Independence Day sales: It's the perfect time to buy your dream gadget
Ahead of August 15, Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm Mall have announced promising deals on a wide range of products.
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You are in for good news if you are planning to buy a new smartphone, or that new appliance or new gadget you've had your eye on for a while now. Ahead of August 15, popular e-commerce portals like Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm Mall have announced promising deals on mobile phones and a range of other popular products across multiple segments as part of their Independence Day celebration sales.
What's even better is that these sales – two of them starting today – won't end anytime soon, thus giving consumers ample time to make well thought out decisions. Paytm's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Independence will be a week-long affair as the new entrant to the e-commerce sector will keep offering attractive discounts and cash-backs to its customers until 15th. Flipkart and Amazon's sales, on the other hand, will last for a considerably shorter period; Flipkart's "Big Freedom Sale" ends on August 11, while Amazon's "Great Indian Sale" will conclude on August 12.
With the period of the three big-ticket sales clashing and three big name players from the e-commerce sector taking on one another, consumers can expect great deals and offers over the next few days, making this a great time to buy high-end phones, electronic goods, home appliances and even clothing.
Here are the best deals on offer:
Amazon's 'The Great Indian Sale'
Amazon India's "The Great Indian Sale" has something for everyone. With offers on gadgets, fashion, large appliances and other segments, Amazon is looking to give competition to Flipkart's flagship sale. With the ongoing sale, the e-commerce giant is not only looking to bring in new customers, but also plans to reward its existing ones with perks.
Amazon Prime members are being given early access to some of the top deals, along with cashbacks for Amazon Pay and credit or debit card holders of certain banks.
There are app-only offers available for a limited period only. The in-app purchase can also get the buyer an all-expenses-paid trip to Bali.
Coming to the deals, the best ones are on smartphones. Like most e-commerce sales, the usual suspect – the iPhone lineup – is on offer with heavy discounts. The 32GB variant of the iPhone 7 is available at Rs 42,999 – a discount of Rs 13,201 on the MRP – while the 32GB iPhone 6 is available at an attractive price tag of Rs 23,999.
Other popular phones from OnePlus and Motorola and Samsung are being offered at a discount of Rs 2,000.
Televisions, hard disks, and laptops are also available for as much as 40 per cent off, while accessories like headphones and power banks are being offered at 60-65 per cent discount.
Flipkart's 'Big Freedom Sale'
Flipkart's flagship sale, which ends a day before Amazon's sale, also brings with it great offers to woo consumers. For starters, there is a 10 per cent instant discount for users with HDFC credit or debit cards and also interesting exchange offers on phones.
Coming to the products on offer, the biggest discounts again can be found on phones. Flipkart here matches the 32GB iPhone 7's price on Amazon, but additionally gives users a chance to get up to Rs 15,600 off with its exchange offer. For example, the iPhone 6s 32 GB is also available at a Rs 11,000 discount plus a maximum exchange discount of Rs 15,600 bringing its effective price down to Rs 20,399.
Google's favourite, the Pixel XL 32GB is being sold at a close to Rs 20,000 discount – Rs 48,999 down from its MRP of Rs 67,000.
There are also discounts on TVs from brands like Sony, Vu, Onida, and Micromax while, laptops, DSLRs, and headphones are also being offered at attractive prices.
Paytm Mall 'Independence Day Sale'
Paytm, which took on competitors with its aggressive deals during the Paytm Pre-GST Sale, is back with "Independence Day Sale". This week-long extravaganza started on August 8 and will run into the Independence Day celebrations.
With discounts and cashback offers on a wide range of products - from laptops, smartphones, home appliances to apparel and accessories, Paytm Mall will attempt to make further inroads into the booming e-commerce sector.
The biggest offers again are on smartphones, with the iPhone 7 32GB variant available for a price Rs 48,735. This price, though not as attractive as the offers on Flipkart and Amazon, can be brought down by using cash back offer that will provide a further 18 per cent discount – of over Rs 8,000.
Apple, HP, and Lenovo laptops are also being sold with heavy cashback – up to Rs 20,000 – while home appliances like TVs and washing machines are being offered on cashbacks of up to Rs 20,000.
There are also great deals on DSLRs, headphones and other products.