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Flipkart launches "Big Billion Day" sale

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06 October 2014

Online retailer, Flipkart.com has launched ''The Big Billion Day'' with products such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, appliances, perfumes, shoes, artificial jewellery, toys, etc, are available at heavy discounts.

The offers are spread across 70 categories.

For smartphones buyers the Motorola Moto E is available at Rs5,499; Asus Zenfones at starting price of Rs 4,899; HTC Desire at Rs20,999; the Redmi 1S from Xiaomi, is available, without registration.

Also, Flipkart has the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, Huawei Honor 6 and Alcatel Onetouch Fire C smartphones on offer for the first time, following their recent launch.

Other highlights of this sale are:

  • Upto 30 per cent off on select brand of smartphones
  • Laptops starting Rs15,000
  • Fashion & perfumes available at 50 per cent off
  • Toys available at 50 per cent off

In addition to the offers and discounts, Flipkart would also be organising lucky draws throughout the day and also offering 10-per cent cashback on Standard Chartered and Citibank credit cards.

Meanwhile, in what would be one of the biggest flash sales in India, Xiaomi has decided to offer 150,000 units of the Redmi 1S, in anticipation of a high demand in the festive season.

Techtree reported that in a surprising turn of events, even 3 hours later, the units were still available online for purchase.

Xiaomi's smartphone flash sales usually run out in seconds, but that did not happen today as the sale got underway at 8 AM and three hours into the sale buyers could still add the Redmi 1S to their cart.

According to commentators, Xiaomi seemed to have overshot customer expectations today by even offering the Redmi 1S to buyers who had not registered for the sale in advance.





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