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April 5th, 2020, 3:57 am
Why does the universe put us in Catch 22 situations like this? Is it a test? How are we supposed to deal with it?
Probably you are being punished for your sins in a previous life. The way to deal with it is accept the punishment and make sure you don't do something bad between now and death that will cause you to be reborn with an even worse fate.
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Finally got a response from Xiaomi Hong Kong:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for inquiry.
This is Hongkong customer service centre.We only accept products authorized by Hong Kong official authorized channels (Hong Kong MI, Hong Kong Xiaomi official website and CSL), you can also find product anti-counterfeiting inquiries on the lower left of Xiaomi Hong Kong official website to check whether your mobile phone is genuine Hong Kong, if not genuine The repair center will not accept the after-sales service of the product. If you need to repair, please bring the purchase vouchers (such as documents, order numbers, receipts, etc.) to the repair center for testing. Non-human performance failures during the warranty period are repaired for free. The product condition is subject to the engineer's test results and the treatment plan provided.
Xiaomi authorized exclusive service center
Business hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00-20:00 Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Address information: Room 03,05-06, 20th Floor, Hollywood Business Center, Mong Kok
Phone number: +852 3104 1078

Thank you for your support and attention towards XiaoMi.

Any other questions,please feel free to contact us:service.hk@xiaomi.com .

Best Regards.
The thing is, the ebay seller has all the receipts and documents, so it looks like I would have to send the phone back to the seller if I wanted to use the warranty. But what if he vanishes? Geez. There's also something on Ebay called Squaretrade that covers the phones for two years. It seems like a good deal, but not every phone seller offers it in their auction page.
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Shemp wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 4:21 am
Winston wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 3:57 am
Why does the universe put us in Catch 22 situations like this? Is it a test? How are we supposed to deal with it?
Probably you are being punished for your sins in a previous life. The way to deal with it is accept the punishment and make sure you don't do something bad between now and death that will cause you to be reborn with an even worse fate.
Gee that sounds so fatalistic. lol. I thought you Americans all believe that destiny is in our hands, and that fate doesn't exist, and that everything is up to us and that we are the master of our own fates? lol. At least that's what Americans always like to believe, and often say.

Or if one has bad karma, then one can accumulate good karma by helping others, forgiving others, showing sympathy and compassion, etc. Like it says in these teachings and lessons of Liao Fan:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72C3WFW_Fmo
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If anyone wants a phone that's perfect for travelers and inexpensive, this is perfect for you. The Poco M3, designed by Xiaomi, a high quality inexpensive phone brand from China that keeps its prices down and spends all its money on innovation, not advertising. The Poco M3 is perfect for travelers because it has a 6000 mah battery life, which is huge and means you will never have to worry about running out of battery while on the road. Even the newer flagship phones only have 5000 mah battery life, not 6000. Plus it has dual stereo speakers (at the bottom and top) so you can play music in good loud stero quality. And its hardware is good quality, smooth and stable, like iphone is. My Xiaomi phone has been the most smooth and stable phone I've ever had, not perfect but much better than other brands, including Samsung.

The only drawback to the Poco M3 is that it doesn't have that ultrawide camera that many new phones have, but I don't think that's a big deal and not really necessary. Plus the ultra wide shots tend to not be good quality anyway.

Here is the Poco M3 on Amazon.com for a little over $200. If you are in Asia, you can get it at online malls -- since it's out of production and no longer available on the Poco or Xiaomi website -- for cheaper than that, around $130 if you get the version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. It seems that US sellers of Xiaomi phones mark up the price by adding an extra $100 to the market value, which sucks. There's also a version with 128 GB ROM too.

https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Smartphon ... B08N59PPTG

https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-M3-Smartp ... B08P4MHKY9

https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-M3-Smartp ... B08P4MHXFV

https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-M3-Smartp ... MVMDF?th=1

You can also get it on Ebay, but the Ebay sellers also mark up the price by 100 or 150 dollars over the market value, so they are quite greedy.

Here are two good reviews for the Poco M3 by the top phone reviewers on YouTube, such as GSM Arena.



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Check this out. Apparently there is now a way to remove bloatware from your phone without having to root it, using free online programs. See the instructions below.



How to remove bloatware for XIaomi phones.

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This topic helps me a lot! Thanks
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Those links have since died or the phones are no longer available. However if you go on Amazon and search for Android phone or smart phone you will find the latest available. You can get them rather cheap now depending on specs.
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June 11th, 2022, 8:01 am
Those links have since died or the phones are no longer available. However if you go on Amazon and search for Android phone or smart phone you will find the latest available. You can get them rather cheap now depending on specs.
You can try ebay too. Or other Amazon links.

Yes the new phones have more RAM and storage. However the newer Xiaomi phones only have 5000 mah battery, not 6000 mah like the ones I mentioned, and the stereo speakers aren't as good as the phones I recommended, becausae usually top speaker is weak and lower quality, and only the bottom speaker is good. Hence you don't get a true stereo dual speaker experience. I watched the reviews on GSMArena.com and their YouTube channel for all the latest models. So the newer models don't have the features I wanted. For me the speakers and battery life are the most important. Not the RAM or internal storage.

The RAM thing could be a scam too, because no matter how much RAM you have, the system always uses half of it and a mysterious "Other" category in your phone uses up even more. So it could be a scam and marketing trick where they just change the numbers to make it look higher, but there's really not much difference.
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