Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

The Lounge: Discussion+Review For discussion and debate about arts, movies+TV, music, reading+literature, style, fashion, history, culture and many more subjects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2010, 08:21 PM   #2101
PragerPlays
newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 38
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Anyone here playing the tourney over in Puerto Madero tomorrow?
PragerPlays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 01:15 AM   #2102
DrMagic
old hand
 
DrMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buenos Aires now imo
Posts: 1,376
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

what is it? have any info on it?
DrMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 02:31 AM   #2103
estoysinblanca
grinder
 
estoysinblanca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ex Buenos Aires - In Europe now
Posts: 688
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Don't know if he's talking about a tourney on tuesday, but there was one going on right now that started monday at 9pm..500 usd freezeout.
estoysinblanca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 08:46 AM   #2104
oopsIpooped
centurion
 
oopsIpooped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 138
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey everyone, I came back from BA to the US a month ago.

My old Spanish teacher is looking for some new Students. She's really good (read: young, attractive) and a great teacher. She also really helped me navigate the city and figure **** out when I first got to BA. Send me a message if you're interested.

Brendan
oopsIpooped is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 12:22 PM   #2105
Zacharrrr
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Zacharrrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: just donking around
Posts: 7,873
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

weee brendan is back in town (can recommend hanging out with him)
Zacharrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #2106
The Lipo Fund
grinder
 
The Lipo Fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chasing the Green Light
Posts: 13,483
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Have any of you guys (preferably Americans) crossed the border into Uruguay and opened a bank account?

Would appreciate any info
The Lipo Fund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #2107
daveSafe
adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vegas
Posts: 701
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

anyone who falls for the young attractive teacher scam is a huge fish.

just kidding! when you coming to thailand brendan, its sickkk
daveSafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 09:07 PM   #2108
hopeuntilwecant
adept
 
hopeuntilwecant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: neverland
Posts: 700
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

HEY SEE U GUYS THIS SUMMER (:
hopeuntilwecant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 09:37 AM   #2109
deleted23567
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Any of you guys open up a business in BsAs ?
Is it possible if you don't have an Argentinan citizenship?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 10:49 AM   #2110
ArturiusX
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ArturiusX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,114
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hahah opening a business in argentina haha
ArturiusX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 01:38 PM   #2111
deleted23567
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArturiusX View Post
hahah opening a business in argentina haha
!?!?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #2112
ArturiusX
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ArturiusX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,114
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

"Business unfriendly' is the least you could say.
ArturiusX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #2113
fearlessfil
centurion
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 109
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArturiusX View Post
"Business unfriendly' is the least you could say.
Number one rule of doing business in Argentina:

Don't to business with Argentines.
fearlessfil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #2114
deleted23567
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArturiusX View Post
"Business unfriendly' is the least you could say.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fearlessfil View Post
Number one rule of doing business in Argentina:

Don't to business with Argentines.
That bad huh...
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #2115
Spike Spiegel
newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 32
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

What would you like to do?

It's not as it's been said. Actually, I feel kind of offended for the generalization. There are honest and dishonest people in Argentina as in every other nation.
Spike Spiegel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #2116
LozColbert
Pooh-Bah
 
LozColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philly
Posts: 3,646
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
What would you like to do?

It's not as it's been said. Actually, I feel kind of offended for the generalization. There are honest and dishonest people in Argentina as in every other nation.
I agree with you Spike, and I think the case has been overstated here, but expectations for business will probably be different between an American and an Argentina, for example. And since going into business with someone is sometimes compared to marrying them, you can see why it might not be a bad idea.

Also, it's not just expectations. The whole idea of "the customer is always (or even frequently) right" doesn't really exist here so the expat might get very frustrated letting a Porteno handle certain aspects of a business.
LozColbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 10:39 PM   #2117
Imbécil
grinder
 
Imbécil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 603
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

As a native I can assure you that doing business in Argentina is one of those areas where "idiosyncratic" is used as an eufemism.
Imbécil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 10:47 PM   #2118
LozColbert
Pooh-Bah
 
LozColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philly
Posts: 3,646
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

you started a panaderia, right? if you're willing to write about that and also elaborate on the above, i think it'd be a welcome addition to this thread. at this point, we've pretty much killed 95% of the other topics, and if one more person asks how much Spanish they'll need in BA, we should ask El Diablo to close the thread.
LozColbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 11:34 PM   #2119
fearlessfil
centurion
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 109
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
What would you like to do?

It's not as it's been said. Actually, I feel kind of offended for the generalization. There are honest and dishonest people in Argentina as in every other nation.
OK I should clarify.

Nothing wrong with Argentines per se, but doing business in Argentina, under the Argentine system with all the inherent bureaucracy and corruption, as a foreigner is an effing nightmare.

Try getting a bank account here without a DNI, it'll give you an idea of what's coming...
fearlessfil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 06:39 AM   #2120
deleted23567
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I was playing with the idea of opening a coffee shop or a bakery of some sort.
However this would be in the future as I have yet to master Spanish...

I come from Sweden, not the US, if that makes any difference (in getting visa etc maybe ?)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:23 PM   #2121
ArturiusX
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ArturiusX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,114
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Argentina is probably not a country you should think 'oh, wouldn't it be fun to open a business somewhere exotic!'.
ArturiusX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 06:04 PM   #2122
LozColbert
Pooh-Bah
 
LozColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philly
Posts: 3,646
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

what countries are like that, though? I mean, if countries were business friendly, they would probably already be a developed nation. There are exceptions of course, but even those you could probably argue about.

Opening a business as an expart is not impossible. For example, California Burrito Company was started by a couple Americans like 6 years ago who came down here to travel for awhile and missed Chipotle. They've now got at least 3 branches (Soho, Dot, and downtown) and I've heard (reliable, I know, but it was a friend of theirs) that they were making 10k USD a month when they only had the original store. And to be honest, I think CBC's burritos suck. Maybe CBC has softened up the market for a real burrito company. I'd certainly eat there every day
LozColbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 06:20 PM   #2123
c-trizzle
centurion
 
c-trizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 119
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

You should try the burritos from Kussi. I eat them all the time. Never tried CBC so I can't compare.
c-trizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 06:23 PM   #2124
ArturiusX
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ArturiusX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,114
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Not really, I know people who have started businesses in Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and Czech republic and I haven't heard the stories like you do here. There's lots of western countries with notoriously bad buearocracy.

I'm not saying it can't be done or people don't do it successfully, just not the place where you think "i might move here and start a business!".
ArturiusX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #2125
imakefrush
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 204
Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by c-trizzle View Post
You should try the burritos from Kussi. I eat them all the time. Never tried CBC so I can't compare.
CBC just opened a branch a couple blocks from there, you should check it out.

I've never heard of Kussi, I'll give it a try soon.
imakefrush is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive