General discussion

Is it cost-effective buy from Taobao when you live overseas?

Products in western countries are more expensive than in China, more and more word wide people manage to buy from Taobao, some buy with taobao agent service, with the shopping agent you have to pay service fee to them.

buy from local place or taobao price+shipping fee + service fee
which is more cost-effective?

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Is it cost-effective buy from Taobao when you live overseas?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Is it cost-effective buy from Taobao when you live overseas?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Re: cost-effective

That might be different for different products, and depend both on the local shops (might have different prices), on the fees of the agent shops (might have different fees) and on the exchange rate if you have to pay in some foreign currency.

So better check before you buy anything overseas.

- Collapse -
Re: buy from Taobao

I'd rather buy from AliExpress or Ebay which are simpler and less expensive . I think even Tmall is better than Taobao

- Collapse -
Depends on country you live

Research for total price you have to pay if you buy from Taobao and compare it with local price. If it make considerable difference buy it or buy from local place. I would rather recommend going with local place

Irrelevant link removed by moderator.

Post was last edited on April 25, 2016 2:20 AM PDT

CNET Forums