The court ruled in favor of Bansal and Snapdeal was told to pay a fine of Rs 2000

How a BTech student from Punjab got an iPhone for Rs 68 on SnapdealFile Photo
news iPhone Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 20:19

An iPhone 5S is priced at Rs 28,999 on Snapdeal currently but strangely enough, a  B.Tech student from Punjab got it for Rs 68.

As reported by Indiatimes on February 12, 2015, Nikhil Bansal ordered the phone for Rs 68 on the Snapdeal website but his order was cancelled, following which he approached the district consumer court in Sangrur.

The court ruled in favor of Bansal and Snapdeal was told to pay a fine of Rs 2000 in March 2015 to the consumer welfare fund in addition to the phone for the promised sum. The court termed it a "clear-cut case of deficiency in service."

Snapdeal challenged the order and was made to pay Rs 10, 000 to the consumer welfare fund.

An NDTV article on the same states that Snapdeal is often found guilty of artificially inflating discounts by giving a misleading MRP to lure customers.

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