Let's start with GMarket which I discovered because of a friend who adores Bigbang and Bigbang endorses GMarket which is the only international shop that I tried.
Gmarket is a Korean Ebay that sells well; korean stuff from cosmetics, skincare, kpop stuff, soho (clothes, shoes, bags and accessories) to different kinds of food (ready to eat to vegetables and canned goods) and so much more but mainly got the eyes of the world because of it's great deals like buy 1 take 2 or products that are on a ridiculously great discounts. It got my eyes because of skincare that are undeniably affordable. I only have two problems with GMarket, first is the expensive EMS shipping cost and second which is not GMarket's fault, is the EMS and customs in the Philippines. When there's no one to received my package, I have to go to the main office of EMS which is really far and somewhat secluded place that I have to pay a lot of money for taxi, worst if Philippine customs held your purchases ---expect to pay thousands (and this is where Bae Lu enters).
To shop just go and register to http://global.gmarket.co.kr/Home/Main. Oh take note that some shops charge a local shipping fee.
Next is my GMarket here in the Philippines! Bae Lu!
|Bae Lu's current profile pic|
If there's something that I want from GMarket but is hesitant to order because of the two above reasons then I message Bae Lu; a Davao-based seller, ask for the price and ETA and pre-order the item. If GMarket is on sale then expect that the price that Bae Lu give you will also be on sale. My first order from her is 20 masks from TheFaceShop for P500 plus shipping fee last year and from there on I constantly order from her because she's one of the sellers that can handle my ever changing mind plus one of the cheapest online shop too. She also sells high end products and also offer items from Forever21 and ships internationally (just ask her for more details).
You can message her on her page at https://www.facebook.com/baeluBFCuisine or add her (just type Bae Lu) https://www.facebook.com/bae.lu.fashion?fref=ts.
If I wanted something that is already on hand, then I check Kkochi Pida's page.
|a screenshot of Kkochi Pida's profile and timeline pic|
Kkochi Pida offers on hand assortment of korean cosmetics and skincare products at a very competitive price. Just make sure to get ready to type "mine" fast when she post her items because they sell like hot pancakes. She also accepts pre-orders and is known to be a really friendly seller. She's Manila based but I think she also ships internationally.
I transact with her via facebook. You can just add her at Kkochi Pida https://www.facebook.com/kkochi.pida
Next is Hipstyle Online Shop by Kat Assuncion, another Manila based seller.
Still on korean cosmetics and skincare but Kat Assuncion also offers kpop stuff like magazines and albums. I transact with her twice, the first one are on hand items and the second are pre-orders which I think I got at a very very nice price (I got my Laneige Water Sleeping pack at less than a thousand). My friend also already bought a magazine from her (Vogue with GD on the cover) in a very good condition. I just love that she add something sweet as a freebie like candies or chocolates and I love the effort of her handwritten note. She also offer products in bundles and now she's also selling products from UK brands.
For more details about Hipstyle, just visit https://www.facebook.com/HipStyle501 or add Kat Assuncion https://www.facebook.com/HipStyleKatAsuncion?fref=ts
For samples, I go to Bhappywithme.
|from bhappywithme ebay page|
My friend and I came across bhappywithme when we we're looking for samples for products that are so expensive and I can say that she's one of the hassle free seller that I encountered. I ordered in her FB page before but now she said that she only deal in ebay. She also sells full sized product which you can check at http://www.ebay.ph/usr/bhappywithme. If I'm not mistaken she is based in Pampanga.
Lastly and the latest that I ordered from is a Korea based seller named Sae Sil Parknshop (but she's a filipina by the way).
|Sae Sil Parknshop|
What I like from her FB page is that every product has description and price on it. Also, her ETA is always on time and she also have a monthly freebie and exciting prices. She give special freebie to a reseller or buyer that buys a lot from her. You can add her at https://www.facebook.com/saesil.parknshop?fref=ts or visit her FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sae-Sil-Parknshop/1402074463344913
That's it pancit.
Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!