back to article Flash sale pioneer Xiaomi opens old-school, bricks-and-mortar shop

Mobile phone industry disruptor Xiaomi has gone all traditional and opened up a shop. Xiaomi made its name by undercutting other smartphone makers and doing flash sales on the internet, offering time-limited, knock-down deals that saw thousands of phones sold every second. The idea that you might have just walked into a shop, …

  1. Youngone Silver badge

    Not sure

    Based on the Samsung store round our way, it'll be staffed by a bunch of bored underpaid students who know less about their products than I do.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Missing the instant gratification

    Why would someone walk into a store to buy online and wait for delivery? They can do that at home. Yeah, I guess it gives them an opportunity to hold one in their hand and see what its like, but Xiaomi sells so many phones in China surely everyone has friends who have one they can check out.

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