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Q: Where can I buy US Letter 8.5 x 11 paper in Shanghai?

I need this paper because A4 is not really used in the US but I need it for US purposes. 

4 years 33 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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You won't. China is metric like most of the rest of the world. The US needs to grow up and change. 

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You won't. China is metric like most of the rest of the world. The US needs to grow up and change. 

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Exactly where in the USA would they not accept A4 paper?

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I think, Chinese make paper from hemp ....  sometimes, when they don't munch on hemp seeds. surprise

 

Do you know if A4 can be made out of hemp?  

 

Maybe I should open new thread .... buTT .... then I'll need the bigger barn 

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taobao.com has vndrs supplyin' it. (n also legal size 8.5x14).

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I had a problem with A-4 paper when used in my HP printer, ending up with business letters with no real marging at all....... And also, jamming my printer frequently.

So, since I live in a small city ( 700,000 habitants only), I took a piece of a box and cut it to exactly 8.5 x 11 inches, and went to the local office supplies store and asked for copy paper this exact size, showing them the cut piece of cardboard. They started showing me A-4, and I kept on saying "Mei you" or "bushi". Finally, one bright girl there got inspiration, asked for my piece of cardboard, went into the storage room, and came back with a box of 8.5 x 11 paper.

Now, Shanghai is a lot bigger city, go to an office store near business district, do the cardboard trick and see if they can finally understand you do not want A-4 but 8.5 x 11 paper. I did tried Taobao, but got A-4 intead of the 8.5 x 11 I wanted. For Chinese mind, it is almost the same, so they call their A-4 by the 8.5 x 11 name.

Good luck !.

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