How Can I Avoid Buying Fake Products On Taobao?

Taobao offers a wide variety of different items for shoppers to purchase. While they try hard to only offer legitimate, authentic items and do away with any fake ones, it is important to know some helpful tools to ensure you are not purchasing a fake.

1. Check Sellers Feedback

Feedback serves to aid future buyers in determining if a seller is trustworthy or not. It serves as a great barometer to go by when choosing an item from a seller. A good rule of thumb is to stay with sellers who have a 100% feedback rating on over 500 different transactions.

2. Off-Brand Brands

Most buyers think if a product is going to be a fake, it will probably fall into the category of big-ticket name-brand items. However, many fake producing sellers are targeting second and third rate brands in the market. Even so,It’s best to go after not-so-famous brands and stay away from top brands on Taobao to ensure you are purchasing an authentic item.

3. Real Photos

It’s more h2kely a product is authentic if the photo isn’t perfect.If the pictures are too perfect, it may be a warning that the item is too good to be true,because these were probably just downloaded from brand’s main website. If you are in doubt, you can request a newer or more reah2stic picture from the seller.

4. Compare the Product to the Official Website

Take the photo the seller is offering and compare it to the one on the official website for that product. Look closely at the details to try and determine if the product is authentic.

5. What else do they sell?

If a seller advertises that they sell authentic items and also “h2ke-real” items, You’d better steer clear of them. It is important to check their other items to determine if they feel h2ke the real deal.

6. Stay Calm

Use your own good, sound judgment before diving prematurely into a purchase to determine if a seller is actually offering goods worth your hard earned money.

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5 thoughts on “How Can I Avoid Buying Fake Products On Taobao?”

  1. Two weeks ago I ordered a scaffolding frame plus platform from Lazada site, shop Taobao. This week on the 8th June they delivered a 15 THB pink plastic stool instead of the 1260 THB item ordered. I rejected the delivery at the gate of my house. Lazada site recorded it as failed delivery because wrong item. I informed Taobao shop (chat) in Thai language 3 times through Lazada site and included a VDO of the packaged stool(visible thru damaged packing), a photo of the package/label showing correct order number, scaffold frame description and 1260 THB (COD). Taobao sent their same automated reply to each of my posts. None of the Taobao replies address the complaint I had raised. Lazada informed me on 8th June that the ordered item would be delivered in 1 or 2 days. Today 10th June Lazada informed me that the order has been cancelled because I had rejected the packaged 15 THB stool on 8th June.
    Thank you.

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