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Old 04-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #751
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I have an old girlfriend in BsAs and want to send her a book. She does not know of an Amazon.com type thing down there. Does anyone on 2+2?

Also, I want to send her some flowers (Monday is her 40th). All the international flower websites I have seen are for like $100 US. I can't believe that I cannot send her anything nice for much less.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance, J99
http://www.regalosflores.com.ar/ (they even accept paypal).

33 USD for a dozen red roses del inc. Still pretty bad as I just passed a florist on the street who was selling a dozen for 6 pesos.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:12 PM   #752
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i used to go to that place all the time ~4 years ago, it was always crazy.
Went back for the first time a few months and it has changed, was not so fun, pretty tame.
Ask for Connie, she can give u a good time!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:14 PM   #753
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I'm going to BsAs in June!!! Going to Las Cańitas. Are you able to get a fulltime job as a foreigner?
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #754
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I'm going to BsAs in June!!! Going to Las Cańitas. Are you able to get a fulltime job as a foreigner?
Probably, but don't expect to make much. Avg. salaries are between 2500-3000 pesos per month (less than $1000).
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #755
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I've recently discovered that I can withdraw 3k pesos in one go at the Cirrus machines at Citibank using my neteller net+ card. (You have to agree via the touchscreen that you are not laundering money). Can't comment on whether your Scandy Visa/Mastercard will work, but I don't see why not.

http://www.latam.citibank.com/argent...er/cncapfd.htm for a list of citibanks in Cap Fed.
It's working with my (french) Mastercard. Thank you ! No more 300 pesos debits..
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #756
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I have a Samsung SyncMaster 245BW 24-inch LCD Monitor that I am looking to sell for $500 US. It is in very good, like new condition. Buying a monitor like this in BA would cost twice as much. If you are interested in buying it, PM me. I will be leaving in 2 weeks so I would like to sell if before then. I will be selling other stuff as well, which I will be posting in the thread in the coming days.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #757
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I've recently discovered that I can withdraw 3k pesos in one go at the Cirrus machines at Citibank using my neteller net+ card. (You have to agree via the touchscreen that you are not laundering money). Can't comment on whether your Scandy Visa/Mastercard will work, but I don't see why not.

http://www.latam.citibank.com/argent...er/cncapfd.htm for a list of citibanks in Cap Fed.

For 9 months you will prob need around 15-20K USD, I personally wouldn't bring that much cash.
I guess at least my MasterCard would work since the neteller card is also a MC. And I actually read someone on another forum mentioning the same kind of ATMs letting you withdraw that amount, I just didn't have a clue if that information was accurate, but you guys seem to know your ****.

I'm not really sure what you mean with the 15-20k figure. From what I have gathered so far I only need USD in cash for rent and not much else, right? I should be able to cover the rest of my living expenses by withdrawing money in BsAs, obviously provided that I can actually withdraw money, but since all you guys seem to manage I figure I'll be too.
If you mean that I need around 15-20k USD total for the entire stay, some of it in cash and some of it in pesos, then I just suck at reading/understanding.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:25 AM   #758
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I'm going to BsAs in June!!! Going to Las Cańitas.
bring some warm clothes :-)

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Are you able to get a fulltime job as a foreigner?
Not officially on a tourist visa, but many employers don't really care....lots of english teachers here work for cash.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:29 AM   #759
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I'm not really sure what you mean with the 15-20k figure. From what I have gathered so far I only need USD in cash for rent and not much else, right? I should be able to cover the rest of my living expenses by withdrawing money in BsAs, obviously provided that I can actually withdraw money, but since all you guys seem to manage I figure I'll be too.
If you mean that I need around 15-20k USD total for the entire stay, some of it in cash and some of it in pesos, then I just suck at reading/understanding.
Ahh, I understood that you wanted to bring cash to cover ALL your costs for your stay, not just rent.

You'll have no problem withdrawing money here.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:25 PM   #760
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Hi guys:

Do you have any idea whether there are good conservatories in Bs. As? Good teachers?. How is the classical music scene there? good orchestras?
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:08 PM   #761
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You'll have no problem withdrawing money here.
Well, not for weekly stuff, but with some of the limits it might be wise to bring some buffer cash aside from rent.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:14 AM   #762
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Do you have any idea whether there are good conservatories in Bs. As? Good teachers?. How is the classical music scene there? good orchestras?

ugh.... I mean I know they exist and I've seen orchestra performances but I am no connoisseur of classical music so I wouldn't know if they are good or not. My first guess would be to do some internet searching on the subject and maybe check out some information about Teatro Colon. They have those types of things there. Concerning teachers, I wouldn't have the slightest.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:47 AM   #763
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

*Grunch*

I believe you said you had a job on the first page. Do you do some type of unskilled labor over there to pay bills or what do you do?

