As of now you can buy old or used products at eBay and other auction websites in India and for new ones to you may go to Flipkart or Snapdeal however this is first time that a third kind and a new model of e-commerce market has been introduced in India by a Noida, India based e-commerce based startup Gobol.in which is disrupting the Indian consumer electronics market by creating a new segment by selling refurbished, surplus and factory seconds products with assured warranty in india.
Gobol.in an online e-commerce portal is first of a kind e-comm portal in India that is doing the same with huge discounted product in its inventory.At Gobol.in you can buy a new refurbished product at lesser price value comparing to other best e-commerce portals in India, for example Gobol.in is selling refurbished Samsung galaxy S3 with Samsung warranty at cost of Rs.21500 which is otherwise selling at Rs.27500 on flipkart.
Refurbished item must not be confused with old or ‘used’ product, reason – ‘Refurbished’ items are those that have been previously returned to a manufacturer or vendor for various reasons. Refurbished products are normally tested for functionality and defects before they are sold. The main difference between ‘refurbished’ and ‘used’ products is that refurbished products have been tested and verified to function properly, and are thus free of defects, while ‘used’ products may or may not be defective.
Although at Gobol.in you’ll see less varieties and much less brands comparing to multi-brand e-commerce shops such as flipkart, Snapdeal or eBay India etc. but the prices are way lesser than any of the portals and of what ever inventory they have, I bet you wont find products at this much price anywhere online in India. You can buy a 24 inch LCD as much low as just Rs.10,000 which is really attractive.
Refurbished e-commerce model is a new model and a new market segment that Gobol.in is trying to create in India with products sold with assured warranty and box pack. Gobol is offering the same services to consumers like any other ace e-commerce portals like – products on EMIs, cash on delivery, free shipping and above all assured warranty and If Gobol can offer fast deliveries like Flipkart I am sure this model will going to give a stiff competition to other multi-brand e-commerce in India especially flipkart’s mobile segment and eBay India.
Interestingly The portal is being headed by Mr. Vipul Bathwal, ex-flipkart who introduced mobiles as a category for flipkart at that time. The name Gobol of portal is taken from phrase – GO Big On Life (Gobol).