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Q: Can you buy from the non-flash-buy sites without a Chinese bank account? If you're in America?

Can you buy from the non-flash-buy sites without a Chinese bank account? I'd like to shop from Vancl and Taobao!

9 years 32 weeks ago in  Money & Banking - China

 
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Hey

If you shop at Vancl you do not need a chinese bank account or net bank. They will deliver directly to your door and you pay when the goods arrive.

actually echinacities has an article on this, so why not try and take a look: http://www.echinacities.com/expat-corner/how-to-save-thousands-through-o...

About taobao i have to say that i am not sure, i think it depends on which of the thousands of shops you use. i could imagine some of them also accepting payment on arrival.

hope its useful!

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No, for all those flash-buy sites or taobao you do NOT need a chinese bank account. you can also use the chinese paypal: Alipay!

This is a prepaid version where you have to charge your alipay account before you buy stuff. This account can either charged via a bank Wink or a post office. There you fill out a small form, pay in cash, get a receipt and type in this number on your alipay account. voila. after that a payment can be done by only entering your email adress and passwort. it's really convinient after you figured it out ^^.

more infos on:

taobaofieldguide.com

http://www.china-online-marketing.com/blog/online-payment/9-faq-to-learn...

misaifan

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