After sell-out, Flipkart taking reservations for Moto G 16GB version

With extended shipping period

After going out of stock within 15 minutes of opening 16GB Moto G orders for the first time and then in one hour the second time, Flipkart is officially left with no Moto G 16GB stock. The retailer has thus decided to open reservations for the 16GB version.

Flipkart wants interested buyers to book their Moto G 16GB units to avoid last minute rush, in case the next stock too goes poof within a matter of hours. It will also give the company an idea of the demand, which it clearly has under-estimated.Moto G 16GB Reservations

The retailer is giving an expected shipping time of 10-20 days. So, if you book a Moto G 16GB version now, your order will probably reach your doorstep around the last week of this month.

The 8GB version is still in stock and if you don’t need too much storage, you might want to grab it to avoid the unnecessary waiting period but be sure about it. To give you an idea, around 5.5GB of free space is available for app installation or media storage in the 8GB version, while you will get around 13.5GB free space in 16GB variant.

Sales estimate

We have carefully studied the import data and found that Flipkart has imported (yes, Flipkart is importing Moto G directly as there are no distributors involved) three shipments of Moto G until now.

As a part of these shipments, Flipkart has got a total of 10,900 units of 16GB version and 14,600 units of 8GB. As we already know that 16GB is totally out of stock, so Flipkart has sold out the entire stock of 10,900 (+/- some units).

We however don’t have a clear idea about 8GB sales as the version is still in stock with the e-retailer but when Flipkart had initially opened the sales of Moto G, it had got only two out of three shipments of Moto G, thus the quick sell-out. The third shipment cleared customs next morning and was put for sale around noon, which had 4,800 units of 8GB version (of the total 14,600 it received). So, if the first two shipments of Moto G were indeed sold out within an hour of putting them on sale at midnight, Flipkart has at least sold 9,800 units of 8GB version.

From our calculations (it is important to note that these are out calculation and not the official data), we have gathered that Flipkart has most probably sold a total of 10,900 units of 16GB version and 9,800 units of 8GB version till now, out of which the 16GB units were sold out in just over an hour.

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21 thoughts on “After sell-out, Flipkart taking reservations for Moto G 16GB version


    (February 28, 2014 - 10:49 pm)

    I am moto g book! But not received one months!! It’s flipkard sarvices bed!


    (February 12, 2014 - 2:56 pm)

    I booked a moto G 16GB phone on Friday(7th,Feb) after reservations were opened. It said the phone’ll be shipped in 10-20 days. But today(12th,Feb) I got a mail from Flipkart that it has shipped the phone and that I’ll receive it on 14th.

    Really excited..! Thanks Flipkart, if u keep ur promise. πŸ˜‰


    (February 11, 2014 - 9:31 am)

    WTF …If they are not capable of doing delivery in time….y they are taking this project…..


    (February 9, 2014 - 1:59 am)

    It may not take 10-20 business days, as flipkart is the only seller currently


    (February 9, 2014 - 1:58 am)

    I booked one yesterday, don’t know how long it will take, website says 10-20 business days


    (February 8, 2014 - 7:43 pm)

    I booked on 5th @ 11:55 Pm i received a mail saying the item has been shipped & will be delivered on 8th still now signs of product reaching me πŸ™ ,,Called up the customer care ended up speaking to a rude CC executive who informed me to do what ever i want and they cannot deliver it before 10th..One of the worst experience with a customer service executive


      (February 8, 2014 - 7:45 pm)

      I agree flipkart customer service is pathetic .. they show attitude towards customer


    (February 8, 2014 - 4:28 pm)

    I booked (after reservations were opened) yesterday around 5PM. The offers are no longer available, but I received the phone within 18 hrs, by today afternoon 1PM

      Bhaskar Bharti

      (February 8, 2014 - 11:41 pm)

      That is strange. Are you in Bengaluru? They cancelled my order even when it was in stock. You got lucky, man.


        (February 9, 2014 - 2:00 am)

        Did U order it while it was in stock

          Bhaskar Bharti

          (February 9, 2014 - 11:24 pm)

          Yup, i ordered while it was in stock and then they refunded my amount with an apology. πŸ™

    Bhaskar Bharti

    (February 7, 2014 - 9:55 pm)

    I ordered a Moto G around 12:45 on 6th Feb. The order was successful. But after an hour, my expected delivery date was changed by fk to +7 days. Strange! Now i am worried about getting it on time. Plus, the product page says it contains charger as well as headset. However, the international version contains just the usb cable. I did try to ask FK to clarify this, but no response.


      (February 8, 2014 - 4:53 am)

      it did contain headset and charger
      but charger is not usb(non removable)
      and also the volume and lock buttons are metallic silver.

      I just received myn yesterday.
      but the screen has 2 tiny bubbles:'(
      need a replacement but they are currently out of stock.

        Bhaskar Bharti

        (February 8, 2014 - 11:39 pm)

        Oh man! That sucks. Guess what, i woke up with a SMS notification that my amount of Rs.13999 has been refunded. Moto G Out of stock. Not cool, FK. I did order on time.:(


          (February 12, 2014 - 10:58 am)

          Hey Bhaskar.. Even my order was first postponed then cancelled. If we ordered on time why would they cancel the order itself. And the worst part is they are not even compensating me for my wasted time. Let me know if you plan to order the phone again. And when u get it.

            Bhaskar Bharti

            (February 12, 2014 - 11:25 am)

            Hi Ankit, i did reserve the phone the very next day. No info after that. But ya cancelling the order, not cool.

        Piyush Nimesh

        (February 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm)

        Bubbles as in? bubbles would be between the screen and the temporary screen guard(plastic). Don’t say that it is inside the screen display.


    (February 7, 2014 - 9:49 pm)

    I book at 12:15 and at 12.16 it was out of stock ….


    (February 7, 2014 - 8:12 pm)

    Booked one… 70% offer on back cover is gone now.. So I’m going to get good case instead.. Hope they will start shipping with in a week.. can’t wait to get my hands on it.. πŸ™‚

      Mohammed Gouse

      (February 7, 2014 - 8:58 pm)

      Hey 70% offer is still there, have booked today itself. Try again πŸ™‚


        (February 8, 2014 - 6:53 am)

        No.. I’m getting only 90 Rs off on combo purchase

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