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Q: how can i buy in taobao over the net?

8 years 25 weeks ago in  Shopping - Shanghai

 
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I am building a service to help foreigners buy stuff over Taobao with no headaches and no need to ask family/friends constantly, wait a few months and it will be ready. 

Robk:

Wow, chronic-down voter... you are fast aren't you? 

 

I barely pushed submit before it was down voted. I have to say you may just be the saddest and most loathsome person on these forums. I am serious. 

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TedDBayer:

Look to right, it MAY show who is here

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Shining_brow:

"A few months"???

 

My cheese will be so off by then!!! :p

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Robk:

I thought the older the cheese, the better haha. 

 

Good work takes time, hoping to have it up for August - September, when all the new ESL teachers come. 

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expatlife26:

that's a good business idea...it's such a pain in the ass dealing with anything here.

 

i mean ANYBODY with a Visa/Mastercard/Amex can order off US websites why the fuck does it have to be so complicated here?

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@expatlife26 - I agree, even the "how to guides" are still a pain in the ass and assume you have a perfect shopping experience. 

 

What if you have questions? What if your order is lost? Why do some banks require you to use a security USB? How do you check out an agency to make sure it is legit? 

 

A friend can help with these things but will soon grow tired of doing this for a foreigner EVERY time. 

 

China is designed for Chinese... so it is up to us foreigners to mold things to our liking every now and then.

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The easiest is to have a Chinese friend help. 

If you don't have one, try searching for "Taobao how to guide". You'll get something like http://www.howtousetaobao.com/ 

expatlife26:

i won't downvote that...but I fucking hate that suggestion for everything.

 

You're at the phone company trying to get a data plan... "why don't you get a friend to help?" No, why don't you get off your ass and sell me what i want to buy you lazy bum.

 

just a cop-out for people who don't want to do their jobs.

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Scandinavian:

actually, Mr. expatlife26, I am all with you on that. It is a weak answer from my side, and a weak problem solving attitude from anyone. But hey, my "Chinese friend" is my wife, and in that case it is acceptable. 

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I am building a service to help foreigners buy stuff over Taobao with no headaches and no need to ask family/friends constantly, wait a few months and it will be ready. 

Robk:

Wow, chronic-down voter... you are fast aren't you? 

 

I barely pushed submit before it was down voted. I have to say you may just be the saddest and most loathsome person on these forums. I am serious. 

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TedDBayer:

Look to right, it MAY show who is here

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Shining_brow:

"A few months"???

 

My cheese will be so off by then!!! :p

8 years 25 weeks ago
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Robk:

I thought the older the cheese, the better haha. 

 

Good work takes time, hoping to have it up for August - September, when all the new ESL teachers come. 

8 years 25 weeks ago
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expatlife26:

that's a good business idea...it's such a pain in the ass dealing with anything here.

 

i mean ANYBODY with a Visa/Mastercard/Amex can order off US websites why the fuck does it have to be so complicated here?

8 years 25 weeks ago
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Robk:

@expatlife26 - I agree, even the "how to guides" are still a pain in the ass and assume you have a perfect shopping experience. 

 

What if you have questions? What if your order is lost? Why do some banks require you to use a security USB? How do you check out an agency to make sure it is legit? 

 

A friend can help with these things but will soon grow tired of doing this for a foreigner EVERY time. 

 

China is designed for Chinese... so it is up to us foreigners to mold things to our liking every now and then.

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GorgoSparta:

I don't understand why people disliked your response, this article was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the question as well

8 years 14 weeks ago
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humbug:

Haha I know! It's a really useful article. 

 

Aw well, haters gonna hate 

 

*shrug*

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Buying on Taobao is easy, you can even buy a number of products without a credit card by paying cash to the kuaidi guy when you receive it. But yeah it can seem complicated at first.

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what do you want to buy? You could apply an account and then buy it through your alipay account. 

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Taobao isn't rocket science. If you have half a brain it is not difficult.

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it s very simple ,first look at the website have english version,so it s more conveninet for you,registeted a user name,let user name associated with your bank card,

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Register, fill your info, especially delivery address, link a bank card ...

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