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Suitable laptops for KSA and other questions

 
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radient one



Joined: 29 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Suitable laptops for KSA and other questions Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
I am coming up to KSA shortly and I was thinking of bringing a laptop. Any advice, please, on electrical/power point requirements around Jeddah? Also, how easy is it to send money home/out of the country? Does www.amazon ship up there?
Thanks in advance. Laughing [/u]
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
Posts: 15963
Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Internet banking is available.

As far as I have found, all laptops are already set for international use and they switch automatically. (check the power block) Any required adapter plugs are readily available.

As to Amazon, it depends on what you are shipping - whether it is allowed, but it will be expensive.

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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banking system in KSA is sophisticated, accessible and cheap IF YOU HAVE AN IQAMA.
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radient one



Joined: 29 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

Thank you both for that. If you don't have an [b][u][i]Iqama[/i][/u][/b], is it possible to send money home? Shocked
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EnglishDoYouSpeakIt



Joined: 19 May 2009
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Location: Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Western Union doesn't require an iqama I believe, but that may only be true for like the first few months that you are in the country.
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