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Where is the "Red Door" Market in Itaewon?
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makemischief



Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Location: Traveling

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Filipino market in Hyehwa each Sunday usually also has A&W root beer.
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Robot_Teacher



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
Location: Robotting Around the World

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wylies99 wrote:
The woman is a total biatch to bargain with. Rolling Eyes


She doesn't budge. She understand English very well, but won't speak. Dam her and her high prices. I can tell she doesn't like English nor foreigners, but does this business out of dumb luck of falling into a situation that gives her a trade advantage that makes her bookoo bucks. I wouldn't consider her a friendly nor fair business lady, but just a mover in a market lacking American products due to trade barriers. She's making a 100% profit margin if you don't consider the time she puts into her business as her stuff is 2X the going American price and then AAFES PX doesn't charge the tax. How does she do it?

She's the only one I know of doing the off base PX and even admits as well as uses AAFES bags!

Dang, she's got good stuff like Advil, cans of libby's pumpkin, and small turkey roasts though. How many other small adjumma stores have products like those? Goose Egg. 0 Is my best educated guess.
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DC in Suwon



Joined: 14 Dec 2008

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never been there, but I'm guessing her daughter or granddaughter is married to a soldier (which she probably doesn't like but will still make money off of the situation).
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sojusucks



Joined: 31 May 2008

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recommend the Red Door anymore. The shopowner's prices have always increased and never go down. Her prices have become absurdly high. I buy very little there: only the things that the other blackmarket stores don't have.
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wylies99



Joined: 13 May 2006
Location: I'm one cool cat!

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sojusucks wrote:
I don't recommend the Red Door anymore. The shopowner's prices have always increased and never go down. Her prices have become absurdly high. I buy very little there: only the things that the other blackmarket stores don't have.


You're right- the prices have become too high. But as long as some people are willing to pay anything for one bite of something they miss, we'll never be able to convince her to lower her prices.

People- Learn how to HAGGLE!
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cazador83



Joined: 28 Feb 2006
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just an fyi to all: i walked by the Red Door today to find out that it's now an antique shop. truly a sad day!
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