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Old 06-24-2010, 11:58 PM   #2276
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

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the Argentine side of the park is 10x better than the brazilean.
LOL. All the Brazilians say their side is way better; Argentines say theirs is. It's the same ****.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:09 AM   #2277
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

i didn't go to the brazilian side, but like 90% of it is on Argentina's side. Brazil just has one side of garganta del diablo.

anyone who only goes to the brazilian side is missing out on alot, imo.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #2278
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LOL. All the Brazilians say their side is way better; Argentines say theirs is. It's the same ****.
Have you been there? How many waterfalls can you see from each side?

BTW, I do admit that Foz de Iguazu (the Brazilian city) is much nicer than Puerto Iguazu (the Argentine one).
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:29 AM   #2279
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hello, I just spent 4 months living in brazil and loved it. I am now currently living in thailand until the end of the year. Then I am looking to live somewhere else. I am very interested in BA. I was curious, I train alot of muay thai, jiu jitsu, ect and I was wondering if you guys have noticed any gyms in the area. This is my only requirement for living in a city since I love training. thanks
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #2280
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Hello, I just spent 4 months living in brazil and loved it. I am now currently living in thailand until the end of the year. Then I am looking to live somewhere else. I am very interested in BA. I was curious, I train alot of muay thai, jiu jitsu, ect and I was wondering if you guys have noticed any gyms in the area. This is my only requirement for living in a city since I love training. thanks
Not that I know of but a simple google search should give you the answer I guess.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #2281
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

searching the thread wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #2282
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both sides of iguazu are worth seeing. the brazil side only takes probably 3-4 hours tops (i did it in 2.5) and can be done by yourself. the argentina side lasts much longer though.

more to do on the argentine side and both are impressive. i think i probably liked the argentine side better.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:17 PM   #2283
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XWITHPAPERX yea there are a few I know of and they are pretty good!
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:14 AM   #2284
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may someone recommend me a website that sells laptops in buenos aires ?
i tried to search on google.com.ar but it shows usa and argentina sites togheter..
very confuse...
i would glad to know a place to buy..

btw.. i looking for hp g71-340us ... if someone has a review or a suggestion would be good too

gracias
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #2285
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mercadolibre or dell argentina, probably.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #2286
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You should really avoid purchasing major items here if you can, I take it you haven't been here long so you really should have bought it in advance, unless your existing went busto, in which case, my condolences.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:46 PM   #2287
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You should really avoid purchasing major items here if you can, I take it you haven't been here long so you really should have bought it in advance, unless your existing went busto, in which case, my condolences.
Could u tell me the reasons to not buy in BA ?
Im coming from Brasil
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #2288
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because Argentina's Peronists put ridiculous taxes and import tariffs on anything worth buying.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #2289
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Brazil is probably even worse than Argentina, Europe/North America/Asia/Australia has better prices by far. So if you hold off buying a new laptop until you're in one of those places, I'd do so.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #2290
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Brazil is probably even worse than Argentina, Europe/North America/Asia/Australia has better prices by far. So if you hold off buying a new laptop until you're in one of those places, I'd do so.
yes.. brazil is even worst.. thats why i came up with the idea of argentina..
do u know any good store to buy ? no e-bay or dell - since i want a HP -.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:42 AM   #2291
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I think the whole "buying electronics thing in Argentina is terribly overpriced" is pretty overblown, I recently bought a laptop thru Mercado libre which was pretty reasonably priced, I compared price I paid to prices on ebay.co.uk and I wasn't getting ****ed at all
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #2292
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I think the whole "buying electronics thing in Argentina is terribly overpriced" is pretty overblown, I recently bought a laptop thru Mercado libre which was pretty reasonably priced, I compared price I paid to prices on ebay.co.uk and I wasn't getting ****ed at all
Last summer I purchased a laptop from Dell in France. I was evaluating costs in comparison with buying it in the US or in Argentina.

If I remember correctly prices were about 20-40% more in Europe in general than in the US. Usually you are dealing with at least 50% more in Argentina.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #2293
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Last summer I purchased a laptop from Dell in France. I was evaluating costs in comparison with buying it in the US or in Argentina.

If I remember correctly prices were about 20-40% more in Europe in general than in the US. Usually you are dealing with at least 50% more in Argentina.
Mercado Libre is usually way cheaper because they don't pay taxes on the imports (well....they do bribe the customs official)
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:26 PM   #2294
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I have a really stupid question. The first two apartments I stayed in I had no trouble with the oven. There was a little hole in the bottom and you hold the match there with the gas turned on. The last two apartments have been a little different; the hole looks more like a little pipe and when I put the match there or even drop it down into the hole, nothing happens. How the **** do I get the oven turned on? The stoves work fine so it's not a matter of the gas being disconnected or something like that.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:11 PM   #2295
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Ha, the ovens here drive me crazy too. Seems like every oven here has a trick to it. Are you sure there is gas coming out? Do you smell gas? Are you holding down the knob long enough? Some ovens only start functioning after you light the oven and keep holding down the knob until it gets hot. Another problem I had was that you had to have the timer on for the oven to work (this was an electric). If you haven't figured it out yet be more specific and maybe I can help.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:59 PM   #2296
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OK, that did the trick. I turn the knob, then push on it, light it, and let go of it. Bizarre.

Even the owner/maid of my last apartment didn't know how to light it and that one was the same as this one (I had to push the knob to turn it and the gas would stop when I let go so I just assumed it was broken and never bothered to light it - who knew it would actually stay lit??)
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #2297
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standard oven imo
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:40 PM   #2298
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Apparently I still need help with this. When I opened the oven door to put the food in, I heard a whoosh and the flame went out, and then the gas went off about 10 seconds later, and I've been unable to get it started again.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:18 PM   #2299
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I've kept trying and I've managed to get it lit again a few times, but it takes a lot of tries just for that and it won't stay lit when I release the button. I'm gonna be pretty annoyed if there's no better way to cook my food than to spend 5 minutes trying to start the oven and then stand there holding the damn knob until it's done.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #2300
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Sounds like it's time to call in the big guns, like your landlord or portero.
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