So getting a lot of questions where I got this and that. I thought I will save myself a lot of trouble finding links and replying requests and note them down here 🙂 My friends say I am really power in finding things in Taobao, considering I don’t read Mandarin. Its actually not too hard once you get an idea on how to search for things.
The most popular request is our collapsible dining table. I got it with EzBuy Prime. I would say the quality of the wood is similar to IKEA. The caveat is the instructions it comes with is really poor, so you would need to have some intuitive knowledge with regard to assembling furniture to do this. It stumped us for quite a while and took about 2 hours plus to assemble.
One of our bean bags is also from EzBuy using Prime shipping, while the other I got directly from Taobao and the bigger purple lounger is from Ambient Lounge.
For the Montessori child-height shelves, I used EzBuy’s Buy-For-Me. The total cost, including shipping, came up to $70 for two shelves.
Recently I added a new item in the girls’ room. Its a bigger art trolley/cart. Before we used the Ikea Raskog trolley but I felt limited by the space. For this I also used EzBuy’s Buy-For-Me service, and it was a bit on the more expensive side, around $198 including shipping. I thought it was alright given the size and that comparable trolleys from Amazon were more expensive retailing at USD200 or more.
There are other small trinkets I got from EzBuy, but the list is much too long. Its worth a browse if you need regular household items cheaply.