On the evening of 12th Oct, as I was on my way back home from an exhausting field trip getting any calls or messages was the last thing I wished for. Suddenly my phone vibrated and surprisingly I was overjoyed to see what it entailed. It was a reminder cum notification from my Flipkart mobile application about the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, which was to begin the next day! This was the second edition of last year’s Big Billion Day though spread over five days, this time starting the roller coaster ride from 13th Oct to 17th Oct 2015.
We all must agree that getting discounts is the prerogative of EVERY shopper like me. And this blockbuster of a sale offered incredible offers and discounts on over 70 product categories to us. I was so thrilled from the moment I had got the reminder that I forgot all about my day long fatigue and waited up till midnight for the sale to kick start, with my shopping-list in hand!
This sale was restricted to Flipkart’s mobile application. It is a great app which makes it easy to maneuver here and there with one click, it is handy, it even offers an option to ‘shake’ the phone and interact with our peer in a separate box, yet I wish they had made the sale available on the website as well; maybe because I still love the mouse plus we can multitask and open as many tabs of different categories. But the discounts were amazing which made up for my grievances.
I came across all the products that I was looking for carrying massive discounts. Not just for me, but there was a lot to gratify everyone as we could get everything under the sun here. Moreover, dates were earmarked for specific products like 14th to 17th Oct slot was dedicated to home, TVs & appliances where we could choose from vacuum cleaners, irons, household essentials, furnishing, lighting, decor and furniture. Among the great buys were coffee and side tables carrying 60-80% discount and wardrobes with minimum 50% off on them.
Gadget deals comprising of unprecedented discounts on mobile & accessories were the main attraction from 15th to 17th Oct. I was exhilarated to find headphones, mobile cases & covers, portable hard drives, memory chips, power banks being sold on reduced rates. Laptop skins and Selfie sticks were for grabs for Rs.99 each, we could avail Rs. 10,000 off on Windows laptops on exchange. From 16th to 17th Oct we had a date with electronics & automotives including tablets, car media players, Car and bike tyres carrying an extra 25% off, Bosch tools having 50% money off, Autofurnish car covers for just Rs. 499. The last day was meant for book and stationery lovers.
I ordered a beautiful full sleeved jacket. I was glad to find the item delivered to me before the scheduled date.
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I also ordered a few fiction books as the discount of 80% on them was simply hard to resist. If I had not bought my new phone only recently then I would not have missed out on grand deals on Motorola handsets. I was truly baffled to find all these deals, I had an amazinf experience with the Big Billion Days sale. I am a happy person right now that all my orders have been delivered to my hands.
Flipkart is well known for going out of the way in satisfying the buyers and making our shopping experience a worthy one. And so they found another way to give us back by running a contest to award a trip to Dubai to one top shopper for each day. The next BBD is eagerly awaited!
How was your experience like?
Written by Anushri Saxena (Fashion Features)