Amazon has kicked off its Great Indian Festival sale this afternoon with special early access to its Prime subscribers. The Amazon sale will be open to everyone else at midnight. Select deals have gone live for Prime members, and we've picked out some of the best deals in smartwatches, smartphones, big-screen TVs and more. Most Amazon sale offers on mobile phones, of course, will become available on Thursday only. Apart from the flat discounts, you can also get an additional 10% cashback on HDFC Bank credit and debit card payments, subject to a maximum cashback of Rs. 4,500 per card on a minimum order of Rs. 5,000. The cashback will be credited to your account by 24 December 2017.
You can also pay using your Amazon Pay Balance. Amazon is offering cashback on select large appliances up to Rs. 4,000 for Prime subscribers. If you buy an LED TV, refrigerator or a washing machine that includes the offer, you'll be eligible to receive up to Rs. 4,000 in cashback if you pay with your Amazon Pay balance. Check out the best deals on Amazon sale for Prime members available on September 20.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB
The Mi Max 2 64GB is now available on Amazon for Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999), and, as mentioned above, the deal is exclusive to Prime members only. The Mi Max 2 features a 6.44-inch full HD display and comes with a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, supported by 4GB RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This is a pretty sweet price for a phone with these specifications.
Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999)
Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Fire TV Stick can help turn your regular big-screen TV into a smart TV. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 500 and another Rs. 499 as cashback when you join Prime. So effectively, the Fire TV Stick can be yours for around Rs. 3,000 (MRP Rs.3,999) after the cashback. The Fire TV Stick can be attached to any TV using an HDMI port. It comes with a Bluetooth based remote and also includes voice search for Prime Videos and YouTube. You can install Android based apps on the Fire TV Stick such as YouTube, Netflix, NDTV, etc.
Price: Rs. 3,499 (MRP Rs. 3,999)
Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch laptop
If you're looking for a thin laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch could be a good fit. Currently down to Rs. 34,990 (MRP Rs. 45,090) in the Amazon sale, the laptop features a 14-inch display and is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core i3 processor, supported by 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 out of the box. It's a pretty decent machine in case you want to run basic operations such as web browsing, watching movies, documentation work, etc.
Price: Rs. 34,990 (MRP Rs. 45,090)
Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Space Grey
Amazon has discounted the Apple Watch Series 2 42mm down to Rs. 28,999 (MRP Rs. 34,900). The deal is currently exclusive to Prime members. The Watch Series 2 comes with built-in GPS and is powered by the S2 dual-core processor. It runs watchOS 3 out of the box and can be upgraded to watchOS 4. The Series 2 features a brighter OLED Retina display that is twice as bright as the first-generation Apple Watch.
Price: Rs. 28,999 (MRP Rs. 34,900)
As part of the Amazon sale offers, the Kindle Paperwhite is available at a discount of Rs. 3,000, bringing down the price to Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999). That's a pretty good deal, especially if you bundle it with an HDFC Bank payment method or simply use your Amazon Pay balance for more cashback. The Kindle Paperwhite contains a backlit display which allows you to read in the dark. The battery can last for several weeks depending on your usage. Amazon is also offering discounts on eBook purchases if you bundle your Kindle purchase with a case from Amazon.
Price: Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999)
TCL 49-inch full HD LED TV
The TCL 49-inch full HD LED TV is down to Rs. 26,990 (MRP Rs. 30,990) for Prime members. The LED TV comes with two HDMI ports and two USB ports. If you are in the market for a big-screen TV minus all the bells and whistles. The TV comes with 18-month manufacturer warranty and the installation will be carried out by TCL representatives.
Price: Rs. 26,990 (MRP Rs. 30,990)
Ticwatch 2 smartwatch
The Ticwatch 2 smartwatch is down to Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) on Amazon's Great Indian Festival Sale. The deal is currently limited to Prime members only. You can get a no-cost EMI offer with select credit cards, for a specific EMI period. The smartwatch can pair with iOS and Android devices. It can carry notifications from the phone and users can interact with the smartwatch using voice commands.
Price: Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999)
Samsung 43-inch full HD LED TV
The Samsung 43-inch full HD LED TV is down to Rs. 35,990 (MRP Rs. 48,900) on The Great Indian Festival sale. The TV includes three HDMI ports and a single USB port. It comes with two built-in speakers rated at 7W each. The TV includes support for Samsung's ConnectShare which enables users to plug in their hard drive or flash drive to view content.
Price: Rs. 35,990 (MRP Rs. 48,900)