PANETTONE IS CHEAPER AS AN IMPORT PRODUCT THAN AS A DOMESTIC ONE????
Panettone for 6.99 without a card or 2.99 with....either way it is much cheaper than the 21-30 Reais that you would pay in Brasil for the same product. It is a domestic product as well...there is no excuse for Carrefour, Extra, Pao de Acucar or any other store here in Sao Paulo...it is rather disturbing to think that my family gets a better deal on this than I do...in country! Even if you take the currency at $6.99 and multiply it by 2.85 which is generous but not far off from the actual currency rate..it comes to $19 Reais which is a few dollars under the 21-22 Real price in Sao Paulo. Now for the $2.99 amount....that would come to $8.50 roughly...can you understand why Brazilians come to the US? Yeah for Panettone...no...they come to the US because there is no real comparison of any product much less what is considered a domestic product for Brasil. It should be the reverse. It should cost 10-15 dollars as an imported product in the US and 2-5 Reais here in Brasil...as THAT will never occur due to Econ 101 rules of supply and demand,..the price only gets more expensive because ultimately there is a knucklehead that is willing to pay the 30 Reais for a "nice" panettone. Dude, it is BREAD....why does BREAD cost $30 REAIS or to bring this back to USD for our American readers...would you ever spend $10.50 for ANY bread for any reason without thinking "...hey that is a bit pricey for BREAD???"