Flipkart crashes as Xiaomi Mi 3 goes on sale in India


Flipkart’s website has gone down within 10 minutes of Xiaomi Mi 3 going on sale. Last night, Flipkart had announced that it had received 100,000 pre-registrations for the Mi 3 ahead of the sale. It seems the website hasn’t been able to handle the sudden rush of people trying to book their unit.

The website seems to work normally until the moment you try to hit the payment button on the Mi 3 page. On hitting the payment button, the website crashes and throws up the above error image.

This is not the first time that Flipkart’s site has crashed on the day of a major launch. Earlier this year, the website crashed multiple times when the Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto E went on sale. It is surprising that Flipkart wasn’t better prepared this time, considering the pre-registrations were a good indication of the kind of traffic the e-commerce site could have expected.



  • Raj

    Its time we look beyond a mediocre site like this

    • ksavai

      websites like??

  • RK

    Gave up after half an hour of rigorously trying to buy mi3. I think flipkart should invest and buy good server. whats the point of bragging about exclusive contracts when you can’t even serve the customers with smooth interface.

    Flipkart should have stopped the registration at the point they could manage easily.

  • Sony George

    My card was accepted and money gone from account but no confirmation of product. Helpline also crashed.what to do now

    • RK

      i guess site and helpline will be up in few hours. BTW how u managed, i was not even able to add the product in cart..lol

  • Avi

    After an intense battle, I got my mi3 patience/

    • ksavai

      awesome… congratulations… u must be frequent to IRCTC for having that kind of experience.

  • Shoeb Hussaini

    People who are Facing this problem Try to order your phone by using Flipkart app on Your phone!

  • Bhushan Agrawal

    After an intense battle, I got my mi3… :)

  • http://www.postlinearity.com gregorylent

    prepared? based on past events? like cities for monsoons? hah! .. we are like this only

  • Pavan

    Yay!!!After some cuff neck fighting I ordered mine successfully!!!

  • raghupro

    Phew! Just got one delivered at home and ordered for one more using another flipkart ID. I hope it’s worth it!

  • Vijay Bhardwaj

    That’s India’s best ecommerce company website!

  • mohd danish

    i face same problem after trying multiple attempt of buying. i select cash on delivery . i finally order my phone

  • arun sharma

    this is very said when flipkart first only pre registered users can buy but since 12:03 website is down. i really don’t like this kind of marketing…. and when i am able to log it’s all sold, company should stop registration when they are full in numbers. boo for flipkart boo for mi3