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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


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
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Bogart the Explorer Harlem Shake vid shot in our office

Bogart the Explorer and his team came by the office yesterday and shot their version of Harlem Shake. It’s actually one of the better iterations. The ID8 game room has table tennis, a XBOX + Kinect system and a foosball / mini billiards setup.

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