Elephone auctioning their phones and wearables!

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Like a lot of other Chinese companies, Elephone don’t have the monies that the Samsungs and Apples of the world have for marketing their products. This often results in some out-of-the-box marketing stunts, which more often than not are successful.

This time round, Elephone are having a 3-day activity wherein they’ll ‘auction’ their products. You read it right, it isn’t a reverse auction or anything (where the lowest unique bid wins), but a regular, orthodox auction.

The auction goes live 3pm (GMT +8; China Time) between 23rd and 25th this month. To participate, you’ll have to shell out $5 (which can be refunded anytime) and place your bid. The final bid will include your $5 deposit, so you pay = (your bid-$5) in the end.

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The devices on auction are:

You can visit the auction page here.

Pretty whacky indeed, no? Planning to snag a P9000, are you?

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  1. February 23, 2016

    I’m pretty sure that I won’t participate on this at all 🙂

    • Young
      February 23, 2016

      No one is his right sense will participate.

      We’re legion.

  2. E8hffff
    February 23, 2016

    ElephoneMobile are selling the P9000 for $220 so cheaper than auction someone rallied up.

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      That’s about $200 more than it is worth.

  3. Young
    February 23, 2016

    They haven’t seen anything yet. Ooh they are afraid of Xiaomi tomorrow’s launch?

    Xiaomi mi 5 will swallow their vowney and P9000

  4. balcobomber25
    February 23, 2016

    I can see a lot of people never getting their $5 back and never getting a phone out of this. This sounds like a terrible idea.

    • hans
      February 23, 2016

      got my 5$ back after I filed a case with paypal

      • Young
        February 24, 2016


  5. vjuricic
    February 24, 2016

    I deposited them 5$ for buying Elephone in January, asked money back and did not get it. Only what I got was the question why I want MY money back. Do not give them money or you’ll never again see it.

    • Elefail
      February 24, 2016

      They just ignored my requests to refund. They are Chinese scamming scum. Do not waste a penny on them.