Xiaomi Mi 3 to go on sale in India one last time, but you probably won’t be able to buy it

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A lot of Xiaomi Mi 3 hopefuls in India have been left wanting due to insufficient stocks of the uber popular device. However, Xiaomi has come up with a (noble?) way to try and keep all satisfied.

Very interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi 3 will be added to the cart of those who had been unable to purchase the device previously. To be specific, Flipkart will auto-add the Mi 3 to the Flipkart cart of buyers who registered for the Mi 3 five times or more, without being successful in actually purchasing one.

If you don’t remember, previous Mi 3 sales (like the current Redmi 1S sales) require buyers to first register (no limit on the number of registrations) for a sale, and then add the device to cart on sale day (devices sold in limited numbers). While the former action doesn’t take a lot, it is adding the device to cart which has turned to be a daunting task.

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Also, it is the last time that the Xiaomi Mi 3 will go on sale, according to the company. This makes it very clear that the next set of devices, including the Redmi Note and the flagship Mi 4 are ready to hit the Indian market which has embraced Xiaomi in a way it wouldn’t have imagined.

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  1. Akimitsui
    October 4, 2014

    Hopefully the black version of the Mi4 is released soon. I already have the white version, but I have a friend impatiently waiting for the black one.

  2. realjjj
    October 5, 2014

    Maybe one last time is just not true , doesn’t make much sense to do so.
    It’s also notable that they add to cart on oct 6 not 7 so maybe there is some actual sale on oct 7 for leftovers.

    Edit: now they got 150k Redmi 1s for monday too.

    • balcobomber25
      October 5, 2014

      This is like the third time they have said “this is the last time”. Can’t people in India just buy the phone from a re-seller on the internet? They might pay a little more but they will get the phone.

      • Hari
        October 7, 2014

        Import Tax sucks in India 🙁

        I bought a Jiayu phone, by tagging it as a repaired mp3 player worth 27 USD and i ended up paying 6 dollars as tax to the guy who delivered the parcel…

        Imagine !!!! wat is the tax if i get the parcel via DHL with the real value in USD 🙁

  3. Wolverine
    October 5, 2014

    Forget this freakin’ xiaomi, they always got not enough stock of their product.

    if they really Want to compete with Apple iphone and Samsung Galaxy note then they need to make sure they have stock to sell.

  4. Ajit Shah
    October 7, 2014

    they actually did what they promised. i had it in my cart yesterday, paid for the phone and will get delivery by 13th…finally