Can we have a listing pic vs actual product thread? Stuff from China is always a huge chance and we buy enough as a board.
Give us your worst taobao, aliexpress, ebay, etc...
I'll bump with some to start, but would love for some OC to pass through.
>is one of the cat phone charm anons
Dug into the archives for you, anon. I miss my favorite one, I named him Buttface-Backballs.
iirc this lady bought a bunch of chinese shit because it was super cheap without even looking at a size chart, she just assumed that the sizing in china was the same. she then wrote a long blog post complaining about how everything she bought fit her pre-teen daughter better than it fit her.
i can't really have sympathy for someone that can't take a couple seconds to look at a size chart.
oh I remember this. she basically even admitted that she just went crazy and bought all this shit. definitely didn't have any sympathy for her for not checking a goddamn sizing chart. the coat itself looks pretty okay, just too small on her.
I am oddly fascinated by this. As ugly as it is, the construction still looks better than every handmade dress I've seen IRL and it does have the same parts as the stock photo. The stock photo really didn't even look that good
Not that much, stock pictures always have better lighting, but in >>8816972 you can even guess the top is shit quality from the stock pic and all of >>8817063 wear the jacket wrong or don't have this specific bodytype from the mannequin. My boyfriend had this body and we bought many of these jackets and they always looked fine.
I agree, the light brown coat and the two white hoodies look fine? They might still be fragile and rip easily but at least they don't look like shit, and with some basic sewing knowledge you could probably fix that anyways.
I like how they don't own up to having shitty body types, hairstyles, acne, etc. They refuse to work on any of that and blame being a "white male neckbeard" for these not looking good. Like jfc, the clothes aren't deceitful or something. /fa/ is just full of betas that think putting that on will magically make you a well built male model. What a bunch of angry betas.
I agree with this, but YesStyle's stuff is cheap as hell and not as fitted as the product pictures would have you believe. (But that's a given considering how cheap it is and how everything on there is ripped from some Taobao/Ali/etc. store.)
The infographic is dumb as hell for saying it's "suited to an asian frame." It's on the same level as people here who go on and on about Asian and Western frames being ~so different~. The clothes are just cheap. That's why they look like shit irl.
precisely why it's so fun to laugh at in the first place
...also one of the captcha images was for some reason the twilight poster covered in tomatoes, just thought i should share that with you all
and that's all i have for now, having trouble finding the classic milanoo ones somehow
I will post a couple purchases of mine that went badly.
Hajime's hairpin glued on the wrong side.
I sort of assumed they were talking about the others, like >>8816980 and >>8816984 which looks too small for the buyer.
As for these:
>>8816972 looks like the dress is too big for the buyer, so it's hard to tell if the dress has the right silhoutte or not, since it's sticking out shapelessly.
>>8816977 mostly looks like there's not enough fabric to drape properly (the waist should really be looser in order to get the right drape once the waist string is pulled in), so it might be too small, especially if that drawstring is already pulled in as far as it can go.
I've wondered from the beginning why >>8816966 doesn't just pull down her dress. There's such a thick fold of fabric above her boobs, the pockets may be at her hips if she pulled it down. Unless she bought a dress that's too small and can't pull it down, like other anons suggested.
But most of these can benefit from more photos and some context. If most of these were made-to-measure then they're certainly not the buyer's fault for wrong sizing.
Cups are sewn on upside down, there's a massive gap in the straps between the breasts and the gap between the cups and band is super long.
No, she doesn't have the world's greatest figure, but bra cups that are a mile apart and upside down won't do anything good for you even if you're a supermodel.
Lesson learned: not going to buy cheap shirts from Ali again.
It still fits me pretty good, but I'm upset it was described as "loose fitting" and that's the only reason I bought it, I hate skin tight clothing.
Also the fabric totally sucks and the sleeves are kinda retarded.
I usually have good experiences but holy shit when it's bad it is truly bad.
Because they're idiots and don't understand Ali. A lot of my friends and family have bought stuff from Ali and had something completely different/a terrible product arrive, because they just type in a keyword and click on the first thing that pops up. Idiots don't know how to check ratings, reviews, measurements, and 'one product only' before clicking buy.
