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Comment on I saw Ziad Baroud! by Amir

Mon, 2014-08-25 16:13

Why don’t you all start a petition asking Mr Ziad Baroud to submit his candidacy for president of the republic outside of the political bickering waste.

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Comment on A.R. Hallab challenges three restaurants in the #IceBucketChallenge by Roadster diner

Sat, 2014-08-23 15:15

Hello Rami, just wanted to update you on how our team accepted the challenge. Stay tuned for the full video, here is just a short preview http://buff.ly/1lo06zw!

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Comment on Custom fees to be imposed on orders from AliExpress? by Rami

Fri, 2014-08-22 21:41

Ordered 3 months ago … nothing received yet…

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Comment on Paying parking meter in Beirut by SMS by Nabil

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:50

Today I parked aside in a Parkmeter lot at the end of the street parallel to Beydoun Mosque Ashrafieh. I wanted to go to pray so I ran to the Parkmeter machine and tried more than 10 times to enter a 2×250 Liras I even tried to go to the second parkmeter machine on the opposite road (leading to Sassine) where I found two guys struggling with the machine to put their coins in and to get the receipt with no success. It was time for prayer so I decided to let go and go to pray (around 12:50. We finished praying at 1:10 pm and I ran back to the car where I was shocked by receiving a ticket stating that I did not pay (at 12:55 ticket number 12703000742). This is really unacceptable as it is really not our fault that the machines are not working or you need atleast 30 minutes struggling to make it work, I tried to search for the guy “MDK03″ who was hunting around but I could not find him. I even tried calling the so called “Customer Service” phone numbers but as usual nobody is answering. I tried to check again if both of the machines are working “Smoothly” buy trying again to put a 250 Lira coin and again it did not work. Is it fair that we pay these tickets when their machines are not working properly ?

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Comment on MIT 35 Innovators under 35: Fadel Adib and Ayah Bdeir from Lebanon on the list by Rami

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:06

You’re right Haya, I’m sorry for missing him! I just updated the post now.

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Comment on MIT 35 Innovators under 35: Fadel Adib and Ayah Bdeir from Lebanon on the list by Haya

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:34

There are 3 lebanese on the list!
Rand Hindi is the third and he is based in Paris!
That’s his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhindi

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Comment on Custom fees to be imposed on orders from AliExpress? by Rodolph

Wed, 2014-08-20 09:49

guys don’t get so dramatic as if you do not know this country, the whole thing is that customs need extra cash from Ali so they gave him hard time but at the end he will accept and pay whatever customs
charges needed to get his goods out, especially now he knows that all Lebanese stopped using his website.
but why worry there are many other similar services which i sill buy and get my stuff on time, the only thing is that i pay like 20 dollars for customs plus kgs charges.

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Comment on Custom fees to be imposed on orders from AliExpress? by karim

Wed, 2014-08-20 00:50

There is a charge on each item for a minimum of 10000L.L.,that’s what liban post officer told me. There is more than 500000 item to be scanned and get an estimation about extra fees using the weigh of the product. He said that they will begin by shipping our orders by next week and there is no problem if u refuse to pay fees they will return it back and u will be stucked by demanding a full refund from sellers which takes more than a month. In the end fuck this country.

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Comment on Beware of the scammers on Lebanese classifieds websites by Denys

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:15

The same approach they use in Russia and Ukraine, but they tried translators there and failed. This is just new form of Nigerian scam i believe.
Golden rule – never do any payments over WU for business if you don’t have legal guarantees (ask lawyer/notary).

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