Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in South Africa

kianm

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Even these 'other' brands are starting to charge that much for phones?
 

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It is a beautiful phone, but R7999 kind of defeats the entire point of Xiaomi.

Interestingly, they are making a nice profit on the phone. It sells for US $375 overseas, which is equivalent to R5800. Nice R2000 markup.
 

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It is a beautiful phone, but R7999 kind of defeats the entire point of Xiaomi.

Interestingly, they are making a nice profit on the phone. It sells for US $375 overseas, which is equivalent to R5800. Nice R2000 markup.
Agreed
 

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Just called vodacom brooklyn....
the girl have no idea what i am talking about.
 

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Just called vodacom brooklyn....
the girl have no idea what i am talking about.
Same here. Vodacom Tygervalley.

These articles are rediculious I am still waiting on Cell regarding that data price cuts article a month ago the guy told me upright it's BS.

As for my opinion on the phone, it's brilliant, back when we imported it. Now it's all a sudden prices inline with Flagships? LOLOLOLOL My Xiaomi Mi 4 cost me $125 the Xiaomi Mi 5 is $330.

I don't like the brand since this commercial thing happened they used to be Gobii Prices
 

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Still waiting for the Redmi 3 "priced at around R1'700" :(

It's almost June and still no sight of it locally...
 

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While the topic is phones. I'm really interested in the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Phone retails for $369.99 a current conversion puts it at R 5747.39.

What should I expect to pay on taxes, import duties?

Thanks,
 

bar1

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i would really like to get the mi5 before Tuesday next week....i am going overseas and the battery on my phone isn't stable.

I contacted xiaomi on facebook, and they told me vodacom does not sell the phone, but i can get it on a vodacom contract at incredible connection, dion wired or makro.
so far makro and Dion contacted me back saying they do not have the phone .

if anyone know where i can get the phone (on a contract) ,please let me know!
:) thanks.
 

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Incredible connection:
We will be getting stock of the Mi5 in the near future; however, we only have stock of the Mi4 which is available here:

useless....
 

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ok so if anyone want one:

Makro Woodmead, Incredible Connection - Rosebank, Mall of Africa, Woodmead, Sandton, Cresta. Dion Wired - Woodmead, Hyde Park. They should all have stock by the end of the weekend.
 
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