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Do I need an account to browse Taobao now? Or are shops gone for CNY?
>>10726956I thought you've always needed an account to browse Taobao freely
>>10726956>>10726986I don't have an account and can browse Taobao just fine, iirc it just hates american IPs.
>>10726943wow the taobao mascot is chubby now.
Is spreenow still worth using?
>>10726943Any recommendations for daily lolita pieces from taobao?That means, they can be easily washed and can take a pretty good beating. Specially looking for solids since they aren't as flashy as sweet prints.
>>10729885What's wrong with SpreeNow? I use them all the time.
>>10730225In what substyle?
>>10729875Used Spreenow for my very first taobao order and using it again for another order now. I haven't had any problems with them so far!
>>10729875I've never had a problem with them. I've been using them for years
>>10726943why is there so much fewer anime cosplay on taobao now?
>>10732617it isn't, they just fucked with the search recently in a way that it's bugged
>>10732748hmm yes there is, so many stores just closed all together now
Has anyone bought pieces from Lingxi before? What's the quality like? I reserved this JSK and jacket set from them. I haven't been impressed by their other pieces, but I really love the look of this series.
>>10732915i don't see this on their taobao store?
>>10732922Are you looking at the right store? I believe Lingxi has two stores. x-lolita.world.taobao.com is the right one. This is a direct link to the Twilight Lily reservation page. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-23835407024.10.599c792b5V5BKG&id=665633818748 By the way, what do you think of the hat in picrel? I'm thinking of getting it to go with the Twilight Lily set.
>>10732764which stores? because all in the op list are still existing like usual, so can't be any of the popular ones
looking for the listing for this dress since reverse image search just doesnt exist anymore and the names are so generic.im curious about what itd look like since its literally $15, i think itd be cute loungewear> Girls dreamChocolate Bear
>>10730225I ordered a couple of these from Boguta: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4002-21877950657.11.49a34869MVX3IH&id=559289171755\they're cotton and I can easily style them in a normie way, too. If you're into classic and gothic, surface spell tends to have nice solids too. Infanta had a solid dress with lace that was like pseudo-oldschool sweet that was decently cute. I have an old Infanta piece I've worn and washed numerous times and it has held up. It's pretty hard to find good solids, tho. Lots of prints.
>>10734245Nayrt but thank you so much, I was looking for a skirt like the one they currently have in stock
I'm trying to pay for shipping on my yoybuy order, what do I put as "Tax/OISS No"? I haven't used taobao in a while, last time I did that was not a thing
do you guys recommend using a proxy service such as superbuy or just buying directly from taobao?
Has anyone seen any design replicas or similar shoes to the AP enamel chelseas?
>>10734516nothing, only business have a IOSS number and only bad shopping services want the customer to provide it
Does anyone know any blogs or pages to follow for new taobao lolita releases?
>>10735264I honestly follow resellers for this reason and this reason only and chinese lolita updates on Fb is a good one that’s shown me more than one release I definitely got in on (though never using them)
>>10735264just get a weibo account and follow the lolita release hashtag
Just dropped a couple hundred on plush doll stuff and I still want more why is this shit so addictive
>>10735189Goddammit, that's annoying. The page won't even let me procred with the payment unless I put something there. I emailed them too and haven't gotten a reply. Last time I'm using yoybuyThanks for the help anon
>>10735654yoybuy tried to do this to me too because i spent too much money. kek.
>>10735500if you figure it out lemme know, I got the same problem
There’s no Ali thread and the seller is also on Taobao so I figured I’d ask here: has anyone had issues with Uwowo not sending out their package? I ordered something from them on 11/11 and I finally got tired of waiting and messaged them at the beginning of the month. They said their factory was closed for LNY (understandable) so they didn’t have the cosplay on hand. But now it’s the end of the month and they still keep giving me the LNY excuse. I’ve been seeing other people get their cosplays from Uwowo recently (i.e. sent out last month and they just got it) so I know it’s not that they’ve suspended shipping altogether.
>>10735836Did you forget about the olympics?
>>10735658>>10735654Is this through the proxy or forwarding service...? I have a bunch of stuff going to their warehouse (+more) for the forwarding service and I've never had this but I haven't used them in a while so maybe things changed... Now I'm worried.
