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  1. ben

    Bolivia

    This thread is wild. So far we’ve read that: police not shooting protesters = coup; guy who skirted both the constitution AND popular vote just by running (never mind the alleged fraud) = coup victim; said victim in mortal danger; US criminal justice bad, Argentine jail good; OJ Simpson =...
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    Getting pesos OUT?

    You don’t need to go to Uruguay. This problem has long been solved, no need to reinvent the wheel. You find people here who will give you dollars in the US against dollars here. That can be friends with the opposite problem, or people who provide this service for a fee. If pesos are involved...
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    Getting pesos OUT?

    If you want to mix it all up, feel free. WU is happy to do that because they’re screwing you on both ends, may as well put it all in one pile. Me, I would not charge nearly that far above the blue rate. Today’s rate was about 66, 75 sounds outrageously high. If you want to do that and find...
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    Getting pesos OUT?

    Didn’t understand that at all. In fact, I think you are mixing 2 operations: transfer of money (USD here against USD abroad), and exchange (USD for pesos). Things go much smoother when these operations remain separate.
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    Getting pesos OUT?

    That’s exactly what the blue rate is about. The street rate not regulated by the government or BCRA.
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    Getting pesos OUT?

    There are many people, locals and expats alike, that deal with this dilemma. Most of it is not anything sinister. 20K USD in a suitcase in New York says “drugs” or at least “money laundering”. Here it means “regular people doing business”. Doing business here completely en blanco, indeed simply...
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    Overstaying 90-day limit

    I am, frankly, appalled. How DARE you make the insinuation that Argentines would be guilty of discrimination - or worse, racism? Argentines are the least racist people there is anywhere in the world. Believe me. EDIT (because people are idiots): the above was a JOKE.
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    Overstaying 90-day limit

    What I wrote applies in equal measure to someone who has overstayed, as long as the fine was duly paid. You will not be refused entry because of an overstay. You might be denied entry because of an impression that you are not actually visiting, but living here and as such misrepresenting...
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    Overstaying 90-day limit

    Highly unlikely you’d have any problems on a domestic flight. To use correct terminology, you’ve never “renewed” by leaving and returning. You’re being admitted anew each time, with all attendant conditions. It is possible, but unlikely, but not unheard of, that on any re-entry to Argentina...
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    NYC Birth Certificate Apostille

    I never needed this but have spoken to other people who did. Most of what you wrote appears about right, with the following exceptions: I’m pretty sure that notarization should not be required for official documents, particularly vital records. And indeed, some poking around shows nothing...
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    Selling a car

    Bumping again. Price of the car down to 270K pesos or best offer. Most of the other miscellanea I wanted to post is already sold; one bookcase is still for sale. All the other stuff above are still on offer.
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    Buying used car - need suggestions

    PS If you’re in the market for something like this, drop me a line.
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    Buying used car - need suggestions

    As someone who is selling a used car, I can tell you what prospective buyers usually ask for. First, photos. Second, evidence of having been serviced. Third, they want to take it to a mechanic to look over and pronounce it in good shape. In my case it’s a bit easier, because both prior owners...
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    CUIL vs CUIT ?

    So I understand. No CUIT at all? Certainly. More than one? I don’t believe so - the CUIT is usually identical to the CUIL (except as regards non-physical persons).
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    CUIL vs CUIT ?

    On the assumption that US terminology would be more understandable: CUIL is roughly analogous to the SSN: it’s official purpose is for Social Security payments, and as such it’s issued by the SSA, notwithstanding that it is also used for taxes and lots of other things (it’s basically became a...
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    Is Argentina heading toward economic crisis – again? | CNBC Explains

    Serious question: Someone, or something, always has the power. What would you have it be, rather than money? My parents are Soviet emigrés. I am somewhat familiar with the system where the power of money was, supposedly, not so oppressive. Not sure if that’s the paradise anyone is looking for...
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    Selling a car

    Bump and follow-up. Also selling miscellanea such as: Fridge: Whirlpool, 380L, 6 years old, great condition. 15K pesos OBO. Washing machine: Eslabón de lujo, 9 years old, 6 kg, 600 rpm, doesn’t look brand new, works perfectly. 5K pesos OBO. HP 1102W printer. BW laser. Works with...
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    Travel Medical Insurance Suggestions

    Just sent you a PM.
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    Selling a car

    Selling a Honda Fit LX 2009. Automatic transmission. 69K km. Has a couple of external knocks from fender benders; no structural damage. I am the third owner and know both previous owners personally. Was serviced, and had oil changed a few months ago. Passed VTV inspection in August. 330K pesos...
  20. ben

    Max Purchase US$200 per Month for individuals..!

    We were planning on leaving regardless but frankly recent developments have not convinced us that we were mistaken. Anyone needs an A/C in great shape do let me know. (Or, for that matter, a fridge; tabletop oven; washing machine; car; some other stuff).
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