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David Rodwell

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  1. Good morning you lovely people,

    As our potential move to Lakeside approaches, I am faced with the issue of my hobby woodworking shop. Table saw, band saw, drill press, router table, miter saws and all the other small items. 

    I just priced a Sierra de Mesa at Home Depot in Guadalajara...$MX40,000 for something I picked up used for $US300 used NOB. 

    Is it reasonable to think all these items can be sourced locally, used at reasonable prices? I know, after getting a permanent visa I can bring my household down. 

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    David Rodwell

  2. 7 hours ago, techy1 said:


    Temporary Residency: Monthly income of c.US$2,400-$2700 over the last 6 months (some consulates request 12 months); or savings balance of c.US$45,000 over the last 12 months.

    Permanent Residency: Monthly income of c.US$4,300-$4500 over the last 6 months (some consulates request 12 months); or savings balance of c.US$180,000 over the last 12 months.


    See https://www.mexperience.com/financial-criteria-for-residency-in-mexico/

    That basically means to get temporal or permanente one needs to earn more than vast vast majority of Mexicans…curious!

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  3. Good morning you lovely people,

    My wife and I are planning our third trip Lakeside but this time with a plan to have some elective surgery done.

    I have scoured this webboard for plastic surgery advice and most of what I have found is old and many of the suggestions are no longer around...ie Casita Montana and Anne Dyer!

    It looks like most of the information got PMed which we would welcome.

    In any event, we'd love to hear any names that we could explore!!

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    David Rodwell

    WInston Salem, NC

  4. Hello all you lovely people,

    I will be in Ajijic for a couple of weeks...starting next week. On my last trip from NOB, the TSA absconded with my Nyquil which keeps my nose open when I sleep. Could not find it in the DFW airport during the layover or the Farmacia Guadalajara or even Walmart,Chapala.

    Hard to believe the drug companies don't have a look alike in Mexico.

    Anyone have an idea?

    David Rodwell

    Winston Salem, NC

  5. 8 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

    Read it again. It says:

    "The restrictions on Brazilian rosewood, whose endangered species status and restrictions predate those on other kinds of rosewood, remain in place."

    Source: https://reverb.com/news/cites-restrictions-on-musical-instruments-could-be-coming-to-an-end

    Read your citation from Reverb...it appears the industry is happy and it appears the changes that made that way came later...I marked the relevant passages. Am I reading it wrong?


    On August 28, 2019, (this is August) the Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland voted to exempt finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories from CITES restrictions on all rosewood species except Brazilian rosewood. The restrictions on Brazilian rosewood, whose endangered species status and restrictions predate those on other kinds of rosewood, remain in place.

    As of November 26, 2019 (and this is after the August 28th), the exemption for musical instruments is now in effect, according to the CITES convention. The US Fish and Wildlife Service will no longer issue permits for the export of finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories, bringing an end to much of the headaches that have plagued the musical instruments industry for the last several years.


  6. 1 hour ago, AngusMactavish said:

    My concern would not be what Mexico thinks on import. Mine would be getting it back into the US without the requisite documentation. Yes, they can tell the difference.


    I will watch this tomorrow but the CITES document I read appears to exempt musical instruments...is that incorrect??

  7. 9 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    Do you really think an Aduano agent can identify the difference between Brazilian and Indonesian rosewood or know what the  wood types are period.

    I agree...some guy working the night shift would have no idea and probably care less....but...

    There are horror stories in the EU about guitars seized and tied up for long periods of time!!

  8. Hello all you musicians...

    The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna seeks to control the movement of certain woods and other flora and fauna.

    Brazilian Rosewood guitars are particularly susceptible to very close inspection. I own a 50 year Brazilian acoustic guitar and a Gibson with a Rosewood fret board.

    Does anyone know if these guitars would be of concern to the Mexican Aduana folks???

  9. We have just arrive at Lakeside for a week and want use UBER!

    I checked w/ UBER before leaving NOB and I am told my normal UBER App should work just fine!

    Problem is normally I would see where all UBER cars are ....but I see none Lakeside or Guad for that matter. 

    Any thoughts?

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