The third leg of Amazon India's shopping fiesta, Great Indian Festival will kick off from October 14 and will continue till October 17. This last phase of the sale on Amazon India brings in more products and exciting deals to the table as we near the festive season in the country. In fact, because of the festivities being on the horizon, many customers wait for this last-minute sale on online shopping portals to get some of their products in the wishlist at the best price.
With the previous diwali sale concluding only last week, the last phase of offers across various product categories aim to target more users and the ones who got left out during the last sale. On the other hand, Flipkart will also begin its last set of diwali sale from October 14 which will go on till October 17. But don't worry because TechRadar's tech deal experts will skim through various deals and offers to bring you, our readers, the best deals across both the sales.
Amazon is also offering flat 50% off on wide range of products on its half price store. You can head over to this link and checkout the best half price deals.
Top deals from the earlier Great Indian Festival sale
Redmi 4 is rated as the best phone under Rs 10,000 only after it's elder sibling Redmi Note 4. It comes with Snapdragon 435 and 4GB RAM along with 64GB storage. Getting your hands on the Redmi 4 is not that simple as the phone usually stays out of stock. So this is your chance to buy it.
The most awaited Nokia mid-ranger is now in stocks at Amazon Great Indian Festival. So all the Nokia loyalists who have been waiting for a fair deal on Nokia 6, this is your chance to grab it. Along with this, Prime members are eligible to receive an additional cashback of up to Rs 1,000 on Nokia 6.
The JBL GO portable speaker can be an amazing partner for those who love to have music on the go. It comes with an in-built Bluetooth and Microphone that allows user to access music files from their smartphone and take calls as well. The speaker comes with a 600mAh rechargeable battery and is available in 8 different colours.
With adjustable headbands and cushioned earpads, the Sony MDR-ZX110A headphones promises to deliver amazing sound quality with great comfort. The foldable design helps in storing and carrying them easily. Amazon is offering the device at a discount of 58%.
The JBL C300SI comes with high power drivers which offers superior sound quality to the listener. With lightweight and self-adjusting earpieces, the headphones provide great comfort to the user for long listening sessions.
The speaker promises to offer great sound quality continuously for 5 hours. Apart from having Bluetooth connectivity, the speaker has a 3.5mm jack which allows user to connect it with other devices as well. The speaker is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and comes in 4 colour variants.
The UE Wonderboom speakers offers amazing 360 degree sound for up to 10 hours on a single charge. The USP of the speaker is that it is waterproof and can connect wirelessly to other Wonderboom speaker to produce much louder music.
These Sony in-ear headphones comes with 9mm neodymium drivers that helps in delivering balanced sound in both the ear pieces. Their in-built mic allows you to receive calls and their silicone earbuds promises to give you comfort for long listening hours.
The LG Q6 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, 13MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. It also has minimum bezels which provides much wider experience to the user. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory that is expandable up to 2TB. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and a 3000mAh battery fuels it up from beneath.
The headphone comes with 8mm moving coil drivers which delivers amazing sound quality with minimum disturbance. It also has 52-inch fabric cord and are made with sapele, beech wood and recyclable aluminium. Amazon is selling these set of earphones at Rs 899 with a discount of Rs 100.
Samsung's 32-inch HD ready LED TV is on sale with a thick price cut. You can but this television for Rs 17,989, and it comes with connectivity options like USB, HDMI topped with tons of picture modes to enhance your viewing experience.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 comes with a shutter speed of 1/60 seconds and an always firing flash. It also has a brightness adjustment dial which results to high resolution images in different lighting conditions. Weighing 308 grams, the camera is easy to use and provide images instantly to the user.
The JioFi M2S offers high speed internet with download speed up to 150 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. By downloading Jio4G voice app, 2G/3G smartphone users can enjoy HD video and voice calls, audio and video conference and send SMS. The device can connect up to ten wi-fi enabled devices and its 2300mAh battery offers up to 6 hours of net surfing.
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What is Amazon's Great Indian Festival Sale 2017?
4 Days. 96 hours. 160 million products on sale. More than 40,000 offers across electronics, home and fashion. Amazon India’s Great Indian Festival is an extravaganza of crazy deals every hour along with some exclusive limited-time deals on products from big brands. The third part of the Great Indian Festival will kick off with some additional new products added into the mix.
As the festival season nears, shopping portals such as Amazon bank on the spirit of the festivities and launch some really great offers across their catalogue for consumers.
More than 40,000 offers across all four days will headline the shopping carnival on Amazon India with new deals every hour across various categories.
Amazon India’s Great Indian Festival is a good occasion for online shopaholics to spend that hard-earned moolah on some of the products they have been eyeing on. The offers will be available across Amazon India’s product categories which include consumer electronics, home and kitchen along with fashion and lifestyle products on the portal.
When is the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale starting?
Amazon India will be holding its third Great Indian Festival Sale from October 14 to 17. The first part of the sale was conducted between September 21 to 24 followed by the second phase from October 4 to October 8 which saw a whole lot of enticing offers on various products across Amazon India's catalogue on sale.
