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2020.09.24 23:09 72corvids Strange/Scam Bike Ads on Craigslist

I know that that is a generic title, but hear me out. There is a guy selling a 2009 Giant XTC Alliance for $995.00. Blue Book value is $315-$325! Oh! And he's titled it as being "fiberglass." Wat?! It's a carbon rear with an aluminum front... Craigslist ad.
Bicycle Blue book page.
Now, just to add to this malarkey, I sold my 2005 Specialized SX Trail a couple of months ago. Turns out, that I sold it to the same dude as the above ad, and he now wants $995.00 for it! It's only worth about $500.00! While yes, it has the Atomlab wheel set that it came with, it does need a fork and shock service (5th Element). The rear disc brake needed a bleed, but it was replaced with a cable disc brake. 2nd craigslist ad.
2nd blue book page.
Would y'all do anything about this? I'm posting this more out of the hope that no-one gets swindled by this dude. -_-
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2020.09.19 20:31 mindlessdreamer01 Help please!! been applying for jobs, applied for about 40 and 0 response's. what am i doing wrong!!

So i am trying to apply for a hr role. have not gotten any responses. Please help. new to Reddit and not sure how i can add a link to the document. so here is the Resume and Cover letter.
Cover Letter:
Dear Madam/Sir,
My academic and professional career has equipped me with strong communication skills, ability to multitask and engage with different teams at the same time to get the job done.
You will find me to be well spoken, energetic, personable, professional and diligence. The type of person that will never back down from a challenge, the type you can rely on to get the job done.
With over 3 years of recruiting, training, performance management experience. Backed by my Master’s in Business Administration and Master of Science in International Management. I am confident that my skills will indeed be an excellent match for the role.
I am currently looking for a career that will allow me to use my knowledge I have, and to acquire more knowledge which will help me to excel in your company.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanking you
Resume:
Work Experience
HR Generalist (WHS) October 2019-Current (Vancouver)
· Assisted with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, conducting reference checks onboarding and offboarding of employees.
· Performed routine tasks required including but not limited to compensation, benefits, leave application, ensured occupational health and safety standards were met.
· Maintained employee files and records in electronic and paper form.
· Attended and participated in employee disciplinary meetings and terminations.
Technical Support Representative (Shaw) August 2017-October 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Assisted online users via live chat, web conference and phone to resolve issues related to their Cable, Internet, and Home Phone.
· Monitored, worked on service tickets from start to completion, ensuring customer satisfaction.
· Assisted with floor support as and when needed.
Internship (ReMAX Ocean Pointe) October 2018-March 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Generated lists of properties that were compatible with buyers' needs and financial resources.
· Helped advertise properties on MLS, Craigslist and Facebook.
Technical Recruiter (Kyyba) June 2014-May 2016 (Bangalore, India)
· Sorted job applications, vetted candidates, and recommended individuals for key positions.
· Developed robust portfolios of available applicants for future job openings.
Store Manager (Radha Foams) June 2009-June 2014 (Bangalore, India)
· Managed daily operations, including supervising of 40 employees across 2 locations.
· Scheduled employees to meet work requirements.
· Did Payroll and recruiting and training of new employees
Education
MBA, MScIM (Vancouver Island University) June 2016-July 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Was the president of the VIU MBA student’s association, helped to organize the national MBA games held at VIU in 2018.
BAJM (Sikkim Manipal University) March 2011-March 2014 (India)
Skills and Interest
Skills: Fluent with MS office suite and G-Suite Programs, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Scheduling, 55 WPM, Boolean searches. Intermittent with Workday, Bamboo HR, Sales Force
Interest: PC Gaming, Hiking, Sleeping, Travelling, People watching, Theater, Poetry and Technology.
thank you in advance
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2020.09.19 02:27 mindlessdreamer01 Applied for about 40 jobs, 0 call backs HELP

So i am trying to apply for a hr role. have not gotten any responses. Please help. new to reddit and not sure how i can add a link to the document. so here is the Resume and Cover letter.
Cover Letter:
Dear Madam/Sir,
My academic and professional career has equipped me with strong communication skills, ability to multitask and engage with different teams at the same time to get the job done.
You will find me to be well spoken, energetic, personable, professional and diligence. The type of person that will never back down from a challenge, the type you can rely on to get the job done.
With over 3 years of recruiting, training, performance management experience. Backed by my Master’s in Business Administration and Master of Science in International Management. I am confident that my skills will indeed be an excellent match for the role.
I am currently looking for a career that will allow me to use my knowledge I have, and to acquire more knowledge which will help me to excel in your company.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanking you

Resume:
Work Experience
HR Generalist (WHS) October 2019-Current (Vancouver)
· Assisted with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, conducting reference checks onboarding and offboarding of employees.
· Performed routine tasks required including but not limited to compensation, benefits, leave application, ensured occupational health and safety standards were met.
· Maintained employee files and records in electronic and paper form.
· Attended and participated in employee disciplinary meetings and terminations.
Technical Support Representative (Shaw) August 2017-October 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Assisted online users via live chat, web conference and phone to resolve issues related to their Cable, Internet, and Home Phone.
· Monitored, worked on service tickets from start to completion, ensuring customer satisfaction.
· Assisted with floor support as and when needed.
Internship (ReMAX Ocean Pointe) October 2018-March 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Generated lists of properties that were compatible with buyers' needs and financial resources.
· Helped advertise properties on MLS, Craigslist and Facebook.
Technical Recruiter (Kyyba) June 2014-May 2016 (Bangalore, India)
· Sorted job applications, vetted candidates, and recommended individuals for key positions.
· Developed robust portfolios of available applicants for future job openings.
Store Manager (Radha Foams) June 2009-June 2014 (Bangalore, India)
· Managed daily operations, including supervising of 40 employees across 2 locations.
· Scheduled employees to meet work requirements.
· Did Payroll and recruiting and training of new employees
Education
MBA, MScIM (Vancouver Island University) June 2016-July 2019 (Nanaimo)
· Was the president of the VIU MBA student’s association, helped to organize the national MBA games held at VIU in 2018.
BAJM (Sikkim Manipal University) March 2011-March 2014 (India)
Skills and Interest
Skills: Fluent with MS office suite and G-Suite Programs, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Scheduling, 55 WPM, Boolean searches. Intermittent with Workday, Bamboo HR, Sales Force
Interest: PC Gaming, Hiking, Sleeping, Travelling, People watching, Theater, Poetry and Technology.

