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Amazon, Flipkart announce sale bonanzas ahead of I-Day

08 August 2017

Continuing the discount wars in the Indian ecommerce space, both market leader Flipkart and close rival Amazon have announced sale events to coincide with India's 70th Independence Day.

The Amazon 'Great Indian Sale' is starting from Wednesday, 9 August and will continue till 12 August. Amazon will be offering discounts on smartphones and mobile accessories, and the list of devices includes Apple's iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6, along with OnePlus 3T, Lenovo, Moto, Samsung, Honor, and Coolpad devices.

If you're looking to buy an iPhone, the coming few days might be a good time to consider one. The Apple iPhone 6 with 32GB storage will be on a discount of eight per cent on Amazon India, available at a price of Rs 26,899.

Note that Flipkart plans to reveal a special price for same phone as part of its Big Freedom Sale. Apple's older iPhone 5s with 16GB on board storage is retailing at Rs16,899 for those looking to get an iPhone under Rs20,000.

Amazon also has discounts on Apple iPhone 7 series with the 128GB iPhone 7 in Jet Black being priced at Rs58,248, which is a 10 per cent discount on the original price of Rs65,200. The 32GB variant of this phone is retailing at around Rs49,828 on the Amazon India website, which is an 11 per cent discount.

The iPhone 6s with 32GB storage space will retail at Rs41,990, compared to the original price of Rs46,900. Finally, the iPhone SE has a price of Rs24,890 for the 32GB version, though you should look for a better deal on this, given the 128GB variant is also in the market now.

OnePlus 3T with 6GB RAM + 64GB memory gets a discount of Rs2,000 on Amazon India and is being sold at a price of Rs27,999. Amazon India also has discounts on the Moto G5 Plus with 32GB storage version retailing at Rs15,999 compared to the Rs16,999 original price tag.

However, Flipkart will sell this phone for Rs14,999 during their sale. The older Moto G 4th Gen with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage will be priced at Rs9,999 on Amazon India.

Finally, the Lenovo Z2 Plus gets a good discount on the Amazon India website for the 64GB version which is now priced at Rs12,199. This phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and good camera. The 32GB version of this phone will retail at Rs10,870. Both variants have a 39 per cent discount.

Amazon also has up to Rs1,000 off on Honor branded smartphones from Huawei, as well as offers on Coolpad and Samsung phones.

Big Freedom Sale
Meanwhile, Flipkart has announced The Big Freedom Sale also starting Wednesday up to 11 August, and will see discounts on a range of products including smartphones, laptops and more.

The company has confirmed the discounts that will be available on some of the products, though the final price on most of the items is still unknown.

The Lenovo K6 Power gets a discount of Rs1,000, and those interested can pick up the phone for Rs.8,999. Similarly, the Lenovo K5 Note, which is listed at Rs12,499, will be available at Rs9,999.

The Moto G5 Plus with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage will be available for Rs14,999, down from its listed price of Rs16,999. The metal-bodied Moto M will be available at Rs16,999.

As far as premium devices so, the Google Pixel will be available at Rs48,999. The Apple iPhone 6 32GB variant will also be available at a discount, but the final price is not yet known. However, it will cost less than Rs29,500.

Other electronic gadgets that will be on discount include Intel Core i3 powered laptops, Canon 1300D DSLR, Skullcandy headphones and more. Further, Flipkart will also be holding a 72 hour sale on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in which buyers will get an extra Rs1,000 off over regular exchange value.

Those with HDFC debit or credit cards will get an extra 10 per cent off and Flipkart will also offer spotlight deals every hour.

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