Here is an extract of the privet mail sended to Robin, all the mails address you can find on this web site using the search function and looking on the profiles. If you have any problem send me an email.
There is no problem to sell the bike to other foreigner traveler, but there are a couple of things to think about:
When you come in to our country the custom give you a temporary importation with your name in the papers. They will put the info in the computer system or not (this is a third world country) when you try to cross a border they will check that the name in the bike’s papers were the same that the driver name. So if the new owner tries to cross by the same place as you come in, sure he will have problems. If he crosses by other border, the chance of problems is smaller. I know that there is a paper work that you could do in the custom in Bs As to transfer the temporary importation. A few months a go Simon Kennedy and Rachel ------------------- do that when they sell her bike to Kate and Rob Preston ------------------------- . Put in contact with them to inquire more information.
Other way could be, travel together (old & new owner) from Buenos Aires to Colonia-Uruguay (you have a Ferry) then go to the North (Gualeguaychu-Fray Bentos border crossing). There you will go out Uruguay with the old owner’s name and entrance to Argentina with the name of the new owner. All the travel could take one day and is not more than 450Km.
Well, I hope this information be useful for you. And if you have any more questions we are here to try help you.
See you soon
Javier & Sandra Kaper
[This message has been edited by javkap (edited 04 October 2004).]
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