Smart Korean shoppers go online during Thanksgiving holidays

December 2, 2014 6:30 AM

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Smart Korean shoppers go online during Thanksgiving holidays

In this Nov. 28, 2014 photo, Yoo Jung-kun, an auto industry worker, shows a picture of a wristwatch that he recently purchased on an online retailer overseas during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea does not celebrate Thanksgiving, but the hot deals at the U.S. retailers during the shopping season are changing habits of South Koreans who are fed up with marked-up prices of locally made and imported good at hometown retailers. Yoo saved more than $1,000 when he bought a LG Electronics television from Amazon this summer, even after paying $190 for shipping and $30 insurance for the $999 model (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 28, 2014 photo, a customer picks up to buy a down jacket directly purchased from overseas online markets at E.mart Traders in Yongin, South Korea. The volume of goods ordered by Korean shoppers from websites overseas has surged in recent years and sales are forecast to set a record high...

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