Originally Posted by FuntomKitten
I think the hardest thing is that since I'm a minor, any orders have to go through my parents first. Not sure how well they would handle to using a taobao service, and I don't blame them, really. (Even though pretty much any costume you order from a website comes from a foreign country, they might be uncomfortable having to use a middle man with it)
I'm actually the opposite. Since I simply got used to the taobao site and cannot truly read Chinese, I prefer paying the service through Paypal, since I cannot read taobao's terms and conditions and their protections and such. My mum knows Chinese, but I don't know if she's good enough to read legal documents, so I feel more comfortable with the service to buy off taobao (especially compared to buying from a mass-costume site which, even if legitimate, might be prone to malware attacks if they are not secure enough).