Oct 232014
 

Couple of weeks back I had written regarding a goofed up case of two tablets, exclusively launched on two different websites. Such things happen between overzealous rivals. But sometimes, things go out of hand when you start competing with yourself.

Such seems to be the case with Flipkart, which has just come out of the big billion business/dare/scare/whatever you prefer to call it. Though I felt that Flipkart did a commendable job, managing the deliveries of the tsunami of orders on The Big Billion Day, internally, it seems to have implemented a sales algorithm which contradicts itself and shows flopkart flipkart in poor light.

A listing of Canon EOS 1200D appears on its website with stock lens kit for Rs. 27,196 whereas they have also listed a Canon EOD 1200D with stock lens and a 55-250 mm lens for Rs. 26,500. Both listed side by side.

Absursd!! But true. Here is the link(might be corrected by the time you see it hence the screenshot below). It will take a person with abilities to overlook details and/or understand simple arithmatic to go for the costlier deal.

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It could mean that:

Either the double lens kit package has some manufacturing defects

or

Flipkart simply goofed up.

There cannot be any other explanation. Both the listing are by WS Retail (Flipkarts own listing, not a third party seller listing)

Wake up flipkart. Unless you do not intend to have many more successful Big Billion Days.

Oct 062014
 

Couple of days back I posted about the upcoming big sale day on flipkart called as the Big Billion Day. Today is the day and if you were not ready for it, you missed buying Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 for 1400 Rs….Yes 1400 rs, a discount of 90 %. News papers also list(via flipkart ad) that they will have 2TB ADATA HDD for 600 rs(90% discount). There are lots of other discount offers and exchange offers which are very good. You can have Moto X 1st Gen for 18000 or Moto G second gen for 9000(under exchanges), apple macbook for 49999 and lots of other offers in variety of products. There are various catagories of offers like limited stock, limited time ,crazy deals etc.

Another surprising advert in the papers is by snapdeal which says that for others it may be a big day but for them its an ordinary day. An on this ordinary day, they choose to sell apple iphone 4s for 14600, iphone 5s for 25000, Samsung Galaxy S5 for 26000, Canon EOS 1200D for 14000 and many more similar offers. Snapdeal has listed these day under the Diwali Bumper Sale and it keeps on changing hourly with limited stock.

Hurry up and buy the product on your wishlist while these e-tailers are willing to be looted.

Sep 272014
 

Its bigger then the Kumbh Mela. Its bigger then the world cup. Seems lie its supposed to be bigger than anything we’ve seen. But what is it??

It is some kind of a big sale being organised by Flipkart on october 6th 2014. As per the website, you need to keep your profile updates, and add your favourite items to wish list to get timely offer notifications. It also recommends downloading flipkart app(I guess the event has to do something with buying on mobile app, or atleast the app will help you get timely notifications.)

Its going to be for the first time in the country, never before in the history, as per the tv camaign.(I guess this kind of promotional event has been held previously in other countries, most probably the US.)

Flipkart sure knows how to heat up the ecommerce market.

Whatever it be, just be ready. May be postpone online sopping a bit. You never know how big an offer you might get on flipkart.

Watch promo on youtube.

Aug 132014
 

We got our first Television in the 80s and were instantly hooked to it. Soaps, epics, news, films, sports and such proved to be thrilling and entertaining. But of all these, advertisements captured our imagination the most. 20 seconds of quick burst of the most vividly colorful, imaginative and sometimes, unknown to us, fake entertainment. At times, a film would be so boring that we would be waiting for the Ads to be played for some relief. All said, after many improvements in their bathing products and teeth cleaning pastes, my body still stays brown, my teeth are going bit yellowish. Yet each year, they come up with more improved products with additional “salts”, “Lemon” etc. All that remains to be added is some Tequila and we are all set. They are moving towards that direction by coming up with a “beer” shampoo.

Anyway…..