>>10735862for me it was for their forwarding service. they also kept emailing me asking for my shop name/website despite me telling them it was for my personal use. do they not expect people to have money?
>>10735838Why would the Olympics cause a factory to close? It’s a big event but not a national holiday. >>10735836Did you order on Aliexpress or Taobao? If you ordered through AE, just cancel your order and ask for a refund. It’s been 3 months.
This is taobao adjacent so I hope it's ok but would anyone in Australia be interested to do a group order for these plushes? (or if anyone outside AU is confident with QQ and want to buy please consider it, the group needs 100 for each to open the group and they're sitting at about 50 for each with Samatoki at 60). Orders close March 10 and any doll that doesn't hit 100 orders will be canceled.Message me for details (gmail). I also have instructions for those who are confident ordering through a forwarding service themselves but need help with the specific steps for QQ etc.
>>10735862It was shopping service for me, but they finally replied to my email and apparently you just need to type "NA", and that worked for me
>>10735500I have some of these in my cart but I'm not buying them just because I don't know if they fit a certain type of plush(Tomonui) Anyone knows if the 10cm or 15cm clothes fits them?
Can someone help me find beige top lace socks like this one from meta? I tried searching up lace socks on Taobao but can't seem to find what I'm looking for.
>>10736540IIRC 15cm plush clothes are made for plushes with a 15cm chest circumference (the 15cm refers to the height but I think the chest circumferences on them is also coincidentally 15cm). You could buy one cheap 15cm plush shirt and try it on, and if it fits go back and buy more? Things like arm circumference and clothing length could vary.
>>10736419That's good to know, thanks! Yoybuy is my go-to so I'd really hate to stop having to use them.
Any Hawaiian shirt/all over print shirt recs?
>>10736607I don't think you'll find anything like this on Taobao. A few Chinese brands released cotton lace utks somewhat similar to what you'd consider lolita appropriate to go along with their old school inspired releases, but even then I don't recall them having raschel lace or being available in an ivory colorway
>>10736607>>10736748Samefag, but your best bet would probably be these. However, they're not ivory either.https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=652028469489https://a.aliexpress.com/_mqVPlLQ
>>10736607Just get them from Meta. Even the good quality UTKs I've found on taobao were around 10-15 bucks not including shipping. You'll save maybe $5 getting them off taobao.
>>10736619The info about the chest circumference will come in handy thank you anon! I will buy a maid dress and see if it fits my Tomos. My concern is indeed the arms since they are so short.
I find it so ironic cgl hates on any coords with lots of Taobao but also hosts threads for it
>>10737081I think it's just a lot of Taobao stuff looks/are low quality. It's popular among newbies looking for cheap stuff they could find on Aliexpress (Taobao items). Sometimes you could find some gems on it if you know how to search. Also other fashion/hobbies (like dolls) us Taobao too its not lolita specific when it comes to this tread.
>>10736748I found these on Taobao maybe I'll try searching xianyu next? It doesn't have to raschel lace socks just otk/utk that's beige/ivory with top lace matching the socks.>>10736754I have those! I'm getting more tho my white ones ripped. They are very soft and look nice. I don't know how to describe it the quality feels good but isn't good as they will rip with repeated use. I may try to dye them ivory or something.>>10736768I'm done a Taobao haul anyways with or without the socks. I looked on the Meta website and these are in stock but I don't want to deal with the shipping cost for one pair of socks as I don't want anything else from the site. Maybe I'll just wait for it on the secondhand market.
>>10737081the hatred is mostly for main pieces, not shoes/socks/bags/petti/whatever else
Can someone find this actually on taobao? I'm only seeing it on DI, nut i don't want to give them my money.
>>10737398https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.184.108.40.206605161DTuJqT&id=668837808366&ns=1&abbucket=14#detailFYI you can still use DI to find taobao stuff. On the DI page it said "Lollipops" which tells me that's somewhere in the brand name. So I search on Taobao "Lollipops lolita" and click around until I find it. Doesn't work every single time but it helps.
>>10737575Thank you so much! I had tried that, but I'm on my phone and wasn't able to find anything. The taobao app is super goofy. Lol
Yoybuy marked the package with the tiny n*ke shoes I bought in >>10735500 as sensitive because of the logo... I mean I get it but..........
