Friday, 1 June 2012

Why you should wait for a week to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III

There is a good reason why one should not pre-book a high-profile smartphone in India, unless you are the kinds who like to flaunt the latest gizmo before anyone else – you end up paying through your nose for an exclusivity window that lasts for just a week. The Samsung Galaxy S III is no different. Launched today for a whopping Rs 43,180, the Galaxy S III’s price is dropping faster than Facebook’s IPO.

Samsung’s own estore is now offering it to those who pre-booked it or still want to buy it right away for Rs 42,500 but if you are willing to wait for a week, you could end up saving Rs 3,500 or more. Most online retailers are already offering it for under Rs 39,000. Online retail giant, Flipkart is taking pre-bookings for the Galaxy S III for Rs 38,900 while Buytheprice is adding a Rs 1,000 voucher along with a pair of Skullcandy headphones. Mumbai-based retailer, Mahesh Telecom is offering the smartphone for just Rs 37,800.

For now, the Galaxy S III will be available only at Samsung Plazas and Samsung Smartphone Cafes but it should be widely available across major retailers by next week at a much lower price. Wait it out, we suggest.