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Xiaomi’s Mi store sells out of most products in a flash

The Mi store opened its doors to the UK yesterday (and the US, France, plus Germany), and immediately sold out of a lot of the products which it stocks (not phones, but rather various accessories).

This isn’t much of a surprise, though, as when Xiaomi announced the grand opening, it said that “these products will launch in only limited quantities, so there’s a chance you might not get one.” And the company wasn’t kidding.

As Trusted Reviews reports, the fitness product, the Mi Band, sold out within “minutes”, unsurprisingly as this is a truly budget option priced at $15 (£10).

The Mi Headphones have sold out, as has the 10400mAh Mi Power Bank, but there is still stock left of the 5000mAh variant of the latter, which sells for $10 (£6.50). If you want one, it might be an idea to hop on over to the online shop (opens in new tab) now…

Note, though, that while these base prices are seemingly peanuts, you have to pay for shipping from a Xiaomi warehouse in China which runs to $20 (£13) for Europe, and there are also import taxes to pay which are included in the total price during checkout.

So that £6.50 power pack will actually cost you more like £25 or so, which doesn’t sound quite such a bargain. However, other products like the fitness band still look very cheap.

Darren Allan

Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.