Monday, July 30, 2012

Yongsan Electronics Market in Seoul

With bigwigs like Samsung and LG ruling the roost here in Korea, electronics, i thought, would be dirt cheap in Korea. Why lug around the old fridge and washing machine from India, when I probably have to dump it when it has some problem? And the garbage disposal is a big deal in Korea, with my luck, I'd probably end up paying for the disposal of the items again.

So anyway, we packed our stuff for the move minus the huge appliances. Couldnt bear to leave the brand new Bravia, though. 220V in South Korea too, we figure.

On reaching Seoul, the first thing was to get those appliances. Asked around, browsed through and found out that the best place for appliances shopping is the Yongsan Electronics Market. Anything electronics, it is available here. All the latest stuff, with the discounted rates. Right from pretty shiny Lights to computers,  DVDs to kimchi refrigerators, its here.

We got our fridge and washing machine here, after a lot haggling (: without a drop of Korean knowledge, only with the help of the google translate :) with the very sweet Korean man who gave us some discount and a lot of free stuff including free tickets to a movie in CGV :) 

Yongsan Electronics Market is a few minutes walk from the Yongsan Station which also houses the IPark mall, Emart, CGV movies, IMAX movies. This IMAX cinema is the biggest in Seoul.


Emart at Yongsan Station
The blue lights infront of the emart is beautiful during night time when there are dozens of kiddos doing cycle stunts.

Ipark mall in Seoul, Yongsan station
Long shots of the Ipark Mall in Seoul on a gloomy day, with a huge parking lot.

Yongsan Electronics Market in Seoul. ETland
ET Land with the yellow, red, green and blue diamond is a huge mutli-storey building in Yongsan Electronics Market. Lower floors house the appliances like washing machine, refrigerator. There is a dedicated floor for computer memories, gaming, laptops etc. It is supposed to be a reliable shop to buy even latest gadgets at a discounted rate.

There is a small movie complex on the top floor along with some small game area.
ET Land in Seoul- The top floor

Appliances at the ET Land, Yongsan Electronics Market, Seoul
The lower floors filled with appliances with their prices and product details in red.

fridges, washing machines at the bottom floor at the Yongsan Electronics Market, Seoul
Latest model refridgerators, washing machines at the ET Land

Appliances at the ETland, Seoul
Bidets with English Translations :)

Yongsan Station is also part of the Seoul city Tour shuttle service.


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24 comments:

  1. Some great colours in there.

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  2. Electronics Market. Anything electronics, it is available here. All the latest stuff, with the discounted rates. Right from pretty shiny Lights to computers, DVDs to kimchi refrigerators, its here.

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  3. I enjoyed your tour but it's a shame that al cities are beginning to look the same. The Global Village, I suppose.

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  4. I admire your ability to THINK about using Google to translate. Happy Blue Monday, M.

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  5. Beautiful captures. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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  6. Interesting Blues!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/07/newest-baby-2012-yamaha-rhino-700.html

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  7. thanks for the virtual tour. i can't wait to visit Seoul and Jeju Island in November.

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  8. What an interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. nice mall. you got lots of blues. Hope you can stop by at my blue monday: http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2012/07/vince-moments-on-our-drive-rest-stops.html

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  10. Are Samsung and LG electronics really cheap in Korea?

    How I wish I can tour Korea too..:)

    Dropping by from Blue Monday…Magic English , Trike Ride and Blue Cupcake Thanks!

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  11. Good thinking about using Google Translate! Lol about the bidets!!

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  12. Great share for MYM!

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/07/zigzag-pattern-socks.html

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  13. Missing Seoul so much.... :-(

    Great pictures.... :-)

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  14. Anything electronics, it is available here. All the latest stuff, with the discounted rates. Right from pretty shiny Lights to computers, DVDs to kimchi refrigerators, its here.

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  15. Good luck with your move to Korea!

    Cheers ... visiting from MYM!

    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/07/flip-flops-flop.html

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  16. Nice captures!

    Your comment on my Ruby Post will make me so much happy. Please come and see.

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  17. Just gorgeous! Late visit from Blue Monday. Come aand see my BLUE, when you get a chance. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!

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  18. Interesting RED signs and colors!

    Visiting from Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

    http://sizzlingdelights.blogspot.com/2012/07/pulled-pork.html

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  19. Coming back for RT. My Ruby Post. Your comment is always appreciated!

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  20. I should stop by in this store during my next visit to Seoul. These are great photos. Lights in the parking lot should be switched ON during gloomy days.

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  21. Seoul looks cool. Never been there.
    Its nice you guys managed without knowing the language. Do you have trouble on a daily basis? Or does English work just fine?
    b'cos I moved to Germany and am struggling majorly with the language :|

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