Recipe Auctions Have 2,000 Xiaomi, PS5, Nintendo Wii and More Cell Phones | Brazil

The Internal Revenue Service is organizing several auctions of seized goods involving electronic products, including more than 2,000 Xiaomi cell phones, headphones, iPads and all kinds of consoles – there are PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii and even PlayStation 3, according to a survey made by Techblog. The lots are available in the cities of São Paulo, Caxias do Sul (RS) and Campo Grande (MS).


Lot 7 of Caxias do Sul has PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch (Image: Playback / RFB)

The goods auctioned by the Revenue were seized for some irregularity – the reason is usually tax evasion. In the past, it was much more common to see iPhones in these batches; now, it is Xiaomi cell phones that make a strong presence.

Even with the inspection actions, IDC Brasil estimates that approximately 4 million smartphones will be sold in 2021 through the gray market, that is, without going through the entire process of legal importation.

IRS makes 3 auctions with electronics

The auction in Large field stands out for the huge number of smartphones from Xiaomi, in particular the Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9S. You must be a legal entity to auction these lots; the notice explains that the products can be resold upon “compliance with any requirements by Anatel”.

In Caxias do Sul, the auction brings few lots involving electronic products – but they draw a lot of attention. In one of the sets, we have 3 PlayStation 5 units, which is pretty hard to find – despite having broken record sales – plus a PS4, a Nintendo Switch and console controls. In another batch, there are Redmi cell phones, Xiaomi headphones and a host of accessories.

Even the auction of São Paulo includes Chinese branded handsets: One batch comes with 323 smartphones and 721 Xiaomi headphones, accompanied by more than 20,000 cell phone chargers. Another set stands out for its nostalgia in consoles, with PS3 (4 thousand units), DualShock 3 controller (4 thousand), PS Vita portable (1 thousand) and Nintendo Wii (277 units).

Lot 7 of auction in SP has Nintendo Wii, PS3 and PS Vita (Image: Playback / RFB)
Lot 7 of the SP auction includes Nintendo Wii, PS3 and PS Vita (Image: Playback / RFB)

How to participate in the IRS auction?

So you want to know how the IRS auction works to buy electronics? To do this, first of all you need to be up to date with your taxes, without any pending issues. Having this prerequisite, you must:

  1. obtain a digital certificate, which must be purchased separately;
  2. obtain an access code through the e-CAC Portal;
  3. visit the Revenue website and place your bid to buy the products.

Below are the links for each auction that we mention here:

Recipe Auction has Xiaomi, PlayStation and more

Lot 3 of SP has 323 Xiaomi cell phones (Image: Playback / RFB)
Lot 3 of SP has 323 Xiaomi cell phones (Image: Playback / RFB)

O Techblog then gathered the highlights of the three auctions that offer electronic products – such as cell phones, game consoles, headphones, among others. Please note that the lots mentioned below are only available to legal entities.

Batch City Main products Minimum bid
227 Large field 122 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 9A BRL 10,000
235 Large field 186 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi 9 BRL 30,000
237 Large field 241 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8 and Redmi Note 9S BRL 35,000
239 Large field 317 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 8A BRL 30,000
241 Large field 342 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9S BRL 30,000
243 Large field 352 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 7A BRL 30,000
245 Large field 278 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9S BRL 30,000
6 Caxias do Sul – 66 Xiaomi phones, including Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8A and Redmi 9A
– 14 Xiaomi headphones
– 748 chargers, 301 mini tripods, 637 films, 180 covers, 303 miscellaneous headphones
BRL 25,000
7 Caxias do Sul – 3 PlayStation 5
– 1 PlayStation 4
– 1 Nintendo Switch
– 35 controls
BRL 8,000
two São Paulo – 36 PlayStation 4
– 4 Xbox One
– 12 iPads
– 86 video game controllers
– 8,227 cell phone batteries, 2,700 memory card adapters, 600 car GPS trackers, 1,200 cables with GPS connector
BRL 75,000
3 São Paulo – 323 Xiaomi phones, including Mi 9T, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Mi A3
– 721 Xiaomi headphones
– 23,582 cell phone chargers
BRL 170,000
7 São Paulo – 4,226 PlayStation 3
– 4,112 DualShock 3
– 1,038 Sony PS Vita
– 277 Nintendo Wii
BRL 200,000

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