Flipkart has opened pre-bookings for some of the deals it will offer in the festive sale, ahead of its Big Billion Days sale. Some of its upcoming deals can be booked in advance between October 11 and October 14 — Flipkart said.
Consumers will have to pay Re 1 token amount, to pre-book a deal. After the deal opens on October 15 for Flipkart Plus members or on October 16 for regular users, the consumers who pre-booked a deal will have 24 hours to make the remaining payment.
As we have mentioned earlier, the bank offer SBI cardholders will get a 10 per cent discount on most deals will not be applicable if a consumer pre-books a deal. Flipkart notes on its support page, “The bank offer won’t be applicable on Pre-booked items even if the combined value of items is eligible for bank offer. Bank Offers cannot be clubbed with this Pre-book offer.”
Another key point to note is that not all deals can be pre-booked. Only the deals available on the pre-booking page can be utilised through this method. This means many of the blockbuster deals are not part of the pre-booking offer. For example, Flipkart is going to sell the Galaxy S20+ for Rs 49,999 in the Big Billion Days Sale, but that deal is not open to pre-booking.
Both Flipkart and Amazon are getting ready to kick-off their festive sales. While Flipkart will run its festive sale from October 16 to October 21, Amazon is starting its sale from October 17, and the company hasn’t yet revealed the end date. There are reports that Amazon’s Great Indian Festive Sale will run for one month.