With the festive season here, e-commerce platforms are going all out with discounts and offers on a range of product categories, including electronics. We have been covering a bunch of smartphone deals that Flipkart, Amazon India and other have been offering. However, if you are looking to invest in an Apple MacBook, or have been longing for an AirPod, this is probably the best time for you to loosen your pockets a little.
Deals on Apple MacBooks
If a MacBook is your target, there are a couple of deals across e-commerce platforms right. Although when we compared through Amazon India, Flipkart and Infibeam, we found the best deal to be on Amazon India. The 13.3-inch MacBook Air 2017 (128GB SSD) which is listed at Rs 49,990 on Flipkart, at Rs 59,799 on Infibeam and at Rs 61,990 on Tata Cliq, is available for Rs 47,990 on Amazon India. The original price of the MacBook in issue is Rs 77,200.
The 13.3-inch MacBook Air with 256GB SSD, on the other hand, is listed the cheapest on Flipkart. While Infibeam has it selling for Rs 77,599, Flipkart has discounted it for Rs 71,990. On the other hand, on Amazon India it is available for Rs 74,999. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders in India kick off at midnight: Everything you need to know
A 15-inch MacBook Pro, which is originally priced at Rs 154,900, is available of Rs 129,990 on both Flipkart and Amazon India. That s a discount of a good Rs 24,900. On the other hand, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is selling at Rs 144,790 on Amazon India, as opposed to Rs 145,990 on Flipkart.
Both Amazon India and Flipkart are offering an exchange offers up to Rs 15,000 on purchase of a MacBook. Which means, if you exchange your old laptop during the purchase of the new MacBook, according to the value of your old laptop (which will be decided by Amazon or Flipkart) you will get an additional discount of up to Rs 15,000. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 goes on sale in India today: Here s all you need to know
Additionally, if you make a purchase using an HDFC credit or debit card on Amazon India, you are eligible for 10 percent added cashback, and a no cost EMI option. On Flipkart, on making a purchase via an SBI credit or debit card, you can avail an additional 10 percent cashback.
Also, do consider that these are the clearance stock, and that Apple isn t really making new MacBook Airs and Pros, so this could probably be your best chance to invest in these Apple laptops. ALSO READ: Amazon Great Indian sale: OnePlus 3T at Rs 5,000 discount, cashback on OnePlus 5
Deals on Apple AirPods
Last year, along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple launched its first set of wireless headphones, the AirPods. While many criticized it for its vulnerability to get lost or fall out of the ear, many still secretly hope they could own it, but the high price makes it a tough decision. However, in the ongoing sale, there are some attractive offers on the AirPod as well.
While Amazon India is selling the AirPods at Rs 12,249, and Infibeam for Rs 11,990, Flipkart has it discounted to Rs 9,999. The original price of the AirPods is Rs 12,900. Though the HDFC-exclusive cashback does not apply on AirPods on Amazon India, Flipkart is still offering the 10 percent cashback on making a purchase from an SBI debit or credit card.
Both Amazon India and Flipkart are currently hosting their annual festive sales. Amazon India is hosting the Great Indian sale, which kicked off today and will go on till September 24. Flipkart is holding the Big Billion Days sale, which started yesterday on September 20, and will go on till September 24 as well. ALSO READ: Amazon Great Indian Sale: Top deals on OnePlus 5, Moto G5s Plus, Honor 8 Pro and more