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Joined: 10 Jun 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 10 Oct 2009
Threads: Total: 3 / In This Archive: 2
Posts: Total: 24 / In This Archive: 24
From: USA
Speaks Polish?: some

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joda   
5 Jul 2007
Life / Buying computer system in Poland [20]

Hi,
Does anyone know the best place or a website for buying a computer system in Poznan?

Thanks,
David
joda   
5 Jul 2007
Life / Buying computer system in Poland [20]

Maybe Media Markt? Can have a sale or sth. The little mom and pop shops might be pricy. Maybe you can try Ebay too. Good luck.

Thanks for the information.
joda   
5 Jul 2007
Life / Buying computer system in Poland [20]

Buying Computer in Poland

HI,

I'm moving to Poland next month.

Can anyone advise me if it is better to buy a Laptop here in the USA and bring it with me or buy one in Poland?

Thanks,
David
joda   
7 Jul 2007
Life / Buying computer system in Poland [20]

One other question. Laptops have Wi-Fi for internet connection I believe. Are the places (towns, villages,) in Poland where I could not get connected.
joda   
8 Jul 2007
Life / Buying computer system in Poland [20]

Does anyone have a HP Pavilion Laptop they use. I'm wondering if it is a good one to buy. I've read the HP Compaq's are not so good but haven't read any reports about the HP Pavilions.

if Polish is not your mother tongue, get your computer in North America. it will all be in English, and not have to get all the software to make changes.

Excellent point nauczyciel. Polish is not my mother tongue..........but I am learning it:-)
joda   
9 Jul 2007
Life / Polish sim cards work in my phone/s [16]

I'm just moving to Poland. Don't have a cell phone. Can anyone suggestt if I lahould buy one here before I leave or buy it there? Also, which should I buy?
joda   
10 Jul 2007
Life / Polish sim cards work in my phone/s [16]

ask your friends in poland what network they are on and go for the same - there are norally discounts for calls between the same network

My cousins say they use the "Orange" company?
joda   
11 Jul 2007
Life / Shipping or taking goods with you on the plane to Poland [10]

Any experiences with shipping or any good ideas about logging a years worth of stuff?

My wife and I moving to Poznan in 3 weeks. On June 17th we shipped 42 boxes of our belongings to Poland using Doma Shipping. We've used them before with no problems but were only shipping one or two boxes.
joda   
24 Jul 2007
Travel / Rental car and prices in Poland [12]

Merged: Car Rental prices in PL

Does anyone have any idea what the cost for renting a car in Poland is? I've checked the prices from the airport in Poznan and it seems like $100 USD a day. Can that be right?
joda   
24 Jul 2007
Travel / Rental car and prices in Poland [12]

Thanks Grzegorz.

Most likely we will buy a car once we arrived and settled in Poznań. Do you know any websites for buying a GOOD used car?
joda   
26 Jul 2007
News / Weak US dollar in Poland and other countries... [180]

I have to agree with Zgubiony, a few days doesn't make a difference. I have been watching this rise and fall since since "03 and the decline is defintely downward. This decline has a great bearing on us, my wife and I, since we are moving to Poland and will be using our Social Security for living.

But I was talking about the price of housing going down. Maybe Bubba could have some input into this.
joda   
26 Jul 2007
Work / How hard is it for an American in Poland? I'm computer networking IT / salary [12]

Smooth..........I can't give you a success story yet as we are just moving to Poland from the Chicago area. I am of Polish descent but still have had to go through the process of getting all papers in order to apply for temporary residency. There are a lot of hoops to go through and if you are shipping many things to Poland you must prepare early. You can follow my story on.........david-polanddavid.blogspot.
joda   
15 Sep 2007
Life / Expats in Poland: Are you going to live in Poland long or short term? [65]

Hi Lonman,
My wife and i just moved to Poznań, 6 weeks ago. We're retired.
The reasons we moved are........
1.ALL my ancestors are from Poland.
2.I have a large family in Poland I never knew about.
3.We very much like Poland and, of course, it's people.
4. Even with the huge cost of living changes since Poland joined the EU, it's still cheaper here than the U.S.
5.We plan on staying.

I keep a daily blog since we moved here with observations, prices, papers we needed to make the move, problems and solutions, comments, etc, etc.. Maybe it could be of some use to you.

david-polanddavid.blogspot.com
joda   
18 Sep 2007
Life / HELP WITH BUYING A COMPUTER IN POLAND [20]

I have a new laptop I bought in the U.S. before I moved to Poland, with Windows Vista. I have to agree the Vista OS has bugs and you're better starting with XP. I've worked through the bugs but it's taken some time. The laptop is an HP, "17" and my first. I use FTM for genealogy,Paint Shop Pro and a few other softwares that wouldn't work on Vista until i searched for solutions. Stay with XP until the bugs are out of Vista.
joda   
28 Sep 2007
Life / Whats the electricity like in poznan [4]

Hi Ricky,
My wife and I moved to Poznań 8 weeks ago. The electricity is 220-240, 3 prong, round outlets.
I have a blog of daily activities since we moved here. Maybe it will be of some help to you. david-polanddavid.blogspot.com
joda   
26 Oct 2007
Life / Want to buy Fiat Panda in Poland [6]

Thanks for the input. I've talked with ten people and only 1 said buy a Panda. I don't think so now after these comments.
joda   
19 Jan 2009
Life / Living In Poland For The Expat [67]

My wife and I moved to Poznań a year and a half ago from Chicago. The reason is family. We love Poland and don't find the weather much different from that in Chicago. It can get boring if you don't make an effort to get involved with people outside of your flat. I do some private teaching of English and that gives me the contact.

The roads in many places are not good and travel time takes longer that you would think. Plus, the drivers have little regard for other drivers. We make it a point to go somewhere outside of Poznań every weekend just so we can get to know Poland better. We don't forsee a reason to ever leave. I have a permanent resident card now and that is almost as good as being a citizen as far as health insurance. Every individual is different so I can only talk about our experience so far. I write a blog each day about our life in Poznań since we arrived. polanddavid.blogspot.com. People are friendly but we have found more rude ones here than in the U.S. We were very surprised by that.
joda   
22 Jan 2009
Life / Living In Poland For The Expat [67]

I still want to know what the consequence of being caught actually is.

The fine is 300zl for not having a punched ticket in Poznań
joda   
21 May 2009
Travel / Wroclaw Town Hotel [7]

Merged: Wroclaw-Cheap Hotel

Hi,
Can someone recommend a cheap hotel to stay in for one night in June?

David
joda   
10 Oct 2009
Life / Has your move to Poland been successful??? [15]

My wife and I retired and moved to Poznań two years ago from the Chicago area. We are very happy with the decision. I have a large extended family here that I never knew about and this has given me to the opportunity to get to know some of them. We love Poznań and the life we have created here. We do no plan to leave.

David
david-polanddavid.blogspot.com