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by gringalais
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: US Organic snacks in Chile
Replies: 45
Views: 4786

Re: US Organic snacks in Chile

I feel the same, janway. I tend to make most things from scratch anyways, so paying 3X what one would pay in the US for some processed food is just not worth it. For me the toughest thing was finding certain spices for ethnic foods initially, but these days pretty much everything can be found, if yo...
by gringalais
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: No country for old dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: No country for old dogs

If money is a big issue, then I am pretty sure Iners, the main company that does cremation services for pets, has a mass cremation service if they don't want the remains back. I was told about it when inquiring for one of my pets a few years back, so you'd have to confirm it still exists. Also, if y...
by gringalais
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Strangest Warning...
Replies: 26
Views: 2297

Re: The Strangest Warning...

I've been here for 11 years now and I have seen a lot of people (and not just from the US) come here with the idea of being here for the long term and leave within a year. I remember some posts here on the forum from people selling everything after being here only a few months. I guess a lot of peop...
by gringalais
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying electronics in the states then shipping them to Chile
Replies: 17
Views: 3308

Re: Buying electronics in the states then shipping them to C

thank you zeronz, yes, the freight was that.That seems pretty unfair to me, paying duty on freight. I used to work in international trade consulting. It's not just a Chile thing. The standard these days for WTO members is that the transaction value is the basis for duty/tax calculation, most common...
by gringalais
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: US Organic snacks in Chile
Replies: 45
Views: 4786

Re: US Organic snacks in Chile

HybridAmbassador wrote:Miracle Whip, the North Americanos, US/Canada love the stuff..
Not all of them. I think it's vile!
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Overheard in ServiEstado Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Overheard in ServiEstado Today

I don't know either if it is really blocked for 20 days, i just repeated what I heard. What I found most funny is that she said they advise people not to use the option to load Bip funds onto the card. It just seemed so Chilean, "we offer it, but that doesn't mean you are supposed to actually try to...
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: El Patio
Topic: My Last 30 days
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Re: My Last 30 days

Hope everything goes well with your new adventure!
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Overheard in ServiEstado Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Overheard in ServiEstado Today

One I think you guys will appreciaate: So, I was at ServiEstado today making a deposit. At the window next to me, the guy had a problem with his Cuenta RUT ATM card. He forgot the PIN and had been blocked. They gave him the information to unblock his card. However, the card also lets you load funds ...
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Selling cakes at fairs. Licence requirements....?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Selling cakes at fairs. Licence requirements....?

I was mentioning that I knew someone that did it, not necessarily endorsing doing it. It was a significant investment and would only be worth it for someone with an established client base, which I think I made clear The way the kitchen was set up afterwards, well, I don't know that it would exactly...
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: looking for a tax accountant
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: looking for a tax accountant

Oops, English, I meant.
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: looking for a tax accountant
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: looking for a tax accountant

My husband and I know a husband and wife that are both accountants. I know the husband has done advanced courses in tax accounting. Neither speaks Spanish as far as I know. PM me if you want their info.
by gringalais
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Selling cakes at fairs. Licence requirements....?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Selling cakes at fairs. Licence requirements....?

A friend's brother remodeled his kitchen to meet the SEREMI requirements for a food deliverly/catering service. He was renting at the time, but got approval from the landlord. It definitely wasn't cheap. However, he is a trained chef and had a lot of connectons and potential clients. For selling a f...