Girl on A Thrift Hunt

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Girl on A Thrift Hunt

Gmarket Shopping Haul #1

Oh yes, I’m definitely putting numbers on my Gmarket Haul posts. Coz I’m so pleased that I’m sure I’ll be shopping in this site again and again. I think its safe to say I’ll be getting addicted to shopping on Gmarket. It may require a bit of patience and getting used to but its all worth it. There are lots of goodies in there just waiting for shopoholics  and bargain shoppers like me heh. And I’m pretty much excited I discovered this shop right in time for Christmas shopping! My there are loads of cutie stuff I could grab for kids and my friends, and of course hubby and myself. When I mean ‘loads’ I really mean ‘loads’ of stuff, in fact if you look for triton wedding bands there, I’m sure you can find some. That’s how extensive their product selection is.

What got me bubbling with delight is that I got my first Gmarket haul today!!! Actually, the whole package arrived here in Cambodia last week, just a day after it was shipped from Korea. But alas, it was time for the Pchum Ben holidays so my Gmarket package was stuck in EMS. But yesterday, I got a call to pick up the box and I went today! I wasn’t charged any customs/duties fee, I was charged a storage fee though but it was only $2+.

Be forewarned: This is a photo heavy post:)) I can’t help myself..

This is how the package looks like. A bit battered but whole. And I was surprised coz the box was big, but it was lightweight, just about 1.70 kg.

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

Hmm, the boxes were bulky but I guess that can’t be helped since these are from different sellers. The good thing about it is that products are really well packed and the boxes provides an added padding.

 

Item #2: Skin Care Samples: Sulwhasoo Lifting Eye Serum (10); Hera Aquabolic Waterfall Serum (20); O Hui age recovery cell lab eye cream (30)

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

Nicely packaged with lots of freebies – Primera and Hera samples

Yes, yes. I know I’m obsessed with eye creams. I have ten kg worth of eye bags and I resemble a raccoon so I just have to try out these eye creams,ok?

Item #3: Summer Mono Dress in Gold

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

{sellers item photo above}

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

I am absolutely in LOVE with this dress. Its unexpectedly made of good quality and thick fabric. Not your flimsy wholesale variety dress. The fit is also great. I think I’m buying a few more of these in other colors. Hands down my favorite item in this haul.

Item #4: Sneakers

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

This was a gamble, but it did pay off. Nice enough. Not top quality but definitely a lot  better than those imitation China rubber shoes. This item was Made in China but I guess its for Korean market hence the little better quality? It’s surprisingly comfortable too. I wear a size 7 and I ordered this in size 240. The fit is just right.

All my goodies:

Gmarket Shopping Haul 1

Cost:

  • Item Costs: ₩52,370 ($ 50.33)
  • Shipping:  ₩16,170 ($13.63)
  • Total: ₩68,540 ($63.96)

What I didn’t Like?

  • Website Navigation. Browsing and using Gmarket Global, you need lots of patience coz it does require some learning curve. A translation tool and a knack for comparing characters would do you wonders.
  • Most sellers list their goods in Korean which makes picking out goods a real pain. And only a minority of them use product codes, which could actually be of big help to global shoppers.
What I liked?
  • Shipping: Fast and Competitively Priced. I paid about 16,170 Korean won {about $13.60} for the whole thing. Not a bad deal at all since its super fast.
  • Customer Service: Very responsive and accommodating. I made a mistake when I ordered my shoes. But they emailed me and told me they will wait for two more days in case I want to change my order and they will hold shipping my other items. Response time was also fast, I mailed them an inquiry and they responded within 24 hrs.
  • Item Quality: Good. I wasn’t disappointed with any of my orders. In fact, everything exceeded my expectations.
  • Prices: Affordable and lots of good deals to grab.
  • Recommended: YES!

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