Xiaomi Red Rice and Aliexpress Sellers

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Redmi (Red Rice / HongMi)' started by Clockwork21R, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Clockwork21R

    Nov 27, 2013
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    Hi,

    I have purchased the Red Rice Hongmi from this seller:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...-Mobile-Phones-1GB-4GB/114122_1493990051.html

    They appear to have good feedback and claims both on his page and chat that the phone is Original. As I read here (unfortunately after my purchase), Aliexpress is perhaps not a good place to buy Xiaomi phone, so I'm a bit scared now. Is there any way I can understand if the phone is original or not?
     
  2. ingbrzy

    ingbrzyXiaomi.eu Multilang leader
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    you will see it when it arrive.. good luck...
     
  3. Clockwork21R

    Nov 27, 2013
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    Unfortunately the product was NOT original but a very good copy. Almost everything seemed right (no preinstalled Antutu, chinese recovery, sticker with code on the back of the box, etc) until I got in the Mobile Uncle Tools and checked and found lower resolution and different proccesor. Please add this seller on the list with untrusted sellers:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/feedback-score/114122.html
     

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  4. Erbsenmatsch

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    Hey!
    I would like to make a blogpost out of this (on my blog nerdbench.de ), to warn users. Its a german blog. am I allowed to use your pictures?
     
  5. Clockwork21R

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    Yes of course.
     
  6. pjovp

    pjovpMembers

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    on aliexprees, teoretically they only release the money to the seller when the buyer confirms the goods have arrived.
    you can contest this situation and cancel the deal, on aliexpress, through the respective options/channels and also on Paypal.
    have you tried to do that?
    Think positive, you will end up getting you money and keeping a new phone. Original or not will be free.
    Grab the money and go buy a real Xiaomi in Antelife.com
     
  7. Clockwork21R

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    I got my money back but lost arround 30$ on shipping costs (I had to ship it back) as well as difference in currency rates ($ to €). Lesson learned! Ordered a new one from Merimobiles and everything went fine.
     
  8. pjovp

    pjovpMembers

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    Living life is the best college ;)
     

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