Hot online deals for Diwali 2012

With Diwali just around the corner, it’s time for indulgence and shopping, be it shopping for oneself, for family, for house or even friends. Diwali is also considered a very auspicious time for making big consumer electronic purchases, irrespective of whether you are a tech enthusiast or not. And what makes it all the more beneficial are the festive discounts and offers that different brands come up with. This ensures that you usually end up with a good bargain as the market is inundated with loads of attractive deals. And thanks to the boom of online shopping portals, your options have increased manifold. We’ve listed out some such lucrative deals for our readers.


Apart from the deals, Flipkart has waived off the processing fees for EMI

Apart from good deals, Flipkart has also waived off the processing fees on EMIs


Undoubtedly one of the most popular online shopping sites, Flipkart has geared up for Diwali. The details for the festive offers can be accessed from the banner on the homepage. It has been divided into Gadget Store, Accessory Deals, TV/Audio/Gaming, Lifestyle and other sections. Under the Gadgets Store, you will find discount and offers on mobile phones, tablet, cameras and laptops. On most of the products, apart from the discount and the freebies from the brand, Flipkart is providing a Flipkart e-gift voucher up to Rs.1,500. The Flipkart e-gift voucher offer is available on select mobile phones, tablets and cameras. Apart from this, Filpkart has waived off the processing fee on the three and six month EMIs for the festive season, i.e. till November 15. 


Purchase for more than 750 and you can be a part of the bumper lucky draw

Purchase goods worth more than Rs. 750 and you can be a part of the bumper lucky draw


For the festive season, HomeShop18 has lined up several deals for consumers. As a part of the festive bonanza, it is offering up to 70 percent off on mobiles and laptops. Also, if you shop for any product over Rs. 750, then you stand a chance to win daily prizes and even a bumper prize. It also has special offer on Samsung products. On purchase of any Samsung mobiles phone, camera or laptop –  you stand a chance to win a bike over and above the discount. Moreover, you are also eligible for the daily prizes and the bumper prize. Also, don’t forget to check the handpicked limited offer deals on a wide range of products.


Indiaplaza has a number of deals to choose from

Indiaplaza has a number of deals to choose from


Indiaplaza brightens up the festivities of Diwali with an array of offers for tech enthusiasts and others alike. The shopping site has some cool deals on mobile phones, cameras and other electronics and home appliances. Up for grabs are six phones with up to 41 percent off, portable storage devices with up to 72 percent off, among others.Though not as lucrative as other sites, Indiaplaza also offers small discounts on Samsung, Nikon and Olympus cameras. If you plan to buy a TV set this Diwali, then Indiaplaza has some dhamaka offers from Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Philips. The TVs range from 32-inch to 50-inch, with a discount of up to 28 percent. Overall, the site is a one-stop shop for your Diwali shopping with great discounts on almost all Diwali related goods from sweets to crackers.


If you are planning to buy TV then do check out the deals on Tradus

If you are planning to buy a TV, then do check out the deals on Tradus


Tradus celebrates the Diwali season with a plethora of offers on various tech gadgets. It is giving away up to 18 percent off on LCD TVs from renowned brands like Samsung, Sony and LG. If you plan to pick a tablet, camera or camera accessories, then you won't be disappointed, as there are too many options available on the site along with a Diwali discount of up to 45 percent. You will also find computer peripherals, portable storage devices and some nifty mobile cases at discounted prices. Tradus is also offering cashback Diwali bonanza offer, which means you can get back Rs. 2,000 on purchase of goods worth Rs. 5,000, Rs. 1,000 on purchase of Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 500 on purchase of Rs. 2,000. 


Indiatimes is offering additional discount of up to 5000

Indiatimes is offering additional discount of up to Rs. 5,000


Indiatimes Shopping has Diwali Dhamaka offer on phones, laptops, cameras, camera accessories, camcorders and TVs. Under computers, one will find tablets, portable hard drives, printers and other computer accessories. Compact cameras are on sale with up to 21 percent off. Along with the discounts, Indiatimes is also offering up to Rs. 3,000 off on purchases under the phones and computer section, and Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 5,000 on cameras and TVs respectively. This Diwali offer is valid up to November 13 and one will have to use the ‘DiwaliOffer’ coupon for additional discount. However, the website states that it’s a promotional offer valid for a limited period of time on first-come, first-served basis.


