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by passport
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 150
Views: 54489

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

I was just talking to the manager in the electrical department at Home Depot. They've been advised that there will be a short supply of house wiring well into 2022 - not because of copper supply, but the (vinyl?) jacket material.
by passport
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Attention those looking for US foods, snacks. Kirkland products
Replies: 19
Views: 2390

Re: Attention those looking for US foods, snacks. Kirkland products

Highly recommend their huge bags of organic tortilla chips!
by passport
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Minimum possible time in Chile to then wait for temporary periodic income visa in the US ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: Minimum possible time in Chile to then wait for temporary periodic income visa in the US ?

I think the notice was short - like a week or less.
I did go with a translator, who is the lawyer’s legal assistant.
by passport
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Aduanas - Customs at Airport, can you bring in a natural wood item if it has been sealed and laminated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: Aduanas - Customs at Airport, can you bring in a natural wood item if it has been sealed and laminated?

There are travel cases for fishing rods. Another good option is a snowboard bag - shorter than a ski bag, with plenty of extra room to pack clothes.etc. However some airlines charge an extra fee for the snowboard bag.
by passport
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Aduanas - Customs at Airport, can you bring in a natural wood item if it has been sealed and laminated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: Aduanas - Customs at Airport, can you bring in a natural wood item if it has been sealed and laminated?

Might help to avoid confusion when speaking with an agent, if you refer to it as varnished instead of laminated. Laminated wood generally means glued layers - like plywood or veneer.
by passport
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Can a property owner legally lease their owned property after their residency credentials have expired?
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Can a property owner legally lease their owned property after their residency credentials have expired?

If you want fast, thorough and accurate advice, it is well worth using the paid professional services of Spencer Global.
by passport
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: How to become fluent in Spanish
Replies: 20
Views: 2585

Re: How to become fluent in Spanish

Partner who speaks only Spanish - helpful, but most helpful if they constantly correct you. If they just let the mistakes pass because they understood what your poor Spanish meant - not so helpful.
by passport
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where to buy vitamins in Chile?
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Where to buy vitamins in Chile?

Forumites used to recommend iherb.com. Are they out of the picture now?
by passport
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: No zinc roofing in stores?
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: No zinc roofing in stores?

Another explanation I heard recently is that the empresas are scooping up big or whole lots of stuff as it comes in - well funded as they are and able to read the writing on the wall. Makes it tough for the little guys.
by passport
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse December 14th Pucon and Villarica Area
Replies: 56
Views: 6116

Re: Total Solar Eclipse December 14th Pucon and Villarica Area

Full view in Frutillar. Sorry Charles!!
by passport
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving 2020!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2020!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!