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by Devils Advocate
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: New speed limits across Spain
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: New speed limits across Spain

20mph and 20kph are different beasts entirely.....20kph is 12mph. So cyclists will be overtaking cars, and some quick joggers.
by Devils Advocate
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pozo negro cesspit or hole in the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Pozo negro cesspit or hole in the ground

Enrique wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:16 pm Hi Rummii,

Mercadona ( there are other Super Markets ).........do some products that are friendly for your hole........
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Choking here, thanks a bunch Enrique :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Devils Advocate
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 404
Views: 26507

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Despite not having been able to visit my property in Spain for more than a year, I have little desire to do so at the moment, particularly when I read some of the ill-informed, anti-vaccination comments on this forum. I should have received my second dose of vaccine by 17th May, so I assume that I'...
by Devils Advocate
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 404
Views: 26507

Re: Travel Covid requirements

The reality is that we will all have to change the way we live, respecting that ignoring the pandemic is putting ourselves and the rest of the world’s population at risk of suffering a terrible illness that if not fatal may drastically shorten our lives and/or make them simply awful. Bringing child...
by Devils Advocate
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

As an aside and something that I'd hope does not happen in Spain but the OH decided she needed a new car after Christmas. She's not a car addict like me and just wanted to chuck hers in for a new 21 plate city car....straight deal cash plus p/x, no problem I thought. So after deciding on the car we ...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

Can't disagree with any of that Sid.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

Mark I can fully believe that, re things changing, it's all tactics. As I keep on saying there is only so much in a deal when all parameters are taken in to account, the dealer will know this figure to the penny. I can only assume with the deals we are talking here that a large wedge of the profit i...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

And yet forgive me for saying so but I personally know people in Spain who've bought new cars too and battled and won to get a proper deal at large Franchises in Andalucia, without taking finance. There is only so much money in a deal no matter what country you are in and the dealer wants to keep as...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

Why am I wrong? I stated the dealer wants to make the biggest profit possible.......never questioned your car buying experiences whatsoever.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 32
Views: 2016

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

The dealer in no matter what country will steer the punter in to the deal that's best for the dealer. If there are pennies to be had the dealer wants them in his pocket. Again in all countries finance is the preferred route to push. I was dealer principal for a big UK franchise in a former life and ...
by Devils Advocate
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 48
Views: 2854

Re: Masks on the beach

Those on holiday will go back looking like Homer Simpson. It's not a holiday for me, flying out from a country where you don't have to wear one outdoors to one where you do. I'd not go on holiday again where the ambiance of it all is shattered by mask wearing.........plenty of other things to do. W...
by Devils Advocate
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 404
Views: 26507

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Well being a nice day and out in the garden for the first time properly this year I have to say that living in between both Manchester and Liverpool airports (aprox. 12 miles from each as the crow flies) I saw not a single plane, vapour trail or anything. Before this lot you'd see the low flying pas...
by Devils Advocate
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: UK Duty Free Allowances announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: UK Duty Free Allowances announced

Brexit is a walk in the park compared to Covid. Brexit would never ban you from visiting your Spanish house or seeing your mother.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 118606

Re: Coronavirus

Worrying for you Lavanda, I hope your Dad is back home asap in good health.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Curfew?
Replies: 47
Views: 3667

Re: Curfew?

I think they are trying to get us all to drink and eat at home. This is exactly the plan, make life as miserable and as awkward for the customer as you can, but allow bars and restaurants to remain open. Double whammy, no customers (hopefully) and no compensation for the business.................be...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Re: House sale proceeds

A banker's draft should not take six days to clear. DA said that the proceeds of the sale of his Spanish property were in his UK bank account within 48 hours. The thread has struck a chord with me as I posted an almost identical one last year before completion, and got info., the same info the OP i...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Re: House sale proceeds

We just had the cheque made out from the buyers to us, just to be sure what amount was on the cheque when we received it. Much like we should have insisted the buyers kept our retention in their bank as opposed to their lawyers.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Re: House sale proceeds

Our completion one year ago went exactly as Beachcomber describes. The only money of ours a lawyer got near was our retention for a DAFO we paid for. Not seen a penny of it since.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Re: House sale proceeds

Don't give the buyers lawyer a sniff of it. Currencies direct will send a rep. to the Notaria on day of completion, you hand them the cheque and job done. Money will be in your own bank account of choice within 48 hours.
by Devils Advocate
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril

Ahhh, I knew it would be something oddball, vintage and French :mrgreen: