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  1. Thanks everyone. We clicked the correct area, chose to pay at the OXXO down the street, did so, and presumably our purchase will be on its way to us shortly. Easy peasy when you know how!
  2. but I'm not a mexican citizen and don't have such a card. What do I do now? Does anyone know?
  3. The problem is that I don't understand what ID they want. I have a Permanente, but I don't believe I have any INF (what is that?) info to give them.
  4. I have made purchases on my canadian credit card through mercado libre before, but today, when I went to make a purchase, they would not complete it unless I validated my phone and my documentation, which seemed to involve me sending them a picture and INF documentation (which I do not believe I have.) I was informed that, unless I did this, my purchase would be cancelled. Has anyone else encountered this and how did you resolve it?
  5. I need a small can of high-gloss or enamal paint (pure white) for some cupboards. I really want latex, and have brought some down from Canada on other occasions, but have run out. I've tried several places around Lakeside, and checked Home Depot in Guad, but no one has latex, or only in gallon containers. Does anyone know where I can get a small can (litre or less) of latex enamel in the area? Thanks.
  6. stuphel


    I had a delicious cut of lamb (bonesless, not a chop or shank) at Viva Mexico in San Juan Cosala. I almost always get their chiles nogada, but decided on a change. Ordered it medium rare and it was delicious. I'll definitely order it again.
  7. Al Berka, I looked in Soriana last week, and I did, indeed, see those rubber shower mats. They are clear plastic with either pink or blue accents. Not particularly large. They were hanging low down on the shelving, and were not exactly where i expected them, but not too far out of the way. I have not been to Coppel. If you go and check them out, could you let me know if they have opaque ones, preferably in off-white? Thanks.
  8. I got it at Walmart, but I've also seen it and a NoName equivalent at SmallMart the dollar store place at the Ajijic plaza. (Watch the NoName version....I bought it once and the nozzle didn't work. I hate it when aerosol nozzles are duds.)
  9. There is a cleaners on the north (mountain) side of the carreterra, west Ajijic, who does a great job on simple alterations, hems, etc. I don't know the name of the cleaners, but they are just east of Casa de Waffle, on the hill going out of Ajijic. I've had pants hemmed for less than $100pesos.
  10. If you're looking for vinyl covers in standard shapes for lawn furniture, the Home Depot in Guadalajara carries a number of them. I don't know how well they'll take the sun over time, but they aren't expensive.
  11. I posted this on Dec 14, and someone gave me the phone number of a man who repaired a cupboard for them. I have lost the number. My search of topics led me back to my initial topic, but gives no responses. If you were the person who originally gave me a contact number to call, and are willing to do so again, I would be very grateful. If by chance anyone else knows someone I could call, I would be equally grateful. Thanks
  12. You must have Mexican Insurance, which you can get in advance or at the border. Suspend your NOB insurance for the time you are down here. We suspend ours and then contact our NOB agent to reinstate it for the day we cross back over. Mexican insurance is less than our NOB insurance We get our Mexican insurance through Jesus Tejeda, who comes recommended on this board, but we've never had a claim, so can't confirm how effective he is if you really need him. You have to have proof of Mexican insurance in order to get the "temporary import" sticker (TIP) that you place on your car at the border. You can get this in advance as well by going to the appropriate website, or at the border. You pay a substantial deposit for this sticker, but the money is returned to you when you stop and have it removed at the border on your way back north.
  13. Is there a method and/or dentist you'd recommend for this procedure?
  14. Gas in Riberas, 9:45 am Tuesday. No lineup yet.
  15. Does anyone know if the computer repair places in the area can/will look at our Canon printer? It's relatively new, we have ink cartridges for it, and would prefer not to have to buy a new one (again) if it can be repaired at a reasonable cost. Or do you know who would look at it if not the computer techs.
  16. Riberas station is pumping. Very long lines.
  17. We have a quite new Maytag stove. The burners work well. The oven ignites and heats to (approximately) the temperature on the dial. However, often, after about 15 minutes, there is no more flame. We think that it turns itself off when it reaches the set temperature. The problem is, it doesn't come back on as the oven cools. We basically have to stand and watch the oven when something is cooking, and turn the oven back on manually when it turns itself off. We wondered if it is a lack of oxygen to fuel the flame, and have opened up the broiling cupboard underneath to see if that helps, but it doesn't seem to. Before we call a repairman in, does anyone have any insight as to what's going on?
  18. Thanks so much, gringal and Ferret. I've ordered two of these in 'my' colors from Amazon, and should be sitting in one of them in a couple of weeks. This site is a great resource and I appreciate your help.
  19. I quite like those egg-shaped, metal-framed, vinyl strapping chairs that are outside the ice-cream place next to Pranza. Does anyone know where I buy get a couple in a colour of my choice? Any idea of price? Thanks
  20. You can probably wash it, but dry cleaning is not expensive, and the place in West Ajijic does a good job. I also recommend them for clothing alterations.
  21. The car dealer and the line of cars 'parked' on San Juan is a real problem, indeed. Although I very much appreciated the paving of the road when the Pemex first came in (remember the huge canyons in the road previous to that?) I've started entering the carretera from San Jorge and risking the potholes outside the Presbyterian church, rather than deal with the bumper car game that is the San Juan /Pemex/ Oxxo turnoff. Of course, there one has to weave between the cars parked willy-nilly outside the Bridge Club and Mom's.
  22. I hope no one was hurt, but as someone who lives nearby, I'm not surprised that there was an accident at this spot. Because the OXXO and Pemex are on opposite corners of the carretera and San Juan, and they have paved their parking lots and the street with no distinction between road and parking lots, people head into the two places of businesses and treat the street between like an extension of their lots. In addition, although we love the paved street and paved lateral, it means that service station and OXXO traffic is always turning, backing in and out, and generally using the whole area like a giant parking lot without lines. Add people waiting at the 'bus stop' in the area, and it's a bit of a recipe for disaster if you add a driver who isn't watching carefully. Again, hopefully no one was hurt. And if you drive in the area, keep your eyes carefully on the road and watch all around you.
  23. Fine here on Av de la Ribera between the Pemex and Mom's.
  24. Gringal, does your post mean that the man we are looking to contact is named Saul? Do you have is contact information?
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