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  1. "Unsupported video signal" sounds like a problem with the TV not with the receiver. Check the cable between the two. Trying turning on the TV before the receiver or vice-versa. Pete
  2. You might inquire if your bank will accept deposits by mail. Fill in a deposit slip, include the check and mail it in. With a good VPN, there is no reason that the bank will know that you are in Mexico. Unless of course, they have registered your address in Mexico. In that case, they have flagged your account somehow and would also refuse it even if you were physically in the U.S. Pete
  3. If Wifi is your only problem, then get an separate router/access point, and turn off the Telmex Wifi. Pete
  4. Thanks for your responses. In the end though, wife decided on a totally different color... Pete
  5. Is there a local paint store that has computerized color matching? We want color to match some upholstery items. Thanks, Pete
  6. I think a lot of the ATMs we use already have a fingertip reader. That little window, with the green light? That's what it looks like to me, but I could be wrong. Pete
  7. Keep in mind that most cars on used car dealers's lots have all been detailed with engines cleaned, so it is difficult to know exactly what condition it is by looking at it. Many have also had their odometers rolled back. When we went with Spencer to look at cars, he would sometime point out how a car, showing 65,000 kms had evidence of a 90,000 km service in its service booklet. Buying from a new car dealer is a good option as they usually keep the 'good' cars for themselves. We are still very happy with our 2006 Honda CR-V. After 8 years it is still in great shape , with very little repairs needed. Pete
  8. I checked online and both WM and HD showed the product as unavailable. A couple of showings on Mercadolibre. I think I will try to get some Cynoff and a sprayer from the garden store. Thanks everyone. Pete
  9. Having a hard time locating the "Home defense" bug spray I have been using for the past 10 years. I regularly spray along the walls, doors, etc to keep the critters out. Costco, Wall-mart, Superlake did not have any, and I was told that it is no longer being manufactured. Anybody else heard this? And what would you suggest as an alternative? Thanks, Pete
  10. This has happened to me also. So, don't give them the complete form with the bottom part attached! I don't think they can tell that the top part you give them has a different bar code. Pete
  11. I have a 300 liter tank. When it reaches about 20%, I call Zeta, and have them put in 200 liters. Always fills the tank to 85-90%. Never been cheated, but then again I speak decent Spanish and keep an eye on them the whole time. Always ask the price per liter before they fill. Pete
  12. Ok, went to see a notario today to ask about selling our house. Here are the facts: Once every three years you are allowed a tax exemption of $4,300,000, this is actually 700,000 UDIs, whose value changes daily. Must be your primary residence. Must be permanente You need a tax (RFC) number You need to show six months of CFE or Telmex bills with your name and address. Bills must show sufficient amount to prove you were actually living there. If you go over the exemption, you will be taxed on the difference: $sales price - $purchase price - $exemption. Notario didn't charge anything for this consultation, so no reason to avoid consulting. Never listen only to what agents will say! Hope this helps. Pete
  13. As a permanente, you should be eligible for an exemption, which is good for houses up to around $4M pesos or so. Get an opinion from a different notario. First, ask what conditions are necessary to qualify and make sure you meet them. Then tell your buyer you will not sell unless you can use a notario that will accept your exemption. Pete
  14. My 2006 CR-V has developed a very minor gas leak. I would normally go to Pablo, but he already has way too much work. recommendations? Thanks, Pete
  15. Filled up at BP la Canacinta around 11:00, 25-min wait. 500 pesos max. At 12:30, passed by, there was no lineup! Pemex near Arileo still closed.
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