SFF Lingo Aficionado
- Oct 25, 2019
Anyone here able to message taobao sellers? I have a pre-purchase question but I can only message sellers via the superbuy agent after buying an item
It is super easy. On Taobao app,after landing on page of item you want, click on bubble like icon at bottom. Only caveat is, you have to use Chinese language - Google Translate is enough for it.Anyone here able to message taobao sellers? I have a pre-purchase question but I can only message sellers via the superbuy agent after buying an item
Thanks, but my problem is that the app is all in Chinese and I can't even navigate the basic menus, for example when I clicked the chat bubble icon I got this screen (probably to login or create an account? I can't read it lol)It is super easy. On Taobao app,after landing on page of item you want, click on bubble like icon at bottom. Only caveat is, you have to use Chinese language - Google Translate is enough for it.
Yes, it is asking to signing up / logging in.Thanks, but my problem is that the app is all in Chinese and I can't even navigate the basic menus, for example when I clicked the chat bubble icon I got this screen (probably to login or create an account? I can't read it lol)
thanks for sharing your summary. Very helpful. I’m starting to look at réplicas given the lack of clarity of timing of the original releases and the fact that some of the clones improve upon the original cases.@tinyitx I have ordered this one. Mine is about to ship after wait of nearly 40 days. I am in their QQ group. It appears seller has small workshop where he prepares them - hence longer wait times. But he seems a genuine person.
That Yuan 500 version is now 600 and called Youth version. Standard version is Yuan 900. About quality, he mentions that, Youth version uses same CNC process and material as standard version. But surface treatment is different between these two versions. It also appears that he has improved upon some of shortcomings of earlier version of clone.
Similarly, I had checked a lots of Ghost clones on Taobao. Summary from my end;
Formula clone - expensive but probably best clone. It even goes to improve upon some shortcomings of original Ghost S1
Kevcases standard version - near replica of Ghost S1 except may be magnets ?
one which @hereforthefeast bought - nice balance on quality and price
Kevcases youth version - probably most VFM variant going by few available reviews and discussion in their QQ group.
Aklla - I would personally avoid these. Build quality is okay-ish and design deviates a lot from original Ghost S1
Acat X1 - actual product pictures are very pleasing for what it costs but delivery estimation is 29th October - it does not seem practical to wait that long.
Wdean Dora D1S - not very sure about quality but steep pricing of about USD 212 and lead time of 3+ months is putting off.
would be great to see your blog and more pictures please!I am composing a build log. I will include more pictures. But this will take some time.
If you wish to have picture of any particular part/section, do let me know. I will be happy to snap and upload it here.
Taobao has fakes just like ebay has. Regarding computer products alone, I and my friends have bought brand name display cards, CPU coolers, computer cases, monitors...etc and have not yet came across a fake one in all these years (7+). But, of course, one should exercise the usual caution (checking reliability and reports from other users/buyers...etc), just like buying from any online store.Do you guys find Taobao actually reliable? I've got mainland Chinese colleagues who don't trust Taobao cause of all the fakes and scams and Taobao is well-known among all the fakes and scam sites in China. Just interesting to hear mainland Chinese distrust Taobao but Americans diving right in. Has the reputation and quality changed?
hi there, did you receive and build this case? Does it come with a riser?
I currently have this case in my cart on superbuy. I really want it, but I haven't been able to find anyone who actually has a case from this company. Has anyone ever seen/used a WDEAN DORA case? Is it actually going to arrive?
The layout is so cool... tophat allows for a 120mm AIO so you can liquid cool the GPU, 65mm CPU clearance, SFX PSUs, 6.8 liters in a neat form factor... it's awesome. I just want to make sure it's a reputable company and I'll get what I paid for.
Yes, my strategy is as follows;Do you guys find Taobao actually reliable?
Ah, I wasn't sure how reliable some of those apps were. I know google translate is pretty good when you can copy/paste the text directly but I haven't tried using the image recognition based stuff.I have seen there are (free) softwares/apps that actually translate everything inside an app for you (ie not just a web page translator), including menus and buttons...etc
If your question is general enough, I might be able to help you.
Post your question and the Taobao link here and I will see what I can do.
OK, let me make sure I fully understand you.Ah, I wasn't sure how reliable some of those apps were. I know google translate is pretty good when you can copy/paste the text directly but I haven't tried using the image recognition based stuff.
The question I would like to ask is for this case - https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=616960638688
Can the psu mounting holes be flipped like pictured? Thanks
Asked him already and he said custom making such a panel is not an available option at this moment.Correct, thanks.
Yes, custom power cables with silver plated wires. They are from Sanshuimod on Taobao (I suspect that this is same seller as DreamBigRay from ETSY as I had seen one guy from Reddit ordering from DreamBigRay on ETSY and his cables were in bag labelled as Sanshuimod). Overall this costed me about 125 Yuans.