I think that anon meant did you try pulling the brown layer off the pin. Sometimes sellers will keep a layer of material over the pins to make sure they don't get damaged in shipping.
Looks like a Cinderella skirt straight out of a Disney store.
Half of these look like shit because they're not styled the same way as the photos. Of course it's not going to look the same if you button up every single buttonhole and wear it with a shitty t-shirt
What the fuck were they expecting?
Most of the time the protective layers are clear plastic and I figured I'd bring it up because someone in the AliExpress thread recently was complaining about how all their pins came scratched and bubbled and didn't realize the pins weren't damaged, it was just a thin layer of plastic cover on top of them that you're supposed to peel off.
I'm laughing my ass off simply by the thought of how the User must react IF that's really the case.
I'd facepalm myself so hard if this would happen to me
That's it. I'm gonna die laughing now
Thanks CGL for this epic gem
I had a family member buy a prom dress from Ali, and then give it to me after complaining that it came after prom, and that it looked nothing like the stock photo. I told her most stuff from Ali takes forever to get to you since it's coming from China with free shipping, then I asked her if she read the store reviews.
>she laughed and said I'm the only one that ever reads store reviews
>you fuckin wot
There's a reason why, in all my years of buying online, I've never once got something drastically different from the stock photo.
Aww, my mom actually bought this coat, and its the same ugly material as the one on the right
It's the right size, but it looks really wonky and ugly.
I feel so bad for her because she was super excited and it seemed fine by the reviews.
She still wears it from time to time, she doesn't really have a lot of money, and she really loves coats (her old one was like 10 years old and super worn out, so this was kinda gonna be the replacement)
Sorry for OT ramble, just got a bit of feels when seeing that pic
All of these are decent though.
Yesstyle is a taobao reseller I think? So the quality is what would be expected. Even on the better side actually.
I'm guessing it was just a bunch of dudes from /fa/ who was hoping it was good while being the same price as aliexpress (you can't buy from aliexpress if you're a /fa/g)
They aren't decent though. The jackets are all weird knits that have no business being cut the way they are and the pattern is always wonky.
Some people I know irl have gotten YesStyle items and that's always been the case for them.
loooool my boyfriend is in this graphic after he accidentally bought the white hoody thing before I had a chance to warn him and I photographed it and uploaded it to /fa/.
He's the 3rd up from the bottom in white, but in his defense he has a really nice figure/v-taper so I think he's one of the best out of all of these.
Capped for future generations. Glad it worked out in the end, Hajime-anon!
I will never understand why people buy prom dresses or wedding dresses and stuff like that online like these
I'm assuming the people who bought them just have no experience with buying online whatsoever, because anyone who has would know that's a bad idea.
I'f you want something cheap, just rent something or buy secondhand
Well, at least you don't have to sand it down now to fix the scratches. And to be honest, this could have easily happened to anyone. Can easily be mistaken.
Thank you so much for the laugh. Glad it didn't do any damage to your hairpin though.
Yup, told my cousin to check shipping estimates and reviews and she said "youre so overcautious, they wouldnt be allowed to show it like that if its not the actual product, thats false advertising!"
Only gave it a week until she started complaining that it hadnt arrived, then when i looked at the listing with her i pointed out that it said 30+ days and she was outraged. When it arrived it was inevitably, like the at least 50 negative reviews said, shit.
>Acting like shitty, cheapest-of-the-cheap Chinese factories have accurate sizing and size charts.
Yes, these are shitty monstrosities that look nothing like the stock pics, but the size charts are definitely 100% accurate. Seriously?
Aren't they priced about the same as Forever 21 and other cheap, disposable fast fashion? They're not well made or well designed, but that's not really any different than other clothing in that price range.
Not sure how to feel about this as a native Chinese speaker. It says "请撕开表面保护膜" (Please rip off surface protective film) on the white sticker and I didn't think twice about what the issue was...
Just do research. Buying a formal dress for cheap on a sketchy place like taobao or ali is going to be a bad idea. But find legit stores that arent selling from china and you will be good. Always look for signs that they are stealing pictures from another source.
In my case it's more like 'Why do I have to pay this much shipping?' 'Because you just bought five pairs of shoes, you dumb shit. If you had read the listing or clicked 'one item only' you would not be in this situation.'
