I’m thinking about make a guide about how to buy from Taobao. There’s a lot of people paying even 150% of the original price in stores that simply all they do is order by intermediary, as the end customer could do and safe more than 50% of what they’re paying to the reseller.
Personally, I think is not just take advantage of the ignorance or mistrust of consumer. (・へ・)
For example, the shirt on the image. The original Taobao link is a shirt that costs 45.00 RMB = 7.34USD. (american dollars).
On the shop of the reseller (I don’t say who is it), the shirt costs 18.65$ (more than 50%) and with the shipping (18$, VERY EXPENSIVE, as you can see later…), the shirt that costs 7.34 now costs 36.65$!! Awesome huh?
Taobao only sells to China, but there’s a lot of intermediaries that will buy the item for you. In this case, I’ve shown BuyChina. It’s the most comfortable, but more expensive than others like Yoybuy. Even buying the item by Buy China, the shirt would cost (with shipping fees!!) 18.92$.
The Taobao resellers who inhabit on Storenvy, simply buy the item by BuyChina or another cheaper intermediary and give them the address of their customers, so it means that they’re gaining most of the 50% of the real price because of the ignorance of the customer.
That’s because I always link the BuyChina item, because this way you can avoid the resellers, safe money, and if you want to try with a cheaper intermediary, you can go directly to the Taobao link.
Then, I ask you: Are you really ok with this kind of business?