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  1. Because of all the scam phone calls in the area, I do not know how well cold-calling people will work here. A lot of people do not even answer the phone unless they know the number. However, I think the service is a much needed service and one which I would use and tell others about. I just had my oil and filter changed two days ago. Word of mouth especially on a Bulletin Board like this one would be of tremendous value. You should make up a flier that you can post here... at least in text format. It will be like an evergreen ad, as people can search key words and that original post will come up in the search results.
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    What recourse if you're cheated?

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    I just got prices from COSTCO for tires for my Honda CRV-SE SUV. Thought I would share so you can get an idea of their prices in pesos. There is a discount for buying 4 tires at the same time on two of the brands. BF Goodrich SUV Advantage Go $1849.00 ($95.02 USD) less $500 ($25.69 USD)/4 tires Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport 98H $1949.00 ($100.15 USD) no 4 tire discount Michelin Primacy $2499.00 ($128.40 USD) less $700 ($35.96 USD)/4 tires The discount is the total discount on all four tires if purchased at the same time, not the discount per tire if 4 are purchased. You have to divide the discount above by 4 to get the discount per tire. With the Michelin, COSTCO carries at least two lesser value tires. The Primacy listed above is allegedly their top of the line.
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    I have a triple abdominal (incisional) hernia and cannot lift anything until I get it repaired. A garfon is definitely off limits. I use Bonifant and Jorge is very timely, friendly and efficient. The price just went up from $33 pesos to $35 pesos, not surprising given the cost of gasoline and diesel. I give a 5 peso tip.
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    Men's electric shavers

    More from the School of Shaving! I was unfamiliar with shaving oil for electric razors, too. A good article appeared: Pre-Shave Oils and Electric Shaving An oil can’t soften the hair by itself because the hair is covered in a very tough outer shell called the cuticle and it can only be weaken by alkaline components found in a quality shaving cream. A pre-shave oil works by penetrating and holding the water into your skin, making it supple, plump and well-moisturized. This greatly reduces the risks of irritation when shaving. The mention of "good quality shave creams" led to another article below, with recommendations for good shaving creams: What's the Best Shaving Cream? The Ultimate Guide
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    Liability insurance for driving in the US

    Good info solajijic Thank you. My problem has always been driving my US plated car to the US once a year or so and being forced to buy 6 mo US auto insurance to get any coverage. After more than 10 years in Mexico, I pay through the roof for not consistently maintaining auto insurance in the U.S. (one of the criteria for setting rates) and not having good credit in the US because I don't use credit in the US. (In the US, your credit score is also one of the criteria for setting rates.) It is a double-ding! Getting a 6-mo policy is getting more difficult, too, as I always cancel after a week -- upon my return to Mexico. Insurance companies don't want to take me on as a client. A Mexican plated car is the only way to ferry items back and/or forth. Insurance booth selling temporary US insurance abound on the Mexican side of the border. But you must have a Mexican-plated car. Flying and renting a car is the best way to go, unless you want to ferry items back and/or forth... which is the only reason I make the arduous drive in the first place. It costs more in tolls, gas, food, lodging, etc., than it usually does to fly anyway.
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    A couple of links that might be helpful: Export to Mexico Brokers and Importers YRC Freight Import and Export Requirements for Wood Packaging Material ... For additional information on wood packaging materials (WPM) - natural or unfinished wood pallets, crates, or dunnage, serving to convey or protect cargo, see the APHIS Miscellaneous and Processed Products Import Manual, Table 3-199 on page 3-167.
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    Men's electric shavers

    A foil shaver works in an oscillating manner (like that of a desk fan going back and forth). A rotary head shaver works like a weed-whacker spinning around incredibly quick (in the neighborhood of 15,000 RPM!) Also different from the foil head is that with a rotary shaver you go in a circular manner when shaving. Philips Norelco (1150X/46) Shaver 6100 Braun Series 7- 790cc Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
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    Men's electric shavers

    Not really on topic, but a fun article w/shaver recommendations: https://www.toolsofmen.com/electric-shaver-vs-razor/ Some barbers here still provide shaves... naturally, with a single-edge razor.
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    Traffic Rule Question

    Going West on the Caretera and turning right onto the lateral in La Floresta, with my turn signal on, a motorcycle going quite fast in the bicycle lane (no motorized vehicles allowed) plowed into my right front fender and flew over my hood. He was okay and no damage to my car. Alberto, "the kissing cop" was two cars behind me in his own car (not a Police Truck) and saw the whole thing and pulled over. I was on my way to very important meeting and like Spencer, didn't have hours or overnight in jail to wait, so I gave the guy $500 pesos to get a new mirror (which appeared to be the only damage to his motorcycle) and Alberto told me to go ahead and go to my meeting. Is Alberto still alive? Last time I saw him at his wife's store in Riberas, he said he was having some pretty serious medical issues.
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    Mike the ComputerGuy

    Mike the Computer Guy is a good guy. Very knowledgeable, too.
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    New 500 pesos bank note

    For those who have not seen them, yet, there is a picture of the front and back of one at: news.coinupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/mexico-2018-500-pesos-pair.jpg
  13. I ran across this article today and thought it beneficial to share for those of us living Lakeside, especially as it addresses scorpion, wasp, and bee stings, as well as snake bites. It even tells you what size tampons to use for different caliber bullet holes! (God forbid anyone ever needs that information!) Plus, it even has good suggestions for pet first aid kits. Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs NOTE: While the article above is very thorough, it does not go into surgical first aid kits, but if knowledgeable and interested, these kits have really improved beyond simple scalpels, gauze, medical tape and sutures. They now include surgical skin staplers, pre-threaded suture needles, saline-loaded flush syringes, blood-clotting agents, anti-bacterial breathable tissue adhesives (skin glue) topical anesthetics, etc. Of course, in Mexico it is easy to obtain syringes and vials of anesthetics for use prior to suturing some wounds and can be a good addition to any field surgery kit. Check with applicable laws before traveling.
  14. Turn down the volume: Jalisco municipality works on noise bylaw Ocotlán is aiming to be one of the first municipalities in Jalisco to implement anti-noise regulations in line with statewide legislation. Let’s make some noise: Panasonic designs stronger speakers for Mexico Some people think Mexico is loud enough already but Panasonic is introducing two new, stronger speakers, designed especially for Mexico.
  15. We live in Riberas and have a bunch of stuff we can donate,  but don't have a car. If you can arrange to get the stuff there, we would love to help. Call for Beverley at 106-0848 (She knows what we have. I don't.)