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Old 19th July 2012, 09:31   #61
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I heard some rumours that FlipKart are in financial trouble?
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Old 19th July 2012, 09:50   #62
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^^Might be.
But the way they are treating their employees does not make it look like that.
I yesterday saw Etios taxis plying as shuttle for their employees.
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Old 19th July 2012, 10:04   #63
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the bad thing about flipkart is they dont have coupons and they tend to get greedy with prices for items that sell well.

For eg. i bought a laptop a week back and it was selling like hot cakes and in 4 days they increase its prices by 2500.

also the feedback in FK isnt a true system.they accept opinions about the flipkart purchase than the feedback on the products!!
on the contrary they quickly delete suggestions regarding poor sales or bad practices related to their website.
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Old 19th July 2012, 19:49   #64
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They have revised the minimum order rate for free shipping again! Some time back they bumped it to 200 and now it's 300.
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Default re: Flipkart takes over Letsbuy. End of Competition? EDIT: Flipkart now buys Myntra!

Also, have they finally killed LB? I was today trying to reach LB after a long time. Nada. It's gone, vanished...
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Also, have they finally killed LB? I was today trying to reach LB after a long time. Nada. It's gone, vanished...
not only killed the site but laid off all the guys going by the news report.
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not only killed the site but laid off all the guys going by the news report.
What are you saying?! What did they buy that site for in that case? Looks like that article on why they bought LB was true after all!
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It really doesn't look like Flipkart is in trouble.

Their delivery time for books they obtain from foreign vendors has gone down drastically. Earlier, they used to take 14-20 days to deliver a book obtained from a foreign publisher. Now the delivery time has reduced to 8 days(from the date of order confirmation).

Just last week I got this book from them(within 8 days from order date).
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Old 19th July 2012, 22:18   #69
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not only killed the site but laid off all the guys going by the news report.
They did that. Some of those guys are now in our office
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They have revised the minimum order rate for free shipping again! Some time back they bumped it to 200 and now it's 300.
Yes, checked the price of book 'story of philosophy' and flipkart and indiaplaza, there was a marginal difference of Rs. 7. Since I already have an activity a/c with flipkart i went head and placed an order, only to find shipping charge or Rs. 30/-. Jumped ship to indiaplaza and have saved Rs. 37 on a Rs. 215 book.
And indiaplaza has delivered the book in a days time...

Lesson learnt, don't blindly go by flipkart rates for books, they are not among the cheapest anymore...
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Letsbuy site now is redirecting all the traffic to flipkart.
I remember I bought the 2 TB drive from Letsbuy and saved Rs 990. And got coupons worth Rs 200. I think the way Flipkart goes from here will illustrate the difference between the thinking of Indian minds and the Jeff Bezos of Amazon.
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FlipKart offers products which are at least 30-40 Rs less than all other online shopping sites. I happened to order AVG antivirus from FlipKart which cost me 544 bucks and the same in AVG site was offered at 1300 , how come so much difference?
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FlipKart offers products which are at least 30-40 Rs less than all other online shopping sites. I happened to order AVG antivirus from FlipKart which cost me 544 bucks and the same in AVG site was offered at 1300 , how come so much difference?
How can you call the official AVG site as "all other online shopping sites"? The official site will obviously sell for the MRP and even physical stores will give a better price than that.

Please mention which all sites you checked the price from before making sweeping statements and misleading people.
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How can you call the official AVG site as "all other online shopping sites"? The official site will obviously sell for the MRP and even physical stores will give a better price than that.

Please mention which all sites you checked the price from before making sweeping statements and misleading people.
I am not misleading any one here buddy. I am not a promoter of flipkart and all other shopping sites I meant were like snapdeal and few others I searched via google. Wanted to order baby products where I compared the prices and there were clearly a difference of 30 to 40 bucks.
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Buying books on flipkart doesnt save much anymore. For an order or 5 books, the prices are Rs.987 (flipkart), Rs. 864 (bookadda) and Rs. 743 (homeshop18).

The difference between flipkart and homeshop18 is too high to ignore. Service of homeshop18 is very good. Got the books within 2 days of ordering and were packed very well.
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