Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace will offer hefty discounts and amazing offers on thousands of products as India enters the festival season of Navaratri 2018 followed by Dussehra and Diwali.
The Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale takes off just past midnight of October 9-10, 2018 and ends just before 11.59pm on October 15.
Like Flipkarts Big Billion Days (10-14 October), The Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale spans for six days and is the longest offered so far by any major online store.
Salient Features of Amazon Great Indian Festival
Great discounts will be offered on every product available on Amazon India right from the beginning of the sale.
This means you need not wait for something to be available at slashed prices on Day-2 or Day-3 of the sale.
You can grab whatever catches your fancy right from the word go. you can buy expensive TVs, Amazon Home and other pricey goods such as smartphones as soon as the sale opens.
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Amazon Great Indian Festival also has more salient features.
- You can get an instant 10 percent discount by shopping with your State Bank of India debit card.
- Amazon Prime members will get priority. This means discount offers will be displayed a little earlier when they log in to their Amazon account.
- You can get Rs.300 cashback merely by adding Rs.3,000 to your Amazon Pay account.
- Instant cashback schemes will also go on offer during the sale.
- For the first time, Amazon is offering Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) options for shoppers buying on debit cards.
- Amazon will also offer several other payment options, including instant credit worth Rs.60,000 for eligible shoppers.
What to Look For at Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2018:
As usual, Amazon will have some special offers during the Great Indian Festival Sale 2018.
- Lightning or flash offers on various products.
- Limited edition stuff at discounted rates.
- Up to 55 percent off on expensive electronics and home appliances.
- Bundled discounts on buying matching products.
- No Cost (Interest Free) EMIs.
Amazon has promised to give huge discounts on TVs and appliances– up to 85 percent discount during the Great Indian Festival sale this year.
TVs, electronics and home appliances can be exchanged for the latest models.
You can grab a discount of up to Rs.22,000 on TVs, electronics and home appliances under exchange schemes.
However, these lightning deals will be available for a few minutes only.
This means you need to complete all formalities to place the order- including payment- within a few minutes. Remember, the offer will not be repeated.
Exchange Offers on Laptops
During Amazon Great Indian Festival 2018, you can get up to Rs.17,000 off on your new laptop if you exchange it with an existing one. This exchange offer is however limited to specific models only.
Further, they may depend on your location. However, Amazon India is also offering a five percent additional discount on all laptops bought during the sale, in addition to the low prices.
The five percent extra discount is valid on select laptops only.
Smartphone Offers of Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale
Also during the Amazon Great Indian Festival 2018, you can buy the new Xiaomi Mi TV Pro model.
Being a much awaited and sought after model, you might not get discounts on Xiaomi Mi TV Pro but it would be possible to buy on interest free EMIs.
However, Amazon will offer discounts for the first time on two bestseller smartphones- Oppo F9 Pro and the Redmi 6 Pro.
Xiaomi's Mi A2 is also expected to be offered at a discounted rate for the first time since its launch recently.
Additionally, Amazon says it will give the Huwaei Nova 3i and Honor 7C at the lowest ever market price. A special festive price on OnePlus 6 will be available during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale.
If you are looking at exchange offers, Amazon Great Indian Festival 2018 is the right time. You can trade off an old smartphone for a new one, including those from the abovementioned models.
Other Offers of Amazon Sale
For those wanting to buy printers, now is the time. Amazon has announced, it will offer up to 50 percent discount on various brands of printers.
Amazon is making special offers on various items.
- LG 32-inch smart LED TV,
- JBL wireless speaker, Canon 1500D DSLR
- JBL Cinema soundbar
- Canon Pixma G2012 all-in-one printer
The Great Indian Festival provides opportunities to bag Amazon’s own products at discounted rates.
These low prices will be on offer on Echo smart speakers, Fire TV stick and Kindle e-book readers. You can also get the latest range of Echo smart speakers for a fairly discounted price.
Amazon Prime Offers
While Amazon Prime members will get priority offers- that is earlier than others, they will also be entitled to free shipping and other benefits offered under this membership.
However, like all online retailers, Amazon will experience a rush of orders during the Great Indian Festival Sale 2018. Hence, delays in deliveries can be expected also by Amazon Prime members.
Since Amazon is giving discounts on all products, look for great deals on Amazon Pantry.
This can help save money on foodstuff that you would require to prepare sweets and savouries during the forthcoming Diwali season.
Amazon Pantry has some of the most exclusive products sourced from across India. Hence, this is a good time to buy stuff that gives you a taste of home.
Amazon has specially stocked stuff like lanterns and oil lamps for the forthcoming festive season.
You can also buy wall hangings and paintings to adorn your house this festival.
Also on offer are strings of electric lights commonly used in India for illuminating homes during Diwali- the festival of lamps.
There are some exquisitely designed string lights available from Amazon during this festive sale.
Amazon is already accepting payments for purchases through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
During the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2018, you can use the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) or any other UPI enabled app provided by your bank to make payments.
EMI options will be on offer from various banks.
However, during the Great Indian Festival Sale 2018, you can expect no-cost or interest free EMIs on specific purchases.
This means you can save a lot of money while buying expensive stuff.
Discounts will also be available for customers using the Cash on Delivery (COD) method to make payments.
As we mentioned earlier, Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. The company has a very significant presence in India and is the topmost online store of this country.
During this festive season, Amazon is expected to flood shoppers with unbeatable offers since the firm strives to retain and consolidate its leading position in India.
Hence, prices available on most of the stuff are likely to be lower than elsewhere.
The fact that Amazon did not disclose the percentage of discounts nor engaged in a teaser campaign are clear indicators that it wants to make an unprecedented splash in India’s online retail market with its Great Indian Festival Sale.
If you are eyeing a new smartphone or want to buy pricey electronics and home appliances, now is the right time.