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>>10518317
Any store that has cute decor/small furniture? I know of Fishhui. Thank you.
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Is this bag a replica / carbon copy of a brand bag?

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-15282722727.59.10312531HEKJF8&id=19041726560
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>>10519305
Yeah an ap bag
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>>10518317
reposting from the farms, but my current order
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>>10519308
is it really tho?
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Anons, I know the virus is causing a lot of delays, but this seems ridiculous. I ordered some stuff and had it shipped in late October.
Tracking has literally been this, over and over, since early November every 2-3 days. It's the same thing on repeat. I've tried tracking it on other websites but get the same nonsense. I didn't even ask for it to be shipped EMS.
Should I contact my SS about this and have them inquire, or is this just how shipping is going right now from China? I've ordered other stuff and not had a problem so I'm starting to get really worried
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>>10519768
you should ask, i had something via taobao direct shipped on 11/12 and it got to me this week. so theres delays but it shouldve atleast left the country
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I tried doing a reverse image search for Sweetly Honey and Lussa-Handmade(?) on Taobao but could not find any of the storefronts. Would someone mind dropping links for them?
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>>10518317
ok
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Anyone know a good shop that sells dress forms? Adjustable or not, both ok. Mine is missing pieces of the stand.
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I can't find the dreamholic shop anymore and their storenvy link also seems to be dead. Are they gone?
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>>10520295
They were bought by a US company and are based in the US now:
https://dream-holic.com/
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>>10520295
someone will have the taobao link but i cant find it right now. but in the meantime: https://dream-holic.com/
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I've not used Taobao in probably 5 years at this point, browsed the other thread and saw they delete old inactive accounts. I made a new one, but as soon as I did it blocked my account for "serious violations" and I can't even browse without getting a login pop up every single page. If I close out of it, the page loads blank.

Is anyone else having issues with looking at items?
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>>10520516
Are you on desktop? Because there's been an issue with chinese websites making their desktop versions as annoying as possible to use so people switch to the app flooded with ads.
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>>10520530
Yeah, Desktop.
That's stupid, I just wanted to browse for DIY shit lol. Is there any workaround or do I have to install the app if I want to do anything? Thank you btw for the reply.
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>>10520295
https://alicegarden.tmall.com/ is a bit like dreamholic.
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>>10520544
Double posting by accident, but I made an account after a few years too, however I haven't logged in but I was able to shop easily (unless you're buying directly), but if you're using a SS, you shouldn't have an issue shopping. I just exit out the login pop up everytime
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>>10520672
It's bizarre, it just ends up loading into a blank page or if I try to open up an item page, redirects me into the login main page.

bizarre. I'll see about finding a workaround for it, no clue what it's doing lol
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Store link to Yukine's Box?
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>>10519607
technically not, the ap bag did not have the cloud.
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>>10519768
I shipped an order through sal in early August and had the same thing happen. It ended up getting to me around mid October.
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>>10519768
I feel like its hit or miss. I have a package that's weeks late that shipped within the US and I've had something come from China within those weeks...in a shorter amount of time. The rng is strong.
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I'm confused on this listing. It says it's a presale but the only preorder type of listings I've seen before on taobao usually have a second payment listing later on, but this presale one has product photos under it like you just buy it like a normal listing. Can anyone give me some insight??
>https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626940021872
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>>10523373
It just means that it isn't instock in that specific case.
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gulls, how do you budget for shipping costs when making a taobao haul? the calculator on superbuy requires dimensions of the parcel, but I have no idea how big it would even be. I planned on buying some nanchatte stuff--like 4 blouses, 6 skirts, 2 pair of socks and 6 cardigans, give or take.
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>>10524176
Just estimate on the high end? You can probably contact them for a quote giving them the items you're going to buy.
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>>10524178
>>10524176
To add, I just marked items in my cart to "ship" to see the rates but didn't actually proceed with shipping and here are some of the rates I got.

