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Galleon.ph
« on: Aug 23, 2013 at 08:33 PM »
Hello,

Anyone got any experience buying from these guys?

http://www.galleon.ph/

I'm sick and tired of the "see-saw" mood of customs officials and post office employees that's why instead of buying from ebay I am seriously considering getting some stuff from them.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 08:43 PM »
T-try ko sana service nila before since there is an item I really want then..since I am not sure about their company..I asked if I could pick it up sa office and pay it cash..kaso they do not do this kind of transactions..parang online re-seller lang din talaga na ni dinideliver sa bahay..after a month na hindi ko sila ni contact..they actually called me to follow up if I will still order the item hehe..

anway that is the most I can share lol

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM »
hahaha that's helpful enough bro

they actually ask for my number but I preferred comm via PM first as I am still reading reviews about the airbrush I was looking for. they are very accommodating and looks like they have a pretty large team which I saw in FB.

the only quirk I got is I still haven't found any feedback from any customer that has already done business with them, a little bit of background about them and their transaction would be great to see.

thanks

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 10:32 PM »
Why not use Amazon and then Johnny Air?
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Re: Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM »
Why not use Amazon and then Johnny Air?

Yeah. Or have Amazon directly deliver the items too your house (though not possible on some items).

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 11:26 PM »
Why not use Amazon and then Johnny Air?

Honestly, I haven't tried nor joined Amazon. Madali lang ba?



Yeah. Or have Amazon directly deliver the items too your house (though not possible on some items).

How about the dreaded customs inspection?

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM »
Honestly, I haven't tried nor joined Amazon. Madali lang ba?



How about the dreaded customs inspection?

You just need an international credit card and then register with Johnny Air to avail of the PDVD corporate rate and then forget about dealing with anyone from customs!   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM »
You just need an international credit card and then register with Johnny Air to avail of the PDVD corporate rate and then forget about dealing with anyone from customs!   ;D

Sounds pretty good! Bad trip with customs, sometimes ok but sometimes worse than bad. :(

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« Reply #8 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 11:51 PM »
Sounds pretty good! Bad trip with customs, sometimes ok but sometimes worse than bad. :(

I hate dealing with them too. I ordered some car parts a while back from Japan and had to go somewhere near the airport to deal with them since Japan usually uses our post office to ship items. Never again!
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM »
I hate dealing with them too. I ordered some car parts a while back from Japan and had to go somewhere near the airport to deal with them since Japan usually uses our post office to ship items. Never again!

Ah yes, Philpost EMS, they have the worst service and sheer mathematical computations of taxes!

I was contemplating on trying galleon.ph because I won't have to deal with customs. The price is also competitive and can even be lower because it's door-to-door. I only need to pay for the item and wait for it to arrive in our doorstep. I really hate going back to EMS, it takes a whole day for me to pick up an item from them.


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« Reply #10 on: Aug 24, 2013 at 12:54 AM »
How about the dreaded customs inspection?

Delivered to your doorstep so no need to do business with customs. Shipper na ni Amazon bahala sa lahat.

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« Reply #11 on: Aug 24, 2013 at 01:04 AM »
Delivered to your doorstep so no need to do business with customs. Shipper na ni Amazon bahala sa lahat.

Ok thanks, will try to subscribe at Amazon din pag may time... ;D


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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #12 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 11:12 AM »
i was also thinking of buying from galleon.ph i've been seeing their ads in sulit.
lagi kasi gamit ko Amazon then johnny air. We do have a special rate from johnny air pag maliit lang pa-ship mo its only 500. Kasi usually they charge you a minimum of 2lbs kahit maliit lang ang order mo.  you can contact YAB pdvd handle she's from johnny air.
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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #13 on: Mar 03, 2015 at 08:05 PM »
Already tried Galleon quite a few times and was satisfied with the service and rates. They will tell you if the item that you fancy from abroad will not be allowed to be imported.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #14 on: Mar 03, 2015 at 09:24 PM »
I've ordered several times from Amazon listed items. Kanya kanyang shipping method if the items are just brokered by Amazon. Sa QC post office din ang bagsak.

EMS never again. I always check if a vendor will use the EMS network. They go by different names so research.

I have pleasant experience with the QC Postal Office. Very little queue if I time it right. Taxes are properly computed so it is very predictable. Wala naman frustration if you pay proper taxes. Just save up for it if needed.

