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    When driving, Haul items to Mexico or Purchase in Mexico

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    With the increasing price of gas, what costs less ?

    How much do supplies cost in mexico as compared to the price of purchasing them in the US and fuel to get the stuff down ?

    This is important for returning students and new students looking at these items. I assume the quality of most items are the same since everything comes from china these days.

    Plates
    Pots & pans
    Kitchen utensils
    Pillows & Sheets
    Bed Spread
    Can opener
    Coffee Maker

    pens & pencils
    note books
    copy paper
    printers ( toner not ink )
    Scanners
    blank cds and dvds

    Snacks
    Energy bars
    Mac & Cheese

    What is hard to find in mexico ?
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    Bring the scanner and a cheap used laser printer. Everythng else, get here in Mexico. Much of what is made in China is made in Mexico, too. Thus, if it is (toasters, etc), it will be cheaper and usually better than the over-priced Chinese garbage sold in the US.

    If you are picky about soaps, shampoos, floss, etc., bring it. That is what will be hard to find.

    Quote Originally Posted by salto_jorge View Post
    With the increasing price of gas, what costs less ?

    How much do supplies cost in mexico as compared to the price of purchasing them in the US and fuel to get the stuff down ?

    This is important for returning students and new students looking at these items. I assume the quality of most items are the same since everything comes from china these days.

    Plates
    Pots & pans
    Kitchen utensils
    Pillows & Sheets
    Bed Spread
    Can opener
    Coffee Maker

    pens & pencils
    note books
    copy paper
    printers ( toner not ink )
    Scanners
    blank cds and dvds

    Snacks
    Energy bars
    Mac & Cheese

    What is hard to find in mexico ?
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    Vitamins... the only real source for vitamins and minerals here is GNC, and they really suck here. Price is higher, and some things you simply cannot get.

    Quote Originally Posted by acgtacgtacgt View Post
    Bring the scanner and a cheap used laser printer. Everythng else, get here in Mexico. Much of what is made in China is made in Mexico, too. Thus, if it is (toasters, etc), it will be cheaper and usually better than the over-priced Chinese garbage sold in the US.

    If you are picky about soaps, shampoos, floss, etc., bring it. That is what will be hard to find.
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    1. Bring a COSTCO card if you have one. Almost everything from the US/Canada that you need you can find here (sometimes really picky items!)

    2. If it's electronic, buy it at home and bring it over no matter how big or small-if it's essential, get it and bring it. Prices for electronics only are double to triple what they are at home.

    3. Put things in perspective: If Guadalajara were in the US it would be #5 in size only bowing to NYC, LA, Chicago and Houston and it would then beat Phoenix and Philadelphia. (Interestingly if Toronto were in the US, it would be #4, beating Houston). I live within walking distance to FOUR Starbuck's now.
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    Costco vitamins are awesome - kirkland signature which is not bad, and comparatively to the average they are fantastic.

    Also, tea in Mexico is terrible. I stock up and bring some with me - the price of imported tea in Mexico (which is the only kind worth buying) is triple to quadruple what it normally costs. Agh!


    Quote Originally Posted by acgtacgtacgt View Post
    Vitamins... the only real source for vitamins and minerals here is GNC, and they really suck here. Price is higher, and some things you simply cannot get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpt.ricard View Post
    1. Bring a COSTCO card if you have one. Almost everything from the US/Canada that you need you can find here (sometimes really picky items!)

    2. If it's electronic, buy it at home and bring it over no matter how big or small-if it's essential, get it and bring it. Prices for electronics only are double to triple what they are at home.

    3. Put things in perspective: If Guadalajara were in the US it would be #5 in size only bowing to NYC, LA, Chicago and Houston and it would then beat Phoenix and Philadelphia. (Interestingly if Toronto were in the US, it would be #4, beating Houston). I live within walking distance to FOUR Starbuck's now.
    great advice srito ricard. So we have 4 starbucks now huh? lots of things happen whe you are out a couple of months

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpt.ricard View Post
    Costco vitamins are awesome - kirkland signature which is not bad, and comparatively to the average they are fantastic.

    Also, tea in Mexico is terrible. I stock up and bring some with me - the price of imported tea in Mexico (which is the only kind worth buying) is triple to quadruple what it normally costs. Agh!
    true. Tea is horrible in Mexico. I rather have orchata

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    Quote Originally Posted by acgtacgtacgt View Post
    Vitamins... the only real source for vitamins and minerals here is GNC, and they really suck here. Price is higher, and some things you simply cannot get.
    I bought my Vit C from the US. PLease not another discussion about vit c

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputindoc View Post
    I bought my Vit C from the US. PLease not another discussion about vit c

    I LOLed!!

    Also, there's a minimum for message posting?

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    How much coffee do you drink a day compared to tea ?
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