Friday, June 29, 2012

[Living] Shopping

1.    Consumer Life

When you buy things, it's advisable to compare the price and quality of products. Always check the expiry date of food and drinks. After paying, please check the receipt to ensure correct payment for the products. When you want to exchange or return a product, you need to submit the receipt. If you have any problems with the return or exchange of products, or need any help, you can contact the Korea Consumer Agency, or other organizations working for the rights of consumers.
Korea Consumer Agency 02-3460-3000,
Consumers Korea 02-739-5441,

Shopping information

Cash receipt system
The cash receipt system requires the shop to issue a cash receipt for the transaction, when you present your cash receipt card, along with cash for payment. Subsequently, your cash payment information will be sent to the National Tax Services.

Cash receipt card for international people
To get the cash receipt card, you need to go to the tax office in your area.
When you present your alien registration card, you will be registered as a taxpayer and your cash receipt card will be issued.
One or two days after the registration as a taxpayer, you can join a member of the cash receipt service at the National Tax Services website ( ).

Benefits of cash receipt system
When you or one of your family members have earned income, you can get tax deduction for 20% of your spending in cash, exceeding 25% of your total earned income (please refer to the section 2. Life - taxation & income tax deduction). You can get the detailed information about your cash payment on the website of the National Tax Services (, and you can receive benefits at the income tax deduction.

2.    Markets

3.    Major Department Stores

Debec Department Store
As a shopping and cultural space with a long history, it is also widely known as a meeting point. It is situated in the center of the city.
- Debec Department Store 053-423-1234
- Debec Plaza 053-426-1234

Dong-A Department Store
It boasts of a long history, and is equipped with electronics goods, daily necessities, clothing, food and other miscellaneous goods. It also provides galleries for exhibitions.
- Dong-A Department Store 053-422-2111
- Dong-A Shopping Center 053-252-2111
- Suseong Branch 053-784-2111

Lotte Department Store
It features an easy access thanks to the Daegu Subway Station and Daegu Train Station located in the same building. It is equipped with movie theaters and restaurants.
- Daegu Branch 053-660-2500
- Sangin Branch 053-258-2500

Hyundai Department Store
An all in one shopping center with easy accessibility, where you can enjoy movies, restaurants and shopping in one place. You can find lots of luxury goods here.
- Daegu Branch 053-245-2233

4.    Discount Superstores

Five-working day system enables people to have more free time, which helps to create shopping culture on family basis. Variety of goods including groceries, clothing, and sports gear and outfit are available at resonable prices, at discount superstores in Daegu. They provide customers with facilities for cultural events and classes as well

Costco Whole Sale
Daegu branch - Sangyeok-dong, Buk-gu 053-380-1234

Lotte Mall
Esiapolis branch - Bongmu-dong, Dong-gu 053-945-2500

Gamsam branch - Gamsam-dong, Dalseo-gu 053-722-1234
Manchon branch - Manchon-1-dong, Suseong-gu 053-602-1234
Banyawol branch - Sinseo-dong, Dong-gu 053-665-1234
Bisan branch - Bisan-dong, Seo-gu 053-714-1234
Seongseo branch - Igok-dong, Dalseo-gu 053-605-1234
Siji branch - Sinmae-dong, Suseong-gu 053-718-1234
Wolbae branch - Daecheon-dong, Dalseo-gu 053-607-1234
Chilseong branch - Chilseong-dong-2ga, Buk-gu 053-609-1234

Namdaegu branch - Daemyeong-6-dong, Nam-gu 053-659-8000
Naedang branch - Naedang-dong, Seo-gu 053-567-2080
Dongchon branch - Geomsa-dong, Dong-gu 053-559-2080
Daegu branch - Chilseong-dong-2ga, Buk-gu 053-350-8000
Daegu Suseong branch - Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu 053-760-8000
Sangin branch - Sangin-dong, Dalseo-gu 053-380-8000
Seongseo branch - Yongsan-dong, Dalseo-gu 053-550-8000
Chilgok branch - Dongcheon-dong, Buk-gu 053-607-8000

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