For a blouse, petti, some hair accessories, few pairs of wristcuffs, a small purse, bloomers it's 440 CNY for EMS, Mainland China DHL is 958 (wtf), SAL is 317, Hong Kong DHL is 880, and there a bunch of other options. It seems really high as my items probably only weigh a couple kilos if that. You can request to reweight stuff most likely. The EMS shipping rate is reasonable imo for how fast it is.
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>>10524250
Forgot to add these are just estimates. Once all my shit gets here and I ship everything I'll post again for the actual amount and how much everything weighed.
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>>10524250
dont forget to expand all shipping items, superbuy hides the reasonable priced shipping at the bottom. I just paid about 70-80 for a box with 2 dresses and like 7 blouses to be shipped to the usa via the cheapest option, so something around that?
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>>10524250
I'm scared to order from taobao for this reason, I always assumed Chinese shipping would be cheap since I never pay for my 5 working day aliexpress shipping, but whenever I use shipping calculators it's like £60+. In my cart I have a bunch of boleros, hair accessories, a petti and 2 pairs of shoes but I don't want to regret ordering (my plan rn is to use yoybuy)
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>>10524477
yoybuy's website is a piece of shit lol. I don't have good experience with them. 60 pounds is reasonable for all the stuff you have especially considering you have 2 pairs of shoes a bunch of boleros and a petti.
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>>10524477
>>10524549
I agree with anon, yoybuy likes marking up more than other sites in my experience. Superbuy has the better rates and they do free product pics when they come in so you can make sure you got the right item.
>superbuy rehearsal packaging op
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randomly found this earmuff headdress, maybe someone like that kinda thing?
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=631134589125
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What term should I look up to find lap desks? I'm struggling to find one
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>>10526669
Google translate is your best friend
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>>10524925
this looks cheap af, anon.
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Has anybody here ordered through Bhiner lately or gone through the process of a refund with them? A friend and I (in Canada) did an order together back in October and the Bhiner economy tracking number stopped updating after October 27th when it left China. After asking twice this week, they have finally told me that the package is in Dandong (which is where it originated), meaning it either didn't leave the country for 2 months, or it left and has been returned. At this point, we really just want our money back because it's looking pretty unlikely that we're ever going to get this package.
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Do any Taobao jfashion brands have an insta or is it all only Weibo? Do you follow any reseller IG accounts to see new releases from Taobao?
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Has anyone ever had issues logging in to their SpreeNow account? I haven't used it for a little while but every time I try to hit log in with my info the page just blinks and sits there as if I hadn't clicked anything, no error message even.
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>>10527938
Have you cleaned your cache? It can act up sometimes if you haven't in awhile
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>>10527956
It's a different laptop from the one I was using when I last logged in, so I don't think it should be a cache problem, but I'll try!
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I made an order with a single Taobao shop for in-stock items but the seller decided to ship them out in two boxes together on the same truck (both are small articles of clothing). Now both boxes have arrived at the international reshipment station and I have the option to have them shipped to me overseas but I noticed that I'll be paying for the two outer boxes as well which is pretty unnecessary and doubles the shipping charge basically when the seller split them up for whatever reason.
How likely am I able to convince customer service to combine the two boxes like repackage and reweigh them for a more justified shipping cost? Does it usually change for better (or worse to spite your gaijin butt)?
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What are your favorite Taobao shops for gothic style? I'm kinda new and looking for stuff in the vein of pic related
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>>10524549
>>10524797
Thanks for the recommendations anons, guess I'll go with superbuy instead. I can't figure out the website though, I want to use their forwarding service, not their shopping agent service, but it's asking me to submit the things I want to buy on both? Why would I need approval to send things to my address? Or am I just understanding this wrong and I can just order like I do with my tenso account
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>>10518317
Anyone know a store where I can buy a bunch of stationery shit for cheap. I just want to add stickers/pens/notepads as gifts when I'm selling my candles. Thank you. The stores in the store spreadsheet is nice, but more if you have. Thank you.
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>>10524797
I got a couple items with random stains and my superbuy agent wasn't able to get a replacement, only 5 yuan refund for one of the items. I requested another replacement (Red Maria) and am hoping for the best. Is Red Maria known for being so shitty?
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>>10528661
That sucks. My order from them was fine, I went through 42agent.
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>>10528661
>Is Red Maria known for being so shitty?
No, just incredibly slow.
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>>10528661
Red maria has always been good for me. I'm sorry you had a bad experience.
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My taobao order. Hope everything comes in okay.
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>>10528661
I only bought from Red Maria once and it was some stockings. There were some little black smears (not mold, I checked) but they were right around the hip area so they weren't going to show anyway, but if it bothers you it's definitely a problem. Don't recommend them for anyone that makes a point about not skipping leg day by the way, they're not suited for big calves. If you have thin, lean calves however I did find myself liking the fabric of the stockings.
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PT 1 of order
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>>10528895
PT 2
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>>10528895
PT 3
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>>10528895
Link to... everything?
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Super happy with my Cat Tea Party rings, it was around $30 for these 9 rings. The glitter ones are probably the cutest
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>>10528898
link to these clips please
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>>10528779
Links for the stockings and the cardigans?
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>>10529184
Cardigans:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=575472163828&spm=1101.1101.N.N.624e0da

