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64 posts, 11:49 today
Scammed by an eBay seller
8 posts, 11:05 today
Renting out my apartment for a limited period
81 posts, 10:13 today
Deportation of EU citizens without a job
He is talking about leaving a country where health insurance is compulsory to get "illegal" treatment in a country in which he is not entitled to it. It hardly seems disgracefully capitalistic to suggest that he should simply stay here and pay for the insurance. In any case he is, I think Pflichtversichert, and…
26 posts, 10:10 today
Where can I find American food
I'm Asian and never used msg because as a kid my mother banned it from our diet. To enhance flavour, add in a sprinkle of salt and sugar in 1:1 proportion. You will get the similar umami flavour. Better yet if you make dashi stock yourself with kombu kelp and umeboshi. The umami flavour comes originally from stock made…
25 posts, 09:47 today
Setting up new TV & Internet: Telekom or Vodafone?
No company offers the BBC/ITV channels AFAIK. Until a couple of months ago the best solution was setting up a satellite dish but then things changed and now it is very difficult to get an stable signal for BBC/ITV. The best option at the moment is streaming from the Internet. And the easiest way in my opinion is buying…
76 posts, 09:09 today
Game of Thrones (TV series)
I was so pissed when I read this part of the book. I've read literally thousands of books and have never felt so betrayed by an author in my life. At one point, I threw the book across the room. And I'm even more pissed that George R. R. Martin is spending his time writing coffee table books rather than working…
42 posts, 08:46 today
Partner of 6 years left me - 4 year old daughter...
Hello. So. Things are pretty tough right now. My partner of 6 years,who is German,ended things with me three weeks ago. We've been living in Germany for three years and have a four year old daughter together. We live in a big house,which his mother owns. He told me he didn't want me in the flat anymore,so I moved…
10 posts, 03:48 today
Problem with hospital payment
Considering you've been a member here for almost two years and health insurance is one of the most frequent topics, I'm surprised you don't know that all residents need German health insurance. Unless you fall under the special rules for Studenten, you were required to have German insurance since you moved here…
5 posts, 00:01 today
Apartment with no warm water - What can I do
62 posts, 23:03 yesterday
Advice on reaching Fluent German - German Language
Relax. It needs lots of time to sink in and apart from working steadily on the intellectual side of it, you have to hang up your pride and be prepared to sound like an idiot for quite a while. You haven't been learning for long at all. Alternatively, die. To paraphrase Mark Twain, German is such a fiendish language…
6 posts, 22:13 yesterday
Child's near-death sparks row over refugee homes
64 posts, 20:44 yesterday
Possible fraud buying a car online - What to do?
Ok.. So, Today I went to the car dealership... Clipboard in hand, black Puffa Jacket and Black trousers!! Wandered around the "lot" clocking what was there etc... The vehicle in question was nowhere to be seen.. Sales rep came over and started talking... I showed him what I was looking for.. We…
15 posts, 20:22 yesterday
Transfer money from UK to Germany
7 posts, 16:51 yesterday
Need of free legal aid
22 posts, 16:18 yesterday
Seiko Kinetic watches - user reviews
Posted image I used to own one of these beauties (the Casio F91W) it survived a year long trip around New Zealand which entailed plenty of diving, surfing etc.. Oh, and they are the first choice of Jihadists everywhere, presumably because if you're about to blow yourself up, there isn't much point in spending more than 10 Euros…
5 posts, 15:45 yesterday
Song played in Cologne Bars and Beer Halls.
43 posts, 13:53 yesterday
Bought a Wochenendhaus in Germany, afterthoughts
Welcome to the Forums. First and foremost it would be advised to read the contract of your new property/land and if you do not understand german I strongly advise you to get it translated asap and read it. What is important is what type of house / land this is, you say you have purchased both the land and the property…
38 posts, 13:41 yesterday
Advice on rental deposit insurance companies
54 posts, 12:42 yesterday
German satellite TV receivers
7 posts, 12:24 yesterday
PHP Developer Gross Income
46 posts, 11:53 yesterday
Travel to DE-will US custody be upheld there?
Because not paying child support and not visiting a very young child are serious indicators that something is wrong with him as a father- decent fathers don't do that. If the mother is so overprotective amd/or selfish, why is she willing to travel to Germany and let him see their daughter there? Her caution is war…
20 posts, 09:10 yesterday
Being self-employed and claiming back MwSt (VAT)
5 posts, 08:51 yesterday
Taxable rental income for flat in Finland
78 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Paraplegic sprinter Oscar Pistorius
17 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Letter from Staatsanwalt - What does this mean?
