I think I know what the answer will be. Anyhow, is there anything that resembles Costco or BJs?
Food is a whole different thing than other products.Ojo though - it is often MORE expensive to buy in bulk than to buy multiple smaller packages at the stores like Makro. Makes sense - absolutely not. Happens - all the time. I go to Makro to do my shopping as it is considerably cheaper than Carrefour/Coto/etc. However, I often wind up buying multiples of something in smaller quantities rather than one larger package when shopping there. Always check the price per kilo or item. For example I bought diapers the other day. Buying in packs of 14, they were 1.06 pesos per diaper. The larger packs of diapers, each diaper cost 1.45 pesos. So cheaper to buy multiple smaller packs. Same with spices, etc.
The logic as it was explained to me by an Argentine was that if you could afford to buy in large quantities at once, you can afford to pay more. ??? Makes no sense but again, Argentina.
And of course if you want to deal with the headache, you can go to the central market. I believe there are also roving markets in each neighborhood. They sell food at low prices.
That's funny. I needed something from Farmacity on Friday, I got there and they had a big and a small size of what I needed. I told the guy I needed the big one. He immediately told me to get two small ones instead of a big one (small one $35 (30g) big one $85 (60g). Crazy.It drives me crazy that in every supermarket in the city 500g of butter costs more per g than 200g of the same brand's butter. Often quite a bit more. Who the hell buys the 500g butter packages?