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  1. Check at the big Aceros place in Riberas (or any other). Looks a bit like schedule 40 galvanized tubular fence end posts 2 & 3/8 inch, and / or those commonly used for stop signs etc. Might be a bit smaller than that. Bring them the photo and see what they have.
    4 points
  2. Not us Leafs fans.....too painful. SunFan
    3 points
  3. The one next to Coke has resumed, very slowly, to build again. They had lost their permit and returned deposits made on their condos. The Radisson has had to start paying their buyers interest as they have not finished on time. The loud parties are not at the marina but at an evento place not too far to the east of the marina and Real de Chapala.They usually have fireworks included with the loud music.
    3 points
  4. yes, mom and pop stores are cheaper. I go to them all the time and avoid Walmart unless there is one item i cannot get elsewhere. All our mexican friends say the Oxxos are more expensive also. One time we went to the new Vevero in riberas on the mountain side, got a quote for a 5 foot Tabachin tree, $2,800 !!!!! ($140 US) Went down the road to another one,,,,same tree....$120 pesos ($6).....lol....better shop around. Us, like many probably, when we first moved here we think the prices are pretty cheap, at least reasonable, then when you have friends with the locals, you realize how much you are paying through the nose!!! Went to the "gringo" chopo lab...got a quote for 3 tests....then went to my lab in Chapala.....one third the price for the same 3 tests !!!
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  5. A different program, due to start nationwide in November, is suspended. The statewide Jalisco emissions inspection stations are still in business.
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  6. yes viva Mexico , Ferret, they probably gave you a generic RFC and then later on you ll end up with another thing that does not match.. aren t the bureaucrats fun?
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  8. It definitely pays to "shop around", unless you have money to throw away, as some do.
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  9. One thing I've found is that a lot of expats, unless they have been here a long time or are comparison shoppers, just assume that they will get a better deal from a big box store, because that's how it is up north. But that isn't necessarily how it is in Mexico. A lot of small mom and pop businesses here own the building where their store is, they may live upstairs or in the back, or another dwelling on the property. All the people who work in the store may be family. So they don't have the overhead that the big stores do, and often they have better deals on the same item that you saw in a big box store. They may also quote lower delivery prices. As well, whether you are shopping at, for instance, Tio Sams or some independent little appliance store, shopping locally not only supports the people who live in your community, once they get to know you, because you are a loyal customer, they will often offer you a discount, or free delivery. A friend once turned me on to a fairly local appliance store, about a half hour's drive from where I live. I had never noticed their store before, as it doesn't have any noticeable signage or window display. But when I was in the market for a new fridge, and had looked a lot of places, writing down models and prices, I found one I had seen at Home Depot, an hour away, that they told me they would charge 700 pesos delivery for, for not only less money, but when I asked them what their delivery charge was, they said, oh, we don't charge for delivery- just tip the driver. Now I always check them out when I am in the market for something, and while they don't always have what I want, I have bought a lot of stuff from them, they know me, and always give me good deals. Plus they are really nice people, who always remember my name, greet me warmly, and I am happy to support them. Shopping locally does pay off, even if you might not think so to start with.
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  10. I HAVE BEEN HERE 42 YEARS, THEN ONLY DAYS I AM AVAILABLE ARE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...KEN
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  11. all they have to do to enforce it with expat is have immigration demand it on their requirements and lets see who has the last word on that one. Cedros do not be so sure SAT cannot tell you what to do , they are the IRS of Mexico and they get what they want.
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  13. What are you talking about? SAT has everything to do with you having one. It is the agency that issues them and makes the rules about who needs one. And also makes the rules about which businesses will be required to ask you for your RFC number and enter it on any paperwork they give you.
    2 points
  14. Did you perchance read any of the half dozen or so posts on this topic?
    2 points
  15. The OP is using his real name. I have met him and seems to be a nice and decent man. He comes from another culture so Mexico can be hard to believe when you come from a place where things are looked at in a different manner. . Logic at least the logic I used to know does not prevail here.. The surrealist Andre Breton called Mexico a surreal country and boy was he right.. I think the best bet for the OP is to see if he can have any impact on the board to the end of this year and if not get out sell buy another house or rent until he can see if he is in the right country.