Best one was when a particularly dim cousin got a pair of sunglasses instead of a shirt because she didn't read the listing (she was going through a seller's listings, not searching by keyword) and thought that the one picture of a girl in a cute top and sunglasses meant more than the various pictures of sunglasses, the word 'sunglasses' translated into various languages, or the butchered disclaimer that they didn't offer protection from the sun so please don't blame your blindness on them.
im >>8817996, yeah i was pretty amused when it came and got told of by other relatives for not being able to hold in a giggle when she tried it on and showed us and it was awful. I did feel a little bad, and if it was lie one of my little cousins who didnt know better i wouldnt have found it funny, but bitch had been warned haha
For all the "ohhh be careful when buying from taobao you're going to get cheap shit!" I've heard, I've only actually gotten a few things that were truly bad and didn't match the picture shown. Most of the things that didn't work for me matched the image just fine, but I got the sizing off. As I've bought more from taobao, my sizing errors have diminished greatly. IMO taobao is one of the better places to buy from since they have legit reviews. The Chinese customer images are a godsend.
Most of the stuff in this thread seems to come from eBay, milanoo, or Ali. Anyone have some really bad taobao disasters?
This is one that I found from a Chinese customer. There are more images here: http://elitedaily.com/humor/see-through-dress-disaster-taobao/963209/
Yeah... this is a whale thinking anything that looks good on an azn with nice boobs is automatically going to look good on a fatty with flabby tits. Dress looks otherwise decent from what I can tell.
I'm not sure anyone could achieve this without massive amounts of photoshop regardless of dress quality.
I seriously agree. I know not to buy things that won't suit my body type, always read reviews and check measurements, and 90% of the time I've gotten cute well-fitting stuff that is well made and long lasting. The only times I don't bother with reviews is when I want to try something super cheap that I know I can give away or alter, and the only nasty surprises I've had with clothing were when I had just started buying stuff from China and was too stupid to look at reviews. I know it's different to buying from Next or something but seriously, looking at how reliable someone is when you're giving them money is common sense, really.
Beautiful people exist anon. Where the fuck are you from that you even think this? I heard there's states where having all your teeth is a big deal, but I thought they where joking.
Those boobs are obviously photoshopped though, you're not going to get that level of pushed together perkiness with zero support, plus you can see the difference in the curve of her breast where you can see it in the middle and where you see it in the clothes. I do think people could wear it and look good (similar styles seem to be popular with celebrities right now), but that model definitely is shooped.
I've only received one bad item from an ali or taobao order. Most of it was fine and looked like the picture, but the collar was off center. I'm kind of tempted to put a nice pin on it to try and make it look deliberate.
>one of my room mates decided to buy from some ebay seller in hong kong for a lacey partially seathrough dress.
>completely shocked when it comes out looking like >>8816989
>tries in vain to get a refund but the item was of course sent so late that the window is closed for her to file a claim
> "You order a lot of stuff from China dont you anon, I bet this happens to you all the time."
>friend has lacey dress arrive from china via ebay and its terrible like that
>"b-but i ordered a dress from china before and it was exactly like the picture!"
>".......its not like it all come from one person in china....."
Basically just explained to her the reason my items tend to come out like the picture is I buy from sellers that have been recommended to me and/or have pretty spotless customer reviews. Also price to picture man.
No way in hell the product image for >>8816989 (which was pretty similar to what my friend tried to order) was going to sell reasonably for 15 dollars.
found this in the reviews for a wig from Ali
she gave the wig 5 stars
>No way in hell the product image for >>8816989 # (which was pretty similar to what my friend tried to order) was going to sell reasonably for 15 dollars.
This is the kicker. Once you've ordered from taobao or Ali for long enough then you get a sense of what quality items should sell for. While of course it's still less than what the item would sell for in the West, there is an acceptable margin for decent quality. If something is wildly cheaper than the other already cheap listings, then something is wrong.
Same here. I bought a Betsey Johnson dress from a US seller for about $80 and it came out very lovely. Back then I never even looked at overseas sellers because I didn't want to chance any knockoffs.
Aww you guys.. That actually made me really touched.
