Singaporeans arrived at Huawei outlets across the island in droves today to get hold of the S$54 Y6 Pro smartphone as part of a National Day offer for citizens aged 50 and above.
The offer starts today and is supposed to last till Sunday, but the phones have already sold out across all of Huawei’s 27 outlets with some apparently standing in line from as early as dawn.
Y’know, because us Singaporeans, we love getting the most bang for our buck.
It got so swarmed that the Huawei store in Tampines Mall was forced to shut for security reasons and police arrived at the scene to manage the crowd, the company said on Facebook as it apologized for its limited stocks.
It later updated the post to say that another nine of its outlets, including the ones at 313@Somerset in Orchard Road and Vivo City in Harbourfront, will be closed for the rest of the day for safety reasons.
Police officers were also spotted outside Huawei outlets at Lot1 Shoppers’ Mall in Choa Chu Kang and NEX shopping mall in Serangoon to monitor angry crowds who were unable to get their hands on the phones.
Take a look at the overwhelming crowds below.
Huawei has urged customers to refrain from joining more queues as all of its outlets have been “oversubscribed.”
It wrote on Facebook: “Dear fans, we understand there are long queues at each Huawei Concept Store and selected retailers across the island. Due to overwhelming demand of our NDP S$54 Y6 Pro 2019 offer, we are unable to provide the vast majority of you with this promotion.”
“We are truly sorry to have disappointed those who have showed up your support from early morning. Please be advised not to proceed down to any of our 27 outlets as all units have been sold out.”
The brand had announced the promotion on Wednesday. Here’s the phone that everyone is after:
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