Reply to post: Re: Quite unsurprising

Scam or stunt? It's looking like the latter... Xiaomi so sorry for £1 smartphone 'promo'

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Re: Quite unsurprising

At least they had T&C's that made it clear only 10 were available and it would appear they were only selling those 10 for £1. The "problems" really start when a SNAFU starts selling phones at £1, it gets posted on hotukdeals adn the "I bought 20 to sell on ebay" crowd jump in - retailer notices unusual sale pattern, sees the incorrect pricing and starts cancelling orders. At this point its popcorn time as hotukdeals explodes with irrate posters who use their detailed (but normally utterly flawed) knowledge of UK consumer law to explain why they have a right to receive their phone for £1 etc etc etc

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