>>10738264Bruh……… yoybuy why
>>10738264yoybuy is the worst.
>>10738289I mean as silly as it seems I kind of get why they wouldn't want to risk anything. I've never had a problem with yoybuy and they split my individual packages when I need to ship different things to different addresses, pack things the way I want them to (I had a playmat that I needed them to put in a tube to prevent it from getting squashed in transit and they helped me do that for a small fee) and they got rid of the shoes and the toy camera (which had a battery that I didn't know about) for free. It sucks that they had to be tossed but they were only three dollars so it's no big loss. I've only used their shopping service maybe once though so I don't know what goes on at that end, I mostly just use their forwarding service
>>10738289Which do you think is the best?
Any recommendations for where to buy decent pettis? Is aurora and ariel(?) still the top pick?
>>10738306read the op ffs
Do these people work on the weekends or not? They havent responded in 3 days..
>>10735500link for that cow outfit please
>>10738573I bought a longer one from them since I've got some awkward length skirts and I'm impressed with the quality considering the price is so low. It was under $20 but decent volumes and it's organza, not tulle. I've only had it for a couple months tho so I can't speak to its longevity however
Does anyone know stores like thishttps://moecon.taobao.com/But that offer cute Playstation 5 controller cases, stick caps etc? I can find a few by searching, but only 2 pages.
>>10739017no, why would they?
>>10739018Here you go anon. It's sold across a lot of stores so you can also image search.https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=636731475708On an unrelated but slightly unrelated note, does anyone know if there's a discord server or something for these 15/20cm plushes?
Man fuck shipping companies for jacking up prices despite making record profits during the pandemic. A parcel that cost me $102 to ship with Aramex last July would cost $223 to ship now, or $175 with UPS. And then I have to eat the conversion to AUD. Agh.
>>10740109At this point it I'm not even going to bother anymore if the shipping is as expensive as the item I'm buying or even worse, and combined with the gas/electricity bills that suddenly doubled in a short time.Why even live lmao
>>10740109Ugh. Feeling this.. Taobao just canned the 4PX Warehouse for NZ which shipping was actually a decent rate.. Forced to use ZTO who overweigh EVERYTHING and the price is just ridiculous.. EMS is a fucking joke at the moment too, cost me $100NZD just to ship a 1.2kg package and still took 30 days to get here. Plz, I just want to waste money on cheap Chinese junk. Have mercy.
>>10740280I paid $300 NZD for an 8 KG in November, it sounds like it's far worse now. Strange too, as shipping from Japan seems to have become almost cheaper via UPS or DHL for smallish packages (<3kg).What sort of things are you ordering? I'm going to place an order soon with a business contact in China and have it loaded into a shipping container resulting in cheap shipping.
>>10740109Honestly at this point it's cheaper to use resellers unless you can do some kind of group order with someone else near you to split the cost.
>>10740293I think EMS is especially bad, I haven't noticed much change for DHL prices as EMS seems to have crept up almost as high, you may as well just use DHL at this point cos it only works out a few dollars more. As far as I have seen too most of the Chinese SS who did have a discount for EMS no longer do.With 4PX I was ordering everything, shoes, clothes, boardgames etc. a 10kg order was costing me around $180NZD. I think they were actually going via true weight though. But I have a pair of boots sitting with ZTO at the moment which they have weighed in at 1.9kg which even for volumetric I think is a bullshit out the ass weight. I'm not sure how long container shipping is taking at the moment, but I am tempted to switch to a different package forwarder as I have a biased hatred of ZTO.
Went on xiaohongshu today and I got recommended a bunch of forwarding services lmao they heard me complaining>>10740297Most of what I buy is fabric and cosplay stuff so no go for resellers, and even if I did buy from resellers it probably won't save me that much to be honest (ah the joys of living in Australia). I do group orders with my friends but it's still so fucking ridiculous, like this time around my friend bought a monitor riser and they have to pay $79 in shipping... Probably would've been cheaper to buy local but oh well it's too late for that now.>>10740280How much was 4PX? I had a look at the official tb forwarding prices and it was something like 132RMB/kg which would only save me a few dollars.
