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Unexpected Sale: Flipkart pricing error puts HTC One X on sale for INR 19k; Sells out


About 3 days back, Flipkart listed HTC One X for ` 19k, probably by mistake, but netizens grabbed at this chance like hungry cats and the product was sold out within hours of the deal going live.

Discussions going on at Desidime suggest that Flipkart might have meant to add a cashback offer of`800 but ended up offering a a hefty cashback of  ` 8000. For those who used Citibank cards for payment got an additional 10% off, thus bringing effective price further down to a hilarious `17,100. Such deals are easily brought to the attention of the masses by deal discussion forums such as Desidime and thus the shiny new (but still over a year old) HTC One X got sold out within literally hours of the deal coming into attention. To remind you, the phone was launched for MRP `43k tag in April 2012.

Those who had bought it were first fearing that their orders might be cancelled citing wrong pricing, a thing Flipkart has done a few times in the past. But to their surprise and happiness, almost everyone got notifications from Flipkart about their item getting shipped. Packrat, a Desidime member, posted a snapshot of the package box along with the bill he received.
Box Pack of one of the cheapest HTC One X ever sold
When the phone did come back in stock later yesterday, it was priced at its current market price of `26,999, with a new offer that included a free micro sd card and zero percent emi scheme on Citibank EMIs.

Though the phone was released last year and has some outdated specs, especially if compared with current industry heavyweights like HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, if the price of this device are brought down to such low levels permanently, it would just sweep the mid-end market currently dominated by the likes of Lava Xolo Play and Micromax Canvas 4.

Though HTC has no previous record of doing so, we can just dream of a day when we shall be able to buy a phone with same specs and price as that of a Micromax phone but with a brand name of HTC. I also hope that Micromax doesn’t sees it the other way and starts pricing its future handsets insanely :P
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