that Monday, January 20 is a federal holiday in the States (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), so if your transfer is even further delayed into next week, don’t worry extra.
  15. Vagrant Violet

    Customer service - lack of

    Over my 11 years here, it has never ceased to bewilder me how poor customer service is. Not long ago, my husband and I were the lone customers in a sofa/furniture store with 3 idle employees. We were more than ready to buy (practically prepared to buy and take home a sofa that very day). No idea...
  16. Vagrant Violet

    Making a Group Donation to Local Non-Profit Organization?

    Hi, all, I am trying to start to gather some ideas regarding how to make a (hopefully) sizeable donation to a local non-profit organization in the next few months. Here's the deal... I am expecting bebé number 2 in a few months. It has been a personally, mentally, physically, and emotionally...
  17. Vagrant Violet

    Child Poverty Above 50%

    Especially as a mom, this news simply breaks my heart :(
  18. Vagrant Violet

    Who plans to live in Buenos Aires permanently and why?

    I recently celebrated my "10 year anniversary" with Argentina, and it seems that I will not be leaving anytime soon. My husband is Argentine, and he has always been very close to his extended family here. Although I kinda already knew what I was getting into when we got married, family became...
  19. Vagrant Violet

    Nov, Dec, Jan rt Buenos Aires - NYC 398usd non stop on United Airlines

    Thanks for the heads-up, Nikad! I was looking over United's website, but I was unable to find the deal that you mentioned... Would you mind pointing me in the right direction, please? :)