Store: Various shops on Taobao
Shopping Service: Taobaoring
Order date: Sunday September 9, 2012
Ship date: Monday September 24, 2012
Arrive date: Saturday September 29, 2012 (6 days~!)
Shipping Type: China EMS
Pieces ordered: 6
Order total: $23.92 + $30.24 (domestic shipping + service fee) + $31.75 (INTL shipping) = $85.91
First! Review of the items themselves!
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4/5 stars)
Price: $1.25 USD + $2.50 shipping
Why: My PSP needs to be cute, man, and when I saw this, I was like, OK MUST HAVE. Since you know, Kirino is cute and I love her and identify with her and she’s a gamer too. (☞ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞ ♥ Also geez for that price yes man give to meee.
Review: It’s adorable. (*´Д`) And from the dimensions I thought a PSP wouldn’t fit very well, but I suppose it’s just the height, because a PSP3000 will fit. Reasons it didn’t get 5 stars were 1) it’s not very padded so no real protection if dropped, and 2) I thought it would be double sided. The image is just on one side, the opposite side is just white. (´･ω･`) There are also two pockets inside probably for 2 UMDs.
The protection thing isn’t so bad, as I was planning to get a clear acrylic hard case for my PSP anyway.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Price: $1.36 USD + $0.95 shipping
Why: Well, considering the PSP3000 has a specific loop for a wrist strap, why not get one? Especially if it matches the case I bought? (◡‿◡✿)
Review: It’s also really cuteeeee, ahhhh…! The black strap to hold it onto the PSP looks a little thin, but we’ll see. I think it’ll be fine? The images on it are a bit pixely too if you look REALLY close, like, if you held it maybe 4 inches from your face. Otherwise you can’t tell. Or at least I can’t. Who knows. My eyesight is pretty suckish. (´;ω;`)
Also, it is a wrist strap, but it’s definitely not for someone who has big hands or wrists. I have thin hands and REALLY tiny wrists and it’s plenty loose on the wrist but if you have bigger hands than me then it may be a bit of trouble to get it on. （ ；´Д｀）But again I’m fine for it so it keeps its greatness. ^u^
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Price: $0.78 USD + ??? shipping
Why: Basically I just wanted to buy something SAO, slkdfjlsef. What better than a cleaning cloth for my PSP? ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ And for less than a buck, yeah dawg.
Review: Wuuuuh, it’s really soft and cute, and generally just all kinds of yes!! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ They also sent me some kinda freebie with it, two stickers or something. I’m not particularly sure what they are, but either way I’ll keep them safe heh.
Note: Looking at the item page it seems they sold out oops I bought the last one, ehehe? ☜(⌒▽⌒;)☞
YOU AREN’T GETTING RL PICTURES OF THIS BECAUSE IT’S EMBARRASSING but there are the item links. I’ll review them both anyway though because asdfjkl;!!
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars for both)
Price: $12.50 USD (for both) + $3.18 shipping
Why: I needed kawaii underthings. (◕‿◕✿) Also, Asian sizes will of course fit me better than American sizes because I am Asian-sized in this area. Don’t laugh or I’ll hit you. Also, American stuff like this is not NEARLY as cute nope nope not even close oh gosh—
Review: Firstly, it makes me feel better to know I’m a B cup in Asian sizes, and apparently that’s the most common size over there. (ಥ⌣ಥ) ANYWAY, both items are really cute irl and fit me great and just feel awesome yaaaay. Mostly because I’ve been wearing bras that aren’t actually my size most of my life bUT YEAH having a bra that actually fits you feels really nice omf （ つ Д ｀）! Whoops rambling. The chiffon and lace and ribbons and general material on both don’t feel as cheap as you would expect from China, ha ha. The patterns are both really cute but I like the pink one more (oh surprise surprise)!
They’re also paired with matching underwear but those are… embarrassing and sheer and just lfskdfjwlekf; THIS IS EMBARRASSING TO WRITE PLEASE EXCUSE ME ∑(゜//Д // ゜;)
On a serious note if you decide to get stuff yourself, know you usually move up a cup if you’re USA/UK sizing. AA = A, A = B, and so on. It gets hard to find cute things if you’re bigger than a USA C, though. >: I think the biggest size I’ve seen is D or E, and there aren’t a lot.
Items 5 (Cat face dress in black @ $17) and 6 (bear hoodie in apricot @ $7) were for my sister and mom respectively so I’m not opening those. I have the same bear hoodie in brown though so if anyone’s interested I did a review on that one some time ago (scroll down towards the bottom).
Review on the shopping service:
Taobao Ring was the one I heard most about from /cgl/, so I went with that one and was not disappointed, and will probably use them for all my Taobao orders in the future! Their process is a little long so if you really do have to get an item quickly, you have to act fast, as they first check if your items are in stock (see: messaging all the sellers) before ordering them. Then after they get the “yes”, you pay and they order.
The one thing I really loved was that they upload a picture of your items when they receive them all!
I mean seriously, way to make me more excited.
The other feature I liked was the option to have more than one shopping cart at one time. I have like, 4 going right now flskdjflsdf.
They also offer like a 45% discount for Chinese EMS, which makes it hard to resist. Less than a week shipping for cheaper than usual? Why this??? (*´Д`)ﾊｧﾊｧ
Was packed nicely. c: Doesn’t get any better than this I swear, and at least there wasn’t immense amounts of tape like my AFW order.
Okay FIRSTLY I know for 6 items that was an insane amount of shipping but you know what I am the most impatient person ever and if I have money I will use EMS if I damn please.
Also most my items were light but my sister’s dress and my mom’s coat ESPECIALLY jacked the shipping up so it’s not really my fauuuult right?? ┐(‘～`；)┌ I ordered all light items really really I swear.
I love EMS of course since it is SO FAST
that’swhatshesaid but the problem with Chinese EMS is the tracking doesn’t update very well after it’s left China. (Japan’s EMS tracks really well on the other hand, baw.) According to the tracking on the Chinese website, the last action was “Departed from Beijing sorting”. Which is why I totally didn’t expect it to come today, haha.
But whatever, I got my stuff and am quite happy!
If you read this all, please accept this hug. (ノ゜ω゜)ノ Why you would have an interest in shet I spend my money on, I have no idea, but thank you!