SnapDeal has some good offers on mobile phones

SnapDeal has some good offers on mobile phones


The popular daily deal site Snapdeal also has come up with some Diwali offers. You have plenty of deals to choose from. It has a section for mobile phones, where you will find phones from leading brands being offered at discounted rates. Additionally, Snapdeal also has the Apple iPhone 5 for sale, with the 16GB model available for Rs. 45,500 and 32GB model for Rs. 52,500. It also has one offer where you can buy one phone and get another for free. The brands here include Micromax, AirTyme, Vox, Akai and Maxx, amongst others. It also has offers on select laptop brands that include Lenovo, Asus, HP and Toshiba. In the cameras section, it has some good deals on Canon, Nikon and Sony. And if you were to buy a camera from Genius, then you will get free mobile phones from Kopper.


Zoomin has good limited period offer on select range of products

Zoomin has good limited period offer on select range of products


Even though Zoomin is primarily a photo store that specialises in photo prints, photo books and gifts, the site also sells gadgets. For the festive season, it has some great offers lined up for phones and cameras. Though limited in number, the deals are worth considering and most importantly, these offers are valid only till November 6. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S3 that is available on Flipkart for about Rs. 34,900, is available here for Rs. 32,999. It has select handsets from Samsung, Sony and Nokia, and cameras from Panasonic, Nikon, Fujifilm and Olympus. While Zoomin offers free shipping, it will take about 7-14 days to deliver.   


You will get good bargain for Sony Experia range here

You will get a good bargain for Sony Xperia range here


On this Diwali, the online shopping site Infibeam is offering super discounts on Sony mobile phones. It has put on sale mid to high-end Xperia line-up of Sony handsets including the latest Xperia tipo. Then there are Xperia U, P, S, tipo dual, neo, Sola and more. Infibeam also has a page showing some cool Samsung cameras at discounted prices that you could grab for this Diwali season. On purchasing a camera, you can also avail of a holiday voucher worth Rs. 7,000. Besides festive offers, you can also check out Infibeam’s phone section, which offers some really good discounts on mobile phones.


ITDepot too is offering festive discounts on limited range of products

ITDepot too is offering festive discounts on limited range of products


TheITDepot, a handy shopping website for hardcore techies, also has some devices on sale this Diwali. It has on sale chassis from NZXT, Corsair and Cooler Master, Asus graphic card, flash drives and webcam. Besides this, TheIT Depot has a range of computer peripherals that you can choose from. It also has a ‘deal of the day’ offer that puts on sale a select device with an attractive discount each day. You will also find products from AMD, Belkin and Antec. You can either call up and order via phone or buy online with its wide range of payment options.


eBay has deals that you can look at

eBay has deals that you can look at


One of the pioneers of online shopping in India, eBay has upped its game and apart from bidding and plain buying, it now also offers deals. For the festive season, it has on offer some exciting deals on a wide range of products including mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, TVs, pen drives, etc. and offers on average up to 40 percent discount on most products. If you opt for a product featured under the deals, then you can also enjoy the free shipping option.       

Apart from these online retail sites, even some brands have come up with festive offers. We have listed a few meaty ones that we came across. HP is offering a 16 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix digital camera worth Rs. 6,950. While the camera is free with HP Envy Ultrabooks, with other HP products, you will have to pay a certain amount if you wish to get the camera. You can check the details here. The offer is valid only till November 18. Samsung has announced several festive offers. If you buy a Samsung Smart TV or Samsung side-by-side refrigerator, then you will get the Samsung Galaxy tab 7.0 for free. Apart from this, if you buy a Samsung 3D TV, then you will get an Internet enabled 3D Blu-ray player with 3D movie pack worth Rs. 10,990 for free.

Acer has offers on its Aspire range of Ultrabooks and Notebooks. Apart from the free two-year extended warranty, its customers can choose from a free 14MP Fuji Camera or Philips 5.1 Speaker System. The offer is valid till November 20. Nokia India is offering free headsets with its Lumia range of smartphones, while with its Asha range of phones, it's offering travel vouchers from Yatra. Sony India has tied-up with the James Bond action thriller – ‘Skyfall’ and launched ‘This Diwali Bond with Sony’ initiative. Customers can be part of the lucky draw on purchase of select Sony products. There are about 1,800 prizes up for grabs, including Bravia TV, personal 3D Viewer, Xperia tablet and smartphones. Along with this, Sony also has other offers where it is giving away free digital photo frames and pen drives on purchase of select products.

These are but only a handful of deals. In the next couple of days, we could see many more portals, retailers and even brands announcing their festive offers. So don’t forget to check out the deals on the product you wish to buy, both online as well as offline. You never know which one will be sweeter. And if you are planning to place an order online, then rest assured that you will get your product delivered in time for the festivities, as most of the portals are offering express shipping, keeping the festive season in mind. But, of course, it’s always good to check before you go ahead.

Do you know any other portals or good deals that we have missed out on? Let us know.

Cover Image: Jagdish Limbachiya