Xiaomi does it again – 15,000 Mi 3 units sold out in 2 seconds in India
0. phoneArena 05 Aug 2014, 08:55 posted on
Xiaomi continues to fuel both rage and hunger amongst those users in India who are eager to purchase a Mi 3 handset. Today, a batch of 15,000 phones was made available for sale on Flipkart and was gone in 2 seconds. A lot of users claim that it was so fast that they couldn't even see the phone enter their shopping cart when they clicked on it – it just immediately went out of stock.
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1. hashimta123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)
Xiaomi is getting the grip in one of the World's Top market.
15. techperson211 (Posts: 734; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Credebilty is something that a company should earned . I think this is just getting exaggerated , all this sale that they're advertising. But if it's true then congratulations xiaomi .
2. neela_akaash (Posts: 206; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
All new business strategy in online retailing. MAKE NEWS, CREATE HYPE, GROW SALES and become THE TOP SELLING COMPANY.
Flipkart and Xiaomi opened the registration process for mi3 sale almost 5 days back. It actually took 5 days to sellout the phone. It took 2 second just to alot the phone to random registered buyers. If they have used more powerful servers then the news could have been like "15,000 Mi 3 units sold out in 0.02 seconds in India"
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3640; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I'm starting to doubt them now, especially after the chinese govt. spying news.
4. promise7 (Posts: 487; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
If they ever come to the US market I wonder how that hunger strategy would sit with customers. It mah just piss them off and they'll just move to another phone.
5. iyngr (Posts: 67; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)
They just suck. I have tried to buy it from the past three times and the very recent time I was logged into Flipkart.com an hour before and had the page ready a few seconds before. Right after 2PM IST it appeared Sold out.
This is total fake and this is a cheap trading method to gather some news. FTB flipkart and Xiaomi.
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 3485; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I didn't get my phone first attempt too. However i do get the phone every round since then. There are Tips. First one is don't use IE. Use chrome or firefox.
Second make sure you have make purchase thru paypal account before. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to pay even you manage to add to cart.
Google for how to buy XiaoMi. Its funny but true.
7. gaara6775 (Posts: 621; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Don't buy mate. I already got it twice. Today I wasn't lucky or else this would have been my third time in a row :p .
8. csoulr666 (Posts: 94; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
I don't believe it......considering the average internet speed of India, i.e 2 Mbps, and the time to put items on the cart and then selecting the address and billing info, it is VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE to even buy all the units at once in 2 seconds.
Indians can actually try this on any other items themselves.... YOU SIMPLY CAN'T DO IT!
13. aditya.k (Posts: 489; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Its considered sold when one adds it to his cart. So yes its possible!
20. hashimta123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)
Brother it is real...when people gets the item the item is added to their cart and there is time limit to buy the phone...Adding to cart can be made in seconds
21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Billing and shipping info need not be keyed ineverytime. It is saved in profile.
9. karkavelas (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
I don't think selling 15.000 unit's in India who has 1.3 billion people isn't something difficult...
Give us a break with those stupid numbers all the time.
10. Amw86 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)
who cares, worthless article meant only for advertising, no one is impressed.
11. aditya_sarin (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
I hate that metallic grey and there are no signs of black color coming to india
12. na7noo7 (Posts: 274; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
What's next? Sold out before anyone instantly clicks the buy button?
16. HoPhonTab (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)
Lol here in the Philippines Xiaomi Mi3 is always open sale....at Lazada partner with Xiaomi
17. Dude2014 (Posts: 195; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
PA should start making reviews on xiaomi phones. They are becoming bigger and bigger that you can't ignore them.
18. gurjashan (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 May 2014)
i have ordered one myself....first i was like.. this is a new co. with few service centres in india.....but there are many things which lured me into buying this....1.specs are awesome i say better then gs4(bigbattery bettersoc betterdesign betterrom) but at half price :D 2. regular updates by xiaomi and huge customisation options even without rooting .....now i m jst waitin for the beast and hope they provide good after sales service if ever needed
19. vivzek (Posts: 29; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I got lucky twice in the last 3 outings. The key is to click on that buy button the instant it appears on the screen after countdown. Best use a Broadband connecting rather than some wireless internet connection.
Once it come in the cart, you can then easily pay for it and it is yours.
Also, Xiaomi Phones are allowed to be rooted without voiding the warranty? What other feature can be cooler than that?