    1 point
  16. Thanks.. that is what the notario said.. An accountant can do it on line so I am going to pay one to do it and be done with it if I cannot get an appointment.
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  17. Directions to the Avis long term parking lot. When you enter the airport entrance be in the right hand lane when come to the traffic circle exit right then left on what I call a lateral, when you see the avis sign turn right and you will see I believe 3 gate entrances enter and save the stub you get then park and walk up to the office there you will get there van and they will take you to the airport when you've done it once it's a peace of cake Phil
    1 point
  18. No shortage of workers. There are many experienced high rise workers in nearby Guadalajara who can be hired to work here. Problem with La Floresta is that the work was stopped due to legal action as the building exceeded the height (stories) in permit. Exhaustive and lengthy court action included an injunction against the work proceeding for about 2 years. This was settled in late 2021 with the developers being forced to remove the top 3 floors. See story here. http://theguadalajarareporter.net/index.php/news/news/lake-chapala/57270-conflict-over-la-floresta-high-rise-settled The Radisson is not a condo, it's a condo-hotel. The focus is on daily rentals operated by the hotel which gets management fees and reimbursements for costs before any rental proceeds go to the buyer. Condo-hotel unit owners are only allowed to use their unit for x weeks a year; if they want to use it longer they have to pay to do so. Many failed in US as the ROI numbers as advertised rarely work out unless situated in an area with nearly-full rental capacity, not seasonal or weekend traffic, which is more common here. The building in SAT appears to be operating on a build-as-we-sell plan. Not that unusual for Mexico.
    1 point
  19. A "retirement visa" is new to me too. As far as I know, there are only two... temporal or permanente. I suspect that the Denver Mexican Consulate is not abiding by the rules. Which is no surprise since different consulates have different monetary requirements. I got my Inmigrado status back in 2012. You'd be surprised how many authorities IN Mexico have no idea that the name "Inmigrado" is the same as Permanente. Just the name on the card has changed.
    1 point
  20. If you want to DIY then these might work... 1) LIUHE - Universal stainless steel bracket for PTZ CCTV security camera with 2 loops (set of 1) : Amazon.com.mx: Electronics 2) XGOGOP Universal Vertical Pole Mount Adapter with 2 Loops, Wall Mount Bracket for PTZ Dome CCTV Security Camera (1 Pack) : Amazon.com.mx: Electronics I think I'd also add an L bracket for a support under the pole to stop it from sliding down ... 10 L-shaped stainless steel brackets, 3.3 x 1.9 inches, high-strength wide corner brackets, 90-degree angle brackets, corner brackets for wooden furniture, bookshelf, board, window cabinet: Amazon.com.mx: Tools and Home Improvement You can get galvanized pipe cut to length at Casa de Plomero. Or you could contact one of the local places that install awnings and tell them you just need the infrastructure installed because you have the shade sail... like Carmen and Octavio Robles Martin at 376-766-0045 or cell number 333-956-4852
    1 point
  21. Just so you know the Mexican government is well aware of taxes not being paid on rentals. They pick an area where expats live and clean house every once in a while. I know they've swept San Miguel de Allende and also PV in the past. Playing with the Mexican government by not reporting income from rentals is like playing with fire. If you get caught, there a big penalties in addition to what you owe.
