If there is something that might annoy a lot of people who love Xiaomi phones, is the flash sale model. The company has been resorting to it because of the big demand and lesser supply, but now, the new service introduction from the company seems to be making it easier for those who never wanted to try their luck on the sale.
Starting with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the company will allow users to pre-order some of the products on their e-store, Mi.com. Pre-ordering here means that you pay for the product that you wish to buy but you are skipping the flash sale and there is a certain waiting period, which is about 5 days before the product is shipped by the company.
The only difference here should be that the purchase has to be fully paid online and you cannot opt for the COD option. You might be able to cancel the purchase before it is shipped but not after that. You cannot pre-order more than one phone at a time.
How does the pre-order thing work? Can I do that anytime?
No, actually it is about 5 days before the flash sale. So, if the flash sale for the Redmi Note 4 is on Wednesday, you can pre-order for the same on Friday on the previous week. This will make Xiaomi sure about the number of phones to take out from the actual number going on sale in the flash sale, and there will be a lesser hassle for the users as well because here, luck won’t be a factor and you are just paying a few days before.
For more info on the same, check out this page on Mi.com.
The Facebook post made by the company says that you can pre-order for the Redmi Note 4 from March 31st, every Friday.