Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

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koreatraveler1981
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Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

Hello. I am interested in knowing if there are any thrift shops or second-hand shops in Busan or Yangsan. Basically, I am interested in buying used books (ideally in English), electronics, household appliances, furniture, and clothing cheaply. As I am from North America, I am used to finding places like Salvation Army thrift shops where I can buy great used things at low prices. I am a bit of a bargain hunter, and hate to pay full price for anything. So, if you know of some of these places, please let me know the names, and their locations.
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mattsid
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Re: Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

Well all of what you want is available, but not in a single place.

For books you want to check out Fully Booked, a bar / cafe place that also doubles as a second hand book shop, with a huge amount of titles available. It is located in Kyungsung / Namcheon area.

For furniture the main concentration shops are 'furniture street' in Jwacheon dong. The main shops are located on the side street that runs parallel to the main road.

Electronics and electrical appliance places can be found in any neighbourhood, but again they can be found in one area in Beomildong.

For clothes there are ones in every neighbourhood, but there are a few geared more to the younger student crowd around the Kyungsung area in the bar district on both sides of the main shopping road that runs between it.

Unfortunately I don't have the time to post all the map links now, but a quick few searches, on this site, for the book shop, furniture street and electrical should bring up posts that myself and others have wrote about the subjects in the past.

Rutherford
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Re: Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

There is a "book street" in Nampodong, near Kukje market that has a lot of used book shops.  Most of the stuff is in Korean but I found some funky old curiosities in English. 

There is a big used clothing market in Kukje market in Nampodong as well.  I don't have time to find it on the map but if you can't find it and are serious about it PM me.  

I've heard of a chain of second hand shops comparable to the salvation army or goodwill called Beautiful store.  They're a national chain with political connections and there was a recent scandal over money they were donating to politicians.  I don't know where they're located in Busan but google maps is your friend.

Rutherford
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Re: Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

Here's a google map of the "beautiful stores' in Busan.  In Korean it's 아름다운가게

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%EC%95%84%EB%A6%84%EB%8B%A4%EC%9A%B4%EA%B0...

mattsid
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Re: Thrift shops in Busan or Yangsan

Forgot about the second hand places in Kukje. I think most are located towards the top of the market, as in keep walking up from the subway road.