The newly launched Redmi Note smartphone from Xiaomi went out of stocks in six seconds on Flipkart today. Xiaomi sold 50,000 units at a price of Rs 8,999. However, what is more interesting is people who managed to get one on their carts were quick to post resale offers on social media and Ebay.
Many Flipkart users who managed to book the Redmi Note were offering it at an average price of Rs 9,500. The Redmi Note is selling at a price as high as Rs 15,000 on Ebay.in. Before the flash sales, several buyers were even offering a booking service on Flipkart for Rs 500.
From guaranteeing the booking to offering free home delivery, disappointed buyers who couldn’t book one themselves have several options to buy the Redmi Note today by paying extra.
It seems Xiaomi has enabled a new breed of business in which people can earn some pocket money by simply taking advantage of the huge demand compared to the supply. However, it has been reported that Xiaomi as well Flipkart are taking this black marketing seriously and is looking to check it based on user behaviour that resembles resellers. It would be interesting to know how many of the buyers during any Xiaomi sale are genuine buyers and not people trying to make a quick buck.
The phone is powered by an octa-core MTK 6592 1.7GHz processor from MediaTek. It has a 5.5-inch 720p display that will draw power from a 3,100 mAh lithium-polymer battery. The Redmi Note mounts a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera for sefie-holics.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note has an eye-popping spec sheet at a jaw-dropping price. However, before you line up virtually on Flipkart, note that this is a really large device and one that runs on the now dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Read the full review here.
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