Xiaomi India today announced a new buyback scheme for its Redmi and Mi devices. Dubbed as ‘Mi Smart Upgrade’, this new plan lets users upgrade to the latest offerings from the company under its Redmi or Mi portfolio. So Xiaomi users can avail of this plan to upgrade to the new models without spending much.
This plan will be available via Mi authorized outlets and can be activated through an easy enrolment process without any hassle. These buyback options start at Rs 399 for devices like Redmi 9 Prime and go up to Rs. 1,999.
Consumers can get an assured buyback of their smartphone if they purchase add on Mi Smart upgrade plan along with their smartphones. The plan can be availed between 3 and 15 months from the date of purchase and you get up to 70% buyback value.
Whats Mi Smart Upgrade
Mi Smart Upgrade offers users the freedom to sell their device any time after 3 months to 15 months of purchase and then get exchange value ranging from 40% to 70% of the SRP of the phone.
With this plan, users can get up to 70% of the assured buyback value within 4 to 6 months. They can get 60% value within 7-9 months, 50% within 10-12 months, and 40% within 13-15 months, from the date of purchase and billing.
So, you can get an assured buyback value of 40% of the price even after 15 months from the date of purchase when the warranty expires.
The plans start from Rs. 399 and go up to Rs 1,999. Check out all the plans in the below screenshot.
How to Opt For Mi Smart Upgrade
The customer has to go through these steps to avail of the Mi Smart Upgrade plan.
1] Buy a new Mi or Redmi smartphone with the Mi Smart Upgrade Plan from any Mi authorized outlet.
2] You will receive plan details via SMS and email.
3] You can contact the buyback partner to avail of the offer after the completion of a minimum of 3 months. The partner will then redirect you to the nearest Mi authorized service center.
4] Service center will conduct the inspection of your handset and submit it.
5] After submission of the smartphone, you will receive a redemption code on your registered mobile number.
6] You can then visit mi.com or any Mi authorized retailer for the redemption of the code and purchase a new device.
Apart from the bill/invoice, customers have to provide their ID proof at the time of availing of the offer. Also, the name on the ID should match the name on the invoice. This plan is non-transferable.
Terms and Conditions
There are a few terms of conditions laid by the company.
i] Device should be in working condition and should not be physically damaged or broken.
ii] Also, if the original charger or box is not available then there will be a deduction of Rs. 1,000 from the buyback value.
iii] If your device has minor scratches or dents on the screen or body then there will be a deduction of 10% from the buyback value.
iv] Also if any part of the device is replaced, missing, or repaired the device won’t be eligible for this plan.
This is how you can upgrade to the latest Xiaomi smartphones without even spending much. Moreover, Mi smart upgrade is also the best way to get the best buyback value of your old device.