While there were some who did manage to get goof deals on cosmetics and smaller items, high-end deals like tabs and mobiles were out of stock within seconds. 16 GB pendrive, Lenovo tabs, Samsung mobile etc had close to 70-80% sale offer, but were out of stock within seconds.
"I wanted a pendrive and had selected the item and kept it ready since 7:45 am. The moment the clock ticket 8:00 am, I clicked on the buy button, but it never appeared on my cart. It then popped up a message "out of stock" and it was just 8:05 am then," said Nishi, a content developer.
Another professional, Sunanda got a very good deal on Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend, which she got for Rs 99 when the actual price was Rs 145. Interestingly, after an order was placed, the next lot appeared with a price tag of Rs 150 and the MRP surprisingly was Rs 175.
Some even complain that the pricing is more than what what Amazon is offering. Add to it the confusion of fluctuating prices, which consumers believe is a strategy to compensate for products whose prices have been slashed down heavily.
At the end of the day, Twitter provided the real picture, here are some of them-both hilarious and anxious:
Amazon is selling pen drives cheaper than the big billion Flipkart sale right now. Sale ke naam pa kalank hai Flipkart. Thoo. #banflipkart— Achari Nimboo (@Retweet_Addict) October 6, 2014
So Flipkart has an offer on Van Heusen officewear. And took the photo in the RSS office. pic.twitter.com/tEufF9sRaM— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 6, 2014
So glad India doesn't do brick and mortar Black Friday sales. After seeing the response to the Flipkart sale, i feel like there'd be murders— Rohan (@mojorojo) October 6, 2014
TIL that by Flipkart sale they didn't mean that Flipkart was for sale. I had already taken out the cheque book. #facepalm— Ambaniji's Diary (@FakeAmbaniji) October 6, 2014
Just bought some Self-Respect on @Flipkart - it was at a 48% discount, so I got less than I bargained for.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) October 6, 2014
Xth board: 404 not foundJEE results: 404 not foundCAT reslts: 404 not foundFlipkart sale: 404 not foundLife is a quest to find 404— GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) October 6, 2014
Complete nonsense @Flipkart .. Chose my products and then Message pops up saying they cannot be delivered to the locations in South Delhi !!— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) October 6, 2014
*Flipkart announces a 50% hike for its employees**Delirious employees chk thr payslip**404 Not found**hike is on conveyance allowance*— GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) October 6, 2014
Flipkart has become that room of Russell Crowe's from A Beautiful Mind. pic.twitter.com/gxnWJTg5E5— Akshar (@AksharPathak) October 6, 2014
I was looking for a baby on the Flipkart sale... But it said Out Of Stork!— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) October 6, 2014
So, Flipkart is giving 44% off on Half Girlfriend. Which of course makes it just slightly over a Quarter Girlfriend.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 6, 2014
Nexus 5 16GB Snapdeal : Rs.22500Flipkart : Rs.27000Amazon : Rs.23500Best deal in Snapdeal http://t.co/f2SeKHH9dP— @Adhyayam Fan (@ynakg) October 6, 2014
The Flipkart Big billion sale ended at 8:05 a.m. Thanks for coming.— GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) October 6, 2014
Seems like @flipkart has increased price of items about 30-80% as a preparation for the big billion day.— B (@pythonerd) October 5, 2014
According to a report by the Economic Times, Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon may spend up to Rs 200 crore this festive season.