How To Shop Online via Taobao4:16 PM
Ever saw something that you really liked in a shopping mall but the price was too damn expensive & you had no choice but to pull a Miley Cyrus? "Don't you ever say I just walked away I will always want you"?
As you all obviously know, most of the things on Earth are actually Made In China. There's this joke which goes, "God made the heavens and the earth and the rest was made in China." Well that's actually very true. Recently this website www.taobao.com has gained popularity, as they offer super cheap and good quality clothing. It's like a Chinese version of Ebay and there are millions and millions of clothes, bags, shoes, phone accessories and even toys to choose from. I recently bought my Chinese New Year clothes from Taobao too! Since a few of my friends have been asking me how I bought those items from Taobao cause everything is in Mandarin and Taobao doesn't ship to Malaysia directly, I thought I'd do a blog post on it! So let's get started.
Disclaimer, literally everything on Taobao.com is in Mandarin so if you don't understand or can't read Mandarin you're basically screwed. I suggest you get a Mandarin speaking friend to help you out in that case!
I already drew arrows and circles with Paint onto the screenshots to make it easier for you guys
Prada inspired bag
Plain grey sweater
Printed grey sweater
American Apparel inspired denim circle skirt
Zara inspired chiffon button up shirt
American Apparel inspired sunflower crop top
Yellow daisy dress (not in picture)
Mint green feather earrings
I'm going to need to translate "floral print" into Mandarin first.
*Note* See the thing I've circled there? It means that they've sold off ___ pieces of that particular item. The more they've sold off, the more reliable the shop is!
Another thing which you guys have to take note of is the comments section! I've also circled it there already and even added arrows. This is a very important section cos you can actually read the comments and feedback the other customers have left, so you basically can get an idea of how good/bad the product is.
If you ever come across an item which has "0" in the number of pieces sold section, don't buy it or add it to your shopping cart. Why? It probably means that the shop owner might be a fake or a conman. So to be safe, just don't add it to your shopping cart.
Press the orange box next to the number and it will bring you to this page, the number at the bottom is the total amount for everything including shipping!