Amazon India today apologised through their official Twitter handle for charging more during the first flash sale of Yu Yureka smartphone on January 13. Stating that “Yureka smartphone was erroneously priced as Rs 12,499 instead of Rs 8,999″ the e-commerce said that “they were actively working” to address the error. However, Amazon India did not say anything about refunds.
In its maiden sale on January 13, Yu claimed to have sold 10,000 uints of its Yureka smartphone within three seconds. However, several online reports have expressed their doubts over this claim.
Shortly, after the smartphone apparently got sold out on Amazon.in, angry buyers who had lined up virtually, started to express their frustration on Twitter and through comments on the Yureka page.
People complained about the flash sales as they were greeted with error reports while buying the device. Few customers even complained that flash sale page did not show any timer to indicate availability.
Not just that. People who had managed to book one for themselves complained that the price of the smartphone was hiked to Rs 12,499 from Rs 8,999 and added also added extra shipping and handling charge of Rs 99. A buyer in his tweet stated that Amazon has billed him Rs 12,598 for Yu Yureka smartphone.
The next flash sale of Yureka smartophone will take place on January 22 at 2PM.
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