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started by: GusVIII · last update: 1512470579 · posted: 1437878195

Are there any outlet stores in Madrid where I can find name brand clothes or shoes on clearance? Are those common it Spain?

started by: Glyn-173053 · last update: 1512470573 · posted: 1438247968

Anyone used this site for buying electronics?

started by: ValenciaCF · last update: 1512470565 · posted: 1437379962

I'm looking for personal recommendations for a competitively priced hotel in a central location from which to explore the capital. We've going to stop over on our way north to Cantabria in the winter so would like something not too expensive. Ideally would like to visit the Christmas market so somewhere near there would be good.

started by: simplyneed2know · last update: 1512470555 · posted: 1440840862

Hi Everyone Has anyone been to the Costco in Madrid who can tell me if the stuff inside is similar to the Costcos in UK?   For example do they do the huge packs of  kitchen rolls do they do bacon.  The costcos in the UK have the same format as the costco in USA, just wondering how much of the concept is available in Spain or do they have to conform to more Spanish goods. Hope you can help.

started by: choco-174076 · last update: 1512470550 · posted: 1292788733

I know this is blonde...but how? What products are safe to use, or it it just the old damp soft cloth thing?

started by: Bites · last update: 1512470542 · posted: 1444384930

Are there any big book fayres on Mallorca at any point? I have a large collection (many Spanish titles) that I think would be of interest to the certain clientel that visit large internation fayres. Thanks.

started by: bumpty · last update: 1512470537 · posted: 1445525994

Does anyone know of any cheap (price-wise, not in decor and furnishings) accomodation in Madrid over Christmas time? Thinking maybe €70 a night with a breakfast included....???

started by: Ernest-903616 · last update: 1512470493 · posted: 1444824319

If I want to get a bottle of butane, can I just buy from the local Cepsa station?

started by: GusVIII · last update: 1512470487 · posted: 1444311712

My laptop took a fall recently. Everything seems to be working fine, but now it makes loud buzzing and clicking noises from time to time. I'm afraid it might be the hard drive. I want to take it in for repairs before something goes wrong. Can I please have some recomendations for computer repair shops? Preferably ones that fairly priced. English speakers would also be a plus. Please help.

started by: Daniel H-170421 · last update: 1512470481 · posted: 1448621671

Is there a chain of electrical stores doing black Friday in Madrid??

started by: Daniel H-232212 · last update: 1512470470 · posted: 1448477599

If you live in the Coslada area (28820-28823) and want to make a bit of money please PM me. Get 'incentives' for posting and receiving mail. Expires 02/12/15 Thanks.

started by: dan-172362 · last update: 1512470445 · posted: 1449075891

Hi all, DOes anyone have any exerience with dealing with jewellers in Madrid? I would like to purchase a Longines or an A. Lange & Sohne watch and would like a recommendation for a helpful, English-speaking, boutique.

started by: patty-549001 · last update: 1512470434 · posted: 1446591505

A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2015/state-pension-launch-15-16/ I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same herehttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to herehttps://www.facebook.com/WASPI-Women-Against-State-Pension-Inequality-Campaign-877054125688402/?fref=ts Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!

started by: Rach23 · last update: 1512470424 · posted: 1453367017

Hi, My brother's coming over for a month and needs a mobile phone. Anybody know where he can rent one from? has anyone had experience in renting a mobile? He'll be here for about a month Thanks Rachael 

started by: maddy87 · last update: 1512470392 · posted: 1453745690

Is anybody particuarly bothered by the present political climate here in Spain? I must admit to being pretty laid back about it all, wondering how it's affecting other ex-pats here.

started by: Admin-169317 · last update: 1512470379 · posted: 1453662191

For all you Ozzies out there, this week is Australia Day and the Australian expat pack will be celebrating in style on Tuesday. http://madrid.angloinfo.com/whatson/event/8601/australia-day-celebrations

started by: Kerry F Parks · last update: 1512470369 · posted: 1453835867

I am looking for a job in the events industry. Do you know of any specialised employment agencies in Madrid I could send my CV to?

started by: Admin-169317 · last update: 1512470360 · posted: 1454262778

If you think it's important to have your say in the EU referendum scheduled in the UK, you will find this interesting   http://blogs.angloinfo.com/angloinfo-world-expat-life/2016/01/29/the-uk-eu-referendum-your-vote-matters/

started by: Miguel1 · last update: 1512470348 · posted: 1452785887

Hola, I look for English or American person to practice my English and exchange for Spanish. Anybody interested?

started by: johninspain · last update: 1512470337 · posted: 1454769594

 Anyone got any thoughts on the possible consequences of the UK opting out of the EU? especially for us expats who are living here   http://britainstaysin.eu/

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