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Old 12-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #3276
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

There was a loophole to get around this (assuming they haven't closed it off). Normally the airline knows they are dealing with a gringo when you pay with your gringo credit card or pay in person at the retail office. However, if you pay by the Banelco option (stuffing money in an ATM) there is no point where they would check your DNI. The people at check-in never cared/realized that a gringo was holding an Argie ticket.

Again, this could be solved by just asking for your DNI on the website, so they might have added that step. But worth checking out, as the gringo mark up was huge.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #3277
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I once bought tickets in Bariloche at the airport itself after some online company tried to scam me into a close to 50% markup. All 3 of us paid normal tarif and the LAN manager at that desk said there is no way you should get charged more as foreigner. They always try though and online it's impossible to get around filling in a DNI
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #3278
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Regarding grass-fed beef. I stand corrected: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...nas-famed-beef
Meh...it's still amazing and a billion times better than in the US...
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #3279
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I once bought tickets in Bariloche at the airport itself after some online company tried to scam me into a close to 50% markup. All 3 of us paid normal tarif and the LAN manager at that desk said there is no way you should get charged more as foreigner. They always try though and online it's impossible to get around filling in a DNI
This is interesting. I guess travel agents must be on the scam as well then. How many times have you pulled this off? I was always under the impression that all non residents just had to take this one on the chin.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #3280
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I always buy the Argentina ticket and then just go to the ticket counter. They correct it themselves, if they even notice it. I've never paid extra.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:30 PM   #3281
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Still selling a 27" Apple and a 30" Dell monitor. Leaving the 16th. PM me for details.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #3282
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Wife and I are headed to mendoza in a week. Is there any equivalent of Guia Oleo for Mendoza?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #3283
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Not sure, def do azafrán but i'm sure you already know that place. Reservation is needed.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:23 AM   #3284
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Guys I made a post at the Ship it Buenos Aires group and got deleted. I know it might have come of as spam but I am sincerely offering a service that I'm pretty sure no one knew was available regarding online poker, especially in country where foreigners aren't very welcome in banks. I'd be pleased to talk to the person who admins that group to discuss this.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:09 AM   #3285
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Guys I made a post at the Ship it Buenos Aires group and got deleted. I know it might have come of as spam but I am sincerely offering a service that I'm pretty sure no one knew was available regarding online poker, especially in country where foreigners aren't very welcome in banks. I'd be pleased to talk to the person who admins that group to discuss this.
What was the post?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #3286
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Wife and I are headed to mendoza in a week. Is there any equivalent of Guia Oleo for Mendoza?
Search here: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/88
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #3287
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Guys I made a post at the Ship it Buenos Aires group and got deleted. I know it might have come of as spam but I am sincerely offering a service that I'm pretty sure no one knew was available regarding online poker, especially in country where foreigners aren't very welcome in banks. I'd be pleased to talk to the person who admins that group to discuss this.
I deleted that post. It's pretty much spam and not to mention the scam possiblities that come with it. I'm not in BA so I'm not gonna take the last word on this. I talked to robertfripp and he can decide if we're gonna let you post that spam again. If it were my decision I'd say no because you never were active in the group for over 2 years and now you come just to post your business and obv make money off it. Regardless of the fact that it might help people, most have their cashaments together and don't need such a service.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:54 PM   #3288
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A few random questions for you guys.

1. A lot of places in BA say 10% off if you pay in cash. Are you ever supposed to bargain in stores? In stores and restaurants where it doesn't say 10% off if paid in cash, should that be something you offer?

2. Do you drink tap water in BA? Is there anything you think is risky to eat/use?

3. Any cool off the beaten path neighborhoods you would recommend checking out during the day that a tourist may not normally stumble upon?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #3289
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Wife and I are headed to mendoza in a week. Is there any equivalent of Guia Oleo for Mendoza?
Restaurant Rec for Mendoza:
head into Chacras (40 peso taxi ride from Mendoza City) We stayed in this town when we went there. Place is called "Nadia O'F"
Here's the link: http://nadiaof.com/restaurante.html
Menu is on a pdf on the page and it changes weekly. She is the wife of the bodega owner of O'Fournier" It came highly recommended and I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:20 PM   #3290
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A few random questions for you guys.

