The trend of buying gadgets and gizmos online has picked up strongly in India. Every tech giant has flooded the market with plethora of online deals on smartphones, tablets laptops and other tech paraphernalia. But are these deals, really a dealmaker or a dealbreaker?
Shopping online indeed offers convenience. You get better price and an array of choices. However, one of has to be really wise while picking up a gadget from an online store.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to really reap the benefits of online deals.
Always compare and check prices on various sites. iPhone user, Neha Sharma says that she chose from three different deals provided by different online stores, before picking up iPhone 6 64 GB variant. She also added, “Apart from deals, I am on a lookout for promo codes and try to apply them as in when available.”
Another user, Sanjay Bakshi says, “Buying for me means taking advantage of online promotions.”
There are also chances that prices of same item will vary on daily basis during the deal and promotional season. It is advisable to keep your eye on the changing prices and pick the one that suits your pocket.
If you are on a budget you can also lookout for open box items. They are good as new and will not burn a hole in your pocket.
“I bought an open box iPad Air on e-Bay for $100 less and it was absolutely new, says Rakil.
You can also consider repaired items. They may not be as good as original but you can have a gadget or a phone of your choice for low price.Don’t fall for false marketing propositions like extended warranty schemes. Always go for warranty provided by the manufacturers.