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Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2011, 6:17 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,212
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: New member hello - emigrating to FL next month!

It's getting hotter again, so you'll start to see these muppets on 1000cc gixxers/blades/kwaks wearing shorts, flip-flops, no lid, no gloves - and more often than not, there will be a girl on the...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2011, 5:25 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,212
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: New member hello - emigrating to FL next month!

Lane splitting, or filtering as it's called in the UK, is illegal in florida.

Dunno about you guys, but filtering was a major advantage for me when I used my bike to commute in UK.

Here you'd...
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2011, 9:19 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,212
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: New member hello - emigrating to FL next month!

That's a good sixth sense to have...

I just got back from Manila - now those guys are REALLY crazy drivers.

I guess everything's relative!
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2011, 9:05 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,212
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: New member hello - emigrating to FL next month!

I think the others have nailed the legalities of this one, but let me say that you should check out how they drive here first before you decide if you want to ride here.

Much like you plan to, I...
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2010, 6:47 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,273
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: shipping - help me choose between Anglo Pacific and Britannia Sandersteads please

I also had a good experience with Anglo Pacific. Just make sure that whoever you choose - be prepared to educate yourself on the shipping process, and be proactive, checking and chasing your shipment...
Forum: USA
May 27th 2010, 9:19 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,798
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Cheese

How about Haloumi?

I remember that being available in almost any supermarket in UK - now I can't see it anywhere (unless I want to shell out an arm and a leg on the t'internet)
Forum: USA
Apr 21st 2010, 5:32 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 9,081
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Help - Where can I buy some british food in USA?

Bugger Twiglets, I'm craving Midget Gems and Sports Mixtures now.
Forum: USA
Apr 21st 2010, 5:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 4,017
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: What the ... Customs Charges?!?!?!?

Welcome to the lottery.

Here's some stuff I got from my shipping company that may help explain what's going on with your stuff:

Customs clearance

Upon the vessel arrival, we will submit...
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2010, 8:39 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Mortgage help

BoA were a big waste of time for us too.

Eventually got a mortgage from Wells Fargo after being here for 9 months. (I close on Friday! eek!) If you relocated with work, they have a product...
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2010, 8:30 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Saying goodbye to UK and arriving in US - but possessions weeks later!

IKEA is your friend....

Dunno where you are in Florida, but one sprang up in Tampa 2 months before I arrived. You can rent a van right at the store too to get it all home again if you don't want...
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2010, 9:08 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 5,903
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: What would you do in this situation?

You've never been to bishopbriggs, have you?

Sorry, only kidding. bad joke from an ex-paisley man....
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2010, 1:51 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: House Buyer Tax Credit for L1A

Agreed. those were my findings too....

I'm on L1A and in escrow on the purchase of a home. The $8k would be great, but it's not going to happen.... Pretend it doesn't exist and move on, otherwise...
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2010, 12:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: First USA house

I'm also here on an L1, for about 9 months now.

After lots of 'Sorry you don't have any credit here', 'FICO zero', 'Your UK history doesn't count here' comments from lenders here. (Even with HSBC,...
Forum: USA
Mar 2nd 2010, 1:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Long term car hire rates

Many of the rental firms have a 31 day max limit per rental.
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2010, 9:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Aberdeen to Houston

I used anglo-pacific from Scotland to Florida.

Remember it's not one company you're dealing with all the way over - they will have existing arrangements with customs brokers and other stateside...
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: USA
Feb 5th 2010, 1:16 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: We're coming over

Oh no, they've given themselves to the dark side.... :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2010, 7:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: just received email from our attorney

Here's your lead times at the moment for an appointment, and for processing afterwards.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/tempvisitors_wait.php

Looks good at the moment, 4 days wait, then...
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2010, 2:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: new home tax credit eligibility

There's also the main point - Non resident aliens don't qualify...

Blatant copy & paste from another website:

"A non-U.S. citizen who doesn't pass the green card test or the substantial...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2010, 9:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Undefeckable

Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2010, 9:00 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,610
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Offered a move to Connecticut

If this is intended as a long term move, get something in writing from them that they will not only pay the costs associated with getting a green card (L1 visas seem to be a good starting point from...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2010, 8:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Short Sales and Foreclosures

Some of the places we saw had a lot of mould too... couldn't see the lawn for the mouldy citrus that had been falling from the trees in the yard.

I guess one valid point for foreclosures and short...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2010, 8:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Short Sales and Foreclosures

I checked out a number of properties on Sunday - of the ones that were short sales, they were vacant properties.

The Florida climate is not kind to empty properties.... I saw some of the biggest...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2010, 1:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: Car Loan

I got one from a local credit union after having been here only 3 months.

Had to limit the term of the loan to the expiry of my Visa though.

In my experience, the credit unions take a more...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2010, 6:49 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By Undefeckable

Re: just received email from our attorney

yeah... your license plate gave that away.

I already know that old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.

You win. :beer:
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