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[*] posted on 9-1-2014 at 02:02 PM
Quincenal?


I am in the market for a refrigerator and went to Coppel in Loreto to look around. On the computer they had the prices listed for "cash" (or credit card) and another higher price for credit paid over time. I understood those even though they were in Spanish. What I cannot figure out, what does "quincenal" mean? It was another price that was around 10% of the selling price but they told me to ignore that figure.

It's another time I wished I paid attention to my Spanish teacher in high school. :biggrin:

Is Quin a root word for the number 4?

Anyone know what quincenal means?

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[*] posted on 9-1-2014 at 02:21 PM


quince is 15 so it is every 2 weeks for payment.



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[*] posted on 9-1-2014 at 02:34 PM


Yep. As Mon Sharí dices....bi-weekly.



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[*] posted on 9-1-2014 at 02:51 PM


Makes sense, thanks for the explanation.

I thought quince is a fruit. :))

Anyone have a small fridge for sale in Loreto?




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[*] posted on 9-1-2014 at 04:08 PM


I THINK that it means payment twice a month on the 15th and the last day of the month to coincide with pay days.



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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 02:06 PM


Quote:
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I thought quince is a fruit. :))

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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 02:11 PM


Of course quince is a fruit, known as a Japanese pear...



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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 03:37 PM


Ah yes, the famous Coppel credit scheme. And I do mean scheme. Run far away. Just buy the thing outright.

The deal is you pay the quincenal over a year (24 payments). A TV that costs $2999 has a quincenal of $170, so you end up paying $4080, a cool 36% APR.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 03:50 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by bajagrouper
Of course quince is a fruit, known as a Japanese pear...


With all due respect to bajagrouper, Quince and Japanese pears are different frutas. Both are worth getting to know!
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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 05:51 PM


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Originally posted by CP
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Originally posted by bajagrouper
Of course quince is a fruit, known as a Japanese pear...


With all due respect to bajagrouper, Quince and Japanese pears are different frutas. Both are worth getting to know!

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[*] posted on 9-11-2014 at 06:05 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by Bob53
Quote:
Originally posted by CP
Quote:
Originally posted by bajagrouper
Of course quince is a fruit, known as a Japanese pear...


With all due respect to bajagrouper, Quince and Japanese pears are different frutas. Both are worth getting to know!

Truth.




Correct,I read the definition wrong....
quince |kwins|
noun
1 a hard, acid, pear-shaped fruit used in preserves or as flavoring.
2 the shrub or small tree that bears this fruit, native to western Asia. • Cydonia oblonga, family Rosaceae.
• ( Japanese quince) another term for japonica .




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[*] posted on 9-12-2014 at 09:53 PM


Almost correct.
The truth is, it's neither a pear - in botany, nor a noun - in Spanish :) ...

Genus Quince shares same family with pears and apples, along with other fruits. Very close to pear, even used for grafting upon each other.
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[*] posted on 9-13-2014 at 06:42 AM


And, just for fun, the word Marmalade comes from the Portuguese word for Quince Jam.
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