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by Max Headroom
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mosquitoes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Mosquitoes!

They may well tumpang up on the air-con exhaust currents most buildings here are cloaked in.
by Max Headroom
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Buy laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Buy laptop

I think with the purchasing power Singapore has and the SGD exchange as high as it is, the best buys will be in Singapore. This also works out best warranty-wise.

Caveat: you may need to nego.
by Max Headroom
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Would like your opinion on to retire or not
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Would like your opinion on to retire or not

Retiring isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Rather than retiring outright, I'd aim for working a few hours per day. It's more of an optional thing, so the real do-or-die pressure is off. But equally important, it'll keep you on the ball, reducing shrinkage. Of the brain I mean. To wit, you can do...
by Max Headroom
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

A mate of mine has been keen to give them a go. Let's see what he comes up with.

Then again, if the recent buzz about GlobalCoin is true, we may all be using this token for online transfer of funds, even before this year is over. That is, those that have Facebook.
by Max Headroom
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

The main reason I'd like to explore them a bit is that PayPal has been getting greedy of late. One of my due diligence litmus tests when contemplating a new partner is to contact them, by email, by phone. In the case of Transferwise, they're scoring 0 out of 2. They just didn't bother to get back to...
by Max Headroom
Tue, 28 May 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Well, they never called back and I have no missed calls, so AFAIC, they're a non-starter.

There's only one thing worse than a company ignoring you after you reach out to them and that's being a customer to a company ignoring you when you reach out to them.
by Max Headroom
Mon, 27 May 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

True that, SMS.

Either way, I'm teetering at the moment, but will tip one way or the other by today.

That being said, it may be moot if and when GlobalCoin really does come to pass, as it could well render Transferwise, their copycats, as well as that infernal PayPal, as relevant as AltaVista.
by Max Headroom
Sun, 26 May 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Sorry SMS, in my humble opinion, the issue is not whether their office details can be found by searching Google. The Transferwise site show show all contact details loud and clear. It's a fin tech. I realize they're an online company, but I believe a main money centre the likes of Singapore warrants...
by Max Headroom
Sat, 25 May 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Be all that as it may, I have a huge bee under my bonnet for companies that bend over backwards to not display their phone number on their website. Since when is a "Helpdesk" just an FAQ? They say they're backed by MAS, but do they even have an office here? So after searching the site high...
by Max Headroom
Thu, 16 May 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: S$40,000 Investment
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: S$40,000 Investment

"Convenient store"?

For that kind of exponential appreciation, you'll need to put your cash into Bitcoin or some such. Of course it may all be gone in a year. But I agree with SE, yours is not really a legitimate target.
by Max Headroom
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Scuba Diving Clubs
Replies: 47
Views: 17105

Re: Scuba Diving Clubs

Try Meetup?
by Max Headroom
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Scuba Diving Clubs
Replies: 47
Views: 17105

Re: Scuba Diving Clubs

Sorry, I'm not sure I follow you: you're looking not so much for dive shops but for fellow dive enthusiasts? Because if you are, I reckon you're likely to come across quite a few on this board.
by Max Headroom
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

Re: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish

Yeah, welcome back. Want some lobster?

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