In one second, 10,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi Note were sold
posted by Alan F. / Jun 29, 2014, 10:28 PM
Back in March, taking just 34 minutes, Xiaomi sold 100,000 units of the Note in China. Now, in Taiwan, 10,000 units of the phone were sold in one second. Some buyers were upset that their browsers were just opening up the homepage when the sellout took place. The handset was sold for 4999 Taiwan Dollars ($167 USD).
This Hunger Marketing strategy employed by Xiaomi has become something of a trademark for them, and we have seen other manufacturers use it, including ZTE. But in the long run, does Xiaomi benefit from this tactic, or does it prevent the manufacturer from maximizing its revenues? Those that missed out on buying the device will either try harder to buy it the next time it comes up for sale, or forget about it completely and buy another device.
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I'll take a Moto G over this thing any day. Brand recognition...
posted on Jun 29, 2014, 10:35 PM 1
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Easily for you to say since your living where Moto G were sold by subsidized price. Here in Asia, those phones were not easily available for us. We have to buy un-subsidized phones costing us way more than you do. Moto G cost us here $233 from grey market. And from Malls? $348.. Bottom-line, not all people benefitted from those phones, even nexus series cost sucks big time here in ASIA.
posted on Jun 29, 2014, 11:18 PM 17
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You have a point. But these Chinese brand phone are not that available all over Asia in fact here in our country most Chinese phone cost the same as branded ones. So might as well buy branded phone because of their after sales service.
posted on Jun 29, 2014, 11:56 PM 0
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I live in Asia too, I can snatch a Moto G for $160, just like others do... I feel sorry for you. I hope you can get a Moto G next time with proper prices, or heck that you can get this Redmi for even cheaper.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 6:12 AM 0
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In my country, moto g is a far better option despite being costlier then the xiaomi redmi. Why you may ask? Because it is impossible to find xiaomi in bangladesh. Also we normal people don't have the option to apply for international credit cards nor the required bandwidth speed to buy it under 1 second from any website... Even Motorola, LG, Lenovo, Huewei phones are rare here. The only manufacturer flooding the android market here is samsung with their plastic phones, then comes nokia(microsoft) and sony...
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 6:20 AM 0
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Bangladesh isn't gonna have anything good happening unless Hasina and Khaleda-zia is thrown off the power chairs. But that's just politics. No company would want to invest in such a corrupted country and thus, no good phone will be available at good price.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 9:34 AM 0
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This is obviously your first day on this site if xiaomi is an unrecognized brand to you.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 6:21 AM 0
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Having used one myself, it is an amazing phone, battery life is amazing, 2 days of heavy use, also no lag what so ever, the build quality is great too. Pity I can only use the phone when I travel to China as it does not support 850 band my provider use in oz. so.... no wonder they got snatched in 1 second! by the way the specs for the phone on Phonearena are wrong, the phone does not support 850 band!
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 12:42 AM 0
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for people who think that xiaomi is just some knock-off phones, then go try one yourself..i'm pretty sure you will be amazed :)
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 1:16 PM 0
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Crappy customer support and no software updates...
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 1:28 PM 0
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