Google Translate to the Rescue!

I finally got around to ordering a new keyboard for my MacBook Pro, to replace the one which lost a few keys on our last Fedex Day.

I was a little nonplussed by this response via Paypal:

“The seller has provided the following Order Status information for your review: Order Status: 已发货”

So much for taking the supremacy of the English language for granted!

Fortunately Google Translate told me that this means ‘Posted’ — not ‘Running Dog of Capitalism will never see his filthy money again’.


  1. abby richards
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    i ordered a pair of ugg boots from a site and paid with paypal. they took the money out my bank straight away they sent me a email saying ‘“The seller has provided the following Order Status information for your review: Order Status: 已发货’

    will i get my boots? please comment me back anyone

  2. Tom Davies
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Abby — according to that means “Have been shipped”, so looks like you’re OK!

  3. abby richards
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    ooh thats good, have you recieved your oder yet? and why are they chinese sites ? coment back please

  4. Tom Davies
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Yes, I received it — I think it took about 2 weeks from China to Australia. I guess that if you are buying something from China it’s easiest for the seller to ship it using a Chinese company.

  5. abby richards
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    oh that is good i was getting a bit worried i thought they just took the money out my bank and have no intentions of sending my boots haha. i live in england – liverpool.

  6. Kara O'Keefe
    Posted January 18, 2009 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Oh boy! The same thing happened to me when I ordered my Uggs off ebay! I hope I get them :(

  7. laura wilson
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    i have just purchased some GHD’s and also received the same comment 已发货. I also received an email from paypal with a tracking number for the item. I entered this onto the courier web site which didnt acknowledge the number? rather concerned as the money has been taken from my account!

  8. Tia
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Laura,

    Let me know if you get your items – I just ordered and got the same response as you did. The number did not pull a status. Luckily I paid with paypal, but still – I would really like my DVDs! Sigh…and the listing said that they were shipping from Texas…Sigh…

  9. Posted February 18, 2009 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Hey all! I just had the same thing happen to me. I paid for the item on ebay, and the Item got removed or something. I thought I got robbed. I just got the same paypal thing. 已发货 Im crossing my fingers as well. Im in Michigan. Ill let you know if I get mine.

  10. Tatum
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I got the same thing when i ordered ugg boots. I am really worried and do not know what to do cause it has been a month and have not recieved them yet i am worried and tracking number didnt exist?

  11. Mollie
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I bought from eBay and paid with PayPal. Got an email supposedly from the seller saying my item has been shipped. I plugged in the tracking number and it said it was invalid. I also got 已发货 listed as my Order Status. Have any of you who also got that received your items???? Please give me good news!!!!!! :

  12. Posted March 17, 2009 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Thank God for this commentary section! I had the exact same thing happen to me this morning. I had ordered a pair of UGSS from and I received a PayPal status email with the order status written in Chinese. A lot of good that does to me. Sheesh! Thanks to this commentary site, I now know that means “shipped.”

  13. Sarah
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to join the club on this one! Have most of you now received your items? Fingers crossed!

  14. Posted March 28, 2009 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Hi all! did the same thing! ordered from ebay, paid paypal and got that symble!! it’s been a week and no purse… I’ll let you now what happens! the shipper said 7-15 day so I’ll be praying! does anyone know if paypal refunds money if the item never show up?

  15. Casey
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Hey yeah so how did it take for you guys to get your uggs? Because I just did the same thing!

  16. sarah tillett
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    hey. so i ordered a prom dress from ebay about 3 weeks ago, and only just recieved the email that its been shipped. Does that mean its only just being shipped?

  17. Keresha
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Hey all, I ordered a phone anout a month ago and the same thing happened to me. The order status was set as 已发货 and I was provided with a tracking number that no information can be provided on. I’ve already opened a claim in Paypal, I urge you all to do the same so you can get your money back in the event that you don’t get your items.

  18. Keresha
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Hey all, I ordered a phone about a month ago and the same thing happened to me. The order status was set as 已发货 and I was provided with a tracking number that no information can be provided on. I’ve already opened a claim in Paypal, I urge you all to do the same so you can get your money back in the event that you don’t get your items.

  19. Hayley
    Posted May 19, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Hi all, after reading all the comments above i feel slightly relieved that i am not alone in my situation. I ordered a pair of boots from buymyuggcom the money was taken out of my account straight away and only 3 weeks later have i been given a tracking number which actually doesn’t appear to exist. Am i likely to get any boots?!! I wonder… possibly been scammed and if they do turn up i now imagine there likely to be fakes!! The website claimed it was american but all correspondance is in Chinese!

