Micromax Canvas HD A116 has been one of the most talked of phones in recent times. Micromax announced it on January 21st and started selling it on Snapdeal in the first week of February. However, given the cheap price and high end features, Canvas HD was sold out in matter of couple of days (or less).
While few lucky ones who ordered them first did receive their phones, majority of them have still not got their hands on it. See the screenshot below of an order that was placed on Snapdeal on 15th of February, but the buyer had not received the phone even till March 18th although, the order shows estimated shipping date of March 15th.
Buyers who had pre-ordered their Canvas HD were supposed to start getting their phones after March 15th, but to their utter disappointment, Snapdeal and Micromax have informed buyers that the shipping will be further delayed by another 10 working days. So, shipping is now expected to start in the last week of March.
Buyers were also informed that due increase in duty from 1% to 6% on mobile phones announced during this year’s Union Budget, the price of Canvas HD has gone from Rs. 13,999/- to Rs 14, 499/-. Luckily, buyers who had pre-ordered will not have to pay any extra amount. Here is the communication sent by Snapdeal and Micromax to customers who made the purchases.
Currently no vendor, online or offline, hold Canvas HD stocks, while the demand is remains quite huge. With their smartphone launches “Brand Micromax” has moved up a few notches (see this Toon) and now is becoming darling of masses.
It is interesting that I could find only one online store which listed Canvas HD as available, but the price they were selling Canvas HD at an inflated price of Rs. 16,999/-. Guess they are making hay while the sun shines…
Are you one of those who are desperately waiting for Canvas HD?