Lack of Chinese smartphone deals since Brexit

This is not meant as a troll, I just wondered if anyone else has noticed a sudden drop in smartphone deals from Chinese retailers on this website since the Brexit vote?

I imagine some of it has to do with the value of the pound but what else do you think is causing it if indeed it is happening?

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I don't really see the link, if it's cheaper than the elsewhere it would still be a deal just that the average price would be higher?

The day before the referendum was the peak of the £ against USD. It went high in the run up because it was a dead cert that we'd vote to stay in. I bought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16gb for £95 that day, and in the next couple of days it went up to ~£115.
I would say it is definitely why there are no deals, because it's pushed the prices back to where they were on release

Edit: Just had a look and the prices have gone down since, the 16gb is now ~£100
Edited by: "drasim" 25th Sep 2016

You're kidding right?

Search gearbest or Ali express and just look at the total crap that brings up.

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benjammin316

You're kidding right? Search gearbest or Ali express and just look at the … You're kidding right? Search gearbest or Ali express and just look at the total crap that brings up.



There's a couple of okay ones but there was an absolute deluge of stuff that went quite hot the year before the vote I thought. It was getting out of hand to be honest and frankly the tax arrangements were always questionable anyway. It's not a huge loss I guess.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 25th Sep 2016

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I just wondered if anyone else has noticed



No, because I don't look to buy tat.

sotomonkey

There's a couple of okay ones but there was an absolute deluge of stuff … There's a couple of okay ones but there was an absolute deluge of stuff that went quite hot the year before the vote I thought. It was getting out of hand to be honest and frankly the tax arrangements were always questionable anyway. It's not a huge loss I guess.




Should be banned from here them companies. People get suckered in to buying absolute jank phones.

sotomonkey

There's a couple of okay ones but there was an absolute deluge of stuff … There's a couple of okay ones but there was an absolute deluge of stuff that went quite hot the year before the vote I thought. It was getting out of hand to be honest and frankly the tax arrangements were always questionable anyway. It's not a huge loss I guess.



​would rather the tax arrangements benefit individuals in the UK than companies like amazon. as said above search gearbest alieexpress = loads of deals.

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MrScotchBonnet

No, because I don't look to buy tat.



You could be a bit flashy and put one in here


Edited by: "cchopps" 25th Sep 2016

Anyone noticed the lack of gingerbread men since Brexit? or is it just me......
Edited by: "drtongue" 25th Sep 2016

Anyone noticed how the world has imploded since Brexit?

Anyone notice the lack of remain threads since Brexit?

benjammin316

Should be banned from here them companies. People get suckered in to … Should be banned from here them companies. People get suckered in to buying absolute jank phones.



Is jank even worse that junk?

Anyone noticed the sudden drop in anti-Brexit threads since Brexit?
No, me neither.

shauneco

Anyone noticed how the world has imploded since Brexit?


It hasn't happened yet

Predikuesi

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jank


about the same then ?
only ever bought stuff that I needed,was really cheap,and that I didn't mind waiting for direct for china
mostly been very happy with it

thewongwing101

about the same then ?only ever bought stuff that I needed,was really … about the same then ?only ever bought stuff that I needed,was really cheap,and that I didn't mind waiting for direct for chinamostly been very happy with it



I bought a phone from China (Umi Rome) to use abroad. It was as I expected for the price (jank), but it is ok for the purpose.

Predikuesi

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jank



Never heard that word before, thanks

I think I liked urban dictionary better when it didn't have pictures

moneysavingkitten

I think I liked urban dictionary better when it didn't have pictures



I like it more

Meh, I assumed it was gonna be wude X)

Edited by: "deeky" 25th Sep 2016

deeky

I like it more :pMeh, I assumed it was gonna be wude X)



Couple of clicks on related stuff and it is

Qrunch

I don't really see the link, if it's cheaper than the elsewhere it would … I don't really see the link, if it's cheaper than the elsewhere it would still be a deal just that the average price would be higher?




Title made me laugh, think the Chinese thought "Brexit means no more phones" I hope they crack down on the safety of these sweatshop made fireballs!

The smartphone market has become so saturated that it has likely hit an unsustainable peak.

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Wouldn't use Aliexpress or Banggood for smartphones or anything of a greater value than £5.

Original Poster

Yes I hope they do too. I've been quite critical of them on the past on here. I wasn't commenting on the ethics of it here though.

If sales have gone down, maybe they'll be a small uptake in tax as people buy more phones domestically.
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