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August 29, 2014

Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks sold out in 10 seconds in Lazada

When the clock strike exactly 12 noon, Lazada opened the sale of the Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks. But less than 10 seconds later, both the 5k and 10k mAh models are all sold out.

It’s impossible that all those units have been sold in under 10 seconds (we waited and counted every second).

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Something is really fishy here but we’ll get official word from Xiaomi PH and Lazada for their comments.

Update (12:12PM): After several refreshes, the 5k mAh became available again and we were able to purchase one.

Disclosure: YugaTech is an Affiliate Partner of Lazada.

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66 Responses to “Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks sold out in 10 seconds in Lazada”

  1. pipoy says:

    Marketing strategy yan,only few items are on stocks say 20 lang tapos sasabihin na 20000 ang stocks. thats what xiaomi have been doing to attract the attention of consumers since hugo barra transferred to xiaomi. one concrete example is the xiaomi mi 3 na ubos agad nung flash sale pero hanggang ngayon may stock pa rin hahaha

  2. Mayor Binay says:

    I got 2 units of the 10,400 mAh heres what happened:

    – At exactly 12 noon the status was sold out.
    – Around 12:03 stock became available.
    – It took me a minute to orde because of the very slow page.
    – Finally at arounf 12:05 out of stock na.

    So there you have it guys in about 2-3 minutes sold out na yung powerbanks.

  3. Kweku
    Twitter: kwekuclyde
    says:

    At exactly 12:00 noon wala pa cya, I think they were updating the page cuz i kept on refreshing. Around 12:05 nag available na cya. I got 5pcs 10400Mah for myself and my friends. All is fair in love and war lol. The smaller one was still available for a few minutes after bago na wala. Bilis talaga na ubos.

  4. ungas says:

    naka-bili ako ng dalawang unit na 10k mah… saktong 12:59pm before mag-close… so hindi totoo yun na sold-out agad within 10 seconds…

  5. Unggoy says:

    Dami niyo reklamo, eh di huwag kayo bumili!

  6. Dino Lara says:

    Lazada has it’s timer and at exactly 12nn they announced it’s open but can’t click Buy button as it is indicated Temporary out of stock. When when I go to http://www.mi.com/ph/powerbank, there’s a link Buy at Lazada and transaction went through.

    This 10 sec report is inaccurate. There were just confusion on how to buy.

  7. rd says:

    that’s not true.. at exactly 12nn wala man, notify lang once available, tas na delay lang tas ayun sinamantala ng mga hoarders. it’s not a good promotion. it’s a tactic went wrong.

  8. Name: grigz says:

    Other sites that sell limited quantities of hot items limits 1-2 orders per account. Also by allowing hoardings customers are able to apply discount vouchers to lessen the total cost which from a business point of view is a bad idea because it gives the company less revenue to an item that will be sold out in a few minutes or hours anyway.

  9. Codie says:

    Im disappointed to Sir Abe, I’m a avid readee sa tech site nato. Pero parang mini mis judge na nila agad. Alam naman natin na posibleng may glitch na mangyayari, ilang users were trying to access that page di natin alam kung ano capacity ni lazada. Smell fishy ka agad? Dahil ba supported etong site ng ibang brands? Buti may unbox.ph. :)

    • meow says:

      ***fanboy-alert***

      makapag sabi ka ng “mis judge” eh kala mo ikaw na ang taong pinakatama sa lahat tapos susundan mo pa ng “Smell fishy ka agad? Dahil ba supported etong site ng ibang brands?”

      pakiramdam ko magkakatuluyan kayo ng sinasabi mong “mis judge”

      iisa kayo ng ugali eh

    • AngJokeMo says:

      akala ko ba unsubscribe ka na dito? baket nandito ka na naman ulet?

      pacute ka na naman dito e

    • Codie says:

      Haha. Paki delete nalang sa mga comments ko admin.
      Im sorry.

