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A huge season of mega online shopping fests just began.

We’re talking about the crazy 9.9 extravaganza!!! For the uninitiated, 9th of September kicks start the biggest online shopping fest for e-commerce platforms.

One such platform is Taobao, a Chinese site that has been termed the Amazon or eBay of China. It is a mega marketplace that ships you a whole range of things from tissue paper to wedding dresses.

I would boast about how great a bargain hunter I am, but I’m going to be completely honest; the only 2 times I ever bought things off Taobao, I had friends sitting on the left and right of my laptop while I checked out my items …