Apple iPhone in India will cost you Rs 1,000 to experiment for two weeks and return without any damages.
The device vendor is charging Rs 1,000 as re-stocking fee and credit card charges. The scheme is not available with EMI options. This means, you need to make upfront payment towards the cost when you buy an iPhone and wait for refund. Your return payment minus Rs 1,000 will be done within 7 working days.
There are several conditions. When you return before two weeks, Apple iPhone and the packet should be in working condition without any damage, scratch, tampering, etc. Accessories are not part of the schemes. The special offer is available only at Apple premium reseller stores.
Apple does not feature in the top three list of smartphone vendors in 2013 in India. Its main rival Samsung has 37 percent smartphone market share last year, while Micromax and Karbonn had share of 18.6 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.
CMR research report says smartphone shipments cross 41 million units last year, registering an annual growth of 172.2 percent in 2013. Smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 were 14 million.
The American vendor is also offering other schemes to push sales.
For instance, Apple iPad mini is available with an exchange offer of Rs 5,000. You can exchange you old tablet, computer or smartphone.
This apart, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available with 10 percent cash back offer if you are paying with Citibank credit card.
The cash back with iPhone 5s 16GB is Rs 5,350, while iPhone 5c 16 GB will get you Rs 4,190 cash back. The effective price of iPhone 5s will be Rs 48,150 and iPhone 5c Rs 37,710. Citibank is also offering EMI options with a down payment of Rs 9,990.