Anyone have shops they recommend for wristcuffs? I've checked the ones in the spreadsheet but nothing struck me, and don't seem as common on Taobao as other accessories from searching.
>>10737081>/Cgl/ is one person
>>10740375¥110 for the first kg and ¥70 for each additional with ZTO it looks like. 4PX I believe had very similar rates (can't check it now as its not there) BUT because ZTO over weighs stuff it ends up being expensive anyways.But I definitely found the shipping offered through Taobao with 4PX to be much cheaper than any SS had offered me, the only downside was Taobao charges you the 15% import tax to NZ.
Most recent taobao order pt 1
>>10740746>>10740748Anon, this is cute as fuck. Its like a capsule wardrobe in a single order!
>>10740748>>10740746could I have links for the gingham dress, the red bow apron, the strawberry accessories and all the red things on the second photo please
>>10740873Gingham dress https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=638038725532Apron https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=638037153680Strawberry necklacehttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=626498656985Strawberry wristcuffs, kc, and broochhttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=646601163692----------------------------------Red flower hair comb https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=524948872447Red shoeshttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=547999233871Red salopette https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=667879098824Matching wristcuffshttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=668235439448Polka dot candy cliphttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=612523940740Red/pink bunny ears and hair clipshttps://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=617624858521
>>10740882god bless anon
>>10740298Hey, sorry for the late reply. If you're interested in piggybacking off the order I'm putting together please email me at ^. To clarify, I'm having the package loaded into a container that's being used to import stuff for manufacturing here, i.e free shipping. It just might take a while and I have no way of knowing how long it will be, maybe a month, maybe 2. You'd just have to pay for your stuff of course and domestic shipping in both China and here. Also I probably can't take a gigantic order but if you're just getting a few things it should be OK
Once again requesting stores with clothes like this
Anyone got any worn photos of this dress? I don't care what color. I'm on the the fence about buying bit, so I wanna see pics of it on aside from stock photos.
>>10742340this looks terrible from the stock photo, why even bother?
>>10742342This one looks better. To me it looks like the same quality as that rainbow dollhouse dress everyone has? Idk
>>10742340can you link to this pls? i like the print
>>10742505Sure thing! Here ya go! https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=642891856009
Went on an acrylic jewellery spree if anyone wants links/ reviews?
>>10743180I don't need any links but very cute choices, I particularly like the winking ghost on the left and the cat socks
what are the advantages of ordering through some taobao agent over jist ordering from some reseller on AliExpress? haven't checked but seems to me like it'd be more expensive and too much trouble what am I missing here
>>10740746the petti... pls.. :'-)
>>10745452aliexpress resellers are usually x3 the price of taobao, meanwhile at agents you usually pay only a 4-6% fee which makes it cheaper
>>10745515had no idea it would've been such a high markup, ill look into agents soon then, thanks
>>10745452if you are ordering a lot of stuff, taobao is a better option as it will be a bit cheaper even with the fees. but if it's just a few things, aliexpress is the better option because it's not worth the extra fees
I'm ordering a custom size off Aliexpress but I don't see anywhere to put the custom sizes. I only just added the item to my cart and haven't checked out yet because I'm scared of paying for it and somehow missing giving them the custom size options. Anyone know what I do for custom sizes?
>>10745813this is the tb thread. read the fucking page.
>>10745813send them a message with measurements after you buy
I used to use Pruany but I guess the website is kill???I used SuperBuy for the first time and HOLY SHIT is it slow. I even paid for first out of the warehouse and DHL why do they move so goddamn slowly? What do you guys usually use?
>>10743180Link to the bear necklace?
>>10746361I think it is possible sold out (or I am blind), but is from this store:https://shop64682676.taobao.com/category.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4010-22491831547.2.5b7a62efJPRC5R&search=y
>>10726943Holy shit I knew I came to the right place, bless all you anons in this thread, you're all fantastic. I've been trying to figure out Taobao for buying Genshin stuff for ages and always failing horribly; time for that to change! Thank you all!