Stockings:
White:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-21827088969.57.43eb107dT3KVrx&id=551705220548
PInk/Blue:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-22960599495.59.2b8f24f8VanpP9&id=589264274465
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>>10528779
Good taste anon!
Link to the JSK and the skirt?
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not sure if this goes here but does anyone have SS recommendations when shopping from xianyu / any guides for shopping there in general? i’ve seen some people say to avoid 42agent bc they have a markup specifically about xianyu listings

i’m trying my hand there for secondhand shopping since LM can sometimes have mad inflation rates so i just want to make sure i’m getting the best rates with whatever SS i use
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>>10529366
Thanks!
The JSK is actually a 2-piece, vest & skirt. It looks like it's just the leftovers since only a size M in the vest and size L in the skirt are available. I happen to fit in the middle of both sizes so it works for me (hopefully). There's cofirmation that they've purchased it but hasn't shipped yet, but both are pretty cheap.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=615779528119&spm=1101.1101.N.N.f86d781

So excited about this skirt. There's a JSK listed but I can't see it for sale, which sucks since that's what I want the most. I just hope the quality is good.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-21992888382.11.7bd751bc90RJm5&id=607453163670
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Grabbed a bunch of accessories. Now I cross my fingers and pray that all the reds stay true to their pictures and remain around the same shade.
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>>10529618
Could you post the link for the gloves? All of this is super cute
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Anybody have cute jewelry store recommendations?
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Help finding the link to this shop Pawnshop and this release? The name is making a google search difficult...
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>>10528756
>buying such a poor quality sucrose cosplay
please love yourself
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>>10529618
Sauce on underskirt(?) please!
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>>10529677
>>10530069
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=552901711174 & https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=619903026362
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>>10530113
Ty anon!
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>>10519592
I fucked myself over and added more.
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>>10530458
Link to the top in the top middle? Also to the direct left of that did you get the false nails or the earring? Is that even an earring? It looks tight.
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>>10530471
It is the earrings. It's not actually https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626545097368
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>>10530036
https://m.tb.cn/h.47sSSJ2?sm=e9f730

here you go!
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Everytime I think "okay, I've bought enough washi tape" I end up stumbling on new shops. God damn this is addictive
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>>10530707
I feel you but with clothing and accessories. Shit costs like dollars and cents though so I don't feel so bad.
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>>10530707
saaaame.
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Found this on some site called Aleeby which seems to be one of those Taobao/Alixpress resellers. Love this wig but can't find it anywhere else, anyone happen to know what the original shop it's from is?
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With CNY fast approaching, what's the deadline for shipping stuff if you want it to leave the country in time?
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>>10530981
Have you tried reverse searching the image on taobao yourself first?
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>>10531049
Try to do it before the week of 1/20
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>>10531239
Thanks! Guess I'll wait for my last round of purchases to get there and ship everything out
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>>10520295
Just found the new DH link
>https://dcoucou.taobao.com/
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Has anyone ordered one of those pipe clothing racks before? Because I want to know how much shipping I should expect.
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>>10528898
link to the wig?
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>>10531454
shouldn't be too bad if u have to put it together urself. I bought mine off ikea.
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I don't remember in which thread, but someone asked for the punk cat hats that Bodyline used to make and randomly found something similar on Taobao, so I'm gonna leave it here in the hope the anon sees it
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=622824809246
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>>10530458
link for the leftmost blouses?
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>>10531454
You can get a white one at ikea for $15 and spray paint it pink.
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What is the best agent to use for single small items?
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>>10531745
Not in my country, they don't have this kind of thing here.
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>>10530458
Link to the hime wig?
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Are any shopping services particularly better/worse for communicating back and forth with sellers? I'm looking to get some custom orders, and I'm concerned about stuff getting lost in translation.
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>>10532147
Superbuy is pretty good in my experience. I've interacted with half a dozen agents and all of them have decent English. They're really helpful too and fast with replies.
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>>10532117
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=603389144876
>>10531733
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=556315776297
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>>10531309
Was dreamholic always this expensive?
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>>10532217
sorry i meant rightmost, oops
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>>10532481
>Anon says whoops
>When it was me who actually retardedly posted the right sided blouses when she meant left.
I am so sorry, and you're very sweet, lol. here's the link
>https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=623189659165
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Does anyone have any recs for shops that have socks like the ones on the right?
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>>10528895
>>10528896
link to the dress and the bunny ears pls?
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>>10529096
Seconding this
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Any recs for shops with solid print gothic or classic stuff?
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>>10529096
>>10533427