Is it possible for an american w/o a college degree to pack up, move there and start work but not say do **** that is worth 2 Pesos a day.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:00 AM   #764
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*Grunch*

I believe you said you had a job on the first page. Do you do some type of unskilled labor over there to pay bills or what do you do?

Is it possible for an american w/o a college degree to pack up, move there and start work but not say do **** that is worth 2 Pesos a day.

I'm not sure if translation work or teaching requires a college degree or not. I think I've heard of some that don't. I think I've heard of salaries around 25-35 pesos an hour.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:12 AM   #765
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I'm not sure if translation work or teaching requires a college degree or not. I think I've heard of some that don't. I think I've heard of salaries around 25-35 pesos an hour.
I'd be better off moving to Asia and doing translation work in Korea, etc. for 20k+ then?
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #766
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How good is your translating skills though?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:16 AM   #767
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Do you have any idea whether there are good conservatories in Bs. As? Good teachers?. How is the classical music scene there? good orchestras?
Well, more info's needed to answer this questions properly. Basically, what are your plans? Do you want to join a conservatory and start a carreer from scratch?

Of course there're some very good conservatories, but course of studies as usual go from 6 to 10 years. Regarding teachers, I'm positive you'll be able to find very good ones (not all of them will speak English though)... in terms of specific intruments, if your choice is very wild then you might have some problems. But singing, piano, guitar, precussion, violin, cello, regular wind instruments, etc. are well covered.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:23 AM   #768
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I'm not sure if translation work or teaching requires a college degree or not. I think I've heard of some that don't. I think I've heard of salaries around 25-35 pesos an hour.
Teaching oficially requires a degree or equivalent: no-one really cares though. However, you won't be able to do legal translations without an appropiate degree.
If your translation skills are good you could try the movie-captions gig, but it's definitely not a gold mine.

I don't think there's a single niche in which your being a foreigner will secure you a decent pay check. If you want to be making above 2.500/3.000 pesos per mnoth, either get lucky, get some contacts, excell at something or, most probably, get lucky with some contacts while you excell at something.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #769
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http://www.regalosflores.com.ar/ (they even accept paypal).

33 USD for a dozen red roses del inc. Still pretty bad as I just passed a florist on the street who was selling a dozen for 6 pesos.
Thanks for the recomendation. Pretty much the cheapest I have seen.

I wish you would not have included the part about the 6 pesos though--I am such a rediculous nit.

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Well, more info's needed to answer this questions properly. Basically, what are your plans? Do you want to join a conservatory and start a carreer from scratch?

Of course there're some very good conservatories, but course of studies as usual go from 6 to 10 years. Regarding teachers, I'm positive you'll be able to find very good ones (not all of them will speak English though)... in terms of specific intruments, if your choice is very wild then you might have some problems. But singing, piano, guitar, precussion, violin, cello, regular wind instruments, etc. are well covered.
Yes, I am cellist. I am 25 and I have more than 10 years of informal studies, so what I am looking for is basically a place to ratify my previous studies and get a formal degree, or at least find a good teacher or job options. I live in santiago de Chile, but here formal education is expensive as hell, and musical scene is a little poor. As a city to live, the prices are almost the same, so I don't want to waste my time anymore in this boring city.
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The Metetron posted links to two different language schools(interhispanica and Academy Recoleta). Any of you guys have experience with either of those or recommendations for any other language schools?
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almost everyone here has used craigslist to find a tutor. you should be able to find something in the range of 30-40 pesos/hr for one on one instruction.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:11 AM   #773
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The Metetron posted links to two different language schools(interhispanica and Academy Recoleta). Any of you guys have experience with either of those or recommendations for any other language schools?
A teacher I have used and have known for a long time is Bruna. She has also taught several other 2+2 ers and I'm sure those that have had her would recommend her. Email her at brunaespanol@yahoo.com.ar
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #774
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Hey guys,

I will be leaving BA from June 19th to September 9th, so if anyone in town already or visiting during that period would like to rent my apartment, it will be available.

I will offer it for a very low price. I am not advertising it on craigslist or anywhere else, basically I want someone I can trust (most poker players) to take care of my place and pay my bills. It is a one bedroom duplex loft in palermo hollywood. There are tons of good bars and restaurants around. It is near a lot of transportation options as well. I just finished remodeling it, so it is pretty nice.

amenities include:
TV with cable
DVD
Broadband (1 Mg i think )
WiFi
20" and 24" monitors (with external video card usb adapter so you can run both on an average laptop)
Printer/scanner
Remote Controlled Blackout curtain covering the large two-story window that overlooks the street
Queen size bed

I would require a deposit (not sure how much yet). And I would prefer all transactions done through poker transfers.

PM me if you are interested and I can send you pics/price/more info.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:58 PM   #775
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A teacher I have used and have known for a long time is Bruna. She has also taught several other 2+2 ers and I'm sure those that have had her would recommend her. Email her at brunaespanol@yahoo.com.ar
+1 for Bruna, she's very enthusiastic and a really nice woman.
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