>>10727820yeah, it got a makeover a while ago
>>10735500Just got this order in if anyone would like any reviews of anything (minus the stuff that got tossed, which I've now realised I didn't even need to chuck because I went with UPS, goddammit)
>>10746706(aaand I also just realised that half of the generic clothes weren't even in this order so those are a no-go. sage because I'm stupid. An anon asked for a link to the cow outfit though which I will say, the hood is very hard to put over the plush's head because the lining is so thick. It's doable, but it doesn't look super nice)
>>10726943Where can I find a one person shopping agent for xianyu? I want to make an overseas trade and I need someone to act as my go-between.
Off tangent but I kinda dont know where else to ask while staying Anon. I am trying to find out the name/background of the people who manage Soufflesong-Neverland Lolita. Mostly, looking for the real names, preferably in Mandarin characters, of the people who manage the brand. Especially if there's someone specifically called a "CEO" or "Director" of sorts of Soufflesong.This is in relation to working on...something that a lot of people in the Lolita community wants! It's a spoiler, so, only enlarge my pic and read the bottom left corner text if you are OK with the spoiler.
>>10743180Do you have a link for the cat socks?
>>10748200I want their name so I can tell them to stop making shitty dresses
>>10748200if you don't even know how to contact them, you can't do shit.
>>10748200I think the founder/CEO is Yang Yue (杨悦). If you need to ask about names you can probably ask their taobao customer service
everything takes ages due to the new lockdowns
>>10750057Ugh, yes. I am waiting on some things from Xianyu.. Xianyu sellers take forever to do anything in general, and now the lockdowns are making it worse! Its literally been a month since I ordered, I don't even want the shit now, just want the rest of my order that has arrived to be sent.
>>10734040Someone got this and can make a little review? I'm mostly interested in fabric quality. ty
Is the store spreadsheet recommended based on whether someone likes it or have people actually physically bought from them and like the quality?
I'm in the middle of my first order via Bhiner. They posted a pic of a totally different item than the one I ordered. What is the best way to contact them to address the issue? Inbox message or item message?
>>10750577it's stores people bought from before
>>10750722no it's not.
>>10750601There should be a chat/instant messenger function on the website
>>10750749you sound new
What is the name of this taobao brand who makes Excentrique inspired designs ? >pic related, an excentrique coord for reference
>>10751309Nevermind, found the listing back on lacemarket, it's called Schneideren-R
>>10751306Not sure if these shops would have the style youre after?https://shop155539149.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.3.795feb003dlaTghttps://x-lolita.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.3.6b1949cawssPGFhttps://shop172474966.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.2.6b775481k1I2nLhttps://shop208888617.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.2.74133317u85BM5https://shop67316984.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.3.1487b56bZXyla3https://sch-r.taobao.com/category.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w4010-22772538290.2.18b72ba7rovKKM&search=yhttps://shop114043900.taobao.com/category.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w4010-8929234491.2.437c1a56cxEcEF&search=yhttps://shop122794596.taobao.com/category.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4010-17789977556.2.7571661e858eg4&search=y
if I'm shopping at taobao (got a huge backlog to ship so might as well) for maid dresses would it be better to buy one OP and an apron separately or something marketed as a maid dress altogether?Any gulls got any experience or recs?no A lines, ero skimpy stuff, and milanoo cosplay tier stuff plsI'm looking for something to wear for a photobook shoot for one day, but it would be great to be able to wear it around the house doing small chores as well
Xianyu is going independent from taobao which means I can't see my new xianyu orders from my taobao account anymore and therefore can't pay for them with my international card. Worst day of my life.
>>10752459OMG you can use an international card this whole time!??! I've been scamming myself with an SS for years argh.
