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Al Berca last won the day on August 8 2018

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  1. Al Berca

    Taxis service

    At their prices they should never be unreliable.
  2. Yes, cost of electricity has gone up in some areas here. and will eventually increase across the country.
  3. Al Berca

    Shaw High Definition

    The answer to these questions and much more information are all provided in the link that Dough was kind enough to post.
  4. Al Berca

    Spago’s open

    Just walked by. Looks like they are close to full inside and outside. Not sure they need our help anymore.
  5. And screw their buyer instead of themselves. Another of your “great” ideas.
  6. Good idea Tomas, except legally the buyer has the right to select the notary.
  7. It was common place here until a few years ago for notarios to help the sellers out by reducing the sale price of the house to reduce their capital gains. Since that has been stopped and true sale prices must now be used by Notarios, complaints such as yours are frequent. I don’t believe you have an alternative if you wish to sell your home now because now the law is being followed. Before it was not, but most buyers did not understand nor have explained to them how they were being screwed at the closing of their just purchased home.
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    Social Security Question

    I rent a box at the Ajijic post office for about 40 USD per year. Been doing it about 14 years. Never have not received my “are you dead, yet” letter from SS. Never had SS check stopped or delayed. Do nothing unless there is a problem. Why try to draw unnecessary attention to yourselves for no reason. They have your contact info and will use it if need be.
  9. Al Berca

    need info on renewing US passport

    The US Embassy in Mexico is in Mexico City and there is only one. The others, including GDL, are called US Consulates.
  10. Al Berca

    Need an Optometrist at Lakeside

    I took her prescription to Costco had an eye exam there, too. When comparing the two eye exams, they were not identical, but about as similar as they could be to each other without being identical. Unfortunately, with my complicated prescription, Luz told me she could not even come close to the Costco price.
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    Mario's in San Antonio

    If that is true, please promise to never make a restaurant review. Just read them and write nothing. Thank you.
  12. Al Berca

    recycling not working

    It hasn’t worked the last four or five times they tried it either.
  13. Al Berca


    Make sure you are friendly and helpful to all of your neighbors, especially Mexicans. The rewards will be endless.
  14. Al Berca

    Need a plumber in Jocotepec

    Wouldn’t this question receive more and possibly better responses on the forum for Jocotopeckers and folks in your area? I know of no plumbers who would be willing to make the long and turbulent drive from Chapala/Ajijic for a leaky water heater.