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I noticed you have had a bit of info on Jon Steele. We paid for his ebook but it never arrived and no emails either so we ask who ever his third party is to refund our money immediately. We are still waiting for that.
Anyway live and learn. I wished we found this forum before hand.
I noticed a bit of info on the cost of living, which I suppose everyone asks you, but is it possible to manage on what I reckon would be about $900 US a month or will I have to have cold showers for the rest of my life. Two adults 2 children in modest accommodation? More than likely Santiago or out burbs?
Is it possible to manage without a car, is there enough transport to cater for the lack of a car? And what would it cost per/week to use it for everyday stuff?
When renting an apartment can all of utilities be part of the deal?
Don't worry I have plenty more to ask yet, but I don't want to bombard you with too much.
Would appreciate any thoughts.
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Being in route, and not in country, means I am no expert on the majority of your question. That being said, I had similar experience with Mr. Steele's e-book, which some on the site say exists, though I have my doubts. We bought it in the same time frame as you did. I did get e-mails from him, after requesting him to send the book. After a couple of times, he wrote back and said he never got the funds (I used Paypal.) He said he didn't have Paypal, and that his payment processor said that my transaction looked fraudulent. To his credit, he advised that his system/server had been hacked, and he may be playing catchup.
After a couple more emails, we upped the ante, and got Paypal to go after RegSoft, his e-book distributor, and about a month later, we had the money back in our account.
Reading on some of the back posts, his book seems to be a bit limited to Santiago. Others said it seemed to be advocating tax avoidance strategies that may land one in some tax trouble.
Do continue to make efforts with your credit card company or whatever payment method you used to get your funds fully refunded.
Hope all is well, and your move is smooth, and your feathers unruffled.
Final thought, in September 28 or 25th, a book that might be better and help you out is coming out, called "Culture Shock: Chile" The former edition is well sought out and recommended, or so say the reviews. The updated version is likely to be an excellent read. Also, consider the book, "Journey in a Thin Country." I understand it to be a single womans travel throughout Chile. My Significant Wife says the book you would benefit from that she has read is "Insight Guides: Chile and Easter Island," if you were moving to a big city. If you are moving out to the coast or elsewhere, she thinks "Lonely Planets: Chile" is a great guide to smaller towns and outlying areas. She's read most of the tour guides and such, and says they're all different.
You see my folks live there and they want to move up to the 5th Region back to the coast.
any tips on where to publish their house/land for sale? Great place BTW, visited a few years back, will sadly miss those yummy strawberries and rasberries..
I've been lurking on the board for a while now and thought it was time to make the jump.
Why am I interested in Chile? Well, my polola is a lovely Chilena from Antofagasta who was working at my lab in Germany.
She has since gone home and I have moved to Belfast.
I made a 6 week visit to Chile over Christmas and am now getting itchy feet and debating whether to make the move....
All the best