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Old 12-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #2551
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I think you can renew your visa at migraciones in Retiro every 6 months, thus subbing out every other Colonia(or somewhere else obv) trip with a visit to migraciones. Price is about the same as the fastest ferry(I paid 300 ARS at migraciones), but if you show up when they open it'll be pretty quick and save you a couple of hours.
I did that for 1˝ years and had no problem at neither migraciones nor at the border control in the Buquebus terminal.

I also overstayed my visa by 3-4 months before leaving, and had to pay 300 ARS in EZE, which caused no problems at all. I haven't been back, so I don't know if that'll come back and bite me in the ass, but the guy in EZE made it seem like the whole thing was no big deal.

Re: argie banking.

Just out of curiosity. Are there any good reasons for having an argentine bank account besides being from US and wanting to play on euro sites?

Also, for whoever talked about staying for 3 years. I've heard people talk about needing a DNI/permanent visa thing in order to open a bank account. I'm not entirely sure, but I think you can initiate the residency proces after one year in Argentina, and after you've obtained the DNI you can stay for as long as you want, so that might be a good option for you. I'm sure dealing with argie bureaucracy is a pain in the ass, but it might be worthwhile if only for the cheaper airfare! A bit of googling will help you out for sure since every BA expat forum on the net have discussions about DNI/residency

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Old 12-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #2552
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Re: argie banking.

Just out of curiosity. Are there any good reasons for having an argentine bank account besides being from US and wanting to play on euro sites?
Bank fees? I know I pay 2 or 3% to visa and 16 pesos to the banks here when I withdraw money from my US account.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #2553
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bring the max cash u can before coming here w/o reporting it at customs! Like 10K usd if u plan to stay longterm, that will get u a long way already..
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #2554
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Bank fees? I know I pay 2 or 3% to visa and 16 pesos to the banks here when I withdraw money from my US account.
That's weird. I never paid any fees to the argie banks when using my visa in ATMs. I did pay my bank back home(Scandinavia) around 20 pesos each transaction, but when I bitched about it they just waived them which I thought was pretty normal.
I have no idea if I got screwed on the exchange rates compared to wiring money to an argie bank and then withdrawing, though.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #2555
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #2556
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Bank fees? I know I pay 2 or 3% to visa and 16 pesos to the banks here when I withdraw money from my US account.
open a Schwab checking account. They don't charge any fees and refund the fees the other banks charge to use their ATMs.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:40 AM   #2557
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Apparently they started charging the entrance fee at AEP now as well. I don't think they are charging it if you take the ferry across from Uruguay yet but flying into MVD and taking the boat across would be a pain in the neck anyways. I don't know about the other airports outside of Buenos Aires.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:38 PM   #2558
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey guys, im a local here so PM if you need any additional info.

For the guys trying to open a bank account...

Thing is, its really hard getting money in/out of poker sites with bank accounts, so here in argentina i use neteller (moneybookers is good too), having a bank acct is pretty useless imo

Argentina has restrictions to get USD OUT of the country (you will never/rarely have problems getting money in unless is an absurd amount that can be tagged as suspicious) so having money outside the country and just getting in what you actually use to live is by far your best option, if you are planning to invest here is a diff thing.

The best shot at playing on eurosites here is just using neteller/moneybookers and getting the card to withdraw/use as prepaid credit card.

