Micromax reported on its Facebook Page that the shipment of its flagship device Micromax canvas HD has been delayed by 10 working days due to change in customs duty structure. And not only delayed but price of this device is also increased 500/- Rupees. The increase price is not applicable to those customers who have ordered device before Finance Bill announcement. Those customers have to pay old price money of device and those customers who ordered the device after Finance Bill announcement have to pay Rs. 14,499/-. And ‘as a token of gratitude’ Micromax is giving a free carry case for your Canvas HD worth Rs 700 for your patience and trust. And if you don’t want to wait long to deliver the device, you can cancel your order right now. Micromax will return your money shortly.
Snapdeal who is the partner with Micromax to sell devices also reported on its Facebook Page regarding this issue. And it also communicating to its customers via email and informing them about this issue of late delivery.As per the official sales data, the Canvas HD A116 has sold over 9000 units on the first day of its launch which is a tremendous response.
The smartphone is powered by a powerful 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, has 1GB of RAM, a clear 5 inch display with 1280 x720 pixel display resolution. It has a large battery of 2100 mAh and has a 16 million color IPS display. It comes with latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box.
You can read Micromax statement here-
The proposed Finance Bill announced by the honorable Finance Minister of India on 28th Feb 2013 has made certain changes in the customs duty structure on all mobile phone with MRP greater than Rs. 2000/-. Because of this and other procedural issues, the shipments of your Canvas HD have been delayed by 10 working days. Along with the delay, the price of Canvas HD has also been revised to Rs. 14,499.
We at Micromax, value your patience and trust. Therefore, we have decided to ship your Canvas HD at the original price you paid, without any extra cost being charged you.
And we are offering you a free carry case for your Canvas HD worth Rs 700 along with your purchase as a token of gratitude!
However, if you decide against waiting for delivery, we also promise to refund the entire booking amount at the earliest.