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Allthatfades
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Member since Aug 2014
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Anyone bought anything from Temu?

Family member brought this up yesterday, so I downloaded it. It’s cheap but just wondered if its legit or just a bunch of cheap crap
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SulphursFinest
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Some stuff is better than others. It’s cheap stuff that people buy and sell to you on Amazon for triple the price, so you’re getting a better deal through TEMU


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phunkatron
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jun 2019
1439 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
It's all pure Chinese garbage, hence their incredibly stupid, off-target marketing schemes such as "shop like a billionaire."


tigerstripedjacket
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Member since Sep 2011
2978 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
For things that don’t matter if they are cheap crap/single use or just for a backup it works great.

Shipping is painfully slow, and be very careful to read the descriptions and sizes.

I use it to buy cheap versions of things that I am considering purchasing a more expensive item, or for something I know I can’t afford the brand name version yet.


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UnoMe
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Is that the site that advertises on TD? Has the black chick with the wide hips? I zoom in for a looksy every time it pops up.


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LegendInMyMind
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
One area they are absolutely racking up in is arts and crafts. They are putting a hurting on brick and mortar stores that deal in similar stuff, like Hobby Lobby. As far as the store brand stuff goes, Temu sells the same quality stuff, made in the same factories for a fraction of the cost.

My mom buys a good bit of that type stuff, and there really is not a whole lot of difference in the two sellers, other than the Hobby Lobby 500% markup.
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Civildawg
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
It's basically Amazon for Chinese stuff. They are cutting out the middle man (Amazon)


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KennabraTiger
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Kenner, LA
Member since Sep 2013
6377 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
It’s cheap crap but at least it’s cheap. Amazon will sell the same cheap crap for way more.


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adam2000
US Space Force Fan
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Member since Sep 2016
1023 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
I bought a can opener. It's cheaply made but useful.
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Tarps99
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Member since Apr 2017
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
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My mom buys a good bit of that type stuff, and there really is not a whole lot of difference in the two sellers, other than the Hobby Lobby 500% markup.


And you wonder why Hobby Lobby always has discounts on all of their items.

Hobby Lobby’s pricing philosophy, let’s sell this picture frame for 20 dollars that we paid a dollar for from a wholesaler in China.

Then we will advertise all picture frames 75% off. We make off with a profit of 4 dollars before labor and other capital costs used to run the store.

TEMU: we sell the same item for 2 dollars charge you 5 dollars to ship via China Post/USPS. Item may get stuck in customs for a few weeks.
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HangmanPage1
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Member since Aug 2021
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Bought my kid several Star Wars Legos, absolutely cannot tel the difference. Got him this huge gunship that retails at like $150 for $40. Shipping is slow, but everything I have ordered has come in!


Sterling Archer
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Austin
Member since Aug 2012
7192 posts
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Yes, it was cheap garbage and I’ll never order with them again and I’ve heard that from everyone I know that bought from them. Makes me wonder what their ultimate strategy is because they aren’t getting any repeat customers. Makes me feel like it’s a big data mining operation of US by China


LegendInMyMind
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
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And you wonder why Hobby Lobby always has discounts on all of their items.

Hobby Lobby’s pricing philosophy, let’s sell this picture frame for 20 dollars that we paid a dollar for from a wholesaler in China.

Then we will advertise all picture frames 75% off. We make off with a profit of 4 dollars before labor and other capital costs used to run the store.

TEMU: we sell the same item for 2 dollars charge you 5 dollars to ship via China Post/USPS. Item may get stuck in customs for a few weeks.

Even with the discounts Hobby Lobby is a good bit higher on most stuff. The deepest cut you'll get on anything that isn't home decor type stuff (art supplies) is 40%. For their store brand art stuff, it is the same quality made in the same place by the same people. It just has a different name on it. Temu doesn't charge shipping on orders over like $15.
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GatorReb
USA Fan
Dallas GA
Member since Feb 2009
9279 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Bought my kids some knockoff crocs.

Spent like $4 for shite shoes instead of $30 for shite shoes.


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
49451 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
I watched a few YouTube reviews and the items reviewed were mostly well made and served the purpose intended. The reviewers did get some items that were junk but it is what it is. We went on a little Temu shopping spree but our items haven't arrived yet so I'll be able to give a first hand review next week.
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hg
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Don’t use your debit card. If anything use Apple Pay


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Lou the Jew from LSU
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2006
4643 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
Bought some shoes that looked too good to be true.
They were.
They are trash. I didn’t know you could even make things that poorly.
I now use them when I work in the yard.


TJack
BR
Member since Dec 2018
1045 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
If you’ve had the jab and downloaded Temu you are 2 of 3 of the full conversion, so…


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Thracken13
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Feb 2010
15524 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
my wife has gotten a few things through them - most good, a few duds.

she bought 200 tiny plastic ducks for like 2 bucks. 1 came broke, but we didn't mind. my folks went out of town, so we went to their apartment and hid all 199 of them. when they found 1, we told them we hid 200. they have only found about 140, and it has been about 5 months or so.

my dad has late stage dementia, so for him it was a fun experience - watching him get excited like a child was a good experience and feeling.


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GrizzlyAlloy
Liberty Fan
Member since Aug 2020
1525 posts

re: Anyone bought anything from Temu?
That app was found to be used more as Spyware than to sell stuff. Crasiest user agreement.


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