Smartphone Super Sale In A Mall In QC Went Chaotic Resulting Irate Customers


Oct 28, 2014 at 9:36 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

Members of the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) were called to deal with angry shoppers at a mall in Quezon City on Tuesday night, October 28, after a  ZTE kiosk abruptly stopped its "super sale" hours before its scheduled end.

 


Hundreds of bargain-hunters who had flocked a ZTE kiosk in SM City North EDSA, specifically for the "limited time offer," refused to leave after store managers announced that the particular branch ran out of units up for sale.

The company reportedly clarified that for each participating outlet only 100 units of the brand's Grand X2 L smartphone were part of the promo.

The Grand X2 L has a suggested retail price of P11,999, and was being offered at P1,999 as part of the bargain deal.

Around 200 people surrounded the ZTE kiosk, with several voicing out their frustrations at the company.

The kiosk was barricaded with steel bars. Store managers were seen offering freebies to try and calm down the crowd.

A similarscenario involving angry shoppers surrounded a ZTE kiosk located at SM City Sta. Mesa.

ZTE listed a total of seven participating outlets for the sale, namely: SM City Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall, SM Sta. Mesa, Tutuban Mall, Luckygold Plaza-Pasig, and GMall-Davao.

Several online websites reported the "crazy" sale. However, these annoucements had no mention of the smartphone's limited quantities, but did note that the promo would only last from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Indeed, most of the press releases for the promo only contained information stated in this style: "You can now grab a the ZTE Grand X2 for only  P1,999. It will only be available at ZTE kioskfrom 2 to 6 pm on October 28. Regular price is at P11,999 so this is a really great deal!"

The announcements should have indicated the fact that only 100 promo units were allocated for each ZTE outlet.

Source: ANC


Oct 28, 2014 at 9:36 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events