tech2 News StaffDec 18, 2016 13:02:29 IST
It is the end of the year, and Flipkart wants to ring in Christmas early for shoppers with its Big Shopping Days sales festival. The Big Shopping Days sales will start from today and go on till 21 December. As is the case with Flipkart's sales, there are a lot of electronics deals on offer. Here are some the most interesting deals that you should look out for.
OnePlus 3 at Rs 18,999
The highlight being OnePlus 3 selling at Rs 18,999. Selling an Amazon Exclusive OnePlus 3 on Flipkart, is something that is under debate and even OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tweeted to Sachin Bansal, asking him what this was all about?
OnePlus and Amazon subsequently issued a press release and took out full page ads in newspapers reiterating OnePlus’ Amazon Exclusive status. In the statement, Amazon India and OnePlus advise customers to purchase the device only via the official channel, i.e. Amazon India, as they cannot “guarantee the authenticity of products sold elsewhere.
But it looks like Flipkart will go ahead with the sale at 4PM today, as the product page shows the OnePlus 3 at the Rs 9000 discounted price of Rs 18,999.
Flipkart, however, remains unconcerned, stating that its own model gives sellers the freedom to sell products at prices that they say fit, reports BGR. The company adds that “the prices and discounts offered are decided by participating brands and sellers.”
You can read out full detailed review of the OnePlus 3 here.
Exchange offers on Apple iPhone 7 and Google Pixel
Premium phones such as the Apple iPhone and Google Pixel are also being sold with exchange offers.
The Google Pixel / Pixel XL devices are being offered for discounts of up to Rs 25,000 on exchange with working devices. For instance, exchanging the Google Nexus 6P will get you Rs 13,190 off, exchanging Google Nexus 5X will get you Rs 10,280 off. Discount for exchanging a Xiaomi Mi 5 is Rs 12,200. Exchanging OnePlus 3 will get you Rs 14,000 off. Apple iPhone 6s Plus exchange seems to be the only device, which will get you a full Rs 25,000 off on the Pixel devices.
Apart from exchange offers, Flipkart is also offering No cost EMIs for 3 to 18 months across various banks. In case you want to continue EMIs beyon 18 months, then there is an EMI with interest offer which allows you to pay EMIs for 24 months with added interests.
Apple iPhone 7 is being offered at a 7 percent discount with prices such as: Apple iPhone 7 Jet Black: 128 GB for Rs 65,000 (down from Rs 70,000), 256GB for Rs 75,000 (down from Rs 80,000). Just like Google Pixel, there is an exchange offer as well for the iPhone 7, but the maximum exchange value is Rs 20,000.
Smartwatch and Fitness bands deals
Smartwatches are also being offered at discounted prices. The Apple Watch prices start from Rs 18,990 at a 26 percent discount. Motorola Moto 360 2nd gen and Moto 360 Sport are being offered at Rs 15,999. Asus ZenWatch 2 is priced at Rs 8,900, which is Rs 2,000 off of its regular price. The rubber strap variants of the ZenWatch 2 will be selling for Rs 8,900 whereas the metal strap variants will be selling for Rs 10,900 and Rs 14,900.
Huawei is offering its smartwatches at a discount too. The Huawei Smartwatch with the stainless steel strap is selling for Rs 20,999 (Rs 2,000 off) and the one with the leather strap is going for Rs 17,999 (also at Rs 2,000 off). Fossil smartwatches are also selling for discounts across its range.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness bands are being offered at Rs 9,900 at a Rs 4,000 discount. We had recently tested the Gear Fit 2 and were quite impressed with it. "The Gear Fit 2 however is for the pure fitness junkie. It’s an excellent tracker. It has a vivid looking display and a satisfying battery life. Even the UI on the band feels cleaner and more intuitive. The accompanying app can seem overwhelming at first, but once you start using it, it is actually useful and informative," concluded our review. You can read the full review.
Fitbit is offering its fitness wearables for a minimum of 25 percent discount. For instance, the Fitbit Charge 2 is selling for Rs 11,242 (down from Rs 14,900), Fitbit Charge HR is selling for Rs 10,043 (down from Rs 14,990), Fitbit Alta is going for Rs 9,742 (down from Rs 12,900), finally the Fitbit Flex is being offered at Rs 6,367 (down from Rs 8,490) and finally, the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch is selling for Rs 13,990 (down from Rs 19,990).
As is the case with most sale days, banks also pitch in with their offers. In the Big Shopping Days sale, Flipkart has partnered with SBI Bank to offer discounts to the SBI Bank credit and debit card holders. Customers buying smartphones, laptops and TV sets will get a flat 10 percent discount. But to get this offer the minimum transcation value has to be Rs 5,999 and maximum cashback of Rs 1,500 can be availed. Apart from SBI, there are others such Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders will get an extra 5 percent off (maximum of Rs 200). Also customers of Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC, ICICI, IndusInd, HSBC, Standard Chartered and SBI credit card holders can also opt for an EMI option on products.
Apart from these offers, there are a lot more discounts as well on Cameras, Tablets, mid-range and budget smartphones and TVs as well.
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