Flipkart, one of the biggest online e-commerce websites in India, is known for hosting sales on smartphones with exchange offers from time to time. This time around, Flipkart is offering a discount of up to Rs 22,000 in exchange of your old smartphone which when combined with a flat discount of Rs 5000 that the e-commerce website is offering on the iPhone 6 means that you can get the handset for only around Rs 10,000 ($150). Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is.
The iPhone 6 usually retails for Rs 36,990 on Flipkart, but the flat Rs 5000 discount has reduced its price to Rs 31,990. Deduct Rs 22,000 that you can get in discount if you trade in your old phone, and you can potentially buy the iPhone 6 for only Rs 10,000. No wonder that many consumers in India have been sharing this deal on WhatsApp and other social media channels saying that one can get the iPhone 6 for only Rs 10,000 through Flipkart’s latest sale.
The catch here is that to get the iPhone 6 for Rs 10,000, you will have to exchange your iPhone 6s Plus with it. The maximum discount of Rs 22,000 that Flipkart is offering in exchange for your old phone is only available on the iPhone 6s Plus. Exchanging any other premium flagship smartphone will only get you anywhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 14,000 off, with even the iPhone 6s fetching only Rs 17,840 in exchange discount. Other premium Android smartphones like the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, Sony Xperia Z5 all fetch a far lesser value.
You can get more out of your old phone if you sell it through Olx, Quikr, or if you don’t want to deal with so many people, you can directly sell your old phone to ReGlobe which will come and collect the phone from your doorstep.
So, to get an iPhone 6 for Rs 10,000 ($150), you will have to trade-in your newer, powerful, and more expensive iPhone. Does not sound like such a good deal anymore now, does it?