02 December 2015

KPOPTOWN Order #1 Part 2: BTS (방탄소년단) Haul & Review

KPOPTOWN BTS 방탄소년단 Haul Review Bangtan boys Beauty blog dark wild The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1
Part 2 BTS items
These are the items I had in mind of shopping at Kpoptown, the other items from part 1 were just for fun. I've asked around where I could order BTS CD's other than where I regularly shop my Asian CD'S And DVD's: YesAsia. I've heard I might have get these CD's cheaper than on Yesasia, But was it really cheaper?...

First I'm gonna show you what I got before I talk into the difference with prices, how shipping went and tax stuff.

KPOPTOWN BTS 방탄소년단 Haul Review Bangtan boys Beauty blog dark wild The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1
BTS - Vol. 1 - Dark&Wild
1 CD / 2014-08-22 / 2 random photo cards / 100-page photo book
Track Listing:
01. Intro : What am I to you 
02. Danger 
03. 호르몬 전쟁 
04. 힙합성애자 
05. Let Me Know 
06. Rain 
07. BTS Cypher PT.3 : KILLER 
08. Interlude : 뭐해 
09. 핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래 
10. 이불킥 
11. 24/7=heaven 
12. 여기 봐 
13. 2학년 
14. Outro : 그게 말이 돼? 

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I really wanted this album because I knew 2 songs from it and the rest was unknown to me. These were the songs I already knew: Anger and 호르몬 전쟁(War of Hormone). Sometimes I really want a connection to every song on a CD before just before buying it. This time I had a feeling Not knowing was good enough. When I'm taking blog pictures, cleaning/re-decorating/re-organizing my room, just chilling with candles and "music"... When I listen to music lol! Then I like to just put on a CD and listen to what it brings. Not wanting to know what´s coming, for example; I'm waiting on that epic song at number 10 or whatever. I really like this CD and think its vibe is good. Though for the images in the book and from the MV's I think V & Jungkook really gives you the Dark & Wild vibe from how their hair, makeup and clothes are chosen.

KPOPTOWN BTS 방탄소년단 Haul Review Bangtan boys Beauty blog dark wild The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1
BTS - The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1 - White Version
1 CD / 2015-05-01 / 1 random photo card / 120-page photo book
Track Listing:
01. Intro : 화양연화 
02. I NEED U 
03. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight) 
04. SKIT : Expectation! 
05. 쩔어 
06. 흥탄소년단 
07. Converse High 
08. 이사 
09. Outro : Love is Not Over 

KPOPTOWN BTS 방탄소년단 Haul Review Bangtan boys Beauty blog dark wild The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1
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I've chosen the white version, even though pink is a color I more prefer. This version has a better photo album in my opinion. The members are way nicer photographed and you have blue lines on the edges of the page which doesn't ruin hte picture on the page. With the pink one it's like the edge is way wider and really makes the black&white pictures in the album look crappy. To me the pink version looks like a messed up Photoshop school assignment. I really like the music from this CD. Like I said before about the Dark&Wild CD when I listen to it; I do this with all music. I think this album is really relaxing and dramatic in a good way. I don't know how they do it but I just love their music. I thought reviewing candles was difficult; try music! There is one song in this album I'm super happy I found out that it was one this album. I've bought their Summer vacation Kota  Kinabalu DVD after this order (don't get me started on that one.. new blogpost!) and in the teaser video they used this song I thought was so awesome and cooool (I didn't received this album yet) When I started listening to this CD and was folding my clothes, this song came on and I jumped around of happiness :D Great mini album!

So what about Kpoptown...shop again or not?
Thi first order went fine, few cosmetic/beauty related items and 2 CD's. My second order (that BTS vacation package) This comes in a  say 7cm thick box that has the size of an lightly oversized A4 paper size. It's tight wrapped around it so the shape of the package is quite visible.. hmm like you would wrap a wine bottle just with paper and wrap it then you could still see what it is. Normally "Official brandless" shops would send it in a bigger box to;1. wrap with more bubblewrapping and 2. to hide what's inside because everybody knows when shipping worldwide; mark as gift and with low value even though you paid 100 Dollars for it.
 My package was wrapped "okay" and I got a customs bill for it because it made sound and the package looks too weird (tight wrapped) more value that what the CN22 form said. The shop did fill in the cn22 form correctly but it was the way that it was wrapped. 
I've contacted them, told the whole story. I've got this short reply with no beginning or end (Hi or kind regards). Really unprofessional way of writing. Saying I've got busted (who uses the word busted when you are a retailer speaking to a customer) kind of weird. Then making these plans which would  really get me into trouble and probably would have me pay even more, because his plans sounded very schemy. 
So I said; I have a better idea why not pay the half of my customs bill and we'll forget this issue and I've said the amount of the half he should refund me. The reply was to not refund it but change it into a coupon code. I've used the coupon code and saw that he had not refunded the half of my customs bill into a coupon code, but the half or the number (which was the half of the customs bill) I've written down to make this easier. Playing stupid right.. So I said this right away and got a reply with sorry I've changed it. I kind of don't believe it was a mistake but I'll leave it to that. I've grateful for the half refunded customs bill in coupon form.
My third order was a tiny petit thing which I'll blog about soon. I've chosen this because I was sure this wouldn't get caught by customs and it didn't.

Would I buy here again?
Well let´s see the prices difference:

At YesAsia you get free shipping when you spend $39 or more.
Dark&Wild = 22.99
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1 = $17.99
Total = $40.89 with free shipping

At Kpoptown you do pay shipping and it's calculated on weight.
Dark&Wild = 13.40
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1 = $11.90
Total = $41.20 (15.90 shipping costs)

So no I won't shop at Kpoptown again. I don't trust this shop shipping my items, I don't like their customer service, and their shipping isn't pretty even if you buy more, shipping costs always looks the least prettiest in your cart.

With YesAsia I know what I get. I've ordered from them so many times before. I always buy enough so never have to worry about shipping. They wrap everything really nice. Never got customs problems. YesAsia stays my favorite Asia music online store.

Stay tuned for order 2!