Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > ONCE YOU'RE THERE > Shopping

Shopping Looking to buy something specific? Want to recommend a favourite shop or market?

Like Tree29Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-04-2013, 12:18
*****
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 2,139
Default Old Syp

The old Syp /Eroski supermarket on the main road from Pollenca to the Port has been opened as a Chinese warehouse. Usual items plus extras inc. holiday items. Easy to negotiate the isles. Worth a browse on a wet Saturday.
Sparky, Lorenzo and fil6699 like this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-04-2013, 12:53
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollenša
Posts: 17,531
Default

Interesting Lollipop, do they sell food stuff as well?, that would make Mr Sparky a very happy man because he loves to cook Chinese .
lollipop likes this.
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-04-2013, 13:47
fil6699's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: PP and Yorkshire
Posts: 805
Default

Just had a look round sorry no food stuff but lots of other things nice to see the building being used . Well worth a look.
Sparky and lollipop like this.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-04-2013, 14:02
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollenša
Posts: 17,531
Default

Thanks Fil .
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-04-2013, 14:23
*****
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 2,139
Default

Fil you beat me to the answer. Yes I thought it was good to see it being used and easier to see things than in the smaller ones where everything is squashed in.
Sparky likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-04-2013, 14:45
fil6699's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: PP and Yorkshire
Posts: 805
Default

I agree Lollipop and so many handy things I am a bit of a fan
Sparky and lollipop like this.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-04-2013, 17:19
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 152
Default

Good the building's being used but won't be visiting, you get what you pay for
Nick likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-04-2013, 10:39
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: glasgow
Posts: 1,173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rioja View Post
Good the building's being used but won't be visiting, you get what you pay for
Could be true! But, one thing guaranteed with the Chinese supermarkets "what you need , you'll get".
lollipop likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-04-2013, 11:03
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 855
Default

I am guessing they got a good deal on the tax or whatever with being Chinese, it must hurt for locals that run businesses when other countries residents get favourable tax breaks.

It's good that it is in use though as it was sad to see it empty for so many years.

Might go for a wander around in May.

I have fond memories of the Old Syp from our very first Pollensa holiday

Last edited by Mark; 08-04-2013 at 21:11.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-04-2013, 11:57
fil6699's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: PP and Yorkshire
Posts: 805
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rioja View Post
Good the building's being used but won't be visiting, you get what you pay for
That may be the case but for those who live here or spend a great deal of time here they usually always have what you need and many times no other place in the port has it. They are always helpful work hard and offer great value and variety.
pollensa, debz1, Sparky and 3 others like this.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-04-2013, 13:25
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 152
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fil6699 View Post
That may be the case but for those who live here or spend a great deal of time here they usually always have what you need and many times no other place in the port has it. They are always helpful work hard and offer great value and variety.
i do live here, as I said, you get what you pay for and of coursr the Chines will sell you anything
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-04-2013, 13:38
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollenša
Posts: 17,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark View Post
I am guessing they got a good deal on the tax or whatever with being Chinese, it must hurt for locals that run businesses when other countries residents get favourable tax breaks.
This came up a while ago and it seems that they don't get any different treatment than the European business people from the Spanish government, this was the reply Andrew posted about this :-

Quote:
The thing about Chinese businesses not paying taxes has been doing the rounds for years. As far as I am aware, it is an urban myth. The Hacienda has frequently gone on record in denying that there is such an arrangement. What does exist is a similar arrangement for European citizens, namely a double taxation system, one that was introduced between China and Spain in the early 1990s. The Chinese government offers, or has offered in the past, special incentives to its citizens to establish businesses overseas. Make of that what you will.
.
pollensa and rioja like this.
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-04-2013, 07:48
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 376
Default

I know nothing about the tax situation of the Chinese business community but I would defend some of their products and give an example. My hobby is radio and a month or two back wanted to source a part in the UK and couldn't. I found a "what I thought" similar part in China and sent for it, at a cost of 30% the UK part price, with free P & P. The part was sent from China by UPS I think and arrived a week later. Upon inspection it seemed the same part as the origonal and it worked just the same. Upon looking, I found that the part is indeed the self and same as the original but instead of going through layers of middle men, all loading their profit, I had stumbled across the manufacturer and bought at factory price.
Sparky, lollipop and eleanor like this.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-04-2013, 09:15
*****
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 2,139
Default

An awful lot of products are made in China which ever store you buy them from, these shops do give you a better price, and I agree with Sparky they work hard.
debz1, Sparky and eleanor like this.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-04-2013, 09:39
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollenša
Posts: 17,531
Default

Yes and cheap doesn't always mean poor quality .
debz1, lollipop, eleanor and 1 others like this.
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011