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Maybe I expected chain to cost less, but the online searches I've done so far made my eyeballs pop out.  That is, the prices.

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Something tells me shipping chain isn’t cheap. 
We only stock:

 1/4 hitest galvanized  @$3.60 a foot 

and

 1/4 proof coil galvanized for  $2.90

 

I have zero knowledge about anybody else’s prices except I looked up West Marine’s prices whoever I marked mine. Mine was the same or lower that day 

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Been quite a few years but we found that Defender did not have free shipping of chain, something to do with truck delivery, while West had free shipping to the local store. We pulled in behind the store to load into truck. It actually was quite a good deal, unusual for WM.

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16 hours ago, Jules said:

Maybe I expected chain to cost less, but the online searches I've done so far made my eyeballs pop out.  That is, the prices.

a boat is too expensive for cheap anchor chain,  might want to ask the same question over in the cruiser forum

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10 hours ago, George Hackett said:

Binondo, China Town, Manila

Yes! Load it into a passing tricycle. Have the doorman at your Malate hotel carry it up to the room.

The problem is there is a world of difference between real chain and generic chain. Even from good suppliers in the USA.

There are good galvanizing shops in Cavite if that is all one needs. 
 

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Here in Oz ‘Bullivants’ did a good deal. 
i got sick of checking retail sailing related suppliers and went as close to the source as possible.. Check out lifting gear and rigging(lifting,securing) and slinging supply companies.(Beaver etc in states i think).:-) 

Good luck. 

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buy it used with anchors attached from the local divers

there are a couple of spots with big cables that collect anchors

ask at dive shops

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On 7/24/2021 at 12:32 AM, George Hackett said:

Binondo, China Town, Manila

That info is gonna come in handy

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