Some of the best and most relevant Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Australians
by Tristan Rayner (for Techly)
Just like Halloween has managed to make its way into Australia from the United States, so has the massive sales around Thanksgiving: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Somewhat counter-intuitively, Black Friday is the mother of all sales events in both the USA and Canada for tech and electronics, while Cyber Monday is the big day for online shopping retailers.
Some of these deals trickle down from the US direct, while Australians retailers, both in-store and online, also get in on the deal any way they can.
This includes online behemoths like Ebay, ASOS, The Iconic, Microsoft, Threadless and many more, as well as in-store retails including David Jones and Myer.
We’ve done our best to round up what’s out there that’s most relevant, but we’re not the only ones – you’ll find links to dedicated aggregators below.
A few reminders in advance: While you may see some unbelievable specials in the US, you’ll need to remember to factor in shipping, currency conversion (1 AUD is about 72 cents US) as well as GST on items over AUD $1000.
Also, US times can be hard to figure out but essentially, Saturday in Australia will be Friday there, and the time difference is worth noting to take advantage of deals.
Ebay – Ebay have a big one across their tech retailers, offering 20% off from The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Big W, Dell and more. Use the code CXMASTECH. It runs until end 30 November.
There’s some great deals:
– $319 for an Xbox One 500GB Console & The LEGO Movie Game Bundle (via Ebay/Target)
– PlayStation 4 1TB & 3 Games Bundle +3 Month Stan Subscription $415.20 (via Ebay/Target)
A Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen – AUD $268.80 pick up or $9.62 delivered (reviewed on Techly here)
Microsoft Store – Save up to $500 on Surface, Xbox, PCs, Phones, Skype, accessories and more – 24 hours only – so get in quick.
Newegg has a range of ‘Black November’ deals for Australians – with “more than 260″ deep discounts.
Macsales – 300GB Intel 710 Series 3G SSD US $89 (AU $125) + Postage
Shopping Express – Black Friday 3 Day Sale: N54L Microserver $199, Laptop From $199, 240GB SSD $89
StackSocial – 10 Top-Rated Productivity Apps for Macs – 92% off. (US based)
VMWare – 30% – 40% off (US based)
B&H – big savings across a range of photography and video gear (US based)
Battle.net (us.battle.net) – Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty + Heart of The Swarm 50% off $9.99USD ($14AUD)
XBox Live – XBox Live Gold $1, 150 Discount Games
Up to 75% off – Battlefield 4 Premium $20 – plus others – (Australian based)
Clothes and homewares
ASOS – they have 70% off outlet pre-Black Friday and to be announced deals. Stay tuned for them.
The Iconic – 20% storewide from now until Cyber Monday, via the app only. Minimum spend $125, use code IOS20 for iOS devices or AND20 on Android. Ends 11:59pm 30/11.
Threadless – Pre-Black Friday – 30% off everything with code PREBLACKFRIDAY for now – expires 12pm central time on 26/11 US central time. (US based)
Surfstitch – Pre-Black Friday 25% off sale items using code BLACKTRICK.
Marks and Spencer – Up to 50% off – UK retailer with free delivery to Australia.
David Jones – A range of pre-Black Friday specials for those with a DJs card – and looks like more to come.
Myer – Myer have 40% off on a “huge range of items”.
Rapha – Huge range of the most wanted cycling gear discounted.
ZANEROBE have Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – 30% full price orders over $150. Use code BF30.
The Wirecutter have one of the best US-based tech round-ups. It’s hard to follow from an Australian angle in terms of if the shops with the best deals will ship cheaply and effectively to Australia.