Buying Transformers on Taobao

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by botfan, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    The text is automatically converted to English if you open the page in a Google Chrome browser on a dekstop/laptop/pc when you have the Chrome browser's auto-translate setting turned on.
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    Pretty sure if u change ur chrome to desktop it translates on your phone too
     
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    it means inclusive of delivery to ur place/china warehse
     
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    Thanks for the replies. i just wanted to be sure to clarify some costs with a proxy agent.
     
  5. ChromeMagnus

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    Did anyone have any shipments via EMS to the USA ship out last week?
    SF-Express tracking website shows that my FT-10X package left China on 3/24 but it has been 2 days (almost 3 at this point) and no updates on USA soil yet. I usually get an update saying the package has arrived in the USA 1 day after it departs China. I hope my package didn't get lost.
     
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    I would guess it's in customs right now and you won't get any updates until it's out.
     
  7. ChromeMagnus

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    Ok. I think I ran into this last year when I noticed EMS shipments to the USA were now being handled by SF-Express for the first half of the shipment journey. I remember once it sat in customs for a week before being released. The wait was nerve racking but I got my order. Every time after that packages sat in customs at or under 24 hours. That is until now. I'll just have to wait for now and trust the process.
     
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    This is the 1st time I receive an SMS from CaiNiao since they took over the SG forwarding service the middle of last year.
     

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    Hey guys i think i finally pestered them enough and i received my long awaited 3 months and 2 days package.. i thank every 1 for their assistance in anyway they helped.
     
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    I heard ppl say cainiao is the worst... pity no more 4px
     
  11. minstral

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    That's great news. Hope the allure didn't wear off what ever you purchased
     
  12. lake88

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    They seem to be improving by adopting 4px standards. My 1st order after CNY was bound in that blue cellophane wrap that 4px used. Now they have restored the SMS notification too.

    The last mile side it's still Singpost handling the popstation orders so that's good. Their door courier is now Roadbull, dunno how that compare to Ninjavan.
     
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    SF is the best local express service in China so there wont be any problem´╝îI guess just a delay in update of information
     
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    what discount u have?
     
  15. stinkyshawn

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    well. might give a try on less impt stuff... saw ppl post on hwz that the shipping is messed up n took way too long to reach sg
     
  16. lake88

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    Hm true, their stuff is still take longer to be listed on the warehouse and get in the air.
     
  17. ChromeMagnus

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    Is CaiNia one of Taobao's official forwarders? Where are you shipping to? I thought you were in the USA.

    Discount for what?
     
  18. lake88

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    I'm in Singapore. CaiNiao is the sole official agent handling air freight now.

    I think bluduel is asking how you got FT Phoenix down from 2000+ to 1200+ cny in that screenshot
     
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  19. ChromeMagnus

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    I preordered months ago by paying 50 yuan deposit.
     
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    Same here. Mine left China on 03/23 and hasn't updated on SF-express website since. I just called SF-express and they gave me a UPS tracking number which is active and the package is scheduled to deliver tomorrow (03/28). Maybe you can call and check.

    On a side note, UPS shows the package is 10 lbs which is aligned with Taobao's 4.056kg quote. I did pay 10 yuan more for better box and better packaging but 10 lbs for FT-10x is still too heavy. I hope the seller didn't send me something different from FT-10X as it will be a pain if it happens.
     
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