UPDATE: Why The Galleon is expensive
Ever wished us folks from the Philippines could order stuff from ThinkGeek? Unfortunately their amazing geeky furniture, toys, appliances, knick knacks and doodads can’t make it into our local shores due to the site’s shipping / transaction restrictions.
Well guess what? We now have a local store for discerning geeks (like you and me!) that sell off-center merchandise which we otherwise would not be able to bring in. Like these anti-gravity boots for PHP 10,xxx.
The Galleon is founded by Christian Blanquera and the store’s concept is social by nature as it allows the customers to choose what items to bring in. In an interview with The Bobbery, a web magazine that highlights excellence in the Philippine tech scene, Christian says that:
We think this project is pretty unique in that we are selling products not originally available here. The products we sell are ever growing because it’s the social community that really builds the store, based on what they truly want. We are trying to make this into a social experience and experiment.
At the moment, payment method is limited to credit card purchases and processed using PayPal. The site is on public alpha.
What are you waiting for? Check their current collection of goods out now. Also, this beer bottle leg holster is amazing: