Moto G Turbo at Rs 4,999: Crazy Fake Deal, Marketing Gimmick or A Big Mistake?

Amazon India made buyers freak out yet again and this time, the Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone was the main culprit. Apparently an promo code 'GYJQJ3YW' went viral on the social media, which allowed buyers to order the smartphone at just Rs 4,999.

Moto G Turbo at Rs 4,999: Crazy Deal or Marketing Gimmick?

Just to recall the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone was released late last year at a price of Rs 12,499. It packs a 5 inch HD (1280x720p) IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip with eight cores clocked at 1.7GHz each. This is coupled with 2GB of RAM, 8/16GB of storage and 13MP rear camera with LED Flash.

Once the promo code went viral tons of Amazon users across India rushed to order their smartphone for what they thought to be limited 'promotional' price.

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Incidentally users had mixed feelings, with a few succeeding to place the order while a handful failing do the same too. As expected the smartphone eventually went out of stock at around 3pm in the afternoon.

Moto G Turbo at Rs 4,999: Crazy Deal or Marketing Gimmick?

Well, the biggest question in the mind of the successful buyers were - Would Amazon eventually ship the order? For those unaware Flipkart faced customer wrath in the past for accepting orders like this at darn cheap prices and eventually canceling them in bulk after a few hours. Incidentally Amazon as of yet doesn't have any such track records.

Sadly, though the buyers who had successfully order the Moto G Turbo smartphone didn't receive any expected delivery estimate! When a few users reached out to Amazon Customer service with their concern, the executives informed them that all orders placed at Rs 4,999 will be canceled as product was listed on the e-commerce portal with a wrong price tag.

Strangely though Amazon has already shipped a few products of Moto G Turbo Edition ordered at the aforementioned price point. A few report though state that Amazon will eventually cancel all the orders and call back the shipped packages via their courier.

Well, Amazon hasn't however canceled any orders as of yet. However there's still a possibility for the American e-tailer to do so in the next 48 hours. Keep your Finger Crossed!

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