India’s Flipkart discounts Pixel 2 to below US pricing

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When India imports anything here, people usually have to pay a truckload in import fees to get it. It’s not a pretty sight, seeing the wallet that empty. Well, not that the country uses banknotes anymore.

In any case, when the Google Pixel 2 debuted earlier this year, it was priced at Rs. 61,000 or $945. Not all that surprising when the iPhone 8 starts at Rs. 64,000. But Flipkart is about to sweeten the pot by offering a three-part discount for consumers that can jump through the right hurdles.

First, Flipkart itself will take Rs. 11,001 off the price while the banks will subsidize another Rs. 10,000 if a credit or debit card is used, bringing the total down to a more appealing Rs. 39,999 ($620). Buyers can also trade in their old phone for up to Rs. 18,000 more. That could bring the effective price to $341. This deal is guaranteed from December 7 to 9.

The Google Store in the US is currently offering up to $500 in store credit and trade-in discounts for the Pixel 2, bringing it down to a minimum price of $149. All things considered, India should have it pretty okay, at least for three days.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.