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by audeo13
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago

My previous landlord's nephew was robbed in Centro. He had just received a wire sent from the States to buy a car and when leaving the exchange house had a gun stuck to his side. He is 100% sure it was the employee who tipped off the robbers. This is what worries me. We were thinking of just having...
by audeo13
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago

I have changed a shit load of cash (large amounts) in the past, never had a problem. Although I have always just exchanged for American dollars and then deposited directly into my Canadian account back home. Don't do it at the airport as their exchange rates are worse. It doesn’t matter that it's A...
by audeo13
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago

The US and Canadian dollar are equal these days, USD easier to find and easily used in Canada. I tried to change the new Canadian hundreds in several places this summer, people just look at them and end up staring through the window in them before handing them back with a smile, I’ll leave them wit...
by audeo13
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Buying Canadian Dollars in Santiago

Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice/recommendations regarding buying Canadian $$ in Santiago. We got super lucky at the casino, woohoo! However, I contacted our bank in Canada and the exchange rate is absolute shit for exchanging chilean money out there. On the other hand, if we buy canadian funds ...
by audeo13
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Re: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;

Yeah, I couldn't say one way or the other if this would work for two gringos. I am Chilean (born here, raised in Canada) so I had full residency working in my favour. This was more of a tip for those who are already in a long-term relationship with a Chilean; like I said, when the PDI showed up to v...
by audeo13
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Re: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;

We paid $65.000 clp but I should point out that this temporary visa stated that I would cover my partners expenses in whole, so it didn't authorize him to work in the country (which honestly, he would never bother trying to work for the crappy wages offered here, makes more playing poker online even...
by audeo13
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: tablet computer advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 2680

Re: tablet computer advice?

If you're worried about servicing, then I promise you the only thing that won't be a headache to have serviced is the Ipad because apple has very strict service agreements with their resellers. All their products get the standard 1 year which you can extend to 3 with the apple care package. It's the...
by audeo13
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Re: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;

He's Canadian, and as far as I recall, nationality didn't really play a factor. We had the department boss helping us because the usual girl was out and I have a feeling had he been American it wouldn't have mattered since she called us American a few times and I had to correct her that we're Canadi...
by audeo13
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Temporary visa through common-law status - si se puede ;)

Thought I'd post quickly in case anyone was wondering... I know a while back there had been some discussion on this and whether the rumours were true, and they are. You can apply for a temporary visa using common-law status if your significant other is Chilean. We didn't actually mean to do it (We q...
by audeo13
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: tablet computer advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 2680

Re: tablet computer advice?

In terms of migrating your usage to a tablet from a pc environment, if your usage is quite lite and nothing overly fancy, an iPad or an Android tablet should suit you fine. The caveat being that you simply cannot do everything you would do on a computer, on a tablet. Tablets are meant for consumptio...
by audeo13
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where to buy a large dog crate in Chile?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Where to buy a large dog crate in Chile?

Ah cool, thanks for the link to the pet store, Patagoniax. The pet stores I've checked so far didn't carry any large ones and said they wouldn't order either. They only cater to the bloody poodle, Chile's unofficial mascot apparently :roll: After checking the easy and sodimac sites, I see they also ...
by audeo13
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where to buy a large dog crate in Chile?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Where to buy a large dog crate in Chile?

Couldn't find any information searching on here, so thought I would post. Does anyone know where I can buy a large dog crate? I can go to Santiago, Valpo or Viña. It needs to be airline approved, kind of like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Petmate-21184-Porter-Crate-Extra/dp/B000MT5AR2/ref=sr_1_3?i...