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Previous thread >>10600798
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Has anyone had a package labeled as abnormal? Taobao's not allowing me to send it to myself even though its arrived at the warehouse and has a weight.
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>>10629831
I tried my best to communicate with customer support using Google Translate but I can't figure out what they said exactly.

The sentences with hyphens are my responses.

您的包裹是一单多包异常哦亲
- 有什么办法可以寄给我吗?还是需要退回给卖家?
您方便提供下您的电话号码吗亲
- 不幸的是我不会说中文
这个包裹是正常入库的,只是由于卖家把两个订单的商品打包在一起寄到我们仓库,导致一个订单正常,另一个订单异常,您只要合并正常的订单,仓库就会整个包裹寄出的
那您这样操作哦亲
- 如果我买了东西然后要求仓库发货,那么我的异常订单也会被发送吗?
您勾选那个正常的包裹就可以整个包裹寄出了亲
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Where can I get fattychan socks OTKs and knee highs preferred
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I'm looking for dark green shoes. Any recommendations? My feet are size 34.
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>>10629834
google translate is so bad, anon. just come to the thread next time. from what i can tell they're saying one of the sellers packaged one order in multiple packages, but they counted it in the warehouse as 1 order but it's two packages so it will need to be consolidated as two packages instead of one.
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>>10629862
search term would be lolita大码袜 but you won't really find much besides normie tier stuff
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>>10630546
>lolita大码袜
thank you!
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>>10629071
How badly marked up is DHL to Canada right now? Just would like to what to expect for a tiny order, or if I would be better off with ems
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Anyone got a link to where I can buy the fabric from this bodyline dress? (A non taobao link that a Japanese SS could buy is also fine). I know it was for sale in the past.

The few links I have found my SS have come back to me and said the item was out of stock.
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>>10630761
Ooops, dropped pic
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I want to buy some Angelic Imprint shoes, but I don't know if the size guide is for foot size or shoe size. I google translated it and it literally says "Foot size (shoe size.)" My feet are 26.5cm. I bought antainas in size 43 that fit perfectly, but someone told me they run small.
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>>10630761
didn't this get taken down because the fabric design was part of their design contest and they stole this from the submitter?
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>>10630788
No, I don't think so? Not the print afaik. It was fabric from a Japanese or Chinese producer and I remember it being sold online in multiple colors (pink, lav, ivory), well before Bodyline ever sold the dress.

I'd honestly buy the dress from bodyline for the print if it wasn't overpriced and poorly designed.
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What's a good a-line cage skirt for low-mid poof?
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>>10630543
Hmm. That makes sense but it's still considered a abnormal package and I don't have the options to consolidate it normal. Thank you though!
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>>10629834
>您的包裹是一单多包异常哦亲
Please be informed your order is in more than one package.
>- 有什么办法可以寄给我吗?还是需要退回给卖家?
- What ways are there to send it to me? Or do I need to send it back?
>您方便提供下您的电话号码吗亲
Can you please give me your handphone number?
>- 不幸的是我不会说中文
- Unfortunately, I cannot speak Chinese.
>这个包裹是正常入库的,只是由于卖家把两个订单的商品打包在一起寄到我们仓库,导致一个订单正常,另一个订单异常,您只要合并正常的订单,仓库就会整个包裹寄出的
那您这样操作哦亲
This package will normally be consolidated, but since the seller packaged two packages as one and mailed it to our facility, there is one normal and one abnormal order listing. You only need to complete the normal listing, and we will mail the entire package out. Please do it like that, thanks.
>- 如果我买了东西然后要求仓库发货,那么我的异常订单也会被发送吗?
- If I request the consolidator to mail out the stuff I bought, will my abnormal listing also be sent?
>您勾选那个正常的包裹就可以整个包裹寄出了亲
If you select the normal package, then the whole package listing will be sent out.
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>>10630761
>>10630788
>>10630790
The fabric is by the japanese textile brand COSMO (they do lots of prints like that), not made anymore tho but https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=586316110793 would be the Taobao resale listing of it.
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Any good services cheaper than taobaoring/42agent? I just put in a small order and I think I've reached the breaking point with their extra fees. I really miss taobaotrends...
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>>10630982
Cheapest agent would by Ytaopal with 0% fee, but they make up for it with a really high exchange rate and very limited shipping options, Reddit really seems to love that one.
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>>10630982
i like basetao
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How long do Taobao orders usually take to reach the US? I'm moving in August and am not sure if it's worth waiting
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>>10631956
taobao isn't a shipping method, but yeah I'd wait
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Any recs for wig and wig accesories stores? Not cosplay wigs, but more geared towards j fashion
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Since sometime last week my favorited shops on Taobao keep deleting themself for no reason. Anyone else with the same issue? It's really annoying because I use the favorites system to see upcoming releases that are not public yet.
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Can someone identify which shop these come from? It's apparently called Kaguya but that just brings up Kaguya-sama cosplays.
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>>10632765
same thing happening with me, I wanted to order the infanta trench but its gone
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Sorry, I didn't find the Aliexpress thread, but they are so sweet!
https://aliexpress.com/item/1005002734999929.html
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>>10631956
"Usually" doesn't even apply right now cause everything is STILL fucked from covid. There is a limited number of flights leaving China, so packages are moving more slowly.

DHL/FedEx/UPS where available will take 3-7 business days, because they each have their own flights. But be prepared to pay out the ass.
EMS is normally supposed take 5-10 business days. Several anons have reported it taking 2+ months right now.
SAL is supposed to take like 4-6 weeks, it's taking 3+ months rn from what I can see.
Idk about other methods (airmail, etc.)

