Buying Transformers on Taobao

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

  1. Hawkwave

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    Frankly, all this pre-order nonsense is starting to just piss me off. Not just Fanstoys/transformers, across all the fandoms I collect. Add the shipping issues and life in general right now I am starting to consider dropping MP all together. Wanting to buy a product shouldn't cause this much frustration. I generally consider myself pretty tolerant of these minor issues, but it's like death by a 1000 cuts at the moment. Every little thing is just pissing me off to an exaggerated degree.
     
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  2. ChromeMagnus

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    Did your seller contact you for the replenishment balance on their own or did you have to constantly ask them about it every couple of days or so until they informed you? How do they normally operate?
     
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    Not according to LBP.
     
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    stinkyshawn Well-Known Member

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    lbp has been slow in getting his stock...I wonder y? seen other sellers with 3-4 diamonds getting stock earlier than him
     
  6. Hawkwave

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    Distance from factory and/or they might have much larger order volume.
     
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    probably he has larger customer base
     
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  9. ChromeMagnus

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    I can't view the link. This is all I get.
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    I'm not sure why since the listing does not have Takara, Hasbro, or Transformers in the title. I'm usually able to see listings from that seller (Mong Kok).
     
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    Its IP address gated. I can see it if I set my location to hong kong in my vpn.
     
  12. ChromeMagnus

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    I might need a detailed tutorial from you about how I can set that up.
     
  13. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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  14. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Anyone know how to search for purchases you've made within a store? Is there a way to list past purchases within a seller? Would like to see all I've purchased from LBP for example.
     
  15. Hougangkid

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    The left column in your Orders / Products Bought page:

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  16. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Thanks, maybe I'm slow at the moment but that lists the stores I've purchased from. Not the actual transactions or list of purchases I've made within a store. How can i see a list of purchases I've made from LBP for example. Maybe I've missed something?
     
  17. Hawkwave

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    Give nord vpn money. Click hong kong on map.
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    There maybe free vpns that you can use, but I pay for a vpn for security reasons and to watch region gated netflix showz :cool: . Bypassing Taobao ip restrictions is just an added benefit.

    I buy it 3 year at a time for like $70-$80.
     
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    I just paid the balance to LBP for the "toon" Andras repaint. 750 yuan. That includes the 10 yuan domestic shipping to the SB warehouse in Guangdong. It does not include the 30 yuan preorder deposit.
    They expect to have their stock in late next week and they'll ship out paid up preorder balances at that time.
    They don't have an ETA on the "toon" Swarm set yet.

    And someone in the Zeta/Studio Cell Unicron thread said that TFS Express is selling it for less than they did the first run.

    I'll be sure to reach out to you for any other questions once I'm ready to pull the trigger and get it.
     
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    Three reputable sellers (crown tier) are now taking ¥50 pre-orders for Gigapower HQ-04X Graviter, with one seller estimating ¥980 total. Still no news when and which order the next weathered edition figures will be released, but could be worth doing the pre-order to increase your chance of obtaining the limited run figure. A reminder to avoid doing pre-orders with taobao sellers who have low feedback/transactions, e.g. sellers who are still in the heart tier, the likelihood of scam is high.

    These sellers are also taking pre-orders for either HQ-05X Gaundenter and/or HQ-01X Superator as well.
     
  20. Hougangkid

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    This is what I see. Shows the products bought from each shop, but it only shows the product listing, and not the actual product that you bought from that particular listing (if that listing has more than 1 item selection).

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