Xiaomishop.com forced to rename, now called Honorbuy.com


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Xiaomishop.com have been a favourite store of ours to buy the latest Xiaomi phones, and accessories, but under pressure from Xiaomi in China have been forced to change the name of their store.

We had heard rumours that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra was contacting Xiaomi online stores around the world and asking them to no longer use the Xiaomi name in their URL. The issue has been on going for a few months now, but it finally seems like Xiaomi have won the battle and stores using the name in their URL are having to rebrand.

Xiaomishop.com sent out an email yesterday alerting customers that they had migrated all of their services to a new URL to avoid legal action against Xiaomi. The new URL is Honorbuy.com, and in the change the store has also expanded it’s range of products to include Meizu and Huawei phones as well as the whole range of Xiaomi phones and products.

We have had good experience with the company when they were named Xiaomishop.com and believe that this will continue under the new HonorBuy.com name. How many more online Xiaomi stores will be forced to make a switch?

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18 Comments

  1. Dr Solom
    March 5, 2015

    is this company trusted

  2. dax
    March 5, 2015

    lol and now we are waiting a lawsuit from best buy

  3. Dr Solom
    March 5, 2015

    is this company trusted

  4. March 5, 2015

    who care about “name” yes we care about the price tag !

  5. Guest
    March 5, 2015

    lol and now we are waiting a lawsuit from best buy

  6. balcobomber25
    March 5, 2015

    I have bought my last two Xiaomi’s from them (Mi4 and Redmi Note). Prices were good, they include a lot of free accessories at different times of the year and service is always excellent.

  7. MaxPower
    March 5, 2015

    Sounds like a BS to me like when Apple wanted to patent the alphabet letter “I”.
    The owner of the website applepies.com is probably shitting his pants.
    I hope things didn’t really go like that but rather Xiaomi offered money to buy their domain,otherwise they’ve just lost a customer.

  8. pdayahoo
    March 5, 2015

    who care about “name” yes we care about the price tag !

  9. balcobomber25
    March 5, 2015

    I have bought my last two Xiaomi’s from them (Mi4 and Redmi Note). Prices were good, they include a lot of free accessories at different times of the year and service is always excellent.

  10. MaxPower
    March 5, 2015

    Sounds like a BS to me like when Apple wanted to patent the alphabet letter “I”.
    The owner of the website applepies.com is probably shitting his pants.
    I hope things didn’t really go like that but rather Xiaomi offered money to buy their domain,otherwise they’ve just lost a customer.

  11. Krzysztof S.
    March 6, 2015
  12. Krzysztof S.
    March 6, 2015
  13. NiHouMa
    March 7, 2015

    Wow, that’s bad news about the Mi4! http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.html

  14. NiHouMa
    March 7, 2015

    Wow, that’s bad news about the Mi4! http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.html

  15. R3mba
    November 12, 2015

    whats with site xiaomiforsale.com ?? is it legit?’

  16. R3mba
    November 12, 2015

    whats with site xiaomiforsale.com ?? is it legit?’

  17. Robert
    January 1, 2016

    NO NO NO!!!

    I bought from HONORBUY.COM my third xiaomi phone (redmi 1s, m3 before), a redmi note 2 in september 2015.

    I am / was very happy with it, just like the other products i have bought from Honorbuy, until one morning(two months after the purchase) , when a slight yellow mark appeared (just like when somebody is using a yellow marker on it) at the middle left part of the screen, which is visible when the backgound is white.

    It is a Xiaomi problem, especially at new products, so I informed Honorbuy about this issue. They answered me very bad, they lied to me -they need to discuss with their technician, and so on-, and they offered me to buy from them a new screen, with 5$ bonus (they have the most expensive price for this screen, btw, from all over the internet). And they told me to send back my phone to China -although I bought it fom their European Warehouse from Italy and I have to pay the freight charges. Basically, i paid the transport when I bought the phone, now I should pay again TWO transports (from my place to China and vice versa) and I have to do it to CHINA!!!! I have asked them what if they buy a German car from Beijing, they send it back eventually to Germany? They haven t answered. I am VERY VERY disappointed about their lies, lack of customer care oriented approach and I will NEVER NEVER buy anything from them. You want a Xiaomi, buy it from wherever you want. NOT from ”HONOR”Buy.

    I have the full mailings, if somebody is interested to see how are they treating a customer with a good buying history.

    Robert

  18. Guest
    January 1, 2016

    NO NO NO!!!

    I bought from HONORBUY.COM my third xiaomi phone (redmi 1s, m3 before), a redmi note 2 in september 2015.

    I am / was very happy with it, just like the other products i have bought from Honorbuy, until one morning(two months after the purchase) , when a slight yellow mark appeared (just like when somebody is using a yellow marker on it) at the middle left part of the screen, which is visible when the backgound is white.

    It is a Xiaomi problem, especially at new products, so I informed Honorbuy about this issue. They answered me very bad, they lied to me -they need to discuss with their technician, and so on-, and they offered me to buy from them a new screen, with 5$ bonus (they have the most expensive price for this screen, btw, from all over the internet). And they told me to send back my phone to China -although I bought it fom their European Warehouse from Italy and I have to pay the freight charges. Basically, i paid the transport when I bought the phone, now I should pay again TWO transports (from my place to China and vice versa) and I have to do it to CHINA!!!! I have asked them what if they buy a German car from Beijing, they send it back eventually to Germany? They haven t answered. I am VERY VERY disappointed about their lies, lack of customer care oriented approach and I will NEVER NEVER buy anything from them. You want a Xiaomi, buy it from wherever you want. NOT from ”HONOR”Buy.

    I have the full mailings, if somebody is interested to see how are they treating a customer with a good buying history.

    Robert