Diwali 2016 is almost here, and it looks like the top e-commerce websites in India are still continuing with their sales and offers. Amazon India is hosting its third sale this festive season with the ‘Great Indian Festival’ now taking place on October 25-28. Amazon will offer lightning deals during this sale, which starts tomorrow; the deals will last only for a short duration. Flipkart is also hosting its ‘Big Diwali Sale’ starting October 25-28 and has been hosting a TV and appliances sale from October 21-24. Snapdeal’s Unbox Diwali sale will continue from October 25-October 27. Here’s a look at the top offers from each e-commerce website.
Amazon is focusing on ‘Lightening deals’ which need to be claimed before the timer runs out. Users will need to be signed into their Amazon account, and will have to go to the Lightening Deals widget to check these out. A bar below the item also shows how many items are left in the deal, and if something is unavailable, a user will have to sign up on the waiting list. Customers get only 15 minutes to complete the transaction on these lightning deals, so make sure you credit/debit card is close by.
Amazon is offering an additional 15 per cent cashback for customers using SBI Bank’s debit and credit cards. Some of the deals on Amazon India are iPhone 6 Space Grey with 128GB storage at Rs 46,999, Sony Xperia XA Dual at Rs 16,733, which is 20 per cent off on the price. Asus Zenfone 2 is also available at Rs 15,999.
Amazon’s sale also has quite a few discounts lined up on television sets from TCL, Micromax, and if you’ve been in the market for a budget LED TV with 32-inches or more as the screen size, this is a good time to buy. The television sets are starting at Rs 10,000 and you might be able to get a great deal depending on budget and specifications. For instance, the Sony 32-inch Bravia HD LED TV is available at at Rs 8,799 on Amazon.
Additionally there are discounts on routers, headphones and laptops. Some of the earlier deals we saw on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 still continue. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Core i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage is still available for Rs 73,990. The Apple MacBook Air with 8GB RAM is still an option at Rs 61,999, although with Apple launching new ones soon the price might fall more in the coming days.
Also fitness bands from Fitbit are available at discount, and the new Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch has a 20 per cent off and is available at Rs 15,999 on the website.
Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale will offer additional 15 per cent cashback when using Citi Credit and Debit cards to users who make purchases during this period. The maximum cashback is Rs 3,000. Flipkart is also hosting a ‘Cracker Quiz’ where users will get a chance to win Rs 1,000 gift cards every day by answering six new questions. Also one lucky customer shopping for TVs and appliances during the Big Diwali Sale can win a Flipkart gift card worth Rs 1 lakh everyday. iPhone 7 is also up as a prize and Flipkart will give out five of these everyday.
Samsung’s Galaxy On Nxt is also launching on Flipkart along with exchange offers. Flipkart is also offering exchange offers on the premium Moto Z, and Moto Z Play. For those interested in budget smartphones, Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime will be up for grabs on the site everyday at 12 noon with exchange offers.
Other offers to consider are: Vu’s 50-inch Ultra HD 4K LED TV at Rs 46,989 with No interest EMI. Micromax’s 40-inch Full HD Smart LED TV also has a 33 per cent discount and the price is Rs 26,489.
Flipkart also has discounts on refrigerators, washing machines and water purifiers. Plus the Apple Watch is available at Rs 19,900 for those who wanted to grab one.
Snapdeal’s ‘Unbox Diwali Sale 2016’ also continues as it has for most of October. This time the dates are October 25-27. Snapdeal will have deals on the Redmi Note 3 (32GB version) as well as the Micromax Canvas Spark 3. Other phones on discount will be iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, Lenovo A1000, etc.
Snapdeal is also offering upto Rs 10,000 off on exchange for the Redmi Note 3. Snapdeal will also have discounts on television sets, home appliances as well for those looking to upgrade.
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