coupons, cashback and bargain!

It was the time of Diwali when the Sale season was at the full swing and everyone was looking for great offer coupons to buy stuff. I was just following all the deals, and cash backs which all the online sites were offering and I came across this deal on Flipkart which I couldn’t resist. But before that,a little background of why I was so desperate to buy.

IMG-20130531-WA0022I ended up breaking the screen of my Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3 at a social function. This was the first major disaster that happened to any of my gadgets. I have always been so particular about my gadgets that this was almost an unbelievable thing. I was all the more upset when I got to know that the screen replacement might cost me about 10K and that to the screens were not available in India as the device had not launched here officially. It was indeed not worth spending 10K on this phone when the actual cost of the new one was about 13-15K.  The good part was that the phone still worked perfectly fine. I decided to continue with this until I get a good bargain for the new phone.

After a few months, at the time of Diwali, as I mentioned earlier, I saw this deal on Flipkart which offered a new Nexus 4 with great deal. 15% cash back on Standard Chartered credit/debit card along with 3 goodies worth 3K free. The cost of the phone was roughly about 24K. This came in as the perfect deal for me. I started looking for someone with Standard Chartered CC/DC along with good bargain to sell my old broken phone. All the vendors offered me hardly 2K for my old phone stating the screen cost of 10K and actual market price of new phone as 12K. I was sure I could get a better bargain as the phone was in a perfect working condition and that’s when some one told me about guys. I contacted them and they offered me a good  cash back of 5.5K, I was dancing like crazy with that offer. And in the meanwhile, I got a friend over twitter who was willing to help me with his Standard Chartered CC.

So then everything was sorted. Actual new gadget price 24+K, discount on StanChart CC of about 4Kish, cash back of 5.5K on the old broken phone and goodies worth 3K = New phone price of about 12Kish. Best purchase that was!

PS: I would have loved to mention the name of the person who helped me buy the new phone but for valid reasons, I’ll skip that. Many many thanks for helping me get the best deal of my lifetime 🙂


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4 responses to “coupons, cashback and bargain!”

  1. Arvind Passey Avatar

    The concept explained well. loved the simplicity of the post.

    Arvind Passey

    1. rina Avatar

      thanks 🙂

  2. Anmol Rawat Avatar

    Congrats for the new phone. It’s an awesome one ! 🙂

    1. rina Avatar

      thanks 🙂

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