  20. william
    Posted July 4, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Ok i’m starting to see a trend here… someone will ask if the item has been recv’d, noone answers…. i’ve only now just joined this “club” and now im concerned……………….HAS ANYONE RECV’D THEIR STUFF YET!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  21. Posted July 24, 2009 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    omg same happend to me its been 3 weeks still no item im from glasgow, i got the same message in chiness, everyone i think its a fraud because no item takes this long to cum i urge for uz to open a case in ebay and paypal

  22. Posted August 21, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    i have ordered a dress with this status code will i ever get my items has everyone recieved theres

  23. Rach
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    hi there, im relieved to see im not the only person who has done this. i bought a pair of GHDs off a website that claimed it was ligitamate and an official seller for GHD. turns out its not! as i got the same chinese thing on my order status and i then found out GHDs are not dispensed or manifactured in china and actually when they arrive if they ever arrive they will be fake!

  24. Cynthia
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I have also been introduced to the order status jargin (已发货). I bought a flat iron nearly two weeks ago and I haven’t seen it yet. Why can’t they put it in plain simple Eglish? Can anyone give me hope…. reassure me that I wasn’t just taken for my money. I am about to send a nasty GRAM to PayPay about this Seller.

  25. michelle
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    How come you always come across these websites once you’ve placed your order OMG I just bought ugg boots with the same problem that Ive saw in the comments, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh how annoying, wish I had read this page first! has anyone recieved their boots?

  26. Ashen
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I ordered a wedding dress off of ebay and just got the same reply through paypal. I’m going to ebay my seller now, all corrospondence has been really good so far…

    Sarah, your dress has most likely only just been shipped, most of those dress sites (where they make the dresses?) takes 3 weeks to make them… did you have to give your measurements so they could make your dress?

    Mine was rushed through, because I’m getting married on the 23rd, but I was assured delivery before then, so I shall let yous all know. I’m surprised they were able to ship so fast. My seller has 100% positive feedback, so I’m hoping this is not a scam – I have a backup outfit just incase, but this dress was awesome and perfect for my day – It can’t find my tracking info yet, but give it a few days and it will probably find it. Mine was sent DHL, so it won’t show up on the candian DHL site until it’s hit Canada (at least that’s how Royal Mail, Canada Post and UPS works). I’m about to try to see if there’s a global site and to email and check my tracking number. It has no letters and DHL says theirs have letters and numbers… will check back and update asap.

    Anyone else do the same please? Thanks! Ashen

  27. Ashen
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I wouldn’t worry guys. I just did some checking out. I went to DHL China, I put in the tracking number there – it’s all in chinese so it’s lucky it had a little search symbol! – my order came up right away… once it gets to Canada I’ll be able to search it there in English. But it said all the correct info… Shanghai to Canada, etc. I translated all the points of scanning, there were several. It’s definiately on its way, woot! Most of them usually send EMS, but bc this was rush shipment, they did it DHL for me… So, whichever shipment service was used (it should say in the email you recieved), go to the home site of the country it came from. It won’t show up on your end until it reaches there. I hope everyone gets their goods! (Including me! But, I’m not so worried now, it all seems legit – and the first guy got his shrug). I can’t comment on the fake or real issue, but you should definitely recieve them =D Ash x

  28. Ashen
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    If your shipment is arriving DHL, this is the site to go to, where you’ll see everything in English.

    Ashen x

  29. Lori
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Hum…I ordered the UGG boots off ebay and the seller stated they were in OH and TX. I then received an email from ebay stating they closed the accounts of the sellers. Did anyone every receive their UGG boots???????

  30. amy
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    You guys are getting scammed. They are fake UGGs. Let me guess, you are new to the Internet? Duh!

  31. Lisa
    Posted December 3, 2009 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I just did the same thing- ordered Uggs off ebay and used paypal. It said my boots have been shipped but the shipping number isn’t found on EMS. Can any one let me know if they got their boots?

  32. Ron
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    The same thing just happen to me. I ordered as DS game for my son and that funny symbol showed up. (已发货’) Also the tracking number is doesn’t exit. I will never order anything outside the US again!!

  33. Jenifer Grochala
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    So did anyone ever get their UGG boots from Ebay???

  34. shan
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    fucccckkkkk definitely a scam….even though i’m trying to stay positive. my payment was received and showed up on my credit card bill and then the E-bay user was no longer registered on ebay?!!??!?! WTF

  35. Carina
    Posted December 18, 2009 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Had most of the same issues as other posts eg ebay withdrew seller for ‘breaching ebay’s rules’, chinese writing on order and me wondering if my purple ghd stylers would ever arrive. Well, they did and are genuine so hope this allays some of the fears people have expressed in previous posts.

