By now, you probably know that the Redmi Note series is a huge deal in India. Since two generations, the series has been bagging the best online seller award. Hence, it was no surprise that phone traders would try to cash in on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
As it turns out, a lot of people bought the handsets with ‘Cash on delivery’ option simply to sell resell it for a slim profit margin. This created a scarcity for actual buyers of the phone. The company faced a backlash from many fans who weren’t able to purchase the phone. Many took to their favourite social media platforms to voice their anger over limited stocks. However, Xiaomi has now taken steps to curb the reselling practice so that genuine buyers can get a chance.
The company is removing the COD option for the Redmi Note 5 Pro on Flipkart and Mi.com altogether. This is just for a limited time (initial few sales) and specific to the Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain officially notified buyers of this new sales policy.
“In order to restrict reselling, we have decided to remove COD payment option for the upcoming sales of Redmi Note 5 Pro on mi.com and Flipkart (Only for initial few sales). This would give a better chance to our Mi fans to purchase our products. We have always, and will continue to stringently discourage unauthorized reselling across all our channels.”
It still remains to be seen whether the steps taken will be adequate enough to stop resellers. Those who have a surplus of cash can still order and sell it afterwards.
Talking about flash sales, the latest will take place on March 7, at 12 PM on Flipkart and mi.com. Let’s see if you can get your hands on one this time.