Green Dust, a market that sells refurbished and pre-owned products, in 2014 announced that it will sell the popular Xiaomi Redmi 1S in two categories – ‘unboxed’ at ₹4,999/-, and ‘refurbished’ at ₹4,599/-.
The retailer in a press statement announced that it will hold its first flash sale, alike to Flip kart, for the refurbish and unboxed Redmi 1S units on Thursday. Now, the “refurbished and unboxed” Redmi 1S units are up for pre-order on Green Dust’s official site. The company claims that it has usual huge response from consumers until now.
The Redmi 1S units offered via Green Dust are either unboxed, which are seal-opened but unused units, or refurbished, which had “some software issue” or other troubles that were fixed by Xiaomi. The retailer confirms that the refurbishment was conducted by official Xiaomi repair partners and will also be covered by Green Dust’s no-questions-asked 15-day return agreement. Both “refurbished and unboxed” Redmi 1S units will have a six-month warranty from Xiaomi.
Commenting on the announcement, Hitendra Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO, GreenDust said, “If this pilot is successful, we will execute all our flash sales with such wonderful products at amazing price only throughout our mobile app – a first in Bharat.”
It’s worth mention that Flipkart is no longer selling the Redmi 1S in Bharat and instead will be holding the first slash sale for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 starting in 2014.
Earlier this month, Overcart, another refurbished retailer, had announced sale of Redmi 1S in Bharat. It also offered the Redmi 1S in two categories including refurbished units and unboxed.
Xiaomi back in January was reported to be trying its hands on a different retail model involving sale of “refurbished and unboxed” phone units and it seems the company has indeed tied up with few retail partners. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S handsets being sold by GreenDust under the pilot can be expected to be the ones returned by buyers to Flipkart, the exclusive online retail partner of the brand in Bharat.