Help with order fromTaobao


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Help with order fromTaobao

Postby Emmett » Sep 12th, '13, 19:52

I have found a few cakes on Taobao I would like to get but I do not know how to order can anyone point me in the right direction, or help me to place the order? Thanks.
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby mr mopu » Sep 12th, '13, 20:39

I know a couple of trustworthy agents if you need one. Here is one cctvsystem2011@hotmail.com. Tell her John sent you she should be able to help. If you have a list of items I may be able to help you if I know what you are looking for. Here is a link to a seller on alliexpress that can help also. just tell him John sent you and he will work with you also. Yuan can find items from taofocus if you provide him the link of the item. Here is one of his listings it should allow you to contact him. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shi ... 29733.html
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby MarshalN » Sep 12th, '13, 21:50

What are they?

I'm not offering to help you buy, but I have bought enough to help you sniff out the really bad ones
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby chrl42 » Sep 13th, '13, 00:24

Think twice if they are located in Guangdong..try 干仓(dry-stored) as possible..check to see the detailed pics and also feedbacks & points not to be missed :)
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby MarshalN » Sep 13th, '13, 01:32

chrl42 wrote:Think twice if they are located in Guangdong..try 干仓(dry-stored) as possible..check to see the detailed pics and also feedbacks & points not to be missed :)


Dry stored can just as easily get you some really nasty super dry cakes of blandness. Dangers exist on both sides. Properly handled storage in Guangdong can be quite nice.
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby jayinhk » Sep 13th, '13, 03:55

Agree, I would actually prefer to buy from reputable sellers in Guangdong myself!
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby chrl42 » Sep 13th, '13, 08:58

jayinhk wrote:Agree, I would actually prefer to buy from reputable sellers in Guangdong myself!

Maybe, some additional translation was missing..it's always a problem with the internet.

I was never to mean the whole Guangdong storage in this matter, I just meant some fouled storage of exceptional case..I mean..30 years ago, who drank Puerh but Cantonese? :)
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby jayinhk » Sep 13th, '13, 10:42

Yes, fouled storage is no fun. I <3 Taobao though! Vendors will work with you and send you samples, so you can figure out what you like before you buy a cake. Living in China is pretty good when you're into Chinese tea. :D
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby Pyronicx » Sep 16th, '13, 12:45

You could try taobaofocus.com, a very easy to use agent and you can pay with paypal. Just past the link of the item you want to buy on their website and after payment they will order it to their warehouse, when the items arrive you have to make a second payment for the shipping when everything is combined. Only thing I don't like is that they don't offer surface shipping anymore and now shipping to Spain runs quite pricey.

I just placed a trail order with taobaoring.com. They are cheaper and offer surface shipping so hopefully it will workout.
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Re: Help with order fromTaobao

Postby jayinhk » Sep 17th, '13, 02:43

The issue with surface mail to Spain is it can take a long time, and if a buyer uses PayPal, he or she can start a dispute and force a full refund before the package arrives, so the Taobao agent loses a ton of money.

Taobao Focus is what I used before Taobao allowed us to use Hong Kong credit cards and bank accounts.
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