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Old 07-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #3026
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

get a schwab account
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:55 AM   #3027
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I meant banking as in poker banking, not just your everyday banking. As in, how can I reliably deposit and withdraw?

Thx for the tip on schwab. I have the 2 percent cash back cc. Will get the debit card as well.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:40 PM   #3028
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What do you mean by "editing company?"

And what would be the worst thing that happens if I put them into a suitcase and bring them in (let's say I brought 2 instead of 3) and I get a tough customs guy? I assume a fine...?

Is it possible to buy these monitors in BA? Do they cost an absurd amount?

If they're clearly used, its your first time to Argentina, and you say they're for some design course you're doing in BA (or some dumb excuse, praetor said he needed his for world of warcraft, heh), you'll be fine. You may have problems if they're brand new and boxed. In the suitcase, stand alone, and clearly over a year old, I doubt you'll have a problem.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:46 PM   #3029
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Grunching..

Anyone have any suggestions for a good walk I can do in an afternoon (i.e. a few hours) that will give me a decent sense of the city and a few of the various barrios? Gonna be here for a few months, and feel like I don't really have a sense of a city until I've explored it walking, but I don't really know where to start with BA. Thanks!
yellow bus tour is all you need for this. has 15 stops and takes a few hours to loop, will show you all the diversity through the gringo barrios.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #3030
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

woo thanks for all of the replies, will def check all of those tours out. am living in san telmo, which is a pretty sweet neighborhood, but feel as if i haven't checked much else out except recoleta, and palermo (nightlife). thanks for the tips guys.


also.. any ba locals that could fill me in on where there are public basketball courts? i have heard from people that they do exist, but have yet to come across any. once the weather gets warmer, def trying to ball with the argentines, scout the next ginobili, etc.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:27 PM   #3031
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey guys, this desk is the only thing I have left to sell. As I am leaving in a few days, I will knock 200 pesos off the craigslist price since I would rather deal with poker players.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #3032
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

just returned from hsbc out here

damn this is annoying

I need to bring him my passport

contract
Public Service Pay ?
CUIL - Code Unique I...can't read his hand writing Laboral

do you guys have any experience w/the latter two?
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:15 AM   #3033
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just returned from hsbc out here

damn this is annoying

I need to bring him my passport

contract
Public Service Pay ?
CUIL - Code Unique I...can't read his hand writing Laboral

do you guys have any experience w/the latter two?
CUIL: Clave Única de Identificación Laboral. It's a number that identifies you as a labourer. You've got to go to an ANSES office (http://www.anses.gob.ar/oficinas/oficinas.php?id=3).

Apparently, they require you to show a paid receipt attached to your address, such as electricity, cable tv or internet.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #3034
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

jesus christ

what about a contract? This utility thing is really ****ing me up the ass and mouth

Do you guys get such a thing with your place? Mine is all included in the rent.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #3035
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Not sure why you would want a bank account but here is a little guide I found after like 10 seconds of googling.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #3036
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sick! ty
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:34 AM   #3037
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very cool, thanks c-trizzle.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:49 AM   #3038
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Be careful with Banco Nacion, especially if Cristina wins the elections... If you are going to stay a long time (1 year+), don't put a lot of money in there imo.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #3039
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If you run sick good and manage to open a bank account then reinstate your pokerstars account or whatever here are my thoughts on poker monies.

As for funding the poker accounts (easy part) you're going to want to get Ukash at the Moneygram store located right outside the Retiro bus station. Bring dollars and be careful.

As for cashing out there is three ways I know Argentinians do this and really none of them are good for foreigners.

-Neteller- Impossible for foreigners without a DNI. Possible to get a DNI through marriage I believe.
-Click2Pay- This is a long-shot for foreigners but if you ran really awesome and somehow got a Visa or Mastercard from your bank (most likely you will get some POS like a Maestro card that's useless for anything poker related) then I believe it might be possible to get a Click2Pay ATM card. I'm not sure if you need a DNI or not for this. Most likely you do need one.
-Site transfer- I know there are people who you can transfer to that will deliver you cash. Usually it's 2k or greater amounts. Same thing happens in Brazil and other LA countries. I don't know anyone personally and there is obviously the chance of getting scammed for a bunch of money. You could also befriend some Euro and pay them a vig or something.

Good luck!
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:06 PM   #3040
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You don't need marriage for DNI. Just residency (of any type).
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:10 PM   #3041
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yeah, and marriage without residency ain't good enough. ahem.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:58 PM   #3042
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If you run sick good and manage to open a bank account then reinstate your pokerstars account or whatever here are my thoughts on poker monies.

As for funding the poker accounts (easy part) you're going to want to get Ukash at the Moneygram store located right outside the Retiro bus station. Bring dollars and be careful.

As for cashing out there is three ways I know Argentinians do this and really none of them are good for foreigners.

-Neteller- Impossible for foreigners without a DNI. Possible to get a DNI through marriage I believe.
-Click2Pay- This is a long-shot for foreigners but if you ran really awesome and somehow got a Visa or Mastercard from your bank (most likely you will get some POS like a Maestro card that's useless for anything poker related) then I believe it might be possible to get a Click2Pay ATM card. I'm not sure if you need a DNI or not for this. Most likely you do need one.
-Site transfer- I know there are people who you can transfer to that will deliver you cash. Usually it's 2k or greater amounts. Same thing happens in Brazil and other LA countries. I don't know anyone personally and there is obviously the chance of getting scammed for a bunch of money. You could also befriend some Euro and pay them a vig or something.

Good luck!
sick, ukash works out here. If you care to elaborate, do you know how to set ukash up so I can withdraw to it online? Perhaps I have a way to cash out of UB after all (can't do a check and ukash is the only option they give me)
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #3043
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One of my friends cashed out from UB with Ukash and he gave the code to an Argentinian player who deposited it on stars then transferred it back to him. All Ukash is is a 17 digit code so it doesn't really matter who uses it. Supposedly ukash is coming out with an ATM card but the only site that offers Ukash as a withdrawal option is UB right now that I know of.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #3044
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haha shiet, alright well ty
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #3045
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Are there any other places to buy Ukash here?
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #3046
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Ya, check the website it will give you all the locations. I think the Retiro place is the closest to like Palermo/Recoleta than all the other places though.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #3047
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Moved to Mexico and the internet has been unbearably bad. Considering other options... so how is the internet down there?
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #3048
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Moved to Mexico and the internet has been unbearably bad. Considering other options... so how is the internet down there?
Fast, reliable, cheap(compared to Scandinavia at least). If you need more info there are plenty of posts in this thread talking about the quality of Argentinian internet providers.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #3049
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Most of the posts I found searching were from 2009. Is Iplan still the best? Is it possible to get california quality bananas there?
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #3050
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The internet can be hit or miss, its not all that fast but could be worse. If you have 2 connections its generally fine.
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