If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’d know that Xiaomi recently launched their latest mild-range phone ‘Redmi Note 5 Pro’.
Not gonna lie, the phone is so good and affordable that every middle class person is trying to get their hands on it right now. Except there’s a tiny little problem – people can’t actually seem to buy it.
Xiaomi has been selling Redmi Note 5 pro in flash sales on Flipkart and Mi.com every week, but those flash sales don’t even last for a second. You can use all your chrome extensions and scripts, but there’s a solid 99% chance you’re not going to get it. While Xiaomi claims to have sold over 3 lakh phones in each flash sale, but the majority of people are not getting it.
— Vinay (@Vinbleh) March 21, 2018
This is where the plot thickens.
Redmi Note 5 Pro is actually widely available on websites like OLX and Ebay. It’s also easily available in offline markets. But they are selling it at a much higher price.
I personally went to a few offline stores and they were selling the Note 5 pro 4/64 variant for 16,000 INR.
So disappointed with @XiaomiIndia @xiaomi flash sale, none of the user is able to buy redmi note 5 pro, but all the offline markets have stock of it!! So pathetic and selling it for 2k extra.
Stop this black marketing, please #flashsale #xiaomi #RedmiNote5Pro
— Tushar Kardam (@TussharKardam) March 21, 2018
So, there’s a high probability that Flipkart is selling a large chunk of their stock to phone dealers at a higher price and making a fool out of us.
Flipkart hosted another flash sale for Redmi Note 5 pro today and interestingly, the phone went out of stock 2 minutes before 12 and people on social media are SO pissed.
@manukumarjain @jaimani @flipkart Can A Product be Out of Stock on a minute before the sale starts? Sale is 12pm and on 11.59am the Redmi Note 5 Pro is out of Stock? Any Clarification on this? pic.twitter.com/wWfeNvapkR
— Amandeep Kochhar (@amandeepkochhar) March 21, 2018
— Hritik Jain (@hritikk_jain) March 21, 2018
— Abhishek Pandey (@pandey729) March 21, 2018
Another #fakeSale by one and only @Flipkart. Sale starts at 11:59 and product went out of stock before clock hits 12:00. Well done @XiaomiIndia for all of this. Just shift redmi note 5 pro sale to @amazonIN.
— Hitesh Malviya (@Iam_Hitesh_) March 21, 2018
Redmi Note 5 Pro Black got sold out before the flash sale starts. pic.twitter.com/nSGJdEDdqI
— NIKHIL MOHITE (@_NikhilMohite) March 21, 2018
I understand there’s a high demand for Redmi Note 5 pro and they don’t have enough supply. But then why is it so easily available in offline stores and OLX? why do we have to pay 2k extra for it? they really need to sort this out.