Yesterday, Xiaomi announced an unprecedented bounty — the first users of the Xiaomi Mi 1 smartphone, released ten years ago, receive a special «red envelope» for 1999 yuan (308 US dollars).
In total, the company plans to give away 1,999 yuan to buyers of the first batch of Xiaomi Mi 1 — a total of 184,600 pieces. Basically, it’s a discount voucher for your next purchases. The lucky ones were supposed to be able to spend this money when purchasing the following Xiaomi products from the official Xiaomi Mall, for example, to get the new Mi Pad 5 tablet for free.
However, these «red envelopes» have already begun to speculate — on Chinese trading floors and services with private ads, they can be bought at prices ranging from 1,000 ($ 154) to 1,999 yuan.