If you happen to be a keen follower of the Indian e-commerce space, you will be probably aware of the fact that the most talked about news around the e-commerce space is the recent Walmart-Flipkart deal. However, if you are just a big-time shopaholic, you could care less about who’s buying who and would probably be more worried about who’s offering the best deals and discounts right now on both Amazon.in and Flipkart. In case you do not fall in either of these categories, let us inform you that currently both Amazon and Flipkart have started touting their respective summer sales across their own homepage, social media platforms and other media. While Flipkart has named its newest sale the Flipkart Big Shopping Days, Amazon has chosen a simpler approach and has termed its sale the Amazon Summer Sale.
In this article, let us take a closer look at some of the deals and discounts that would be on offer for you, the consumer, during this sale period. In case you’re wondering, both the sale will start on May 13 and end on May 16. Let us now take a closer look at some of the offers, discounts and deals you will be able to avail during this period on both these platforms. Let us start off with the flash sales that will happen during this sale period.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days vs Amazon Summer Sale: New Launch, Flash Sales
On Flipkart, the much sought after Redmi Note 5 Pro will be on flash sale during the Big Shopping Day period. Apart from this, two new smartphones would also see their first sales happen during this period. These new launches include the brand new Honor 10 from Huawei which will be a flagship class product. The other handset that would go on sale for the first time during this sale on Flipkart is the affordable Panasonic P95. As for the prices, you can expect the Honor 10 to be sold for around Rs.35,000 while the Panasonic P95 will cost just Rs.3,999.
On Amazon, the most awaited launch is the new RealMe 1. This new handset is made by Oppo and is set to be launched on May 15 and is designed to compete against the likes of the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1). Other phones that you would be able to buy during the sale include the Nokia 6.1, the 64GB version of the Redmi 5, the Honor 7X, and the Huawei P20 Pro.
Let us now take a closer look at the discounts that you could avail on mobile phones during this sale period.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days vs Amazon Summer Sale: Mobile Phone Discounts
Let us start with Flipkart first. As part of this sale, you can get the Honor 9 Lite for Rs.9,999 as opposed to the original launch price of Rs.10,999 for the base 3GB RAM + 32GB version. Staying with Honor, the Honor 9i will be sold for a discounted Rs. 15,999 price tag as opposed to the original Rs.17,999 price. You can also get the 4GB version of the Redmi Note 5 for a discounted price of Rs.10,799 as opposed to the original Rs.11,999 price tag. Perhaps the biggest price cut is on the Google Pixel 2 and the pixel 2 XL with prices starting at Rs.34,999. There is also an offer on the Oppo F7 as well as the Infinix Note 4.
On Amazon, you can avail up to 35% off on mobile phones and accessories. Handsets included in the discounted list include the Huawei P20 Pro, the Redmi 5 (which gets a new 64GB version), and the Honor 7X.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days vs Amazon Summer Sale: Electronic Gadgets Offers
Moving on to other electronic gadgets, Flipkart users can avail up to Rs.37,000 off on gaming laptops as part of the new Big Shopping Days offer. Slim laptops get a maximum of Rs.13,000 off while you can avail up to Rs.4000 and Rs.5,000 off on select Intel Core i5 and Core i3 laptops respectively. Apart from all these, there are a lot of discounted products in this segment that range from action cameras to bluetooth speakers.
Moving on to Amazon, here you can avail up to Rs. 20,000 off on select laptop models while some camera models would be sold with a massive 55% discount. Similar discounts are also applicable in other gadgets like microphones, Bluetooth speakers, watches and even USB pen drives.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days vs Amazon Summer Sale: TV & Home Appliances Offers
If you are planning to buy a home appliance or a TV this summer, you might want to check out some of these offers that would go live on the 13th of May. Once again, we start with Flipkart. On Flipkart, you can avail up to 70% off on select home appliances. There is also a split AC on offer from Midea for Rs.23,999. There are also several offers on LCD and LED TVs from brands like Vu, Onida and Samsung
On Amazon, you can avail up to 35% off on TVs and appliances. Several models of split ACs would be available for up to 35% off while the prices of Inverter ACs start at Rs.30,590. If you are on a budget, there are Window ACs on sale as well for prices as low as Rs.24,440. In fact, there are split ACs as well that are priced at Rs.24,990. As far as refrigerators are concerned, the lower price of an entry-level single door refrigerator is Rs.10,790 while you can get a double door refrigerator for Rs.17,990. There are also discounts on the premium side by side models with as much as Rs.11,000 off.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days vs Amazon Summer Sale: Fashion & other categories
On Flipkart, as part of the Big Shopping Days offer, you can avail a massive 80% discount on select fashion items that include clothing and footwear. You can also avail up to 60% off on beauty products.
Similarly, on Amazon, you can avail up to 80% off on select fashion items. Products included in this segment include Menswear, jewellery, shoes, luggage and even handbags. You can read more about these offers here.
Apart from these, on both the sites also offer attractive credit and debit card offers to make your purchases easier. Flipkart, for example, offers a 10% discount on select products purchased using any of their credit or debit cards. Amazon has a similar deal with ICICI Bank and offers 10% cashback on select products purchased using ICICI credit and debit cards. Users can also use their Amazon Pay balance to purchase stuff and then earn a 10% cashback on each transaction. Please visit both the websites for additional details of these deals.