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by Philipc4u59
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

MarcoPE & others of interest, I wasn't aware that expatperu or Peru in general was a "communist" entity? I cherish the freedom of expression/speech I enjoyed in the US & I desire to enjoy same in expatperu. Please don't lower your self to the "Troll Triad" & post busi...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

There are a few posters that are continually making assumption & interjecting info that is way "off topic"; this causes a lot of anxiety/pain to sincere posters. In this case; the victims family has been also been a VICTIM of expatperu; the mods need to control these un-empathetic more...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?

My wife told me that Ripley on-line, you could only use a Ripley credit card; I will check that out...

Thanks everyone for the info; expatperu at its best!!!

Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?

Thanks, I didn't realize that was an option...

Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

My comments, that I wish everyone would take seriously; are "JUST SAY - YES!" I have had a cell phone taken from my pocket on a crowded bus; this is the extent of personal crime in Peru. I am a big guy; but not big enough (nor ever will be) to STOP A BULLET or a KNIFE PLACED TO MY THROAT. ...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BOTTLED WATER???
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: BOTTLED WATER???

Thanks Argidd,

What a wealth of information from such a lovely lady!!!

Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

As difficult as it can be to turn over your money & valuables to some "thugs"; they can be replaced. When I was a body-guard for a wealthy construction guy in Costa Rica; I had to constantly be aware of any situations we were in & make a quick decision to use the gun I had conceale...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CREDIT CARD USE IN PERU...
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: CREDIT CARD USE IN PERU...

Using: * Reward cards that help you monitor your spending & * Paying off your balances before any extra fees Are the proper ways to use credit cards; the purpose of my post is that I know several Peruvian families that make in excess of 10,000 soles @ month & are "broke"; because t...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FROM RUSSIA - WITH LOVE?
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: FROM RUSSIA - WITH LOVE?

Sbaustin,

So you are saying it was the inclusion of my email & not the offer of a SALES REP. position that caused this?
The Internet is such a powerful tool; but as with any invention - it can be used for unethical purposes.

Thanks for your posting & knowledge of Peru,
Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

I also don't want to participate in a "where is crime worse" posting; but: If you or a family member are a victim of CRIME; the criminal will face JUSTICE (usually, unless he/she can afford a great defense attorney or the prosecutor/district attorney is an elected moron (does happen). In t...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CREDIT CARD USE IN PERU...
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

CREDIT CARD USE IN PERU...

I enjoy "watching people" (no - not in a bad way); to see the spending habits of Peruvians. When I first came here in May 2012; I quickly realized that the credit card rates are - INSANE!!! A friend from the US asked me what business I would start in Peru; I told him a BANK!!! As a certifi...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BOTTLED WATER???
Replies: 2
Views: 459

BOTTLED WATER???

GM again, I am using a lot of bottled water, when I send out samples of my coffee. I want to purchase the best water available & not sure which direction to proceed. Is all bottled water in Peru - similar? How are these waters treated (reverse osmosis), etc.? Is their any availability of all nat...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?
Replies: 6
Views: 944

COMPUTERS - R THEY EQUAL?

GM everyone, I need a new computer; the keys are sticking on my old one (5 years) & it's annoying! In "shopping around" & talking to my many contacts here in Peru; I am getting conflicting info: 1. No one disagrees that the competitive pricing in the US; will allow for a better com...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

WOW!!! Where is Kelly (former moderator); when I need her!!! FYI: 1. My initial post "BULK SHIPPING" was an attempt to send back 3-4 bags of coffee (250 g each) to US. 2. Never did I say the coffee would be for RESALE; these are presents & a trusted friend in US will distribute. 3. No ...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

Maybe you need to research what a consumer advocate does; I help people who can't afford an attorney at possibly $400 @ hour & do a better job - as I have ethics & morals! Many times; I worked for free "pro bono"; as the client couldn't afford to pay my fees. When was the last time...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FROM RUSSIA - WITH LOVE?
Replies: 2
Views: 495

FROM RUSSIA - WITH LOVE?

