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by ExpatBob
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special

Donnybrook2 wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:45 pm
Well, it is nice to see you here again anyway.
Since the mob burned my neighborhood down it's been kind of hard to be present and sociable :)
by ExpatBob
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special

Verified 1999. Still unknown the exact kilometraje. Found a place to stash it but I still would like to sell it because this is not the first time I have been stuck with this situation. (why is it that Chilenos wait until the very last minute to tell you something like “hey man I sold my house, the ...
by ExpatBob
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special

Hi there. What's the year and mileage? Yeah, you're obviously not going to have an exact number, but a rough estimate would be fine. I think it's a 99? As for mileage heck no idea but guessing 180k kms. Also has new exhaust, brakes, swaybar, and driveshaft seals. Give me a couple days and I can get...
by ExpatBob
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special
Replies: 9
Views: 641

For sale: Suzuki Vitara pandemic special

Ancient red Suzuki Vitara for sale. Runs and drives great, has 4x4, ac, winch, roof rack, always passed the inspection with sello verde. Hasn’t been driven in probably 18 months. Everything works. Relatively new tires, new windshield. Idiot parking people gave me 3 days to move it and I’m stuck outs...
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

The timeout stuff has an obvious delay while the network tries to connect. This new thing does not-- it's an immediate decline on credit attempt. They clearly have switched the way the machines run transactions. Anyways, hopefully this helps someone in the same boat who finds themselves at the groce...
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Found something interesting. So, these are Transbank machines. Not webpay. In all the years I have been in Chile, never once has a foreign debit/credit card worked as "debito" for me, only as "credito" Until now. Credito no longer works as an option, but Debito does. How they worked this, who knows....
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Just an info point, these are the chip cards where all you do is insert in the slot at the bottom of the machine?
Yes
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

Not sure if they use webpay. Their machines are the same as they have always been and these are stores i have shopped at for years with no problems. I’ve always run into the same issues online though— webpay is crap.
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Foreign credit cards no longer work?

This is not a bank security thing, this is a network-in-chile thing. Like i said, the banks told me that there were not even attempted transactions on their record. I managed to get some cash out at an ATM but all cards have failed me at several grocery stores and even at the hospital. Maybe it’s sa...
by ExpatBob
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Foreign credit cards no longer work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Foreign credit cards no longer work?

I should clarify, “don’t work in chile” It’s weird, they just don’t work. Like the network doesn’t even try. Called banks for confirmation and they are not even receiving the requests. Not just once, this is a recurring thing. Anyone know what is happening?
by ExpatBob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 136923

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

admin wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:16 pm

but the "left" in chile is nobody's friend, but their own.
One sane act committed in thousands of years of historical failure does not a redemption make. Good on them, though.
by ExpatBob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 136923

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Don't think it has been mentioned here, but garbage collectors have joined the strike in RM. No garbage collection in 42 municipalities. Also, footballers on strike. No national game nor Chilean league. Today is the 1 year anniversary of the death of Catrillanca. Could turn violent... Not a problem...