Month: May 2008

Aboitiz 2Go Updated Shipping Rates

Effective 1 June 2008, new shipping rates of Aboitiz 2Go:

Within Metro Manila:

Medium pouch: PhP80.00

Large pouch: PhP105.00

Extra Large: PhP140.00

Outside Metro Manila:

Medium: PhP100.00

Large: PhP115.00

Extra Large: PhP150.00

Updated 3 June 2008, some minor corrections.

For 2Go Express – Rates official site link, click here.

New Titles Posted, May 2008

Hi all,

New titles posted for auction, including a hard-to-find hardbound graphic novel of Dave McKean- Cages. This book now out-of-print and very hard-to-find (and expensive).

Cages by Dave McKean

By mid-June typing on your browser will direct you to the shopping site.  For now here’s the list of auction items posted, ending Friday, 30 May 2008:

RARE! Cages by Dave McKean (Hardbound Complete!)
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (Borders Classics)
The Mammoth Book of Sex Diaries: Sex Blogs
Fantastic Tales by I.U. Tarchetti (Hardbound)
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy (HUGE!! Hardbound)
The Best American Poetry 1994 (A.R. Ammons)
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual
Omni: Best Science Fiction Two (Edited by Ellen Datlow)
Conspiracy Files: Paranoia Secrecy Intrigue (HB)
Wanderlust by Troy M. Litten (Photography)
The Illustrated Guide to Witchcraft (HB)
Voodoo: Secret Power in Africa (Hardbound, Taschen)
i  six nonlectures by E.E. Cummings
Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power & Protection by Sheila Paine
Postcards from the Basque Country (HB)
The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words (HB)
The Harper Hall Trilogy by Anne McCaffrey (Pocketbook 1-3)
Iron Chef: The Official Book (2004)
Lot of 4 The X-Files book
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection
Buried Fire by Jonathan Stroud
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand
The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997
Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide (HB/ Gordon, Bantock)
The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman (Pocketbook)
The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Original Audio CD, Sealed)
100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics
Book Finds: How to Find, Buy & Sell Used & Rare Books
The Boss’s Survival Guide
The Book of Answers (New York Public Library)
All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks
Junk English 2 by Ken Smith
How to Think Like Einstein by Scott Thorpe (Hardbound)
DNA For Beginners (Comic Book Form)
The Story of Rock: Smash Hits and Superstars
Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides by Adam Nicolson
The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux
Down Under by Bill Bryson
A Traveller’s History of Oxford by Richard Tames
Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Fresh & Marine Aquarium Fishes
The Incredible Potato Cookbook (150 recipes…)
Sweet and Savory Sauces (Hardbound)

Shopping Site Updates:

Still doing some minor configuration settings but orders are already being processed without any issues.  More announcements will be made on features such as the Tell-A-Friend Reward Points and Gift Registry.  Check out the blog for the freshest updates (

The direct link to the shopping site is:

Discount Coupons!  Enter the codes upon checkout.  Valid until 01 June 2008.  Payment must be made within a reasonable timeline or discounts will be voided.

Enter ’10off’ – Get a 10% discount on purchases above P1,000.00. This applies on Fiction and Non-Fiction books.
Enter ‘RRLARGE’ – Get a 15% discount on Moleskine Large Ruled Reporter Notebooks!

Here are new titles posted on the shopping site:

I Shudder At Your Touch: 22 Tales of Sex & Horror (HB)
How to Cook by Raymond Sokolov (Revised Edition)
The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure & Pleasure
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (HB 1st/1st)
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing.. (HB)
Legends: New Short Novels (King, Pratchett, Martin/ HB)
Assassin!: The Deadly Art of the Cult of Assassins
Do Elephants Jump? Imponderables by David Feldman (HB)
When Do Fish Sleep? by David Feldman (Imponderables Book)
Blink: Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Gladwell (HB)
Innocent Erendira and other stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Encyclopedia of Hell by Miriam Van Scott
The Rincewind Trilogy by Terry Pratchett (Omnibus HB 5 9 18)
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 24)
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 26)
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 27)
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (HB, Discworld 28)
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (Hardbound)
The Amazing Maurice & his Educated Rodents by Pratchett (HB)
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett (Hardbound, UK)
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
Brilliant Food Tips and Cooking Tricks

Happy shopping!

Jasper Online Shopping Site v7.0

Welcome to the new look of!

The website is now integrated with a full-featured shopping cart.  The new ‘version’ will offer a unique online shopping experience while rewarding customer loyalty through Avalon Gems (Reward Points) and other special bonuses.

What’s new with

Product Bundle Offerings.  Interested to get product A?  The item might offer another product/s for 10%-20% discount or more!

Relevant Cross-Selling.  If you like product A, we also recommend product B, C, and D. We will only recommend items that are truly relevant or purchased by other customers in the past.

Discount Coupons.  Occasionally, will offer coupons such as free shipping, discounts on price, discounts on quantity and more!

Product Reviews.  You may submit or read product reviews by users of  Check out the recommendations before purchasing.

Create a Gift Registry.  Take advantage of’s newest feature allowing your friends or family to view what items you want for any occasion (or non-occasion).  You may even publicly display your gift registry through a link.

Purchase a Gift Certificate. Can’t decide what to give someone?  Buy a Gift Certificate for a friend or family member!

Affiliate Commissions.  Be an affiliate of and earn commissions from referrals (commissions as in cash, not reward points).  As long as you can insert a javascript on your webpage/blog sidebar, you can qualify to have a window of items displayed on your site.  To see an example please view the right sidebar of this blog.

Avalon Gems (Reward Points). Earn points while making purchases or referring other customers (that successfully made a purchase), then redeem points for discounts.  Currently, 100 Reward Points is equal to Php10.00.

Referral Points (Through Tell-A-Friend).  You do not have to be an affiliate of to earn referral points.  Just click on the Tell-A-Friend link (make sure you are logged-in), and once the customer made a successful purchase on his visit (on THAT particular visit), you will earn points!

Gift wrapping options.  Let us package your item/s before shipping!

Be an Supplier. is now capable of arranging a drop-ship/supplier arrangement with merchants.  This is still in development but you can now open your own ‘brand shop’ within  Excellent extension of your website or store!  Take advantage of the impressions and purchasing power of users who browse on  Remember that many users come to to buy!  For inquiries please e-mail me: support _at_ avalon dot ph (anti-spam).

Digital or Downloadable products.  Now, the website can sell electronically (legal) products securely.  If you are a supplier, you can market your original music, images or other applications.

AJAX enhanced shopping features. Information is presented to you without the ‘click & wait’ that is normally part of every Web page.  Just hover your mouse over the item and view product information without even having to visit the product details page.

Due to a difference in the product database, users are encouraged to re-register ONLY on the shopping website.  If you prefer that I just import your details send auction site username and request to: support _at_ avalon dot ph (anti-spam).   A new password will be e-mailed to you… however…

NEW user registrations (not through import) on the shopping site before 15 May 2008 will earn 100 bonus reward points.  This will be applied within 12-24 hours after you registration.

More details to follow!