You might have noticed me attempting to trade my Klipsch Custom 3, Sony MDR XB-300, Nokia N800, and Sansa Clip around here for a high end IEM. So far, I haven't had much success, so I'm thinking about making a purchase over in China in the summer when I visit my grandparents. Because I'm relatively fluent and literate in Simplified Chinese, I've been looking around Taobao (China's version of Craigslist/Ebay) and I've found some shockingly good deals on some models that aren't known to have fakes (Shure SE530's, Westone 3's, Triplefi's, UM3X's, CK10's, etc.) in the areas I plan to visit. Has anyone had good experience dealing with Taobao? My cousins use it regularly, but I'm still cautious.
PS, does anyone out there know what a "Triangle" CK10 is? The pictures up for them are the same for the normal CK10's, just that they've been marked down considerably. Nevermind, nevermind. The "Triangle" is essentially what Audio-technica's are called in China because of their logo.
PSS, The majority of the good deals have something to do with a factory in their title. Mayhaps this means they are factory refurbished or bought in wholesales? Not sure, but interesting anyhow.
Edited by jjeremycai - 5/12/10 at 8:28pm