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Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:03 pm

Well, I have 25 matchboxes, as of today (that are already empty). "Copihue" -- my favorite matches in Chile, they are way better than others. I love these empty boxes, they are in very good condition (even though all the matches are used) -- and so I don't throw the boxes away.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:43 pm

I personally prefer Talisman, not for the box which I've never paid attention to but the matches. Hundreds of pesos cheaper for the pack of small boxes and nearly all the matches work without the stick breaking when trying to light them as compared to the nearby priced more expensive competitors.

YMMV
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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:50 pm

More eco vibe too. Small boxes encased in brown wrapping paper with very minimalist product image and propaganda. Same for each individual box.
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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:54 pm

Speaking of the price, in our village I found a small shop where they sell them for 740 pesos only (for a 10-box pack). If you count the matches in the box, they are always more than it is stated, btw. For the comparison, "Puerto Varas" matches have less matches in box than stated on it. Further -- they smell badly when you light them, and the box material is pretty poor. Also, the "Puerto Varas" is made in Europe, not in Chile.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:57 pm

Sir, if I only may ask you: do you know what to do with the empty boxes? I catch spiders in the cabin using them -- but other than that, I have not many ideas.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by greg~judy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:58 pm

g~j's old friend "Jaws"
really liked this kind of matchbox
but it was quite difficult to get him inside
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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:08 am

Strange thread that now made me go examine an unopened pack.

10 boxes of 39 palitos. No country of origin information. Opened a new pack and counted one box, had 41 palitos but 1 palito had a damaged stem.

Picked up for maybe 620-640 pesos at a woman owned and run small shop (almacen) which somehow undercuts the prices of even the supermarkets on many basic food and household items (I also get my bandeja of 30 locally produced colored eggs there). Inflation is alive and well in Chile as I believe the matches were 590 pesos the previous 2 purchases.
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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:12 am

Speaking of bugs, I have yet to see a scorpion in or around my digs.

There was no ant attack at the end of summer which Chile housewife tale means this winter should not be overly cold or overly wet. Also have not seen and killed many spiders in the departamento.
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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:25 am

While "38 palitos" is noted on "Copihue" small boxes, I have almost always 41 to 42 in each box. They are all thick, healthy and good quality palitos.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:29 am

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:... at a woman owned and run small shop (almacen) which somehow undercuts the prices of even the supermarkets on many basic food and household items...
:idea:

So true, so true!.. I once had a pack of the "Los Chinos" rice locally -- at 500 pesos / kilo, while in the cheapest Mayorista 10 it costed a bit more -- around 600 ~ 620.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:11 am

Ok, sir, now regarding the palitos (as well as certain megalithic structures): should there be any new dispute on the forum with respect to the "whose is bigger" question -- the outcome would be pretty much predictable.. it seems.

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Re: Empty Matchboxes

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:04 pm

To continue, the "Buque" brand, "made in India", is something that I am now testing. "45 matches per box", its said, and so I counted them -- and 49 is what I now actually have in the box. 590 peso paid, for 10 boxes of these. They function well, and give light. And once one has just a bit of light, what else is there to wish in this life?

You say.

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