Xiaomi Counterfeit Phones
Counterfeit Xiaomi smartphones and accessories valued at ₹13 lakh were seized by Delhi police on 25 November from four suppliers in Karol Bagh’s Gaffar Market, the Chinese phone company is saying.
Over 2,000 counterfeits resembling Xiaomi products were confiscated during the raid after Xiaomi filed a complaint with the local police. These include a wide range of mobile accessories, such as power banks, neckbands, travel adapters with cable, earphones and headsets. Some of the products are yet to be officially launched in India.
Xiaomi claims the police, during their interrogation, found that the four suppliers were dealing in counterfeit products for years and were selling them in retail and wholesale to their customers. more
Mostly rather than the product equipment it the is the accessories or the spare parts which make the largest chunk of the grey market.
In fact the grey market caters to more than 60% of the actual market share.
It is very difficult to control the grey market as the products have a minor variation from the original product and because of the price difference the demand is high. more
sub-standard item producers/sellers as India is already filled with
such products of all sorts. more