Xiaomi M2 lottery sales stop! So how do you buy one?

Xiaomi are notorious for their lottery style sales scheme, which has infuriated fans desperate to get their hands on the quad-core Xiaomi M2. But the future looks bright, and Xiaomi are planning to announce an all new method of buying the M2, but what is it?

Up until this week, Xiaomi fans wanting to get their hands on the M2 had to follow these steps:

  1. Join the Xiaomi forum community.
  2. Earn enough member points to qualify for the sales rounds.
  3. Get hold of a sales number.
  4. Wait until sales day to try and bag an M2.

It has been a method Xiaomi have mastered, and a great way to create hype and boast about total sell outs which take just a few minutes! However, it has proven to be a terrible way to keep core fans happy, and the Xiaomi boards are full of unhappy members who just want Xiaomi to take their money and give them their phones!

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This would all be about to change though, as new mystery posts from Xiaomi suggest that the Xiaomi M2 wil no longer be available for pre-sale and that a new ‘mystery’ way of buying the phone is about to be announced.

Like many fans, we hope the announcement will give us details of physical stores where we can buy an M2, or at least Xiaomi to make enough stock so that we can buy one at anytime on their online store! But to shroud the announcement in more mystery this Weibo claims that 99% of guesses as to what Xiaomi have up their sleeve are wrong!

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I guess we will have to wait until 10am tomorrow morning to see what they have planned. What are your guesses?

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  1. njren
    December 18, 2012

    Typical Xiaomi…tomorrow Meizu begins selling the MX2. Yeah, business is cutthroat, but after all this time Xiaomi just happens to decide to change their sales model? Lame.

  2. homer
    December 18, 2012

    Very complicated…if you want your Xiaomi M2 quickly, one website have send many Xiaomi M2. I’ve bought one and i receive mine in 8 days via DHL.
    You can verify on his forum sciphone.fr
    Yes, its more expensive but you’re sure to receive your Xiaomi M2.
    Andy, i’m sure you know sciphone (Shenzhen Geek) because he lives in Shenzhen as you!!

  3. Bas
    December 18, 2012

    so you have to “Earn enough member points” to buy a product?!, weird 😕

    • December 18, 2012

      Yep…. and very annoying

    • Rianto
      December 18, 2012

      i’m still trying to get it by winning competition in xiaomi forum since my credit still low, until now still tough luck. oppo is my backup plan

  4. dref
    December 18, 2012

    I’m still waiting for what is to come, but if they finally sell to store it will be a good move from the “start up” mode to the “serious player” mode.

    But they might go for an hybrid version, going to store maybe to early still

    Anyway, who can seriously build a company on fans only? nobody… hurry up xiaomi, the big players are on the starting blocks.

  5. putbinoot
    December 19, 2012

    Any news on new selling technique.

    • njren
      December 19, 2012

      Yes, and “technique” is a pretty good description. “Gimmick” might be even better. Basically they’re selling 50,000 of the Mi2 on Sina Weibo, 2 phones each hour….for the next 25,000 hours one would assume.

      All you have to do is sign up for an account on Weibo, sign up to follow Xiaomi, and fight it out with thousands of other followers. Good luck.

    • December 20, 2012

      Yep it’s another gimmick as Njren says!!Oh Xiaomi!!

  6. Taavi
    June 7, 2013

    For God sake! why it has to be so complicated? i just wanna buy this phone and that’s it! now i have to consider some other opportunities… :/

    • June 7, 2013

      The Xiaomi Mi2s seems to be easily available in stores here in Qingdao