With hundreds of thousands of people purchasing devices online, and companies like Xiaomi selling out their stock within seconds, it is no secret that it becomes very difficult to snap up that one phone you wanted. Enter, BuyHatke. BuyHatke is a Bangalore-based startup and offers price comparisons and information on products you might want to buy. What it also does is run as an extension to Google Chrome, working with FlipKart, Amazon, and over 70 other online sellers.
When a device, say the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, goes on sale, and your browser with the extension is running with you logged into the site where the product is on sale, BuyHatke will automatically add that product to your cart, ensuring that you get the device when it releases without having to wait for further stock.
The Redmi 1S starts shipping on September 2 for just $99 (~5,999 Indian Rupees) and sports mid-tier specs, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, a 4.7″ 720p display, an 8MP Camera, and Dual SIM capability. It also runs Xiaomi’s custom Android version, MIUI v5.