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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    Do you know the difference between a fact and a conspiracy theory? Zimbabwe had a hyperinflation, so did Venezuela, and Argentina had an economic crisis in 2001. Those are all facts. And the US national debt is going up by $1 trillion every 100 days, that is also a fact...
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    So that is why all the Central Banks around the world are stock piling gold, because they are under educated? https://www.aljazeera.com/program/counting-the-cost/2023/8/12/why-are-central-banks-hoarding-gold Sounds like the Central Banks know something you do not. It looks like you will have...
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    Only the most ignorant don't want to own physical gold. All paper currencies including the USD are inherently worthless, and every country eventually has a currency crisis. Turkey is currently going through one, and then there was Venezuela. A bag of rice used to cost 30 pesos here in the DR...
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    Yep, I found him, went by his shop today and sold one of my Silver Eagles. His name is Patrick Graham and he has a Silversmithy on Pedro Clisante going towards Playero supermarket, he is about a block or two over from Playero. He is open from Monday to Monday, has been in business for 50 years...
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    Alexander, I believe it will absolutely be possible to purchase property here with silver/gold during hyperinflation. I am surprised Dominicans do not see gold and silver as money, given that according to the Dominican history book I have here at home written by Frank Moya Pons, the nation...
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    I appreciate the update, will talk to the apartment maintenance guy this evening when he gets in from work, he is trustworthy. He may know a joyeria in the area I can visit.
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    Any Reputable Coin or Jewelry Dealers on the North Coast?

    I have found myself in a situation where I have more precious metals than cash, especially silver. Does anyone know of a reputable coin dealer on the North Coast where I can trade bullion silver coins for dollars or pesos? I have some one ounce American Silver Eagles that I got directly from the...
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    DR Customs Requrement to register in order to receive packages from couriers

    What Is The Deal with Dominican Customs? So the other day I got this email from EPS which is titled Comunicado Asodec. It seems to be that the Aduanas (Customs) is now requiring everyone who orders merchandise online to submit info directly to them here...
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    She Says She is Pregnant. The Pregnancy Test is Positive.

    The girl (who I will simply call Rosa), came over today and says she is pregnant. We have been having sex without the condom, but its only been maybe three or four days so I was skeptical. I checked online and it says it is possible for a woman to become pregnant 2 or 3 days after having sex. I...
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    How Much Does an HIV Test Cost in The DR for Two People?

    I've met a woman here in the DR and we've been having protected sex regularly. We have both agreed to stop using the condom, but will visit the clinic first to get tested. How much does it cost and what is the procedure?
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    Unable to Access Money From ATMs in Sosua.

    I've tried accessing money from three or four different ATMs this week, and each one says it is either "out of service"or "unable to process my transaction." One of the machines I've used regularly in the past. I contacted my bank and they said the card and account are fine on their end. I don't...
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    Can Non-Residents Legally Own, Import and Use Tasers?

    I've been doing research online and can't find any info on this. I did a search here on DR1 and a guy said he purchased a taser, but I don't know if he was a resident. My question is can non-residents carry tasers? I'm thinking of buying one like the cops use, the black and yellow bumble bee...
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    The Top 10 Things I Like About Living in the DR (The Reason I'm Staying)

    There are a lot of negative things said about the DR, but I wanted to start a thread talking about the ten things I like the most about the DR, and the reason I've decided to remain after living here just over a year. Below are the top ten things that make me want to stay in the DR: 1. Warm...
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    Why I'm Considering Becoming a Single Father in the DR.....

    When I first arrived in the DR, I was open to the possibility of getting married and starting a family. After living here for a while, I've decided that I still want to start a family, I just don't think I want the mother/woman to be a part of it. I know this sounds odd, but let me continue and...
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    Strange Encounter With Police in Sosua.

    I was walking down the street, minding my own business. I saw a police motorcycle ride by in front of me. Instead of passing me by, it suddenly slowed down and stopped, and the officer on the back hopped off and approached me. He greeted me in Spanish and asked me how I was doing. I replied that...
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    5 Things I Learned From Ilana Benady's Dominican Culture Book.

    I finished reading this book a few days ago, and I finally got some time to post a review/analysis of it here on DR1: Dominican Republic - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture: Ginnie Bedggood, Ilana Benady: 9781857335279: Amazon.com: Books I highly recommend this book and...
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    I Think I Need a New Barber.....

    I went to the local barber yesterday to get my hair cut(and my mustache trimmed), and though the barber did a good job, I'm thinking of switching because I suspect he overcharges and he made several mistakes in dealing with me. When greeting him near his place of business he shook my hand and...
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    Update on Gorgeous Dominicana I met last week.

    Last week, I told you all that I met this beautiful Dominicana at a local restaurant. I also asked you guys for advice, and I followed up by returning to that same restaurant today. I got my teeth cleaned, bought a new outfit, bought some new cologne, and I went in and made my intentions to her...
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    Need Some Help Understanding My Meter.

    Okay, I was looking at my meter today, and it says that I've used about 1367 kwh. How do I figure out the cost of my electric bill?
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    I met a gorgeous Dominicana today. Need advice on how to make her mine.

    Okay, so today I decided to go out and check out the town, getting to know the area and stuff. I got hungry and decided to stop in this restaurant. When I set down to wait for my meal, there were two gorgeous babes that served as the waittresses. Both were eyeing me, but one showed real...