JAKARTA, NNC - Xiaomi was heavily criticized by netizens in the UK for its massive discount offerings through a Flash Sale for a number of its £1 smartphones.
It all started with the plan to introduce Xiaomi that had just entered the UK earlier this month with its Mi 8, Redmi 6a and Mi Band 3 smartwatch. According to the NDTV on Thursday, Xiaomi usually held certain discount sale dubbed "Crazy Deals", but this time Xiaomi renamed it to "Flash Sale" making it more familiar to the Brits.
"We can confirm that 10 customers have purchased a Xiaomi device for £1. Of the thousands who clicked 'buy' simultaneously, our system randomly selected the winners, and he or she should have been able to add this item to the shopping cart and pay for this handset at £1. No changes to the T&Cs were made that impacted the promotion itself in any way," Xiaomi UK said in a tweet. "XiaomiUK would like to apologise for any misunderstanding".
"XiaomiUK would like to apologise for any misunderstanding".