GG* Gmarket

You got me hooked.. and on my first order!

Gmarket = Korea’s kindalike version of eBay (but not eBay) –  and is owned by eBay lol except I can buy all kinda special crap (see below for more info)

So… it arrived this morning ~!! Much happiness~! ^^

So what kinda crap did I get?

Big EMS post box, I ripped it open!

The packages from diff sellers

Konad Set + 1 plate ~$16 AUD/ 4 plates  ~$3 AUD ea /2 gem/fimo packages,file and buff were free gifts <3

Will show you pretty nails later ^^

Seller – 유행백서
Listing – Konad set + 1 extra (plate/polish etc) + gift
Listing – Plates/ Polishes

Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl Mascara + free curler ~ $12 AUD

Bought as gift for friend coz its sold out on Sasa – heard this was really good, it was #1 on Cosme in 2009 thought about buying 2.. but I really shouldn’t buy anymore mascaras T_T + I’m being faithful to my fibrewig.. so I can’t tell you what the Heroine is like sorry…

Seller – 여우무기
Listing – Kiss Me Heroine Mascaras

Black lace shorts ~ $19 AU + free hair ties (not shown oops!)

So cute~ I wish I got a cream/ivory pair as well – quality is really nice – lace is soft and inside is well lined

Seller – 당고언니
Listing – Lace shorts

Pinkage wig  K030~ 45 AUD + free hair net, pins, brush, comb, stand, clip (behind package XD)

Loooong wavey chocolate brown wig – high qual, heat resistant
Will show long flowy hair later!

Seller – 핑크 에이지
Listing – Pinkage full wigs

Skin79 4 Mini BB Set x2 ~ $5 AUD ea/ Mini Oriental BB with phone strap (not shown XD) ~ $2 AUD ea

Resisted from buying full sized ones until I know which suits me best – currently sticking to my HG Skinfood Aloe BB/ Missha Perfect Cover/ Missha Blooming Primer until I test and find more awesome ones =3

Seller – ●방울닷컴●
Listing – Skin79 Mini 4 set
Listing – Skin79 Individual minis

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Bought mostly girly things this time coz it was easier to order, and I know what I’m getting.. I think I need someone to translate if I were to order more techie or unique (made to order, custom) stuff.

Total order was around $110 AUD (including discounts) + EMS shipping $30 AUD which is prepaid depending on estimated weight. Since Gmarket overestimated the weight they refunded me about ~6 AUD onto my Gmarket account so I have to buy more to spend it (smart move gmarket! XD ). Although weird thing is, on the shipping slip the postage added to ~$38 AUD? Meh, I got money back I don’t care ^^

I only put my order in on Thursday just before midnight because one of my downloaded coupons (Christmas 15% off!!) was going to expire the next day and it arrived this morning (Monday) at 9ish! So freakin fast~ Took around ~57 hours and this is from all the sellers around Korea to the Gmarket warehouse/post service to ME in Australia! All on the weekend too, I guess everyday is a business day in Korea  *like* for efficiency.

Although, I spent more time looking and ordering stuff than it took to arrive here!!! I had put if off so long because I thought Gmarket was too hard to order from coz..

The negatives

  • the main site is in English but listings are mostly in Korean (thank god I can put my Korean skills to good use XD but still takes time to read >_< )
  • too many flashy things – hurts my eyes  *hate*
  • too many options to choose from – confusing !
  • too much stuff…
  • Shipping is expensive if you only buy a little – you gotta buy more things XD
  • Firefox crashed a lot – too much content
  • Some sellers don’t ship international T_T why?  when it all gets sent to a local warehouse anyway ?? Lucky I have someone to buy domestic stuff for me ^^<3

but it was easier than I thought..

The positives

  • cheap! cheaper than eBay
  • so much stuff….
  • centralised buying / shipping
  • extremely fast delivery
  • tracking – on the site, emails, and sms (well to korean phones ^^;)
  • domestic shipping often free or cheap (~2 AU?) plus its just once off even if you buy tons from the same seller
  • discount coupons –  downloadable discount coupons up for Christmas – I saved money!! (Moon are you proud of me?)
  • events = free stuff!
  • mileage – although I dont know how to use these yet
  • refund on account if postage is overcharged

Already planning my next order – cancan hat, camera hand strap, instax mini polaroid, more clothes, accessories.. and possibly joint orders with friends/family =3

*GG = good game (ifyadidntalreadyknow – yeah thats nerd speak ^^ heh )

11 Comments on GG* Gmarket

  1. Yee-Shin
    December 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh my god!!! I wished I knew how to read Korean!! Can you please show the wig?

    I wanna try Fibrewig mascara, do you kno where I can get it?

  2. Poya
    January 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Hey, saw your blog on the gmarket top blogger page, congrats! I love your haul especially the lace shorts! And you take really good photos!! :)

  3. Moon
    January 7, 2011 at 10:01 am (8 years ago)

    Shopping is the best of your ability..
    If you were a trader, You must be rich ^^
    You should learn chinese too ㅎㅎ

  4. Bonie
    February 7, 2011 at 3:17 am (8 years ago)

    Is it the more u order the cheaper shipping cost?

    • hika
      February 8, 2011 at 11:45 am (8 years ago)

      Well sort of.. because the base shipping cost is fairly expensive, its better to order more things to get value from it

      Here’s a link to the shipping costs

      So for example~

      Australia – 1kg 16,800 compared to 5kg 40,900 compared to 10kg 59,200

      Works out better if you have things you want to buy and buy them all in one go rather than placing small orders that are only about 1kg/2kg or so..

      but the only thing is.. you end up spending more XD !

  5. Crystal
    April 6, 2011 at 11:30 am (8 years ago)

    Is the wig 100% human hair?

    • hika
      April 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm (8 years ago)

      No its made from Kanekalon – looks like hair , feels slightly thicker and can be heat styled

      Real hair wigs are expensive T_T

  6. Lulu
    April 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow. could u show me the site to buy and the photos of your wig? I want to buy one but wonder the brush could go with the type i choose, cause the type i choose is cheaper than your…. 😀 Ths!!!

    • hika
      May 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm (8 years ago)

      The price depends on which kind of hair you want, there are 3 options – the first one 일반사 – is the cheapest, not as smooth , 렉스혼합사 – middle quality, smoother and 렉스사 – high quality, smooth and heat resistant up to 140 degrees C . The other options are colours which is on the chart down the bottom. You will just need to copy down the one you want and match it to the drop down (thats the difficult part !)


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