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WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« on: September 01, 2011, 04:15:51 PM »
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Gmarket

Search to buy pretty much anything (clothes, food, etc.). Owned by eBay, but it's immediate shopping (auctioning/bidding didn't work out here).

Supplements, more geared towards workout supplements


www.healthkoreaus.com
www.speedns.co.kr
www.mass119.com
www.madmass.net
http://anabolic-korea.co.kr/

Note: I believe healthkoreaus.com is the only site that allows orders from foreigners, but try asking the other sites if you can (otherwise, you'll need a Korean to order for you as some sites require a Korean ID number). All these sites are in Korean, but e-mail correspondence can be in English as they're based in the US (don't expect perfect English, however). Shipping is 10,000 KRW regardless of weight (although the new law is that you're limited to ordering six products at a time) for all sites.

http://www.thearrivalstore.com/
Cell phones (without ARC), household, food, etc.

www.EZshopKorea.com

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

http://highstreet.co.kr/


Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

http://nicemarket.net/

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.fatbag.co.kr

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.iherb.com

Supplements, natural/organic household items, etc.


http://asiamart.cafe24.com/
Asian Online Mart A good site for Indian and Southeast Asian ingredients.

http://www.teahouse.co.kr/src/main/indexpage.php
Tea House This site has all kinds of tea and tea paraphernalia.

 http://www.ahmadtea.co.kr/
Ahmad Tea This site has all kinds of Ahmad tea and tea paraphernalia. 

http://alicekitchen.co.kr/
Alice Kitchen & Tea This site has great tea, coffee, baking supplies, etc. 

http://www.ehomebaking.co.kr/html/mainn.html
E-home Baking This site has everything one needs for baking in Korea.

http://www.cheeseparty.co.kr/
Cheese Party This fantastic site has a lot of great cheeses and they deliver to anywhere.  Check out the 1.5 million Won wheel of cheese!

www.gmarket.com
Just search your food, deodorant, etc.

Clothes

asos.com

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Chinese markets:
1) Incheon -- Chinese market.
Directions: Take Line 1 to Incheon Station.  The Chinatown gate is right there. 

2) Seoul (near Hongdae) -- Daehwa Mart (대화 마트). An English sign will say "Oriental Food."
Hours: 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Phone: 02-337-1666
Directions:
Hongdae Station (line 2),* exit 2, walking:  Walk straight past the Hyundai gas station.  Turn left at the LG store.  Walk straight, then take the first right onto a fairly large street called Donggyo-ro (동교로) which cuts through a large construction site.  Follow this street until you reach a fork.  Take the right fork (past the red-and-white awning).  You will pass a green sign that says Namu on the left. Daehwa Mart will be a bit further ahead on the left. 

Hongdae Station (line 2),* exit 2, bus: take green bus #05 towards Shinchon (away from Hongdae).  Get off at the last stop, Budongsan Sageori (부동산 사거리). Look for a sign saying "대화 마트" or "Oriental Food".

* Hongdae Station = Hongik University Station, to the best of my knowledge.


Russian/Central Asian Food
Seoul (near Dongdaemun) -- Russian/Central Asian Market
Directions:
Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (f.k.a. Dongdaemun Stadium), lines 2, 4, and 5, exit 12.
Go straight out Exit 12.  Turn left on 을지로44길 (the first left).  Go about a block and a half, past the big silver building.  Look for a blue sign that says "Coffee & Drink, Hof & Beer" on your right (first floor).  The store is on the second floor. 


Nepalese:
Seoul (near Dongdaemun) -- Deurali Nepal (right), Namaste in Seoul (left) , Pashupati Mart (left).
Hours: 10AM - 6PM (Pashupati Mart)
Phone:  02-3676-6649, 010-5577-6649 (Pashupati Mart)

Directions:

Dongdaemun Station (lines 1 and 4), exit 3: Go straight past Woori Bank.  Turn left at the pharmacy.  Turn right (you'll see Everest Restaurant -- AMAZING food), then walk down the alley to your left.  You'll find Deurali first, then Namaste in Seoul and Pashupati Mart. 
(Sorry the walking directions on this one are pretty fuzzy.  If anyone goes there, can they give clearer ones?)


Japanese:
Seoul (Ichon) -- Mono Mart.
Phone: 02-2203-3352
Site: monolink.co.kr
Directions: "near exit 3 of Ichon Station."  (That's really all it says!)  It's a transfer station between lines 4 and 1.


Japanese & Western foods:

Seoul (Namdaemun) -- giant unnamed market in a big orange building (building D basement)
Hours: 9AM - 7PM

Directions:

Hoehyeon Station (line 4), exit 7: 
Walk straight one block.  When you are standing between Mesa Shopping Mall on your left and Shinsegae on your right, Topland will be ahead of you and slightly to the left.  (Look for a cartoon raccoon.) 
To get to the main imported food market, walk past Topland and up a slight hill, through some outdoor stalls.  After 2-3 blocks, there will be a tourist information booth on your right and a Face Shop on your left.  Turn left and look for a big orange building on the right -- that's Building D.  The market fills the basement and the underground corridor between buildings D and E.


Miscellaneous (Indian, Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Filipino, Western)


1) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Foreign Food Mart
Hours: 10AM - 1AM
Directions:
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts.  Go up the hill.  The Foreign Food Mart is on the left (next door to the FORMER location of What the Book.  WTB is now on the second floor of a big building on Itaewon's main street in the opposite direction).

2) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Maharaba Market
Hours: 10AM - 12 AM
Directions: 
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts.  Go up the hill, PAST the Foreign Food Mart.  Turn left at the next street and you'll see a sign for Maharaba Market. 

The following opening times are listed in between Maharaba Market and Call Market, but I'm not sure what they apply to.  If you figure it out, post in this thread, please!
Hours: "Wed-Sun 11AM - midnight; Tue 2:30PM - midnight."
Phone: 02-793-9790

3) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Call Market (Nigerian and Filipino)
Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Directions:
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts. Across from Club Zion, turn right again.  Walk about a block.  Call Market is on the left. 


North American/Western/European

1) Seoul (nearish but not in Itaewon) -- Dandy's (full deli and random hard-to-find items)
Directions:
Hangangjin Station (line 6), exit 2:
Go straight and cross the footbridge to the other side of the intersection.  Look for the Volvo building and a giant bowling pin.  Dandy's is cruelly hidden in the basement of the Volvo building.

2) Seoul -- Haddon House
Directions: 
From Beotigogae (line 6), Hangangjin (line 6), or Hannam (line 1):  take a taxi.  That's all the magazine has to say.  Haddon House (a full grocery store which also carries some organic products) is located at the entrance of Hannam Heights Apartments.  Apparently most drivers will know where to find the Hannam Heights complex.


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Not Seoul:

BUSAN:
Choryang Market.  Chinese and Russian foods.  Exit 3, Busan Station. 

[b]GWANGJU: [/b]
The Underground Grocers.  "[C]arries a wide array of items and also delivers."  Next to Samsung Mobile, across the street from Zara and ABC Mart.  Open Wed-Sun. 
Website: ugfoods.co.kr, or look for them on Facebook.

DAEGU:

Bongdeok Market.  Imported stuff from the USA.  From Yeungnam University Hospital Station, exit 3, walk towards the big intersection and cross the street.  Walk further east, cross another big street, and walk another 3-5 minutes until you see street vendors.  The market is on the left, with a yellow awning.  The imported food vendor is the third store on the right once you're in the market. 

DAEJEON [/b]

World Food Mart (South Asian food and cilantro):

-Daejeon Station

http://search.naver.com/search.naver?where=nexearch&query=%EB%8C%80%EC%A0%84%EC%97%AD&x=0&y=0&sm=top_hty&fbm=1&ie=utf8

-If you;re looking at the the map from the left side, you'll see the roads are shaped like a "T." It's on the vertical part of the "T," left side, again if you're looking at the map from the left side.

Vietnamese Mart

-Make your way towards the World Food Mart (above), but pass it and make a right at the first or second alley--it'll be on your right (it's only a couple of stores down the alley).

International Mart (mainly South-east Asian food)

-Daejeon station, exit 3

-walk straight and it'll be on your right (small store that's right by the traffic lights).
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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 10:09:05 AM »
If you by chance live in Jeonju, there is a small mart called "Feel House" right across from Emart that sells a LOT of foreign foods and goods, including sour cream.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 12:12:50 PM »
Ansan station has a bunch of markets for Southeast Asian and Chinese food.  =)

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 07:22:39 PM »
Any places in Gyeongbuk?

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 08:15:37 PM »
Is there nowhere to buy foreign products in Daejeon? That's highly surprising.

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 11:11:47 AM »
Thanks for all the online sites. Does anyone know of a foreign food store in Gimcheon or Gumi?

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 01:21:53 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy custard powder?

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 05:07:22 PM »
Anybody know where I can find Greek Ouzo (shop, not a restaurant)?

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 08:27:07 AM »
In Seoul, Namdemun market has a lot of foreign products. I found vendors in the basement markets selling foreign toothpaste (with flouride) and foreign shampoo and other toiletry items. You might be paying a little more than you would at home it's cheaper than having them shipped here.

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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 06:10:56 PM »
I'm having a hard time finding clothes in Busan, namely shoes and pants, having very long legs and big feet.

I've found shoes.com sells and ships to Korea for about US$50 extra in shipping and customs. If I can find quality clothes locally, I'd rather try that first. Anyone have experience in this area?

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 12:51:32 PM »
I'm looking for western foods in Suncheon - so far Homeplus has been my best bet, unless anyone knows of somewhere better?

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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 05:59:14 PM »
My favorite site to buy books in English is http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

Free International Shipping and prices are a lot cheaper than http://www.whatthebook.com/index.html

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 05:30:10 PM »
You can get a lot of foreign brands of clothes, in foreign sizes here:
http://www.njoyny.com/index_fo_nynjoy.jsp?sid=n&navi_id=addres

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 08:27:28 AM »
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 11:44:08 AM »
If you live in Daegu there is a new Homeplus up at Daegu Stadium in 'Color Square' which is nice for those of us on that side of town. It looks even more like Tesco than the other Homeplus I've been in. It's also a pretty cool little area to visit with coffee shops aplenty and a CGV cinema.

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 09:02:08 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.

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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 07:44:47 AM »
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.

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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2011, 08:14:17 AM »
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that. 

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2011, 08:33:25 AM »
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

You can sometimes find sellers on Gmarket who make a business out of importing from places like that. There is a guy on Gmarket who sells a ton of stuff off amazon.com, his store name is a Konglish version of "Myamazon" 마이아마존" or something like that. You might find an iherb reseller on gmarket or one of the other sites.

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2011, 12:12:56 PM »
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

The threshold is 150,000 KRW (including freight). If it's over that, you will pay customs fees.
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