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Taobao prices and agent?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by PHood, May 31, 2014.

  1. PHood

    PHood Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    So I've been around on Taobao for the past 2 days, I got an account and I was about to buy a product, but first I want to ask you some questions.

    I've found a Smartphone (MIUI, Chinese ofc) and I saw it's like 15$? What? Even for a chinese, is that so cheap? I've read (translated the feedback) and everyone was happy with it, but for real, 15$?
    Or am I doing the conversion wrong? I got on Google and did this. "¥1500 to $ = 14.75 US$"

    So the price is correct? Am I doing the conversion correctly?

    Well, after added the phone on my basket I selected my country and they added something like 3$ on the shipping fee. But I didn't finished it, and I start searching for English reviews, but the only thing I found was the "taobao agent" etc.

    This page tells me that I can buy stuff no matter where I am.
    taobao. com/market/global/help/int/guide.php?spm=a215z.7106357.0.0.XIhLhh

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    Basically my 2 questions are:

    - Is the conversion for $ correct?
    - In taobao they say that I can buy stuff to the US, but when I ask someone (by WangWang [aka Chinise MSN]) they say "No you don't ship there". So even if in taobao they add the shipping fee to my country the seller won't ship to me?

    I hope someone can help me, because I've found agents that take 5% of the product + 50 or 90$ for shipping fee?
    If the products are that cheap, I want to buy them cheap! Not pay almost 100$ for shipping fee :/
     
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  2. paypalworker

    paypalworker Newbie

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    First of all, that's too cheap to be true. I've been dealing with taobao every single day and I can tell you, prices don't go that cheap even from a china-based wholeseller.

    Anyway, No, MOST items on taobao won't be ship across the oriental sea, so you will most probably need a taobao agent for that.

    Regards,
    anonymous
     
  3. PHood

    PHood Newbie

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    Well I see TONS of products really cheap, and 100% of feedback (even different sellers).

    Let's see.
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    So is this fake?
    Or the conversion is wrong?

    I've used other conversion websites, and the prices are the same.
    And like I said, tons of products have this price OR LOWER...
     
  4. paypalworker

    paypalworker Newbie

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    The conversion is obviously wrong.
     
  5. PHood

    PHood Newbie

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    Well, I've converted in 5 different websites.

    All of them with the 'same' price.
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    The most expensive I saw in taobao is around 30$.

    The conversion can't be wrong everywhere... I guess...
     
  6. lazyLT

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    For the conversion try typing this in google "1500 yuan to dollars"

    P.S Yen is for Japan, not for China etc...
     
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  7. PHood

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    Oh, I was using Japanese Yen, didn't even notice that.

    Well, I was too good to be that cheap!
     
  8. cathyren

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    Hi, I am base in china. A supplier/dropshipper for all sort of things. Got tons of experience with Taobao. Send me details of the item you want and I will find the best deal for you. PM me with your email and we can talk.
    Cathy