This medium of sale did not proved to be that affective as some trouble in dealing the heavy traffic was reported with Flipkart and also in the new registration process.

Notably, Xiaomi Mi 3 went on sale on July 22, and the company had claimed to receive around 1,00,000 registrations by July 21 itself.

According the sources, only registered users could buy the device the next day.

However, pre-registration did not guarantee you a unit, and it only meant you were eligible to buy the phone.

Sources said that Flipkart was unable to handle the traffic and the site crashed temporarily.

Later, Flipkart claimed the Mi 3 was out of stock, but the site promptly said it would bring in the next batch on July 29 while the registration would begin on July 28.

If reports are to be believed than Flipkart may have put up approximately 10,000 units on sale each of the previous two times.

It then put up 15,000 units on sale, and Tuesday’s flash sale will see 20,000 units go up on sale.