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網購古箏商品 Online Shopping

在台灣、香港、內地的朋友,都可以很容易買到古箏商品。搬到海外,現在我住在一個小市鎮,附近並無任何可以買中樂的商店,所以如果要買膠布、箏弦、指甲等用品,也唯有網購。今次說說我最常用的三個網站。

  • Amazon 亞馬遜

亞馬遜真的是包羅萬有。我平日都很喜歡在亞馬遜網站購物。之前曾經買過了古箏膠布,出奇地好用,黏力強,價錢合理。我跟我媽在香港買的古箏膠布對比一下,價錢也是差不多。不過,亞馬遜有很多不同的賣家,貨品質素參差,所以要多留意評價。美國的亞馬遜好像比加拿大的有更多古箏貨品。還有一點,亞馬遜很多賣古箏週邊用品的賣家都是在中國內地的,所以運送需時。所以我建議大家預早入貨,不要等到用完、或是等用的時候才買。我買的膠布,等了兩個月(加拿大郵政太差勁了)都收不到。因為等太耐,所以我向賣家要求退款,好讓我可以重新再買。之後那次,等了一個半月便收到。我也有買過敦煌牌弦線,質素和價錢對我來說都合理。亞馬遜的購物保證是很好的,買家可以更有信心購物。*亞馬遜也有賣古箏,質素如何我便不清楚,不過好像有賣敦煌的古箏和小古箏。

  • Aliexpress 亞里巴巴

亞里巴巴就好似英文版淘寶一樣。價錢一般比ebay便宜一點。跟亞馬遜一樣,貨品質素參差,所以要多留意評價。購物保證也相當的好。之前買了一個中國吊飾製作古箏指甲收納板(下次有機會跟大家介紹一下),貨品質素很多,大約一個月便收到。亞里巴巴也有賣古箏膠指甲、膠布、箏被、古箏、古箏手指練習器、弦線等。

  • Ebay

Ebay和亞里巴巴差不多,不過有更多種類的古箏商品。在這裡除了弦線、指甲、箏被等貨品外,我還見過有箏腳架、貴價古箏(如敦煌的繁花如夢、朱雀……)、小古箏、古箏CD、古箏書籍等等……款式比以上兩個網站都多。不過,也是要注意如果賣家是在中國,運送時間需時。貨品質素也參差。我通常都是跟有多次正面成交紀錄的賣家購買。

還有其他很好的網上商店,方便海外古箏用家購物,下次我再跟大家介紹一下!

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In Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, we can easily buy Guzheng products. After relocating to oversea and living currently in a small town, I find it very inconvenient because there are no shops nearby that sell Chinese musical instruments and supplies. So, if I need to buy tapes, nails or other Guzheng products, online shopping is my only option. This time I’d talk about the three websites I use most often.

  • Amazon

Amazon has so many types of products. I often shop on Amazon.ca. About a year ago, I bought some Guzheng tapes from Amazon, which was surprisingly great, good quality, strong adhesion and reasonably priced. I compared what I bought with the Guzheng tape that my mom bought in Hong Kong – the price is more or less the same. However, Amazon has many different sellers; the quality of products can vary significantly. So, I advise to pay more attention to reviews and pick one that has many positive feedback.

Amazon.com has more Guzheng products than Amazon.ca. Also, many Amazon sellers selling Guzheng products are actually from mainland China. Therefore, shipping takes time. So, don’t wait until you run out of supplies; buy early so you can have your products in time. For the tape I bought about a year ago, I waited for about two months (Canada Post is inefficient) and never received it. I ended up asking the seller for a refund so that I could buy again. The second time, I waited for 1.5 months to receive it. I have also bought Dunhuang Guzheng string on Amazon. The quality and price were reasonable for me. Amazon’s shopping guarantee is very good, giving buyers more confidence. * Amazon also sells Guzhengs. I don’t know how the quality is, but I have seen travel sized and standard sized Guzhengs for sale on Amazon.

  • Aliexpress

Alibaba is just like the English version of Taobao. The price is generally a little cheaper than ebay. Similar to Amazon, the quality of products varies significantly. So pay more attention to reviews. Shopping guarantee is also quite good. I bought a charm to make a Guzheng nail storage board. Its quality was excellent, and I received it in about one month. Alibaba also sells Guzheng nails, tapes, Guzheng dust covers, Guzheng finger trainers, strings and many other products.

  • Ebay

Ebay is quite similar to Alibaba, but with more variety of Guzheng products. In addition to strings, nails, dust covers… , I have seen Guzheng stands, expensive Guzheng (such as Dunhuang’s 698JM), travel sized Guzhengs, Guzheng CD, Guzheng books, etc… Ebay has way more Guzheng products than Aliexpress and Amazon. However, it is also important to note that if the seller is in China, the delivery will take time. The quality of products also varies significantly. I usually buy from sellers who have a good track record of positive feedback.

There are other good online stores that are convenient for overseas Guzheng players. I will introduce more next time!

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