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knelly



Joined: 12 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Costco in Seoul Reply with quote

Has anyone been to any of the Costcos in Seoul? What they got? Is it worth the trip? Are any near the subway? I'm thinking of leading an expedition....
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was worth the trip, but I lived relatively close to the Yangjae one. You still need to have a membership and they still sell bulk sizes, so it's best to go with a group (as you have indicated) and split on the larger items. Check the thread Wal-Mart in Seoul? for bus info. The closest station is Yangjae but it's not within walking distance. You could take a taxi but I'm not sure how to give directions, it's just past the Yangjae citizens woods and near the big the flower market. I've never been to it but there's another one (the first in Korea) somewhere near Yoido.
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out http://www.costco.com there are maps to every location. I am going to the one out by yangpyoung, near Tangsan station. It's worth it, but the location I go to doesn't have a good bakery - I know yangjae is set up nicely in that area.
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The Hammer



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ullungdo 37.5 N, 130.9 E, altitude : 223 m

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Knelly,

What they got?
Very Happy A good selection of USDA Beef (Good prices me thinks)
Very Happy Bagels
Very Happy Cream cheese
Very Happy Cheese
Very Happy Skippy Superchunk Peanut Butter (Spread the Fun) Razz
Very Happy Hersheys Chocolate miniatures (Yum!)
Very Happy Wine
Crying or Very sad You're sure to find something that'll bring tears to your eyes


Is it worth the trip?
Mr. Green Ohhh Yeah!

Happy Hunting!

The Hammer Laughing
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canukteacher



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately worth the trip! I go to the one in Sanbong.........Line 7, Exit 2, 2 minute walk on the right. Great place for towels, sheets and pillows too.

I stock up on things like coffee, olive oil, etc..............end up only having to buy the stuff a couple of times a year.

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Son Deureo!



Joined: 30 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm looking for cheese (cheddar, jack and/or real parmesan -- not the stuff in the can) and oatmeal.


I don't know about Costco, but you can find all of these things and a lot more at Haddon House, an international foods store near U.N. Village and a lot of Embassies. The nearest subway stop is Oksu station.

The place isn't very big, but it still has the most impressive supply of imported foods I've seen anywhere in Korea yet, beating out all the major department stores I know of.
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syclick



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need a Korean membership? Or is a membership card from the states OK?
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syclick wrote:
Do you need a Korean membership? Or is a membership card from the states OK?

Costco memberships are valid worldwide, but you may [or may not] have to exchange your North American card for a Korean one. I had to exchange my Korean card for a North American one because it couldn't be read on the system- I don't know if this problem flows the other way.
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ItalianPrincess



Joined: 22 May 2003
Location: Hey...why is there a big raccoon staring at me????

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2003 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ESL4Kids"]
I'm looking for cheese (cheddar, jack and/or real parmesan -- not the stuff in the can) and oatmeal. Is the Sanbong store worth a visit? [quote]

you've got hanna market just outside of Hanaman-dong near the Harley Davidson dealership....

and then you've got the red door store(black market shop) in Itaewon....head down past Burger King...walk maybe 4 blocks, just keep looking for a store with a large window that has a red border, but a big shade in the window...u can see in the door and she has tons of things from the army base...but you've got to pay a little bit for it
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chalkdust_torture



Joined: 06 May 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if the red door store or costco or any of these foreign food selling places everyone talks about sells TOMATO SOUP???
i've seen campbell's chicken noodle, cream of mushroom, clam chowder...chunky soup.... but never my beloved tomato.
Sad
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAN, the heartache we foreigners need to go through to get fed around in this so called 1st world country 13 th ricest economy..

man why cant they just start bringing in the GOODS!!!

bundang people, SAMSUNG plaza, basement has a few things worth making a trip..
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Location: All over the place

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heinz Tomato Soup - mmmmmmm - now I'm definately going home.
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RSB



Joined: 23 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't have to exchange our CDN Costco cards for Korean ones. They just put a note on the card that they needed their override key - no problem.

Worth the trip - oh yeh!!!!!!!!!!
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starfish



Joined: 14 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what does getting membership involve? Can you apply at the store? Do you do it online? is it instant?
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

starfish wrote:
So what does getting membership involve? Can you apply at the store? Do you do it online? is it instant?


costs 30,000 you do it at the store and takes about 3 minutes.
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