It’s been said before that Meizu may expand towards international markets by opening retail stores worldwide. If that’s the case, it would be a big leap forward for the Zhuhai-based company to sell their flagship Android phone — Meizu MX — to international users. However, it looks like some Chinese resellers are selling the company’s new quad core smartphone at hiked up prices on Amazon. Duh.
The Meizu MX 4-core is actually Meizu’s new quad core version of their flagship handset — MX. It was recently launched in mainland China and Hong Kong, offering users a 4-inch touch screen along with an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash, 1080p video, and the best of all — a 1.4-GHz Cortex-A9 quad core processor along with 1GB of RAM. It runs a heavily customized Android 4.0 called the Flyme 1.0. The phone comes in two varieties, a 32GB model and a 64GB model, commanding a price tag of 2,999 Chinese yuan ($476) and 3,999 Chinese yuan ($635) respectively. However, some evil Chinese resellers are recently selling the phone to international users at hiked up prices.
Firstly discovered by GSMArena, various retailers are offering the MX 4-core on Amazon and eBay, and the selling price for the MX 4-core 32GB on Amazon is around $675, a $200 mark-up from the Meizu price. The phone also commands a price tag of $856 from eBay, and that’s a 64GB model. The sales is definitely not offered by Meizu, and according to GSMArena, Meizu reached out to them and clarified that it hasn’t yet released its MX smartphone outside of China. In fact, there may be someone selling the phone at markup,
“probably someone in Hong Kong buying from our stores and listing it on Amazon,”
You may not know, Meizu is offering their MX smartphone for a cheaper price in Hong Kong, concerning the exchange rate. For example, the MX 4-core starts from HK$ 3,099 ($399) in Hong Kong, however, the product costs more in China where it starts from RMB 2,999 ($476). So, we can tell you that the unofficial resellers on Amazon or eBay are actually earning more money if they buy the phones from Meizu’s retail store in Hong Kong and sell it to worldwide.
Well, at least we now know that Apple’s iPhone is not the only phone that is worth to be sold at markup.
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