As technology changed so did change the methods of advertisement. They have upgraded from television to the web space (it’s the space on the webpage, intentionally kept empty for filling in the Ads) and even downgraded to illegal handbills posted on the insides of the railway cars, buses,……., ……, Public Toilets,…….. etc. All said, they have yet to upgrade their rationality, thoughtfulness, inter divisional coordination for the same company. Knowingly or unknowingly to them, or for some reasons unknown to me, they have come up with a competition of its kind, between two products from their own stables. And now are are going through the period of exclusive launches(launch of a product through one single distributor seller as against launch through multiple distributors, so as to create a hype, control the supply and show a pseudo-shortage due to exhausted stock)

I frequently scan the internet for good deals on various products and I happened to chance upon two “Exclusive” launches, one on Flipkart and another on Amazon India. Both the tablets are form Acer. Branded Iconia. One model A1 and another B1. Both exclusive launches but on different websites. And the advertisement for A1 says “why settle for B1 when you can go for A1”. Funny!!

A1

B1

Whether this campaign is created by Acer or by the individual online stores(in which case such an aggressive advertisement is justified) is unknown. The price difference is just Rs. 500 so I do not understand pitching both the Tablets at the same time.

Check the specifications comparison here.

This reminds me of formula one races where two drivers from the same team are allowed to compete against each other and ultimately it leads to a collision course.

BTW if you are interested to buy any of these two icons, they are available on Flipkart and on Amazon India

Jun 302014
 

Amazon’s got their Kindle. Barns and nobles’ got nook. Lots of other ecommerce websites have their own brand products. Indians won’t stay behind. The young entrepreneur startup, Flipkart, has jumped the bandwagon to launch its brand of tablet under the name Digiflip.

Introducing Digiflip Pro XT 712, the 7” tablet recently launched by Flipkart. It has been launched with a big bang, the way many other top end products are launched. Loaded with offers. A quick look at the comparison sheet impresses us. Its obvious that flipkart has handpicked other models for comparison but the selected tablets are in no way below par. Even then, Digiflip Pro shines on both fronts, punch and price.

A brief on the packed hardware is above standards and listed below

  • 1.3 Ghz Cortex-A7 Quad Core processor
  • Mali-400 MP2@500MHz graphics processing unit
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 7” IPS screen with 1280 X 800 screen resolution(216ppi)
  • DUAL SIM(that’s what Indians tend to look out for)
  • 3G support on both SIMS
  • Huge battery 3000mAH
  • Dual camera(5 MP + 2 MP)
  • Android 4.2.2
  • Storage expandable to 32 GB

What more could one ask for in 9,999 rs. You read me right. Its for that much.

But wait. It doesn’t end here. As an introductory offer, buyers are also gifted the following:

  • Free shopping worth Rs 5300 through mobile app
  • Free one month subscription to Flipkart First(Customer service program related to aftersales)
  • Flat 50% off on bookcase for Digiflip tablet
  • Free Plantronics ML2 Bluetooth Headset worth Rs. 1199
  • Free eBooks worth Rs.2300

You just feel like requesting them to stop the joke. But its for real.

Also if you spread the Love on social network, you stand to chance to win a JBL J03 Tempo Headphone worth 2490/-

The tablet comes with 30 days relacement guarantee and standard 1 year warranty for Tablet and 6 months warranty for accessories

Flipkart really knows how to please its customers. This tablet is sure to be seen in lots of hands in coming days.

Click banner below to know more or buy before they go off stock.

Jun 302014
 

Avid online shoppers like you may be aware that lots of e-commerce websites have great deals running all the time. The most common one is the deal of the day. Flipkart has an impressive array of items listed under their deal of the day which keeps on updating daily. Don’t miss it. You could strike gold anytime.

Apart from the below links, you can also click the banner link above to access the deals landing page.

You can get todays deal in electronics by clicking below images

Deals for mens grooming products are below

You read books? You got a deal!!

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