Rs 750 crore. That is the value of the OnePlus, Apple and Samsung phones that Amazon India sold within the first 36 hours after its Great Indian Festival sale went live on September 29. The sale, which is going to last until October 29, will is seeing some impressive discounts on gadgets, including phones, and people are particularly interested in devices like the iPhone XR and the OnePlus 7, which are on sale.
In the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale some people bought the iPhone XR for as low as Rs 35,000 after combining various bank offers along with the reduced price at which the phone is selling nowadays. The OnePlus 7, meanwhile, is available at a reduced price of Rs 29,999, something can be further brought down when combined with some bank offers.
“We are humbled that first 36 hours of our Great Indian Festival has seen record participation from digital Bharat. With record Prime signups, more first-time shoppers from small towns than ever before and tens of thousands of small sellers across India already seeing success, we are excited by how India loves Amazon’s commitment to offer largest selection, great convenience and exceptional value to its customers,” said Amit Agarwal, country head at Amazon India.
In a note to media Amazon highlighted that “Customers loved our new selection from top brands Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo… Brands OnePlus, Samsung and Apple alone clocked together clocked over 750 crores in the first 36 hours.
The sale numbers for Amazon India are also likely impressive because of the new iPhone 11 and the OnePlus 7T launch coincides with the sale. The OnePlus 7T, a new and improved OnePlus 7 with a new camera system, new design and new 90Hz display, debuts at a price of Rs 37,999. On the Apple side, it is the iPhone 11 that is in lime-light. It comes in with an MRP of Rs 64,900 but there are cashbacks and bank offers that brings down the effective price for buyers. In other words, the iPhone 11 is one of best priced iPhone at its launch and that is attracting India users.
Apart from good deals on smartphones, the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale also has some impressive deals on the Amazon’s own Echo and Kindle devices, on Bose headphones — the impressive QC 35 II is down to around Rs 20,000 — and laptops, in particular the older MacBook Air that is likely the best laptop under Rs 70,000 with its current sale price of Rs 54,990.