  10. Kenelm Ulric Dogcio says:

    Well what happened in my case is by 12nn nag out of stock sya agad. So shocked ako kase at exactly 11:59:57 nag refresh ako ng page then unavailable daw. Then clinick ko yung quicklink na for Mi PB. Ayon, sold out sya. Then i kept on refreshing at nag iiba yung placement ng mga products nila when you type Mi Powerbank sa search. Im thinking na nag uupdate sila ng bagong webpage. So by 12:05 i was able to see the buy now button, proceeded and by 12:07 i’ve processed the order na. And by now, i was notified that it will be shipped within today.

  11. Ben says:

    marketing gimmick lang ito.
    “Limited Stocks” daw, but no actual figures.
    Maluwag kasi masyado ang DTI. Dapat yang ganyang promos ay may actual figures kung ilan ang available.
    So possible na 100 units or less lang ang ibinenta.
    Tiningnan ko yung sa Singapore, they are very transparent, 5000 units each model. ( so probably at least 25 minutes bago ito maubos kung 200 units per minute)
    I heard na napenalize na nga ang Xiaomi sa Taiwan for giving wrong information to consumers (faking sales figures)
    http://www.gizbot.com/mobile/xiaomi-fined-dollar-20000-for-false-advertising-in-taiwan-news-018631.html
    Lazada— you are supposed to be a Readers Digest TRUSTED BRAND… but what happened? Sinisira ninyo ang credibility ninyo

  12. metre9dmt says:

    This is a SCAM! Flash sale strategy is just that – flash. Nalingat lang ako ng konti, ubos na. Lokohan ba ito?! Ilan ba binenta nila? Isa? Grabe naman… They may have the good specs but given its limited availability – useless lang… Better buy other brands from the store kesa sa lazada… Sana naman sabihin nila ilang unit ang available… BE TRANSPARENT… DTI should look at this SCAM… Ang hirap bumili.

    • Codie says:

      Sorry dahil nadismaya ka. Bumili ka nalang ng ibang brand para hindi ka magalit. :)

      By the way, Baka aalis na si sa xiaomi ph, dami daw kasi utak talangka. Balik na mamahal sa presyo yung mga local brands.

    • pweh says:

      Naiintindihan mo ba concept ng Flash sale? and dapat alam mo na xiaomi products sell like pancakes so u have to compete for the products

      simple lang nmaan ang nangyari, if u were not able to buy one, it just means that you may noy not be fast enough to enter your details, you are not patient enough to refresh a page, or inuna mo muna reklamo sa facebook or kung saan man tungkol dito

  13. William C says:

    Just imagine how fast the Piston earbuds will sell if and when it become available.. Mas most wanted pa iyun kaysa sa Powerbanks…

  14. Yonisoka says:

    Medyo nadismaya din ako. Nag abang din ako ng saktong 12:00, comming soon pa nakalagay, nag refresh ako 12:03 sold out na daw, swerte ng mga nakabili after beyond 12:03. Guys relax lang tayo, ang may kasalanan dyan is yung pano e handle ni LAZADA ung transaction nya sa website nila.

    Scenario:
    stocks available=50 pcs
    @12:01 user1 ordered 30 pcs
    fillup xa ng mga need na information.

    Remaining stocks 50 – 30 (ordered by user1) = 20

    stocks available=20 pcs
    @12:03 user2 odered 20 pcs
    fillup xa ng mga need na information.

    Remaining stocks 20 – 20 (ordered by user2) = 0

    @12:04 user3 – OUT of stock na.
    KASASAR DBA? Dami ng nagalit, kasama na ako doon.

    @12:06 user1 cancelled order (baka na DC or ni cancel nya talaga)
    user2 transaction success (yaman)

    NAG Update na ngaun ung DATABASE ng website.

    Remaining stocks 30 kasi nag cancel si User1

    @12:07 user4 Wow Meron Pa, kala ko out of STOCK!
    binili nya lhat ngaun.

    Update ulit database ni Lazada, wala na talaga.

    Sana di ganito ang nangyari. Sana ma handle nila ung mga ganitong scenario. Pag Rush Sale talaga di maiwasan.

