Walking the streets of Korea, you will notice you are being bombarded everywhere by things to buy. One of the advantages of being a consumer in this type of atmosphere is that merchants are the ones that have to compete for your business. Just simply walking away will make some merchants chase after you to offer a "discount." The nice thing is that it just doesn't apply to street merchants, but to brick-and-mortar shops. There are some major chains you wouldn't be able to haggle in (i.e. Homeplus). However, if you are gutsy enough to try, and ready to walk away, you can score some nice discounts throughout Korea.
When you are purchasing electronics, you'll find that it's a lot cheaper to purchase in Korea versus overseas. Part of this is due to the "extra" electronic taxes they place upon some items. If you are looking to buy some type of electronic THE place to do it is in Yongsan. Right off Yongsan station in Seoul, you will be able to not only find any type of electronics imaginable, but be able to knock off some won on the original price...Continue Here
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Coming to Korea may seem like a daunting ordeal of gathering everything together. Your leaving a place you know all too well for one you have no clue about. I have researched and wrote an article here for anyone looking to make this dream a reality.