Last week, in its fourth flash sale, the company claimed that it sold 20,000 Mi 3 units in 2.4 seconds. Like the previous occasions, the company has been receiving waves of social media rage following each flash sale the company holds.
Xiaomi India's tweet announcing the latest 'sold out' round received mixed responses such as:
@MiIndiaOfficial But you guys aren't. After 5 screwed up weeks, went and got MotoG. Goodbye.-- Manas (@Spooferman_) August 19, 2014
@MiIndiaOfficial plz increase the stock to 30000 atleast-- syed shoeb (@drsyedshoeb) August 19, 2014
Value of Flipkart in e-commerce sites is now lesser than IE in browsers. #MI3-- Rakshit Shah (@KewlZen) August 19, 2014
I feel like a superman now.Bought the Xiaomi Mi 3.-- Stavin (@PreservedSoul) August 19, 2014
The company, also referred to as 'China's Apple', ahead of the fifth flash sale of its Mi 3 smartphone had confirmed that 20,000 units, the same as the fourth flash sale, would be up for sale.
It's worth mentioning that Flipkart's Xiaomi Mi 3 flash sale procedure requires people to just add it to their cart for it to be classified as sold, and people are given additional time to complete their purchase.
Xiaomi also announced that registrations for the next flash sale scheduled for August 26 will begin at 6pm IST Tuesday. The company is yet to reveal the total number of units to be available in the next flash sale.
Registration for our next sale will open at 6PM today at http://t.co/PfimEc2jUG =)-- Mi India (@MiIndiaOfficial) August 19, 2014
Xiaomi has been facing a lot of criticism from Indian consumers due to the limited number of Mi 3 units in each flash sale, and the speed of the stock being purchased.