Xiaomi Mi3 “Out of Stock” Gets The Most Hated Phrase Tag
Ok – agreed I made that up, however it may not be too far from reality given the way the second batch of Xiaomi’ Mi3’s were sold today.
The video below shows you exactly what thousands of users experienced who were desperately hoping to get their hands on much coveted Mi3 on Flipkart.
[Video by @mayurkchheda]
This is not an edited video. It happened in real-time. Infact, the “entire stock” was over in less than 10 seconds from the time it was available.
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra proudly announced on Twitter that Mi 3 Flash sale was over in 5 seconds – Here is Tweet.
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) July 29, 2014
Interestingly, there was no word on the number of Mi3’s that were sold in this flash sale. In all probability, it could have been in lower thousands or even few hundreds given that they went out of stock immediately!
Obviously majority of buyers were frustrated and vented out their anger on Social media sites, especially twitter. Here are some of the choicest ones that we have featured below here.
— Shubhang Tiwari (@bitsmithshubh) July 29, 2014
Xiaomi Mi3 sale got over by the time people learnt how to pronounce XIAOMI.
— Kingslayer (@Goddamittt) July 29, 2014
Flipped a coin to decide whether to buy the MI3. Damn, that sale got over even before the coin landed :p
— Atul Karmarkar (@atulkarmarkar) July 29, 2014
— Raju (@rajupp) July 29, 2014
Now, one thing is clear the number of Mi 3 that were available were not in big numbers. Some of the curious techies looked at the import numbers and found that Xiaomi had shipped around 10,400 Mi 3units to Flipkart.
However, it still does not prove that those many number of units were available in this Flash sale. The next sale is coming up on August 5th, and some of the units from this imported batch may be very well part of that sale.
Whatever said and done, two things are sure. Mi 3 has managed to create huge demand for their phones and at the same time they have also attracted wrath from many of their prospective buyers!
So, were you one of those frustrated customers? Do let us know!