Regarding visa, it depends on your actual country of origin so i recommend going thru this web

http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesi...es/?categorias


Goverment stuff is pretty flexible here, i woulnt go crazy on visa requierements since they dont go after illegal imigrants here as they do in most of your countries, and since most european/USA ppl are seen as tourist theres hardly any problems with them


Hope it helps
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:41 PM   #2559
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just to clarify: the poker games at the casino are raked 5% uncapped?
Yes uncapped, but they are really soft
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #2560
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im a local but i dont know where to buy a nice chair,so i need your help foreigners. whats a good place to buy it?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #2561
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im a local but i dont know where to buy a nice chair,so i need your help foreigners. whats a good place to buy it?
http://www.materyn.com/
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:31 PM   #2562
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thank you,looks like a good site and they deliver it to your home...
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #2563
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im giving away a kit for growing indoor cause im moving tomorrow at morning at 10 am,so hurry up guys if someone wants it.
ill give it by free,only want a little bit of the production if im still here

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:22 AM   #2564
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I bought the FOSTER ALTO under SILLONES GERENCIALES a couple of months ago, is the stone cold nuts.

http://www.archivosactivos.com/

Around 1k pesos


Btw RobertFripp i sent u a PM fish...
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #2565
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey,


Im in BA for a week and looking for fellow poker players to go rip it up. I go by Daniel Idema. My half brother runs the 2plus2 poker cast. If anyone enjoys a stiff drink, hit me back up. Also wouldnt mind checking out the local live poker scence.

Boom,
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:31 PM   #2566
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Whatup, myself tji_1234 and J4bberw0ckey are here in BA for the next two months. Checking to see if the tuesday night meet ups are still going on.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:35 AM   #2567
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

the city is pretty dead right now, all Portenos are at the beach, and alot of expats leave because all the portenos leave.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:12 AM   #2568
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I'd be keen for dinner if someone else organizes it
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #2569
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Hey,


Im in BA for a week and looking for fellow poker players to go rip it up. I go by Daniel Idema. My half brother runs the 2plus2 poker cast. If anyone enjoys a stiff drink, hit me back up. Also wouldnt mind checking out the local live poker scence.

Boom,
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Let's do it! Tonight or tomorrow works.

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the city is pretty dead right now, all Portenos are at the beach, and alot of expats leave because all the portenos leave.
That's odd...there's a lot of people in the streets and a lot of cars trying to run me over so I assumed there were some portenos around.

Would you happen to have a recommendation for a great steak house for a group dinner?

Also, I am very interested in checking out these beaches...is there good internet available in the various beach towns, or perhaps one in particular that would be a good choice for our group?
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #2570
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Let's do it! Tonight or tomorrow works.



That's odd...there's a lot of people in the streets and a lot of cars trying to run me over so I assumed there were some portenos around.

Would you happen to have a recommendation for a great steak house for a group dinner?

Also, I am very interested in checking out these beaches...is there good internet available in the various beach towns, or perhaps one in particular that would be a good choice for our group?
Most people don't go to towns, they go to middle sized cities in "la costa": Mar del Plata, Villa Gesell, Pinamar, Miramar, etc.

If you want to know more about one of them in particular or anything just ask.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #2571
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I'd be keen for dinner if someone else organizes it
what a surprise
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #2572
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STerlinguini,

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/ here you can find most restaurants in BA. Its a sick sick tool and mostly represents the quality of the restaurant pretty good

my suggestion for steakhouse is http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...n-del-Soho-747
Solid place, great service, great quality steak and a good wine list

La Cabrera is also good but more touristic and you'll have to make reservations for evening dinners. IF you go with 5+ at least a week in advance (that's how it was last year)
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:51 PM   #2573
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quick one lads.
anyone know where I can get a new battery and power adapter for a dell xps laptop?
someowhere I could get it pronto would help!
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:28 PM   #2574
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STerlinguini,

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/ here you can find most restaurants in BA. Its a sick sick tool and mostly represents the quality of the restaurant pretty good

my suggestion for steakhouse is http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...n-del-Soho-747
Solid place, great service, great quality steak and a good wine list

La Cabrera is also good but more touristic and you'll have to make reservations for evening dinners. IF you go with 5+ at least a week in advance (that's how it was last year)
Thanks man, super helpful

Friday night, 8pm at Calden del Soho and possibly drinks after if anyone wants to join.

Cheers
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #2575
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I'd join but not for too long 'cause i'm going to mar del plata on saturday morning.
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