The 40,000 units of the Redmi 1S smartphone, which were put on sale by Xiaomi on Flipkart earlier today, went out of stock in just 4.2 seconds, claims Xiaomi. This was the first sale for the smartphone in the country and the registrations for the next sale, which is scheduled on September 9, will open at 6PM today. There is no word on how many units will be available as a part of the next sale.
Back to today’s sale, the deliveries for the Redmi 1S units ordered today will begin September 12-13 and continue over the next seven days depending on the location of the consumers.
As there were over 250,000 registration for Redmi 1S sale, there are a significant number of consumers, who are feeling disappointed. There is also a sentiment among the unlucky consumers that the 4.2 seconds timing is a work of fiction as many of them got out of stock message within the first second of the sale itself, which we also observed during our attempt of buying the smartphone.
We expect similar sell-out times for all the sales from the company in the near future. With launches lined-up in so many other countries, Xiaomi will never be able to bring the supply in sync with the demand.
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