Xiaomi MiPad sells out in 1 hour and 50,000 Redmi 2 units are snatched up in Indian flash sale

Xiaomi MiPad sells out in 1 hour and 50,000 Redmi 2 units are snatched up in Indian flash sale
Xiaomi had a big day in India on Tuesday, as its open sale of the Xiaomi MiPad was a success. The tablet was sold out and a tweet sent out by the company said that the inventory of tablets had been expected to last two weeks. Xiaomi added that it would be returning with more tablets to sell soon. Priced at the equivalent of $209, the Wi-Fi only tablet was sold through Flipkart without requiring buyers to register for a flash sale.

Xiaomi did turn to the tried and true flash sale model for the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The handset drew 300,000 registrations on Flipkart and 50,000 units were snatched up in seconds. The handset was priced at the equivalent of $112 USD. Another flash sale is scheduled later in the day for the 64GB Xiaomi Mi 4.

Until today's open sale of its tablet, every Xiaomi device sold in India had relied on the flash sale technique the very first time it was offered in the country. Judging by the results, it seems that the company made a good call with the MiPad.


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source: @MiIndiaOfficial, BGR (1), (2)

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  • Battery 6700 mAh
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11 Comments

1. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Did anyone notice that they didn't reveal how many Redmi 2/Note 4G devices were sold during Singapore's flash sales? Must be because of poor sales.

8. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i know the reality of these sales which goes out of stock within few minutes or even seconds in India Hint: add to cart when sales open n at the same time post ad on olx for a costlier price n earn in between

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

All I read is: "Xiaomi produces very few units". Imagine if LG, Samsung, HTC or Sony did this. Would not be taken good by costumers, just look at OnePlus One. The west world is not easily fooled and go for what is available instead of playing games.

4. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Very few? They sold 60 million smartphones in 2014.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They're selling out every week...not month. Tally that up.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

If Apple and Samsung did flash sales, they would sell more than a million in 1 minute. These (Xiaomi, One Plus one) companies are total farce. They sell 50,000 in 1 minutes then they don't sell for weeks/months. So it's not 50,000 in 1 minutes, it's actually 50000 in 1 month/week.. And if you use these devices, you will immediately know how sub standard they are. I have used them many times, and I see them with people I know every day. The only good thing about them are cheap. Rest everything is B grade.

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

MiPad is a nice tab for very affordable price.

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No Money into R&D and Less Advertising budget= Very Cheap Phone. Ofcourse These types of phones are a benefit to the consumer but there is also a disadvantage the OEM will not spend more money in R&D because their consumers like a bang for the buck device. BTW I don't hate Xaomi. Just my Opinion.

7. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

i needed a simple tab with high res display mainly for reading purposes and browsing was planning on lenovo yoga 2 8in or lenovo s8 and this comes out of no where , best deal i could ask for

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2148; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Lol! 50,000 sold is equivalent to 1,000 iPads sold for the same amount. Keep selling Xiaomi you have a ways to go. Plus a tablet like this are throw away tablets. People who buy more expensive tablets keep them for roughly 2-3 years.

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I keep my tablet or tablets less than a year. IPad, tab s, nexus 9, and now I am on dell venue 8 7000.

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