36 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Golf Platzreife exam
51 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Changing car tires
36 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Broken window in a rented apartment
6 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Using USSD to get phone number
39 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Ordnung muss sein - order must be
Whaaat? Is it the same in Würzburg? This is not Ordnung, this is Swabian crackpottery. In VGN (Nuremberg area) you can choose if you want: 1. transferrable monthly ticket 2. non-transferrable monthly ticket for 1 person (~8 euro cheaper) 3. non-transferrable monthly ticket for the family of 2 adults and 4 kids (~5 euro…
7 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Recommendations for cell phone provider in Hamburg
55 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Formula One 2014 season - F1 Motor Racing
1025 posts, 16.Apr.2014
New TV license fee, €17.98 a month from 01/2013
Posted image That it just says "Zahlung" made me a bit suspicious**. Just out of curiosity, was the bill addressed to you or your husband, or to something like "Alle Haushälte im Beitragsgebiet"? This for example is a known scam attempt: http://www.computerbetru... **Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't believe…
70 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Effectively warding off sexual advances
what kind of dark alleys do you spend so much time in? beat me to it. How to get rid of unwanted attention without physically assaulting the other person (who, in this hypothesis, has not yet touched or in any other form attempted to physically restrain the woman): Him: Hey baby, bla bla blah how can I see you again? You:…
12 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Writing an invoice without VAT / Mehrwertsteuer
50 posts, 16.Apr.2014
New SEPA deadline August 2014
50 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Mad Men (TV show)
27 posts, 16.Apr.2014
What kind of cooking oil do you use?
78 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Transferring money from Germany to the UK
35 posts, 16.Apr.2014
What's happening to your energy supply
A 48-page brochure and you have to get to page 42 before they briefly mention the massive expansion of fossil-fuel power stations that the Energiewende requires. A total of 87 words on the penultimate page of the body text. No wonder the Germans are so brainwashed into thinking the Energiewende is good for the environm…
38 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Buying a house in Germany
44 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Unbranded Chinese android phone confiscated
It is not about being unbranded. ANY electronic product that is sold in the EU must have a CE certification. That includes a lot of tests. A cell phone has to pass on a lot of CE tests, including EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). Not to mention compliance with radiofrequency laws. We exported some electronic devices…
45 posts, 16.Apr.2014
Country settings for iTunes Store
8 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Skype to mobile calls with lebara
7 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Amazon.de vs Amazon.com and the Import Tax
8 posts, 15.Apr.2014
13 Year-old Eagle Huntress - From Mongolia
Just wanted to share…The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.BBC…
87 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Bargains, freebies and coupons in Germany
My German wife likes a bargain. In the 10 years we have been here I have NEVER EVER seen her with any kind of discount coupon in any supermarket EVER. I have also never seen a product in my fridge or wherever that was any kind of volume discount buy. And she even watches the American TV programs where people…
14 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Good books for learning German - Self teaching
25 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Claiming benefits on moving to Germany
I don't have any 'on the ground' experience. I've never applied for benefits. I can tell you from reading the press that the Job Center doesn't like people claiming benefits on arrival in Germany as they tend to construe that as benefit tourism. Sometimes foreign applicants get refused even…
14 posts, 15.Apr.2014
First pay not received as per contract with WWU
5 posts, 15.Apr.2014
Australian TV shows - The block
7 posts, 14.Apr.2014
Tax Class 3 changed to 1
23 posts, 14.Apr.2014
Tax class changed without notice
Let me guess, you are not an engineer? Not one of the hard sciences either? Does it say anywhere in there that you should re-send a letter? No. It says submit the correct form. This is Germany, we have a correct form for everything. I even went to the lengths of telling you what to fill into it. Yes. Which…
65 posts, 14.Apr.2014
German banks that offer Visa debit cards
I think a fairer description of the situation is: As usual with most thing that people on here winge (sic) about not being available and how backward it is, the truth is there are often viable solutions if you know EXACTLY where to go and where to look, hence the usefulness of TT. It is a fact, whether…
32 posts, 14.Apr.2014
Bathing a cat - Necessary or hilarious?
Once, Our cat came home having (I imagine) jumped off a wall onto a cow-pat. The whole of his belly and most of his legs were covered in it! But by the time he came home, it had all dried… Maybe he knew he needed help, but he didn't go mental when I forced him into the shower and picked it all off…
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