Recently I ran an ad in "Jobs in Peru" forum; seeking SALES REPS - COFFEE... I have to date received eleven (11) replies; I was "surprised" to see where they came from: 1. Eight were from people that are Peruvians or their spouse is Peruvian; to be expected. 2. One was from Spain...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

Yes, it was Ironchef - that said that. I apologize; I get the trolls mixed up occasionally.

Philip :roll:
PS - I will change the designation to reflect his name
by Philipc4u59
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PROMO OFFER?
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: PROMO OFFER?

I find it difficult to believe that no one knows of this promo; you get FREE dinners, hotel stays, attractions, etc. - for a nominal price of $200; which is quickly recouped with the use of maybe 2 offers. I want to buy some offers to use as incentives for my sales reps for coffee; have had eleven (...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

Ironchef, You are going to great lengths & spending a lot of time; trying to discredit my intentions of shipping my coffee to family & friends in the US; maybe you never had an "Aunt Mable" who was so proud of her peach preserves, that she sent to everyone as a TREAT? Everything is...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proposed Expat Get-Together.
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Proposed Expat Get-Together.

IMO, I feel expatperu needs to start having social functions - again. When I first joined in May 2012; I read previous comments/post about "get-togethers"; they seemed FUN! Since then, I have not been aware of any such functions; I have a solution to this: Our condo in Surquillo (the good ...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

FYI: Yes, there are "risks" involved in having ANYONE take back any product to another country; I just was trying to figure out a LEGAL way to get some of my coffee to my family & friends in the US. Having a person who I have known for quite a while (expat in Peru - not some Internet m...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

From your experience, would 20 kl of roasted coffee beans (all in sealed packs) be allowed? Or should I keep the roasted beans in one large container & let my contacts in the US - bag for me? Still concerned when the US customs regs. say "for personal use"; that could be subject to int...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 11801

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

Very little respect for the victim or the family; this needs to change...

Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Favorite Upscale Restaurant ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6460

Re: Favorite Upscale Restaurant ?

I am not impressed with Rusticas in Lima; the décor is nice - but nothing "out of the usual buffet".
Chi Chi, do they allow you to have a "doggie bag" to take home?

Philip :roll:
PS - seems good for a night spot in the thriving "City of the palms".
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PROMO OFFER?
Replies: 1
Views: 441

PROMO OFFER?

GM fellow expats, I was informed of a promo offer here in Lima; that allows the purchaser to enjoy restaurants, hotels, etc. - for little or no cost. The only other info I have is that the promo costs - $200 @ year; a good deal if you use the promos. I had a similar promo offer in the US; the "...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WHAT R THEIR OPTIONS???
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: WHAT R THEIR OPTIONS???

His mother & father were in a terrible auto accident; he flew back to the US - to be with them. A person doesn't have to be 6'4" ex-Marine; to influence others - just the use of carefully chosen WORDS! I once had a 5'0" woman that was very good at collecting debts & overdue rental ...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

Re: BULK SHIP TO USA...

The assumption that "someone will distribute them" concerns me - ANYWHERE in the world!!! The larger the package, the more chances that US customs will be involved; I detest the government (any government) interfering with a LEGAL importing effort - some 211 pages of documents/regulations!...
by Philipc4u59
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer Funds FROM Peru to US Acct?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Transfer Funds FROM Peru to US Acct?

I doubt the $8.00 rate would apply in transferring up to $999 from US to Peru?
If I remember correctly, it is $30; seems like the same service - only in reverse???

Any one ever try "carrier pigeons"; they don't each much...

Philip :roll:
by Philipc4u59
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DHL Peru or Fedex Peru
Replies: 20
Views: 7426

Re: DHL Peru or Fedex Peru

What were you charged from CUSTOMS; that's where your items (even with itemized receipts) - can have problems. I sent my fiancée a camera I bought at a discount chain; they tripled the price & tax accordingly. Doesn't Peru realize that if they discontinued this "nonsense"; in the long ...
by Philipc4u59
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BULK SHIP TO USA...
Replies: 20
Views: 2517

BULK SHIP TO USA...

I "opened" a can of worms, I had "Roger in the US" take back several 250 g bags of coffee for me; to divide & send to my many family & friends in the US. So far so good... Now, I am getting all these requests to send more & I will not bother Roger to send small sample...

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