I was finally able to buy some butter at the Mega Supermercado yesterday. All last week, lots of margarine on the shelves, but no butter. I was trying to decide between a large one or a small one, attempting to recall how quickly I go through butter, when I realized that it made no economic sense to buy the large. 100 grams for 1.50s/ or 200 grams for 3.50s/. The large cost more per gram! I think I´ve noticed this with other products too. I would have a look around the Mega and do a thorough survey to confirm my hunch, but, well, it really isn´t worth my time. I guess this goes hand in hand with my previous observation that people here buy just enough for what they need for one day – no mas! Sin embargo, (my favorite Spanish phrase: “none-the-less”) I see a business opportunity here: Sam´s Club Peru – buy tiny and save!