"Due to “popular demand”, the company has finally launched an open sale for the Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi 8."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... More like "we desperately need to get rid of the 8 series because 9 series is behind the corner"
No longer buying Redmi or any Mi Phones due to Ads in MIUI (cannot be entirely disabled). Last Redmi Phones used were Redmi Note 3, Redmi 5A & Note 7 Pro sequentially. Now using Samsung & Honor and completely satisfied with One UI & EMUI respectively. I prefer only Stock Android, One UI and Huawei's EMUI in the Android World.
ho ho ho
when online demand dropped, Xiaomi make available to offline stores, thus get excess stock offload.
Now even if one shop keep at least 1 pc or all 3 variant, it will automatically clears stock lying unsold with MI and now, either it will stuck with Retail shops or get sold.
Good idea by XIAOMI