[singlepic=1095,250,250,right]I knew before I even packed my things that the electric plugs in the US are different from Korea’s round prongs. I remember packing the adapter plug with flat prongs but I just don’t recall if I put them inside my suitcase or not. I wasn’t able to use my netbook right after we arrive in Los Angeles. There were only 15 minutes left of the battery charge when I turned it off before our plane landed. I went to the nearby Target and Home Depot, which are both walking distances from my brother’s residence, but I didn’t find the “foreign” adapter plug as one of the salesmen called it.
I’d found adapter plugs in Amazon at $2.99 but I’d have to pay $6.95 shipping fee plus tax. On Monday afternoon, I took the bus (Foothill Transit) to Westfields in West Covina and visited the Radioshack store. I found the “foreign” adapter plug but I was shocked at the price – $10.99. That’s like 11x its price in Seoul! Anyway, I really wanted to use the netbook and my battery charger (for my Eneloops) so I just bought it. With California’s 9.25% sales tax, I paid $12.01. Yikes!
I should’ve searched for other places to get it cheaper like at The Source, where I’m planning to get a new Xbox from. Anyway, I’m pretty sure I’ll need a US to foreign adapter plug for it and I already have one back home. Some things here in the US are cheaper, but I’m quite surprised at how expensive that adapter plug is!