- Flipkart opens pre-booking for some deals ahead of the Big Billion Days Sale.
- Consumers will have to pay Re 1 to pre-book a deal.
- Pre-booking a deal will give a buyer confirmed access to the deal when it opens.
Ahead of its Big Billion Days Sale, Flipkart has opened pre-bookings for some of the deals it will offer in the festive sale. The e-retailer says that some of its upcoming deals can be booked in advance between October 11 and October 14.
To pre-book a deal, consumers will have to pay Re 1 token amount. 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.
Interestingly, the bank offer SBI card holders 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+ at a price of Rs 49,999 in the Big Billion Days Sale, but that deal is not open to pre-booking.
Most of the deals open to pre-booking are in apparels, shoes, home and kitchen items etc.
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.