Gmarket shopping!

Rem I was fretting over shoes and how I can’t find what i want? haha… i actually wanted to join some sg sprees to get them BUT the shipping cost was just too high… sooo… I asked Liting (korean guru!)  for some suggestions and she intro me to Gmarket!! a wonderland for shopping I wld say! heh

Today, I spent the whole day trying to figure out how to shop at Gmarket… gee… it’s kinda confusing with all the stamps, option price, discounts and even mileage.So I read the info and how it worked… have been doing so far like the past few days… and FINALLY.. i made the purchase today.. phew…

Some things to note about Gmarket

1) Stamps/mileage are just like some ‘discounts’ for future usage.

2) The lowest price stated on the website is for SOME items only. Other items ( most of the time the nicer ones) are more ex, so the top-up price = ‘option price’

3) VERY IMPT! Rem to click the discount button if the shop has one! no click no discount! the discount is instant

4) Save more $$ by looking for a shop with FREE LOCAL SHIPPING ( Free shipping to the korea warehse)

5) Get ready pen and paper for shopping on Gmarket. Write down the item no. , item name ( in korean) and colour! So that you can put it in the cart. Yes! It’s like playing matching game for me

6) Finally, to double confirm if your matching skills is good… check using Google Translator. Just copy and paste the item, then google translates into English ( not accurate all the time BUT at least u sorta know what you bought)!

For payment, I used paypal > to ‘escape’ the international transaction fee. I really hope it works this way

As I’m still very much a noob for Gmarket, I am not sure how long the parcel will take to reach me or how much more they will charge me for international shipping. I’m keeping my fingers cross tt it will not be too much?? well, I will update on this when I gt more info.. heh

Total damage for 1st Gmarket shipping (includes domestic + international shipping): US$115

Total no. of items: 8 ( 2 pairs of shoes, 1 dress, 2 skirts, 2 tops, 1 belt)

Wanna see the pics?? Here goes!!

Bought my shoes from this shop – love it!! They sell pretty shoes – some have designs which are similar to the real designer shoes!! how cool is it!! :) Now i hope the shoe size is correct!

real vanessa

Above shows the real one – dunno who Vanessa Bruno is… BUT below is a pic of a similar one I bought

vanessa

Other misc. stuff :)

flats

new dress

no clothes

belt

Planning my next purchase.. hehehe…

oxford heels

booties

But got to get my shoe size right 1st!!

30 Comments

  1. Curious
    Curious November 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm . Reply

    Hi, I randomly came across your blog while trying to find out more info about GMarket.. and..
    don’t they still have steep shipping prices? I was excited because it said free shipping at first, but I realized that may just be from the shipper TO the gm place?
    And then it seems that GM charges us their own shipping price? Could you confirm this.. I am so confused.. keke. thanks!

    btw- LOVE the shoes you bought! :D

  2. jessica
    jessica December 1, 2009 at 1:16 am . Reply

    hi! im just wondering:
    1) what does the stamps look like? and how do you use it in the future?

    2) and where is this ‘discount button’? can you please printscreen the page and circle it, thanks.

  3. Jaime
    Jaime December 25, 2009 at 6:59 pm . Reply

    hi how can you determine your shoe size or translate the sizes?

  4. Jeremie
    Jeremie February 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm . Reply

    Hey Amanda,
    I’ve been looking around G Market too and things were going well until I saw the international shipping fee.=[ I’m wondering what you meant by dodging it with paypal??? thanks!

  5. anna
    anna April 8, 2010 at 8:28 am . Reply

    hi amanda..great tips!
    i was wondering when it states that international shipping is not available, does it mean tat they will not send it overseas? coz i notice the site u recommended says no intl shipping is available but u could still get it in the US..
    or does it mean u have to pay additional shipping chargeS??
    am so confused!!!
    thanks in advance!

  6. Mell
    Mell June 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm . Reply

    Hi there! Great tips!! Thank u so much for clearing all these gmarket headaches for me! One question though, lets say if i buy in bulk of 30 – 50 items could you give me a rough estimate of how much they would charge on shipping? Thank you! Because i know they had always say is better to order in bulk but does the shipping increase too? Thanks there!

  7. Annie
    Annie November 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm . Reply

    Hi! Thanks for the tips. its really helpful!
    I’m just wondering, how much did u pay for the shipping? and how long did it take for the items to arrive? Also, do they charge u for the international fee at checkout of later on? Thanks!

  8. Deon
    Deon November 16, 2010 at 9:53 am . Reply

    Hi there may I know how do you actually know if you are picking the right item when the pixs are flashing all the time?

  9. Yosevin
    Yosevin November 18, 2010 at 3:06 am . Reply

    How come is your order so cheap? I ordered only 4 items (1BB cream, 1 shoes, 2 jeans) and it costs me 137USD. :(
    Do you have another recommended link? I cannot open the one above.

  10. por
    por January 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm . Reply

    Hello there… I was wondering how much your things cost altogether and then the added shipping price… I just want to know that how much shipping cost… thanks.

    Can you possible answer me back by my email if possible?
    Thank you!
    -Por

  11. Angelina
    Angelina April 6, 2011 at 4:21 am . Reply

    thanks for the tip, it was very useful..im amazed with the instant discount hingy..should try it out next time hahas..visit my blog http://angelinafemstar.blogspot.com/

  12. Cherie
    Cherie June 3, 2011 at 6:28 am . Reply

    Hello, found you through googling “how to shop in gmarket”. Haha, I’m doing exactly the same as you, ie., “drawing” out the korean name and matching it in the selection bar haha~ mine’s totaling to a whopping $200 @__@

    Thank you for the tips :) found it to be quite useful!!

  13. dezveereva
    dezveereva September 10, 2011 at 12:43 am . Reply

    hi, i really need ur help about gmarket…
    i am so confuse about the option price^^
    why is the price stated should be plus with the option price…
    so the price increase really high making it more expensive than shopping in myeongdong with the same item?
    please kindly answer my question by email ^^
    thanks ^^

  14. kpoplover
    kpoplover October 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm . Reply

    heyy i was trying to find out about g market and i find this page. wenevr i go choose an item to c how it looks, but its like a video, it shows different things to, can u explain how u kno which one is which?

  15. steffi
    steffi October 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm . Reply

    hi, i have place an order but its been a years and i really dont know why i couldnt pay them with my credit card either my paypal.. do you know how to resolve this? im truly look for it.. thanks^^

  16. Buzz
    Buzz November 12, 2011 at 10:46 am . Reply

    Can i know how much is your actual weight / shipping fee for all of your products after they gave you your actual shipping fee , did it decrease ? Thanks a lot .

  17. Sunny
    Sunny November 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm . Reply

    Hey! Your tips were so helpful! Thank you ^^ Quick question about your purchase: How much was only the shipping? TY!

  18. Michael
    Michael June 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm . Reply

    Hi do you think this seller’s customer satisfaction rating is safe enough to buy from? A number of other sellers have far better ratings but this seller has some really nice items that I want. Screenshot of the seller’s rating – http://cl.ly/HTHq Thanks in advance!

  19. Michael
    Michael June 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm . Reply

    @amanda Thanks for the reply! I just ordered, but decided to not buy from that seller. I guess it’s better to play safe.

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