On Taobao, some listings are pre-orders and are only listed at the downpayment price, which might seem quite low. Conversely, some items are listed at very high prices for display purposes only, either to inform people of an upcoming product or to showcase products that are no longer available for sale or pre-order. Additionally, there may be additional costs associated with certain products that are not visible in the listing, such as custom sizing.
Similarly, on Xianyu, not all listings are actual sale listings. If the price appears unreasonably cheap or expensive, it is most likely not the actual price. The terms 收 and 求 are associated with “Want To Buy” listings, while 挂 and 展示 are used for showing off items that are not for sale.
Don’t worry if you are unsure about anything. I will calculate the exact amount you need to pay before confirming your order. If you are unable to commit to a purchase without a clear idea of the total amount payable, you can use the Price Quote Request / Contact Form to get a price quote.