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by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?
Replies: 36
Views: 16309

Re: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?

Every month, I see my wife go to an ATM to only be allowed $200 maximum withdrawl on her debit card from an American bank. There is a charge of $4.00 per transaction at GlobalNet, plus her American bank charges their fees of some $12 per transation!!! THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER/CHEAPER WAY!!! Any help...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: advantages for senior citizens?
Replies: 11
Views: 2448

Re: advantages for senior citizens?

When is a person considered a "senior citizen"? I am 61 but on Social Security Disability for health reasons. I am interested in Lan as my father is 88 & his health is deteriorating; may have to go to USA. It would be great if there was a web site that listed all the perks for seniors;...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Banks and Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 7324

Re: Best Banks and Why?

I am interested in opening an account & have my Social Security check deposited directly - any suggestions? In the USA, I was treated very well as monthly deposits are sought after; my last bank offered me $100 to open an account! Are any safe banks offering such promotions w/o monthly fees? I t...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for apartment up to 600 USD
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Looking for apartment up to 600 USD

We found a 3 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished apartment in Surquillo; 3 blocks from Plaza Vea for $650 - no ammenities included. We are the central location for her extended family & the 2 patios are welcomed. I am disappointed with the "cheapness" of the builder; electrical outlets are few...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Arica, Chile
Replies: 20
Views: 5349

Arica, Chile

My wife & I had a nice (but short) vacation to Chile to renew my tourist visa & as the honeymoon we had to forego in May of 2012. We were both surprised by the price & quality of the food - expensive vs. Peru for a low/modest quality restaurant & how cheap leather products were. A wa...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian airfare; why the DIFFERENCE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Peruvian airfare; why the DIFFERENCE?

Hey guys & gals, Have you experienced the different prices quoted gringos (vs. their Peruvian companion) for airfare? At first I felt it may be a "national perk"; as I have read about discounted airfares in Ecuador. Our travel agent was able to find us a flight that didn't charge a pre...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mailing a letter?
Replies: 60
Views: 9063

Mailing a letter?

It appears that virtually everyone has no idea how to send a letter to the USA. I have to submit an original signature to the court; no emails,scans, faxes. The entire process is frustrating; where to buy envelopes, stamps, etc. If anyone has any ideas; please HELP! I live in Surquillo; 3 blocks fro...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru ID and avoiding tourist airline taxes
Replies: 22
Views: 5476

Re: Peru ID and avoiding tourist airline taxes

In my two experiences flying on a Peruvian airline - once Cusco, the other Santiago, Chile - I paid significantly more for a seat next to my Peruvian wife. Is this the philosophy of "Gringos can afford more" or what"? When I visited Costa Rica; they actually had signs posted outside o...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for apartment up to 600 USD
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Looking for apartment up to 600 USD

UPDATE!

We found a nice apartment in Surquillo; certainly not Miraflores or San Isidro, but acceptable.
I still seek employment as an English teacher; I have a BS degree in edsucation from an American University.

Muchas gracias,
Philip C. Brown
[email protected]
271-3849
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Its dangerous out there – for Peruvians
Replies: 52
Views: 7894

Re: Its dangerous out there – for Peruvians

Buenos Dias! I moved to Peru in May; to be married & live. I wasn't able to live in the USA with my small pension from Social Security Disability. Except for the very high cost of renting; I can live here in Peru. I would never resort to criminal activities to live or eat; I was blessed to have ...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It's worrying to hear this.
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: It's worrying to hear this.

I was shocked to hear on CNN that the USA Olympic uniforms were fabricated in China? To same a buck, but to lose your national "pride/spirit" (not to mention American jobs)??? Philip [email protected].com PS - we still need furnishings for our apartment PSS - always looking to meet new fri...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CONVERTERS: anyone undrrstand?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: CONVERTERS: anyone undrrstand?

I wish Radio Shack had told me this; thank you for the help...

Philip
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: COMING TO PERU???
Replies: 0
Views: 505

COMING TO PERU???

I came to Peru in May to marry & to live. I had a 3 year old laptop in the USA; it had a virus & would have been very expensive to fix. I have now a contact in Lima that quoted me a price 1/5 the costs; I want to ship here. I have been reading on the Internet that customs/tariffs can be expe...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: NEW TREADMILL AND NEW CROSSTRAINER
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: NEW TREADMILL AND NEW CROSSTRAINER

We are interested in at least one (1) item; finances are limited.
Tried to click on the box for attachments; no response - am I doing something wrong?
I will also reply to the email provided.

