Soo a few weeks ago I ordered some stuff on Taobao with my best friend. We ordered via Yoybuy - check out my friend's review of them ^^
"Taobao is basically the Chinese Ebay" (I'm quoting Lydia here, that description is pretty accurate :D)
I was actually surprised by the good quality of the items.
Here's what I ordered:
A cute desk calendar - I love it *^*
It has quite a lot of pages and the quality is not any worse than that of calendars you can buy in local drugstores~ But it looks better.
This little egg guy:
Originally, there was a little towel inside it. But I thought that this would be useful for putting in "essentials" like hairbands, hair clips, some chewing gums and tampons. You can just throw it in your bag or attach it to your wallet and you'll never have to ask a friend for a tampon again haha
The "enjoy yourself!!" and smiley face in combination with the tampon are a bit..... well....... weird, though.
I bought three of these, the color option was "random". I don't like the colors thaaat much (would've preferred pink or turquoise) but I'm happy with them anyway :3
This is how they look inside:
I also ordered two more of these vocabulary books:
Don't they look cute? Inside, they're similar to the ones above ^^
A bag with dinosaur print. I think it's so adorable. Alll my other bags are broken - ripped shoulder straps, lost buttons, holes .__. So I really needed a new one.
The quality is way better than I had expected. But it smells awful! I'm going to wash it and I hope it'll be better afterwards...
An ear cap for my phone:
Star fruit yay ^-^
A mirror that has a malleable stand:
You can actually form the stand thingy the way you want and for example hang it on your windowsill. I think that's cool haha
Also great for selfcams :D
The mirrors come in different colors and they're actually supposed to look like roses. But the green one looks like cabbage and I thought that was so cool!!! :D
DIY desk organizing...thing
Great way to organize your pencils right? ^^ It's in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz design. I stuck some Purikuras I took with friends in Seoul onto it.. just because~
Yakult piggy bank:
This is WAY bigger than I had expected. I thought it was about 10cm tall but it's more like 20cm. It's huge :D which kinda makes it less cute but I like it anyway. Even though it looks fucking weird on my desk. Also, it has the wrong face. But whatever~
I also bought this cute pink bottle :3 I really don't drink enough so I thought maybe with this I could make myself drink at least one bottle of water a day.
But...well..... this was also a lot bigger than I'd expected. And I actually bought the "small, pink" one.
The best part though....
I BOUGHT ALL OF THIS FOR ABOUT 15$!!!
15! For everything. How cheap is that?! :D That's why Taobao is awesome. In the end I payed way more of course because of shipping cost (and Yoybuy...). But yea check out my friend's review to see how much it cost ^^
I hope this was fun to read? And maybe you'll add some of the items to your next Taobao order?^^
Have you made any experience with ordering from Taobao (maybe via other sellers than Yoybuy)?
Please leave me a comment if you have ^-^