thank you in advance
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2020.09.07 04:38 500scnds [Table] My name is Paolo Cattaneo. 5 years ago I quit my job, sold everything I had and embarked in a trip around the world on a motorcycle. Rode for almost 185000 km. Still going! Here to answer question about self sustained living on the road and long distance solo travelling. AmA! (pt 1)

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How much does this lifestyle cost you on average? Obviously it will vary by location Since the most asked question will be probably this one, I decided to break it down mathematically so, hopefully, it would be more transparent for everybody.
I don't think I could summarize with an average how much I spent per month, since the delta from month to month was absolutely unpredictable. But somehow everybody seems to love maths so... There you go.
A couple of things first: 1) different countries have different cost for food, accommodation, fuel and spare parts so to make an average, it s actually quite hard. For instance, a country like Peru cannot be compared in terms of costs with a country like the Netherlands in all terms. 2) when I travel, I am not on vacation. Just because I visit places and don't work, doesn't mean I can afford things like people that go on vacation for 2 weeks. People on holidays usually maintain the same level of comfort they have at home, or even improve it, righteously spoiling themselves, for the few days they have off in a year. I do the exact opposite. I spoil myself by not having to go to work.
Hence, there are 3 major costs in travelling on a motorcycles are: 1) fuel and bike parts (tyres, oil, filters, etc) 2) accommodation 3) food
These are also in order of importance. Fuel and bike maintenance guarantees the continuity of the journey so, those have the absolute priority. Where I sleep or what I eat, do not matter much. I will survive whatever I eat and wherever I sleep. It's incredible what our body can do end endure.
After a year of travelling I found out that, because my life and routine changed completely, I didn't need 3 meals a day anymore. Removing 1 meal a day allowed me to save a lot of money in the long run. It is a sacrifice but it is doable and It is super practical. I also found fasting good for the mind.
Sleeping arrangements could also affect greatly on your expenditures so, depending on countries and weather conditions, I usually opt to sleep in my tent or in hostels. Sometimes I do couchsurfing or stay at other motorcyclists houses, friends, friends of friends, etc. I ve also slept at complete strangers houses that i met on the road and that were reaching out simply to help. It s unbelievable how many people, just want to give you a hand. It s impossible to explain it. You have to see it yourself to believe it.
The cheap hostel in Peru would cost $5-6 a night, while in the USA $25.
In this sense, I estimated an average of 10 USD a night for accommodation for and average of 20 days per month. Again, It is a rough estimate. Let s say the other 10 days I sleep at people's houses, or in my tent or couchsurfing (so at no cost). Foodwise I usually drink a coffee (I carry my own little Italian coffee machine) in the am, with a piece of bread or instant oatmeal. Then I ride the whole day and reach my destination at 4-5 pm. I then eat. I mostly eat vegetarian but i occasionally have meat. I mostly shop at cheap supermarkets or local markets. Vegetables are cheap and nutritious and available all over the world. And so is pasta and rice. This whole thing costs me let s say 10 USD a day.
So for Food and Accommodation I roughly spend 500 USD. Then there's fuel. Fuel costs can vary from country to country but, for the sake of it, let s put fuel price at 1.2 USD a liter (4.5 USD a gallon). My bike in standard riding conditions does 20km per liter of fuel. In 5 years I rode 180000 km. That's 36000 a year. That s 3000 a month. So 3000/20 = 150 liters. 150 x 1.2 = 180 USD
The grand total is 500+180= 680USD per month Let s put 100 USD in for extras and whatever. It's 780 USD a month, if you will. But trust me when I say that I think I spend less than that.
There you go.
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What is your coffee maker? Moka pot i'm guessing? I have a little Bialetti coffee machine, yes. :)
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Yeah, that confirms you are really Italian. So is my SO, and when we are traveling, she will start complaining about the bad coffee by the time we get to the airport 😄 I am Italian...but I'm also passed that point of complaining about food all the time! I learned to enjoy my meal...regardless. :)
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Any tips for the Bialetti? A neighbor gave me one and I used it with Café Bustelo and it was crazy stong, albeit not too bad. Use less coffee ground! 😅
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If you saved 40k, are you down to very little money now? I'm just thinking it's been 5 years, and I imagine you've had some unexpected expenses that would have your average end up being relatively accurate on aggregate, even if you typically spend less in a month. At $700 per month, you would be out of money. And even just the plane tickets from Australia to starting point and from somewhere to Greece where you say you were during Covid is a couple months of your budget I'd imagine. Yes, i had some unforeseen expenses. But luckily I also had a lot of help from people giving me shelter and food. In that sense I didn't spend all my money in food and accommodation but for the sake of average expenses I had to calculate it that way. In greece i found a job as volunteer in exchange of accommodation. That saved me 3 months of rent. Things like this cannot be included in average. I simply did the math to make people understand how much would it cost if life on the road would be without variables. There are too many to be considered.
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Even if it's only 600 at month, you have been riding around for how long? It seems hard to think you saved so much and you are still using the money you saved. Is anyone helping you financially? I swear...i am using my money. 😅👍 It s hard to imagine how cheap it is to live frugally...if you renounce to most comforts we have in life. But I wouldn't mind now to have a benefactor(s) and sleep in a comfy bed or have a nice meal for a change.
Does it not worry you how you might have exhausted your financial resources by the time you want to return? What do you think life after this would be like? I hope I don't sound rude; just trying to understand how you are managing your life. What you are doing is absolutely amazing; I'd love to travel too but I am not rich either, and the thought of ending up penniless by the time I am 30 terrifies me. Hey, it's a completely plausible question and I am happy to answer that. Quitting your job, your financial stability, selling everything you have, saying goodbye to everybody and ride off...it is a "liberating" experience. In this sense, all the fears you mentioned are gone or somehow abandoned, the moment you decide to go for it! I have no fear of what lies in front of me because the mental step that I took years ago, required me to go beyond exactly this mental gap of "jumping into the unknown". Financially speaking, yeah, i don't like to have no money aside...but also, I know that I will do something about it (like finding a new stimulating gig) when the time comes. When I found myself locked in Greece during the pandemic, I couldn't really foresee what would have happened in the next months. Surely paying rent for months and being confined in an apartment wasn't ideal so I looked for volunteering jobs. Found one that allowed me to stay in an apartment for free in exchange of 3 hours of work per day. My point is that, adaptation is a key skill that I got to develop thanks to this experience on a motorcycle. I will take care of the my retirement plan, when time comes.
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Thanks for the answer. That's a wonderful perspective. I guess your anxiety lessens once you realize how capable you are of adapting to different situations, which I'm sure you must have had to do a bunch of times since you started. You are amazing, thanks for the inspiration :) It's incredible how inclined we are to adapt, If we simply...TRY ! I never thought I would be able to do a lot of things I am doing today. I just gave it a try...failed...and tried again. I did learn, by simply trying. And I'm clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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I feel like you cloud start vlogging your journeys, and form a Patreon to fund it. You've seen lots of fun things, and will see more. Yes. At the beginnings I started blogging but then I realized that it would have turned my trip into a job again...so i left the monetization of my journey aside. I just quit my job to travel and enjoy my life. Didn't want to think about money again! Patreon seem good but I haven't really found the guts to ask money to people...yet. When I ll be in need maybe i will!
