What you described about Chile, is almost identical about Saudi Arabia in 80s and 90s toward any USA invention or trend. Now they are more open to other cultures, but USA culture effects still the strongest.David_Bro wrote: ↑Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 pmChileans just don't buy like they do in other places------I wish i could put my finger on it exactly----its comes to necessity at the first point----rarely would a Chilean buy something in the marketplace that they do not directly need or that would not show in the street a social status that puts them above and beyond anyone they are close to and wanting to impress------there is a social strata that is much like the England of old or even India and we know it today-------It was back in the day Chileans would have "Cellular de Palo" which was basically a fake cell phone they could walk around as if they could afford a cell phone------maybe five years ago I was in a market in the south waiting in line and there were maybe 6 or 7 twenty somethings in line ahead of me with the goods for a party----wine, pisco, hamburger, longaniza and beer with chips i think----so bill comes out to something 27,000 pesos, which would have been about $14 USD or so and none of them had the cash and they had to put small amounts to cover it all on there debit cards-----this was a mid-range group of well dressed santiago kids on vacation in the south and they were commenting on how they were all maxed out on their cards with no money and yet it was December 28th or so at the start of summer ------NOT GOOD------Chile is a VERY tough market for business so just keep it in mind and spend some time seeing how it is before you throw open the doors to something-----
That changes the perspective of starting a business, may be I should consider something "American".
I think my exclusive deal with American institutes and the consulting firm, to present them in Chile, in addition to bringing teachers from USA for English courses will be good idea.
What do you think?