Gone in seconds! 40k Xiaomi Redmi 1S sold; Flipkart First of not much help

You just need luck to buy a Xiaomi smartphone not Flipkart First and definitely not the Flipkart mobile app.

Written by Debashis Sarkar | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2014 5:49 pm
Xiaomi Redmi 1S out of stock The Redmi 1S offers en eye-popping spec sheet at the price of just Rs. 5,999, so, many buyers did not mind spending another Rs. 500 to become Flipkart First subscribers. However, it did not help much.

Xiaomi flash sale always brought more frustration than smiles on consumer’s faces and it occurred again with the Redmi 1S. Out of the 40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units that was available in the first flash sale- 2000 was available to Flipkart First subscribers on September 1 while the remaining 38,000 units was up for sale on September 2.

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Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra claimed that a total of 40,000 units were sold within 4.2 seconds today in a tweet, However, there are two points to be noted. Firstly, 38,000 units were available today and not 40,000. Secondly, many users pointed out that how can a simply click take 4.2 seconds given the rush.

The Redmi 1S offers an eye-popping spec sheet at the price of just Rs. 5,999, so, many buyers did not mind spending another Rs. 500 to become Flipkart First subscribers to get their hands on the newly launched smartphone. However, despite being Flipkart’s priority customers many of them were not lucky enough to book the Redmi 1S on both the dates. Especially, if they had opted for the priority service just a day before the sale date.

So, being a Flipkart First subscriber to get Xiaomi phones is now a myth. Also, forget using the Flipkart mobile application to book a Xiaomi smartphone as the possibility is very low.

If you really want to buy Xiaomi smartphones, it seems the only way to do so is to stop all your activities on that blessed Tuesday. Connect to a high speed Internet connection through your laptop or desktop only. Log-in two hours before on the Flipkart site. And click ‘buy’ the moment the timer is out. And of course keep praying!

This flash sale has surely brought smiles on the faces of 40,000 Redmi 1S buyers, however, there are countless disappointed buyers still waiting and hoping to get lucky on September 9. The registration is now open and this time there is no early access for Flipkart First subscribers.

For most buyers in the first Redmi sale, Flipkart First service or using mobile app did not help much unless you had registered for the early sale and was among the lucky 2000. So, before opting for Flipkart First, just ask yourself one question- are you doing it just to buy a Xiaomi phone or you really want the service?

Share your Xiaomi shopping experience at the comment section below.

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    dipankar
    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:51 am
    why u jump into d indian market,,if u dont fullfil d demand u just get out,,,,n dont creat the drama of out of stock......u r so so bad
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    Pk
    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:21 am
    Redmi 1s Abhii1902@ovi best price
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    chand
    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm
    Steps to buy your phone:Go to Redmi 1S page at 2 pm and click on BUY button.Your Redmi 1S will be added to your cart.After adding it to cart, you will have until 11:59 PM on Sep 3, 2014 to complete your order.
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    Name
    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm
    Got one in a flash thanx to Destiny !
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    Name
    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm
    new strategy to woo customers
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    Ram
    Sep 3, 2014 at 10:58 am
    Guys I don know..qty..but..I am abale to buy...
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    SOHAN REDDY
    Sep 23, 2014 at 8:42 am
    sincerely I AM HAVING A REDMI 1S IN MY CART ANYONE INTERESTED CAN CONTACT ME ON 8521890888 I WILL SELL IT 6,300 RS ONLY
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    SOHAN REDDY
    Sep 30, 2014 at 8:30 am
    sincerely i am having a redmi 1s in my cart anyone interested can call me on 8521890888 before 2.15pm as today we have to buy before 2.30pm .i will sell it in 6,400 rs only and i have also sold 3 redmi 1s so u all can trust me.
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