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    More: Interesting, Alibaba, Tencent, Brick and mortar business, mobile browser, Amazon Web Services, e-commerces, Taobao, Jack Ma  
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2014-05-09 12:49:56 PM  
alibaba seems to be like the wild west of cheap plastic and electronic crap. like if one of those japanese tech markets from a cyberpunk novel was a website.
 
2014-05-09 03:16:20 PM  

charlesmartel11235: alibaba seems to be like the wild west of cheap plastic and electronic crap. like if one of those japanese tech markets from a cyberpunk novel was a website.


Down their app...you can buy just about everything you find at your typical big box store. For little money. Some places will even put your logo in for free.
 
2014-05-09 03:50:39 PM  
When you absolutely must have a pallet of Sorny NP3 players.
 
2014-05-09 04:59:06 PM  

mcreadyblue: charlesmartel11235: alibaba seems to be like the wild west of cheap plastic and electronic crap. like if one of those japanese tech markets from a cyberpunk novel was a website.

Down their app...you can buy just about everything you find at your typical big box store. For little money. Some places will even put your logo in for free.


If I needed a job, I could see a decent business buying stuff off it and selling it at something like the Rose Bowl flea market.  Like pairs of jeans for $2.50 each.  I think you needed to buy a thousand of them, and you couldn't pick the sizes, but whatever, sell them for $10-15 and they'd sell quick.  Lots of people would pay that much for Chinese knockoff jeans.
 
2014-05-09 05:15:20 PM  

charlesmartel11235: alibaba seems to be like the wild west of cheap plastic and electronic crap. like if one of those japanese tech markets from a cyberpunk novel was a website.


"Inexpensive" is a better word, I think.   The same capacitors go into industrial applications just fine.
 
2014-05-09 05:16:42 PM  

Geotpf: mcreadyblue: charlesmartel11235: alibaba seems to be like the wild west of cheap plastic and electronic crap. like if one of those japanese tech markets from a cyberpunk novel was a website.

Down their app...you can buy just about everything you find at your typical big box store. For little money. Some places will even put your logo in for free.

If I needed a job, I could see a decent business buying stuff off it and selling it at something like the Rose Bowl flea market.  Like pairs of jeans for $2.50 each.  I think you needed to buy a thousand of them, and you couldn't pick the sizes, but whatever, sell them for $10-15 and they'd sell quick.  Lots of people would pay that much for Chinese knockoff jeans.


They are not Chinese knock offs. They are Chinese originals. They would be the exact same as you buy in Target or The Gap...it's like anyone can now open up a competing store.

I think all big box and mall stores that buy direct from China are doomed.
 
2014-05-09 06:06:22 PM  
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Indeed.
 
2014-05-09 07:37:03 PM  
Category: Computer Hardware & Software

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What is this I don't even
 
2014-05-09 08:55:38 PM  
I think i saw way more than 40 thieves there;
they apparently have many descendants.
 
2014-05-10 02:52:40 AM  
Owned by the Chinese communist party leaders and their cronies.
 
2014-05-10 10:07:51 AM  

Luven: Owned by the Chinese communist party leaders and their cronies.


...which means its a solid investment, my friend.
 
2014-05-10 05:29:25 PM  
Open sesame!  Did anyone in China bother to find out that Ali Baba was the figure in Arabian
folklore who had 40 thieves?  I don't think any e-commerce company would want to be named
after a leader of thieves.  (We have the US government for that.)
 
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