Pre-Contact "Mexico" Mike
Please read before writing me
If you ordered a map and did not get it, please check your spam box for an email with the download links. Or go back to my shopping cart, log in to your account. Your maps will be there for download.
If you don't remember your PW, there is a recovery feature. If you got the wrong map, I will be happy to send you another or refund your money.
If you write to ask me if Mexico is safe, save your electrons and read the several articles on this website.
If you have any questions about any of my products or services and want to ask before you spend real money, I understand. I'm here to help. If I got something wrong, please tell me.
This is NOT a blog. It is a website. Calling it a blog insults me. Besides requiring more technical expertise, websites do not have dates on everything like a blog. So don't ask me when "it" was updated. There are 100 pages here. Some page or another is updated or tweaked every day. New material is added or deleted. If there are dates on articles quoted, that is to lend credence to the source. It has nothing at all to do with when My webpage was written. I particularly don't waste time with new stories about safety. Mexico is safe - today, yesterday and probably tomorrow. If it isn't, THEN I will write new pages and let you know.
If you have 'protected' your email account by making everyone jump through verification hoops, either pre-approve *@mexicomike.com or don't write me. I'm tired of wasting 15 minutes composing a thoughtful reply only to get the email bounced because 'recipient is only accepting mail from specific email addresses.'
I am trying to find a polite way to encourage those with legitimate questions to contact me and discourage time-wasters.
I've put a "Quick Question" category in my shopping cart. Got a question you need answered? I'll answer it if I know and send you your money back if I don't. I put that up there after one nice person wrote me panicked at 11 PM. She and her boyfriend were crossing the border in the morning. She needed to know how to deal with some paperwork. I stayed up late to help her, gave her the correct answer and sent her an invoice. Never heard from her again. That was the last time I do that. She was not the first to take advantage of me, but she was the last.
If you don't want a consultation about your trip or moving to Mexico, or to ask a question about something you wish to purchase, I charge to answer questions. Go to my shopping cart.
There are hundreds of sites about Mexico and most of them never answer their emails. There are plenty of discussion boards where everybody and his brother has an answer. I hope I am somewhere in the middle.
I only have the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of you. I need to make a living to feed my family. I am 63 years old and Social Security is my retirement plan. I've devoted my life to learning about Mexico and still keep at it. My knowledge is my stock-in-trade.
If you have not contributed to my retirement fund, and have no intention of doing so, then write one of my competitors. There are 100 pages of free and mostly accurate information on this site.
If you are writing to ask about AA meetings not on the database, don't. I don't know anything else.
If you agree with all that and you have a question, click to email me