iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are set to go on sale in India on Friday, a week after the successors of last year's Apple flagships went up for pre-orders in the country. Amazon and Reliance Jio had announced offers for the two models that bring down the price of the handsets, and now Flipkart has joined the fray as well. When used together, the Flipkart offers on iPhone 8 can bring down the price of the base model to as low as Rs. 31,100. Similarly, the effective prices of iPhone 8 Plus will go down to Rs. 40,100.
As part of the iPhone 8 offers, Flipkart is providing exchange discounts of up to Rs. 23,000. So if you have an iPhone 7 and want to upgrade to its successor, you will get Rs. 20,000 flat discount on the price, while exchanging the iPhone 7 Plus will fetch discount of Rs. 23,000. Therefore, the price will of iPhone 8 64GB will go down from Rs. 64,000 to Rs. 41,000 on exchanging the iPhone 7 Plus; you will have to pay Rs. 100 as pick-up charges for your old handset.
Now, you can reduce the effective price by another Rs. 10,000. For this, you need to make the purchase via Citi Credit or World Debit cards, and you will get Rs. 10,000 as cashback; this offer is not applicable on corporate cards though. The offer is valid till 5:59pm on September 29 on pre-order transactions only, and the cashback will be credited on or before December 30, 2017. Be sure to check the seller's name while making the pre-order as the offer is applicable only on transactions made via Shreyash Retail Pvt. Ltd. (SuperCom Net) on the Flipkart platform.
Used in conjunction with the exchange discount, this offer brings down the effective iPhone 8 price to Rs. 31,100, and Rs. 40,100 for the iPhone 8 Plus for the base variants. Similarly, the 256GB iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus variants can be purchased at Rs. 44,100 and Rs. 53,100, respectively.
There's also no cost EMI option for purchased made via American Express, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Citibank, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, SBI, and Yes Bank for a period of up to 12 months.
Amazon is also offering exchange discount of up to Rs. 12,100 on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, along with the no cost EMI option. Reliance Jio has partnered with Citibank to offer Rs. 10,000 cashback as well, and is also providing buyback guarantee of 70 percent (minus the applicable taxes) on the two Apple phones.