Flipkart’s website has gone down moments after the Moto E went on sale on the online retailer for the second time. Flipkart had announced that it had just 20,000 units of the Moto E that would go on sale at 11AM today. It seems the announcement led to people rushing to the site to book their unit.
This is not the first time that Flipkart’s site has crashed after a Moto phone went on sale. The same thing happened during the first wave of Moto E sales earlier this month. Flipkart had crashed when the first time Moto G went on sale as well.
It is surprising that Flipkart wasn’t better prepared this time, considering it also announced yesterday the time when the second lot would go on sale. While it sounds good for Motorola that demand for its product brought down the entire site, it is likely to put off buyers.
— anbu (@an09bu) May 23, 2014
— SAJEER FAZIL (@fazilsajeer) May 23, 2014
— Vikram (@vikramuk) May 23, 2014
@Flipkart WTF! is this supposed to mean. How can you go from up for grabs to out of stock in an hour when no one can actually book anything?
— Narendra Varma (@pnvarma) May 23, 2014
Dear .@Flipkart if you're the only seller of a product please do us a favor and stockpile it enough. Also screw your servers!
— (@KrishtaCharya) May 23, 2014
— Baktavar Baba (@techie_baba) May 23, 2014
I try to buy a moto E and @Flipkart's page shows me a 500 error. dai the next time I come back it's out of stock na I'm going to be mad!!
— Abhinandan (@Abhinandan74) May 23, 2014
You can read our review of the Motorola Moto E here.