Everything you need to know about Australia's first Amazon Prime Day

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An Amazon Prime member is more likely to buy from Amazon than from rival e-commerce portals like Flipkart. Flipkart's Big Shopping Days will start from 4:00pm on Jul 16 and will continue till July 19.

Amazon is expecting not just a spurt in its sales over the 36-hour-long Amazon Prime Day but is also targeting a jump in its Prime membership, which leads to brand loyalty.

Amazon is offering discounts on its exclusive products like Amazon Echo, Fire Stick and Kindle services, apart from expected discounts on electronics, smartphones and clothes of around 50 percent. According to the landing page, the Prime Day Sale will also bring huge discounts on the products from the categories like clothing, smart devices, home appliances, interiors and much more. Buyers paying through SBI credit cards can avail 10 per cent discount on their phone purchases. To give you an idea, the Pixel 2 128GB storage model usually retails for Rs. 53,999 on Flipkart. Today, the phone can be effectively grabbed for as low as Rs. 42,999. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro shall be offered for Rs.6,490 (MRP Rs.8,490). The e-tailer will also host sales for Xiaomi's Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 at different time slots on July 16. Incidentally, the Note8 exchange has up to Rs 10,000 off. The Asus Zenfone 5Z (review) is going to go on sale starting from Rs. 29,999 as well.

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There are lucrative exchange offers on some popular smartphones too. The red variant is now only available in the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage configuration. This variant of the OnePlus flagship has been priced at Rs 39,990. The year 2017 witnessed India's first Prime Day this time in July after which Amazon declared that on Prime Day and in the week leading up to it, more customers had joined Prime than in any full month since the launch of Prime in India.

Other phones on offer include the Honor 7X, Honor 7C, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Huawei P20 Pro and Lite, and Vivo V7+, Vivo V9.

Amazon will also be offering cashbacks and discounts with the use of Amazon Pay or HDFC Bank. On Amazon Pay, users can get 10 per cent back on loading balance in the digital wallet.

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