The great American discount festival aka Black Friday is back. You don't necessarily need to be in the US to enjoy some of the discounts in the Black Friday sale. Black Friday is a great time to buy computer components, electronics, and other crucial accessories which otherwise sell at a crazy price tag in India. For products that do not ship directly to India, you should use an external shipping service like these.
We will be updating this piece as other deals go live. Check back later for more Black Friday sale offers.
Corsair Gaming K70 mechanical keyboard
If you are looking to pick up a fancy mechanical keyboard for gaming, the Corsair Gaming K70 keyboard is down to $139 on Amazon as part of its Black Friday deals. Add another $37.58 for shipping and import fees to India, and you still end up with a pretty decent price. The keyboard comes with an anodized brushed aluminum frame and large font keycaps. The RGB LED backlight makes the keyboard look great in the dark.
Price: $177 (roughly Rs. 12,200)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016)
Thinking of getting the new MacBook Pro from US? A top rated seller on eBay is offering the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch bar (256GB variant) at a discount of $100, bringing down the price to $1,699. That's a pretty sweet Black Friday deal if you can get someone to carry along the laptop personally. Even if you use an external shipping service like Shop and Ship or Bordelinx, the effective price including import duties would be very competitive to the Indian pricing.
Price: $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1.17 lakhs)
Fossil Q Grant smartwatch
Most smartwatches try hard to not look like conventional mechanical watches. But if you prefer a good-looking watch with a few smart features, the Fossil Q Grant is worth a shot. The smartwatch is down to $86.99 (MRP $175) on Amazon during the Black Friday promotional sales. The watch comes in a 44mm case and a leather band. It is compatible with both Android and iOS powered smartphones. You can get notifications from your smartphone on the watch. The watch can also withstand 3 ATM worth of immersion in water.
Price: $86.99 (roughly Rs. 6,000)
Samsung 850 Evo SSD
Another good piece of electronics you can buy during Black Friday sales is an SSD for your desktop or laptop. Amazon has knocked down the prices of Samsung 850 Evo SSDs in almost all variants. The 250GB variant is down to $79 ($26 for shipping and import fees additional) and the 1TB variant is down to $249.99 ($76.94 for shipping and import fees additional). Even after factoring in the added costs of shipping and customs, the effective prices are still cheaper than Indian selling prices. If you are looking to add a new life to your old laptop or desktop, adding an SSD is a good idea apart from RAM.
Price: Starts at $105 (roughly Rs. 7,300)
HP Spectre x360
HP is offering a great Black Friday deal on its Spectre x360 convertible laptop. The laptop has been discounted by $500 for Black Friday sales, bringing down the price to $999.99 (MRP $1,499.99). The laptop features a 13.3-inch QHD OLED touch display, and is powered by the sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor. It includes 8GB worth of RAM and a 256GB SSD. If you want to save on shipping and customs, you should ideally ask a friend or relative to carry one for you in case they're visiting during the holidays.
Price: $999.99 (roughly Rs. 69,000)
Arlo security system
Netgear's Arlo security system cameras are down to $99 (MRP $179.99) for the single-camera variant and $199.99 for the two-camera kit as part of Black Friday sale. If you are keen on deploying a security camera at the home or office, minus all the hassles of installing ugly cables all over, the Arlo is a perfect solution. It can also double up as a baby monitor if you need one. The cameras can be easily installed, and help you live-stream content over the internet to a mobile app on your smartphone. The cameras are also weatherproof so you can install them just about anywhere around the house.
Price: Starting from $99 (roughly Rs. 6,800)