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Offline larme113

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2013, 01:53:48 AM »
Where is the best place to buy art supplies? I will be in Busan, but will make frequent trips to Seoul as well.

I am talking artist quality paint and raw pigment, canvas rolls, and stacks of paper. I was just going to order off dick blick but ideas?
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 10:18:23 PM by larme113 »

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2013, 09:45:12 AM »
For heaven's sake, can a black man get some FRESH THYME in this country?  :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2013, 11:23:07 PM »
I thought you would be fresh all the time.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #103 on: June 19, 2013, 07:08:52 PM »
MAKE A FRIEND IN THE ARMY! I know it can be hard to be friends with a soldier (for a million reasons) but they have easy access to a great resources, the Army post commissary, class 6 store, and post exchange.

I'm in the Army Reserves so I shop at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan if I'm really jonesin for something like Jones Soda. They have all the American products and brands at government subsidized prices. It's a sweet setup, I try to help out my other English teacher friends. Whether it be with cheese-its or Victoria secret lotion or whatever they happen to longing for from home I try to find it for them. It is super cheap in American dollars but everyone gets paid in won so there is always a trip to the bank involved and a loss of some precious precious won. So there are pros and cons, pros: cheap American consumer products, Booze, food, it's really nice to be surrounded by native English speakers and see English everywhere.  Cons: I can't take my friends inside the actually facility, I live in Seongbuk-gu (right off the Gireum stop on line 4) and Yongsan is like a 40 min trek so that's a lot of carrying things.  I think the worst thing is that they only take American dollars so if my friend is dying for some Saint Ives Apricot scrub, she has to go convert won into dollars first.

But all in all If I cant find it in korea then I head to Base so I never really go with out.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2013, 10:00:58 PM »
Stop wasting your money

All Gmarket global sellers, and local foreign stores gouge on their prices. Then there are those that gouge on the gouging, like ezshopkorea who just jacks up his prices to a stupid level (if only I could find his source for A&W root beer), even on Korea products which makes no sense.. I don't know who it is that he's selling overpriced noodles to that they could walk to e-mart and get for like 60% of the price.

There are tons of Korean shipping sites whose sole business is to ship products from the US to Korea. Their shipping is very cheap and reasonable, and you can buy basically whatever you want online in the states and get it shipped here cheaply.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2013, 04:15:19 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.

Most stores that specialize in organic products,

such as Choroc Maeul (초록마을), Hansalim (한살림), or Orga,

have hyper allergenic and france-free products.

I sometimes purchase organic and/or fragrance-free products at

Choroc Maeul and Hansalim,

which have their own line of skin/bath products.

You might want to look for a chain in your neighborhood

or visit their on-line shop.

And, of course, such products are found in the grocery sections (B1)

of department stores, such as Lotte, Shinsegae, or Hyundai.
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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #106 on: August 11, 2013, 02:12:56 AM »
Does foreign food mart in Itaewon stock KD as well as Mi Goreng instant noodles?

Bad for the body, but they remind me of home so much!

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #107 on: August 23, 2013, 10:10:18 AM »
The Uijeongbu Marketplace has a lot of foreign snacks and food.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #108 on: August 23, 2013, 12:27:25 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.

Most stores that specialize in organic products,

such as Choroc Maeul (초록마을), Hansalim (한살림), or Orga,

have hyper allergenic and france-free products.

I sometimes purchase organic and/or fragrance-free products at

Choroc Maeul and Hansalim,

which have their own line of skin/bath products.

You might want to look for a chain in your neighborhood

or visit their on-line shop.

And, of course, such products are found in the grocery sections (B1)

of department stores, such as Lotte, Shinsegae, or Hyundai.


I definitely try to buy "France-free products" as well. 

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2013, 08:51:54 PM »
This is great! Where I live e-mart stocks some things and then there are things that it WILL NOT stock. It's annoying. I crave certain foods. Recently I wanted to cook tandoori chicken for which you require paprika. So I can go to the Indian and Phillipino supply shop in Itaewon. Thanks!

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2013, 03:40:18 PM »
My friend told me about a couple foreign food marts in Itaewon a few months ago. I've visited them as recently as two weeks ago. They carry a mix of food - Asian, western, Indian, etc. I believe they've already been listed here but I've attached a handy map for reference (I am a visual learner 8)). Hope this helps some of you!

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2013, 04:31:01 PM »
Where is the best place to buy art supplies? I will be in Busan, but will make frequent trips to Seoul as well.

I am talking artist quality paint and raw pigment, canvas rolls, and stacks of paper. I was just going to order off dick blick but ideas?


I would like to know this as well. Thanks for any leads.

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #112 on: October 01, 2013, 12:07:46 PM »
I heard of a world market in Bupyeong, Incheon. It's quite new. Has anyone been there?

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #113 on: October 06, 2013, 11:17:46 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find Kinder Buenos?

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #114 on: October 23, 2013, 12:30:28 PM »
Credit to bmsteacher and teacher_del.

ONLINE

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://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.


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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2013, 01:07:48 PM »
Also, this could be a great site. It's called HighStreetMarket and it looks to be cheaper than EZShop http://highstreet.co.kr/


Edit: I don't actually know if it's cheaper or if it's sold is less bulk packs
« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 01:34:42 PM by Space »

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #116 on: October 24, 2013, 09:52:37 AM »
In terms of clothes, asos.com is a great site for shopping - they have free shipping to most places internationally, including Korea, and their customer service is excellent!

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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #117 on: April 22, 2014, 12:05:56 PM »
Any suggestions on where/how to buy box hair dye from the US? I used to always dye my hair at home, but all of the dye is is made (obviously) for Korean hair, so it doesn't work so well for me. Thanks~
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Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
« Reply #118 on: August 28, 2015, 09:22:35 PM »
Definitely Itaewon. As well, Costco.

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« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2016, 12:28:16 PM »
I've found some hard to find  items like cranberry sauce and oatmeal ironically enough at the "traditional markets" near Osan base and guessing there are more markets like this by Humphreys as well as other US military bases. However, are these the "black markets" that the bases warn against and why service members need "ration cards" ?