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Storage facilities?? Where to store for 1 month vacation?

 
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Derrek



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:42 pm    Post subject: Storage facilities?? Where to store for 1 month vacation? Reply with quote

I will finish my Hagwon contract in May, and need to find a place to store things for a month.

With the exception of locking stuff in a Goshiwon, I'm out of ideas. My Korean friends don't seem to know of such places either. Where does a foreigner put their stuff for a month in-between jobs? I'd hate to sell all of my stuff off only to buy it all again.

I'm in Seoul. Anyone have a similar experience in the past?
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Magog



Joined: 09 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with the goshiwon, at least that way the owner can keep an eye on your room? And you could sleep there a few days after you vacation.
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captain kirk



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i too would like to know where to store baggage during vacations between contracts. something like a storage facility where one rents a locked cubicle. i was just in taiwan and such a facility had just been established in taipei. pardon me but what is a goshiwon? i know what a yogwan is. and a yoinsuk (smaller/cheaper version of a yogwan). I've left stuff with friends but it's a spatial imposition on them (a stack of boxes and bags).
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a toughie. I left stuff with various people, so that I had belongings scattered across Asia. But if you don't have any good acquaintances who have room to stash stuff, I think you're outta luck, aside from a goshiwon.
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Magog



Joined: 09 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goshiown is a small room, traditionally for students to sleep and study. You pay anything from 200-400 a month-no deposit. Share bath & kitch There is usually someone at a front desk keeping an eye and whats going on.
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Anda



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:26 pm    Post subject: Um Reply with quote

I checked this out in Kwangju with Korean business friends. It's a no go situation here. In Australia they're everywhere but expensive for what they are.
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Dazed and Confused



Joined: 10 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard some of the house moving companies will store things for a price. I think this is what Korean do when they are having their house redecorated. Don't know if it's cheap or not.
sorry not to be more help.
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: My backyard

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you should ask that. I've been talking with a Korean friend of mine about opening just such a place. A mini-storage business like you see all over in the States.

Anyone want to invest? Laughing

By the way, the moving companies do offer storage but they are incredibly expensive. I don't remember exactly how much (it was a few years ago) but I do remember laughing when I heard the price.
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: My backyard

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I do remember seeing something that looked like it might be a storage facility but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It was near Nambu Bus Terminal, across from the Seoul Arts Center.
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Rand Al Thor



Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Location: Locked in an epic struggle

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine storage being cheap in this country. Space is at a premium and if you want to use it for storage it's gonna cost you.
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Captain Obvious 2.0



Joined: 09 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dutchman wrote:
Funny you should ask that. I've been talking with a Korean friend of mine about opening just such a place. A mini-storage business like you see all over in the States.


In North America, land is cheap. My family built a mini-storage place once before we sold it to a Korean business group.

In Korea, land is not so cheap. Very not cheap. The exact opposite of cheap.
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Obvious 2.0 wrote:


In Korea, land is not so cheap. Very not cheap. The exact opposite of cheap.


Thanks capt., well aware. Wink
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