    Sana may minimum minutes ung transaction at may minimum order din per transaction.

    Sana naipaliwanag ko.
    Isa lang din ako sa mga umasa….

    • Tim Cook says:

      Lazada limits 5 pcs per user
      So I think madaming user bumili

      I brought two isa para kay Phil Schiller para hindi tawagin ng Samsung na wall hugger ang iPhone namin

    • Glitch says:

      Tim Cook,

      nag tatagalog po pala kayo?
      lapit ng i release ung iphone 6 nyo ah, san po ba gawa ung battery nun?
      nag bidding or source din ba kayo sa Xiaomi, LG or so?

    • Tim Cook says:

      Glitch,
      antayin mo nalang September 9 innanounce namin ang iPhone 6 hindi kasi removable yung battery, ayaw sa design ni Jony Ive at ni Boss Steve Dati. so bumili ako ng 10,400mAH na powerbank para sa iPhone 6 :)

      sabi ni Xiaomi naka source daw kay Samsung at LG yung battery, pero mas pinili ko source sa LG dapat sabi ko sa Lazada.

      and yes marunung ako magtagalog
      Tim

  15. EarlZ says:

    Nag abang ako pag 12:00 agad sa time I got an notice from lazada na available na, pag click ko sold out agad wala pang 12:01. Na unahan tayo sa gumagamit ng parang bot app na sobrang bilis maka place sa order.

  16. wut says:

    Ang daming butthurt dahil di nakakuha. Nagkaron lang ng bug yung system for 5 minutes eh parang gumuho na mga mundo niyo. FYI, nakakuha ako nung 10400mah, 3 pcs pa. Nagkaproblema lang yung countdown. Nagstart lang yung stock 12:05 PM. Buti na lang nag abang parin ako di tulad nung mga nagwawala kagad.

    • Nikola says:

      exactly, refresh refresh din kasi. sabihin na natin na the site went under heavy load kakarefresh ng mga users @ 12:00pm kaya hindi na makahabol ung site.

      Pasensya lang naman ng 5 mins ang kelangan pero ung iba inuna ang reklamo, ayan tuloy walang napala lalo.

      I got 2 of these. Order date is around 12:06:xx

  17. Andrew says:

    Do not worry there should be another batch. [Tip] Setup your Lazada account early on. Put in your shipping address. Save your credit card info. Not sure for COD, sorry. Login before the sale starts. Wait for the Buy Now button to appear. There was really a glitch with the time because at exactly 12nn it was out of stock. But I was patient and waited and refreshed until I saw the Buy Now. Snagged 3 units then proceed with checkout in less than 30s. Done. Hopefully I they sell more units, specially the Pistons which will surely be a hot item. Good luck to everyone.

  18. Lozada says:

    Dun na lng kayo bumili sa Olx, madami magbebenta niyan yun pumakyaw nun sale but off course mas mahal.

  19. zenjie says:

    Hi! Meron na ba sa inyong nadeliver ang powerbanks? 3 order ko and credited sa cc ko, pero 2 lang dumating at nasa invoice…

    Waiting for 9am tomorrow to call them..

  20. Jep says:

    madami din nitong powerbank sa 168 5th floor
    sa mga cellfone shops. mas mahal ng konti
    700pesos ata pero pwede pa siguro tawaran.

  21. Cindy says:

    “Something is really fishy here but we’ll get official word from Xiaomi PH and Lazada for their comments.”
    — we are waiting, sir. Thank You

  22. lbau says:

    I managed to buy 4 mi powerbank 10400mah nung Sept 4. In the span of 47 seconds ko un nacheckout (COD). Dumating narin ung order kong 4 kahapon. Parang apple product tlga siya. before charging the powerbank to full (initial charge nung powerbank is around 25%), inubos ko muna siya at nakadalawang cycle ako sa iphone5. In fairness, sa presyo niyang 645, mura tlga at maganda ung quality. Pabilisan lng tlga sa pag click kapag nag flash sale ang lazada. sama mo narin ung speed ng connection mo.

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