The long weekend is almost here and there are plenty of special deals going around. Here are our top picks.
1. Independence Day specials
Almost every major online retailer in the country is running Independence Day promotions across a number of categories. These deals are likely to spill over to the extended weekend. Amazon is offering discounts of around 40% or more. Look out for their Lightning Deals on external hard drives, Apple iPad Air, iPhone 5s, and iPad mini with Retina Display this weekend.
You might just be able to grab one at a really special price, but remember these are limited-time deals with limited stocks. Amazon has also extended its offer on Kindle e-readers. You can get them at a flat discount of ₹1,000 till 17 August.
Other retailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal are also running Independence Day promotions on a number of electronics items. Flipkart is offering discounts of up to 40% on select wireless speakers, while Snapdeal is running a promotion where you can pair products like digital cameras with select accessories for free. If you use SBI credit and debit cards, you can get an extra 10% off on transactions above ₹10,000, perfect for buying phones, laptops, or digital cameras.
Links: Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal
2. Fujifilm FinePix X100 Mirrorless Camera
Flipkart is selling the Fufifilm FinePix X100 mirrorless camera at a special price of Rs. 41,900. It comes with a free SanDisk SDHC 8GB memory card, along with another 4GB card, and some interesting combo offers with accessories. The camera has a 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, and features a 2.8-inch LCD display. The FinePix X100 is capable of recording video in high definition. The camera includes a hybrid viewfinder which lets users switch between a sharp optical viewfinder (OVF) and an ultra-fine electronic viewfinder (EVF) with one-touch control.
Price: Rs. 41,900 (MRP Rs. 48,800)
3. MacBook Air 11-inch MD711HN/B
If you’ve been shying away from switching to a Mac because of the price tag, now is the time to come out in the open. The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch is available at a sweet price of ₹51,035 on Amazon. The MD711HN/B variant is powered by an Intel Core i5 1.4GHz processor, supported by 4GB DDR3 RAM, and includes a 128GB SDD. On the connectivity front, it supports the usual suspects including Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Expect the price tag to fluctuate a bit over the weekend.
Price: Rs. 51,035 (MRP Rs. 65,900)
4. Philips SHL5200WT/10 Wired Headphone
Croma is selling the Philips SHL5200WT/10 headphones for Rs. 799 only. At that price, they’re a pretty decent pair of headphones for your casual music listening, and movie experience at home or office. These headphones comprise of a 40mm driver unit powered by neodymium magnets, ensuring the bass performance remains consistent. These Philips headphones come with a 1.2m flat anti-tangle cable that makes sure you don’t get tangled in wires while enjoying your music.
Price: Rs. 799 (MRP Rs. 1,999)
5. Deals on laptops at Flipkart
Flipkart has a number of interesting offers on laptops. On select laptops, you can get an extra Rs. 2,500 off and 10% cashback too. The cashback is valid only for State Bank of India credit and debit card users.
If you have an old laptop you don’t use anymore, you can exchange it for a new one. Flipkart is offering a minimum exchange value of Rs. 5,000, depending on which laptop you’re offering to exchange. The discount is instant, you’ll need to mention details of your existing laptop to get the discount. The exchange is made by the delivery person when your new laptop is delivered.
Flipkart has also extended its Laptop on EMI offer where you can get interest charged by the back as cashback on your credit card. All these offers are valid on select laptops only.
6. Samsung Gear Fit R3500
Snapdeal is selling the Samsung Gear Fit (Review I Pictures) fitness band for ₹7,999. That’s almost half the price off the maximum retail price. Samsung’s Gear Fit comes with a 1.84-inch touchscreen display. The fitness band is dust and water resistant, and pairs with a smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 LE. If you’re looking to experiment with fitness bands, especially the ones that can do more than just track your physical activities, this might be it.
Price: Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 16,800)
Harpreet is a technology enthusiast who is obsessed with hunting down great deals on online stores.