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    Immigrating to the UK

    Comparing my last stay in London vs home, I would say grocery prices are fairly similar. Or for the stuff I buy at least. It’s only meat that I felt was still significantly cheaper in SA.
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    Tips to Boost your eBucks - 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2024

    Anyone having issues spending eBuckies at the moment? I am trying to buy something from the iStore, it goes to the eBucks portal, I approve on the app and then it just stays there without any change. It times out after a while and then the order just gets cancelled on iStore. Tried a few times now.
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    How are you doing with the current interest rates?

    Doing alright, managed to squash most all of my debt, few bits and bobs left. About 2 months until being debt free in totality. From then on out the high interest is a blessing.
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    Things that irritate you - Part 3

    Off topic, but issue with the mechanism seems common, happened to 2 of our little office runarounds
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    Takealot explains why it stopped selling alcohol

    This article answers all my questions, thank you.
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    Utterly Outraged Over Faulty 16TB Seagate Hard Drive Amazon's Absurd Response

    This. Plus you knew this would be the procedure before buying from Amazon right.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    This. Fnbci you can use just like a normal UK account for receiving and making payments. I doubt an employer would pay money into a non-UK account. I use Shyft to draw money from SA only - either transfers or swipes.
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    Selling a running business

    Broker: I had good luck with this crowd in the past- https://www.benchmarkintl.com/za/ They basically charge an engagement fee to help with due diligence and corporate governance plus a % of the transaction value. They seem confident to always close in 12 - 18 months. Only interested in...
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    Immigrating to the UK

    I think 2024 will be my last year in SA, I am making good progress simplifying my affairs, stashing money in Guernsey at the moment. I think the UK will win as destination, but still weighing up my options for the visa. Any one here get in on another type of visa? I looked at the Global Talent...
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    Immigrating to the UK

    That is what I did initially, still use the number, but it was borked 3 weeks back when I tried buying another esim for a second phone. They did refund me after about a week of the sim not doing anything.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    This is true, but I only know how to make money in London unfortunately, I won’t have the same options on location if I do move.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    I get you, but I can’t even begin to imagine how £37k a year gross can be enough, rent alone would be 70% of that. You will have to be a dual income household to get even close to surviving.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    I doubt anyone on here would be moving for less.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    This is an extremely long tale which involves marriage, divorce, multiple SA businesses and quite a few local assets. I am busy unbundling my affairs, but I haven’t decided on UK vs EU for my move. Tl;dr - was stupid, started a life in SA based on UK money and now it’s hard to change. Tl;dr2...
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    Immigrating to the UK

    Yea it probably wouldn't be as accurate for someone that just lands there. I've been doing business with the UK for about 10 years now and only just hitting £1000 day rates (deduct tax!) and even those are like 2 - 3 days a month. This is it, the potential to earn and do business in the UK is...
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    Immigrating to the UK

    Man I love the UK. On my way back to SA tomorrow, but made enough money in one week to last all of December and then some. It absurd how acceptable a £1000 day rate is here. My advice, just pay the visa fees, you will make back the money in 3-4 days max!
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    Things that irritate you - Part 3

    I mean that is really decent fuel economy though. Turn that frown upside down.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    Dumb question, but why are you doing a visitor visa so often? I got the 5 year one after like my 3 normal one, just could deal any more. It was like R15k or something and them you’re set. I heard the 10 year one is difficult to get, so didn’t try.
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    Immigrating to the UK

    Strange, I get asked for these every damn time. Might be they don’t trust me
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