Muchas gracias,
Philip
[email protected]

PS - we still need numerous items to furnish our apartment
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.
Replies: 31
Views: 7129

Re: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.

What is still available?
Please send pictures & prices...

Muchas gracias,
Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Livingroom set
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Livingroom set

ATTACHMENTS?
When I click on the box, nothing happens; am I doing something wrong?
Can you send me pictures of the items...

Muchas gracias,
Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CONVERTERS: anyone undrrstand?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

CONVERTERS: anyone undrrstand?

I NEED HELP??? I brought with me items that people purchased for my trip - new! I realized that the electric in Peru was 220 & that I had to have a CONVERTER. I went to Radio Shack & they sold me a Entroda 220v/Solida 110v. I hooked it up to an appliance that requires 110v; no problem? The i...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Bedroom set Sony TV and stand for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Bedroom set Sony TV and stand for sale

Do you have any pictures of the items?
Where are you located?
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving Sale (Baby, Household Items and Electronics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: Moving Sale (Baby, Household Items and Electronics)

We purchased some items from them; I believe they have relocated to Chile as of last week. My wife also seeks plants; if you find some one with extras - please advise. Good luck with your search... Also seeking items to furnish a new apartment. Philip & Rosmery Brown; Surquillo [email protected]...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I am coming to Lima from MIA July 28-I can bring something
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: I am coming to Lima from MIA July 28-I can bring something

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! I have flown internationally 3 times (not including Peru) in the last 5 years; never encountered a one (1) bag limit??? When I tried to cancel with Spirit; they REFUSED!!! I also complained to the agent with Travelocity about not informing mw of this; they too REFUSED t...
by Philipc4u59
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds

Kelly, I appreciate your efforts regarding the bunk beds; we have received no response to date. May I offer an opinion/suggestion? I find many people make a post & then don't update; I waste time contacting & the items are not available. YOU OFFER A FANTASTIC SERVICE & I APPRECIATE YOUR ...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Massage Therapists
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: Massage Therapists

I don't understand the connection between people being blind & massage therapy; is this a service for people most probably having even more financial stresses than myself. I know a bit what they are going thru as I am blind in one eye due to negligence of a USA doctor.
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GRINGO NEEDS TRANSLATIONS!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

GRINGO NEEDS TRANSLATIONS!!!

ENGLISH - PLEASE!!! As a semi-retired business owner & consultant; I am amazed as how so many of the web sites I visit have no provisions for translation into English. I am slowly learning Espanol; but currently have need for goods & services in our new apartment. These sites are losing out ...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds

Kelly, I just tried the cellular # again; same response "No actativo"??? Maybe the problem is we have Movistar phone service; I can't call/fax the USA as they use "pulse" vs tone. Can you forward my interest to them as they have not included an email; I am at 271-3849 - Surquillo...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking to furnish apartment
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Looking to furnish apartment

Dear McKano, I tried the web site you mentioned, but couldn't find any way to translate into English. Any one out there that is computer savy that can help? I find many sites that have no option for English; I feel this is a mistake as I know many Americans in Peru that are looking for goods & s...
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking to furnish apartment
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Looking to furnish apartment

McKano, Great information; we will try your suggestions. You just joined expatperu.com; every day I find information that is very useful. Kelly, the modrator, has been very helpful... How long have you lived in Peru??? Rosmery & I are always seeking to make friends in our new situation; I have p...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Project Coordinator for International Research Firm
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Project Coordinator for International Research Firm

Hola, I owned and operated a small consulting company in the USA; I recently moved to Lima, Peru to marry the woman (Peruvian) of my dreams. While I don't have all the qualifications that are needed for this exact position; I feel I have valuable "on the job experience" in the American mar...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Native or Near Native English Teachers Needed Today!
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: Native or Near Native English Teachers Needed Today!

Jackie, I have a degree in education from a university in the USA; I taught for several years then went into business as salaries at the time were very low. I moved to Magdelena del Mar now Surquillo after marriage to a Peruvian woman who is a directora for Pamer. Some of my papers were badly damage...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Massage Therapists
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Massage Therapists

Are there massage therapy schools in the Lima area; I live in Surquillo.
I have a disc problem at L-4&5; I used student therapists in the USA as finances are sparse.

