Jul 27, 2007, 9:51 AM
Post #11 of 12
After a person has lived in México a few years they will thank their lucky stars when they live close to a Wal-Mart or home Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club, Superama, Mega, Commercial Mexicana, Soriana, Liverpool, etc.
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Before the first Wal-Mart was built in Cuatla, which is almost a part of Cuernavaca, I had to go to México City to buy a network cable with RJ45 connectors to connect my new router to my computer. There is, and was, Office Max, Office Depot, and many little hole in the wall computer stores here. They did not, and do not, sell cables for computers, they like to just sell the high value items.
Both of the Wal Marts here sell many cables and parts for computer use. As we added computers to our home network, I was able to buy more network cables at Wal-Mart without needing to make a special trip to México City for a $9 Dollar cable.
We have a Wal-mart, a Home Depot and an ACE Hardware store here in Cuernavaca now. Before the Home Depot store was built here, I had to go to México City to find a good variety of power tools and building supplies at the old Home Mart store before Home Depot bought that chain and converted them all to Home Depots.
We, and all of our Mexican friends and acquaintances feel we are very lucky to have those big box stores here now. They are not a curse; they are a blessing.
Of course, here and elsewhere you can go to a dozen of the little locally owned stores with their limited inventory and high prices and probably not find what you are looking for.
Incidentally, Wal-Mart employees in México have far better jobs and working conditions than many employees at other businesses in México do. Wal-Mart does not charge a fee for using their parking lot, not all stores here have their own parking lot, the big box stores all do.
Time will change your mind.
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo
(This post was edited by RexC on Jul 27, 2007, 9:54 AM)