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In no way am I trying to attack you or diminish your extraordinary feat; just the fact that you had the courage to take the first step gives me crazy respect for you. BUT. There is so much privilege needed to get to where you have gotten. Not financial privilege mind you, you've worked your arse off to get here. But the fact that you could somehow travel to and stay in the US (for 3 years!) and then Australia without really thinking twice tells me your white skin and European passport has played a huge role in your mental safety net. As a coloured man with a shitty passport, just getting a visa to fly somewhere would be a huge fucking deal. Add to that the racism I'd face in plenty of places around the world, yeah not happening haha. You are absolutely right, my friend. I do understand that the fact that I am white and that I have an EU passport helped me A LOT. I am absolutely aware of this and I am not so naive to think that most of the times I got away with many things because of this. Coming from other countries or being a different colour could unfortunately still play a role, these days, when moving from country to country. Said this, I got denied my entrance to USA few times anyway. They are quite strict in that sense. But it always depends on the customs officer you find at the time of entry. Anyway. I get your point. Although, it's not a definite factor for your will to travel. You can still do it.
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I love everything you're doing and have spent the last hour just reading your answers. I don't think you're answering anymore but... Do you have any plans of coming to India? I hope I get to meet you if you do come. Hey! Of course i have plans for India! Hopefully the covid will end soon! It all depends on that now
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You can write blogs, and make YouTube videos to sustain your adventures! I am sure many of us would like to see your journey. I got few videos on youtube but i never really invested too much time (clearly) in that. Maybe I should
I always hear about people "giving up everything" and traveling the world. However, most people have worries about their economic status. Can you speak to yours at the point when you embarked? How much money had you saved, did you have any debt, what did you do with your belongings (Were there things you stored somewhere because you did want to sell or get rid of them? Did you pay for storage?), did you create a plan to generate additional income (e.g., plans for side jobs while traveling), and have you thought how to re-integrate into the "working world" when your traveling concludes (or are you hoping YouTube, etc. supports you)? Thanks! So, I started saving money when I moved to Australia. In 5 years I rounded up $40k more or less. I had no debts and, regardless the bank offering me "super interesting" offers about Credit Cards or Mortgages to buy properties, I didn't end up getting in debts with any banks. I also avoided kids and wives. I was renting an apartment and sharing it with a friend. When I decided to leave I sold all my furnitures on Gumtree (local Craigslist) and donated all my clothes to Salvation Army (Goodwill). I had no belongings left except what I piled on the bike when I left. And few months in I also realized that I didn't even need some stuff that I brought along. I did quit my job with no plans to work while travelling. I wanted, for the first time in my life, have a moment to simply ENJOY THE MOMENT without thinking about work and life as I knew it. I wanted to experience freedom, without the burden of thinking about my future constantly and what's going to happen next. I was raised with this mental construct too, so to break free from that was indeed liberating. I do not know how is going to be when this part of my life ends. If I have to go back to work, I will. But with a different heart and mind.
How did you manage it, physically? I find that my legs, back, bottom and body ache after just a few hours of riding (3+ hours), and this gets worse and worse over time (6+ hours, etc). Even on a comfortable touring motorcycle, I can’t imagine riding continuously for weeks or months at a time. Yes. Physically was challenging indeed. I had to replace my seat because the was no more foam inside. It was like sitting on a stool. Back and arse are the worst affected areas. I rode with a bit of a windscreen, so that helped to ease some of the neck pain. Luckily I had some physical conditioning to start with, but eventually I got out of shape. But, like everything in life, we eventually get used to it.
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How many hours do you ride a day? It really depends. When I do ride, let's say that is a minimum of 1 and a half to 13 hours.
Could you maybe do a "what's in my bag"-post, show us the gear, tools and clothing you use and talk a bit about why you chose what? Ok.
Pannier 1 Camping Gear: - Sleeping bag - Air mattress - 3 people tent (I'm a tall guy) - $20 cooking pot set - propane gas tank - pocket knife - foldable chair - water bladder
Pannier 2 Electronics and knick knacks: - 11" laptop - 2 hard drives (backup!!!) - Chargers - portable tyre compressor - spare oil filter - spare front tube - cable ties - duct tape - bungee cords - first aid kit - spare bolts and screws
Tool bag - various moto tools
Duffle bag: - Clothes (various)
Tank Bag: - Drone - Toothbrush - Notepad - Small Lock - Pen
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Did you have any problems with the drone? I remember you told me once on instagram that you planned on visiting Azerbaijan but couldn’t because Azerbaijan closed all the borders. Let me warn you that if you decide to come when borders reopen, know that drones are illegal here. Retarded law I know but you really cannot do anything about it because it is highly enforced. Probably you can give it up in customs and pick it up when you leave Nicaragua is the same. They don't allow drones in their country. I had to send it to costa rica via mail.
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Traveling without a Leatherman. I can't believe it. It s listed. "Pocked knife" ;) You are right...i should have said Leatherman
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What drone do you have? DJI mavic Air.
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I have a CB600F I've fitted panniers to and can't fathom how you got all that camping stuff into one pannier, your packing skills must be sick I got some pretty roomy panniers too. Giant Loop is actually a company from Oregon, USA that makes these spectacular bags. Www.giantloopmoto.com I ve been riding with their products for years now.
Well nobody has asked it yet.. How did you self sustain yourself for so long? I understand everything is cheaper in South America but you also went through North America. In north America, specifically in USA, I had some friends that helped me finding accommodation along the way. I also wild camped a lot. Froze my arse up couple of nights too... But It's doable in Canada and USA since the land is so vast and you can always find a place to pitch your tent in safety.
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See my trouble always begins when I pitch a tent I used to be the same, mate!
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Maybe I'm just jaded but I don't know of anywhere you can just pitch a tent and sleep in the woods. Everywhere I've ever been camping there's an 80 dollar fee and you get a designated campground. Download iOverlander.
Hi, sorry if this is a personal question, but how often did you get laid? Do cultural differences play a role? Personal question, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for asking "sensibly".
When travelling from town to town it's easy to meet people. The common Idea is that travellers get laid a lot. Unfortunately, in my case, I do not go out much when I travel, so my social encounters are limited to the location where I end up spending the night. I also typically stay not longer than a day or two, which is also usually not enough to create a connection with a potential partner (in my case). A lot of women are indeed attracted by the "solitary wolf" riding a motorcycle around the world, but they are not generally inclined to have a one night experience. Hence, the answer to your question, is that I rarely get laid. Cultural differences are what make mating interesting though. One trait that is standard for your part of the world, could be extremely exotic in another. Sometimes even the accent in which you speak a foreign language, could be a favourable factor.
But at the end, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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Dai ammettilo che l'accento italiano aiuta. Storia interessante la tua. Ti auguro il meglio! Sorry guys.. Italian things going on here ( shakes hands in the air ) Un pochino aiuta! ;) cheers!
How did you deal with language barriers? In all latin america the most spoken language is Spanish. I struggled at the beginning but after the first month, I had a decent basic level that allowed me to communicate quite easily with the locals. In Brazil was hard again, since portuguese was completely new for me. But again, after 1 month I got used to it and I was able to have basic conversations. If you give yourself enough time, you'll pick up any language.
In other situations I used my english or sometimes, like recently in Greece, Google Translate. Works beautifully!
Is it true that Italian and Spanish go hand in hand? I had some friends from Mexico who were confident that they could pick up Italian if they lived in Italy and were forced to use it every day for a month or 2. There are different and discordant opinions about this. I personally believe that Italian and Spanish are VEEEEERY similar. I think that any spanish speaker could easily pick on italian if spending some time in the country. And viceversa. But I also met people that thought otherwise. Not sure why. It wasn't too complex for me to pick up spanish. Definitely not perfect, but way better than a native english speaker.
What was the coolest thing you saw? Hard to pinpoint one single thing. Saw so many incredible things in 5 years! Nature always strucks me the most. Some places leave you speechless. Some encounters too. But the coolest experience for me was to swim with marine wildlife in Australia and Ecuador.