I would wait before ordering, but also be aware that many SS will store your items for free, even for several months. If you're worried about stuff selling out you can always order now and ship it from the warehouse once you've moved.
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Is it worth trying to source a manufacturer via a proxy on taobao's b2b sister site 1688 if I don't speak a lick of mandarin or should I just stick to Alibaba?
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>>10633443
I don't think its a good idea at all. You're probably going to want to be able to negotiate and hash out details. Doing that through a proxy sounds like a disaster waiting to happen
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>>10633443
Adding to what >>10633639 said, post your stuff/what you want to say here and I would love to help you translate.
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>>10633378
Thanks, I wasn't aware you could have the items stored for that long. Do you know if 42agent does this, and if so, if I'd need to contact them to ask first?
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>>10633765
I have a dream of making high quality leather handbags but have been severely dissapointed with the quality of silver tone (gold tone is easy because there's solid brass) hardware I keep finding, even from places that claim to offer luxury.
I'm trying to find solid (not plated), nickel-free stainless steel, titanium, or aluminum screw on/Chicago screw style purse feet (pic related) (I've found most other hardware fine, except for zippers which I've given up on at this point) and I for the life of me cannot find them. I'm at the point where I'm considering using actually automotive, marine, or industrial hardware instead since I cannot find anyone that makes the item I'm thinking of
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>>10633843
to be fair, you're likely not going to be able to find what you want in china. lmao
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>>10633322
anon that is incredibly cute and I welcome aliexpress. Maybe we should make an aliexpress thread? They have some good stuff but no main pieces
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>>10633322
>>10633860
done
>>10633865
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>>10633866
Ily
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>>10633789
I've never used them, but as an example, Superbuy stores items for free up to 90 days. Check their FAQ and if it doesn't say, contact their customer service and they should tell you.
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>>10633844
I might be able to find a manufacturer. I did find one on Alibaba that made regular titanium Chicago screws, I might ask if they can do purse feet instead
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>>10630802
>>10634202
Posted in the old school general about a listing that is bought in two payments, but figure it would be appropriate to crosspost it here.

>https://world.taobao.com/item/638267405625.htm?spm=a21wu.11804641.1.7

I know how to use taobao/shopping services, but I've never done one of these before. Are shopping services already familiar with how this works, so you don't need to worry about explaining the process to them? I'm also not entirely sure if this one is still going due to the dates listed, but it's still available, so..? Anyways, I don't see guides on how to go about these, so I am forced to ask my dumb question here lmao
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>>10631956
DHL is reliably arriving extremely fast, but both times ive ordered using it, it's cost $80. personally i think its worth it for the peace of mind. i had an EMS package take months and a USPS package get lost. I'll never pay for cheap shipping for taobao again.
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>>10630541
I have so many shoes saved and there is NOTHING in dark green?!?

This is all I can find..

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.7628869.0.0.1414726bvFjmDj&id=610961883739&_u=t2dmg8j26111

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-23638775505.21.77605bbflBdLiy&id=640530189703
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>>10635283
How about these?
>https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=642976213845
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Does anyone have experience with pre-ordering dresses that didn't meet the required number of orders for production? Do the shops still produce the dresses either way or should I just cancel the order?
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>>10635837
>Does anyone have experience with pre-ordering dresses that didn't meet the required number of orders for production? Do the shops still produce the dresses either way or should I just cancel the order?
I'm having a similar issue with my SS. I was on a waiting list for a dress I missed the preorder for, but the item disappeared and I never received my tokens/money back. I messaged the company about it using their messaging service but I'm afraid they'll claim I never paid for it or was refunded.
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>>10635837
I did a pre-order directly through Taobao that was no where near the required production, the seller messaged me to say it was cancelled and refunded me. Your seller will probably message you too to let you know it didn't go through but if not, follow them up about it, because some absolutely won't if they think you'll forget and they'll get away with it. But possibly they even have the prototype/ sample items they might sell you??

>>10635842
As for this, if you were waiting for leftovers and missed out but paid your SS, that is now their problem and they should refund you. I doubt the shop will refund you directly as they will want the order number etc. but if you paid your SS and they haven't received anything you should definitely be trying to get your money back!
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Thanks, Anon! Going to contact the service I used to ask for clarification if it was cancelled or not, then. Do some shops try to extend their pre-order period in order to reach their quota or something?
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>>10635863
>>10635860
Meant to reply to this, whoops.
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>>10629820
The more time I spend in lolita, the more taobao I see and try, and the more I realise taobao just isn’t worth it. You will never look like a real lolita. 90% of taobao looks like plastic sack cosplay with cheap lace once you get your hands on BTSSB or Moitie or Innocent World and truly feel what quality feels like in thick cotton and ruffles and layers of crocheted lace… it’s so different
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>>10635283
Thank you! The first one is cute :)
>>10635401
Those are absolutely beautiful but not in my size unfortunately
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>>10635865
I know but I'm in denial
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>>10635865
I know, but I simply can't afford to wear btssb daily. Specially after the covidlitas boom.
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>>10635865
>jp brands
>cotton
jokes on you
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>>10635865
Sounds like you need to seek out the 10% of Taobao that is comparable to brand.
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>>10635885
dont waste your money.. you could literally buy nice quality shit if you just wait and save a bit
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>>10635953
Japanese stuff isnt magically quality
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>>10635971
no but tb/ali brand lolita has the same issue as tb/ali clothes, there is always something off. whether it's the print or the material or weird trim/lace, a tb lolita dress always looks off compared to japanese brand. just like how western indie brand pieces have a similarity about them.
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>>10635980
yeah but I dont risk fungus when I buy socks on ali or tao





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