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    ..........or directions where they can be obtained in managua. i don't do managua well, so easier is better. i want to do this in one fowl swoop.
    wanting a quality mountain bike. used is kewl.
    good quality cookware, used is so fine.
    centrifugal grinder/juicer.
    quinoa and miso
    spearfishing gear
    surfboard rack(the kind you can mount for motorcycles)
    DOT beanie half helmuts
    ...........and finally, anyone interested in making some cords to drive me around for the day or turning me on to someone that might. thanks, kev

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    hey Kevin...I will PM you on this. Not sure where to get half of this stuff but I'm willing to help you out with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webtrainer View Post
    hey Kevin...I will PM you on this. Not sure where to get half of this stuff but I'm willing to help you out with this.
    vecino, como se dice en espaniol "you rock!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc_hombre View Post
    vecino, como se dice en espaniol "you rock!"

    Usted Piedra!!!!

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    Default Re: looking for a few items to purchase................

    Can always look at: http://managua.craigslist.org/ Saw a few mtn bikes there

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    Quote Originally Posted by anna View Post
    Can always look at: http://managua.craigslist.org/ Saw a few mtn bikes there
    As with any online transaction... They know who you are (As in OK.. "I'll be there at 5, the tall white guy in the straw hat" ) and that you are coming with money (to look at the $XXX bike) .. Just say'n..

    Be aware be safe..
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    Just takes common sense. I have bought stuff, sold a car back in the USA on CL. Just have to do the transactions some where in the day light and bring a friend,lol

    I hear ya, not sure if I would buy anything CL in Nic, just throwing it out there,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    As with any online transaction... They know who you are (As in OK.. "I'll be there at 5, the tall white guy in the straw hat" ) and that you are coming with money (to look at the $XXX bike) .. Just say'n..

    Be aware be safe..
    What people who bought my bicycle did was come look at it first, try it out, then they went to the ATM for the money. Washington, DC, suburbs on the Virginia side.

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    Default Re: looking for a few items to purchase................

    If anyone does find quinoa in Nicaragua, I'd be interested in details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    As with any online transaction... They know who you are (As in OK.. "I'll be there at 5, the tall white guy in the straw hat" ) and that you are coming with money (to look at the $XXX bike) .. Just say'n..

    Be aware be safe..
    yeah, that's pretty sound advice that i have thought of before when dealing with this type of transaction. i was hoping for a diff scenario with this post for a used mtn bike. sorry we couldn't connect bill, maybe next visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MizBrown View Post
    If anyone does find quinoa in Nicaragua, I'd be interested in details.
    ahhh, what a gyp. couscous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MizBrown View Post
    What people who bought my bicycle did was come look at it first, try it out, then they went to the ATM for the money. Washington, DC, suburbs on the Virginia side.
    There are many stories of Nicas who will offer you armed escort to the ATM ya know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    There are many stories of Nicas who will offer you armed escort to the ATM ya know...
    I'm glad I live in Jinotega where the way of mugging seems to be jumping in front of people's motorcycles (friend just did the 2 days in jail, all the witnesses who initially told the cops that the pedestrian was at fault vanishing, postponed court dates etc.).

    The couple who bought the bike had a car to use for getting to the ATM. I've never heard of anyone having problems with cabs in Jinotega, have heard of a friend of a friend who was mugged in Managua (woman befriended him on the bus and suggested that they share a cab like they do) but allowed to keep some money when they found his Bible and began worrying that they'd just mugged a priest. Ended with them warning him about cabs in Managua.

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    Were in Managua!! And highly recommended we take only certain cabs!! Our guards take down all the taxi drivers info!! There have been cases of people jumping into ur cab--what they refer to as express kidnappings!! They take you to an ATM and make u withdraw the max amt of $$$. Then they continue to hold you until past midnight, when u can withdraw more $$$! They keep doing this until ur out of $$$ or the bank puts hold on ur card!! 1 has to be aware of their surroundings at all time!! That Army/Infantry pays off,lol 1 can never truly let their guard down, sort of sad. This country has sooo much potential

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    Default Re: looking for a few items to purchase................

    I got a e-mail from a friend that said in one of those cases that you are made to do that, if you put the code in backwards it will summon help at the location.

    Don't know if it is true or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    I got a e-mail from a friend that said in one of those cases that you are made to do that, if you put the code in backwards it will summon help at the location.

    Don't know if it is true or not...
    In nicaragua, you could call a dog on the street and it will come faster then the police.
    Here in the real world they're shutting Detroit down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marnica View Post
    In nicaragua, you could call a dog on the street and it will come faster then the police.
    If somehow you could punch in a code that said you would give them gas$$$$$ they would be their very quick,lol

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    Default Re: looking for a few items to purchase................

    Didn't mean ta make ya fall out ya chair.

    But the lady that does the human relations for the plant said it was so here, I don't know if it freezes up the account or notifies anyone but I will ask about a bit more.

    You did bring me back to earth with your post.... I had to laugh as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anna View Post
    If somehow you could punch in a code that said you would give them gas$$$$$ they would be their very quick,lol
    You have learned quick...
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