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November 9, 2011 9:39 PM   Subscribe

How can I order a gat (a hat worn by ancient Korean scholars) and get it shipped to England? I'm in the US. I'm looking to spend under $50 total. It doesn't have to be of the highest quality - it's a bit of a gag gift.
posted by ignignokt to Shopping (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: (Also, I'm functionally illiterate when it comes to reading Korean, so I'm going to have trouble with an all-Korean web site.)
posted by ignignokt at 9:39 PM on November 9, 2011

So you probably need a shopping/shipping service, unless you know someone in Korea. Google around, but I found these two -- I haven't used them, so I don't know how good they'll be, but they'll buy the item in Korea and ship it to you (or your friend) for a fee.

As for the actual gat, you'll want to google for 양반갓, since 갓 is apparently another word for a vegetable. Looks like there are more than a few places online that will sell them. You'll probably want to know what size -- 大 or 대 is large, and 小 or 소 is small.

If you contact the shipping service and pick the item and explain what you want, they'll probably be able to help you out further.

Good luck!
posted by suedehead at 11:19 PM on November 9, 2011

Best answer: One of the largest Korean online shopping websites, Gmarket, has some features to help non-Koreans buy from them.

Here is a gat on their site for ₩24,200. Delivery to the UK is ₩15,200, so a total of about 35 US dollars.

You can pay with a non-Korean Visa, Mastercard etc. but that may involve some complications around browser plug-ins and if so you will be better off with PayPal. There is lots of Korean on the site, but all of the information you need to complete the purchase should be in English.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 4:34 AM on November 10, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, guys! I ended up order from Gmarket. Hopefully, it works out.
posted by ignignokt at 10:51 AM on November 11, 2011

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