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Are items in The Galleon online store more expensive than buying retail?

One of my older posts has been getting a lot of attention lately. Back in July last year, I wrote about The Galleon, a new online store that delivers products very similar to ThinkGeek. It’s been more than a year and today, Galleon carries more products in their online store. There has been criticism, however, as to why Galleon’s pricing is way more expensive compared to local items available. Jeffrey Siy, from Galleon says it himself in one of the comments. I quote him verbatim as he responds to two queries as to why items in the store are more expensive:

@Adrian If you see a price here that is cheaper we suggest you go for that. We try to lower down the prices as much as possible but some are still able to provide a lower price for several reasons.

@Andy The reason it’s expensive is because it’s bulky to ship. Again, if it’s available here, you should buy it here. We specialize on items not available in the Philippines

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So there you have it. As I said before, the Galleon is an online store that can bring in items that you may want from sites such as ThinkGeek that doesn’t have deliver to the Philippines. They’re useful for that sort of thing so don’t use them to buy items that you can easily source locally. Remember, Galleon specializes in products you can’t find. So if you can already find them, then …. you found them. LOL.

Company Details:

The Galleon
UG09 Globe Telecom Plaza
Mandaluyong ,Metro Manila
Philippines 1552
Office 6214482 | 4250153
Globe 09054188697
Smart 09186364116
Sun 09236058066
Office Hours Monday to Friday – 9am to 12mn Saturday & Sunday – 8am- 5pm
support at galleon.ph

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

3 replies on “Are items in The Galleon online store more expensive than buying retail?”

“Galleon specializes in products you can’t find. So if you can already find them, then …. you found them. LOL.”

Hahaha! I like that! 😀

These types of statements ought to be plastered all over Galleon’s site because buyers don’t stop to think before complaining (admittedly, myself included, haha!).

Might be good for really large and heavy items. And if you really really must know the exact total price up front.

Otherwise, I think Amazon + freight forwarder is still the cheapest and fastest way to go, for most items.

Going the freight forwarder route – you can still get a close estimate of the total price, but it will likely involve lots of emails. Galleon should be less hassle, but will cost a bit more, so it depends on your priorities.

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