HK Yahoo auction site is in Chinese... how to translate?

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    HK Yahoo auction site is in Chinese... how to translate?

    I've seen a few people mention that locals use the Yahoo auctions site instead of eBay but it's in Chinese with no English language option. I've tried all the add ons but they can't translate a https site. How do people here read the site? Or do you use a Chinese friend to help you navigate?

    https://hk.auctions.yahoo.com/


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    I just used firefox browser, once inside right click then translate this page and it works, well your not going to get 100% of it translated though if thats what your after.


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    I use it often, not much to translate if buying, just search a item and message them with whatsapp number ( they will meet you at mtr, check the goods and pay the cash, simple as easy), as it's mostly a classified than an auction, some of friends barely speak any Chinese and can use yahoo auctions

    However, if you wanna sell, that's different, you need to read Chinese to navigate the menus, plus the fees are super cheap ( prepaid vouchers from 7/11 or k circle is the easiest), ebay is not commonly used by locals to sell to locals, but use to sell to western audience ( the fees are expensive, close to sotherby's and Christie's percent to be honest)

    both have advantages and disadvantages ( same with taobao)

    Last edited by imparanoic; 13-11-2014 at 09:44 AM.

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    The google translate extension for Chrome works
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hkkikfgjllcleb