I though some people might wonder this, what I bought and why I did it given the limited space I have. Nothing spectacular, didn’t even put much thought into it just bought stuff I noticed as I went, but I think it helps illustrate what I found over there that is either impossible to find in Argentina or just too expensive after the economic crisis:
AA and AAA batteries. We have those of course, adn I have a good supply, but they cost a lot more and even though I had I just couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a couple of those 20 battery packs. Here they sell them by 2, 4 maybe 8, but I’ve even seen single battery packaging! An American walmart is such a source of richness compared to what we have here, with far less variety, more expensive to add insult.
Iphone. Costs almost 1000 bucks in Argentina.
Cookies. Chips a Hoy cookies, Oreos, and Little Debbie chocolate cupcakes. We used to have cupcakes here but there stopped being imported after the crisis. Oreos? We have locally made oreos, which of course are 5 times more expensive, smaller and of worse quality and taste. F you very much Kraft food.
American Oreos on top, Argentina ones below. The American pack (510g) costs almost as much as the much smaller Argentine one.
Toys. Toys R US , is like paradise over there. Toys in Argentina are more expensive, of worse quality, and most of the real nice stuff you guys have over there simply never makes it over here. Bought a nice dinosaur toy and several smaller toys, crayola crayons, all things that are not for sale here and if you find any sold by an importer the price is too high.
Magazines and books. Gun magazines cost a lot more here and usually we get older editions so I stocked up. Preferably I bought special edition ones “AK G&S special edition” for example, so as to have a magazine that goes in depth on points of interest and keep as reference material.
Glock and Hi Power magazines. Those were a gift actually, but I would have bought some if I hadn’t got them for free. A Glock mag costs 100 USD here. Thanks Paul!
S&W Bowie. Nice, El Alamo style bowie. Thanks Luke!
Stainless steel water bottle. I wish I had found a Sigg or equivalent quality stainless steel water bottle but this one was or for like 5 bucks at the store.
Gorilla Tape and Duct Tape. (edited to add these, can't believe I forgot them) Gorilla tape was something I wanted and managed to get before leaving. I knew it was good becuase I've often read how good it was, it even got mentioned in Popular Scinece mag as one of the best products of the year. I bought two big rolls and another big roll of Duck Tape, all for laughable low prices in comaprison. Gorilla tape isn't even available in Argentina and I was about to buy it through Ebay. HIGHLY recommended product. Also bought Gorilla glue which is supposed to be very good too. Tried the Gorilla Tape and it lives to its reputation, best tape on planet Earth, haven't tried the glue yet though.
I’m sure I’m forgetting a few other purchases but that’s mostly it.
Wish I could have bough ammo, would have filled a suitcase worth of it given the cheap prices you guys enjoy, not to mention a couple other guns.
Take care guys.