It’s that time of the year again when e-tailers offer huge discounts and go head-to-head to see who’s best. Of course, the real winner here is the consumer but it can get confusing to choose what you want to buy, especially when you realise your cart is overflowing with items that you have wanted for a while.
Flipkart is probably the most famous e-tailer in the country, having introduced the concept to India. Over the years, their fortunes have dipped and risen in equal measures but the company has never really compromised on it’s big blockbuster sales. To take on rival Amazon’s Prime Day sale, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days counters Amazon’s haymaker with a variety of deals in almost every category.
These include some quick-fire rush hour deals that last for a limited amount of time, blockbuster deals which are the marquee event, first time discounts and price crash offers. Rush hour deals will last from 4PM to 6PM for the four days the sale will go on. The blockbuster deals and price crashes will refresh every 8 hours during the sale.
There are a wide variety of discounts to sink your teeth into, the Pixel 2, Google’s homegrown Android flagship will see its price reduced to Rs 42,999 along with several offers on Android flagships from the likes of Samsung and Vivo. There are offers on Apple Watch series 3 and the iPhone X, if Android doesn’t quite cut it for you and Gaming laptops like the Acer Predator will also see price cuts.
State Bank of India (SBI) will offer 10 percent discounts on purchases made with it’s credit cards while Bajaj Finserv will offer No cost EMI’s on a variety of smartphones. Flipkart’s own mobile protection will be available starting at Rs. 49.
TV’s and home appliances will see up to 70 percent discounts and huge price cuts will be levied on beauty, fitness and fashion products too. The company also has exclusive deals on Google Home and Chromecast.
This is going to be your pitstop for all the best deals on the platform, so bookmark this page! The deals will start at 4pm today.
Since we are nice people (and get paid to do this for a living) we are going to list all the deals we feel offer the best bang for your buck.
The best rush hour deals
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC: For quick file transfers to and fro between devices, a microSD card has become essential for professionals. This particular one provides up to 98 MB/s speeds and the company says it has been tested to last in harsh conditions. Pick this one up for Rs. 599.
iVoltaa 3.1 Amp Turbo car charger: Try using Google Maps on your phone while it’s paired with bluetooth for all your music needs, then tell me you don’t need a car charger. This one comes with voltage protection and is designed to be used with most lighter ports in cars. Pick it up for Rs. 221.
Sennheiser HD 2.10 Headphone: These over the ear wired headphones provide a great mix between affordability and experience. On discount, they can be yours for nearly 49% off at Rs. 1,999.
Alcatel PIXI 4 16 GB 7 inch with Wi-Fi+4G Tablet: Yeah, yeah people don’t buy tablets anymore. Tell that to the guy on the metro who uses it as his personal boombox. Pick this one up for Rs. 5,999.
Televisions for as low as Rs. 19,999: Not much to say here except TV’s for really cheap. Which is always a good thing. Go buy them now!
Redgear Pro Series Gamepad: A great budget PC gamepad that is functional and under Rs. 1,000. Not much wrong here. Pick it up for Rs. 899.
The best blockbuster deals
Mi Mix 2: The sequel to the popular Mi Mix – which was one of the first bezel-less phones, with enhanced design and nearly 30% off the sticker price. Pick it up for Rs. 27,999.
Moto Z2 Play: A great Android phone with Google’s stock UI and some Moto enhancements. Grab it for nearly 50% off at Rs. 14,999.
Honor 8 Pro: Huawei’s well-reviewed smartphone is now available for nearly 34% off at Rs. 19,999.
Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Assassin’s Creed Origins bundle: Sure it may have lost out to PlayStation this generation but Microsoft’s console is still great and at 30% off, it’s the perfect time to pick one up for Rs. 22,490.
Acer Predator Helios gaming laptop: Acer’s gaming laptops offer great design and decent specs for the price, especially when it’s 30% off, pick this up starting at Rs. 63,990.
Flipkart’s SmartBuy Fast chargers: If you have lost one or are just looking for a replacement, you can pick these up for Rs. 299.
The best highlight deals
Intel powered gaming laptops: Gaming laptops from the likes of Acer, Asus, Msi and Lenovo starting for as low as Rs. 59,990.
Google Home: Google’s smart assistant speakers are also seeing good discounts with the Mini retailing now for Rs. 2,449 which nearly 46% off the sticker price and Google Home sees a discount of nearly 30%, which means you can pick one up for Rs. 6,999.
Google Pixel 2: Google’s Android flagship is available for Rs. 53,999, more if you avail the exchange and cash back offers, which can drive down the price to as low as Rs. 42,999
Logitech G102 Prodigy gaming mouse: Logitech’s G102 is a great entry level gaming mouse and now is 50% off on sale. Buy it for Rs. 999.
Google Chromecast 2: Google’s popular streaming hardware that made it easy for everyone to watch YouTube on TV. Oh…and supports a huge variety of apps. Pick it up at 30% off for Rs. 2,499.