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Hey I from Ecuador! Glad you enjoyed the wildlife. Can you elaborate on your experience there? Did you visit the Galapagos islands? Ecuador is hands down my favorite country...for its people, for nature, for food, roads...i mean, i had a fantastic time there. I also visited Galapagos and It was one of the highlights...of my life!! I mean...wow. simply incredible. If there was ever a place on earth close to Jurassic Park...
How does your license work? I mean if you have a drivers license in one country and you drive through multiple countries. What happens if you get pulled over? Having European or Australian driver license is sufficient to drive in most foreign countries. I do have an International Driver License, which is simply a piece of paper you can request from your local Automobile Club, that translates your license in many languages and which is helpful when finding an "scrutinous" policeman. At the borders they never check your driving license.
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What about the motorbike's papers? Did you need a carnet de passage ? And could you tell us about the shipping of the bike, plane or boat, expense, level of organisation needed? For the americas, you don't need CdP. The shipping of bike could be done by cargo ship or plane. Both are not cheap but quite feasible. There are agencies that usually take care of the paperwork for you. A simple google search could help you pinpoint some good info. Unfortunately because rules and prices change from country to country, prices have to be requested to the company you choose. It is usually around $1500 + to ship a motorcycle indicatively...for both sea or air freight.
Can you speak on your base knowledge of bikes at the start of your travels? I'm interested in purchasing a bike to cruise around America in once (if) this pandemic blows over. Did you ever have to do any emergency DIY work when you couldnt make it to a garage for professuonal repairs? First of all: DO IT!! it's an amazing experience. I had basic/zero motorcycle mechanical skills when I started. I often used youtube as a source of "inspiration". Now I rather do the job myself than taking my bike into a shop. If you are going to cruise around the US, you wont need to carry much spares, since you can buy and have most parts shipped wherever you are. Somehow even breaking down, if happens, is a great part of the overall adventure.
[deleted] I am not sure. Yet. Definitely the more I go on with this adventure (and life) the more I become aware of myself and my surroundings. I am looking forward to have somehow a peaceful life in harmony with my surroundings. Stress has been out of my life for a while now and I want to keep it this way. Don't have a family. Never had kids or wives. I think it's going to stay this way...but you never know.
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You've been doing this 5 years now. Do you feel the need to keep moving after you've been somewhere for a few days? How long is the longest you've been stationary since staring and did you ever feel like you wanted to get off the road for a longer time. Well...yes I always feel the need to see something more and explore. I get bored easily. But I have to say that during my Lockdown in Greece I was absolutely at peace. I really enjoyed my down time and i took advantage of it by taking care of many little things i left behind.
Did you tend to keep to yourself most of the time, or would you go out to meet people and socialize with the locals in the area? I am not really a "social beast" anymore. I socialize in hostels and when I look for food mostly...but I don't go out at night. That is quite personal, but I prefer a quiet night than pubs. This allowed me somehow to save a lot of money in the long run. I may have missed out in "social opportunities", but I prefer this way.
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But you did meet a lot of people right? Im not social at all and it keeps me from traveling, im afraid that it would ruin the experience if I dont click with anyone haha. You gave me some confidence this will be a smaller problem than I think it is. I am an introvert and generally speaking, kind of a geek. So yeah...not really the outgoing kind of guy...but, when travelling alone, you don't have that social pressure anymore. You are by yourself and there's nothing to tell you what you have or not have to do. you are free. And yes...you will meet tons of people!!
Where do you stay at (camping, airbnb, rental, etc) ? Where you get money from? What do you usually carry with you? What is you most essential item? Have you made many friends? I mostly stay in Hostels (when is cheap enough). In latin America, you can pay from $5-$10 for a night in a shared dorm. When in remote areas, I camp. Best thing ever. Otherwise I use Couchsurfing. Occasionally I stay with friends and/or other bikers that got to know my story and want to help out. I live off my own savings. Most essential Item is "Common sense". AKA try not to do extremely stupid things. :)
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How far do you usually have to plan ahead to find couchsurfing accommodations? The one thing that has deterred me from trying it out is that my motorcycle trips almost never stick to the schedule I have planned. Either due to unforeseen circumstances or maybe just deciding to ride around an area longer. Have you given people on CS a range of dates/times that you would arrive, or do you have to have your arrivals planned thoroughly? Yes, you usually have to investigate one or two weeks ahead to find accommodation with couchsurfing. Especially because I am a single guy. If i was a girl, i could find somewhere to sleep in few hours. Ahah. Oh well, women are less threatening i guess! ;) But yeah. You do need to check first and give a rough estimate of days of your permanence. Typically 2-3 days is the max. Then if both parties are ok, you can extend.
Have you ever done any housesitting for accommodation? I've done smaller trips like this, staying in hostels and campsites. I've heard of housesitting more recently and once I go again I'm thinking of trying it out. When looking at listings though it almost seems to good to be true. I just wonder if there is a catch to it I ve never done housesitting specifically. But I ve used HelpX, Workaway, woofing, etc to find occasional gigs that allowed me to get accommodation in return of small jobs. In Greece i stayed in a 9 apts complex on the beach by myself, in exchange of cleaning and painting! Great deal indeed
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If you were a woman, there would also be far more risks to couch surfing alone. I'd definitely prefer planning over higher risk of sexual assault. Women have more chances of getting hosted because there are a lot of women hosts too. Or couples. They are definitely more willing to host a woman. But i get your point
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Thanks, got another question. What is enough savings for a year in Latin America? well, it really depends of what kind of lifestyle you want. If you are ok sleeping in hostels every night and eating cheap market food...doesn't really take much! depending on which countries you want to visit too and how you want to move around! you can do it hitchhiking too if you want! and that won't cost you a thing! Just time!
How did you manage to not have your motorcycle stolen? Common sense. Mostly parked inside or in "safe areas" when possible. You can never be 100% sure but I never had issues of sort in my 5 years of travelling. Actually somebody stole my tool bag in Vancouver, Canada.
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As a Canadian id like to say “sorry”. apologies accepted! ;)
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As a Vancouverite, I'm not surprised. We have a large homeless population and they target anything they can find to steal and sell. It wasn't a homeless guy per se...was definitely a junkie. I went to Hastings street 3 days in a row to see if i could find my stuff...but it was gone. Bummer.
how were the first few months without the things that you were used to having? (sorry for the bad english, it isn't my main language) Your english is fine, mate! First month was HARD! 😅 I had never camped in my life and the longest moto trip I took by that time was only 350km. So yeah, in the beginnings the learning curve was steep! Basic things like "where to sleep at night every night" or "how to store food" were kind of abstract concepts for me. My first night camping was also my first night on the road. It was horrible. I paid so much money to camp in a so so campground, with noisy and drunk neighbors. It also rained at night. Haha An absolute fail! It got better and better with time. Also looking for food, packing and taking care of the bike. It was a full immersion in a brand new lifestyle for me. A great experience indeed
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Paolo, your first night camping sounds ... well, it sounds really terrible! I'm curious how you would compare that first inexperienced night with say... an average night camping somewhere, anywhere, I don't know... say 2-4 years later after having done it for a while. In which ways did that first inexperienced night of camping come to differ from your more seasoned camping night to night later on? What kinds of routines did you end up falling into on those nights that you picked up from years of experience having done it? Well...let's just say that my love for camping escalated quickly as well. I started camping in the wild...not in confined facilities, and I simply loved it. Sitting quietly in front of the fire at night, after a long day riding, watching the stars appear slowly in the sky... The silence. I learned that camping in a busy campsite, with kids screaming and music playing is not the kind of camping I was looking for. Surely is great for families, because usually it is a safe environment for kids to play in, but for solo travellers looking for some quiet downtime...it is not. Better to hide somewhere behind a tree or some bushes and have a quiet night with some privacy. Free of charge.
