You might all be aware that Samsung has launched Galaxy SII in India on May 25 and has exclusively partnered with Letsbuy to take pre-bookings. Samsung has announced the MRP (Maximum retail price) of Galaxy SII as Rs.32830. It was available for pre-booking for just Rs.1000 and the remaining amount (Rs.31830) was payable later at the time of actual phone purchase. To add some spice, Samsung/Letsbuy offered some freebies with pre-bookings such as Bluetooth (which ran out of stock on May 31), a case, HDMI Adapter and a screen cover (so effectively, there are only 3 freebies from 1-7 June). From outside, it looks as if Letsbuy has received quite a lot of orders.
Now, came 8 June, which was earlier announced as the last day of pre-orders, the price of Galaxy S2 comes down to Rs.30999 with 4 freebies again, this time, a new one that of Samsung car charger added to the list.
So what does that mean to those over-enthusiastic fellows who pre-ordered as soon as it’s available?
It simply means that they are paying Rs.831 more than those who book now at Letsbuy and also don’t get a more useful freebie in car charger compared to their Bluetooth headset. What’s worse? They still didn’t get their phone and will only get it along with those who book now.
Way to do your business people.
Update: As Guru Nayak said in the comments below, letsbuy is officially giving away Rs.2000 voucher for all those who already made full payment (pre-revised price). So some love finally for the early pre-booking fellows.
Update 2: And I can confirm now that I have received my Rs.2000 coupon from letsbuy which doesn’t have any expiry period. Use it whenever you want to buy something from letsbuy. Also, they have been generous enough to provide me a car charger for free (which early set of buyers didn’t get).