From October 14, Flipkart will also kick off its Big Diwali Sale. So, it’s a win-win situation for the consumers as both major online retailers will be attempting to woo consumers with their offers and deals.
Amazon India’s shopping festival garners many users every year and this time it is expected to attract more customers than before. That in part has to do with the timing of the sale which will start just before the festivities kick off in India.
Why is Amazon Great Indian sale so important?
Any sale, no matter the time or occasion is of much importance to shoppers in India. The Diwali Sale, however, is on another level when it comes to shopping as it is a celebration period in households and is a time when winter is on the horizon. Sales during these days generally increase in both scale and offer with many consumers now turning up to online shopping websites to make purchases.
During Amazon India’s Great Indian Festival sale, 40,000+ offers on over 160 million products have been introduced which will continue for a period of four days with more than 500 offers on mobiles, 2,500 offers on electronics, above 10,000 home & kitchen offers and more than 3,00,000 offers on apparels. Along with this, some exclusive deals on products for a specific duration, no cost EMI, exchange offers and Amazon Pay balance offers which will entitle a user for a cashback of Rs 500. This time around, Amazon India has partnered with SBI and is offering 10% Additional Cashback on SBI Debit and Credit Cards.
Mobile phones would attract more than 40 percent discount across brands including the likes of OnePlus, Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, LG, Honor, Nokia among others. The Great Indian Festival sale would also see up to 60 percent off on electronics and home appliances which include up to Rs 20,000 off on laptops, up to 50 percent off on storage devices, up to 35 percent on cameras and up to 60 percent discounts on networking peripherals, headphones and speakers.
Amazon India would also be running a contest on their official app under Amazon App Jackpot wherein consumers could win prizes worth 2,00,000 INR.
Amazon’s home-brand AmazonBasics products would also be available on discounts of up to 60 percent.
All in all, these four days would be really amazing for people who love to shop and for those who have made a wishlist of products to buy since the beginning of the year.
What is Amazon App Jackpot offer?
To lure customers even further, Amazon India will also be introducing an App Jackpot Offer where users of the Amazon India mobile app could stand a chance to win prizes up to Rs 2 Lakhs. Products that come under the App Jackpot offer are Apple iPad Air 2, Sony PS4 (1TB), Panasonic (43") LED smart TV, OnePlus 5, Moto G5s Plus, Fitbit Blaze smart watch and Seagate (5TB) hard disk.
To enter the contest, users will have to download the Amazon India app and sign-in. Amazon will introduce some questions for the users and at the end of the contest period, it will select seven participants from a random draw. These seven participants would then further receive a question through email from Amazon India qualifying which, the participant will win one of the prize.
Some of the best Great Indian Festival deals from the past
During some of the past Amazon India sales, products such as Apple’s MacBook Air was up for grabs at Rs 58,990 which is a massive discount of Rs 18,210. Apple Watch Series 2 was also retailing at a discount of Rs 5,000 along with Kindle Paperwhite receiving an additional price cut of Rs 4,199.
Coming to smartphones, Apple iPhone 7 32GB variant was retailing at Rs 42,999 after receiving a discount of up to 30 percent while the iPhone 6 was up for grabs at just Rs 23,999.
Mid-range smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus retailed at Rs 14,999 after a discount of Rs 2,000. Google Pixel XL which normally cost Rs 76,000 was up for sale after a discount of Rs 22,001 at Rs 53,999 while the price of Pixel 32GB variant was also slashed by Rs 15,001.
Headphones from Sony were available at Rs 649 while a Western Digital 2TB external HDD was on sale for Rs 5,999. The Extra Bass headphones from Sony retailed for Rs 1,005 during the sale as well.
Wireless speakers which have become a trend in recent years were also on heavy discounts. JBL wireless speakers received a discount starting from 35 percent, Ultimate Ears speakers were on more than 25 percent discount followed by Sony which offered its wireless range of speakers at up to 30 percent off. Philips, Portronics and Zook’s speakers were up for grabs at up to 40 percent, 35 percent and 30 percent discount respectively.
How to get the best Amazon Great Indian Festival deals?
First of all, it's really simple. Just follow TechRadar during the four days of sale and we would do the hard work of offering you with the best deals possible.
But such sales also attract the attention of scammers and fake vendors. To counter that, ensure that the seller you’re buying your favourite product from is certified by Amazon India. In other words, the seller should be carrying an Amazon-fulfilled badge on their profile. Unfortunately, if you don’t find a valid seller but the deal is irresistible, have a look at the seller's profile and comments left by previous customers. If the seller looks clean, go for the deal.
Along with this, you might find some discounts being offered on products at their MRP’s. To get the best deals users can use price comparison websites such as mysmartprice to check whether the product is being offered at a genuine discounted rate.
Additionally, do not respond to emails and click links from shady sources as that could be a phishing attempt.
Happy shopping, people!