Buying Transformers on Taobao

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

  1. Saint Rygar

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    Thanks for your reply stinkyshawn, i guess i need to wait for the end of the month.

    @ChromeMagnus
    I also use SB sometimes and it's not usual but it happens, actually this is a recent policy from them (it was around may). Before, they didn't charge extra if your parcel changed to the next limit weight cost (it changes each 500g) but i guess after covid-19 they modified that.
     
  2. solskjaer

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    @Hawkwave is right, adding protection may add weight and for @ChromeMagnus , it is unfortunate that it goes beyond the 3kg, so an additional charge of 53 yuan
     
  3. Hawkwave

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    If your really concerned about weight you can do a rehersal packaging for a small fee. But since they refund you if its less weight I only have done it once. I I wanted to see if I could ship an item that was borderline of 2kg and it needed to be under 2kg.
     
  4. stinkyshawn

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    just got a shipping notice from my seller. (landbull)...it is on the way to my china warehse
     
  5. kaszal

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    F### me, I lost patience trying to set up my Taobao and Alipay account! Some of it would translate, some of it wouldn't. I verified my phone number with the code, put in my passport number (wft?) and sit says "Sorry, unable to purchase The account has been protected". I was curious if I could purchase the Koot reissue as the better price. So that's an hour or two wasted. The mobile app is worse than Chrome as it's all in Chinese!
     
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    You could post screenshots where you had problems. Best to post both Chinese and Engrish screenshots (in case the translation is mangled beyond comprehension).

    Blackout personal details, though.
     
  7. Marcelo Antunes

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    Paid for one of my preorders for Hunk, 400 replenishment, 50 deposit, 450 total.
     
  8. hoptimusprime

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    What seller?
     
  9. solskjaer

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    isn’t Hunk supposed to be cheaper than Sheridan? They increase the price again?
     
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  11. Marcelo Antunes

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    It depends on the seller, right? I got one Sheridan for 445 total, and another for 500 total.
     
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    Thanks. These are the messages I'm getting. Also, does it not accept Mastercard? Are you guys comfortable putting in your debit card details?!

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    What a hassle...

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    You didn't attach the original full screenshots in Chinese, so I can only guess.

    TaoBao is asking for a China-based bank account. You won't be able to continue cos you don't have one. But, you shouldn't have come here.

    Did you follow the steps to create your account?

    (This seems to be for a foreigner staying in China.)
     
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    Does anyone have MP-44 KO for ordering/pre-ordering? I'm wondering if there's an advantage over going to ShowZ, TF-Direct, etc.
     
  15. Saint Rygar

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    Again requesting some help, can someone who understand chinese better than me can actually tell me what's the translation in this screenshot? It's info of a order of mine but the weird thing is the taobao order number is different from the one i was given from a SB agent (long story short i preorder something and i think maybe the agent did not made the preorder when he should and they made the order to the seller at a much later date and because of that there was a long delay after the final payment and the fulfillment of the order).

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  16. minstral

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    I do. The only advantage would be price. If there's a difference in price then it really depends on shipment. ShowZ is never cheaper than Taobao for me so have never shopped there. I'd say, at best you might only get a xx yuan discount if you pre order first.
     
  17. lake88

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    How to Register A Taobao Account In 2020
    Follow this guide, register from world.taobao.com and check the option that allows you to generate a
    limited alipay account, you only need a HP number at most. Like nhyone says, it looks like you're trying to sign up with a China address?? Chinese banks do not use mastercard/visa within Mainland.

    You also do not need an account at all if you're just browsing on a desktop.

    75372xxxx is the local waybill number, courier is ZTO.
    4-30 messages say your order was being processed
    7-22 your package is waiting for pickup by courier
    7-22 your package was sent out from the seller.

    Sounds like it's still in transit atm.
     
  18. ChromeMagnus

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    Is that screenshot from your desktop or laptop?
     
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    Does anyone here managed to register in WeChat and QQ? I tried several times (including with different people in China to give the security check in WeChat) but still could not finish the registration process.
     
  20. Saint Rygar

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    Thank you for your help @lake88 it looks like they took the order until April 30 (the preorder deposit was done since 2019). I will check with the seller again to confirm this. Also @ChromeMagnus that's not mine, it's a screenshot (cut i guess) from the seller and maybe from his phone.