Ordering furniture in Korea

With Koreans being connected to the internet 24/7, it’s no surprise internet shopping is so popular.  Ordering something online seems easy enough, but I was a little hesitant to do it since I didn’t want to screw up the order due to my lack of Korean.

I don’t have any place to sit except on my bed or my little chair at my desk.  I also wanted a sofa that could double as a bed for guests, so I ordered a couch.

You can find household goods like microwaves, dish racks, beds, cabinets and any other item you could want on Gmarket.  They have a website in English, but the person who will actually deliver the item probably won’t speak English.

I awkwardly texted the delivery guy with the help of google translate and tried to explain “please deliver it after 4:30 pm”.  Apparently they wanted to deliver it at 10 am and they weren’t just going to leave it outside the door.

Google did not fail me and I now own a lovely and inexpensive couch.

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Now you will have a place to sleep if you want to visit!


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