01. What is OBO Korea?

OBO Korea is a place to buy and sell used stuff in Korea. It’s primarily aimed at the expat population, but anybody can join to buy and sell their used stuff. Have you just moved to Korea and need to set up your new apartment with the essentials before your first paycheck? Are you leaving Korea soon and need to sell your stuff fast? Would you rather save your money for a vacation instead of buying new stuff? If so, OBO Korea will make your life easier.

02. What does OBO stand for?

OBO is a common acronym used in classified ads, and it means “Or Best Offer”. For example, somebody selling a used laptop for ₩200,000 OBO would accept a lower price from a committed buyer.

03. Do I need to register to post ads?

In order to post ads, you need to create an account. Registration takes about 10 seconds, and you can create one with you e-mail address or with a social media account such as Facebook or Twitter. Once you have created an account, you can customize your profile with a picture and your contact details.

04. Can I post ads for free?

Yes, absolutely! Registered users can post unlimited ads in any number of categories. There’s no catch because we think buying and selling your used stuff should be as simple as possible. These ads will appear on the home page, and they will also be indexed according to the category and tags you set for them. In addition, you can easily share you ad by clicking the social buttons included on your post.

05. What are premium featured ads?

For a small fee of ₩5,000, you can purchase a premium featured ad. These ads are featured more prominently on the home page and search results, and they will appear more often in the “related products” banner of similar ads. This is an inexpensive solution for people selling high-price items such as cars or expensive electronics, and it’s particularly helpful to people who want to sell their stuff even faster. That said, the free ads still work like a charm, and you will sell your stuff no matter which option you choose.

06. Do I have to register to browse or contact sellers?

No, you don’t! Anybody can browse the entire site, publicly comment on products, and contact the seller privately. You can do all of this without creating an account.

07. What will you do with my private information?

Not a damn thing! When you register for an account, you can include as little or as much information on your seller profile as you want. And we promise never to spam you or sell your information to third parties.

08. How can you protect me from scammers and other bad guys?

We will frequently review ads and remove suspicious and fraudulent posts on a case-by-case basis. That said, you need to exercise caution and common sense. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. If the seller is demanding an immediate bank transfer or is selling a high-priced item at a very low price, this is a big red flag and you should contact us immediately. Life is difficult enough as it is, and we don’t want you to deal with low life scum trying to make a quick buck.

09. What are some of the cool features of this site?

There’s a lot of cool stuff inside!

  • Google Maps integration, which allows you to tag your location in ads
  • Rating system for products online
  • One-click registration and log in with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  • Easy browsing and lighting-fast search functionality
  • Mobile friendly. Site looks great on any screen size!

10. What isn't allowed at OBO Korea?

We should probably hire some lawyers to draft up a tight Terms and Conditions page, but until that happens, the following is not allowed at OBO Korea and will result in the termination of your account with or without warning:

  1. OBO Korea is only for buying and selling used stuff. Big emphasis on USED. This is not a platform to grow your business, and it is intended only for personal, non-commercial use.
  2. All listings must be lawful.
  3. Listings must provide detailed, updated, and accurate information. Any listings found to have inaccurate information are subject to removal.
  4. No spam or multiple posts of the same product. Post your add in a single category/subcategory and add as many relevant tags as you’d like.
  5. No offensive or abusive language in the public comments or private messages to sellers.


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