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  • Vea bags tend to rip if done your way Jan....no, brute force is the only solution to separate the blighters. I once knocked down the whole stand during an attempt to get a bag for the ruddy potatoes!! I'd like to know when they're going to do away with those stupid floppy milk bags. Twice in the last couple of weeks we've had to deal with a right mess at check-in after they were punctured by other items in the trolley.
  • The crappy cheap bags Vea use is to blame more than my manual dexterity. On more than one occasion the arse has fallen out of them leaving my tatties all over the place.
  • Our Vea have the silliest way to display their potatoes (must remember to take a photo tomorrow if we go). They stack them on a near vertical pyramid shaped shelf so when you pull one out at the bottom you start a tattie avalanche. I have to assume they do it on purpose hoping you'll choose the scabby knobbly ones at the top nobody wants.
  • (Quote from Rice)It was so quiet the last time we went I only spotted two workers in the whole place. One at the six check outs and the security guard. Might help to get more customers in if they reduced their prices. The way supermarkets operate here continues to baffle me....their pricing especially. You have to assume they're forced into it?
  • Nothing new....they haven't stopped going up during my eleven years here.
  • That's the same in most countries though Jan yet they still manage to have a stable economy. The UK household is full of goods made abroad.Part of the trouble here was caused by keeping old industries alive by subsiding them. Today you have to be part of a world economy and play by the rules.
  • Well indeed the people here don't get it. They don't realise they're not as great/important to the rest of the world as they seem to think they are.
  • We did the weekly shop yesterday and didn't notice much difference in prices. If anything there were far more offers on show than the week before. Total spend came to around 7000 pesos although that included the MIL's shopping as well which was larger than normal. We got 20% off paying with Nativa. The car park was much busier than we thought it was going to be.
  • (Quote from JAN)Yes coffee is an obvious one....despite most of it being shit. However there were a lot of offers on many imported bottled spirits yesterday. That leads me to believe they were overpriced in the first place.
  • Jan seen as you're here...I owe you an apology. In Vea yesterday I tried your recommended way of detaching a plastic fruit/veg bag from the roll. It worked a treat. The wife wasn't quite as successful though .
  • (Quote from JAN) The girl server at the cafe the other week didn't.....me telling her we wore skirts confused her even more.
  • Must say I don't think I ever met an Argentine during all my years of travelling and living in Scotland. I think that's part of the problem here...it's a bit isolated to the rest of the world. Anyone here I know who travels has a few bob and either goes to Spain or Miami.
  • (Quote from Splinter)Strangely enough my Gold Leaf fags which used to be 90 pesos a packet went up by 15 pesos last Saturday!! So there was a price hike even before the election.
  • Our dogs will be happy...they get polenta along with their grains.
  • Toilet rolls are a ridiculous price....mind you, so are many other non food but necessary items.
  • (Quote from serafina)Not me serafina...I don't even know where that is. The only supermarket shopping we do during our rare visits to the capital is at Dia around the corner from the small apartment the family has in Ave Uruguay. Funnily enough she left to go there at 05.30 this morning to make sure all is okay. As regards toilet paper quality here....it varies a heck of a lot and my wife is extremely fussy.
  • (Quote from JAN)This bum only buys the best...with perforations every 4''. 172 pesos for 4 the other day and it was advertised as an offer!!
  • (Quote from Rice)Quality is usually poor. I'd use it but my wife is very fussy.
  • (Quote from JAN)Indeed....2019 is not the dark ages. Even when I went camping in the wilds of Scotland 45 years ago my personal lav paper had perforations.
  • My wife spent yesterday in Buenos Aires with her pal. Among the shopping items she brought back was a 250ml bottle of Canadian Maple Syrup which cost a whopping 570 pesos!!!