Google’s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) the 3-day online shopping festival which started yesterday and will go on till 12th December, has some heavy discounts on products. It has around 450 companies participating in it which is twice the number from last year. The shopping categories includes everything from Baby &
Kids to Books & Magazines to Jewellery to Electronics to Travel. There are two new sections in the GOSF 2014 namely ‘Exclusive Launch Corner,’ which will have new launches being sold exclusively via GOSF and the other section is ‘299 Corner’ which as the name implies will have everything at Rs 299 along with free home delivery and cash on delivery options.
Several websites, including Amazon, Snapdeal, FabFunish and FirstCry have geared up for the GOSF sale. Coupon Dunia has already listed GOSF shopping coupons for different shopping websites, while DesiDime has created a special section for GOSF on its website, which lets users see all GOSF deals in one place.
According to a report in The Economic Times, the participating companies are laying a lot of stress on the logistics part of the festival. To that end, they are hiring supply-chain experts, increasing capacities and looking at customer trends in order to anticipate a demand and be prepared. Snapdeal and Jabong are partnering with multiple logistics firms to ensure that they are prepared for high volume deliveries post the GOSF sale.
To kick-off the GOSF sale, Google launched the Chromecast and the Nexus 6 in India. Apart from the two Google products here are seven tech products that are available at a huge discount.
MRP: Rs 22,999
GOSF Price: Rs 15,999
If you want an affordable laptop for regular tasks, the 11-inch Acer Chromebook C720 is being offered at an attractive price of Rs 15,999. For someone working on word documents, wants decent multi-media playback and is completely invested in the Google eco-system, the Chromebook C720 makes a lot of sense. To make the deal even sweeter, Acer has added in a one-year international travellers warranty, free 1TB Google Drive storage for two years and Skullcandy headphones worth Rs 2,999.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (second gen)
MRP: Rs 10,999
GOSF Price: Rs 8,999
If you love reading, then getting the Kindle Paperwhite is a no-brainer. The second generation Kindle Paperwhite is fast, has weeks of battery life and comes with a front-light which lets you even read in the dark. It is much better than reading books on a smartphone or a tablet, which can cause a lot of eye-strain due to their backlight. With the frontlight on the Paperwhite, you can comfortably read for long hours without feeling any strain on the eyes. You can also go for the latest Kindle (2014) which is being offered at Rs 4,999 which is Rs 1,000 off its actual price. Here’s a full review of the Amazon Kindle (2014).
MRP: Rs 39,990
GOSF Price: Rs 34,990
Microsoft Xbox One is being offered at a Rs 5,000 discount on Amazon. You will get a free FIFA 2015 game as well as an additional controller
bundled in with the deal. This deal is clearly for the gaming enthusiasts. Amazon is also offering 60 per cent off on games on platforms such as Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 as well as PC.
Philips DSP 2800 5.1 speaker set
MRP: Rs 6,999
GOSF Price: Rs 1,999
Philips DSP 2800 is selling at a massive 71 per cent discount. It is available on most e-commerce sites for around Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000. It’s a 5.1 multimedia speaker set with 20W RAM output power and can connect to your PC, MP3 player, CD/DVD player and so on.
MRP: Rs 28,209
GOSF Price: 25,999
If you are a Windows Phone user and wish to switch to a modern, affordable flagship smartphone that does it all, you can’t go too wrong with the Nokia Lumia 830. It has a great display, decent battery life and fantastic camera. The 10MP PureView camera comes with a great set of manual controls and editing features, which makes it a perfect choice for photo enthusiasts looking for a mid-range smartphone. It’s definitely not the fastest phone in its league, but it works well for moderate uses. The Lumia 830 is a worthy upgrade from the Lumia 820 and the 720, though Lumia 920 users might prefer the Lumia 930 to get a huge bump in specs.
MRP: Rs 51,990
GOSF Price: Rs 29,499
If you always wanted a 40-inch full HD TV but did not have the budget for it, this GOSF deal sounds quite tempting. You are getting a 40-inch full HD Samsung slim LED backlit LCD TV which comes with two HDMI and two USB ports allowing features such as USB to USB transfer. It allows you to take screenshots or record content off your TV.
MRP: Rs 66,590
GOSF Price: Rs 49,890
Flipkart is offering 25 per cent off on the Lenovo ThinkPad E431 which is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and comes with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphics. It runs Windows 8 and comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM along with 500GB of hard drive. The 14-inch display offers 1600×900 pixel resolution. Flipkart pricing at the moment is Rs 59,990 whereas the GOSF pricing puts it at Rs 49,890.