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by woodchuck
Thu May 05, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Native English Teachers Needed for New Company
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Native English Teachers Needed for New Company

Good luck finding qualified people to work for 30 soles for 1.5 hour class.
When you subtract the cost to go back & forth, the compensation is reduced a minimum of 5-8 soles.
Employers need to realize you have to pay a - good wage to get good people.
Best wishes. :roll:
by woodchuck
Wed May 04, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bathroom suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Bathroom suppliers

Thanks for the web sites. Enjoy your day. :roll:
by woodchuck
Wed May 04, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Thanks again.
What is the rationale behind a Chilean wife not having to wait 5 years for benefits, assuming a SS #?
Possibly some sort of reciprocity agreement with Chile?
Do you have a link that addresses this unusual situation? :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue May 03, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bathroom suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Bathroom suppliers

Helping my brother-in-law redo his bathroom.
He still needs a glass enclosed shower stall & possibly a column with sprays/jets.
We have checked Maestro, MercadoLibre, Pro Mart & Sodimac for ofertas.
Any other businesses you would recommend? Thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue May 03, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Thanks again, sorry I am not educated on SS. You apparently can understand SS policy, so I have one question that may be of interest to others too. Is the 5 years needed to spend in the US consecutive or 6 months for 10 years will satisfy the requirement? Appreciate your help, possibly we can meet f...
by woodchuck
Mon May 02, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Thanks, but not familiar with the term - FRA? :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon May 02, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most efficient hot-water system?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Most efficient hot-water system?

Thanks Caliguy, as an on/off switch is important but what if the guests forget to turn off? Our friend has a new electrical unit, but tells me the water is scalding hot & needs to add cold to it. That's defeating the purpose of an efficient system & hoping for some options to resolve this is...
by woodchuck
Mon May 02, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

How to get good info from Social Security?

Have you found it difficult as an expat to get good info from SS?
They will send you links, but often this is in difficult to understand - legalese.
I specifically am looking for info regarding - spousal benefits to my Peruvian wife should I die.
Has anyone investigated this issue? Thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon May 02, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most efficient hot-water system?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Most efficient hot-water system?

A friend just purchased a small hostel & realizes she needs to update the hot water supply system. It is not so much that it is antiquated, but the electricity usage is quite high. In the US, I have an on-demand system & I am very happy with the efficiency. Any comments or suggestions would ...
by woodchuck
Mon May 02, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 2012

Re: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands

Alan,

Thanks for sharing the Ted talk on longevity. :roll:
by woodchuck
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MOVING All Household goods for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: MOVING All Household goods for sale

More details on the small refrigerator - please.
When purchased & how many liters would be helpful.
You can respond by PM. :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2927

Re: What does Peru need?

Good suggestion!
I seem to remember that Jockey Plaza had a soft pretzel place. I don't know of any in MF.
I am not sure they still have, but I can check for my friend & get some contact info. :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2927

What does Peru need?

A friend of mine will retire in January & is considering business opportunities in Peru. He plans to start with $50,000 or less & see what happens. What new businesses does Peru need, or businesses that can handle more competition? I realize that isn't a lot of money, but any suggestions wou...
by woodchuck
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Employment agency for expats?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Employment agency for expats?

Thanks Ironchefchris.
With all the options in the Yellow Pages, there may be a few that cater to expats.
Anyone have any experience with any of these?
If not, that might be a business opportunity for someone. :roll:
by woodchuck
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc

Thanks Richard & Nora for your advice. My main reason for this supplement is psychological - especially the magnesium. I do need more calcium as I don't consume adequate amounts of dairy products. Best wishes :roll:
by woodchuck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc

Is anyone using the above vitamin supplement? If so, where are you purchasing & approx. price - please? Any way to do a search online in Peru for such an item? Thanks in advance for your help. :roll:
by woodchuck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Employment agency for expats?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Employment agency for expats?

I have a retired friend who is looking for work. He is in good health & multi-talented. Are there any professional employment agencies that can help him? PS - Spanish is limited, but willing to learn. Thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Changing money to soles before trip?
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Changing money to soles before trip?

I am curious why Mendoza as president would cause the dollar to gain strength?
If I am correct, her platform was extreme leftist as in Brazil & Venezuela.
Thanks in advance for some insight into this. :roll:
by woodchuck
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Premium cat food
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Premium cat food

That sounds like a good choice.
What stores carry this food - please. Thanks :roll:
PS - it is a shame how cats & dogs are treated in most of Peru.
by woodchuck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Premium cat food
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Premium cat food

Just adopted the cutest kitten & want the very best for him.
Where do you find premium cat food & what price per liter - please?
How do these brands compare with those in the grocery stores - Ricocat, etc. Thanks :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Just located this article on Peru this Week. It appears businesses don't take Indecopi seriously. PS - still have not been advised if you can fill out the paperwork in English after filing a Libro de Reclamaciones complaint? :roll: Peru this Week Indecopi: 58% of businesses do not report customer co...
by woodchuck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weakness in the $
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Weakness in the $

Anyone have any thoughts why the $ has been declining against the sole for the last few weeks?
Does this have anything to do with economics in the US/ Europe or the soon-2-be elections here in Peru?
Thanks :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specialty cooking oils
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Specialty cooking oils

