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26 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Nice, it's still available :p

 

wtf bro

My hands were flying over my keyboard faster than the hacker dude in Watch Dogs. 


Lol, just business tactics. I think the flash sale method encourages more sales, than release day open sales, giving the image that the item is limited in quantity, and worth jumping upon?

Don't have any numbers, but I'm pretty sure that is the case. 

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15 hours ago, kunjanp said:

Great indian festival isn't the diwali sale?

Nope it's just a parallel to BBD. Diwali Sale is Amzn's flagship sale.

 

5 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/sme/in-a-first-amazons-great-indian-festival-sale-to-be-month-long-this-year-starting-october-17/2099072/

 

Oh boy ! Either a hit or a dud. Also it means, true sales will be sporadic and in between. 

See there is always a sale or more. Great Indian Festival and Diwali Sale matters. Anything in-between doesn't.

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See there is always a sale or more. Great Indian Festival and Diwali Sale matters. Anything in-between doesn't.
I am glued to this thread waiting for you to post some insane deals considering BBD is like the only genuine sale of the year. All the others are fake sales. [emoji14]

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22 minutes ago, GunnerY2J said:

Better to buy from local shops.

Even if you tell them amazon has at this much, they ll offer slightly better prices.

 

And the sale items aren't fresh piece. 

Agreed, better to get all this from local shops, they are pretty aggressive these days, also I have found reliance digital to be extremely aggressive. 

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1 minute ago, AtheK said:

Agreed, better to get all this from local shops, they are pretty aggressive these days, also I have found reliance digital to be extremely aggressive. 

Yeah. RD is one of the best shops right now. We generally found best prices and good salesmen there as compared to Croma. 

 

Btw, any offers running on Hotstar Premium ? My sub is about to expire. Connections I currently have are Airtel BB and postpaid, Jiofiber. But the later only provides VIP access, not premium. 

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13 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Yeah. RD is one of the best shops right now. We generally found best prices and good salesmen there as compared to Croma. 

 

Btw, any offers running on Hotstar Premium ? My sub is about to expire. Connections I currently have are Airtel BB and postpaid, Jiofiber. But the later only provides VIP access, not premium. 

You can just let it stand and it'll probably renew for 1k a year. I personally got grandfathered couple of months back. Still shows 999/year.

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20 minutes ago, adity said:

You can just let it stand and it'll probably renew for 1k a year. I personally got grandfathered couple of months back. Still shows 999/year.

Hmmm. Will wait. My last payment was using FK coupon (via Supercoin).

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Agreed, better to get all this from local shops, they are pretty aggressive these days, also I have found reliance digital to be extremely aggressive. 
My experience has always been the reverse. They tell me that the online product is fake and that I won't get warranty. Hence you have to buy our overpriced stuff to ensure you get real product with warranty. This is why I have completely stopped buying from stores.

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2 minutes ago, i_rock098 said:

My experience has always been the reverse. They tell me that the online product is fake and that I won't get warranty. Hence you have to buy our overpriced stuff to ensure you get real product with warranty. This is why I have completely stopped buying from stores.

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Same experience here, btw "you won't get warranty" is a meme, by now pretty much all big tech brands have official presence on FK/Amazon.

Eventually these chain stores will lose business with all this drama about " you won't get warranty online" etc etc, the customer is smart.

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Try getting a 55 inch C9/CX for 1.2l online.  I'll wait. 
 
For bigger purchases from well known brands, always found retail to be cheaper.
High end TV's is the only weird exception to this rule. It's not even consistent across all TV's. Budget TV's are again cheaper online compared to offline.

Apart from TV all others like microwave, washing machine , laptop, air fryer, router, AC, mobile literally any appliance you consider is usually more expensive at retail store. And i am saying this out of experience in a metro city. Can't even imagine how bad it is in tier 2 or 3 city.

Also could be possible that with shop rent being cheaper in bangalore, Delhi they can possibly match the prices. In Mumbai the rents are crazy high, no way can they match the online prices.
 
Same experience here, btw "you won't get warranty" is a meme, by now pretty much all big tech brands have official presence on FK/Amazon.
Eventually these chain stores will lose business with all this drama about " you won't get warranty online" etc etc, the customer is smart.
Exactly this. Its sad that they stoop to scare tactics to sell their products.

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Not always true in the "scaring customers from buying online" regard.


The Croma I go to (Logix Noida, @Bird Bird Bird try there, should be close enough to your place) actually offers price matching with Amazon, though they did it only because the seller was Appario retail.

Furthermore, they also have some sort of cashback tie up with a bank running at all times, as they've offered extra discounts if I pay with HSBC or Axis in the past. 

 

Maybe because Croma also has an online store, and they don't wanna sound like hypocrites. Either way, bigger chain stores should be competitively priced, and gives you the option to negotiate if you have the skills.  You get to test out the product right there and then, and be a happy customer as you put it into your car and take it home. 

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6 minutes ago, i_rock098 said:

High end TV's is the only weird exception to this rule. It's not even consistent across all TV's. Budget TV's are again cheaper online compared to offline.

Apart from TV all others like microwave, washing machine , laptop, air fryer, router, AC, mobile literally any appliance you consider is usually more expensive at retail store. And i am saying this out of experience in a metro city. Can't even imagine how bad it is in tier 2 or 3 city.

Also could be possible that with shop rent being cheaper in bangalore, Delhi they can possibly match the prices. In Mumbai the rents are crazy high, no way can they match the online prices. Exactly this. Its sad that they stoop to scare tactics to sell their products.

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We got a 600 litre fridge Samsung fridge a couple of years back from Reliance Digital. On delivery, we noticed that the vegetable tray was broken. A phone call to the shop, and we had a Samsung guy with a new tray within 2 days. 

I really won't buy anything super expensive (except a tablet or a phone) online. With things that might need some immediate help or warranty, local stores like RD and Croma will help you get things done easily. 

For other appliances like washing machine, air fryer etc, no doubt online is the way to go. 

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36 minutes ago, i_rock098 said:

My experience has always been the reverse. They tell me that the online product is fake and that I won't get warranty. Hence you have to buy our overpriced stuff to ensure you get real product with warranty. This is why I have completely stopped buying from stores.

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Well in that case you can always buy one, but my preferred channel still stays offline when it comes to big appliances. Then again, I got a dishwasher from amazon at 36k, when local guy was not ready to budge on Mrp. This is more due to high demand and limited supply, even all online shops had it at 40k, just that Amazon dropped the price for a bit, and I was at the right place at right time.

 

Warranty thing is bullshit. 

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