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by gerryh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Bills
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Electricity Bills

Easy to check if someone else is using your electricity supply. Switch off the main switch on your "fuse" board. If the electricity meter is showing an increase in the reading then someone has tapped into your supply. Do you have more electrical appliances and use them for longer periods t...
by gerryh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please

: I sold it to them on 22.12.18 I very much doubt that any dealer when get a car re registered in their name. They would wait until the car is sold to a customer and, hopefully, get it registered in the customers name. However I doubt if they sold it before 31.12.18 so you would still be the regist...
by gerryh
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Best supermarket wine

I am sure you are aware that wine here in Spain is considerably cheaper than in the UK. A few years ago we were in the UK visiting our niece and her husband. He produced a bottle of Spanish wine which he liked and it was, he said, just under £9 a bottle. I said I also like it but I only pay under €4...
by gerryh
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: bike import

I believe that you can ride/ drive the bikes and small cars with yellow plates without a driving licence.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird going slow
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Thunderbird going slow

Not noticed a problem here with Thunderbird, latest version.
Sent an email and it was received, and in my wife's inbox, in less than 20 seconds.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat pixelating
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Intelsat pixelating

No signal here. I haven't told my wife yet. Hope it returns later as I have set it to record.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Best currency transfer companies for buying property
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Best currency transfer companies for buying property

The big advantage of CurrencyFair, provided you don't need to exchange the money immediately, is that you set the exchange rate you are willing to accept and the exchange happens automatically when somebody is willing to exchange at your desired rate. At the moment exchanges are happening at about 1...
by gerryh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: La Caixa
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: La Caixa

When I was in my bank, Sabadell a few months ago I was asked to sign a form regarding Data use and protection.
Nothing needed you are only signing it to say that you understand and accept their policy regarding Data use and protection.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Health Card on Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Health Card on Retirement

I would strongly suggest you get cover in your own name.
Then there isn't any doubt of your cover if your husband dies before you.
On the other hand you never know you might get divorced. :think: :think:
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Tue May 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Currency exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Currency exchange

You can normally exchange money, for the local currency, on board ship and back again if any left over.
Exchange rates aren't usually very good but it's handy for small amounts of money.
Cheers
Gerry.
by gerryh
Mon May 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: hard drive scrubbers

I must admit I'm very tempted by gerryh's suggestion ! Don't know how old your laptop is, probably quite old as it has XP on it. Hard drives have a limited life so can be sensible to buy a new, larger capacity hard drive. I'm guessing the current hard drive is a lot smaller than 500GB. Cheers Gerry
by gerryh
Mon May 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Another option is to remove the hard drive and give away the laptop without a hard drive. New 500GB hard drives can be bought for less than €30 these days.
You can bash your old hard driver with a hammer, drill holes through it etc to make it unreadable.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Sun May 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank

Yes taken out of our joint account for my tax on July 2nd. My wife got a refund a short time after the declaration was submitted.
I opted for 60/40 split so 2nd half taken on Nov 5th.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Another driving licence question
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Another driving licence question

For the last 7 years I have only hired cars with my UK passport and Spanish driving in the UK and the Spanish islands.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri May 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Another driving licence question
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Another driving licence question

No you don't get your old driving licence back.
I hired a car in Tenerife using my UK passport and Spanish driving licence without any problem.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri May 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Avast warning - Program blocked
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Avast warning - Program blocked

You should be looking for iobit programs.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri May 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank

Extremely dubious logic in my opinion. :thumbdown:
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri May 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Paying Renta Tax Bill in Cash at the bank

Am I missing something?
What connection has paying your Renta, Spanish income tax, got to do with selling your property?
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Andalucia.com Forum Hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Andalucia.com Forum Hacked

He is just another spammer who has been reported and soon will be banned and his posts deleted. He hasn't hacked the forum, just spammed it. Hacking is more serious and takes someone with a bit of know how on how to hack a forum. This one is just another mindless idiot trying to con people out of th...
by gerryh
Thu May 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Blue number plates
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Blue number plates

Thanks both.
Another ones of life's small mysteries cleared up. :thumbup: :clap:
Cheers
Gerry

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