I told my mom and she got a bit teary eyed and super happy. She obviously didn't want any money but she was still super happy and thankful
I would but I don't really have a lot of money myself haha. Otherwise I would have bought her a new one without hesitation
There's a group on facebook called "knock off nightmares" and it's a collection of poor purchasing decisions.
Then why didn't you tell anon instead of boasting about how you didn't think there was an issue?
Thank you. I'm so tired of seeing all these people be like "DON'T BUY FROM CHINA! EVERYTHING THEY MAKE IS SHIT!" when in reality it's their own fault for not reading the sizing chart or not looking at reviews/seller reputation.
Why do so many people expect to get red carpet quality clothes off of Aliexpress/Taobao? You can't get a red carpet ready dress for $20 with free shipping. It's common sense.
Anon is saying they literally read 'please take this off' and didn't realise that there was a film over it. Aka. they didn't question that the item was faulty, despite being able to read the writing.
This is why I always say you shouldn't trust wig suggestions from people who haven't bought at least one expensive/better quality wig in their life.
These people are so used to buying ebay crap that they think anything that looks remotely like the photo is acceptable.
She could've easily tailored this and
this girl is too fat for the dress
Not saying bad products don't come from China, there are shady sellers who don't sell products that match as advertised, etc., but if you do your research, check reviews and recommendations, you should be okay for the most part. Of course sometimes it can be bad luck or other mishaps but if you go in paying $5 for a dress on a weird, foreign website with 40 day shipping, what the fuck do you honestly think you'll get?
Tbh all of the stuff in this thread is absolute garbage.
I know it's a board where a lot of people buy from taobao, aliexpress, etc for cheap, cute clothes. I understand why people come to the defense. However this is also a board where people should be able to tell quality due to lolita or tailoring/seamstressing from cosplay.
It surprises me that people are defending these items by insinuating the buyers must be fat, or shame on them for looking at the picture being advertised and thinking they would get anything close (can't you at least admit this is a little fucked that we as buyers have to think this way?). The quality issues of the items and garments themselves go far beyond their fit and accuracy, it's the construction and materials. Even if you were a Chinese size and didn't mind that the piece you got isn't exact to the webshop's picture, you should still be pretty annoyed at the cheap material and shoddy construction of most of these itt.
I bought a jacket from yesstyle and I guess I got lucky because it's great in person. It gets compliments every now and then. It's no longer available on that site, maybe it was too good.
It was just so plain in sight that it doesn't even register. Imagine like the sticker was in plain English "Please remove this film" and you glaze over the photo as you scroll down, only to find the surprising conclusion.
This just looks like the buyer doesn't know their measurements. If you iron out the lace it would probably be about the same as the photo. Obviously the people wearing the item have very different body types and measurements. >>8816980
This is another case of not knowing measurements, It looks to be a different fabric but the product still resembles the one in the original. I love her reaction face.
This person should have never attempted this.
This dress is selling on ebay and taobao for like 10.00 before being shipped. The buyer has to use discretion when pricing is so low. Materials and labor cost money.
Milanoo nuff said.
They should have capped it why not to buy before employing basic common sense. The items look very close to the ones in the original image. You need to factor in tailoring for the models, lighting, filters, body type and again proper measurements.
I guess someone is mad they aren't a model.
I have that wig, or I have a wig sold using that image and it looks like that. I would say once I brushed it out it looked better.
That dress doesn't look good even on their model.
This one actually makes me laugh, because my boyfriend bought one of those stupid Assassin's Creed looking hoodies and it actually came out as the ad picture. Maybe people are just having bad luck?
This takes me back.
>used to be an /fa/ regular like 2~3 years ago
Sort of miss it, but their sense of fashion started to get sort of stupid. Which wasn't helped by their blinded sense of self superiority.
Most of these disasters are clearly because the buyers couldn't be bothered to read the measurements. They most likely wouldn't have looked at the shop rating either, which is one of the best ways of telling if you're paying for a decent product or a bin bag with holes. The materials and construction are shit, yes, but that's the buyer's fault more often than not. Ali has reviews and pictures of the items and people can scroll down to look at them, as you should be doing before buying a fucking wedding dress or something, and you'd be able to see that the item is shoddy and not worth the money. Even if it's in a language you don't understand you can google translate the review and get a general idea of what it says.
