One of my older posts has been getting a lot of attention lately. Back in July last year, I
@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 itâ€™s expensive is because itâ€™s bulky to ship. Again, if itâ€™s available here, you should buy it here. We specialize on items not available in the Philippines
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.
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“Galleon specializes in products you canâ€™t find. So if you can already find them, then â€¦. 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.