Yung galleon nabwisit ako diyan. They used yo flood sulit.com. So akala ko lagi may item na gusto ko sa Pinas. Yun pala oorderin pa lang. So lahat ng gusto ko puro galleon. I see no advantage in using them.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #15 on: Mar 03, 2015 at 11:44 PM »
Tried from galleon before. Ayoko na umulit. OK lang sila if they have stocks pag wala ang tagal. It took them 3 weeks of constant follow up palagi sinasabi na on the way na yung item. Nanganak nalang misis ko wala pa ang breast pump. Only to tell me wala ng stock. Ended up buying in amazon and used lbc to send it for $25 it was with me after 5 days. No customs involved
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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #16 on: Jun 21, 2015 at 05:28 PM »
same experience with viper. ok naman galleon.ph naka ilan na rin ako. nagkaissue din ako sa kanila pero matino naman sila kausap.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #17 on: Jun 21, 2015 at 05:33 PM »
Galleon has crapty prices. You're better off using freight forwarders / virtual US address services like JAC.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #18 on: Jun 21, 2015 at 06:20 PM »
why crappy? can you give an example? just wondering

I've always compared their prices on amazon as well as shipping charges and it makes sense to me. if it's CD/DVD/BlueRay it's much cheaper bec they usually charge P110 for the international shipping. For JAC and other forwarders it would be a minimum of 2lbs which is about $11 or P500

Is my computation accurate? Do correct me if i'm wrong

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #19 on: Jun 21, 2015 at 08:34 PM »
Galleon has crapty prices. You're better off using freight forwarders / virtual US address services like JAC.
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their price is way too much compared to amazon.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #20 on: Jun 21, 2015 at 08:48 PM »
yup, sobrang mahal prices sa galleon.

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #21 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM »
why crappy? can you give an example? just wondering

I've always compared their prices on amazon as well as shipping charges and it makes sense to me. if it's CD/DVD/BlueRay it's much cheaper bec they usually charge P110 for the international shipping. For JAC and other forwarders it would be a minimum of 2lbs which is about $11 or P500

Is my computation accurate? Do correct me if i'm wrong

Here's your example:

SONY PS4 controller

http://www.galleon.ph/search?keyword=Ps4
galleon.ph price:
P3785. Wala pang shipping cost. pag may shipping, mahigit P4k++

http://gameonegadget.com/console-system/playstation-4/ps4-accessories.html?___store=default&p=2
Local store price:
P2395. May discount pa pag cash ang bayad.




« Last Edit: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM by xgh0st12x »
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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #22 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 12:23 PM »
why crappy? can you give an example? just wondering

I've always compared their prices on amazon as well as shipping charges and it makes sense to me. if it's CD/DVD/BlueRay it's much cheaper bec they usually charge P110 for the international shipping. For JAC and other forwarders it would be a minimum of 2lbs which is about $11 or P500

Is my computation accurate? Do correct me if i'm wrong
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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #23 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 01:33 PM »
Ako, I'll stay away from Galleon.ph, if their sales and marketing strategy is to spam forums with pretend members.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 08:59 PM »
@xgh0st12x Yes agree higher price. I would just buy this locally too. I argued the prices before like you guys din but as they explained, they are into "Buy Products not in the Philippines" mga hard to find items.

Yung mga meron na dito wag nyo na bilihin sa kanila. Mahal lang. Although meron kasi times nagkakamali sila sa dimension kaya nagging absurdly mahal yung item and shipping cost. Minsan bumababa rin price and hindi auto updated sa end nila. medyo pinagaralan ko kasi since may edit price feature sila. nagccompare ako sa amazon since doon sila kumukuha

@pekspert defensive ba ang labas haha. sorry na oh

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« Reply #25 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 09:41 PM »
^
You asked for an example - I provided one.

Pero for argument's sake here's another one. this time, for an item that i havent seen in any local physical retail stores.

Item: Star Wars Complete Saga BD.

BestBuy price: $90 (at x P45.00 for conversion = P4050.00)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/star-wars-the-complete-saga-9-discs-blu-ray-blu-ray-disc-gift-set/2550164.p?id=2208592

galleon.ph price: ₱7,053.00 shipping fee NOT included
http://www.galleon.ph/search?keyword=star+wars+the+complete+saga

That's approximately 74% more expensive vs a US retail shop.

Ako, I'll stay away from Galleon.ph, if their sales and marketing strategy is to spam forums with pretend members.  :)

This. As a marketing major, I have to agree that this tactic is frowned upon.
Mas mabuti pa sana kung transparent ka about what you are trying to endorse. Similar to what jhelenz did for the HMR Araneta thread; as well as what other online / brick and mortar shop owners and representatives who are forum members are doing here.
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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #26 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:04 PM »
AFAIK, you are not allowed to sell here at Pdvd without the items at hand.

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« Reply #27 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM »
@xgh0st12x Yes agree higher price. I would just buy this locally too. I argued the prices before like you guys din but as they explained, they are into "Buy Products not in the Philippines" mga hard to find items.

Yung mga meron na dito wag nyo na bilihin sa kanila. Mahal lang. Although meron kasi times nagkakamali sila sa dimension kaya nagging absurdly mahal yung item and shipping cost. Minsan bumababa rin price and hindi auto updated sa end nila. medyo pinagaralan ko kasi since may edit price feature sila. nagccompare ako sa amazon since doon sila kumukuha

@pekspert defensive ba ang labas haha. sorry na oh

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bakit puro tungkol sa galleon.ph ang mga post mo boss?

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #28 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:22 PM »
bakit puro tungkol sa galleon.ph ang mga post mo boss?

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Re: Galleon.ph
« Reply #29 on: Jun 22, 2015 at 11:25 PM »
todo defend sa Galleon.ph eh hahaha. Mods...
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