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Old 07-07-2010, 10:49 AM   #2301
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Sounds like a standard oven in argie apts but you're failing a little with it. Those ones are a pain in the hole to be fair though. I would look into moving apartment over something that could potentially tilt me daily.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #2302
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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.
Are you keeping the button pressed for the first 30 seconds or so? That's the key, some ovens will need even more time for their thermostat to be hot enough, if the thermostat is cold the security valve will stop gas flow.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:13 PM   #2303
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I haven't counted how many seconds I've held it but I'm sure it was at least 30. Also from trial and error I've discovered that it's easy to light when it's at room temperature however it starts to become impossible very quickly as the temperature rises just a little bit - so if I keep it lit for 30 seconds, release the button, and it shuts off, then I can't relight it right away (although that was when I only had a lighter available - now I have matches that I can drop in which may work better). And like I said earlier, the first time I lit it I had no problems at all until I opened the door to put the food in, then it went out and I had to wait for it to cool off completely before I could get the gas to light again.

My maid was looking at it today and she just gave up on it and said she'd tell the owner.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #2304
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Well, for anyone who cares for a further update - the owner came over today and she quickly concluded that the thing just doesn't work. I'm the first person to rent this apartment so they replaced a lot of stuff in it before I moved in, including the oven. Apparently it worked fine when they tested it and now it doesn't. She's having someone else come look at it tomorrow and in the meantime she brought me a toaster oven to use.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #2305
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #2306
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One more bump to try to sell my bed, http://buenosaires.es.craigslist.org...839599586.html

Will accept any decent offer
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:55 PM   #2307
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Feliz dia del amigo para todos !!

Happy friends day for everyone !!
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:10 PM   #2308
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Thinking of heading to BA for a month or two, would love to stay with some 2p2ers, so if anyone has a room that will be available in the coming months please drop me a PM.

I grind NL200-NL600, don't know nay Spanish besides what I learned watching Dora.
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:12 PM   #2309
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does anybody know how to rent an apartament without using this super-expensive websites for gringos ?
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:56 PM   #2310
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does anybody know how to rent an apartament without using this super-expensive websites for gringos ?
there are a lot of real estates in the city that rents unfurnished appartment much more cheaper,thing is that 99% of the time you need to have a propiety guaranty,it can be from your mother or whatever,but i think the porpiety must be here,im not sure
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:17 PM   #2311
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does anybody know how to rent an apartament without using this super-expensive websites for gringos ?
Here's a basic fact about Argentines: they don't move. Ever.* So if you don't want to pay gringo prices, you need to get unfurnished housing. Which as Fripp said, requires a guarantor.


* I bet something like 50% of Portenos have only moved when they left their parents house...if they've even done that.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:33 PM   #2312
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Here's a basic fact about Argentines: they don't move. Ever.* So if you don't want to pay gringo prices, you need to get unfurnished housing. Which as Fripp said, requires a guarantor.


* I bet something like 50% of Portenos have only moved when they left their parents house...if they've even done that.
This is true. Moving is a pain in the ass imo. I'm 23 and have lived in just 3 different places in my lifetime (not counting the 3 years I lived in the US).
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:34 PM   #2313
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Yeah the guarantee thing sucks, gringos get screwed. Correct me if I'm wrong but they also make you sign a long lease with it, like 2 years. I can't imagine what I would do if they started doing construction next to me 2 months into a 2 year lease. I have already had to move from 2 apartments because the neighbors decided to start major renovation projects.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:54 PM   #2314
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the 2 year lease is to protect you, the owner can't kick you out during that time, that's the purpose. If you leave during the first year you loose your deposit in most cases.

BTW I'm leaving an appt. that I own in Vicente Lopez, super nice area. A friend of mine might want it, so he is first in line at the moment. If someone is interested PM me. I'm renting it unfurnished at local price.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #2315
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That's cool, so if you have huge parties they can't kick you out? Out of curiosity where are you moving? Do you have any suggestions for seeing things in Vicente Lopez? My girlfriend works in San Isidro so it's on the way when I go to see her place of work (maybe soon).
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:36 AM   #2316
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They can kick you out if you break the contract, huge parties are usually not allowed by contracts. But if they need to sell the property, or want it back for whatever reason, they have to wait until the 2 year contract expires.

I have already moved within Vicente Lopez, renting with my GF at the moment. As for seeing stuff, I'm not sure... the neighborhood is quite pretty by itself (specially during spring/summer). Hit me a PM and we can have lunch and I'll give you a little tour.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:00 AM   #2317
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Vicente Lopez and San Isidro have the expensive restaurants outside of Palermo/San Telmo/Recoleta/Centro/Belgrano.

Other than that, there's the riverside in Vicente Lopez which can be a very pleasant way to pass the day. There are some windsurfing and kitesurfing places around Martinez.

Like River said, by law you can leave after 6 months but the owner can't kick you out for 2 years. Of course, you generally pay the 5% monthly realtor's fee in the beginning of the contract for all 2 years, and you'll also lose the security deposit.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:00 AM   #2318
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Short notice, but if anyone is looking for a place to rent out from August 13th-Sept 12th, I will be out of town. I have a nice duplex loft bachelor pad type place in Palermo Hollywood. I'd charge about half of what you can find on craigslist. My main concern is to have someone pay my bills and look after the place. PM me if interested.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:50 PM   #2319
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Where is a good barbershop in BA thats not like a salon?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:58 PM   #2320
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i haven't seen any 2p2ers in awhile. i'm gonna be at Sudestada for lunch (corner of Guatemala and Fitz Roy) on Thursday at 1pm. try to let me know if you're going to be there, but if not don't worry about it.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:39 PM   #2321
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Funny. That will be just a couple days short of a year from when Dustin and I met you there. I'll try to be there.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:02 PM   #2322
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i haven't seen any 2p2ers in awhile. i'm gonna be at Sudestada for lunch (corner of Guatemala and Fitz Roy) on Thursday at 1pm. try to let me know if you're going to be there, but if not don't worry about it.
Evan, I`ll be there.

I`v noticed that some of you guys are having trouble getting an apartment.

In the first place, I own a 2 br on palermo (3 blocks away from US embassy) which I`m wiling to rent. If anyone wants more info or to visit it, just pm.

In the second place, my father runns a real state business, so if you have any question don`t doubt to pm me, I might get you some help.

I`m argentinean by the way.

Luis.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:13 PM   #2323
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In the first place, I own a 2 br on palermo (3 blocks away from US embassy) which I`m wiling to rent. If anyone wants more info or to visit it, just pm.

In the second place, my father runns a real state business, so if you have any question don`t doubt to pm me, I might get you some help.
I'll vouch for Luis if anyone is interested. He went out of his way to help me multiple times a few years ago with no gain for himself. If anyone is looking for a place I'd check him out.

His apartment is a great spot, imo one of the absolute best places to live (and that would impress any girl). A couple blocks from the Rosedal and the US Embassy. Are you renting it furnished, Luis?
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:22 PM   #2324
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Hmm is anyone still in BA? Planning on arriving at end of septmeber, to stay for roughly a year, but by the activity in this thread im worried im going to be the only one....
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #2325
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Don't worry there's a ton of lurkers on this thread that live here. After 3 big threads about the place there isn't much more to say
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