Micromax is facing shipment delays and price hike for its highly anticipated Canvas HD Android smartphone. The company has sent mails to customers who had pre-booked the device via Snapdeal that their order would be delayed due to “procedural issues.” Micromax has also hiked the price of the Canvas HD to Rs 14,499 from its launch price of Rs 13,990, attributing it to the hike in excise duty as envisaged in this year’s annual budget. Micromax will give a free carrying case, which it claims is worth Rs 700 in lieu of the price hike. The amusing bit is that the changes in excise duty does not come into effect before April 1. We have reached out to Micromax for more inputs. In the meanwhile, jump the break to read the mail Micromax has sent to customers who pre-booked the Canvas HD. Also Read - Wickedleak Passion Y HD phablet with quad-core processor launched for Rs 16,999Also Read - UMI X2 launched in India for Rs 14,000, comes with 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel camera
The proposed Finance Bill announced by the honorable Finance Minister of India on 28th Feb 2013 has made certain changes in the customs duty structure on all Mobile Phones with MRP greater than Rs. 2000/-. Because of this and other procedural issues, the shipment of your Canvas HD has been delayed by 10 working days. Along with the delay, the price of Canvas HD has also been revised to Rs. 14,499.
We at Micromax, value your patience and trust. Therefore we have decided to ship your Canvas HD at the original price you paid, without any extra cost being charged to you.
And we are offering you a free Carry Case for your Canvas HD worth Rs 700 along with your purchase as a token of gratitude!
*However, if you decide against waiting for delivery, we also promise to refund the entire booking amount at the earliest