Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Big Billion Day by Flipkart

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 By , , 8 comments

I couldn’t control the fervor to write on 'The Big Billion Day' conducted by Flipkart: The Online MegaStore. Would I be paid for the promotion?

My say!

Anyway, the people were expressing their opinion with zest, so I thought to raise my voice too; not in support and certainly not agin, but just to convey my experience.

So, starting from the point when I actually took notice of this bumper sale; the time was 9.30 in the morning. I was flipping the new paper from page to page skimming through the matter given under the broadest and boldest titles.

Finally, after 5mins (yes, 5mins!), I reached till the end where the advertisement for this sale was given. There was no chance that I would miss that out. Reason being, it looked fancy and I personally am very fond of such things.

So, I started to check out the deals and hallelujah, I saw Samsung Galaxy Tab for Rs 1300 something (if not mistaken). My eyes took a roll inside. I was bewildered. Thus, just to be sure, I knocked my head and read it again. It was real. I wasn’t dreaming.

Thereafter, I read more and found that the deals were amazing. Literally! You just can’t deny this thing, especially for the electronics segment. I don’t want to comment on anything else. That would unnecessarily shift the topic.

Anyway, I went through each and every deal, gave a prudent thought about it for a few seconds and then went on to announce this thing to my mom. She, after I finished, yawned and finally said that it is only a marketing gimmickry. I shouldn’t pay attention to that, she added.

Some of the tweets during the Big Billion Day

That discouraged me a little, but then, since curiosity resides in me, so, I went to switch on the computer to check out the sale. After those long 5minutes (old pc), I was gazing at the home page of Flipkart.

Am I in heaven? I said to myself. The deals made me speechless (I was already penniless though). Somebody has hacked into Flipkart, I thought. But, whatever be the reason, I called my mom to see it.

She, like I expected, was tongue-tied. I sneered and said, wasn’t I telling the truth to you. She didn’t say anything and that meant my victory.

However, after that, I suggested her to buy a new cellphone (a smartphone) because that is what the trend is. Her old Nokia phone has been serving since the time of Akbar and still shows full battery even after 2 days of continuous usage; terrific, right? But it should retire.

She nodded. The signal was given and I went on to do the thing that is my forte; exploration. I searched from tip to toe of the entire website. Sadly, the best deal of Nokia 525 for 910 (something) was already out of stock. So, I had to look for another same kind of deal.

All that in mind, added with, my mom had no prior experience of using a smartphone, I came up with Nokia 520 for Rs 4999. She agreed, as expected, and thereafter the marathon for buying that phone began.

I quickly logged into my account and pressed the Buy Now tab. It worked, the phone was on my cart and the excitement grew.

Then, I went ahead and clicked to see my cart, which shockingly was empty. I didn’t expect that; literally. It has never happened with me, ever, on any site whatsoever. But, then, it wasn’t any other normal day too, I thought.

So, I repeated the process, wishing to get lucky, keeping intact my sentiments. It didn’t work for the 2nd time in the row. Wow, it sure was a surprise day rather than anything else. But, then, patience was something worth keeping that time.

I kept trying for another 10mins, not giving up at all. I never was so enthusiastic in my life before, except for playing sports. And, that made me go on and on.

Finally, the moment arrived. Flopkart actually turned to be a Flipkart sale for me (for mom actually). I bagged the phone. I won the fight. I felt like Hulk. May be, Batman. Or, add any superhero of your choice. These are some among my favorites.

It felt outstanding. The experience was ultimately good, because I bagged something from the sale. Though, I wished to buy a 2 TB hard disk, a pen drive for Rs 1 too, but all that went missing far before I got the smell of it. Otherwise, you know the beast in me.
By the way, my birthday is coming very soon; precisely, on 22nd October. So, if you want to gift me something, then, I suppose, I have given a very lucid idea above. I would be waiting.
*Yeah, I’m shameless. Thank you*


  1. Funny but serious .Did you get the fruit of that weird deal ..... advance happy birthday

    1. I waiting for the fruit :)
      It will reach sooner or later.
      Thank you :)

      Keep visiting O:)

  2. hmmmm too bad... I actully compared prices of a few normal items not the ones that were extremely low and found other sites to be actually lower without the sale... so much for the sale...

    1. They actually reduced and increased the prices on a lot of things so as to maintain the overall ratio!

      Keep visiting O:)

  3. Hahaha, congrats on bagging that phone from Flipkart ! i tried my very best but phones were playing hide n seek with e on the big billion day though i shopped for apparel and makeup at unbelievable prices :D

    1. Ahaaann! You had a victory too :)
      Congratulations on your purchase :D
      That doubled the fun for me, finding somehow who successfully bought something that day :P

      Keep visiting O:)

  4. I tried, but didn't get what I wanted as they were out of stock! :)

    1. Oh! That's sad!
      Best of luck for the next time! :)

      Keep visiting O:)