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Q: Do you use places like taobao to purchase stuff online?

I'm afraid of getting swindled. It's easy to be ripped off inside a brick and mortar shop... so how much easier to rip you off online? Anyone had any good/bad experiences??

8 years 4 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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YES!

Very reliable and if ripped off by a dodgy supplier TaoBao will make good

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8 years 4 weeks ago
 
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Taobao rocks! and it helps improve your Chinese. The only bad thing is the lack of quality of most items due to the Chinese price based production, not a Taobao issue.

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8 years 3 weeks ago
 
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Taobao is great...just watch out for quality issues. I have bought some products that were not so good...but for the price it's hard to complain.

Here are two websites that can help you get set up on Taobao:

http://taobaofieldguide.com/

http://www.theworldofchinese.com/blog/business/972-the-taobao-field-guid...

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I Taobao a lot! Compare prices and check carefully on the comments!

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YES.

I use Tabbao to buy cheap clothes.

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TaoBao rocks and you don't have to purchase the items until you've checked them out. Then you can either choose to pay or send it back

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We always do the shopping on taobao including second hand,brand new~ However you should make the good choice , some are bad. If you want the clothes,you can click   shop69283827.taobao.com (This is my shop )   Always find a best buy on classic,fashion as well as the latest best selling clothes,I just give your some suggestion, I will help you to use taobao if you need.

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The above posters are correct.  For whatever reason, taobao is a lot better than e-bay, a lot, lot better than e-bay in the West and it has far greater security built into it than e-bay.

There was in the past year a problem with some fraud by certain taobao suppliers.  They were blacklisted by taoao when it came to taobao's attention and then thrown in jail by the government.  That would have never happened on e-bay. Never.

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Yup! You cna get stuff you can't even get at April Gourmet and such on there. It's terrific.

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I've used it a few times to but NHL hockey jerseys and baseball jerseys too. The quality is as close to authentic as you can get. The arrival times vary but once again no complaints here. They deliver right to your door too.

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