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by toyotadesigner
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Iberswitch
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Iberswitch

Does anybody have any experience with 'Iberswitch' (http://www.iberswitch.com)?

We have read an article in the euroweeklynews (24 -30 may 2012) about this power supply corp, but reading their terms doesn't give me too much confidence.

Any information will be appreciated!
by toyotadesigner
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Careful with the Pepinos!!
Replies: 273
Views: 16527

Re: Careful with the Pepinos!!

The line right below the photograph with the German flag is fantastic:

According to a recent international poll Germany is the least funny country in the world

100% true! Maybe that's why you played with the words and wrote 'sour krauts' ? :mrgreen:
by toyotadesigner
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Careful with the Pepinos!!
Replies: 273
Views: 16527

Re: Careful with the Pepinos!!

or is everyone afraid of upsetting Germany? Sour Krauts? May I correct you: short form is plain and simple 'Krauts', long form is 'Sauerkrautfresser' (*beep* eaters). :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: They have made a big mistake by pointing immediately to Spain. (I didn't write 'we' because I don't fe...
by toyotadesigner
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Careful with the Pepinos!!
Replies: 273
Views: 16527

Re: Careful with the Pepinos!!

Jool wrote:But we must remember the germans use a LOT of negative propaganda against other EU member states,
Absolutely true.
and people wonder why their economy is stronger (last part said tongue in cheek)
Rest assured - it definitely isn't. 95% is hot air spread by the politicians.
by toyotadesigner
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Careful with the Pepinos!!
Replies: 273
Views: 16527

Re: Careful with the Pepinos!!

What a hype! It's typical for Germans to point to others if they have a problem. It's typical for Germans 'to drive another sow through the village' (read: publish some panic articles) every year. And it's typical for Germans to make an 'elephant out of a mosquito' (read: exaggerate way over the top...
by toyotadesigner
Mon May 10, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: apartment wanted Torremolinos or free house sitting
Replies: 1
Views: 687

apartment wanted Torremolinos or free house sitting

Hi all, for my girlfriend I am looking for a well cared and clean apartment in Torremolinos, zona Bajondillo, Playamar, Los Alamos or possibly Churriana zona 'MONSALVEZ'. Long term 5-6 months. As an alternative she will offer free house sitting for June and July while I'll be in Germany. If the hous...
by toyotadesigner
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: apartment situation Marbella
Replies: 2
Views: 732

apartment situation Marbella

Does anybody know the current situation for apartment/piso rentals (long term) in the Marbella/Nuevo Alcántara area? Are they still overcharging? I am looking for an **unfurnished** apartment with living room, equipped American kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. (I don't like the ugly spanish trash in the ...
by toyotadesigner
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Mobile phones: Simyo, Yoigo, or ??
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Mobile phones: Simyo, Yoigo, or ??

Telefonica/Movistar prepaid. Grab a mobile phone at evilbay, get a SIM card, drop it in. Movistar features the best coverage in Spain. Try to avoid Vodafone - it's an endless hassle with them.
Just my 2 cents...
by toyotadesigner
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: To the people who once loved Spain........
Replies: 63
Views: 5472

Re: To the people who once loved Spain........

01. Abandon siestas - it's a real drag to keep in mind which store closes when and where and for how long 02. A law that forces companies and shops to integrate valid e-mail addresses, names of the company, owner / gerente, street address including a number (!) zip code, city and province, telephone...
by toyotadesigner
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Agents cut
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Agents cut

Mark, I've talked to my lawyer. A freebie for you :mrgreen: If the first contract you've signed didn't mention anything about a new commission if the contract will be renewed, the agent can't charge for his 'service'. The house is still rented to you. Usually a contract extends itself for one year. ...
by toyotadesigner
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Agents cut
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Agents cut

Rule # 1: the owner pays the agent Rule # 2: if the agent wants to screw you, quit. Or at least mention you'll quit. Rule # 3: agents who want to cash in twice are useless in society. Rule # 4: the times are rough 'n tough. The owners can be lucky if they can rent their wrecks Rule # 5: negotiate Ru...
by toyotadesigner
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: British and Spanish fight in Competa
Replies: 332
Views: 29730

Re: British and Spanish fight in Competa

OK, to be honest, I've just read page one, scanned the rest of the pages and read this page. Question: Did any one of you visit for example at least once or even twice late afternoon/early evening in autumn/fall or winter? We've been there several times last autumn and didn't trust our eyes. There w...
by toyotadesigner
Sun May 24, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question about autonomo(yes, again...)
Replies: 55
Views: 5301

Re: Question about autonomo(yes, again...)

It is relatively simple. If the 'center of your life' (meaning you are living for more than 183 days in this country) is located in one of the European countries, you have to register yourself in this country. Physically you live and work in this country, so you have to pay your tax here. If you hav...
by toyotadesigner
Thu May 21, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Latest Residencia form?
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: Latest Residencia form?

Seems they are falling back into the stone age very soon. Somehow it turns out Spain is developing into one of the weirdest countries in Europe.

Anyway, thanks a ton for the info, so I'll wait a bit longer hoping they'll change the law again until January 2010.
by toyotadesigner
Thu May 21, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Third world?
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Third world?

Definitely third world. Or fourth. Sometimes even fifth if you are too close to the coast. You should have seen the 'nice' environments in Nerja last year. Trash piled up by the meters, not feet. Nobody cared. It stinks. For this and other nightmares we've left the coastal area and settled close to ...
by toyotadesigner
Thu May 21, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Latest Residencia form?
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: Latest Residencia form?

Does anybody know if they issue the 'tarjeta de residencia' again or do they still issue a piece of paper?
by toyotadesigner
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Insurance for German plated car?
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Hiker, my car is 21 years old, so I just had to pay a reduced tax. The Spanish second hand cars are currently very reasonable, because the sales for new cars went down by 70% over the last months. It is cheaper to buy a car in Spain than in Germany because it'll save you the registration and all the...
by toyotadesigner
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Holiday driving hell
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

The gestor who registered my car in Spain informed me as following: You have the residencia and drive a car with a foreign licence plate: illegal, the GC can confiscate your car. You don't have a residencia and drive a car with a Spanish licence plate: illegal, unless you can prove you are not livin...
by toyotadesigner
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is anything selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4746

according to some officials the time index to sell a property at the costa tropical at this moment is a minimum of 50 months. pretty hard times for some sellers.