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  1. Apparent rip off! So, the Scotia ATM has a new screen. After entering the desired withdrawal amount you are presented with a screen essentially showing how much the pesos will cost in your home currency and are given the choice of accepting the conversion rate or declining it. I had read about something like this in the past and seemed to remember that accepting the conversion rate was a very bad option. I tested it and guess what, exactly right! If I accepted the rate it would have cost me $110.75 for 1400 pesos! I declined, still got my 1400 pesos and when I checked my account on line the debit to my account was 100.65 an effective exchange rate of 13.93. 
    So, be forewarned! Always decline the offered exchange rate! 

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  2. 9 minutes ago, Go Solar said:

    Here's a board general link on blood donations with good local info and contacts.    Best way to search this board is simply on Google, put in "Chapala.com" and the topic words of interest.     The search function here on the board is.....well.....iffy, to be kind.

     

    Thanks but not quite what I was looking for. I am trying to find the original post and the replies to it. 

  3. On 8/10/2019 at 10:06 AM, happyjillin said:

    I've had duck confit at a restaurant here but I  can't remember which one. Besides that several stores sell whole frozen  ducks including the world famous Brome Lake,Quebec duck.

    One of the pics is confit a la Brome Lake.

    brome lake ducks.jpg

    Brome Confit.JPG

    Care to mention specific stores by chance? I would be a happy buyer. 😊👍😊

  4. 19 hours ago, luvsdawgs said:

    Actually, 50 is the going rate. There are those who pay more, but 50 is the norm.

    We have been coming down for nine years and to the best of my recollection, 50 pesos per hour has been more or less the “norm” for the whole time. Might be time to arrive at a new norm eh? Just saying. 😊. Yes we do have a maid and yes we do pay her more than 50 pesos per hour and she is worth every peso.  

  5. On 1/16/2019 at 6:17 PM, Ferret said:

    Interesting concept but expensive... and must be replaced (the filter) every two years. Even the filters aren't cheap at $123 U.S.  a pop.  Thanks but I'll stick with what I've got.

    But, no more wrestling with the jugs time after time. 😊

  6. On 2017-12-20 at 10:11 PM, dennis clark said:

    I stopped by today. A very comfortable, beautiful , place. A wonderful hostess, gave me a tour of the place. A very nice gallery off to the right, that will change featured artists often, as I was told.A covered wrap around open air, area with many ,very nice tables with nice chairs, with a grassy garden like setting in the back. a small ,separate, small building off that area is their kitchen. Didn't peek in it, but was told that they will have a breakfast and full lunch menu available at the end of the month. There hours will be from 7;30 until 5. they also have a small private meeting room, with a  table seating maybe 12, with large screen for maybe presentations. The pricing of their coffee was very good, and I did try their coffee and thought it was excellent 18P. Very much worth a stop by.plenty of parking. Three very nice ladies there today practicing their customer service. Great place for a cup of coffee and a book.Check it out.Pleasantly surprised .

    Interesting. I have looked in here twice in the last three weeks. Very similar impression and experience including the fact that the young women were practicing their service. I hope, by the time they actually open, their service reflects all the practice ??. 

    I am very much looking forward to the opening which I have heard will be sometime around the first week in the new year. Left my contact info with Scarlet, the manageress. She promised to let me know when the opening will take place. We shall see. ?. 

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