Three weeks after the Philippine’s Bureau of Customs (BOC) raided the popular online shop, Kimstore is officially back in business.
For now, there is no certainty regarding the real story behind the “smuggling issue” but apparently Kimstore resumes its operations. That brings joy to the loyal buyers of the store called “Kimmunity”.
Every since the nightmare news about Kimstore, customers and witnesses of the company’s success defended the legibility of Kimstore. Many netizens in the Philippines were disappointed of the news since Kimstore is sells high-end gadgets for a relatively lower price compared to its competitors.
Kimstore responded to the warm appreciation from their buyers last night.
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The love we feel is real! Thank you so much, #Kimmunity.
Never thought we’d mean this much to you – but based on the comments we’ve been reading at our recent posts, the love is there! We’re reading every single one of them, and thank you, really.
We love you guys more! Stay tuned for more awesomeness!
There are many conspiracy theories behind Kimstore’s ordeal with the BOC. One is that another online shop maliciously reported Kimstore over smuggle charges and the timing of the report was on the same time when owner is not on the shop (or on vacation) and the system is doing an update.
The fact that mainstream media news uses the name “Francis” instead of “Kim Frances Yao Lato” sparked so much speculation. It is very much possible that what was raided is not the popular Kimstore but a poor imitation of the company since Kimstore is not located in Tondo, Manila as reported.
Brand sabotage is a very plausible angle to explain what happened since Kimstore’s name is primarily something the company is taking care of.
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 3, 2015
For now, there is no official statement yet coming from Kimstore’s owner. However, one thing is sure — Kimstore is back in business.