Where can I purchase any of these oils - avocado, coconut & grape seed oil.
Read they are so much better than traditional oils, any comments?
What would be a representative price for them? Thanks :roll:
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

WHAT???
I am in shock & will need to recover before I can reply. :cry:
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Thanks Adrian. You have been lucky & smart, as I hear horror stories every week. In one of my university marketing courses, I was given data that negative PR hurts a business 12-15 times worse per customer interaction/sale than good PR. When will Peruvian businesses realize that bad customer ser...
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Over Stay
Replies: 21
Views: 3663

Re: Over Stay

Very sorry about your situation.
There is confusion if the fine is $1 @ day or $5, you are using the $1 figure.
Have you checked with the Embassy of your country, maybe they can help?
Do other countries charge a fee per day for overstaying?
Best wishes. :roll:
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

It appears that many people share the same frustrations I do here in Peru. Once businesses realize that customer service is a NECESSITY, they will see more profits a WIN-WIN situation. With more competition every year, the -old ways - need to be shown the - highways. Business have to change as not o...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Native English Teacher for my wife
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: US Native English Teacher for my wife

Good Morning, I have my BS degree in Education from a US university & teaching experience in the States. My Peruvian wife understands basic English, but would like to have a better command of the language. This would be a WIN-WIN opportunity for both of them, as they could help each other as stu...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Thanks for the info, Indecopi should accept forms in other languages.
I have no idea why English was not included, maybe a typo as lots of English-speaking expats.
Now this info is answering my questions. :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Moving sale

Thanks & I understand with all the items for sale.
Best wishes in your relocation. :roll:
by woodchuck
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Thanks, but didn't answer my question???
Just checked and English is only the MOST COMMON language spoken in the US - not official.
If you learn one new thing every day of your life, you will in time be considered - a wise person. :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: For sale - Relocating to another Country

Please provide a price for the big Samsung refrig. - thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Thanks for the comments. Being from the US, I have witnessed how governmental forms are available in Spanish and even a third language in some states - while English is of course our official language. If Peru ever wants to be considered an expat friendly country, they need to address this issue IMO...
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!

Just accept that you got caught in the - cheap printer-expensive cartridges - trap as I did.
Mine was a Canon also & the reps didn't have empathy for my situation. :roll:
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Great comment!!! :roll:
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

I am still trying to find out if the forms for Indecopi can be filled ut in ENGLISH - please help.
So frustrating when you are ripped-off in another country & don't understand the language.
I am positive I am not the only expat that has experienced this & Peru should treat us better. :roll:
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: independent room
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Looking for a professional gay roommate

Yes, I agree about Paola's work - but this should be in another thread. :roll:
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!

This new e-business is exactly what Peru needs. I found the printer I want for 40 soles less than Mercadolibre & less than Hiraoka too. They answered my message earlier today once they were in the office - which is OK & I understand. Their price for delivery is fair, but I plan to go to San ...
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!

Thanks Caliguy. I am an early riser - up at 5 am, when no one can bother or disrupt me. Clicked on the web site & left a message, but was disappointed when I was informed - we are not open now? Tried several more times, the last being 7:30 am, before posting here. I realize this is Peru & bu...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!

OK, let's see how good you really are! I have been researching a good office multi-purpose printer/copier/scanner & possibly fax - but not necessary. In the last 2 days, I have been in Hiraoka, Compu Palace, etc. seeing ranges of 550 to 800 soles for ones with the new continuous flow ink tanks b...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Ley es La Ley
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: La Ley es La Ley

Thanks Adrian. This caused a chuckle! Best wishes. :roll:
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Indecopi

Can you start the process with Indecopi with very little skill in Spanish?
Peru needs to have more forms in English, for those of us who just can't master Spanish :roll: .
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Peruvian e-commerce store. Buy everything you need at the lowest price!

GREAT IDEA! Best wishes in your new venture.
PS - sorry for using all caps as I am told some guy got banned for this? :roll:
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 16332

Re: Peru Presidential Election

I also would like to know who the US Central Intelligence Agency is sponsoring! Please don't make such statements w/o having some sort of data the readers can check - please!!! :roll:
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Indecopi
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Indecopi

Has anyone gone thru the experience of filing a complaint against a business with Indecopi? How does the process work & do you need an attorney? Do they penalize businesses for gross negligence or just slap them on the wrist? Can you further privately sue the business after Indecopi has been inv...
by woodchuck
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: What is this?

Pewter. Thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

What is this?

Found the answer - thanks. :roll:
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Migraciones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Migraciones?

Many thanks for the 2 replies. I have spent a lot of money & waited over 8 months to get a CE problem resolved thru an attorney. He claims Migraciones fails to send him the proper papers? The only time I was in Migraciones some 2.5 years ago, I was sent from one person to the next & each tim...
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Migraciones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Migraciones?

I find it so frustrating to deal with government agencies here in Peru. Are they trained to have expats waste days to get things accomplished or is this just the - way things work in Peru? Any thoughts or comments about Migraciones only, as I am sure other agencies are not doing their jobs either. :...

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