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  1. Tips on buying a washing machine?

      Both Netto and Lidl stock hygienespueler also (not sure about Aldi) ..the aroma of the one from Lidl is a little bit over-powering but the Netto one is fine imo.
  2. Neighbour made mess

      I agree it's not something you see so often but I've seen several women working for landscape gardeners / tree surgeons in my locality in the past.    Btw, nothing wimpy about not wanting to use a potentially lethal tool without training and all the right equipment. And even then a chainsaw can maim or kill an experienced user by an unexpected kickback.
  3. Neighbour made mess

    I know you have a young child but I would have gone directly to the neighbour as soon as possible and ask her what she is going to do about her mess. You are 100% in the right and it's up to her to clean it up (or to be told to expect a bill from a cleaning company). Keep it civil but be firm - her mess, sort it out.   Ask yourself what would have happened if the shoe was on the other foot and you had made the mess..
  4. My landlord wants to replace a whole carpet for a stain

      Then I have to offer my apologies to you. Sorry!   I hope you get a satisfactory outcome.  
  5. My landlord wants to replace a whole carpet for a stain

    The 'stain' looks like a cigarette burn to me (shape and yellowing at the edges if you zoom in). Also, the other stains are not highlighted, just this one. 
  6. I'm with SpiderPig on this one...really, the rockets just cause a racket with my raclette(!)
  7. Ok, I understand. What actually I would be more worried about is not the cleaner falling (bad enough) but one of your neighbours slipping. Also the security aspect of having to give keys to someone not employed by a company. Personally, I would ring some Reinigungsfirmen and get some quotes. At least you can compare and see if the difference in price is worth the peace of mind. All the best!
  8. Why don't you ask your other neighbours and see if you all agree to hire a reputable cleaning company to come once a week? If everyone agrees it would be more practical than someone coming every four weeks (or whatever) just for you.
  9. Maintenance costs too harsh in the contract

      Or you are just choosing what pencil to use.. 
  10. Tips on buying a washing machine?

    We had a Beko (it was around 500€) for the last five years. Increasingly heavier useage because of new arrivals. It had nothing fancy like a touchpad so reliable. We had to replace the motor's brushes twice and the rubber seal tore (I was able to repair the seal myself) during this time.   Was replaced with an entry level Miele this year. Bought in Saturn. Took around 5 days to get delivered.   The quality of the Beko wash was good but you see a noticeable improvement with the Miele (honestly). Six months old. One problem so far: the touchpad needed replacing nearly straight away (one plus point for the beko). The miele call out guy said it was his first touch pad failure ever - he bagged the part to be sent to their QA Dept.   We had to buy a steel pedestal for miele because it is a lot heavier than the beko and could not be mounted on the DIY block pedestal that the previous owner had used. Beko had been a lot lighter.   We talked to a couple of washing machine guys - basically the mid range machines are all using similar parts and there is nothing majorly different between brands. Miele is a step up in quality but you can still be unlucky.    Last point - any fault caused by something external like a coin or sand is not covered by your standard warranty.
  11. Wine - What to buy in Germany, good brands, etc.

    I have to admit, I'm not so knowledgeable about wine - I just know I really like  vinho verde which I find very drinkable.  One the other end of the scale, a nice Rioja always goes down well.   One thing that I really like about Germany are the reasonable prices. My wife could not get around the fact that the cheapest bottle of wine in Ireland would be around the 4-5€ mark. When you take away the excise duty and VAT and mark up, the value of the wine is around 1€ so really poor quality.
  12. No money back through Google Store DE

      As 2B_orNot2B pointed out, the Google Customer Support in Ireland will of course understand German. Ireland has a very large and well established CS sector. It is dominated by US corporations that use Ireland as a hub to support their activities world-wide - including Germany.   Good luck with your refund!
  13. Mild stalker-ish behavior

    Just tell her thank you, have a nice day but, in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "we're just not hiring right now..." Here is the full piece:   When you're in your thirties it's very hard to make a new friend. Whatever the group is that you've got now that's who you're going with. you're not interviewing, you're not looking at any new people, you're not interested in seeing any applications. They don't know the places. They don't know the food. They don't know the activities, If I meet a guy in a club on the gym or someplace I'm sure you're a very nice person you seem to have a lot of potential, but we're just not hiring right now. Of course when you're a kid, you can be friends with anybody. Remember when you were a little kid what were the qualifications? If someone's in front of my house NOW, That's my friend, they're my friend. That's it. Are you a grown up.? No. Great! Come on in. Jump up and down on my bed. And if you have anything in common at all, You like Cherry Soda? I like Cherry Soda! We'll be best friends!
  14.   Yes, clearly the legal claim can only commence when you have registered as being resident. My advice to the O.P. is to be proactive and begin the process now. The main thing to bear in mind is that his child will be a priority case because of his age - give the Jungenamt the heads up now.