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Xccess
post Dec 3 2015, 10:48 PM, updated 7 months ago

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Been running around K.L lately searching for bath and kitchen fixtures, trying to find steel square sink but most of the prices out there are ranging from rm500 - rm600 after discount, expensive in my opinion for a small sink. This lead me to Taobao, purchased my sink at around RM371.00 via 65daigou, price inclusive of shipping and agent's fee.

http://world.taobao.com/item/40620346183.htm?fromSite=main#

Besides that I've also purchased LED track lights, pendant light and some other miscellaneous items. Majority of the items will arrive end of the month as most of it are bulky so I use sea shipping. Is anyone of you also making online purchase for your reno stuff? What's your review?

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post Dec 3 2015, 11:01 PM

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I flew to Guangzhou and bought 2 x 40' worth of stuff back. Did my clearance and settle. Saved about 70000 bucks
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post Dec 3 2015, 11:06 PM

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QUOTE(FireIceCombo @ Dec 3 2015, 11:01 PM)
I flew to Guangzhou and bought 2 x 40' worth of stuff back. Did my clearance and settle. Saved about 70000 bucks
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Haha....that's interesting, how's the quality so far? I've looked around several shops, most items also from China, so thought why not take the plunge and buy from Taobao. I'm prepared to take the risk if things don't turn out well.
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post Dec 3 2015, 11:54 PM

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QUOTE(FireIceCombo @ Dec 3 2015, 11:01 PM)
I flew to Guangzhou and bought 2 x 40' worth of stuff back. Did my clearance and settle. Saved about 70000 bucks
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Wow, so big savings. Whole house things. What you buy? thumbup.gif
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post Dec 3 2015, 11:57 PM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Dec 3 2015, 11:06 PM)
Haha....that's interesting, how's the quality so far? I've looked around several shops, most items also from China, so thought why not take the plunge and buy from Taobao. I'm prepared to take the risk if things don't turn out well.
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My wife always say if buy the pendant light and it come broken then that's it.
But Taobao lights more design and local shop/supplier also source from China too
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post Dec 4 2015, 12:11 AM

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QUOTE(ck2chan @ Dec 3 2015, 11:57 PM)
My wife always say if buy the pendant light and it come broken then that's it.
But Taobao lights more design and local shop/supplier also source from China too
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I've already anticipated it to happen. My pendant had 15 glass balls, hopefully they survive the journey...lol

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post Dec 4 2015, 12:29 AM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Dec 4 2015, 12:11 AM)
I've already anticipated this to happen. My pendant had 15 glass balls, hopefully they survive the journey...lol
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Can show the link? Crystal ball sure nice
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post Dec 4 2015, 12:35 AM

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QUOTE(ck2chan @ Dec 4 2015, 12:29 AM)
Can show the link? Crystal ball sure nice
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Not crystals, it's a replica designer light.

http://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=39979064472
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post Dec 4 2015, 01:10 AM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Dec 4 2015, 12:35 AM)
Not crystals, it's a replica designer light.

http://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=39979064472
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post Dec 4 2015, 10:54 AM

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QUOTE(ck2chan @ Dec 3 2015, 11:54 PM)
Wow, so big savings. Whole house things. What you buy?  thumbup.gif
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6' marble dining table and chairs - RM 1200 (here RM 6000 not inclusive chair)
8.5' chinese tea table using old junk ship wood - RM 1400 (here RM9000 south city plaza)
6 bedframe - RM 600 - RM 1800 each, diff variety though (here RM 1000+ each)
xiaomi air purifier - RM 450 (RMB 709, here lazada sell RM 800+)
lightings of sorts, chandeliers, night lights, etc etc. I managed to save around RM 4000 in lightings easily
sofa 12'x10' "L" shape contour - RM 1600+ (here i ask minimum need RM 6000)
bed sheet, towels, kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, bathroom accessories, towel racks, rails,
wallpaper, tv racking, side tables, chairs, etc etc too many to name.

the stuff that i didnt dare to buy are the ones that are more sensitive or doesn't make the cut. like mattress, no need buy there la, too bulky to bring back. fridge also, too sensitive to buy from there. better buy those here. oven, kitchen hob, cooker, microwave, fan , air cond, all buy here cukup nia. tapau from there really dont make sense, although i will see alot more savings, but too risky if item breaks down, too lengthy to claim warranty.

bedsheet better be careful. those bedsheet i open up 1 by 1 to measure. alot say king size and even give the king size measurement but when u really measure, is totally out 1. pilow case is standard. is ok. quilt cover or duvet cover also is ok. standard size, just be careful when buying bed sheet from china. all the size is really tipu 1. just open up 1 by 1 and measure yourself.

i wanted to go hangzhou to buy some more but kena scolding coz already 2x40' liao. maybe after CNY i will go shop some more.


my port of clearance is from xiamen to port klang. i have logistics arm there in china and here so i can settle and clearance myself. for those who dont, be prepapred to kena.


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post Dec 4 2015, 01:10 PM

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Track lights arriving today, will post photos when I've go through the stocks.
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post Dec 4 2015, 09:47 PM

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Arrival of Taobao's 7watt LED track lights, bought 16 of them and sent via Economy air, price inclusive of agent's fee and air freight cost around RM52.00 per pc. Tested them individually, all in working order. Nice to touch, feels heavy, happy with the quality.

http://world.tmall.com/item/22057655572.htm?id=22057655572

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Final Result after reno.

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post Dec 8 2015, 10:45 AM

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Hi how's the condition of your lightings? Good?

QUOTE(Xccess @ Dec 4 2015, 09:47 PM)
Arrival of Taobao's 7watt LED track lights, bought 16 of them and sent via Economy air, price inclusive of agent's fee and air freight cost around RM52.00 per pc. Tested them individually, all in working order. Nice to touch, feels heavy, happy with the quality.

http://world.tmall.com/item/22057655572.htm?id=22057655572

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post Dec 8 2015, 06:24 PM

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QUOTE(lhj_131 @ Dec 8 2015, 10:45 AM)
Hi how's the condition of your lightings? Good?
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Quality feels good. How long will it last is another question. Yet to install the lights btw.

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post Dec 17 2015, 04:04 PM

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Finally my Taobao zero radius sink arrived. Quality surpassed my expectation, given a quality towel hook from supplier. Happy customer rclxm9.gif
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=40620346183

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post Dec 17 2015, 06:37 PM

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Arrival of Bocci inspired replica pendant light. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39979064472
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Glad all glass balls were well protected, none broken. Everything in good order.
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Using G4 LED bulb.
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Testing.
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Length is adjustable.
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Total 15 glass balls sockets.
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Final result of light on display.

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post Dec 17 2015, 06:41 PM

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The pedant light you bought dem good. lol.
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post Dec 17 2015, 06:58 PM

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QUOTE(eusened @ Dec 17 2015, 06:41 PM)
The pedant light you bought dem good. lol.
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Thanks, too much variety online, end up with this because looks unique and cute...lol
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post Dec 18 2015, 01:42 AM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Dec 17 2015, 06:37 PM)
Bocci inspired pendant lights.
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Glad all glass balls are well protected, non broken. Everything in good order.
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Using G4 LED bulb.
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Testing.
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Length is adjustable.
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Total 15 glass balls sockets.
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Nice. Must convince my wife to buy from Taobao. thumbup.gif
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post Dec 18 2015, 09:45 AM

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parking. TS please post more after you have installed it! Which agent do you appoint to?

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