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Brian Dalziel

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  1. Did you renew your vehicle registration for 2021 using the online website? If so, how did you pay and how do you subsequently obtain your official documents (tarjeta de circulación permit, windshield sticker, proof of payment receipt)
  2. The weather underground weather station ICHAPALA2 located in Brisas de Chapala reported 52.5° F (11.4° C) at 8:00 am today Dec. 31st. https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ICHAPALA2
  3. There is so much information floating around about the processes involved in immigrating to Mexico that it's easy to forget the basics: A visitor permit is for foreign tourists (for stays of up to 180 days); A temporary resident visa is for temporary foreign residents (for stays of more than 180 days but not longer than 4 years); A permanent resident visa is for permanent foreign residents (for those who wish to remain in Mexico indefinitely).
  4. The problem here is that Copell Chapala does not tell you they don't take USA credit cards, but rather they stick it in the machine and then the card is refused. I complained to my credit card company and they politely told me that it was the merchant who rejected the transaction. I was somewhat embarrassed at having accused Mastercard of causing the problem.
  5. They pay the bill at the dealership themselves and you reimburse them when the vehicle is returned. But S&S Auto only accepts cash pesos for this service.
  6. FYI, If you do not wish to drive to Guadalajara yourself, S&S auto will take your vehicle to the dealership for service and bring it back for a small fee.
  7. FrankyOP -- Please resist the urge, if you can find it in your heart, to change your shipping address after you put something in your Amazon shopping cart. Simply change your address before you begin shopping (Amazon USA and Amazon Mexico alike). This simple step will make your life so much easier, if that is what you wish to achieve.
  8. FrankyOP - Did you change your shipping address before adding items into your cart, as ibarra kindly recommended above?
  9. Yes, USA credit cards work fine. (The same credit card I use with the conventional Apple App Store works seamlessly when I order from the Mexico Apple Store site.)
  10. What worked for me -- Purchased online from Apple Mexico www.apple.com/mx. Sent to iShop&Mail office in San Antonio. No mailbox, fee is 30 pesos. Delivered via FedEx in 2-3 days. Packed inside a plain carton. No added duties or taxes. Tracking, delivery confirmation via text messages. iShop&Mail signs for the package; buyer signs when picking it up. June 2020.
  11. North of the border, I had allergies in the summer time, but they cleared up in autumn after rains arrived. Here, it's just the opposite -- my allergies really kick in during the rainy season. One of the many mysteries of living in Mexico.
  12. Not sure if these phone numbers are up to date or not: Pablo's Garage 376-766-4347 33-1808-1190
  13. Isn't it true that all Capital One 360 customers are required to have an address in the U.S.A. ?
  14. Circuit breakers on poles located at the corner of the Carretera and San Vicente tripped overnight for the second time in a row on Aug. 23 & 24. Most likely tree branches heavy with rain are being blown against wires causing a short circuit that trips the breakers.
  15. Thank you to everyone -- I will use your answers to check my Telcel balance, etc. I would still like to stop receiving text messages from UNOTV everyday. If I find out how I will add it to the post later on. Take care.
  16. I have Telcel service on my Mexico cell phone. Sometimes instructions tell me to send a text message as follows: To check your current balance, text "saldo" to 333 For activation or renewal text the proper code to 5050 To stop unwanted UNOTV messages send a text with "BAJA" to 2222 or 2252 But when I try this, with my iPhone using the Apple iMessage app, it always fails. I have no problems sending and receiving other text messages. Anyone know how to send these special types of messages from an iPhone?
  17. Several TV news reports about this are available via YouTube: Llegan cuerpos a Ajijic TV Azteca Jalisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvBK1TgcyeY Luto en Ajijic por la muerte de varias personas por ingerir alcohol adulterado Tráfico ZMG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPs58L1gcI Mueren seis personas por ingesta de alcohol adulterado en Chapala Milenio Televisión https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adR7v3K-qMo
  18. You can buy a trimming head at a local ferretería hardware store and attach it yourself to a standard diameter metal pole, if you wish.
  19. A concentrated solution of 1 part liquid bleach to 10 parts water (10%) is only used for extreme disinfecting applications - like cleaning up vomit or other body fluids. Much lower concentrations of 1 part liquid bleach to 100 parts water (1% or less) are recommended for disinfecting kitchen surfaces and household items.
  20. "I use the Mi Telcel smart phone app to pay using a U.S. credit card." This is for cellular service only -- I do not have a Telcel landline.
  21. I use the Mi Telcel smart phone app to pay using a U.S. credit card. It was a little quirky using it the first time -- the application doesn't seem to like U.S. zip codes very much but I kept keying that in several times and finally it was accepted.
  22. The Ambassador of the United States to Mexico Christopher Landau is hosting a virtual town hall for American citizens tomorrow, March 31 at 3:30 PM (Mexico City time) through Facebook Live. Take part by going to the Embassy’s Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live event. https://www.facebook.com/mexico.usembassy/
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