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  • We have been holding off some deco purchases for the house. We went to Tigre last month upon suggestion of our interior decorator who had spotted light fixtures that would suite our sought after design style. The place is called Compañia Nativa and it is the nicest store of them all in Puerto de frutos. We needed to buy two hanging lamps bade of witch basket. The price back then was about 3800 ARS (aprox 100 USD back then). So this Monday my husband told me 'If we want those lamps, it is now or…
  • I don't buy milk so I cannot answer. I looked online on Walmart and it says 47,70 pesos, which was roughly over one dollar with Friday's exchange rate (we exchange for 45.50 on Friday, believing that the rate was raising before the PASO and then promptly deflate after the results... boy, were we wrong!!!!) We lost about 15.000 pesos. But I don't like to think about it as 'lost' money, as it was never our in the first place... and because it would drive me mad to reason in those terms (my husban…
  • (Quote from JAN)According to my kukkas friends, the PASO opened the pandora's box and now the exchange rate is the actual exchange rate that we would have had if Macri hadn't sold the country to the IMF to artificially keep the dollar low (using the K's self-imposed 'official' exchange rate was natural, then?). What it is not clear to me, is why having a soaring exchange rate is a good sign. I understand this is resuming an old but bad trend from the past, and I cannot understand for the sake o…
  • (Quote from UK Man)I had to send a mail courier to Edinburgh three years ago. I went to Andreani's office in San Isidro. While checking for the shipping rate, the young girl at the counter asked me if the UK was in Europe. FFS!!! I gave her a blank stare, which she interpreted as 'I have no clue, either' instead of 'are tyou kiddin' me?'. Until I cleared the air by adding "Por supuesto que sí", to which she sighed in relief!
  • (Quote from JAN)Apparently, someone else, in Germany, didn't find it inappropriate: (Quote from DW)
  • The government has announced VAT won't be charged until the end of the year on the following products:
  • I don't understand why they will relieve VAT on mate and not on toilet paper or vegetables. Half of that is not exactly primary goods of the food pyramid.
  • (Quote from UK Man)From time to time, Farmacity/Simplicity has 2x1 offers and when these are on toilet paper, they are a bargain. We bought about 25 packs last time, 'raiding' about 3 Farmacity stores in our area. The price was the equivalent of slightly less than €1 per 4 rolls (double ply, the good stuff, 30 meters). Dia toilet paper, even if 2 ply, has deteriorated so much in quality that it is no longer worth it. Carrefour is our choice, otherwise. UK Man , weren't you shopping at a mayoris…
  • [quote='JAN','https://www.argentinaexpats.org/forum/index.php?thread/1932-supermarkets-and-prices/&postID=12760#post12760']Maybe we need to start doing with toilet paper like with wine: having a during the week roll, and for weekend, another more exclusive one....[/quote] Save the best for the most important occasions, like diarrhea? 🤢 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • [quote='Splinter','https://www.argentinaexpats.org/forum/index.php?thread/1932-supermarkets-and-prices/&postID=12778#post12778']At least there's always Philadelphia![/quote] Ubiquitous like dulce de leche! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • (Quote from fmools)Clearly, a byproduct of rage And talking about plastic bags: I shop for vegetables in a small shop run by a Peruvian family. I have been trying to convince them to reduce the use of plastic bags going there with my reusable shopping bags and asking to please put stuff in bulk in the bag, because I am going to throw away the bags when I get home anyway. They seem to have a hard time grasping this. The first 2-3 produces they can put them in bulk in the bag, but then it is like…
  • (Quote from Rice)This is alike to ours. Basically, we go to large supermarkets either because we are looking for something specific on sale (something heavy or in large quantity) or to buy the only things we buy there: beer and cleaning products. I haven't been buying fresh produces in supermarkets for ages - it is more expensive and of lower quality, and people touch everything with their bare hands. I have learned to keep an eye on Farmacity/Simplicity for tissues and toilet paper, plus tooth…
  • (Quote)Basically, you are paying hefty prices and working for them. Sounds like a deal
  • I first heard about cheddar on a Macdonald's menu and it stuck as being the orange rubber thing from the US. I had no idea it was like the cheese that Splinter posted. How is British cheddar eaten? Grated like in the picture? Raw as an appetizer? I stopped eating cheese after 3 years I moved to Argentina. There was no point in buying overpriced rubber stuff. I love smelly season cheeses like they do in France - they are alike to the kind of cheeses we have in Italy. I could have a dinner on 4-5…
  • (Quote from UK Man)I am completely ignorant of British cheese. It was not available in Italy and apparently I missed in my recent visit to London. Where would one go to have cheese tasting? I confess my ignorance!
  • Today I was reading Dan Perlman's latest blog entry and apparently we have all been living in the dark. There is actually a place where to find real cheese in Buenos Aires: Santi. Just watching at the pictures my mouth is watering!!!
  • (Quote from UK Man)If you hover your mouse on each picture, you can see the price. From what I gather they sell mostly online, i.e. their price are accurately shown on the website. With the current exchange rate, they are not extremely cheap as to have them on a daily basis, but they are still a deal if the quality matches the pictures.
  • (Quote from Splinter)I think it is like my tissue at Disco: Chineses buy the products on offer and resell them for a profit. And me think it is not just the Chineses! Anyway, who cares?! The offer is not food help to a stranded population, it should be a commercial offer to sell MORE of a product. If you are selling more, what do you care about who is the purchaser?
  • (Quote from UK Man)Why a packet of 12 lady towels is more expensive than two 6-packets? Same brand, same type of product, same shelf.