A young Chilean girl went viral on TikTok for showing off her purchase in Mendoza. Wow, actually the viral was your purchase.
Account owner @CalidadShop_CyK entered Argentina because both she and her compatriots find it much cheaper to shop there due to the exchange rate.
In the video, @CalidadShop_CyK shows off everything she bought at a Mendoza supermarket with her mates: soap, noodles, deodorant, feminine wipes, alfajores, flour, chocolate milk, shampoo, bleach, dog food and more.
“In particular we spent 5 hours in line at the supermarket be able to buy. But the people of Mendoza are very kind and with a very good character. It’s worth going, but more days to be able to visit the places in Mendoza,” he recommended in the post description.
And he added the following clarification inside TikTok: “Calculation of goods for about six months for two people and it was distributed to 3 families. That’s better”.
The purchase, made on May 10, It cost him 550,000 Chilean pesos. Had he bought the same thing, but in Chile, @CalidadShop_CyK says he would have gotten about “1 million 1.5 Chilean pesos”. That means, more than double.
Below, in the comments, the youngster provided the details of her big purchase.
To one person who asked if it was “with a container”, @CalidadShop_CyK clarified that “there were (tourists) worse“her.
When another asked how much is the maximum dog food that can be shipped to Chile from Argentina, she informed him: “If I’m not mistaken, from large ones up to four”. Then he clarified that the best thing to do in any case is to ask the customs for the marks authorized to cross the border.
A user commented: “Anyway in Chile you spend the same if it’s for two people and for six months” and was immediately denied by the account holder: “Don’t hit me the trip to pay the same. Here we are dealing with about 1 million and 1.5 of goods “.
“They buy cheap in Argentina and here in Chile they sell expensive. Then it’s the fault of the politicians or the entrepreneurs», observed another, and clarified: «It’s for family consumption».
Barrage of Chileans in Argentina
The deluge of Chileans in Argentina became famous at Easter.
Juan Manuel Serranodelegate for Migrations, told Clarín that they entered from Wednesday to Friday of Holy Week 20.032 passengers in private cars and buses, from Chile to Argentina, through the Cristo Redentor Los Libertadores pass.
Thus in that week the international passage to Mendoza became the second most important after Ezeiza.
“Around 28,000 travellers, 18,000 people entered Argentina and 9,500 left for Chile, in just three days,” said the Head of the Border Center and Coordinator of the International Pass, Justo José Bascolo.
In Chile, the phenomenon was reflected on TV. “Inflation in Argentina has already reached 102%, although products also go up on the same day and there is a certain shortage, grocery shopping continues to be super cheap,” the guest of honor reported in April of the Chilean chain Mega. , Karen Doggenweiler.
From a television mobile phone at the Customs Libertadores, some Chileans comment on their shopping experience in Argentina.
“The prices are more than reasonable; oil, coffee, salsa, flour, rice, milk and diapers, everything is two or three times cheaper than in Santiago,” said a Chilean tourist interviewed by Chilean TV.
Another said that she lives in the municipality of Maipú, in Greater Santiago, and they decided to go to Mendoza after checking the price of the products on the websites of Argentine supermarkets.
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