Flipkart is currently India’s biggest online retail giant and is all set to be largely acquired by Walmart. However, all might not be well for the company, with recent reports accusing Flipkart of selling pirated products on their website.
Also… @flipkartsupport sucks! They shunned down my question on piracy of the product to them as "irrelevant"! Find the screenshot! Don't buy from Flipkart! They promote Piracy! #FlipkartPromotesPiracy @UbisoftSupport @Flipkart @amazonIN pic.twitter.com/7sEPMYgt5U
— Vidit Sahni (@SahniSpeaks) July 18, 2018
As reported in a tweet by Vidit Sahni, a resident of New Delhi, Flipkart is selling plenty of PC games being listed for “offline use only”. Upon further checking out the items, the description clearly states that it is a cracked game, and you can install it by disabling your antivirus and proceeding with the installation.
He further highlighted a game, FIFA 18, which was listed for just Rs. 799 on Flipkart, with the description being “NOTE: THERE IS A CRACK ONLY NO DIGITAL CODE”.
“Before installation, the game first off your internet and antivirus. 1. All CD file copy in your pc 2. Setup File Click 3. Install the game 4. Install finish and open the game and enjoy your game,” the description reads out in broken English.
It is quite astonishing that Flipkart is openly selling pirated cracked games for purchase on their portal. What’s worse is the fact how Flipkart initially dealt with the situation. Following his findings, Vidit went on to raise a complaint, posing the following question:
“Why is Flipkart selling pirated products? The product description itself shows that the game is installed using a crack. Isn’t it a serious oversight? And this is not the only game.”
However, Flipkart responded to the query by disapproving the question itself. “Reason for not-approving the question: Irrelevant question,” stated Flipkart.
Despite giving the above response, Flipkart has since then removed these listings from its website. Nonetheless, the actual behavior from Flipkart hasn’t been good, and it is quite astounding that such an act was allowed in the first place.
Update: Official Statement from Flipkart
We reached out to Flipkart yesterday, and they responded with the following statement:
“Flipkart is a marketplace which helps sellers connect with customers across the country. We observe a zero tolerance policy on incidents where sellers are found violating rules pertaining to copyright, quality or genuineness of a product, or any other applicable laws of the land. As a responsible marketplace, we have immediately removed the concerned products and blacklisted the seller on our platform.“
Flipkart should be avoided as recently ignored the complaint as I had raised that seller selling fake products mainly small items.
Not Only Flipkart, almost all shopping sites sells Pirated games or cracked games.
Flipkart is also selling fake products as “RAM” of laptop
After walmart buy flipkart price is drop of laptop seller just trying to do politics to decrease flipkart goodwill.ppl from commerce will understand it y walmart not able to come in India.before walmaet come price of laptop or games r too high even double in many model compare to foreign .even we import we get it in less price than indian price .seller point of view they hate walmart ????
If local market can sell pirated games y online cant lol y we should buy 3x price than pirated games even we dont hv speed network to ply it on online
Don’t buy games from Flipkart. Buy it from DRM’s like steam or origin. They give better discounts too. For consoles use their respective stores
This is what happens when Indians start a company. Unlawful business and third class customer support. It was Indian media who licked the ass of the makers of Flipkart. I noticed their greed and lack of moral values from day one. Do world of competitive market a favor and use Amazon. I hope EA games sues Flipkart to brink of bankruptcy.
This is true, I bought uncharted 4 for the ps4 and it didn’t arrived original packing, and the case seemed like it was used, wrote this the review, and it was taking down
Finally some one spoke about it ,movies or games piracy is piracy .!!!
Even Snapdeal sells firstcopy shoes.
Ha ha how funny.what’s the point in selling “pirated games” as people get them for free. Do they think people are mad!?