Bloodin, 23 Apr 2019Nope, it is indeed an official Mi store (actually 2 of them) because Donovan Sung is presented... moreLet me explain as I did before; The retailer decided the price. In this case it's Evofone in Turkey, although a lot of rumors go around about the credibility of your story, I can understand why you are frustrated. You should always start your complain in your front door, in this case Evofone. In an free economy this is very normal, the phone cost cheap in china (home country), but before it reaches you it becomes expensive due to shipping, taxes and profits of all involved, the more company's involved or the more step involved the more it will cost. Don't forget that the taxes in Turkey are like 30% higher compared to other country's and if you add the retailers profit you should understand why it's expensive
Recow, 23 Apr 2019I did some research and i read few claims telling that this isnt a official Mi store. Its just... moreNope, it is indeed an official Mi store (actually 2 of them) because Donovan Sung is presented Redmi Note 7 and Mi 9 in Istanbul nearly 1 month ago, he revealed those prices and he said "They are indeed official Mi stores and we plan to open 9 of them in Turkey by end of the year, in most of the countries we have agreement with local retailers, all of European countries are like that, Spain and Turkey are two examples"
So they have knowledge about Turkey's Mi Stores and prices... And in both Spain and Turkey they have agreements with local retailers. Now explain to me? Why S10e is 720 euro and Mi 9 64 is 450 euro in Spain and why S10e is 650 Euro and Mi 9 64 is 720 euro in Turkey? There is a big mistake and this mistake is Xiaomi's if they have knowledge about it...
Duck of death, 23 Apr 2019That is the weakest spin job I've seen in a long time. If the Mi stores are fake and Xiaomi i... moreXiaomi gives premission to a company in turkey letting them distribute Xiaomi product in Turkey as a retailer, that means that the company can decide there own prices, which Is logical. It's a free economy and as Xiaomi you can't bend the rules in the Country. There is not much Xiaomi can do here.
Adrian, 23 Apr 2019I am from Bucharest, Romania and I can tell you for sure that that store is NOT an official MI... moreYou are wrong and you don't know Xiaomi bussines model, also in Spain and Italy and in any other countries there is an official distributor. Who can use Xiaomi LOGO and branding like they want?
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2019Apple Stores are more marketing tools and showrooms than anything else.You can buy phones, change phones,buy accessories or just see the phones and tablets before you are buying.
I am from Bucharest, Romania and I can tell you for sure that that store is NOT an official MI STORE. It is an official retailer called Black Tech Group and not Xiaomi directly like in SPain or France. Their prices are not better also - same as other online romanian shops
So after all in Romania unfortunately we don't have have yet an official MI STORE
Recow, 23 Apr 2019I did some research and i read few claims telling that this isnt a official Mi store. Its just... moreThat is the weakest spin job I've seen in a long time.
If the Mi stores are fake and Xiaomi is present in the countries, how incompetent is the leadership at that company? Too busy planting spyware to notice everybody are stealing their brand?
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2019Who buys phones in stores anymore? Apart from people in 3rd world countries.1st world countries started the trend actually.Apple and Samsung have official stores in probably all fast paste economic stable and progressing 1st world countries.80% of the phones before OnePLus and Xiaomi came were bought on stores and still are.
Those who purchase them online are missing on the full fledged experience you get in touch with the phone in the store (and are probably simple minded rich people or are in abandoned places).
Please have a store in Mindanao, Philippines specifically in General Santos City. That'd be a so much help for us.
Georgi, 22 Apr 2019So apple stores are for 3rd world countries?In a store you only buy phones in your opinion, Yo... moreor you don't want to wait a day for it to arrive.
I only buy phones in-store and open them in front of staff, that way if the screen or anything else is malfunctioning after opening the box, you can straight up tell them to give you a new device. (defective screens and faulty sensors can happen) No arguing required as it's faulty by default, never had an issue since I started doing this.
Bloodin, 22 Apr 2019If S10e is way much cheaper, it is Xiaomi's problem, if there wasn't any official Xiaomi store... moreI did some research and i read few claims telling that this isnt a official Mi store. Its just a retailer using the name of the brand. So these guy in Turkey are making the prices go high.
Some even claim that the Xiaomi doesnt even know its name being misused.
Bloodin, 22 Apr 2019If S10e is way much cheaper, it is Xiaomi's problem, if there wasn't any official Xiaomi store... moreStill don't believe its the fault of Xiaomi, that doesnt make any sence. It must has something to do with local procedures or taxes. There is no Xiaomi store in the Netherlands and the mi 9 costs 500 euro here.
I wouldn't blame Xiaomi if i didn't know what causes the high prices. In Turkey all phones are priced high anyway, but for the Xiaomi to be priced that high is really weird indeed.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2019Who buys phones in stores anymore? Apart from people in 3rd world countries.So apple stores are for 3rd world countries?In a store you only buy phones in your opinion, You don't have a clue...
Recow, 22 Apr 2019I don't think that is the fault of Xiaomi. It must be the retailers asking those prices from p... moreIf S10e is way much cheaper, it is Xiaomi's problem, if there wasn't any official Xiaomi store in Turkey, i could say "that is true" but Xiaomi is officially in Turkey, so this is Xiaomi's shame, noy retailer's...
Who buys phones in stores anymore? Apart from people in 3rd world countries.
Bloodin, 22 Apr 2019What about prices? In Turkey, Galaxy S10e 128 GB (730 dollars) is way cheaper than Mi 9 128 GB... moreI don't think that is the fault of Xiaomi. It must be the retailers asking those prices from people, that's a known issue in Turkey. For example they buy the phone for like 400 dollar and then sell it for 800, also the taxes are playing a role here, but consedering the price of the xiaomi world wide this must be the retailers. To many people involved before the phone reaches the stores in Turkey, still people are crazy enough to buy those phones.
The minimum wage is like 2000 in turkey and a s10 plus cost like 6500, that is like more than 3 months of working. In the netherland minimum wage is like 1600 and the s10plus costs like 850, and i know i can get it for like 700. That means i can buy two s10 plus every month while someone in turkey has to work more than 3 months
What about prices? In Turkey, Galaxy S10e 128 GB (730 dollars) is way cheaper than Mi 9 128 GB (860 Dollars)... Xiaomi prices are ridicilous in Turkey...