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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:50 am    Post subject: Ordering supplements, vitamins, etc. Reply with quote

I order my supplements from www.iherb.com. Their prices cannot be beaten and they are now offering a flat rate of 4$ for shipping orders of over 60$ to South Korea.

Use the discount code KOL914 to get 10$ off your first order of 40$ or more and an extra 5% off on orders of 60$ or more. The discount code is always good.
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JustinC



Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Location: We Are The World!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently iherb is good
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Joe Boxer



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone explain why there is a relatively small limit to how much can be ordered?

Also, why are foreigners asked for their id numbers?

Is it an iherb thing or a Korea thing?
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The limit is because of k-customs. Anything over $150, and they'll charge tax/tarriff on it. iHerb and other sites set a limit to avoid that.

I too have been using iHerb and enjoying it. The prices are alright, but you can almost always get a deal on the shipping.. sometimes no charge.

And it's fast - usually 4 working days for me.

I put in an order to bodybuilding.com over a week ago... and it says it still sitting somewhere in the US.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
The limit is because of k-customs. Anything over $150, and they'll charge tax/tarriff on it. iHerb and other sites set a limit to avoid that.

I too have been using iHerb and enjoying it. The prices are alright, but you can almost always get a deal on the shipping.. sometimes no charge.

And it's fast - usually 4 working days for me.

I put in an order to bodybuilding.com over a week ago... and it says it still sitting somewhere in the US.


Exactly. And I think some items, like vitamins, are limited to only 6 per order, or at least it used to be (my guess is that it was to make sure retailers didn't undercut the manufacturers and distributors who keep the price of vitamins at inflationary high prices here). But, at just 4$ per shipping to Korea, it's really not that big of a deal to place more than one order if you need more. 4$ is just a little more for shipping than if you ordered off Gmarket (2500-3500won per order).
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Careful though. I've read that if you've got a few orders rolling through k-customs at the same time, they can tally them and count them all against the $150 total.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
Careful though. I've read that if you've got a few orders rolling through k-customs at the same time, they can tally them and count them all against the $150 total.


Could be, but I doubt it. Besides, what's waiting a few days between orders? Wink

In any case, the main page says free delivery when the order is over 40$...I guess that means it's 4$ to Korea when the order is under 40$.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered from bodybuilding.com on the 22nd.

Ordered from iHerb on the 26th.

iHerb's order got here today. BB's order still shows it as in the US.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know the weight limit for iHerb when shipping to Korea?
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
Location: Sonic Space

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
Does anyone know the weight limit for iHerb when shipping to Korea?

15 lbs.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cosmic Hum wrote:
Captain Corea wrote:
Does anyone know the weight limit for iHerb when shipping to Korea?

15 lbs.


Thanks, Hum. Looks like I'll have to order those bigger bags/tubs at intercvls.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The discounts you get using code KOL914 are still the same.

http://www.iherb.com?rcode=kol914
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's only for first time customers though, right? I don't see a place to enter a code anymore.
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Jyang486



Joined: 25 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.iherb.com/specials

Iherb is having a special of 10% off everything until Monday. Might be a good reason to stock up a bit.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have preferred that $20 off that they accidentally sent out in an email. lol
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