The last few weeks have been a daze of BlackFriday activities, most of which have not been worth my time. But I did get a deal out of it. The Kenxinda KXD W50 is not a popular phone model. Kenxinda isnt a popular brand either. But a 5-inch phone with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage for N10,000 is still a steal.
But let me tell you about some of the disappointing experiences I had with Nigerian Black Friday deals.
Konga led the pack woth their attempt to scam unsuspecting buyers with an offer for the Camon 11 Pro. The Konga website claimed to offer the phone at a discounted price of N76,000 down from N96,000. The catch is that the phone costs N76,000 normally.
That Konga BlackFriday deal was no deal but a scam.
Slot had some interesting offers on a dedicated Black Friday page. The discounts were real and big enough to get me interested. But before I jumped in, I was curious, so I asked an online representative for the time frame for delivery. The reply: 7 to 14 days.
No; thank you. Goodbye and God bless. Why would you want to keep a buyer waiting for that long after a purchase?
About the Kenxinda KXD W50 Black Friday deal
I had given up on Black Friday and was minding my own bisiness when I saw an ad for a “KXD W50” on a site. The offer was for N17,000 down from N20,000.
It wasn’t the offer that got my attention. A N3,000 discount on a N20,000 phone was no authentic Black Friday deal. What got my attention was the name.
This was a relatively unknown brand and model, and I was curious once again. So I clicked through and was taken to a page on Jumia. The specs for Kenxinda KXD W50 read:
- Screen: 5-Inch, 854 x 480 pixels Display
- RAM: 1GB,
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- External Memory: microSD card up to 64GB
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6580
- Rear Camera: 5MP
- Front Camera: 2MP
- Software/Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Battery: 2100mAh
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Network: 2G, 3G
And then, I saw another offer for the same phone that had a N9,990 price tag on it. Are you kidding me? A phone with such specs would normally cost in the range of N15,000 to N20,000.
I know the KXD W50 costs N16,000 normally, so snapping it up for N10,000 isn’t a bad deal at all.
And then the delivery information on Jumia said the phone would get to me between Friday 30th November and Wednesday 5th December. It sounded just right and I was bored, so I ordered it.
All other things being equal, I will have a red Kenxinda KXD W50 to play with and review within a week. If that happens, maybe Black Friday 2018 hasn’t been so bad afterall.
The P20 Pro for N31,999?
Just as I was going my merry way once again, I spied a “P20 Pro” offer for a mouthwatering N31,999. Who wouodnt freeze to take a closer look? Call me long-throat or whatever. You would have taken a look too.
Turns out this is a “Generic Hoot P20 Pro”, not the Huawei P20 Pro. No, thank you. I am done with Black Friday.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.