How badly do you stink? Joking of course, good luck with your adventures. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? ;)
Not to be nosey but what would qualify as enough money to "sustain yourself for a while"? And how long do you consider that "a while" to be? I had no Idea how much It would cost me to live, travel and not work, since I had never done it before. But I knew how much It costed me to live in Sydney for a year, without any extras (just food, accommodation, rent and bills). I assumed initially that my trip around the world would have lasted a maximum of 1 year and a half. Was I wrong! I pretty much had saved $40k in 5 years of work.
Thanks for doing this! How much do you talk to strangers? I can imagine either being very sociable, or taking the opportunity to be more solitary. Also, when you were traveling the world, how specifically did you keep in contact with friends and family back home? Was one service/approach more effective than another? I love to talk with Locals!! It's the best thing! I love to talk with older people especially. They can really give you a better perspective about the place and overall more interesting stories about their lives. Sometimes there's a language barrier but I try regardless. Hostels are also a great place to meet friends and people from all over the world. Aside from this, travelling solo on a motorcycle or bicycle naturally attracts curiosity, so I also met some good friends of mine at gas stations or random rest areas in the middle of nowhere.
To keep in touch with family and friends nowadays is quite easy. Mobile data networks are excellent worldwide and you can buy local sim cards to use local carriers data traffic. I use whatsapp and fb messenger the most.
What kind of income are you receiving to sustain this lifestyle long-term? Living off my life savings. I am self supported. Just worked for few years, saving as much as I could and then took off.
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That sounds epic... Met a few guys like that, but never had the balls to do so myself. If you read this: how much of a mechanic are you? Do you do stuff yourself of do you bring your bike to the shop for maintenance/tires? At the beginning I wasn't really able to do much on my bike, except changing brake pads maybe. Then I tried and read forums online about troubleshooting...and of course youtube mate!! I tend to have a mechanic change my tyres, since it's a hell of a job and takes 4 minutes with proper machines. you can find tyre mechanics literally EVERYWHERE.
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But, with the estimate you gave it would cost like 9k usd per year to maintain that lifestyle. You’ve been doing it for 5 years. I guess it’s hard for a lot of Americans to imagine saving up 45k+ in the few years that you worked. trust me, It's even harder for an italian to conceive to save up 40k in 5 years of work. Most italians will be able to save that amount maybe in 10-15 years. That's why I quit my job in italy and moved to Australia, where salaries are way higher. It's just sad that I had to leave my family, friends and country to be able to have a better life.
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Why dont you try to register for welfare in Australia, and get the welfare cheques deposited into your account? I thought about it while riding around Australia. But I didn't find it fair. I mean, I wasn't in need of cash to sustain my living and there were probably people who seriously did. Plus I think you have to show up for interviews and stuff...so I preferred to let go.
OP, you're doing what I've dreamed of doing since I was about 21... I'm 32 now. I've saved a bit of money, and have no debt, and am still considering it... but feel as though it would be irresponsible at this point? shrugs I have a few questions, Ever considered staying at a spot for a few weeks and doing some manual labor for extra scratch to help you along in your travels? Ever had any problem with weird parasites in some of your rougher spots (scabies, bedbugs, intestinal issues) such as cheap hostels and whatnot? Since you don't go to bars or anything like that, what's the easiest way for you to meet new people? Ever felt any "I'm about to get robbed" vibes while on the road? Did you make rules like not traveling too late, etc.. I'm considering doing this very thing, since I make a good living but am already a minimalist and don't really need anything... I don't care about owning a house, or having nice clothes or any of that nonsense. I suppose it'd just be a drag to hit a dead end, have to return to the workforce after a few years of traveling and finding myself unable to secure a decent gig again. Anyways, if you've read this, thanks for your time and thanks for doing this AMA! Good luck man, and stay safe. Mate, when I left for my first trip around Australia, I was 34yo...so I completely understand where you are coming from. It take a bit of time to prepare and commit to this. I highly recommend it though. I stopped occasionally and did some jobs, yes, but were more like small temporary gigs...that paid maybe for a new set of tyres than anything. Still! Once I pressured washed mine trucks for a week in South Australia. Haha i was covered in mudd but I was happy. I also cleaned few apartments in greece in exchange of accommodation....things like that. Things will come your way if you look hard enough.
Didn't have any problems with bugs or parasites no. Got lucky on this one i guess. But i do believe I built my immune system pretty well.
The easiest way to meet people is in hostels. Being in your 30s you are already on the "old side" for a hostel, but you are still ok. ;) haha
Sometimes yes i felt i was going to get robbed or mugged...but never happened. I never travel with cameras and other expensive items with me. When i am on the bike, there s always the "surprise effect", meaning that people are more shocked to see somebody travelling solo than tempted to rob him right away.
How has the pandemic altered any future travel plans? The pandemic changed things quite drastically. A lot of other travellers I know got stuck somewhere or had to cancel their plans until further notice. Still not sure what to do in the long terms. Covid definitely made everything more unpredictable.
What are the cheapest and best places you would suggest a young person go visit? Also, just out of curiosity, when do you think you’ll stop? Well, there are plenty of great places to go explore on a tight budget. Latin America and South East Asia are generally speaking quite cheap. I would recommend Bolivia or Peru, in SA...and Cambodia in SEA. As a start...
I Hope I will be able to go on for few more years...but so far I am pretty content with what I've done already.
How do you overcomevia issues? I believe you referred to "Visa issues"?!
Well, having an Italian passport is quite handy since you get visa on arrival (valid for 1-3 months) as a tourist in most of the countries in the world. I had to request and pay for my Russian and Mongolian visa though. You can request that 1-2 weeks before entry in any available Embassy.
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And what about other practical stuff like insurance for the motorcycle(is it allowed to be abroad for such a long time ?) ? Maybe obligatory x-yearly technical vehicle inspections (so far not needed in a lot of european countries but about to change so you were lucky I guess) ? Official site of residence (or what is it called, it is really hard to be 'homeless' in some countries, probably depends on what your current 'home country' is ) ? Ok so, insurance for motorcycle is something you need to get every time you enter a new country. Some insurance companies will insure foreign vehicles, but it isn't always the case. My bike is australian so after a certain point you need to inspect the vehicle to renew the registration. There is a process through which you can go to an associated mechanic in the country where you are and have the vehicle inspected and the results sent to the Australian motorvehicle authority. Then you can renew your papers online and have the new registration sent to you overseas. My official country of residence is still Australia, because it is where I want to go back to.
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Thanks for the response. I can imagine it is not the most interesting thing to talk about but I am planning on doing something similar with a van + motorcycle (that fits in the van) combo so I am super interested in hearing about the (boring) administrative side of someone who is actually doing it :D. I had no idea something was possible like the remote inspection, I hope something similar exists in my country too. So far I only read you have to go to inspection asap when returning to your country if you were abroad. But I can imagine that is not going to fly if you plan on being away for a very long time though :P. Also: did you happen to keep a list of insurance companies that were willing to do it ? In that sense things change rapidly and new and better companies may arise. Better check with locals or use iOverlander app to find these kind of info.
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2020.09.05 07:58 beast2677 Struggling to find NOC level B job [PGWP to PR]

