Here’s my complete guide to safe K-beauty shopping ordering products directly from Korea from trusted sellers on Ebay. Save up to 50-75% off compared to European prices!
I’ve been shopping on Ebay frequently for at least 15 years or more. I’m talking hundreds of products and transactions, and orders from many different countries and continents such as Asia, the US and European countries. My experience is that Ebay is absolutely safe! And also much cheaper than buying the exact same products in regular European stores. On 1 occasion only in 15 years, my product went missing without being refunded, and the seller just disappeared. In some cases I got the wrong item or a broken item and I was always fully refunded plus keeping the item. Most Ebay purchases run smoothly with no interruption. However, there are some details to keep in mind to secure your purchases and make sure that your products are genuine goods. Are you curious to buy affordable products on Ebay? Do you feel a bit unsure about Ebay? Here’s my complete guide to safe K-beauty shopping on Ebay.
I consider Ebay absolutely safe. Most Ebay purchases run smoothly with no interruption what so ever!
Shop K-beauty via Ebay
Several of the largest genuine Korean webshops are also available on Ebay. These sellers are considered 100% trusted with genuine Korean products. Some examples are Ebay sellers beautynetkorea, iamlove-shop (JOLSE) and kr.cfactory (Wishtrend). Also visit my webshop here to find my best recommended Korean products from well established trusted Korean sellers from which I order myself. The links in the webshop are updated weekly.
Before you order
โฅ ๏ธSet up a Paypal account, it’s free!
โฅ ๏ธTransfer money to your Paypal account before shopping on Ebay, it’s like a regular transfer
โฅ ๏ธMake sure the money will be drawn from your Paypal account and not from your credit card
(check your settings in Paypal if you have a card connected to Paypal)
Shop smartly from Ebay
โฅ ๏ธAvoid credit card payments on Ebay, even if it’s considered safe.
โฅ ๏ธAlways use Paypal for high security.
โฅ ๏ธAlways double check if it’s free shipping to you country.
โฅ Check you country’s customs fees before ordering.
(There are different fees in different countries, some have none)
โฅ ๏ธTry to buy everything from one seller to lower the customs fees.
โฅ ๏ธClick on the seller’s name to find all of their products.
โฅ ๏ธUse “Buy Now” and “Lowest price including shipping” to sort products by the lowest fixed total price to Europe.
โฅ ๏ธIf the seller is offering returns and money back guarantee then it’s a good sign of genuine products.
โฅ ๏ธPut all products in your shopping cart “add to cart” before paying.
โฅ ๏ธIt’s easy to remove or update items inside the cart before payment.
โฅ ๏ธPay for all products with one transaction, especially if you buy from one single seller.
โฅ ๏ธ1 package = 1 postal fee / customs fee.
โฅ ๏ธOrder together with friends and share postal and customs fees.
How to avoid K-beauty copies / fakes
โฅ ๏ธMake sure that the seller is located in Korea / South Korea
โฅ ๏ธDon’t shop from China as they often sell K-beauty fakes & copies
โฅ ๏ธMake sure the seller is well-established, preferably a โtop-sellerโ
โฅ ๏ธThe seller should have at least 3000 sales in the past
โฅ ๏ธThe seller should have at least 99% good ratings or even higher
โฅ ๏ธIf the price is extremely low the product might be fake, pay attention!
โฅ ๏ธRead the seller’s reviews before placing an order
โฅ ๏ธCheck out my entire list of trusted K-beauty sellers here
If the item doesn’t show up, is broken or fails?
โฅ Contact the seller directly via Ebay’s own messaging feature
โฅ Contact the seller after 28 days if the item has not arrived
โฅ ๏ธAsk Ebay to step in if the seller doesn’t respond
โฅ ๏ธDo not wait more than 30-32 days before notifying Ebay
โฅ ๏ธYou can usually choose whether you want a new item or a full refund
โฅ ๏ธWhen Ebay steps in, you usually receive a full refund within 48h-72h
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You usually save up to 50-75% by ordering K-beauty directly from Korea. However, the shipping time is between 2-4 weeks to Europe.