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. Also Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top 10 deals: iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy F62, Poco X3 and moreAlso Read - Flipkart TV Days Sale: A look at discounts on Xiaomi Mi TVs and more
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. Also Read - Realme C25, Realme C20, Realme C21 budget smartphones set to launch in India today
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.
Apologies for the issues our customers are facing… the Mi 3 launch is keeping our site very busy. Working on getting this fixed ASAP.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) July 22, 2014
Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) July 22, 2014
And @Flipkart has already crashed within 2 minutes of MI 3 going on sale
Karan Bajaj (@Karanbajaj) July 22, 2014
lol @flipkart throws “Oops! Something went wrong!. Please try again.” when proceeding to payment.
Kunal Gangar (@kunalgangar) July 22, 2014