The Flipkart sale has officially started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, etc, while consumers will have to wait another day to check out the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale offers - unless you use Prime; for Prime members, the Amazon sale offers will become available on September 20 starting 12pm IST. Most mobile phone deals in Amazon sale will go live on September 21 only, the same day as the Flipkart. While you can already check out the best Flipkart sale deals, its arch rival is not too far behind either as several Amazon sale deals have been announced too, giving us a better look at what to expect from the sale.
First up are the Amazon sale deals on mobile phones. For Prime members only, the e-commerce brand will host a sale of the popular Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A smartphones on September 20. The newly announced 32GB variant of Mi Max 2 and HP Sprocket Printer will go on sale the same day as well, and there will be “launches from brands like Apple and Samsung.” 160 smartphones will be released as Amazon-exclusives in the sale, the company says, with up to 40 percent off on mobile phones by the likes of Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Moto, LG, Sony, and Panasonic.
As has become staple for Amazon sales, buyers can get a 32-inch TCL TV free with a 65-inch TCL 4K LED Smart TV at Rs. 94,990. There will be discounts on up to 40 percent on televisions, no cost EMIs, and up to Rs. 20,000 off on exchange of TVs in the Amazon sale. The Amazon Fire TV Stick will be available at a discount of Rs. 500, and Prime members will get an additional Rs. 499 cashback. Laptops will come with exchange discounts of up to Rs. 15,000, as well as no cost EMIs. Tablets will have 45 percent off, and exchange offers.
On electronics, there will be several “special stores” offering deals with at least 50 percent off, or minimum Rs. 15,000 for those hunting for deals.
The Amazon sale will offer up to 60 percent discounts on headphones and speakers, including 40 percent off on Bose QC 25 headphones. Wearables will be cheaper by up to 40 percent, with the range starting at Rs. 1,300, storage devices will come with discounts up to 60 percent, and no cost EMIs and up to 55 percent off on cameras and accessories. For gamers, PS4 consoles will come with minimum Rs. 1,800 off, and HTC Vive VR headset will be cheaper by Rs. 12,000.
As for Kindle devices, Prime members will get offers worth up to Rs. 5,000 on buying the e-readers, while non-Prime consumers will get discounts up to Rs. 4,500. On buying the official device cover with the Kindle Paperwhite, there is additional promotional content worth Rs. 2,000, while promotional content worth Rs. 500 will be offered with the Kindle on buying the device cover. Kindle Unlimited subscription will be available at Rs. 1,499 for the 12-month plan instead of Rs. 2,388, and Prime users will get Rs. 100 cashback.
Those who top up their Amazon Pay balance up to Rs. 5,000 (minimum Rs. 500) will get 10 percent cashback, and there will be 10 percent cashback on purchases made using HDFC credit and debit cards. Amazon has also joined hands with HDFC Bank to offer a new ‘Buy now, pay next year’ offer that allows shoppers to start paying installments in January 2018 for their purchases in this sale. Buying products worth more than Rs. 500 will provide customers flat Rs. 1,250 discount on domestic hotel bookings via Yatra.com, and flat Rs. 1,000 off on domestic flight bookings (minimum Rs. 5,000). 10 winners also stand a chance to get 1 year of free travel worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs as part of the Amazon sale offers.