The Raksha Bandhan festival is coming up just this weekend, and in order to celebrate it, Amazon has launched their Rakhi Store, which has been uniquely curated with items and products specifically for the purpose of gifting your siblings. This includes many gadgets like smart TVs, smartphones, special accessories and more. Some of the most notable products to be found in this special store include the Echo Dot (third generation) and the Fire TV Stick (third generation), as well as the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. And honestly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Rakhi store is a dedicated microsite on Amazon’s regular desktop site, which you can visit on your computer. Or, if you’re an Android user with the Amazon app, you can use the Alexa voice assistant to get there, simply by asking to go to the Rakhi Store.
It should probably be noted that the store’s offerings are in Indian Rupees (Rs.) However, Amazon has a built-in currency converter that will allow you to buy what you want with US dollars, assuming the product can be shipped to your location. Naturally, converting currency carries some extra fees with it, but some of these deals are so good that you could still be saving a fair deal of money on your purchase, even with those fees taken into account.
Admittedly, this site and its sales are more geared towards Indian customers, with many products getting extra discounts if they own a HDFC or IndusInd bank card. But that doesn’t mean American customers can’t take advantage, since there are still plenty of discounts on items like OnePlus Buds Z and the Sony Bravia 55-inch 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV with inbuilt Alexa. TVs in particular are receiving massive discounts on the site, with some of them being on sale for up to 40% off of their normal price.
On top of all of that, if you don’t know what to get, Amazon even allows you to get an Amazon Pay Gift Card, though that would only be beneficial if you were getting it as a gift for someone else.
Considering that Raksha Bandhan is a festival in which you celebrate your siblings, it goes without saying that the intent of this sale is for people to buy things for their siblings. But let’s be real here: no one is going to know or care if you buy these gifts for yourself. It’s hardly like those without siblings are excluded from the sale, or rather, it’s not like Amazon is going to run a background check on you to ensure you have a sibling.
Either way, whether you want to buy a gift for someone or for yourself, this is a good opportunity to get some expensive electronics at a hefty discount, as long as you are willing to jump through a few extra hoops as far as using Amazon’s currency converter is concerned.