Online train tickets vs offline train tickets

Online train tickets vs offline train tickets

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This comparison is purely for 1AC / 2AC / 3AC.

While sleeper class still continues to remain sort of loot for online booking
online booking doesn’t seem to offer super discounts as they claim of 100 / 200

1. Take any offline route of 1400 / 1500.
2. Now check irctc charge it would add Rs. 36 approx be it from its portal / any booking portal – mmt / goibibo/ yatra
3. Now each portal adds its another 35-40 rs as travel agent charges authorized by irctc.
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If you are using any offer on irctc portal u may add up paying some payment gateway charge. Currently hdfc bhim upi is free wheras axis & paytm charge 10 + tax.
For dc / cc again 10rs + tax to 1.8% charge is there.
For wallet offer again 0.5% to 1.8% charge is there. So max 50 / 100 doesn’t make sense much as 40 irctc charges + 15/ 20 as payment charges.
4. Current paypal offer offered by mmt is a silent loot – not by us but by mmt – it adds silently on last page 40rs as payment gateway charge. so 150 discount – 36 irctc – 40 agent chgs – 40 payment gateway chgs. So effectively only 30
So for bigger denomination 125 offered by goibibo is better as it doesn’t levy 40 rs payment gateway charges on PayPal so inshort 15 extra saved here & saving of jst rs. 50
5. Yatra amazon offer – Tuesday offer 200 to 1200 offer can be tried, but 1800 ticket is becoming 2000 and 99% chance are that you are getting 200 cb & 60 rs another saving assumption of 3% az gv discount. So saving of 75 max.

Comment if anyone is getting any better offer over 100 after taking into consideration offline price? New paypal card is not a solution
Offline fare link – http://www.indianrail.gov.in/enquiry/FARE/FareE...

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Topsey wrote:

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Yes but again limited offer as one per card and recently there have been cases wherein paypal has rejected cb – ip tracking or something else. So instant cb or off is beneficial

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stella.dmonte654 wrote:

Yes but again limited offer as one per card and recently there have been cases wherein paypal has rejected cb – ip tracking or something else. So instant cb or off is beneficial

Paypal wont reject CB if you know what you are doing. There are different technique/parameters used by paypal, however they can be bypassed without much issue.
Note: If you want to exploit bug/rules/offers then you have to work like expert. smiling_imp
I wont recommend exploiting any bugs/rules/offer though.

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DaBomb wrote:

Paypal wont reject CB if you know what you are doing. There are different technique/parameters used by paypal, however they can be bypassed without much issue.
Note: If you want to exploit bug/rules/offers then you have to work like expert. smiling_imp
I wont recommend exploiting any bugs/rules/offer though.

2 fresh card on goibibo, in one account cb given & in one rejected.

Apart from IP what parameters needs to be taken care? PM plz

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You forgot one main point that railway station are not near to everyone and it requires time to book from railway station.
You can utilize offer from any site like yatra/mmt/goibibo/ixigo/railyatri/any payment gateway offers.
Even if it saves 50rs more then its worth.
Tip for 1AC /2AC mainly tickets are available in current availability during off time and you can book those with flat 10% discount plus other offers if available

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