Hi guys, I managed to gain about 1 year and 5 months of work experience before being laid off, when COVID started.
I’ve been desperately looking for job in my field (mechanical engineering) for the past 5 month, but haven’t had any luck. I need 7 more months to get 2 years of work experience.
My CRS score is 437 now (maxed out IELTS), which will go up to 462 once I reach 2 years of work experience. My visa expires in exactly a year.
1) Is there any hope for me?
2) Can someone recommend me a job that’s easy to get, but also a NOC level B? I have tried applying for sales positions that specifically cater to B2B / wholesale, but haven’t had any luck receiving call backs (no prior sales experience).
Man.. this feels like a “slow and painful death”. I’m looking at the draws and looks the score isn’t coming down any time soon.
I’ve used up all my resources in terms of job search (Craigslist, indeed, other jobs sites) and running out of time.
If you have any advice regarding how else I could improve my CRS score, please do share it. Hoping someone was in similar situation, and found their way out.
I came here as an international student at 18. I am based in Vancouver, BC.
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2020.09.01 01:06 Forestedmushroom Advice on buying used bike frame?

I'm looking at building my first bike (very excited), and was wondering what I should be looking for with used frames? I'm building a touring bike and am looking at 90's steel MTB frames, so will be looking at this frame tomorrow. https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/bop/d/vancouver-norco-tnt/7168971569.html
Anything that would make a frame unworkable?
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2020.09.01 01:02 Forestedmushroom Advice on choosing a used bike frame?

