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GOSF 2014: How to shop smartly through the three-day online festival

Google's three-day annual Great Online Shopping Festival has begun with around 300 shopping sites offering lucrative deals. In a bid to make it easier for you to navigate through the jungle of websi

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Google’s three-day annual Great Online Shopping Festival has begun with around 300 shopping sites offering lucrative deals. In a bid to make it easier for you to navigate through the jungle of websites and sift out the best deals, we have curated tricks and smart ways to shop online through GOSF.

Discount coupons
Websites like Couponduniya.com and Couponation.com have a dedicated page for GOSF. They have segregated categories according to products and discounts. These sites help you get to exactly what you want, and give you the most viable option for purchase, and give you additional discount coupons over and above the site discount.

Comparisons of price
There s a vortex of sites offering sale for these three days. How do you ascertain which site is giving away the best deal for the product you are looking for? There are many price comparison website you can go to for this purpose. There is Amazon’s Junglee.com that lets you compare prices of a product across more than 2,300 shopping websites. Compareraja.com, additionally, shows you various coupons available on the site for more discounts, and special on-site offers too. There is also Phonecurry.com just for mobile phones, mysmartprice.com and smartpricehub.com for electronics, apparel, baby products, beauty products, kitchen appliances and even health products.

Another easy way to compare prices is by installing browser extensions like MakkhiChoose and Buy Hatke (Chrome or Firefox). With MakkhiChoose, if a blue note with a green Rupee symbol appears on the page, you’ll know that the product is available cheaper elsewhere. Buy Hatke also helps you automatically add flash sale products into your cart (like Xiaomi’s on Flipkart) and also applies discount coupons for the popular e-commerce players.

Lookout on Twitter for hourly deals and offers
Many websites are hosting hourly deals and lucrative offers that are time-bound. To keep a lookout and not miss out on these deals, follow @dealsradar @dailybest_deals @dealsforgeeks, @fliphotdeals and @targetdeals365 for advance alerts. Turn on mobile notifications for these Twitter handles to never miss out on any deal.

You can also earn cashback on your mammoth shopping list with cashkaro.com, paidkart.com and gopaisa.com. Groupon is also putting up GOSF offers from time to time, so you can install the app, or check their website as well. Just in case you didn’t know, GOSF has also tied up with many refurb sites selling old, used or slightly damaged (however fixed again by manufacturer) goods. Head over to Greendust.com, Reglobe. in and Gobol.in to see the steal of a price they are offering these products at.

There is of course the Rs 299 sale going on and you can head to GOSF’s official site to see all the listed products in this price category. It is important to research a little before making a buying decision, make sure you know your size and check the exchange and return policy of your purchase. Be sure to register before hand and keep your card details at hand (if not already punched in) to up your chances for the hourly deals.

GOSF began in 2012 and happens annually for a span of three days. Google, through this initiative looks to encourage online shopping and e-commerce.

  • Published Date: December 10, 2014 12:50 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 10, 2014 1:04 PM IST