  36. Posted December 21, 2009 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    i had a problem with a pair of uggs i prdered off ebay. at first i was so worried because they were supposed to be my christmas present from my mom. Later i recieved an email from ebay saying the item had been removed because it violated ebay rules ugh that was the scarriest.The status of the order was 已发货 and i was worried being i didn’t know what the hell that meant i did some research on the translation and came up with this blog and with all these comments i automatically thought i had gotten scammed :( The person i bid off of was from, china and the tracking # i recieved did not show up on usps which was what the shipping info told me was the source so i waited a couple of days and i tries tracking my order on this shipping company from china called ems just go to and type in the shipping # of the item and it should track it. Mine took almost a week to be recognized but its on its way i’m not saying all your orders are the same but i hope i shine some hope on your orders being that i had most of your problems :)

  37. Carrie
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    No, none of you got your product and neither did I. I opened a case with ebay and they refunded my money within a week. The rest is like most of you: I ordered a North Face jacket for $62 and the seller took my money and immediately closed their account. No shipping confirmation other than that weird chinese character after I requested confirmation. I ordered on 12/10/09, started making inquiries around 12/24, then opened a case on 12/26. They asked me to contact seller, which of course you can’t since they are in China, but I still emailed them. Nothing–so paypal refunded my money easily. Next time I’ll be more careful. This blog actually helped me see how this scam is quite widespread and my case was exactly like all of yours. Good luck!

  38. Pete
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Carrie that is concerning, I too ordered a North Face Jacket and wondered who you ordered it from? Same chinese symbols showing ’shipped’ through EMS but nothing yet

  39. Laura
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Hi….I have recently ordered some GHDs from a website that claimed to be genuine and payed by PALPAL but I’m gettin very worried, from reading all thes comments, as to whether i have jus paid for nothing!! Can any1 tell me if they have ever recieved anything from 已发货 company???? Thanks

    Laura x

  40. Tom Davies
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I’m the author of the original blog post. I received my goods, so don’t worry based on the chinese delivery status.

  41. Cor
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink


  42. Cor
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Dear all,

    i had also some problems, so it seemed. I bought an USB stick at eBay and just when my payment was deducted from my PayPal-account, the item was deleted from eBay! So i couldn’t track the status of my purchased item on delivery. But shortly before the deletion, i recieved an e-mail from eBay with a tracking number from the China Post.

    At first i thought i was scammed but that i came upon this (forum) site and i felt encouraged to wait a while if my tracking number would come up with a response at the tracking site. After all, to start an get-back-payment-procedure with eBay or Paypal was still possible within 30 days of purchase or so.

    So i waited for a couple of days (less than a week) and my tracking number got a status response from the trackingsite of China Post. Well i was relieved, something happened with the item: it was shipped. Altough it took almost 3 weeks, and got some other item tracking statussen, i recieved my item in the mail!

    I have to say that when the item has left the ‘arrival at transit office of exchange’ (after that it left the country of China) which was my last status, the status wasn’t updated for a week when i finally recieved the item. I guess that status updates are difficult after the item has send off.

    So everyone, when you got a tracking number from eBay, you can be asure that your item is in the mail and you don’t have to worry about it. It just takes long before you recieve it, just count on 4 weeks or so. And it’s always possible to start a money-get-back-procedure.

  43. Cor
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    testing the site: it seems that my comments will not publish….

  44. Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Check the site for the status of your parcels….

  45. Cor
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

  46. Cor
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

  47. Christian
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I would like to post and thank you personally Cor, for posting that track-trace url, as it’s helped me tremendously in tracking my package and alleviating a lot of worries.

  48. Peter
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Interesting thread. I have a similar issue bought a north face jacket on ebay paid by paypal not knowing it was a Chinese address. It was pulled from ebay but money went through. The seller is saying it was shipped, same symbols, and that it is authentic. Have any of you received your jacket and was it authentic? Can’t believe it is that easy for an out of country seller to get paid by paypal and then get notified after the fact.

  49. Hussman
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Got the same thing today for a pair of headphones bought directly from Thought it was a little odd to do it that way, but we’ll see. Yeah, I’m a little nervous, but I’m keeping close watch on my account.

  50. Posted January 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Hej. Jeg har også en masse bekymringer, jeg har bestilt en Canada Goose jakke fra Kina som er sendt med EMS og de tegn 已发货 står også i den mail jeg modtog, jeg er bange for at jeg er blevet snydt! Kan nogen hjælpe mig?

  51. Jessica
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Hey Amy, just because people are getting scammed (or that’s what you think anyway), doesn’t necessarily mean that they are new to the internet. I’m only 18 years old and I have bought so many things on ebay. I had this very same thing happen to me. And how in the hell was I supposed to know? The guy had 100% positive feed back. not like 99.2% but 100%. With people finding new ways to scam other people every single day, you could be fifty-years-old and know everything there is to know about the internet, get scammed, and not even know until it has already happened. I mean there was literally know way to know that it was going to happen this way. And for everyone out there, if this happened to you, go ahead and open a claim with ebay and if you get your items, you can close it, and if not then you pursue it. Best of luck.

  52. Ryan
    Posted May 27, 2011 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    Oh my God. Thank you guys all so much. Reassured me quite a bit. And special thanks to Cor for giving that URL. Thank you soo much.

  53. louise
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    I think its a scam, I’ve ordered a chair for the garden and the same thing has happened to me,and after doing some translating i think thats what them symbols mean: ‘Running Dog of Capitalism will never see his filthy money again’ say good bye to your money if you havent gone through pay pal, if u have open a claim ASAP!

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