    1 point
  22. go oilers! battle of alberta tied 1-1
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  23. I have a valid RFC iñ, I am a Mexican citizen and need to have a constancia de situacion fiscal with the electrlnic signature etc.. I have one from 3 years ago but the notario told me i neede a new lne to redl the escritura on tbe house. Itried to make an appointment with SAT but there is no space and i am on the virtual line.. You have your theory and belief I am dealing with reality and when I say they will be overwhelmef i gl by what i am experiencing not my theory Most Mexicans i deal with do not have the new constancia and as they eill need ot eventually for their business the offices will be oberwhelmed
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  24. There are a few of us on this board originally from Europe where we had beer or wine with dinner on occasion along with the adults,yes as young as 4. You have merely spouted a NOB fallacy. My liver is fine at 79[in june]
    1 point
  25. I'm not selling the house nor buying a car so I ain't gonna get all unglued about this.
    1 point
  26. Well, I just bought a new car last Tuesday and gave them my CFE bill which doesn't have my RFC on it yet. However, I also gave them my RFC print out but they didn't use it. I pointed out that my RFC wasn't on the factura and they didn't seem to care. Such is life in Mexico. Bought the car at a large dealership called Camarena Automotriz Occidente in Guadalajara.
    1 point
  27. I don't believe they will be overwhelmed as most Mexicans over the age of 18 already have their RFC and many expats already have one. It is only the ones who are probably here less than 10 years. Many who I have discussed this with have their RFC, it is the last form that most do not have. (Including me). While I never actually applied for one, when I went on the gov't site where it can be checked, it was verified that I have one. It is on bank statements already years ago and is valid.
    1 point
  28. We always bought appliances from Tio Sam's. LG has some of the highest rated washers and dryers and refrigerators. Samsung not so much. GE in the middle. This from Consumer's Reports. Newer LG french door refrigerators have "craft ice" ice makers that make round ice cubes.
    1 point
  29. Up until two years ago, we always parked on the 3rd level, roof, of the main garage and it was a little over $100p per 24 hrs.
    1 point
  30. I think I'll just go to my local lawyer we use and get this all answered. And if I need one he will or will know someone who can help me out.
    1 point
  31. I park at the Avis parking lot kinda behind the large Avis car rental place, fairly reasonable and they provide a van to take and return to and from the airport
    1 point
  32. Then unless a facilitator got an official RFC number for you, you don't have one.
    1 point
  33. Gualberto Real is very good. Tio Sam's sent him to me. Quote
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  34. Local service guy Gualberto Real has been great for my 3-door bottom freezer Whirpool fridge , plus my 11 yr old Whirlpool washer. I can't say about Samsung but a lot of people have recommended him on this board for various brands, so I would not let Coppel's opinion influence me. They might simply make more $$$ on Mabe. You couldn't GIVE me a Mabe anything.......... And yes, the appliance place in Riberas is a great place to shop. That's where both of my items mentioned came from.
    1 point
  35. No one posted contrary. We really can figure this out on our own although Costco in the U.S. do vary some product offerings depending on location. Have no idea if they do the same in Mexico. The main point is they do usually offer more higher end appliances and might be worth a look. Have not had your experience with Tio Sam either. We bought several items there after shopping around, they offer a nice discount for cash and they deliver and set up. I would recommend the OP check them out as well.
    1 point
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  37. Also a pretty good place to find appliance parts.
    1 point
  38. Coppel doesn't carry the same stuff as Costco. Costco is higher end. The OP is looking for ideas as his post right above yours makes plain. It is not necessary for you to "coach" anyone on hot to respond to an information thread. Particularly since this is a local discussion and you don't live here.
    1 point
  39. I think you'll find better quality at Costco than at Coppel. If you just need a dryer, though, I'd check with the appliance guys in Riberas next to the Garden Center. They may have what you need.
    1 point
  40. Just remember, those signs don't necessarily mean THAT house is for rent, just that info on a rental can be found at that house. Learned that the hard way.
    1 point
  41. IF this is for real...... 🤔.....way to help is get on the BOD yourself and work from the inside. Why do you think people whose professions or careers don't correspond to their BOD positions? Mainly because anybody with a brain, and who wants to avoid stress and conflict, avoids being on the BOD like the plague!!!
    1 point
  42. SRE announced that applicants for Mexican citizenship by naturalization will no longer have to obtain their own (federal) constancia de no antecedentes penales. Instead, that document will be automatically requested during the application for Mexican citizenship. SRE agilizará constancia antecedentes penales
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