The Tales of Beedle the Bard

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

I went to Gyobo Moongo in Gwanghwamun, a local book store today. Had several heart attacks at the price. Never mind that these were all imported books, the prices stunned me as I prevented myself from screaming in the store.

While there, I saw the US version of The Tales of Beedle the Bard for 20,000 won, which is about $15. I practically threw that book aside as I fumed at the price. Remember, I’m used to the won rate where for the longest time it was 950 won to $1, so basically a 20,000 won book would have been $20 just six months ago. I’m a bit . . . finicky with these import price tags.

Anyway, later, I saw the UK version for 15,000 won which is $11.55. Now that I was willing to pay for since . . . well it’s the UK version. Not something I will find in the US military stores. Yes, I’m weird.

So now I have that.


  1. grats on the new book :) I’m no good with converting currency xD

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