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by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

And Transferwise is almost the lowest of the bunch < NO EMAIL > 805. Should have paid my rent yesterday... Before all the manifestations and "peaceful" protests, Transferwise used XE.com for rates. Transferwise is currently using Reuters UK for their exchange rate source as it now says on their web...
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

851 XE.com on the their app now. While their website says 847
WTF
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

Here we go again this morning with dollar exchange rates all over the place. 825 Rueters UK 839 XE.com 823 OANDA 820 Transferwise Afex in Puerto Varas 795 I had to change some dollars to pesos to pay my two workers, so last night around midnight got 829 with Transferwise. Appears a lot of money bein...
by lost gringo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

Yes, a Happy Thanksgiving to all...... but, according to the anti everything people, The latest joy killing decree to be issued from the environmental overlords is that Thanksgiving is canceled because your family meal is killing the planet. “According to research done by Carnegie Mellon University,...
by lost gringo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

My guess is that it appears the Central Bank de Chile sold some usd to bring the rate down below 800. Their previous goal was 750 which didn't last long so I suspect we'll see it bounce around 790-810 depending on much longer the protests go on or how much worse the violence and looting gets or if i...
by lost gringo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

XE.com $1 usd = 820 clp
Rueters UK $1 usd = 792 clp
Oanda $1 usd = 799 clp
Transferwise $1 usd = 792 clp

So Transferwise is going with the lowest quoted rate. I'm going to check at a casa de cambio and see what they're offering.
by lost gringo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Aduana cost for bringing our dogs over
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Aduana cost for bringing our dogs over

We've brought our 30 kilo Labrador as cargo back and forth to the U.S. 4 or 5 times in 10 years on AA and have never been charged anything. Something is definitely not right.
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2570
Views: 39768

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Flew PMC to SCL yesterday afternoon, plane was half full, usually packed.
SCL very calm, everything seemed normal, no protesters, no police or army presence altho there may have been outside the airport entrance. Probably half the number of usual travelers. PDI was practically empty. Pretty surreal.
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 253
Views: 9391

Re: Pesos and Protests

XE.com has USD-CLP =820.6 OANDA has USD= 779.3 https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/ Rueters UK has USD-CLP= 774.3 https://uk.reuters.com/quote/USDCLP Quite a spread 774 to 820. Who do you believe? Transferwise.com is now using Rueters quote where before today they were using XE.com quote.
by lost gringo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2570
Views: 39768

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

This van of Carabineros were lucky to get out with their lives. A Molotov flies over and almost hits other protestors too. https://twitter.com/mmmoray/status/1194719513650061314?s=20 This Caribinera was not so lucky. https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/sites/default/files/styles/f03-651x400/public/2019/...
by lost gringo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva
Replies: 28
Views: 1213

Re: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva

I seem to remember getting a temporary document when I got my first ID, but I don't remember what it was called. Otherwise, I'd just search on that. Registro Civil gives you a receipt which supposedly you can use as a temporary id. My new cedula arrived before I needed to find out if that is true o...
by lost gringo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2570
Views: 39768

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Is there anyone from Puerto Varas and/or Valdivia here? How are the protests down there? I was thinking about visiting in the next few days, and I was wondering if things have died down there already I was in Puerto Varas a week ago and it was pretty normal. Some of the retail stores have boarded u...