IF Toyr R Us ever moves into Mexico, their sales are going to be so high, even they won't believe it.
It is truly frustrating to find toys for Matilda and Sebastian for Christmas!
I've traveled to Celaya to the giant Wal-Mart and to Costco. Very few things are less then $50US! It's astonishing. Then I came back to San Miguel and went to Bodega Aurrerea which is a low end Walmart, the grocery stores which carry toys, and even the farmacias.
As a last resort yesterday I went to Liverpool which is similar to a Dillard's or Nordstrom's but in Mexico. The children's clothes are outrageously expensive. Little outfits were all very close to $100 US, but, in the toy department, I found some toys for less cost then at Walmart.
I was pleasantly surprised. Oh, and they gift wrap just as the stores in the USA used to do, without even asking them to do so!
Here's an example. A child's tricycle here is anywhere from $100 US to $160 US. I have bought many a bike in the USA for grandkids and kids - never spending that much money. Of course, I always watched for specials, especially at Target. No such thing here.
The above prices explain why, when at the border and I see caravans of Mexican Nationals coming home all year long, there is ALWAYS at least one bike tied on the roof or in the trailer or somewhere.
From my unscientific observation after going to at least ten stores, toys here are double the price of the USA. Aaaaargh.