>>10752504I discovered recently that if you checkout a xianyu listing and quit without paying you can then view it in your unpaid tab in taobao and pay with an international card that way, but xianyu listings don't show up in my taobao anymore because they're going independent >:( Now I have to run in circles to try and top up my alipay balance ugh
does alipay not allow international users anymore?tried registering with my phone number as usual>locks me out, does not let me login at all>asks me for name and 18-digit ID number>says face verification is currently unavailable, only other option is bank card>insert bank card>tried 3 different cards now>says number is invalid>no login through taobao eitherokjust wanted a better payment method for my SS or taobao, currency exchange and paypal fees are wild
>>10752504I never knew either. Now I'm pissed
>>10752948I added a card recently but it can be soooo picky! Are you using the AliPay app? The website is a nightmare, so if not - definitely use the app! And make sure its the international app and not an APK of the Chinese one! I have found it can also be super picky about how you add your card and what sort of card you use, eg. I have a prepaid international card that AliPay refuses to load on the app, however I can checkout through AliPay on Taobao using it? The only way I can do it is login with the app, click "Me" then click "bank card" but it only takes my standard bank issued VISA/ Mastercard. I have also found it is a BITCH to verify anything, basically if youre outside of China, do not have Chinese ID or Chinese bank account it wont do anything, just rejects/ says its wrong, I'm not sure how you're trying to add your card but that is possibly why. I added a screenshot of the app and how I can add the cards, but if its different for you it probably isnt much help. If it is the same and youre doing everything the same way, then I have no idea why it has decided it hates you.
>>10753002can't even get to the main screen or anything. I got the apk from the play store.>login via sms>pic related>pressing back just logs outguess I'll have to call it quits
what's up with the discord servers of all agents getting hacked rn?
>>10753490I'm 171cm and got multiple thigh highs from https://gogoshangcheng.taobao.com/ and they fit my thick legs just fine despite their models being skeletons.
>>10754695Probably depends on the individual product, but the ones I got (lace ones) are pretty soft and stretchy.
Anyone have links to shops selling round biscuit bags like pic related?
>>10754845only know https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=598775119771
>>10754848This works! Thanks so much Anon.
A while ago I recall someone posting a link to a shop with leather lolita shoes, and I stupidly didnt save it.. Does anyone know the shop I am talking about and has the link they would share?
>>10755626I don't think it was this one, but the price is quite cheap I will give it a go anyways. Thanks, Anon!
Does anyone know which SS aren’t being affected by the lockdowns rn, need to make an order to get here asap
>>10757338Even if it wasn't for lockdowns, China has a week of holiday again rn.
>>10750347Hi original OP here (that was wanting the link) it arrived earlier this week- it’s pretty nice for the price, the fabric quality is good, it’s a matte poly and there’s decently cute and detailed details in the print, I can see it getting a bit washed out in some washes though.It’s definitely worth the price to be honest. Straps are adjustable, has nice strong shirring (though I don’t understand why they made it so short length wise, definitely doesn’t sit perfect even if you’re flat), though I’m 163/4cm and think it’s p short as it ends a good palm above my knees. Looking back I ordered L and it may have done me well to order XL for the length.Either way, I have poly AP dresses and based on them I was actually mildly impressed by this dress for 1/10 the price.
>>10757367The week before May 1 always has been a holiday in China, anon. It's labor day week.
>>10757364Oh yeah, that’s fine I can wait a couple days for the holiday, just not an unknown amount of time from lockdown So anyone have any locked down SS reccs for after the holiday?
>>10757338Anon, there's people that are dying
>>10757760(nta) and? people are always dying. who the hell cares. there's no one to virtue signal to here.
>>10757761>>10757768the point is that people dying is more important than your consooming, sociopaths. get over it
>>10757867This is literally a thread for shopping, why do you expect people to not be shopping..
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w5003-22865483205.6.266e979duG5REL&id=581998141236Culumi is gonna be re-releasing their lacy underskirts, there's a preorder up. Gonna order myself a white one that I wasn't able to get earlier in the year. Since a couple people seemed to like them last time I posted about this item, thought I'd mention it.
>>10743180Could you please link what stores you used? Also the cherry ring. It's SO cute.
man anyone else getting booted from tmall for some reason?i have a taobao acc and im logged ini can go into taobao listings just fine, and i can view tmall storefrontsthe app works great toobut if i try to access a tmall item listing i get punished and booted back to the taobao homepage? thanks tmall guess you dont want my filthy foreigner money huh
>>10759508Yes! Sorry, I dont have direct links to the cherry one as it was from a lucky pack, but here are the shops:https://shop156749831.taobao.com/ (acrylic bow rings)https://foreigntradejewelrywholesale.taobao.com/ (ripped off BJ stuff)https://shop114423382.taobao.com (Ghost/ strawberry ring)https://shop125968732.taobao.com/ (cat necklace)https://shop64682676.taobao.com/ (cherry ring from here)https://shop63054014.taobao.com/ (more ripped off BJ)If you're not fussed on what you get, the luck packs are really great prices for what you receive! Its good if you need to bulk your accessories.
