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  1. 38 minutes ago, Dripfeed said:

    Ask yourself how many times a week you choose NOT to go out because you just don't want to deal with traffic. Every decision to stay home means less dollars added to the economy. Despite this being my first post, I am a long termer here, still working. This is just an issue that finally made me sign up to this rather cantankerous board. I am hearing lots of friends saying they are looking elsewhere for their winter stays. Add debilitating traffic problems to land costs that are getting at the same level as better managed places, and the advantages to choosing lakeside are quickly disappearing. So much so that I am thinking of leaving too. The traffic issue in Ajijic not only limits what can be done in a day, which reduces competitivity, it increase business costs, fleet costs, it reduces quality of life, increases safety concerns, absenteeism, adds slow emergency response times and a host of other issues that are beginning to sound a death knell for the area. It is a very serious issue. I am beginning to think Ajijic will go the way of the dot.com industry. Great while it lasted, but once gone, it will never come back.

    Twice it has taken me one hour from Superlake to centro Ajijic.

  2. 1 hour ago, fishcake said:

    The town of Zocualco de Torres is about 40 min drive from here.  That is where equapales are made.  Everyone in the village is involved.  The top makers have good websites so you can decide on style,  color & $.  There are many levels of $$$.  We went to the shop we had picked  paid deposit & furniture delivered on time plus carried up to our mirador.  I will look up company I dealt with & send info.

    We dealt with Imperial.  Put their address on GPS & found it no problem.  Staff were wonderful.  Although no English we got by easily.  We had picked our what we wanted on line but once there able to feel the leather & look at the colors made changes.  Since they are making the piece for you, you can change things like seat height, width etc.  Imperial has 3 shops within their block plus a small gallery.

    Have fun & enjoy lunch.

  3. The town of Zocualco de Torres is about 40 min drive from here.  That is where equapales are made.  Everyone in the village is involved.  The top makers have good websites so you can decide on style,  color & $.  There are many levels of $$$.  We went to the shop we had picked  paid deposit & furniture delivered on time plus carried up to our mirador.  I will look up company I dealt with & send info.

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  4. Just now, fishcake said:

    Mine shows estimated tax USD  0.00. It does not show "import fees deposit"  but says country may charge import duties & taxes that you have to pay ahead of delivery.

     

    Yes yes & yes

    I buy from Amazon often but not electronics.

  5. 4 hours ago, ibarra said:

    If you have an established Amazon.com account and you have entered your MX address, this is what you should see if you put a laptop etc. in your Cart and continue to Checkout (Note:  I just randomly clicked on the first laptop shown.):

    Order Summary

    Items: $549.99
    Shipping & handling: $9.86
     
    Total before tax: $559.85
    Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
    Import Fees Deposit: $112.44

    Order total: $672.29

    Mine shows estimated tax USD  0.00. It does not show "import fees deposit"  but says country may charge import duties & taxes that you have to pay ahead of delivery.

     

    12 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    Do you have an Amazon account? Are you signed in? Do you have a SHIPPING address?

    Yes yes & yes

  6. 2 hours ago, AndyPanda said:

    You can find out easily. Just click on your choice of laptops. The description page will show you the total shipping and duty costs, and whether or not they ship here. If you carry on to the last page before confirming purchase, it will break out the duty from the shipping.

    It tends do be around 14%, which is better than the standard border IVA charge of 16%.

    I went to the final payout Amazon page & they only show shipping & that I will be charged duty

     

  7. 2 hours ago, thesarge7 said:

    I guess you are still waiting for an answer to your question? “examplesof the cost of major surgery.  Eg. Knee replacement, heart procedures, cancer etc.” 

    I had 2 surgeries in Mexico. I had a cervical disc replacement at San Francisco de Asis hospital in Guadalajara. It was done through a local clinic in San Antonio that billed my U.S. insurance company $45,000 USD. The procedure was successful and I did not pay anything out of pocket, however, my insurance company issued a fraud investigation due to over billing. I discovered that the procedure actually cost $15,000 usd and the clinic pocketed $30,000 usd. I no longer have any dealings with the clinic or the doctor that runs it. 

    I also had gastric bypass surgery at Hospital Country 2000. I paid $6,500 USD out of pocket. No insurance. 

    That’s all I have. I hope it helps.

     


     

    Gracias

  8. Same experience as you had.  We have delivery from Magnolas regularly.  Always arrives hot, ample & delicious.  40 p for delivery (plus tip).  Nan is far better than Meraj plus rice is included.

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  9. 8 minutes ago, cedros said:

    Under the fridge and stove and storage cupboards seems the best place to try that.I don't have oatmeal or boric acid. Where can you buy boric acid? I guess ceral or rice could replace the oatmeal.   

    A piece of bread soaked in beer in the centre of a flat dish or foil.  Sprinkle boric acid around the edge of plate.  Presentation is the key.

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