China is notorious for ripping off products. If Shop A sells a generic but nice top, Shop B might steal their pics to advertise their own similar product, and so on. They're all the same item, but the quality will vary immensely. That's why there are ratings and reviews. It's sad that we can't look at a picture and know that the product will look like it, but there are ways to tell if the picture is likely to match the product and if people used them then this thread wouldn't be here.
TL;DR if you want Dior quality you don't go to Primark. Use some common sense when buying online, dammit.
the left one looks like fine craft jewelry at first glance, but the picture is way too small to indentify it as real craft jewelry of course.
I have quite some experience with goldsmithing and of course, there are other ways of attaching stones without fitting like glueing them..
but if such a "fine looking" piece is sold for a low price with small resoluted pictures it's propably fake as fuck and you'll get some cheap shit which does not look like the picture.
I bought a bunch of small Pokemon figures on Ali for $3. I wasn't expecting much, but I was expecting a little more than this..
I bought that and it fitted me a bit tight not children sizing at all not children sizing at all like pic related! It's like a S and i'm a bigger M or smaller L, i sold it because quality is too cheap.
I actually removed the link when cleaning out my finished orders.. but I want to say it was this one I ordered?
Im not sure though, but thats the cheapest on there, so no doubt they will be extremely shitty!
The dress looks nothing like the one pictured. Look at the shape of the straps and skirt ffs
Why are so many people itt arguing that it's all about body shape when some of these are clearly fucked up?
Just let yourself laugh for once ffs
Even if the wearer were more voluptuous it still wouldn't look like the pic on the right. The skirt doesn't taper at the bottom, the straps aren't spaghetti straps, and the boob covering doesn't even come in at the bottom to hold the boobs. Now if she was obese I could see it "fitting", but that's only because she'd have enough fat to fill it in ways a normal person wouldn't.
People keep telling me this too but everything I've ever bought from China (through TB, AE or eBay) has been perfectly fine. Every time I have a package from China in the mail my boyfriend tells me not to get my hopes up because clearly everything from China is immediately crap and I can't possibly have experience and good judgement when it comes to this sort of thing.
It's like either people are too naive to think anything could possibly go wrong or incredibly cynical and paranoid and think that everything will go wrong, not fit and then explode. Like there's no sensible middle ground.
Big problem I see is fatties spending money to cover their Shame instead of fixing it. You don't need a gym membership, I just ride my bicycle outside or go for a run. And healtheir food is not expensive unless you're too lazy to cook and eat out all the time(which is expensive in itself). If you fixed yourself, you wouldn't need pounds of fabric and make up to look presentable in the first place.
What kind of moron thinks this will look right without trying it on? She's also a skinny white girl and that person is a curvy black woman with a toned body. Girl is dumb at and I'm glad she got robbed blind on the purchase.
My Chinese family members told me never to buy from taobao since it's all shit (because of that one time they ordered shoes that fell apart in two days) and they were literally shocked when I told them my new clothes were from taobao. I can't even read Chinese, what's their excuse?
I bought one of those black zipper dresses, and they sent it to me with the zipper sewn the wrong way onto it. I asked for money back and first they said hows "20% of the original cost ($5)"
What >>8818355 said. I bought my prom dress online but it was in a store that's in my country, has free returns and sells dresses that were made by legit brands. Of course that's going to be more expensive than ebay or aliexpress, but if you want a decent quality (not previously used) prom dress you should be prepared to spend a bit more anyway.
This doesn't even look like it could fit a petticoat under it.
My mom bought a dress from China off eBay a few weeks ago. She's usually a very good online shopper and has gotten some nice things by looking at ratings and reviews. But I was so heartbroken for her when I she showed me what she got in the mail. I had to cut off at least 2 feet of stray threads, fix the zipper, and hand sew a goddamn hole in the seam. On top of this, when I tried to iron the dress for her.. it fucking melted. Turned brown and melted on the lowest setting. It looked like regular, run-of-the-mill cotton to me, too.
