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by flan_taster
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: cockroaches
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: cockroaches

Have seen those small plastic trays that one puts down on the floor in likely spots. The roach is supposed to enter and pick up some poison. If the place is unattended then perhaps these trays work. Have seen them in Carrefour.
by flan_taster
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 204
Views: 29978

Re: Windows 10

I have a PC running Windows 7 home Premium Service Pack 1 I have the little notice that says I can get Windows 10 free. I am nervous about doing this becasue as far as I am concerned my current system works fine. So really really (like Miro) need to know if I dare go ahead and accept Microsoft's kin...
by flan_taster
Mon May 18, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: tuna
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: tuna

Barbate de Franco has a Tuna fishing port and an exhibition. One of the main centres.
by flan_taster
Tue May 05, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Courier to Spain from UK
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Courier to Spain from UK

What with pssible postal chaos in Spain I need to find out which is the best courier service to use from UK to Andalucia. Only for a document not package, thanks
by flan_taster
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?

I have heard tales of locals underdeclaring when selling if the other party is happy which apperently is or was common in Andalucia. But when a bank sells its own repossessed property then surely the Tax man is going to think that the sale price is exactly what the bank agreed and got. No funny busi...
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?

Katy: Yes I had understood it to be No Win No Fee. The Gestor seems happy on this basis.But am checking again.
Beach: Oh dear. So you can win a lower Tax amount and think it's all over then some time later it is rescinded. How pathetic. Thanks for the link and will find more to think about.
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?

Thanks for that. I am going to check with the Gestor what are the total fees to be expected and what to expect if he is unsuccessful. Am certainly not prepared to pay more than the actual Tax due ! But if he is willing to process the challenge and thinks he can win then perhaps he knows something. A...
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?

As a follow up, I notice that on the UK in Spain How to Buy a property etc one para on Purchaser's checklist states this: QUOTE You know the cadastral value of the property and how much purchase tax will be due. Be aware that tax is charged on the council’s valuation of the property as opposed to th...
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Purchase tax 8% or is it actually more ?

I hope this has not been covered before. There is an 8% tax paid on purchase of a property. Then later on you get a further tax demand because the property you bought from the Bank who had to repossess it sold it at less than some notional value calculated by the local authorities. So now instead of...
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Vpn help
Replies: 18
Views: 2722

Re: Vpn help

Doesn't Zenmate run until you get up to some data limit then you will pay ?
Must look at Hola.
by flan_taster
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Visit to Cadiz
Replies: 12
Views: 12348

Re: Visit to Cadiz

I have witnessed a near punch up with a guy keeping the only street free car park space in the old town by standing in this space waiting for his friend to arrive. Then another car draws up and takes the space almost running over the guy waiting. Big argument ensures. Car parking in the old town is ...
by flan_taster
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Live BBC TV on Now TV
Replies: 14
Views: 6322

Re: Live BBC TV on Now TV

So with NowTV I would not need a VPN for iPlayer. I just buy the NowTV box and plug it in and then do the PLEX MEDIA SERVER as explained above ?
by flan_taster
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Live BBC TV on Now TV
Replies: 14
Views: 6322

Re: Live BBC TV on Now TV

I have Chromecast and read that I can get NowTV
http://help.nowtv.com/article/Using-Chromecast
What does this all mean ?
by flan_taster
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ENDESA - HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Re: ENDESA - HELP!

Are you registered online with Endesa? I find the help in ENGLISH online and being registered very good. Any sort of complaint is answered.
http://www.endesaclientes.com/en/online ... -services/
by flan_taster
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive

So does this mean a Smart TV is not Smart if you use Now Tv or Chromecast ? In other words is it not better to look for a non Smart TV if the price is good ???
This is why I get confused.
by flan_taster
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive

You haven't said what source you get the films from - are the downloaded from the Internet or copied from DVDs?. Again, check what formats are available. The files are mainly TV documentaries recorded over several years plus other TV films and they are all TS files and should play on a TV USB. The ...
by flan_taster
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive

A simple powered hub could well be what I need but then I don't know how the TV remote would act when I plug it in. I do have already a WD TV LIVE box which acts as a device to play from Hard Discs or Flash Drives plugged into the thing. It obviously needs a power supply and separate remote control....
by flan_taster
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive

Enrique...I have your PM but don't understand what you want. Thanks for offering to test my HD on your Samsung . I think that if I found a TV which had a USB HDD that provided enough power (same as my PC) to make my Hard Drive which does not have an independent power supply work and I could navigate...
by flan_taster
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Best TV for playing items stored on ext hard drive

northandsouth
Awesome news ! But I suppose that Toshiba TV is no longer sold and the modern ones are not as good? Oh for an easy tech life. Can't these people make life simpler?