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Unread 02-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Taobao Wigs

Here's to hoping they won't merge my thread again to the 'where to buy wigs' thread like they did a while back @___@

Just wanted to post up a helpful tip about where to get the same quality wigs for a cheaper price..

There's this awesome chinese equivalent to E-bay called Taobao.
taobao.com/

You can find quite a few of the popular E-bay shops on Taobao for a lot more cheaper. (Wigs ranging from $10 ~ $26)

How to search on Taobao:
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A list of recommended Taobao Shops
(<3 = popular)

To search for certain wigs use http://translate.google.com/ XD eng --> simplified chinese (Or I can help you find it if you rly need help ;w

http://chenyecos.taobao.com/ (Prince1/2 aka Jennifer cosplay on E-bay) <3
http://shop33700042.taobao.com/ (Dear.Wild) <3 <3 <3
http://shop34176998.taobao.com/ (Emo Kids)
http://fantasysheep.taobao.com/ (Fantasy Sheep) <3 <3 <3
http://shop35111070.taobao.com/ (Micky Cosplay)
http://mucos.taobao.com/ (Mucos)
http://07day.taobao.com/ (07-Day) -- These are specifically styled for you to trim the bangs however you want to. (so it will NOT look styled like the photos in the pictures, you must trim and style the bangs yourself)
http://shop33683941.taobao.com/ (Lucky dog)
http://store.taobao.com/shop/view_sh...er_id=82751984 (Yuki cosplay)
http://cckids.taobao.com/ (Clarrissa Kids on E-bay)

You can either order directly through email from them or use an agent.
Unfortunately, there are only three shops I know for now that offer direct e-mail orders for intl buyers. Just send them an email with links of the items you want and they'll give you the total + intl shipping costs. (Info on email,etc on their shop frontpage)
Fantasy-Sheep http://fantasysheep.taobao.com/
Dear.Wild/Lucaille http://shop33700042.taobao.com/
Yuki Cos http://store.taobao.com/shop/view_sh...er_id=82751984

If you want to order from a different shop, there will be some extra fees.(Since you will have to use an agent for that) You will be paying for the domestic shipping and agent fee(10% of order)

How to convert Yuan = USD
Price (Yuan/CNY) x 0.155 = USD

Reliable taobao agents: (I recommend using a agent if you're buying from more than one shop)
http://www.taobaospree.com/ (fast communication, good experiences so far)
http://www.taobaobuying.com/ (slow communication, not extremely fluent in english)
Tips about using agents:
- They will ask for the payment of items first. (price+domestic+agent fee)
- Once items arrive they will calculate the weight of your package and give you the international shipping total.
- Always tell them in advance you do NOT insurance for both domestic and intl shipping, this adds up the total to your orders by a lot.
- Also tell them you will pay will masspay/personal payment option, they usually add in a % paypal fee, these options reduce the paypal fee by a lot.
- If you don't know what the hec the item is, or what it comes with, ask your agent! They will help you
- Always keep track of your order. Sometimes agents tend to mix up orders if you don't clearly them what you want to order, make sure they have the item(s) you specifically originally ordered in their warehouse.

How long will the order take if buying from an agent:
- Takes a week or earlier to receive item(s) from shop to agent's warehouse
- Give 1 or 2 days for the agent to pack your item(s) since it needs to be sent to the shipping agent.
- Depending on which service you use, typically it takes a week to arrive to you. (for US buyers at least)

*Please note intl shipping will be pricey, depending on how big your order is. You could ask to see if your order could be shipped out with cheaper options such as SAL(3~4 weeks), though most people just go ahead with the express shipping. DHL/EMS(slower option not recommended)/TNT (DHL&TNT take about a week to arrive)*

Uhm I have more info here. (but its usually for my batches ;w
If you have any questions let me know~ (Please reply to this thread though my inbox is forever full x_x)
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Unread 03-01-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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More shops

http://youngcoswig.taobao.com/ (Ground-Young)
http://shop36569647.taobao.com/ (Lingyisun)
http://phoenixiaoio.taobao.com/ (Alpaca)
http://abujiacos.taobao.com/ (abujia cos)

Exchange fees has changed~!

How to convert Yuan = USD
Price (Yuan/CNY) x 0.16 = USD
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Unread 03-01-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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My god, this is so helpful! Thank you for taking the time to make this ^__^
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Unread 03-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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glad to help c:
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Unread 03-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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My God... Fantasy Sheep is so cheap on Taobao OAO;;
Thanks much for the help~! ^w^
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Unread 03-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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I actually recommend buying Fantasy-Sheep on taobao since it seems like her orders are being delayed on E-bay.

Also my batch is open for anyone interested ^^ (to save money on shipping~)
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...?product=34417
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Unread 03-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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Hi there, thank you so much for the post! However, I can't seem to find the email contact info for dear.wild and I was wondering if you can help me. >>;
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Unread 03-02-2011, 07:02 PM   #8
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Hi there, thank you so much for the post! However, I can't seem to find the email contact info for dear.wild and I was wondering if you can help me. >>;
wig.lucaille@gmail.com

Apparently yahoo accounts go to their spam folder so make sure to not use a yahoo email^^
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Thank you so much! >w<
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Thank you so much for this post!

I will have to look through my inventory and see what I need for commissions and projects so I may snag a spot for March. :P
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I am needing quite a few wigs...I'm trying to navigate the sites, lol. I'm a quite a bit slow at it. Hopefully, I'll be joining in the March batch!
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Unread 03-04-2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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If you need any help you can ask me on here or PM me ~^^
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Unread 03-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #13
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Hi sorry but I have another question! >w<;; So if we direct order from fantasy sheep would it still be relatively cheaper than ordering from their ebay store? I plan on buying a LOT of wigs from them and so yeah. ^^;; Thank you so much!
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Unread 03-08-2011, 07:44 PM   #14
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Yes it would be a lot more cheaper^^ though a lot of people had to choose DHL or EMS for shipping so expect to pay at least $30+ for shipping if you're buying a bunch of wigs, I would email and ask first to see what's the estimate They will probably charge you a paypal fee like I said ask if you can pay through masspay/personal payment to avoid those high fees.

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Awesome new wig shop~!
http://coserstyle.taobao.com/
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I'm planning to place a pretty big order with some friends, and I was just stuck on which agent to use, one of my other friends uses Taobaobuying, but you say it's slow? Has anyone had experiences with http://www.taobaoenglish.com ?

And for a huge order, roughly what amount for shipping did you have to pay? 'Cause I don't mind waiting a month+ for it, I just really don't like the EMS prices x__x so I'm contemplating SAL instead.
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