Advice on choosing a used bike frame?
I'm looking at building my first bike (very excited), and was wondering what I should be looking for with used frames? I'm building a touring bike and am looking at 90's steel MTB frames, so will be looking at this frame tomorrow. https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/bop/d/vancouver-norco-tnt/7168971569.html
Anything that would make a frame unworkable?

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2020.08.20 21:38 ohnoimrunningoutofsp Might be selling car, today been listed 4 days and got an ok offer? Could someone let me know if this is a decent offer? Vancouver, BC.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/vancouver-2015-ford-mustang-gt-low-kms/7178566913.html
All details there. msrp 42k with doc fees pre tax. after ford employee and costco discount, about 36k pre tax.
Things going against me. 3 accidents (2 not my fault). Two were scarpes pretty much and paint damage, so I think below $2000 each. Another was a hit run and mirror swiped. So mirror replaced and paint damage. probably around 2k as well if I recall.
I got an offer from a guy that sells cars to US dealers. Apparently muscle v8 cars with low kms sell like hotcakes even though there are already a million down there? He offered 25k and they know about the accidents and can see how much $ claims are against the car.
Is this a good deal? Would it only be worth like 20k if no covid?
They might be able to do 26k which I countered with btw.
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2020.08.20 21:28 ohnoimrunningoutofsp Please help any canadians - is this an good offer for my 2015 mustang gt? Selling soon. Vancouver, BC

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/vancouver-2015-ford-mustang-gt-low-kms/7178566913.html
All info on the ad. Except I bought for 36k. 42k msrp and after employee discount and costco discount came to 36k before tax. Offer of 25k and guy thinks he can do 26k.
3 accidents. most major was hit and run and my mirror side swiped and replaced. But that was only thing hit so just mirror replaced. Other 2 were pretty much scrapes so just paint. Total about $6k in damages.
Appreciate any input please!
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2020.08.20 00:25 furry_degenerate_OwO Need some NA buying advice

Hey Miata! I'm looking to get an NA as my first car, and I'd like some buying advice. I was lucky enough to find a Mariner Blue 1992 (surprisingly rare in Canada!), but have two concerns: mods and rust. The previous owner seems to have done a whole bunch of stuff to the car, and personally I would prefer to revert it back to a stock condition. Would this be feasible and would I be able to sell the parts for money? In addition, the car does seem to have some rust underneath. Is this to be expected or will it end up killing the cacosting me thousands? I've linked the Craigslist listing below, so I'd really appreciate it if any of you could let me know your opinion. Hoping to join the club soon!
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/port-coquitlam-south-mazda-miata/7180054033.html
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2020.08.10 21:53 Shatkaka Would you buy this 2016 M235i?

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/ctd/d/burnaby-2016-bmw-m235i-xdrivered/7173821389.html
I got the CARFAX report and log. 1 collision on the rear for $2700. Very likely a small fender bender that might have knocked a sensor. Not too worried about this. The maintenance log shows vehicle serviced every 8-9000km roughly. I have an appointment to see the car Wednesday. I wish the colour was a bit more interesting, but I'm glad it's not white as I personally don't want a white. Not sure how I feel about the red leather, but makes it have a more race feel. Any feedback and advice appreciated!
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2020.08.07 19:38 Shatkaka Would you buy this? 2013 Audi S5

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/ctd/d/2013-audi-s5-2dr-cpe-auto-premium-ltd/7172261241.html
While the car seems quite well priced, I inquired more with the dealer and found out there were 2 reports on the collision history. There was a $2k repair job in 2016 on the rear. This was likely a small fender bender so I'm not all that concerned about this. The other one occurred in 2014 while the car was still quite new. It was a $10.5k repair from the front-right side. Due to date of when it occurred, dealer does not have details for what had to be replaced. I'm worried about possible frame or axle damage that might have happened. Thoughts and feedback greatly appreciated!
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2020.07.30 07:02 IndependentOrnery Are tower rental buildings and property management companies that bad in downtown? Which ones to avoid?

Hi vancouver, long-time lurker here, but decided to make my first post to ask about rental buildings and property management companies in downtown Vancouver.
I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment downtown (preference for somewhere like the West End or maybe Yaletown).
Many buildings that would be in a good position in the West End and look decent from the outside are managed by a few companies: Holly Burn, Gateway, FirstService FS residential, etc.
But all of these companies and some buildings in particular (Martello Tower for example) have very negative reviews on Google or Yelp, making me question whether it's a good idea to move there.
If you have rented or rent with any of these companies, what was your experience? Is it worth it? What are the ones I should absolutely avoid?
Should I trust the online reviews or is it a matter of self-selection bias? (basically, only people who have very negative experiences will post reviews while the ones who have ok or positive experiences won't really bother) ...
Do you know of other companies that are more trustworthy? Should I look outside the West End?
I should note that a hard requirement in my search is finding a place in a concrete building (or at least top floor): I am in a wood frame building right now and the squeaky floor from upstairs just drives me crazy!! Plus, I can hear everything from the people below me. Other than that, the place I am in right now is decent and priced way below market so I am in no rush to move and want to find a really good place this time. I've been largely looking on Craigslist with a $1600-1800 budget but can go up to 2000 (of course I'd be happy to spend less).
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2020.07.23 09:04 Itscourtwatkins Mercedes G280 RV Conversion

Mercedes G280 RV Conversion
Bought this 3 years ago and was planning on taking it to Burning Man but ended up never using it. Has anyone seen anything like it? Any idea how much it would be worth?
Craiglist Posting with More pics
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2020.07.17 02:09 m1ndy984 is there somewhere we can check if something we bought off of craigslist is stolen or not?

I bought a camera a few years ago on craigslist, price was ok, not rock bottom or anything, I met the guy at a Starbucks and bought it and have used it for the last few years. I want to get a new camera and was thinking of selling this one, but I had the thought "what if it is stolen?".
Is there some kind of Vancouver database we can check? Or should I go to a police station and ask? I don't want to put it for sale on craigslist and get in trouble if somehow it was a stolen item from years ago and I didn't even know. I don't have the seller information anymore either being so long ago. Do I have anything to worry about in selling something I bought off of craigslist years ago?
With all the talk of stolen bicycles in this city and someone mentioning a database, is there such a thing for all kinds of other items?
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2020.07.15 06:57 lukethedukeinsa Looking for guidance on a truck

