Every week we handpick the best discounts on gadgets so that you don't have to waste time looking for the best price. This week, Amazon's Kindle e-readers are back at a discount, and we tell you where to get the iPhone 6 at the lowest possible price. There's a great deal on a set of wireless headsets for those who like to listen to their favourite music while working out, a DSLR deal we think you shouldn't miss, and a portable laptop that's great for everyday usage.
1. Discounts are back on Amazon's Kindle e-readers
If you missed Amazon's GOSF promotional pricing on the Kindle e-readers, you still have one more chance. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 1,000 on its all-new Kindle e-reader with touchscreen support, bringing down the price to Rs. 4,999 (regular Rs. 5,999). There's a flat discount of Rs. 2,000 on the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Paperwhite with cellular variants, which are now available for Rs. 8,999 (regular Rs. 10,999) and Rs. 11,999 (Rs. 13,999) respectively. Kindle e-readers are great devices for reading books when compared to regular tablet devices as they're easy on your eyes. The battery life on Kindle e-readers lasts a really long time, and that makes it a great e-reader for those who want to read on the go. These discounts are valid till January 1, 2015.
2. Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth Headset
Paytm is running a 50 percent cashback promotion on headsets. You can grab the Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth headset for as low as Rs. 3,724 (effective) which normally retails for Rs. 5,996 on Flipkart and Croma Retail. Use the promo code BT50 to get the cashback, which is normally credited within 24 hours of placing a pre-paid order, and within 24 hours of delivery for a post-paid order. The Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth headset is a great choice for those who like to listen to their music while working out. The flexible design fits quite comfortably, and doesn't move around while you're running or taking a brisk walk. It's lightweight, and quite easy to store while you're travelling.
3. HTC One (M8 Eye)
You can grab the HTC One (M8 Eye) (Review | Pictures) smartphone for as low as Rs. 33,800 (regular Rs. 36,500) this week. Use the coupon code EBAY10DEAL on eBay India to get a flat discount of Rs. 2,500. The effective price is lower than what most major online retailers are offering currently, but the stocks are limited. The HTC One (M8 Eye) features a Super LCD3 display, running a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels on a 5-inch display panel. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC which includes a quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor and an Adreno 330 GPU, supported by 2GB RAM. It comes with 16GB on-board memory, while there' a microSD card slot where you can add extra memory up to 128GB.
4. Apple iPhone 6 16GB
Paytm is selling the iPhone 6 (Review | Pictures) 16GB for Rs. 49,500 (effective) on a cashback offer. It's currently the lowest effective price you can get on the iPhone 6 16GB both online and offline. The EMI offers introduced by Infibeam, and several other offline retailers work great if you're going to buy the iPhone 6 on an EMI. You could still use this offer to get a better overall deal. The Rs. 4,000 that you get as a cashback can take care of your phone bills for around 3-4 months depending on your monthly average usage. Paytm will also accept returns in case you're not satisfied, within 5 days from delivery. All the iPhones sold on Paytm come with the standard 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Price: Rs. 49,500 (effective)
5. Snapdeal's 'Salebration' Sale on Electronics
Snapdeal is running a New Year promotion across all categories. The online retailer is promising a minimum discount of 20 percent on electronics during the sale. You can expect better deals than GOSF as Snapdeal has removed all seller fees till the middle of January next year. Some sellers might pass on these savings to customers in the form of a discount.
Under the promotion, Snapdeal will offer a select set of deals with limited stocks as deals of the day, and then there will be specific discounts on each category. Most of these discounts will not need any special promotional code, and the discounts will apply once the user adds a product to their virtual shopping cart. Don't miss the daily deals, and don't forget to check specific seller ratings before you hit the buy button.
Pro tip: Always opt for SD Fulfilled listings on Snapdeal, and check seller rating after entering your PIN code only as sellers are location-specific.
6. Asus 11.6-inch laptop
If you're looking for an ultra portable laptop, the Asus 11.6-inch laptop can be bought at an effective price of Rs. 19,750 after cashback. The laptop is normally available for around Rs. 26,500 on most major online retailers. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor (4th generation), supported by 4GB RAM. It ships with a 500GB hard drive, but you'll need to purchase your own copy of an operating system. The laptop is perfect for everyday usage. There's a memory card reader in-built, a VGA port for hooking up the laptop to an external display or a projector, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and one USB 3.0 port.
Price: Rs. 19,750 (effective)
7. Sony ILCE-3500J (With SEL1850 Lens) DSLR camera
You can grab the Sony ILCE-3500J DLSR for as low as Rs. 17,050 (effective price) this week, making it one of the cheapest DLSRs in the market currently. The camera normally costs around Rs. 23,500 online. It is available for around Rs. 22,800 in retail stores. You could use the Rs. 5,000 you receive as a cashback under this offer for purchasing memory cards, battery packs, or other camera accessories directly at Paytm, which makes this deal even more sweeter. The Sony ILCE-3500J comes with the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, and a 3-inch display. The camera comes with standard 2-year Sony India warranty, and ships with free transit insurance.
Price: Rs. 17,050 (effective)