Gracias,
Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds

The listed phone # is not activated, according to our provider - Movistar.
Need help contacting you; we are interested.
Thanks to Kelly for explanation...

Philip
[email protected]
271-3849
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I am coming to Lima from MIA July 28-I can bring something
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: I am coming to Lima from MIA July 28-I can bring something

BE CAREFUL!!! I booked a reservation on Spirit Air with Travelocity in May 2012; I was moving to Lima, Peru permanently & was married on May 19 to a beautiful Peruvian woman - we live in Surquillo. If you have ever been to Peru, you will realize that there are NO Wal-Marts or Dollar Stores; I wa...
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking to furnish apartment
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Looking to furnish apartment

I am by no means a savy computer person; I log on & just want to see what is available to furnish our new apartment. I find it quite confusing trying to do this simple procedure - any suggestions??? PS - when I post a reply to a "buy" situation; I don't receive a copy to my email - alt...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Elyptical cycle
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Elyptical cycle

My wife & I seek an elyptical cycle exercise machine; please forward with complete details - pic, price, where located. Also, as we have just moved into an unfurnished apartment; we need several furniture items, plants, wicker baskets - if you have an item at a reasonable price, contact us... I ...
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Refrigerator and Bunk Beds

We just moved to a new apartment; no phone yet.
Can you email me with info as I am not sure ABOUT A BUNK BED WITH A FULL MATTRESS on the bottom???

Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Reply "not sent"
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Reply "not sent"

Am I doing something wrong?
After one or two replies; I get an "your email was not sent?"
Also, what are the membership fees?

My Peruvian wife tells me never to send any bank info over the Internet; other way to pay?

Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bank promotions
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Bank promotions

Any one know of bank promotions; you open an account (minimum required) & they give you $100 or other value added; this is very common in the USA.

What bank would you recommend; my new Peruvian wife uses BCP.
Any banks to steer clear of?

Muchas gracias,
Philip - from PA
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Moving Sale

I am sorry, I can't locate your email; we are interested in many items.

Philip
[email protected]
by Philipc4u59
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 231077

Re: Introduce Yourself!

I am Philip C. Brown; I came to Peru (for the second time) on May 9, 2012. I was married to the "woman of my dreams" Rosmery Leny Juardo Guillen on May 19, 2012 in Ica (where a large majority of her family reside). We just rented a beautiful, new apartment in Surquillo, 3 blocks from Plaza...
by Philipc4u59
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.
Replies: 31
Views: 7129

Re: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.

Any exercise equipment still available; send complete details & prices
by Philipc4u59
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.
Replies: 31
Views: 7129

Re: Many household goods and furniture for sale, Surco.

Just moved & need bedroom, bath, and make-up dresser :D
by Philipc4u59
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Wanted - bedroom furniture; make-up dresser; bathroom mirror
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Wanted - bedroom furniture; make-up dresser; bathroom mirror

We just moved into a new apartment in Surquillo; we need the above
Please contact - [email protected]
Gracias :D
by Philipc4u59
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for apartment up to 600 USD
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Looking for apartment up to 800 USD

I am a retired teacher from USA; just married the woman of my dreams & live in Lima. We seek a larger apartment in the San Borja area as close to her employment; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths - max. $800. We would appreciate any information ASAP as her lease expires on July 01, 2012; real estate agents/li...
by Philipc4u59
Thu May 31, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Native English Teachers Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2002

Re: Native English Teachers Needed

I am a retired teacher (USA) and businessman; I feel my strengths are in teaching English to professionals. I am currently in Lima, Magdelina del Mar area; but plan to move in July. My business experience has been in: * Real estate development/resorts * Income properties/purchase of * Stock broker w...
by Philipc4u59
Mon May 21, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 231077

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hola, I am recently married to the beautiful Peruvian woman of my dreams; we met on the Internet some 2 years ago. I am a retired school teacher/businessman; she is a directora/principal of a school in Barranco - we live in the Magdelina area of Lima. I speak some Spanish along with English (from Pe...
by Philipc4u59
Mon May 21, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Operations Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: Operations Manager; INTERN

To Whom It May Concern: I recently moved to Lima to marry a beautiful Peruvian woman; we will live in Magdelina Del Sur region. I had my own Internet travel agency a few years ago before retiring. I feel my "people" skills and English ability would be an asset to any organization. If you d...

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