Xiaomi does it again – 15,000 Mi 3 units sold out in 2 seconds in India
posted by Paul.K / Aug 05, 2014, 8:55 AM
It seems that the "hunger marketing" strategy is still going well for the China-based upstart, as this 15,000 sellout is a new record, beating last week's 5-seconds. The handset is highly sought-after for its flagship specs, combined with the very affordable pricetag of around $230.
Xiaomi is getting a lot of attention as of late, with its latest flagship – the Mi 4 (only available in China, for now) – rattling the ground with amazing specs for a very low price (around $310), and the allegations that they are copying Apple. It was recently reported that it surpassed Samsung in number of smartphones sold in China for Q2 2014, making it the leading vendor in the region for said period, which – for a 4-year old company – is an amazing feat, no matter what.
Registrations for the next Mi 3 sale are going to start at 6 p.m. today. The sale itself is set for 2 p.m., August 12th.
source: Xiaomi via Android Central
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Xiaomi is getting the grip in one of the World's Top market.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:07 AM 0
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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"
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:26 AM 7
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I'm starting to doubt them now, especially after the chinese govt. spying news.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:26 AM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:44 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 10:00 AM 0
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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!
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 10:51 AM 0
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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
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 1:11 AM 0
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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?
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:25 AM 0
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