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  1. ASUS CM5571-BRoo3 Desktop unit with Intel Pentium Dual-Core ES400 2.7GHz, 6GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB), 1TB new hard drive, 8 USB 2.0 ports, US keyboard and mouse, Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 mps running clean copy of Windows 7 Home Premium but NOT pirated software so upgradable to Win 10 if so desired. This machine is very fast and well maintained and perfect for either home or server use. No monitor supplied so only US$300 or peso equiv. Call Brian at 766-4836.
  2. The Banamex USA situation was very different as Citibank, the most recent owner, was closing those particular branches and did not provide a vehicle for transferring these branches accts to different branches. Clients were therefore required to find a different US bank to deal with instead of Banamex USA.
  3. The wording in this article is unnecessarily inflammatory, possibly to get you to come to the "Info Session" and sign up. This is also NOT new news and has been going on for years. Not all brokerage companies take this attitude of dropping low balance, non-resident, clients because they don't want the hassle of Govt reporting when they already have relatively small margins of profits on these few clients. Other brokers, such as TD Ameritrade, are happy to take you as a client with no hassle even if you have a Mexican address and no US (eg. Laredo or family) mailing address. I have helped 2 people set up accts with TD Ameritrade in the last 3 weeks. I also have a client who has just this month changed his address from US to Mexico and therefore changed his Schwab acct from US to International. There may be other brokerage houses that also are happy to have Mexican resident US persons as their clients but I have not researched it because I have been extremely happy with TD Ameritrade.
  4. 6 1/2 ft artificial Christmas tree (spruce) with 2 complete sets of light strings included. US$100 or peso equivalent. Call Brian at 766-4836.
  5. Had the same problem this week. Replaced regulator on propane tank. Pilots on fireplaces now working great!
  6. Note that long distance calls to US & Canada are toll free EXCEPT for the above "toll free" numbers!!! You will pay handsomely if you use them!! Better to find the local number when possible and call it free!!
  7. I have ordered lamps from Costco.MX because they were not available in the store. Delivery was only 3 days and no hastle or cost to Lakeside. One caveat, not only do you need a Costco card (no surprise) but I needed a Mexican credit card to successfully complete the order.
  8. See my ad "Efficient Wealth Management" - page 17 in the July 2015 Ojo del Lago magazine. I have lived here fulltime for 14 years and do individual US taxes and tax returns for Canadian Residents and Canadian Non-Residents. Also, independent financial planning for Americans and Canadians fulltime from here in Mexico.
  9. Call Brian at 766-2230
  10. Thanks Mainecoons for the info. I will give them a call if no one is recommended in Lakeside.
  11. See Efficient Wealth Management ad in the Ojo del Lago each month.
  12. You can buy the temporary Insurance policy that you need for the US at the O'Rourke insurance company (used to be a Lloyds office) in plaza next to HBC bank across from Walmart. Pay for the number of days that you need it in the US.
  13. I am looking for a 2bed 2bath unfurnished house for long term rent in Ajijic. The lease where I am ends May 31. House needs up to date appliances and covered parking. Otherwise, I have my own furniture.
  14. Has anyone found a repairman here at Lakeside who can repair the motor in a treadmill?? The electric motor in mine is shutting off when in use.
  15. I had a failing water heater last month and did some research to determine what might work best to replace it. What I found was a lot of complaints, or difficulties, with one handle faucets, particularly in the shower. Apparently the mixer inside these units can cause pressure modifications in the hot water line that gives the on demand system fits, resulting in too cold or too hot and never able to balance. Maybe true, maybe not, but lots of whining about it!! Solar system sounds like a great idea, unless you are a renter!! Ended up installing an inexpensive traditional tank type because of the warnings/whinings. Cost from heat loss somewhat reduced by keeping in outside contained room relatively close to the bathroom.