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Be careful of 'fake' Xiaomi online stores and cautious of where u buy ur Mi 2

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This post was edited by mi-anonymous 11:09,Dec-12-2012

Hey there,

Time and time again, we come across the unforunate that buy fake Xiaomi phones.  Examples here:
http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1122&highlight=fake%2Bxiaomi
http://en.miui.com/thread-485-1-1.html

It isn't even easy buying one (whether you are in China or not), but be mindful of the buyers you come into contact on online!  Like this website:
http://mi-2.me/shop/index.php?route=common/home

They actually look like a real xiaomi website, but from what I know, they are not affiliated with Xiaomi at all .  :L Esp when they only require a bank wire, that is doubtful.

I have known people who have successfully bought one online via:
aliexpress, ebay, taobao and other online sites.  

Just make sure you talk to the buyer and do your research when buying online!!! Be a cautious consumer!!!

Anyway, that is my 2 cents. Good luck to all who are in search for one {:1_1:}


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Yea, if you decide to buy Xioami smartphones from other shops please BE VERY CAREFUL There are a lot of fakes and clones out there. As soon as Xiaomi will open to international markets the problem will be fixed {:1_1:}
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The question is : "When Xiaomi will decide to open international market ?"
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This post was edited by Eddie69 21:50,Dec-11-2012

sadly, chinese people would get cheated on taobao as well, or even in some stores..

some of them dont do enough research before buying it, they just heard xiaomi is a cheap and good phone then they decide to buy it, found out its crap and thats when they start researching only to find that what they bought is.. fake!

usually those are the same ones that give bad propaganda saying the phone is shitty, buggy, slow, crappy in general, not worth it go buy S3 or iphone 5 people
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This post was edited by mi-anonymous 11:32,Dec-12-2012

Hopefully this thread will shed some light to those that want to buy a Xiaomi and not those that have already bought it and get ripped off...

The fake ones look identical (on the exterior).  However, the hardware and software are all complete fake and bad quality.

I know there is a risk of it being fake weather you buy it on taobao, ebay etc. so make sure make sure you talk to the buyer. If they sound shaddy, than they probably are.

Like Eddie69 mentions, another way to tell is if they are selling it for way to cheap:

For example, like the website I mentioned earlier (http://mi-2.me/shop/index.php?route=common/home).  They are selling Xiaomi Mi 2 for 100 Euros because of "Christmas Discount".  That is way too cheap for it to be real.

The site also says, they are selling the Xiaomi Mi-Box...even Xiaomi themselves cannot sell that at the moment do to the regulatory issue.  So beware!!!

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Thank you. However, what is the official xiaomi online store address?
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Thanks for information shared..
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