In a repetition of its “Flash Sales” on every Tuesday, Xiaomi was able to sell all its announced 1.5 lakh units of Redme 1S phones on Monday as part of the “Big Billion Sale Day” coinciding with the festive season.
In fact, the Flipkart website crashed briefly under pressure when the rush of consumers brought the e-retailer to technical snags though more than 10,000 staff were working online on this particular day. the company came back to life but by then all the top deals of the day were sold out.
Many users who had selected items and added successfully to their cart were later faced with the message, “Sorry, the item went out of stock”.
— Abhinav Dhruwa (@AbhinavDhruwa) October 6, 2014
— Allwyn D'souza ✌ (@Draco_Devil) October 6, 2014
— Krishna (@Krizanand) October 6, 2014
— Nitin Singh (@ps_nitin) October 6, 2014
Raghuram Rajan lauds Flipkart for doing its bit to fight inflation #BigBillionDay
— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) October 6, 2014
'Sold out' 'Out of stock' 'Sold out' 'Out of stock' 'Sold out' 'Out of stock' 'Sold out' 'Out of stock' - Flipkart's #BigBillionDay sale
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) October 6, 2014
— Its Our Studio (@itsourstudio) October 6, 2014
#BigBillionDay Flipkar how can you do that, within matter of seconds products are over is this sale or merely eye wash.
— rajesh verma (@rajesh_ve) October 6, 2014
— Shane Albuquerque (@shane5114) October 6, 2014