The hobby of collecting is a "luxury" in third world countries like this one, as it involves, dedication, investment and time. I can't tell if it's a blessing that people here are less materialistic by not collecting or by buying things they actually need and not to sell in a future, but personally, I feel it's frustrating not finding people or stores that share my hobbies. I used to collect coins, stamps, sport cards and every time I Googled for people that collected those items in Lima, I got very few results.
I might have 80 Peruvian Facebook contacts and besides 2 or 4, none of them collect anything at all and if they do, it is pirated movies, Mp3s and games, stuff they got either for free or with a really low investment.
I currently collect banknotes and State Quarters but I have to buy them from Ebay or wait for someone to bring them down here. Every time I ask my Peruvian friends : "Hey, what did your parents do with all the worthless Intis & soles banknotes & coins from the 80s? I would like to buy them from you "..their reply is always "My parents threw them or gave them away for the kids to play."