The best Amazon Great Indian Festival 2018

Amazon has started teasing their biggest sale event of the year in India—the Great Indian Festival sale. The latest edition of the sale will kick off at 12 PM on October 10 and will end on October 15. 

The sale will go live 12 hour prior for the Prime member, meaning customers subscribed to Amazon Prime can access the deals starting October 9. As always, the sale will bring along tons of deals ranging from electronics, home and kitchen products to daily essentials. 

The e-commerce giant has been teasing the sale and now we got a chance to have a sneak peak of some of the most alluring deals on gadgets and electronics. 

TechRadar has a history of being the ultimate destination to spot the best deals during the sale globally. We did an extensive coverage of the Amazon Prime Day sale earlier this year, and we're back again at the time when most of us Indians are on a lookout for the best deals to buy the product they've waited the whole year for. 

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What to expect from Amazon Great Indian Festival?

Amazon will be launching some new products as soon as the sale kicks off for Prime members. It's wise to subscribe to Amazon Prime if you don't want to miss out on either of the new launches, which include Mi TV Pro, Vivo V9 Pro (which will be available at a discounted price of Rs 17,990). 

Further, many smartphones will see a price cut including the Redmi Y2, Honor 7X, Honor Play, Realme 1, Huawei Nova 3i and Vivo Y83. But the biggest attraction this time is the OnePlus 6, which will be going on sale at a discounted price of Rs 29,999 for the first time ever. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to see a huge price cut alongside the exchange discount. 

Aside the offers, Amazon is also giving Rs 2400 cashback if customers pay using Amazon Pay Balance. Not just this, but users will also get a Rs 300 cashback upon topping up Amazon Pay Balance. 

Bank offers include a 10 percent instant off on payments done via SBI debit and credit cards. Cities eligible for Prime Day delivery can also avail the 2-hour delivery service on select items via Prime Now app. 

Amazon has also teased that the Fire TV Stick and the new Echo devices will be available with a price cut, but the exact price cut on products is still unknown.

Deals on smartphones

Samsung

Samsung's budget phones like the Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro will also see a price of up to Rs 2500. And the new Galaxy Note 9 and A8 Star will get an extra Rs 5000 off on exchange of your old smartphone. 

Vivo

Amazon and Vivo have announced a discount of up to Rs 4000 on their smartphones. As mentioned, the Vivo V9 Pro will debut during the sale at an introductory price of Rs 17,990. Upon buying phone like the Vivo Nex or a Vivo Y82, customers will get Rs 4000 extra on exchange. 

Moto

What's more?

Amazon has also revealed a few customer benefits when they shop during the Great Indian Festival sale. These benefits include- free mobile insurance, extended warranty, free installation and more such services. 

Smartphone buyers will get a free screen replacement with an option to opt for total damage protection starting at Re 1. During the sale, customers will also get free one year extended warranty on home appliances like refrigerator, washing machine and TVs. 

On top of all, the ecommerce giant is also offering unified delivery and installations for products from TCL, BPL, GOdrej, and more across 10 cities in the country.

Should you subscribe to Amazon Prime?

It's undeniable that Prime membership does have its benefits, but it might not be for everyone. If you are an active online shopper and want to avail benefits like one-day delivery with no minimum shopping value, access to Netflix-like video streaming service—Prime Video, music service Prime Music and of course exclusivity to deals, then it's a must have for you. 

But it's quite useful if you shop online very often, but not if you have a preferred online video/music streaming service already. If it's just for the Great Indian Festival, you can subscribe to a Rs 129 monthly package if not willing to pay for whole year. 

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