Buying property in Chile

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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by Julito » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:37 pm

Yep Brazil's a classic. I have a brother who's lived there for 6 years and lives behind 2 levels of human and electronic security. He speaks the language and's married to a local. To go out at night off comes the watch, out comes the el cheapo cell phone and he leaves the wallet at home, just leaves some cash in the pocket. He's well travelled and street savvy, never been robbed or scammed but he's got some hilarious stories about those who have.

Some don't even make it into their first taxi before being robbed or stitched up somehow. A Swiss bloke he knew was held up and robbed 3 times by the same guy in as many months. The third time the guy approached, apologised profusely for robbing him previously and offered to buy him a beer at a great little bar just round the corner. They got round the corner and the knife came out again.

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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:39 pm

Yeah, my friends kid never made out to the taxi collecting area after landing in Rio de Janeiro. Before him making the trip for Brazil to go and root for his team in the last Olympiad there. When I noticed that every time we went out while he was visiting us in the US, he always had his iphone in his back jean pocket.

I told him to conceal it at least in his front pocket but he said his jeans front pocket is too small and tight therefore he carries in the back pocket. Told him, if in the streets of Tokyo, it is perfectly alright but even here in Nor~Cal, a bit careless to have the phone in his back pocket in the street.

Anyway, we stopped in one of apple store and bought him a phone case that clips on jeans or belt then he can just can cover it with his T-shirt. But NO, this sucker did not follow my advise nor wore the phone clip that I bought him, when strolling in the airport corridor of Brazil. He has put his iphone right in his jeans back pocket and snatched ! Some old habit never goes away....
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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by admin » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Julito wrote:Yep Brazil's a classic. I have a brother who's lived there for 6 years and lives behind 2 levels of human and electronic security. He speaks the language and's married to a local. To go out at night off comes the watch, out comes the el cheapo cell phone and he leaves the wallet at home, just leaves some cash in the pocket. He's well travelled and street savvy, never been robbed or scammed but he's got some hilarious stories about those who have.

Some don't even make it into their first taxi before being robbed or stitched up somehow. A Swiss bloke he knew was held up and robbed 3 times by the same guy in as many months. The third time the guy approached, apologised profusely for robbing him previously and offered to buy him a beer at a great little bar just round the corner. They got round the corner and the knife came out again.
There was a kindergarten school in Santiago that kept getting robbed at night. Like six times. Finally, the robber left a note to the effect: "GET A FRIGEN ALARM!!!"
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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by nwdiver » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:12 pm

admin wrote:
Julito wrote:Yep Brazil's a classic. I have a brother who's lived there for 6 years and lives behind 2 levels of human and electronic security. He speaks the language and's married to a local. To go out at night off comes the watch, out comes the el cheapo cell phone and he leaves the wallet at home, just leaves some cash in the pocket. He's well travelled and street savvy, never been robbed or scammed but he's got some hilarious stories about those who have.

Some don't even make it into their first taxi before being robbed or stitched up somehow. A Swiss bloke he knew was held up and robbed 3 times by the same guy in as many months. The third time the guy approached, apologised profusely for robbing him previously and offered to buy him a beer at a great little bar just round the corner. They got round the corner and the knife came out again.
There was a kindergarten school in Santiago that kept getting robbed at night. Like six times. Finally, the robber left a note to the effect: "GET A FRIGEN ALARM!!!"

OK.........so what do you steal from a kindergarten, little tiny chairs an the letters ADHD.......
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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:42 pm

No those asses clean out everything that can be consumed or sold including the food that was supposed to feed the niñitos.
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Re: Buying property in Chile

Post by David_Bro » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:14 am

This is not the newer-neener post nor is it the cranky post either----someone said pull the other leg and someone said something about getting lucky----legit posts in my view-----but its why i say its very HARD work and you have to pay attention----I started in 1984 in Chile and it was not until 2004 i think before i bought in Chile and it was two plus years of solid looking for property but after that much time, hard work and paying attention, you know it when you see it------again paying attention and looking for luck too its true----it worked out for me as i posted about----Chile is not an easy gig in any way but you can find it----I remember there was a guy up in Caburga with 30 hectares with part of it on the lake----he traded it fair for half a city block in downtown Pucon with no buildings along with a couple of horses, a cow or two and his landcover----this would have been in 85' or so( When you could be on the far side of downtown and see all the way un-obstructed across the plaza to the hotel pucon)----kind of a pretty good deal for both but i think Mr. Pucon got a better side of it.

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