>>10758629So, did you get your 50 cents?
Is it a good idea to buy custom dolls from Taobao? Mainly the face.
>>10759742Depends what sort you are after, I have commissioned a bunch of dolls from Taobao and they have all been great, and even better.. about 1/10th of the price had I commissioned someone local. I did have to send them the dolls head first, they did not have heads in stock so there is that? But it depends what you are after I guess?
>>10759974Thanks for your reply! I want to commission heads for Nendoroid dolls. The characters I like don't have a nendo and I doubt they will. Is there any criteria behind choosing which store aside from the reviews and store rank? Which agent is best for custom stuff?
>>10760091I was ordering Monster High and just going by what was on their Weibo, or displays previous work and kinda just ignored the store rank. But I also ordered directly and forwarded to an agent, which I would recommend if you can as its much better talking to the seller directly yourself as all the ones I had dealt with would message multiple times to confirm styles and finalise the product before sealing it which would be slow/ annoying with an SS. Though, if you need to send them the head and youre not super confident with Taobao it may be better going through the SS and paying them to buy and have the head shipped to the seller.
The packages I had selected to ship with Superbuy just say the parcel as accepted a week ago. Should I be worried?
>>10760478Nah, everything is updating super slow rn as the chinese government goes nuts over corona.
Okay anons, I fucked up when signing up and somehow got my phone number banned. According to the articles I've read, unlocking the number would be a huge pain in the ass especially since I'm not a Chinese speaker. When I tried using different numbers like Google Voice, etc., none of them went through either. I'm guessing their system detected my IP or something and nixed those as well. Has anybody ran into this problem before and if so, any suggestions on how to un-fuck this up?
>>10762014you can't use certain virtual phone services like google to receive texts and auth codes so they're banned, you need to get a new real phone number unfortunately.
Does anyone know where to get cute, basic cutsews?
>>10762016Well shit, that's probably why they banned my original phone number then; I tried using the number immediately afterwards without changing my IP address. RIP. On a random note, is there any way to view an taobao item without signing in? I have the URL thanks to a third party site (ex: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=###########) but I"m using Superbuy to look at the page and it also "helpfully" translates everything using google translate so I have no clue what these options actually mean
>>10762043Looks like a preorder item."Last Paragraph" would be the final payment if you paid deposit,"Full amount" would be the full payment if you didnt make a depositSizeWarning not to pay the full price? (possibly for those who made a deposit, but check with your SS as the item may not actually be available to buy if you didnt reserve it?)Warning about the items not shipping until June.That is my guess anyways as translating the translation.What is the item if you don't mind me asking?
>>10762240https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=668606807573Since I would rather not pay for Dokidoki's markups. Too bad I can't even look at the postings without a TB account or else I might have just used SB for everything.
>>10762294This is what it says, apologies for the finger scribbles
I found a cute storehttps://yyg6688.world.taobao.com/
>>10762343Thank you so much, I really appreciate it anon!
thought it would be interesting for some, a help desk ran by cn lolitas where anons ask questions or give insider tipsfb .com/profile.php?id=100063897032399
>>10762014is your provider ATT by any chance? because they are blocking tons of china backbones (also the main cause of taobao loading issues) and in exchange they often ban users with their ip range
first time ordering from taobaoI know shipping is fucked because of panini; how long before I can expect it to move?
>>10766146What shipping method are you using? My most recent packages took 1-3 months to arrive from China. (US/Canada)
Anyone have any links to any good quality old school style bloomers?
>>10766075I use Comcast unfortunately. I think it's because I signed up with a google phone and then used the same browser to sign up using my real phone number without resetting my IP or changing my cookies. Either way, it looks like my # has been blocked unfortunately and I doubt I could stumble my way through the support line to unlock it.
>>10766146Seconding the "depends on shipping method". I have used ZTO, N&C recently and they both seem to take around 7 days, but I sent something with China Post which finally arrived and it took 35 days just to get to Beijing and to the International depot.I would also recommend tracking through AfterShip or 17track if you're not already, as you will get more detailed updates.