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by scandinavian
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Santiago peaje
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Santiago peaje

Or you can buy online as suggested. Yes, that covers all roads as far as I know.
by scandinavian
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Need advice buying a new cell phone to bring to Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Need advice buying a new cell phone to bring to Chile

As admin says, then the price difference should be minimal. I would buy here - saves you the hassle and if something happens then it will much easier with the warranty locally.
by scandinavian
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Amazon to go to Colombia....Not Chile

As I understand it, then it is a service centre they are installing in Colombia - ie a call center / online support. It has nothing to do with either AWS or actually installing a physical distribution centre. If that is understood correctly, then it can be no surprise. Chile is too expensive to oper...
by scandinavian
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 101
Views: 8391

Re: Housing market situation

Yeah Vitacura, Las Condes, and the like is definitely not your "average Chilean market." Well, grouping together the Eastern comunas you reach about 750,000 inhabitants or about 10% of Santiago population. Perhaps not average, but not super exclusive either. I wanted to buy it immediately, but firs...
by scandinavian
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 142
Views: 29876

Re: Opening A Bank Account

BBVA said that I should get the paysips validados por "embajada o consulado, del pais de origin de los ingresos, establecido en Chile, y luego validadas por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores en Chile." However I wasn't able to do that (see below). the part about getting them validated by Relac...
by scandinavian
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Getting a Chilean Driving License
Replies: 39
Views: 2141

Re: Getting a Chilean Driving License

After that I had to move an object with a pencil in the end to follow a certain line or shape testing I have a steady hand and then some optical tests of looking through an eye piece into a thing that was like a telescope or binoculars with some letters in it. It was like a mini version of going to...
by scandinavian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: chaos in PDI
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: chaos in PDI

Yep. I did it in Villarica last year. 5 minute tops. Impossible in Santiago
by scandinavian
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 91
Views: 5818

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

I prefer Subaru - Had 2 so far and no problems at all. 5 year warranty / 100.000KM.
They tend to be a bit thirsty, so if you drive a lot, it might not be the best option.
by scandinavian
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 91
Views: 5818

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

For whatever reason, they sometimes register them before selling - still completely new. Even if it is not registered, then you can normally still make some deals when it gets close to 1st of September. Without knowing it, then I guess it is related to bonuses / sales targets. I have in 2 cases been...
by scandinavian
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 91
Views: 5818

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

If you can wait until a bit closer to 1st of September, then you should be able to negotiate a decent discount on a 2018 model (as cars sold after 1/9 are 2019) models. Need to look around a bit and find a dealer that has some models left that have already been registered. I still have not seen a fi...
by scandinavian
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

Re: Private schools

2 things to the OP: 1) If you decide to live in a "up-scale" municipality like Las Condes, Vitacura. La Reina, then the public schools tend to be better as well. I have heard quite positive things about the public shcools in Vitacura for example. Try to contact a few. 2) yes, the enrollment fee is r...
by scandinavian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

Re: Private schools

You realise that the school year runs from March - December down here? If you expect to your son into a school from say July, then I think you will need to apply to all you can find and then take whatever place has an open spot. In order for us to help, you need to specify a bit more - You say Nido ...