Today Flipkart announced the Big Billion Day offer with much publicity and opening our eyes on such big offers. Fewer claiming it as a fraud, but how to understand whether the pricing is truly at a discount or it is hype? Discounts range from 30% to 90%. So is this possible?
There is a Google Chrome extension from Buy Hatke. You just need to add it to your Google Chrome. This will give the price comparative option, historical price of a product from today’s date to past and whether buying today actually makes sense or not. It is hard for me to do all product comparison. However, I selected two products randomly for arriving at any decision.
First, I selected the product called “Nike Air Vapour Indoor Court Shoes Tennis Shoes” and below is the image proof of what they are quoting.
In the below image now compare how they priced it before this offer. Up to 4th October 2014 price of this product was at Rs.3, 177 and suddenly the price raised to Rs.5, 295 on 5th October 2014. Therefore, 40% discount on Rs.5, 295 will be Rs.3, 177 i.e. the existing price of what it was on 4th October 2014 🙂
However, do not be in the inside judgmental mode after surprising price manipulation from Flipkart. There are a few good deals also. For example, few products are really down today.
Now the next product I selected was “Sony Xperia ZR (White)” which Flipkart claiming to be available at 30% discount and below the image will prove the same.
In below image you will find that the price on 5th October 2014 was Rs.18, 999 and today the price is actually slashed to 30% i.e. Rs. 15,999. In addition, you will find that the average price of a product priced at around Rs.19, 000 that is currently available at Rs.15, 999. So a true discount 🙂
So today’s Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Offer was not at all bad offer for a few products and very bad for a few. Those who bought the product with good price, knowledge and comparison with the best price to today or with other online sellers then they may be happy. But for the rest it is….
Moral of a story-Never buy products based on huge attractive Tags like 30% to 90% discounts. Instead, do your own research and if they are really discounted and moreover, they are very much necessary then buying it. Otherwise a BIG NO!!!
Note-I have not done the all product comparison. Also, I am not sure the above selected products are part of this offer or not as I found it confusing for the first timer like me. It is just a comparative study which gives you an insight about how the prices vary during big offer days 🙂