Evening Hive
Thanks in advance for reading and replying! This car search has gone from fun to “fuck sakes just give me a car.”
Based in Vancouver need a truck:
Budget up toCAD18k excl tax
Use: ferrying the kids around, daily driver, light work/ferrying materials around. Car camping on weekends max distance 200km from Vancouver.
Needs:
AWD/4 wheel drive 4 door - full size rear seats Safe: air bags, ABS, ASC Reliable Power steering Automatic
Nice to have: Power windows, power seats, heated seats decent radio (will rip it out and replace with an airplay head unit)
Not bothered by Bin length or lifts.
Questions:
  1. I see that in a previous comment the advice was to only go 2015 and younger for f150’s as then I get a ALU chassis which is much better for rust. Is this really an issue?
  2. I do see that a lot of the trucks on autotradeCraigslist have 3-4 inch lifts - gut response is that is a bad thing, or am I just being conservative?
  3. Mileage - I know that it’s not a straight line, but which are the most reliable trucks and what type of mileage can I expect to get out of these trucks?
  4. So far I’m watching autotrader and Craigslist- anywhere else to see cars?
  5. Diesel vs Petrol?
I’m favouring the F150 or F350 or the RAM1500... the Tacoma’s and the Tundras seem over priced and according to this thread they are not as reliable as they used to be (?)
Here are some initial searches:
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/abbotsford-southeast-2012-f150-ecoboost/7157826237.html
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc/ctd/d/burnaby-2014-ford-f150-super-cab-4x4/7159532318.html
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/ctd/d/vancouver-2013-gmc-sierra-crew-cab-wd/7159388410.html
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/cto/d/abbotsford-southwest-2011-ford-150-xlt/7158756493.html
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2020.07.13 22:52 max420 Moving to Nanaimo from Vancouver

Hey folks.
With COVID-19, my company has had employees working remotely since March and are now giving us to go ahead to work remotely if we want to.
My parents live in Nanaimo, and I grew up there (went to Quarterway and NDSS). Been in Vancouver since 2003 and have never rented in Nanaimo. I went straight from my parent's basement to Vancouver.
Planning to move with my wife and newborn daughter, because Vancouver is crazy expensive, and I figured we'd be much more comfortable living in Nanaimo with reasonable rents!
My questions are, are there any bad neighborhoods I should avoid (I remember Nicol St. wasn't great when I was a kid - but I don't know how things have gentrified since I left).
Second, are there any moving companies anyone can recommend that can do moves from New Westminster to Nanaimo?
Lastly. where do y'all look for rentals? Craigslist is a bit sparse, same with Facebook marketplace. Are those two platforms actively being used, and it's just a tough time to rent in Nanaimo or are there any other resources I can use to search for apartment/home rentals?
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2020.07.12 12:25 Vladimir-KG Nintendo Switch Retail?

Does anyone know of stores in the Vancouver area that still have Nintendo Switch consoles (not the lite version) available? I haven’t been able to find one online at all so I’m planning on checking Best Buy and EBGames tomorrow but hoping to avoid having to search the entire city if it’s going to be really unlikely. I checked craigslist but as usual the prices are really unreasonable. If there’s anywhere else I could look, please let me know.
UPDATE: thanks so much for the help everyone. I was extremely lucky today and found one my third store. It was on hold at London Drugs but was past the 24 hour hold time so they released it to me. Now I just need to find Animal Crossing and I’m set. 😅
Best of luck to everyone still searching. Seems London Drugs is willing to put them on hold. If you can find out when they usually get their deliveries that could be an option(the guy told me they get 2-3 usually twice a week) but that website mentioned below seems really good too.
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2020.06.30 19:24 mdarrenp Has anyone here tried living in a van, and renting their apartment out?

I know how ridiculous it sounds. But the thought is tempting sometimes. I'm a single 29 year old guy. My total housing costs come to 1400 a month, but I could rent it out for 1800 (that's being conservative. I've seen the same unit in the same building listed for 2100). It's just a studio apartment in Yaletown, Vancouver.
I bought it a year ago for 515000. I put 326000 down, and have 183000 left. The down payment was unexpected money that I came upon from someone passing away. I didn't have much money to my name before that.
It's a 25 year mortgage, but I calculated that if I put all my biweekly disposable income into the mortgage, I could have it paid off in 11 years. If I lived in a van for 5 years, I'm pretty sure I could have it paid off much, much quicker.
Has anyone ever tried this? How awful was the experience and would you recommend it?
Edit: I make 72800 a year, if I don't include all the overtime I work, which is significant, but heavily varies. $8000 in debt from an interest only heloc that I've been chipping away at quick. I've never been out of work.
Edit 2: People are bringing up the upfront costs of building a van home. My thinking is that I would buy something already set up like this [https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/rvs/d/vancouver-camper-van-yukon-xl/7140263049.html]
This isn't something I am desperate need to do or anything. But the thought of destroying my mortgage fast is extremely appealing to me.
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2020.06.30 17:22 resilientworkerbc Stolen iPad Pro & Bose headphones

I was sitting over at a coffeeshop on Robson in Vancouver yesterday and had my bag by leg. Someone slowly slid the bag away from me with their foot and slipped my iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, and Bose Noise cancelling headphones and left. I only realized 4 hours later as I was working on my computer. It tracked to an address on Main Street but I'm not able to pinpoint which apartment it would be in. A few questions. Where can I look apart from Craigslist / FB/ Kijiji. Is it possible for it to end up on a market somewhere? The Police have already been breifed and there is a video of the theft in action. What are my options?
The iPad itself can only connect via an open network, which would happen automatically, because the device is locked with a code. You don't have an opportunity to enter a wifi password because you would need to unlock the iPad to do so. That means the device is only traceable when its on one of those wifi networks. Is the device traceable through the new iOS 13 and up's bluetooth pinging service whereby it locates the location of the device even if its not on the network via nearby iOS devices? Does anyone know if there are zero day exploits that they can use to completely wipe the iPad despite iCloud locks?
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2020.06.24 23:22 Buturrwidnymult This is r/OneRedPaperclip!

Hello and welcome to OneRedPaperclip! For anyone who's not familiar with the story of Kyle MacDonald and his red paperclip trades here's a bit of backstory:
In July 2005 a Canadian by the name of Kyle MacDonald decided to offer a single, red paperclip for trade on Craigslist. Kyle was open to offers and didn't mind what he traded it for, but knew he wanted to "trade up", i.e trade for something more valuable than the red paperclip. On July 14th Kyle travelled to Vancouver to swap his red paperclip for a fish shaped pen after receiving an offer on Craigslist in what was his first trade. He then sought to trade the pen for something better again with a view to keep trading until he had something he was satisfied with. Over the course of a year Kyle completed 14 trades with his project quickly gathering publicity, both for himself and (unwittingly) for the multiple people and businesses he dealt with along the way. Kyle's final trade, on July 5th 2006, was for a 3 bedroom farmhouse in the town of Kipling, Saskatchewan - a trade that gained him a reputation as the most successful internet trader and earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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