Brief overview: Taobao uses Chinese yuan, not yen. I usually use google or paypal's currency converter while I'm browsing.$1 USD is about 6.25 yuan (or 1 yuan is .16 $). As you're shopping, taobao trends will provide the CNY cost, their agent fees, and the USD value of what you're buying, all at the bottom of your cart.
On this blog, under the reviews tab, you will find lots of my favorite taobao stores, so I'm not going to do a separate post just for those.
Alright, onto the tutorial!
|1. basic Chinese character 2. alternative characters/synonyms|
See all these characters? I just copy and paste them until I get a search I can work with.
|Items marked at prices like this are usually sold out. They aren't actually|
When you are done putting things in your cart and want to pay, click checkout. DO NOT click this if you are not ready to pay. You do not actually pay until you get the email from Taobao Trends. They have to check to make sure everything is in stock. They will ask you if you want to change items, put the cost of the item towards the shipping, or change options on items. Watch your email.
I hope this helps! Be sure to ask questions in the comments if you need to. ^_^ Thanks for reading and happy collecting!