Every time a Kpop groups or idols makes comeback, we all become very excited to buy their new albums. As soon as pre-order opens for new albums, we stick in front of our computer or use our mobile phone to check price, and order it online. In today’s digital era, we can listen group’s comeback albums online, but why we need to buy the albums ? Well, Kpop albums are not a simple box with just a CD inside. Every Kpop albums comes with posters, pictures, photocards and many other items inside it, which makes them different and special than other albums. Here are few things which you will find when unboxing a Kpop albums:
- Point Card
- Photo card
So, you might think that Kpop albums might be expensive to buy. Well, you are right and wrong too. Kpop albums are expensive in price, but if you think about all other goodies that comes with the albums, they are worth buying. Buying a Kpop albums also shows your support for your favorite group or idols. But, we can see that the price of albums differs from country to country. You can find a Kpop albums under $20-25 in Korea, while same albums can cost more than that in your country. So, why is their so much price difference ?
Kpop albums are not produced all over the world like other products, they are made in South Korea (the origin of Kpop). From there they are exported to all over the world, and Kpop fans. Importing an Kpop albums is expensive because distributer have to pay for the albums, shipping and handling, and other costs. Finally, when an albums lands on your hand many expense is already added on the albums which makes it expensive. Also, with high demands of Kpop albums and low production, we can also see why it it expensive.
Are Kpop albums expensive in Nepal ?
The cheapest Kpop albums we can find here in Nepal is above Rs. 2000-2500 and can go more than Rs. 10,000 too. The amount is not small compared to earning of Nepalese people, which makes it harder for Kpop fans to buy Kpop albums in Nepal. Not only they are expensive, it is also hard to find Kpop albums sellers here in Nepal. There are very few Kpop albums sellers in Nepal like Chingu Mart, Kpoptown Nepal. Kpop albums are hard to find and expensive to buy in Nepal.
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Now, its time to comes to main point of this article which is Why are Kpop albums expensive in Nepal ? Importing a Kpop albums in Nepal is expensive, and I will say far more expensive than other countries. An distributer from Nepal has to buy a Kpop albums from South Korea, and import it to Nepal. The expense for importing an albums in Nepal is high which includes album cost, International bank payment cost, shipping and handling cost, applicable import and custom tax. With so much expense to cover, we can see why Kpop albums are so much expensive in Nepal.