The Apple iPhone 6 is available for as low as Rs 10,000 on Flipkart. But there is a catch. Photograph: (WION)
It looks like a deal, but it's not a deal. Here's why
India e-commerce major Flipkart is offering a discount of up to Rs 22,000 on the 16 GB iPhone 6 model, which is priced at Rs 31,990, under an exchange program. This means that you can get a new iPhone 6 for as low as Rs 10,000.
The deal looks tempting and many of you wouldn’t mind trading in your old phone to get a brand new iPhone 6 for Rs 10K, but hold on. Because chances that you would get a discount of Rs 22,000 on your phone is very less.
We checked the list of devices on Flipkart to ascertain what all models are eligible for such a huge discount under the exchange program. And to our surprise it’s only the iPhone 6s Plus that can be exchanged for a discount of Rs 22,000. But why would one trade in a high-end model for an old one? In fact, the scuccessor to the iPhone 6 - iPhone 6s - can get you an exchange discount of Rs 17,840.
Surprisingly, no Samsung phone is eligible for a discount of Rs 22,000. Talking about other successful flagship models, OnePlus 3 owners can exchange their phones for a discount of Rs 11,000 and the Google Nexus 6P users for Rs 10,190.
Therefore, it's not a deal, but a gimmick. The move comes across as Flipkart's desperate attempt to draw people’s attention.