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Xiaomi Mi 3 sold out within two seconds on Flipkart

While many registered users were able to add the phone to the cart, there were others who complained about an error appearing on Flipkart or the webpage failing to load.

twitter-logo Nidhi Singal        Last Updated: August 11, 2014  | 19:12 IST

The third flash sale of the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone was over in just two seconds on Tuesday, the Chinese handset maker posted on its Facebook page.

Xiaomi had earlier revealed its plan to sell 15,000 units of the Mi 3 on e-commerce website Flipkart at 2 p.m on Tuesday.

Within two seconds, the phone was sold out. While many registered users were able to add the phone to the cart, there were others who complained about an error appearing on Flipkart or the webpage failing to load.

Many users posted on the Mi India official page that the phone was added to the cart and they were asked to make the payment next. However, for some users, Flipkart showed that the phone was added to the cart but there wasn't anything and were asked to return in 15 minutes as the phone was blocked.

A user mentioned that the Chrome browser took a lot of time loading the Flipkart page and, in the meanwhile, the phone was available on Mozilla browser. There are many angry users on Facebook who were unhappy with Xiaomi's strategy as they were not able to buy the device. Earlier, the Mi 3 was sold out in 40 minutes in the first sale and five seconds during the second sale.

The next sale of the Mi 3 will be on August 12 and registrations for the same will begin at 6 pm on Tuesday, the company said.

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