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TimMather

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how to use taobao and bhiner
« on: November 14, 2016, 02:01:20 AM »
taobao is the chinese version of ebay or amazon, it is for the internal of china only.
the reason taobao is so great is you can get all the non bandai stuff at source with taobao alot cheaper by cutting out a ebay middleman(you can save even more from cutting of sales taxes/import taxes as well which il get to later).

to buy things from taobao you need a middleman company, this puts off alot of people but this post is to show you that it may seem confusing but once you get going its a very simple process.

there are lots of middleman companies but i use bhiner.com mostly and have also used taobaotrends(for sets of metal model swords which bhiner wouldnt ship).

il go through the process of ordering on bhiner.

first like any other site, sign up


the searchbar can be used to look for products on taobao or you can copy and paste links to products youve already found on taobao.

lets presume youve got a link for decals youve found on taobao and put it into the bhiner searchbar....



you should see if there are any options for the item, like defferent colors or sizes etc and the price will be shown, however only once youve added the item to your cart will you see the postage from the taobao seller to bhiner. its usually about $3.50 china internal post is really cheap.



the cart page, from here you first get a quote(a quote is so someone at bhiner looks over the order and checks it first before giving them money to buy it) bhiner will also combine internal shipping is youve ordered things from the same taobao vender.

it usually takes 24hrs to get a quote, once youve got a quote you can checkout and buy the item, with paypal.



once youve paid for the item or items, it will be progressed to the order page which is quite self explainatory, once the item is recieved by bhiner they will take photos of it and make sure it is not damaged.

you can either message them and ask what the shipping price will be to your address or you can carry on building up more items before you get it shipped to you.

when you do want the items posted to you, you have the option to lower the value of what the declared price is, so you can not be raped by customs charges and sales taxes.

this is where bhiner really is great, i bought a 350 gsystem kit and only paid 14 customs on it the full customs would have been 70 or 80.

like i said before you can get anything on taobao, half the fun is looking for it. adjusting the value and saving money on customs means even buying bandai kits can be cheaper compared to buying from amazon or ebay.

i use it for modelling tools, for resin kits and hard to find kits.

on taobao search for "GK" or "GK gundam", for tools "ustar".

here are some of the orders ive completed....







« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 02:04:20 AM by TimMather »

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 02:37:34 PM »
This needs a WARNING sign!

After reading Tims post on another forum and getting to grips with Bhiner and Toaboa I now have far to many dolls to play with (thats what the wife calls Gundam kits) and little bit of metal I hardly know what to do with it all, it very very addictive.

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 02:18:51 PM »
You definitely run the risk of buying things you don't want or need lol.

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 01:53:55 AM »
This needs a WARNING sign!

After reading Tims post on another forum and getting to grips with Bhiner and Toaboa I now have far to many dolls to play with (thats what the wife calls Gundam kits) and little bit of metal I hardly know what to do with it all, it very very addictive.

hay fella, glad you joined here. :)

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 07:05:38 PM »
list of saved links in case i lose them.
https://world.taobao.com/item/44159646465.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-8688021373.99.G5rOmT

https://world.taobao.com/item/520496893170.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.HgFXDj#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/528694509102.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.201601086188259.3.HNI8ig&scm=1007.12679.24488.528694509102

https://world.taobao.com/item/44166718691.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-1400426625.37.sJofxE

https://world.taobao.com/item/531525624607.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-64944185.89.yvRFXA

https://aquarius-hs.world.taobao.com/category-1113026236.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4010-5912995305.34.fTnm0V&search=y&parentCatId=1097304256&parentCatName=%BE%AB%C6%B7+%CB%AE%CC%F9&catName=HIQ%CB%AE%CC%F9#bd

special metal parts...

https://cjmetal.world.taobao.com/

HQO metal parts...

https://hqoparts.world.taobao.com/category-500784641.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-1118533842.119.eeRiHp&_ksTS=1471933496511_363&callback=jsonp364&mid=w-1118533842-0&wid=1118533842&path=%2Fcategory-500784641.htm&search=y&parentCatId=252126552&parentCatName=%BD%F0%CA%F4%B2%B9%C6%B7%C8%AB%CC%D4%B1%A6%D7%EE%C6%EB%C8%AB&catName=%C5%E7%BF%DA%2F%C5%E7%BE%D7%2F%C5%E7%D7%EC&catId=500784641&pageNo=2#anchor

decals....

https://world.taobao.com/search/search.htm?_ksTS=1472222986660_41&spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.UVCK14&search_type=2&_input_charset=utf-8&navigator=all&s=0&json=on&q=%E5%A4%A7%E6%9E%97%E6%B0%B4%E8%B4%B4&cna=mCsDD%2FD5Gj0CAU1iIbE6orxi&callback=__jsonp_cb&abtest=_AB-LR517-LR854-LR895-PR517-PR854-PR895

https://shop116057978.world.taobao.com/category-1250027187.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.w4010-9813293376.7.8ASREP&search=y&catName=%A1%EF+%CB%AE%CC%F9%D6%BD%2F%B2%BB%B8%C9%BD%BA%2F%BD%F0%CA%F4%CC%F9#bd

should keep you going.

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 03:58:49 AM »
Thank you so much for this info Tim,Iv'e saved hundreds of dollars since I came to grips with this place.A bit confusing at first but great once you get used to it.Your the man Tim 8)

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Re: how to use taobao and bhiner
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 08:52:52 AM »
thanks for the tip, I'm trying this out this week
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