using Obook as a taobao agent.

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Jul 24th, '12, 06:22

MarshalN wrote:China Post is a real pain sometimes. I had a shipment of tea from China to me in Hong Kong (yes, Hong Kong) rejected and returned to sender because of unknown customs reasons. So, in general, if there's a shipping cost/issue, it's probably not the service provider but China Post that's mucking it up.
It wasn't by EMS, was it?

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Jul 24th, '12, 06:25

Another point I would like to add is when using Western Union, it is better to pay by debit card than credit card, as it is cash advance when you transfer money via WU.

I'm still fine turning to minimizing the cost.

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 12th, '12, 00:51

Hi everyone,

I have recently placed an order through taobaofocus (cheap stuff since it a was a trial purchase) and something odd happened to my tea. Ones of the wrappers of the mushrooms was loosely wrapped. When I opened the wrapper a piece of the stalk was separated. I weighed the tea and the piece taken was like 5 grams.
As many of you already know before sending the stuff you can see pictures of the items. When I saw the pictures of the 2 mushrooms were properly wrapped.
When I contacted taobaofocus they said that probably the customs was checking the stuff to verify that it wasn't something illegal.

It was either that or the guys in the warehouse were thirsty :lol:

Has this ever happened to you?

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by betta » Aug 12th, '12, 02:51

Maxwell2079 wrote: When I contacted taobaofocus they said that probably the customs was checking the stuff to verify that it wasn't something illegal.

It was either that or the guys in the warehouse were thirsty :lol:
It happened to me many times, when items were sent directly from china. They slit the wrapping paper of 4 from 7 pieces from my 7532.
Here's my guess:
The custom simply didn't know what magic mushrooms you have there and suspected that it was something illegal. They took 5 grams of your grass for checking, for the dogs to sniff, while scolding "who in this world packs grass in a form of a mushroom and furthermore, which XXXXX ordered something like this and causes extra work for me".
I bet they didn't even think of making a cup of tea out of the stuffs :mrgreen:

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 12th, '12, 03:04

Thanks for the reply Betta. Since It was the first time it happened to me, i was puzzled.

Take care!

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Aug 15th, '12, 05:05

betta wrote: ....
I bet they didn't even think of making a cup of tea out of the stuffs :mrgreen:
Ah, they might roll it up and smoke it instead! :wink:

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Aug 15th, '12, 05:08

I just noticed Taobaoring now seems to offer shipping via SAL and Surface.

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 15th, '12, 12:09

Ah, they might roll it up and smoke it instead!

The results might be surprising :lol:

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by iovetea » Aug 22nd, '12, 11:49


nice page, if that is the marshal from this page ( or if you know him)

tell him a lot of thanks for the awesome page...

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Aug 22nd, '12, 12:30

iovetea wrote:

nice page, if that is the marshal from this page ( or if you know him)

tell him a lot of thanks for the awesome page...
There's one and only one 'MarshalN', he is unique! :mrgreen:
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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by MarshalN » Aug 22nd, '12, 12:47

apache wrote:
iovetea wrote:

nice page, if that is the marshal from this page ( or if you know him)

tell him a lot of thanks for the awesome page...
There's one and only one 'MarshelN', he is unique! :mrgreen:
I don't have an e in the name!

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by apache » Aug 22nd, '12, 12:59

MarshalN wrote:
apache wrote:
iovetea wrote:

nice page, if that is the marshal from this page ( or if you know him)

tell him a lot of thanks for the awesome page...
There's one and only one 'MarshelN', he is unique! :mrgreen:
I don't have an e in the name!
Oops, typo. I'm correcting it ...

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by bryan_drinks_tea » Aug 30th, '12, 10:54

I'm glad to see this thread is still moving along.

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by TwoDog2 » Aug 30th, '12, 22:08

Maxwell2079 wrote: When I contacted taobaofocus they said that probably the customs was checking the stuff to verify that it wasn't something illegal.

It was either that or the guys in the warehouse were thirsty :lol:

The mental image of a puer enthusiast customs officer opening your package and sneaking chunks off of your order really entertains me

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Re: using Obook as a taobao agent.

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 30th, '12, 22:27

It is a very good one, isn't it? :lol:

:wink:

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