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About TFG

What is the Taobao Field Guide?

The Taobao Field Guide is a guide for English-speakers to use the Chinese-language online shopping service, Taobao. We are useful if you are living in China, or if you want to buy something through the Taobao website.  

We Love Taobao

Taobao has been crazy useful for us for several years. We’ve bought a ton of stuff, and discovered a ton more crazy stuff. But we discovered that our friend’s were a little bit lazy to get started with Taobao. After showing a few friends how easy it is to sign up for an account and start buying stuff, we decided it might be a good idea to spread the love even further.

Stuff We Like

We are not affiliated with Taobao.com or any of the Sellers promoted here  (unless a post is clearly marked sponsored post). We post about products for three reasons:

  1. We have bought it before, and think it rocks.
  2. We think they would be useful for you, our lovely laowai readers.
  3. It is super crazy and we think you would like to take a little look.

If you have something that you would like to suggest, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Be smart out there. 

All info provided is for you to use at your own risk.  We hold no responsibility for any problems that you may encounter on your Taobao journey.  Nor can we provide any assistance beyond the Field Guides provided. All your transactions are solely between you and the Vendor. Check out our formal Terms of Service. You gotta be smart out there! 

First time here? Start with one of these:

Look at sweet stuff to buy on Taobao

How to get registered on Taobao and ready to buy

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