Flipkart has announced the dates of its next big festive sale - named the Big Diwali Sale. The Flipkart sale will start on October 14 and end on October 17, and will offer deals and discounts across categories such as mobile phones, electronics, fashion, home and furniture, etc. In fact, the company is already hosting a sale on TVs and home appliances, which will continue when the Diwali sale comes around. No prizes for guessing that Amazon is hosting a sale on the same dates as well. Flipkart sale will see flat discounts, exchange offers, 20 percent cashback on PhonePe (maximum Rs. 200), 10 percent cashback on HDFC Bank credit and debit cards, and no cost EMIs (on over 4 lakh phones).
The e-commerce startup says it will offer discounts of up to 90 percent on certain products, and will also host 'Dhamaka Deals'. It is also touting special discounts for customers exchanging a list of smartphones. Flipkart will also host flash sales on each day of the sale at 12pm IST.
Let's start with the upcoming mobile deals during. Flipkart says its 'most popular phones' will be on discount during the Big Diwali Sale, specifically, the top three smartphones in three categories, rated by interest shown by consumers. The 'top sellers' category has the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K8 Plus, and Xiaomi Redmi 4A, in that order, while the 'budget phones' category has the Moto C Plus, Moto E4 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy J7-6. In the 'premium phones' category, the company has named the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S7, and iPhone 7.
Flipkart says there will also be one flash sale held on every day of the Big Diwali Sale at 12pm, starting with the Panasonic Eluga Ray X, which will be available at Rs. 6,999 (down from Rs. 8,999). Flipkart is also reiterating that the first sale of the Honor 9i will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 12am - the start of the sale. Finally, as we mentioned, Flipkart in its 'Goodbye to the old, welcome to the new' exchange deals, has listed exact discounts users will get when exchanging phones such as Redmi Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J7, Moto G3, Lenovo K4 Note, and the iPhone 5s.
The Big Diwali Sale on Flipkart will also have up to 80 percent off on electronics of select brands, including exchange offers and no-cost EMI deals. No specific offers have been mentioned on this front as yet.
As for the ongoing TV and Appliances sale, Flipkart is touting a minimum of 30 percent off on Sanyo TVs, up to 20 percent off on Sony TVs, up to 22 percent off on Vu TVs, and up to 40 percent off on Micromax TVs.