Hello, everyone! I've been browsing Yahoo! Japan a lot recently, and have noticed a large number of bootlegs compared to this time a year ago. I used to assume that if it was on Yahoo! Japan, it was definitely legit, but now that's no longer the case. I know that a lot of you consult this
guide to identifying bootlegs, but I just wanted to add to that by making a list of user IDs who sell bootlegs on Yahoo Japan. The list is fairly short (and I hope it will stay that way!) since bootlegs are new to Yahoo! Japan. The list can be found HERE
. I browse Yahoo! Japan daily so I will update this list whenever I find anything! If you find any bootlegs on Yahoo, Japan, then please let me know by providing a link and/or screenshot, and I will gladly add it to the list. Regular bootlegs and the "original" bootlegs are fair game. Aka if they aren't official or mirage goods, let me know so I can add them to the list!
Secondly, I want to talk about Taobao and Aliexpress. To put things simply, Taobao is the Chinese equivalent of Amazon. It's a huge marketplace with lots of sellers, and they have all kinds of goods. They only ship within China and you generally need a deputy/shopping service to buy from them. Aliexpress has been described as "the western front" for Taobao, and they charge a small premium to deliver to the USA and other countries. It's great for getting a good deal on clothes and crafting supplies for cheap, but unfortunately, Taobao and aliexpress are the
hubs for bootleg Pokemon goods, which I'm sure you're all aware may contain needles, lead paint, and other dangerous materials, so they should not be purchased. I just wanted to let everyone know that Taobao and aliexpress are really bad for buying Pokemon goods from, as most of them are bootlegs. Do not buy Pokemon goods on Taobao or Aliexpress, because I will bet you good money that they will be bootleg goods. Plush will be poorly made. Figures will have poor paintjobs and may contain lead paint.
That's it for me! I just really don't like booties and want to protect people from them if I can. <3 I hope that you'll all help me in expanding this list so that we can help protect other members. Thank you!