1. A lot of places in BA say 10% off if you pay in cash. Are you ever supposed to bargain in stores? In stores and restaurants where it doesn't say 10% off if paid in cash, should that be something you offer?

2. Do you drink tap water in BA? Is there anything you think is risky to eat/use?

3. Any cool off the beaten path neighborhoods you would recommend checking out during the day that a tourist may not normally stumble upon?

1. Only saw one place that offered discount if paid in cash and that was a restaurant in Mendoza. I have never seen it offered in stores/restaurants in BA.

2. I drank the tap water regularly there and I was fine. Most people don't. I've heard locals warn about seafood in general but I have no real experience with that as I stayed away from it mostly during my 5 months there.

3. Check out the "Feria di Mataderos" on Sunday.http://www.buenostours.com/feria-de-mataderos
It's where the locals go instead of the San Telmo fair. There is great food and it is relatively easy to get to with public transport. Last Friday of every month is the "Gallery Nights" tour, where local art galleries open up at around 7pm free to the public and you can browse and drink free champagne. It's in Recoleta and Retiro.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:01 PM   #3291
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About the FB thing,i dont know,i guess spamming aint that bad sometimes,like i did spamm with a friend that has appartments for rent,and it was useful for some people i think,and i obv dont make any money,so this case is a bit different but at the same time some people might be interest,so go ahead Sapol and post it again,no problems.
Omg im moderating!
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:24 PM   #3292
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1. Only saw one place that offered discount if paid in cash and that was a restaurant in Mendoza. I have never seen it offered in stores/restaurants in BA.

2. I drank the tap water regularly there and I was fine. Most people don't. I've heard locals warn about seafood in general but I have no real experience with that as I stayed away from it mostly during my 5 months there.

3. Check out the "Feria di Mataderos" on Sunday.http://www.buenostours.com/feria-de-mataderos
It's where the locals go instead of the San Telmo fair. There is great food and it is relatively easy to get to with public transport. Last Friday of every month is the "Gallery Nights" tour, where local art galleries open up at around 7pm free to the public and you can browse and drink free champagne. It's in Recoleta and Retiro.
Thanks so much. Any other off the beaten path areas that are great for food? What about favorite street food locations?
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:25 PM   #3293
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Last chance sale. Leaving sat morning. new 27" (2560 x 1440) apple display with built in speakers + adapter for pcs paid 1800 for in august will sell for 1200.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:20 AM   #3294
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Last chance sale. Leaving sat morning. new 27" (2560 x 1440) apple display with built in speakers + adapter for pcs paid 1800 for in august will sell for 1200.
Not to derail, but did you have such a bad time in BA that you are actually grinding the day before you leave? I would think if you really liked it here you would be out and about enjoying your last day in the city!

Also curious if you've looked into shipping your screen. How much would that be? Obviously I know it must be pretty damn expensive, but I am curious just how bad it is..
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:17 PM   #3295
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I went out 1 in 3 nights while I was here, but I played almost everyday and got SNE in 4 months.

Just will take it on plane.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:41 AM   #3296
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ahhh, plane isn't that bad and i somehow never considered that...a bit of a bit** to lug around but worth it...if you don't need it at home, it'd be much easier to sell from the US ofc..

so what's your plan? back to BA at some point, headed somewhere else, or done travelling for poker?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:59 AM   #3297
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probably not coming back to BA anytime soon with the economic issues. Now, i'm just looking for a new country to call home for 3-6 months for another SNE grind.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #3298
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probably not coming back to BA anytime soon with the economic issues. Now, i'm just looking for a new country to call home for 3-6 months for another SNE grind.
How do the local economic issues affect you being there?

What kinds of places are you considering next?
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #3299
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Looking to rent Studio/One Bedroom for 1300-1500 a month. Had friend who told me his friend lived in Buenos Aires and rented really nice furnished place for $700 a month. Am I just getting tourist rates and would get much better rates if I showed up to Buenos Aires and looked for a place?
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #3300
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You'll almost always pay tourist rates because only Argenines have the paperwork needed to rent cheaper and any Argentine with half a brain will never let u off cheap. They ask USD and std tourist prices, and why shouldn't they?

1-1.5K for a furnished decent 1BR was already very std a couple years ago, guess right now i t def is.
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