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Online advantage for offline deals

Many websites, apps offer discounts on services, products during lean periods, but read the fine print before choosing

Priya Nair 

Taking your family out for dinner at a five-star hotel is an expensive affair. A few years back, many would have chosen a cheaper option like a smaller restaurant. Things are different now.

There are websites and apps that can get you a booking in the same five-year hotel at a hefty discount, sometimes as high as 50 per cent. Similarly, getting a spa, hair treatment or pest control done for 25 per cent less is the new normal for people visiting these websites or downloading apps. Hyperlocal services: These websites or apps are marketplaces that aggregate hyperlocal services. Which means ...

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First Published: Sun, August 28 2016. 22:28 IST