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  1. Went to INM today with an address change. They would not accept my letter of old and new address and instructed me there is now a form "escrite bajo protesta" on the same website. I can't find it. Does anyone know how to find this form letter? Thanks in advance.
  2. I never figured it out and I tried everything. I opened a new account. All I needed was a different email address and that was easy as my email allows 5 addresses. On the new account everything works perfectly. Knock on wood. I have paid at Oxxo and used a credit card. Not any problems at all. Never have been asked for ID. Knock on wood. I have thought maybe the problem started because my original account was several years old and had not been used in a while but I really don't know. It is all working now for the account with the new email address. Good luck.
  3. Spencer's office is now charging $1200 pesos - no longer $500
  4. This person had keys to the complexes and keys to the available apartments. Asking only for information about him specifically.
  5. Looking for a recommendation for Jorge Verdin as a rental agent. He posts various properties on FB but does not seem to own them or be associated with one of the management companies. Please only specific answers regarding this person - not looking for general comments about how to rent.
  6. Wow, I am happy it worked. If you don't mind, what photo ID did you use? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post here. I think you said you posted 2 different IDs.
  7. Please post your results and if you don't mind, which ID they accepted. I won't have my official Residence card until next week. Funny that I was to open a new account without any ID but then I have not tried to check out yet either. Very strange. Don't they want us to buy their stuff?
  8. I have had my account for years also and have been filling my shopping basket with small items for a couple of months. Now, as of yesterday, I get an email security code, sometimes I get the Captcha (sp) photos, and now they want a Mexican photo ID. I have no idea why and can't get into my account at all. Thanks for your comment. I was able to open a new account with a different email address without a photo ID but not an ideal situation as I don't actively use the second email address.
  9. I am trying to log into Mercado Libre and they are now requiring you upload a copy of your Mexican ID with photo. It would not accept my drivers license, passport, or Temporal Residencia Visa. I don't have my final card yet but don't know if that will be accepted either. Anyone have any luck buying at Mercado Libre with these new requirements? I absolutely don't shop at Amazon, so please don't suggest that.
  10. If you will read my original post - I am looking for people with personal experiences - not what the specs are for converters or specific items. As stated: I know there are a lot of specs to pay attention to I do not need assistance with that. Also, I asked about the converters sold by Sterens and on Mercado Libre, if anyone has purchased those items and found them to be of good quality or not.
  11. Original post is asking for personal experience - not what I already know about stats from research.
  12. Icscats, sorry, but the post is about kitchen countertop appliances from "overseas" (not NOB) that are made for 230V?
  13. Does anyone have any experience with step up converters for use with small kitchen appliances purchased overseas. I know Sterens sells them and there is also a variety on Mercado Libre, but i am looking for recommendations from personal experience. I know there are a lot of specs to pay attention to. I am hoping I won't want to have to replace all of my small countertop kitchen gadgets if I don't have to. Thanks in advance.
  14. Luis from Bennos opened his own shop. It is up close to Pancho's Deli LAKESIDE COMPUSHOP+REPAIR Hidalgo 77-3, Planta baja, Riberas del Pilar, 45906, Chapala, Jal. (376) 688 1354 (332) 340 7501
  15. Just a comment to beware of renting from Four Seasons - Tere Barroso, agent. Offices up by Bennos in the same strip mall as Lake Taco. She is very charming but difficult. I have been trying to get my promised deposit refund since September. She said she wired it but I never received it and Tere has refused to provide any receipt for the transaction. As it is over $14,000 pesos, it is not something I want to walk away from. Just a heads up. There are better property managers at Lakeside.
  16. Just add him to your "ignore" list and you won't see his comments - just that he posted something.
  17. I have gone by an optometrist/eyeglass shop in Chapala several time and as I recall they have a descent selection of frames. I believe it is on Degollado several blocks east from Madero on the north side of the street I am thinking in the block(s) between DIF and the post office. Please excuse any incorrect terminology.
  18. I have one extra I will sell. 100p San Antonio If you are in Ajijic, the Dollar Store used to have them in the back where all the bins are in the center "aisle"
  19. Most of the money transfer services that say "no fees" get their fees by giving an unfavorable exchange rate. I have checked into a lot of them and what I have found is that "free" usually costs a lot more than paying a fee somewhere else. I am not saying Chase is doing this, but it is worth checking their international rates before using the "free" service.
  20. I have traveled extensively in the last seven years between the US, Mexico, and Africa, and almost always with a one way ticket. Various airlines. And yes, often it will say that a roundtrip ticket is required. But I have never been questioned or required to purchase an exit ticket.
  21. Super Laura (sp?) has spices. Some of them are not marked so I ask at the counter for what I want - en espanol - pimenton - they come in little bags and are not very expensive.
  22. I have only been here for six months, have made no special arrangements with any seller, have ordered directly on the ML web site, and every delivery has come FedEx.
  23. Everything I have ever ordered from Mercado Libre has been delivered by Fed Ex. And it has worked perfectly.
  24. At the east end of San Antonio, heard/felt a big boom but nothing rattled.
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