Another 40,000 Redmi 1S units to go on sale in India tomorrow

Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S first went on sale in India with a massive 40,000 units. It was expected that this sale would last longer than the Mi 3 sales, that didn’t clock more than 5 seconds after the first one, when the Flipkart servers faced a crash. However, thanks to the very high value for money the Redmi 1S has on offer, even 40,000 units didn’t help the counters clock 5 seconds.

In comparison, the same device was put on sale in Indonesia on the 4th this month, but with 1/8th the inventory. The sale didn’t last too long there as well, and a similar server crash was reported.

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Xiaomi’s shifting its focus back to India, now that the second lot of Redmi 1S phones is ready to be put on sale. Again, the inventory will be 40,000 strong; buyers though will hope that the sale lasts more than the 4.2 seconds it did on 2nd September.

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The high demand has allowed scalpers to get hold of these in-demand phones, which are later sold either locally or via marketplaces like eBay for a margin that they don’t usually get otherwise.

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  1. Black Hole
    September 8, 2014

    Cheater Chinese Company …….

    Bullshit people have no stock of RedMi 1s still they went ahead and sold it on 2nd Sept. After 5 days, on 7th Sept (Sunday) they have confirmed the sale. Now waiting it to be packaged. Do not expect it to be shipped before 15th Sept.

    I’ll urge all people NOT to buy again if you want a quick delivery. They do not have stock in India and after taking order(our money) they are shipping from China.

    WARNING: Buy at your OWN risk ..

  2. Abir
    September 9, 2014

    Dispatch for the Redmi 1s is rather slow, mine got shipped this morning. A week to 10 days of wait for such a killer phone at such a killer price is alright by me.

    • September 9, 2014

      Yeah, it looks like they got the consignment late. Keep posted anyway!

      • Abir
        September 13, 2014

        Got mine yesterday, build quality is out of this world for a 6k phone. Very satisfied

        • September 13, 2014

          Glad like it. That really reinforces my belief about Xiaomi selling it at loss.

  3. eric
    September 9, 2014

    Do you really think 40,000 units is “massive”?