The 2021 Black Friday sale has kicked off online. About a week ago, most major online retailers already started offering early access to some of these deals. If you’re looking to grab some tech from India during the 2021 Black Friday sale, we’ve hand-picked some of the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and other online retailers. Buying products from India during Black Friday can be tricky, so make sure to calculate the total cost before buying, which includes shipping, duties and other local taxes.
Black Friday Sale 2021 – The best deals to grab from India
Nintendo Switch (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle)
If you’re shopping online during the 2021 Black Friday India sale, make sure to buy things that aren’t usually available in India. You can unofficially buy the Nintendo Switch, though, but if you want to import a device outright, you can grab a Black Friday bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (digital download) for $300 (~Rs. 22,500) on Best Special Nintendo Switch console buy. You’ll need someone to carry it (provided it’s within allowed customs restrictions) or use a third-party shipping service.
Buy Now: $300 (~Rs. 22,500)
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE has dropped to one of the lowest prices during the 2021 Black Friday sale. Best Buy is selling the 40mm model at a discounted price of $219 (approximately Rs 16,400). This deal is ideal if you have friends or relatives over and you can take it with you (provided they are within the customs restrictions they allow). You can also import it indirectly into India using a third party shipping service, in which case you should also consider shipping and import duties.
Buy Now: $219 (~Rs 16,400)
Kindle Paperwhite 2021 Models
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite 2021 model (ad-supported) is down to $105 (~Rs. 8,000) during Amazon’s Black Friday 2021 sale. This is the new Paperwhite model with a 6.8-inch display and adjustable warm light. The only problem is that this is an ad-supported model, which sounds like a good deal considering the Indian pricing if you don’t mind running some ads for a lower price. Amazon doesn’t ship it directly to India, so you’ll need to consider a third-party shipping service.
Buy Now: $105 (~Rs. 8,000)
Blindfold Mission 2
Best Buy is offering a $50 e-gift card with the purchase of a new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. This might work for you or someone you know in the US and effectively brings the price down to $250 (~Rs 19,000). You’ll still have to figure out the logistics part, but considering it’s still not officially available in India, it’s still going to be a lot less than what you’ll find online and offline here.
Buy Now: $299 (~Rs. 22,400)
Apple AirPods (third generation)
The latest Apple AirPods (3rd gen) are currently down to $170 (approx Rs 13,000) on Amazon US during the ongoing Black Friday 2021 sale. Amazon is also offering an additional $20 discount at checkout, bringing the effective price down to $150 (approximately Rs 11,200). These compact TWS earbuds are easier to ship and lighter, but you still need to calculate import duties. The new AirPods (3rd generation) include some key features of the AirPods Pro TWS earphones, but no ANC.
Buy Now: $170 (~Rs 13,000)
Fitbit charging 5
Fitbit Charge 5 is down to $130 (roughly Rs 10,000) during Best Buy’s Black Friday 2021 sale. The deal applies to all three color variants. Fitbit Charge 5 comes with fitness tracking and a 6-month premium subscription. If you make health a resolution for 2022, this might be a way to start.
Buy Now: $130 (~Rs 10,000)
Surfshark VPN Subscription
One of the best things you can buy internationally during the Black Friday sale is a digital subscription. Surfshark’s two-year VPN subscription is currently down to Rs. 4,450 and you also get three months of additional access. Since the service can run on multiple devices at the same time, you can split the purchase with your friends or family, so you end up with a very low overall cost.
Buy Now: Rs. 4,450