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What POB Means in K-Pop

Are you giddy with anticipation to purchase the newest album by your favorite Korean pop group? You might be able to get your hands on a POB if you place an order with a K-Pop store that is directly operated by the label or if you buy from a local group order that is organized by fans.

Confused about what “POB” means in the context of K-Pop? Have no fear; you’re not the only one! Even if you’ve been following K-Pop for years, you might not be aware that POBs have only recently become popular among collectors.

Thankfully, we have you prepared with our straightforward instruction manual. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know before making a purchase.

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ITZY’s Ryujin is currently offering a pre-order bonus.

While some POBs highlight individual members, others are created utilizing photographs of the entire group. There are certain stores that provide a whole package of rewards with each purchase, such as a photocard for each and every member. In all other circumstances, you are only eligible to receive one of the randomized benefits per order.

Are the POBs official documents?

In the same way that conventional album inclusions are considered official goods, so too are POBs. K-Pop agencies collaborate with album dealers to develop the perks, which are subsequently made and delivered to customers such as yourself.

Having said that, some more localized K-Pop shops or group order managers might provide their very own fan-made pre-purchase perks, such as polaroids fashioned from your bias’s Instagram selfies. These materials are not regarded as official and may violate copyrights if they are distributed. If you are seeking POBs that have been approved by the agency, make sure to place your order with a reputable retailer.

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How do I get a POB?

As stated, K-Pop businesses collaborate with a variety of different stores to offer POBs. Checking the group’s Twitter is a good idea if you want to learn which stores provide discounts or other perks for the members of your favorite organization. The majority of government entities will either tweet or retweet links to stores that are selling official POBs.

If you are still unsure, the following are some reliable Korean K-Pop stores that frequently provide customers with advantageous pre-order options:

K PLACE

Yes24

MusicPlant

Aladin

Withmuu

MusicKorea

WithDrama

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Many K-Pop groups‘ official albums can only be purchased via Korean retailers; however, an increasing number of K-Pop agencies are beginning to collaborate with outside merchants as well. The following assortment of foreign K-Pop shops typically provides official pre-order advantages:

Ktown4U Makestar MokketShop Weverse is the place to go.

Advantages available for pre-ordering TXT

You may even be able to find POBs in stores like Target and Barnes & Noble if the band that you like best is fortunate enough to have an agent or distributor in the United States. In the meantime, be wary of purchasing any POBs from Amazon, as the marketplace is rife with illegitimate merchants.

When will I be able to receive a POB?

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To receive a “pre-order benefit,” often known as a “POB,” you will typically need to pre-order the album that will be released by your favorite band. Due to this fact, they are regarded as being rarer than the inclusions on other albums.

Even though the album has already been released, some retailers will continue to send out pre-order copies of the record until they have none left in stock. There is still a chance that you will be successful if you act swiftly enough.

What is the going rate for a POB?

The fact that POBs can be downloaded without cost alongside the purchase of an album is among the many wonderful aspects of these files. You will not be required to pay any additional fees in addition to the usual price of the record.

If POBs are provided free of charge, what are the benefits for the store? To succeed, one must focus on outperforming one’s rivals. K-Pop establishments have the potential to entice more customers to choose them over other retailers by providing advantageous pre-order options.

Note that if you don’t succeed in getting a POB in time, many fans may sell their unused pre-order bonuses on online marketplaces such as eBay, Instagram, and Facebook Marketplace. POBs, on the other hand, typically command greater prices than conventional album cards due to the fact that they are restricted in supply.

What are the Stray Kids pre-order bonuses that are being offered on eBay? How do I select the POB I want?

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You might be curious about how you might choose your bias’s pre-order bonus (POB) when you buy an album, given that pre-order advantages frequently include specific idols.

First things first, have a look at the listing on the store that you’ve chosen. There are certain vendors who will provide you with a drop-down menu from which you may select the POB that you desire. You will notice, however, that the bulk of the members are labeled as “random” (which is written as ” in Korean), which implies that you will not be able to choose your preferred member in a straightforward manner.

However, this does not imply that there are no means available to you to protect your bias. There are two possible solutions to your problem if you are concerned about not being able to acquire your preferred member because of a random pre-order benefit:

Participate in a group order. Find a reliable group order (GO) manager in your area and get in touch with them. When you place an order for a POB through a GO, you will frequently be given the opportunity to indicate which member(s) of the group you would like to receive it.

Swap with one of your fellow fans. Many communities of K-Pop collectors can be found on social media platforms like Instagram as well as online auction websites like eBay. If you don’t get the POB from your prejudice, you can probably find another fan who would be willing to swap with you if you reach out to them.

What does ‘POB’ mean when said in Korean?

If you do not have a strong command of the Korean language and you wish to make a purchase from a store that is situated in Korea, it may be difficult for you to determine whether or not the store offers pre-order bonuses. Have no fear; all you have to do is keep an eye out for the Korean word for POB, which is:

You can pronounce this character as “ye-yak-teuk-jeon.”

The term “reservation” can also be translated from the Japanese character “,” which is quite similar to the English phrase “pre-order.” The character ”, on the other hand, can indicate either ‘privilege’ or ‘benefit’.

The final word

You are now aware that a pre-order benefit, also known as a POB, is a limited-edition item that is included with your purchase of a K-Pop album in advance. When you pre-order an album from a participating store before the album’s release date, you will be eligible to get free official POBs.

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