JSK https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626207937375

KC, Apron & wristcuffs
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626848139500

Pink Wig https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=607678238056

Necklace https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=624796489437
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>>10532780

JSK https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626207937375

Bunny ears https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=624225909377
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>>10533542
Oops forgot to link the socks too. Sorry about that.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=593514819285
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>>10531471

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=589882847959
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>>10533542
Thanks so much! I love it
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There are some socks on devilinspired from a brand called Ms. Sox. I cannot for the life of me find it when I google it, google reverse image search some of the photos, and I don't see the shop on the cgl taobao store list. Am I stupid for not being able to find the damn place? If anyone has a link or anything, please help my dumb ass.
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>>10524797
I had to contact two shopping agents, but I was refunded approximately $65 in shipping(which was 1/3 of the shipping cost). They overweighed my package by more than 1kilo lol. They originally told me to cancel my current parcel and apply for rehearsal packaging for a newly submitted parcel which I did, but then they accidentally rehearsal weighed the old parcel lmao.

I highly recommend getting the rehearsal shipping for anyone ordering as my package was heavily overweighed. Also tip your agents. The highest tip is like 3$ USD and damn my shopping agents worked fucking hard and were on top of their shit.
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Needed some cute work blouses while losing weight
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>>10533942
Link for the dress on the far left?
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Has anyone had issues using transferwise with Bhiner? I sent them money in HKD and they applied it to my account in GBP which is $23 more expensive than paying in CNY. I thought the point of wiring money was not getting screwed on the exchange rate?
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>>10534020
Here you go!
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=527020268809
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Anyone know how the new UK customs system is going to affect shopping services since technically they have to be VAT registered?
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>>10528446
link to the shop pls? unless its dead
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>>10529682
once again asking politely, lolita / jfashion styles, maybe goth
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>>10535090
not exclusively jewelry but https://miss-piggy.taobao.com/
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>>10535088
https://shop159463611.world.taobao.com/
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>>10533942
bottom right socks link? also good taste anon
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asked in one of the generals but i figured this might be more helpful, but does anyone know of any stores with cute strap extenders for jsks? i'm tall but i hate doing that "tie adjustable straps like halter ties" thing
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>>10528779
Turtleneck link please!!
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I want to buy a roll of 100 polymailers on Taobao. I have a current order going on right, however I wonder if it's worth it. I also can't find the ones seen on Alibaba.
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>>10535665
what are you looking for?
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>>10535712
Holographic ones. I searched the term for holographic + courier bags, and I have found nothing.
Tbh, I just want to buy cute polymailer bags to send my things in.
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>>10529378
I use yoybuy for xianyu. They're great, no markup, always buys with issues too. Would reccommend. 90% of my orders are jfashion off Xianyu at this point
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Anybody know of any stores that sell replicas or factory rejects of MA*RS / Princess Melody?
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Been waiting on the purses for a while so I ended up tacking some more stuff on
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>>10536392
link for the shoes pls?
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>>10536570
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=628526977938&spm=1101.1101.N.N.ce80627
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I know what there's some '''high end''' taobao brands, like yolanda, that produce dresses that are better quality than the average taobao brand, but what are some '''high end''' taobao brands that produce good quality ,non-print classic pieces?
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>>10537110
akane & alois comes to mind
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>>10535909
https://shop64932849.taobao.com/ does, always very little stock tho.
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>>10537348
Thank you so much!!
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>>10535358
I somehow missed this. And thanks!
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=626933266125





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