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Post by Clueless on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:23 am

I was in more than a fender-bender yesterday. Both cars impounded.

I have HDI Seguros through Parker.

Called the company and got a semi-English speaking person to understand I was in an accident and to send an English speaking adjuster as I was told would be done when I purchased the policy and as was told me for the last 1-years when I purchased an auto/H.O. insurance policy.

This year my ins. was changed from the Qualcom (or something) to HDI.

An hour later my adjuster arrived and he spoke NO ENGLISH AT ALL.

So I'm on my own with only one police Officer who spoke some English.

Clearly no help.

This will probably end up at the Ministeria Publico where maybe I'll get the "Legal Assistance" I was told the policy in Spanish provides.

Don't bother telling me in 12+ years I should be speaking great Spanish. I have tried and my ability for learning languages are not one of my fortes.

Just FYI. Be warned.

Just FYI

Just FYI
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Post by ltollefs on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:31 am

Sue 'em, I'd say. An undertaking for which, word has it, you've quite an affinity.
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Post by RichD on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:29 am

The adjuster saved you from a night in jail. If you are worried, take Spencer.
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Post by slainte39 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:49 am

Clueless wrote:

Don't bother telling me in 12+ years I should be speaking great Spanish. I have tried and my ability for learning languages are not one of my fortes.

Just FYI. Be warned.

Just FYI

Just FYI

Which is a big help and an imperative for remaining "clueless". Rolling Eyes

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Post by ltollefs on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:05 am

My main man TJ has a quote for just about any occasion...

"No nation (person) is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." --Thomas Jefferson
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Post by RichD on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:19 am

If Jefferson put that in the Constitution, we wouldn't have the problem in Washington we now have.
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Post by jrm30655 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:45 pm

get a smart phone and a translate app.

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Post by brigitte on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:37 pm

Adjuster save no one from jail and you do not go to jail if no one is hurt anyways..

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Post by RichD on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:51 pm

brigitte wrote:Adjuster save no one from jail and you do not go to jail if no one is hurt anyways..

Not according to the several wrecks I have had. I admit that I am a well insured poor driver that has done it under the influence. The adjuster in that instance arraigned the bribes to be paid to the transitos and added her cut somewhere in there. You think they let tourists come back later when there was only physical damage? Ya buddy!
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Post by David on Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:43 pm

DUI is a whole other thing. Read your policy, it's not in force if you are under the influence.
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Post by RichD on Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:49 pm

David, that is why the adjuster wanted so much to turn a blind eye to this car vs tree accident. All the bribes totaled about $300 US, my car was fixed, and the insurance company was skrewed.
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Post by sallys other sister on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:27 pm

Is slainte39, Arbon or a wanta be?
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Post by Jerlyn on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

I'm not sure which is more astounding ... not thinking you may need a translator in a foreign country, or putting in print that you committed insurance fraud ...

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Post by slainte39 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:16 pm

sallys other sister wrote:Is slainte39, Arbon or a wanta be?

NEITHER!!!

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Post by Gamina on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:10 pm

Jerlyn wrote:I'm not sure which is more astounding ... not thinking you may need a translator in a foreign country, or putting in print that you committed insurance fraud ...

It's beyond me why someone would publicly admit, even brag, to driving drunk and committing insurance fraud.
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Post by RichD on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:51 am

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Post by Gamina on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:31 am

I am PUUURFECT
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Post by Clueless on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:05 am

My mother told me once, "Never put anything (personai) in writing you wouldn't be willing to have put on a billboard."

If you haven't seen it yet, this is a good time to Google "Dave the mond Reader," and watch the video.
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Post by Flamingo on Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:01 pm

jrm30655 wrote:get a smart phone and a translate app.  
F**ing brilliant. I just downloaded the App to my little Android tablet and it is soooo cool. Thanks
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Post by espíritu del lago on Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:11 pm

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/nafta/guide-customs-procedures/rules-origin/meets-annex
This might answer Spencer RV Gingo
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Post by espíritu del lago on Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:13 pm

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/nafta/guide-customs-procedures/other-instances-confer-origin/deminimis
Here's the rest
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Post by RichD on Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:33 pm

spirit de tutu,
You are so busy spamming this forum that you replied the last two in the wrong thread.
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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:42 pm

I use DICo Spanish English Dictionary, free and doesn't need WiFi. And ITranslate, needs internet access. Android.

What do you use?
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Post by Flamingo on Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:45 pm

Trailrunner wrote:I use DICo Spanish English Dictionary, free and doesn't need WiFi. And ITranslate, needs internet access. Android.

What do you use?
Google Translate doesn't need WiFi. It comes with an optional downloadable Spanish Language package and works with voice.
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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:39 am

Google Voice is cool! I have it too. I don't usually need more than a word or two when I get stuck so my dictionary is the one I use the most.
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