In Mataderos, several people spend the entire night queuing at a wholesaler’s door to be able to buy cheap egg maples to, in most cases, resell them. Given the lack of work due to quarantine, the residents of the area and many who come from other parts of the City found there a small business that allows them to survive. “It is what there is, you have to look for the offer: savings or coins are useful today,” a man assured Telenoche.
From the beginning of the quarantine the demand for eggs 40 percent shot and a maple can cost 350 pesos, but in the Mataderos store, people get it for $ 205.
“I came at 7. As I ran out of work, I come to stand in line “, said a man waiting his turn to access the offer. Before the pandemic broke out, he was in construction.
The place opens its doors at 8, but to get one of the 30 numbers that the owners give, those interested will wait many hours before. “I came three times and I could never buy”, assured a mechanic who wants to take advantage of the offer to add some silver.
“The other day I came at 23 and I ran out of eggs“, said a woman. She lives in Once, but she travels to Mataderos every 15 days and stands in line all night to try to get the product.” Sometimes there are stools and I sit down, “he confessed about the hours he spends outdoors. .
“I buy some for personal use and most of them I take to resell because in my neighborhood they are too expensive. I was selling them at 245, then I went up to 250, 260 and now I charge 270, “explained the woman.
Every morning, one of the local workers checks the line and counts to 30: all those who are behind the last number they have to go home empty-handed.
“In the neighborhood where I live the egg maple is 350 pesos. By coming here you will save 100 pesos. Today I am not working and I need to come get what is cheaper “, expressed a woman waiting for her turn.
Customers have to buy six maples: no more, no less. “I take them to my business and sell them for 260 pesos,” said a young man. For the resale you will earn 330 pesos in total.
Another man said he buys the maples for his family. “I came twice, but I ran out of numbers. I arrived at 5, but people come very early, “he said.” It is what there is, you have to look for the offer: a savings or coins serve today “, express.
Most take advantage of the offer to get ahead. A woman from Lugano, for example, he takes the six maples to sell in the neighborhood.
“My husband is a tourist, he has no job and I am a nurse. I have two minor children and I don’t want to risk it,” she said about the reality that she has to live in the middle of the quarantine due to the coronavirus.
For each maple earn 85 pesos and with that he buys the basics to feed his family. “What the State gives to the neighborhoods comes in closed boxes, but they distribute it in bags and they take out the sugar, the oil …”, he denounced regarding the food bags that they distribute from line 147. It is one of the many that, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, He found a way to survive by reselling eggs.
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