Needless to say, I felt really bad for her. Poor mom. I love you. I hope the next thing you buy is fantastic. </3
perfect dress for a woman who had a tit removed due to cancer
While those in the picture definitely don't have the right body type to pull off the jackets as they are advertised, I do have to say that Asian body types do tend to be different/slimmer than the common Western body types, generally speaking (granted, most of the people who do use this excuse are actually fatties).
Does anyone have horror stories from Sheinside? I have been disappointed with them few times - it's not that the items actually LOOK that bad, but they are usually made of bad quality materiaksi so they are uncomfortable to wear, plus that they get broken withinn minutes when you start wearing them.
Yes,indeed,while standing. But you DO have some while sitting and such right?
Stretch marks are a different matter, i have the same BMI as you do with a 0.3 difference and don't have any but i know lots of people that got them and lots who don't.
But it's a fact that everybody HAS skinfolds in a way or anothef
I have a BMI of 20 too, how fun!
sit down and lean forward. see what your stomach does? yeah...
obviously, there's a difference between skin folds/rolls like that and permanently visible skin rolls, but fucking stop.
Look the topic!
I know I was a fool for thinking it'd be anything like the listing but the skirt I got didn't even have the same fabric look.
You don't necessarily have to be fat to have stretch marks. If you've had a sudden growth spurt, you can get them. Some weightlifters get them too if they put on a lot of muscle in a short time.
As someone who lived in China and bought from Taobao all the time, I'm a bit surprised that even the cheap sellers are sending out items to the customers that doesn't look like the pics they advertised. Thing is, reviews are everything on taobao. If you write a negative review to a seller, he will flip his shit and make everything possible to satisfy you because he'll hope that you'll delete the negative review. But it's still surprising to me they would send things overseas that look like this... maybe some of them just don't care about foreigners. I'm kinda puzzled.
I love taobao buyer and seller fights. I wish I could read Chinese because Google translate just does not do them justice.
One seller I saw even had a "SPOILED PRINCESSES DON'T BUY" warning plastered all over their page.
I don't have skin rolls nor very visible stretch marks just some tiny lines that are not noticeable and i'm not nor thin nor fat and i don't excercise. I agree with you, maybe these skin folds are from an excessive weight loss, who knows. I didn't grew a lot during my teen age, i have almost the same body as i was 15 just 2-3 kg more, also the same small cup size in my current mid 20s, i'm pretty lucky my growth was minimal.
It's a shop selling mostly liz lisa factory cast offs, so some things don't have original buttons, other pieces are incomplete (missing embroidery, etc). They list the defects but some buyer didn't read so things got heated. You can check out their item pages, but they've toned down their language quite a bit but they were quite... enraged for a while.
Unfortunately the negative feedback is so old it doesn't show up so you probably can't read it anymore. But if you see any negative feedback on a taobao item, be prepared to see a long paragraph response from the seller explaining how the buyer is a brat. I'll see if I can dig up something later.
more from the same site anon >>8847797 posted from
At least this looks wearable. Completely different, but wearable, unlike >>8847797
I feel so bad for her. Just because it can stretch to fit doesn't mean you should wear it. Also, is that hole meant to be there? I can't see it on the model, and it wouldn't surprise me if it tore under stress, but it looks too even.
It can't be about being foreign or not because in order to buy from taobao the items first ship to whoever the international buyer hired. Unless the store knows they are selling to a shipping service they won't know the product is leaving China.
Yeah, these figures are actually famous, they come on a pack of 24 units or even more, I bought a pack too and there were some that actually looked some good, but almost all of them are like your pic.
>that is, people who can afford a gym membership
You dont need a gym membership to have a nice body, especially if you're a girl; at most if you want a real ass, just squat and deadlift twice a week at a sub 20$ gym that isn't some franchise shit
But the most important thing is to just eat fucking less
>fresh quality produce
You don't need to eat those foods that are labeled "healthy"... Just eat regular ass meat, eggs, veggies, grains, rice, pasta and what not, in MODERATION; it is NOT more expensive to eat less
>and regular beauty regiments
Don't wear makeup and shit all the time, and wash your face 2-3 times a day with only water; there's a reason why there's so many girls who wear makeup every day to cover up blemishes and shit
Hint, it's because they put chemicals on their skin every day
Fuck off with your dumb excuses