The best live Black Friday deals in Australia

BEST LAPTOP DEALS

Acer Swift 3 Evo SF314-511-56QF Laptop, Silver, 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSDA$798 (was $1,297, 38% off)

Apple MacBook Air 13″ M1 256GB Space GreyA$1,349 (was $1,499, 10% off)

Dell Inspiron 13” Laptop, 11th Gen Intel Core i7, 8GB DDR5, 512GB SSDA$999 (was $1,699, 41% off)

Lenovo Legion 5i (15″, Gen 7) (Storm Grey) – 12th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSDA$2,249 (was $3,749, 40% off)

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro Laptop, 14-inch 2.2K, AMD R9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSDA$1,398 (was $2,489, 44% off)

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1, AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSDA$999 (was $1,499, 33% off)

HUAWEI MateBook 14 Ultrabook, 11th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB/512GBA$999 (was $1,180, 15% off)

OMEN 16” Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSDA$2,474 (was $3,299, 25% off)

BEST HEADPHONE AND SPEAKER DEALS

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)A$175 (was $219, 20% off)

Apple AirPods MaxA$719 (was $899, 20% off)

Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise Cancelling HeadphonesA$339 (was $499, 32% off)

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear HeadphonesA$299.95 (was $499, 40% off)

HUAWEI FreeBuds ProA$139 (was $329, 58% off)

Sennheiser On Ear Wireless Headphones HD 250BTA$45 (was $99.95, 55% off)

Sennheiser HD 450BT Noise Cancelling Wireless HeadphonesA$148 (was $299, 51% off)

Sennheiser Over Ear Headphones HD 400SA$63.99 (was $149, 57% off)

Ultimate Ears Boom 3A$147 (was $229, 36% off)

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerA$479 (was $599, 20% off)

JBL Charge Essential Portable Waterproof SpeakerA$148 (was $199.95, 26% off)

BEST WEARABLE TECH DEALS

Samsung Watch 4 Classic, Large (46mm)A$319 (was $599, 47% off)

Fossil Gen 5E Black Digital SmartwatchA$257.40 (was $429, 40% off)

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm SmartwatchA$165 (was $399, 59% off)

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e SmartwatchA$139 (was $168, 17% off)

HUAWEI WATCH FIT SmartwatchA$99 (was $148, 33% off)

Fitbit Versa 3 Advanced Fitness Watch A$197 (was $399, 51% off)

BEST TV AND HOME CINEMA DEALS

Samsung 50″ QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2022)A$1,895 (was $2,495, save $600)

PHILIPS 43” 6915 Series Android Smart TVA$449 (save $595, 25% off)

PHILIPS 50” 8215 Series 4K LED Android Smart TVA$746 (was $1,095, 25% off)

Kogan 40″ Full HD LED Smart Android TVA$285 (save $214.99, 42% off)

Kogan 65″ 4K UHD LED Smart Android TVA$699 (save $300, 33% off)

Sony BRAVIA 65″ X75K 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TVA$1,288 (was $1,999, 36% off)

SONY 75″ X80K 4K Google TVA$2,149 (was $2,999, 28% off)

YABER WiFi Projector Mini Portable ProjectorA$130.30 (was $218.99, 41% off)

ACLINKER Full HD LED ProjectorA$179.95 (was $369)

Kodak LUMA 350 Portable Pocket ProjectorA$543.47 (was $969.95, 44% off)

BEST ROBOT VACUUM DEALS

ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ 3-in-1 Robot VacuumA$699 (was $1,499, 53% off)

ECOVACS DEEBOT N8 Robot Vacuum CleanerA$399 (was $999, 60% off)

iRobot Roomba j7 Robot VacuumA$995 (was $1,299, 23% off)

iRobot Roomba i3+ Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt DisposalA$985.59 (was $1,399, 30% off)

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot VacuumA$336 (was $499, 33% off)

iRobot Roomba s9+ Robot VacuumA$2,299 (was $2,899, 21% off)

yeedi vac 2 pro Robot Vacuum and Mop ComboA$389 (was $699, 30% off + $100 Prime Voucher)

BEST AMAZON DEALS

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker with AlexaA$19 (save $40, 68% off)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)A$99 (save $100, 50% off)

Fire TV Stick 4K MaxA$49 (save $50, 51% off)

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery 3 packA$335 (save $144, 30% off)

Ring Stick Up Cam Elite HD Security CameraA$219 (save $100, 31% off)

Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)A$99 (save $40, 27% off)

Ring Indoor Cam | Compact Plug-In HD security cameraA$78 (save $21, 21% off)

BEST SEX TOY DEALS

Mantric Rechargeable Bullet VibratorA$31.98 (was $79.95, 60% off)

Womanizer Starlet Rechargeable Clitoral StimulatorA$59.95 (was $119.95, 50% off)

Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Metallic Massage Wand VibratorA$41.97 (was $69.95, 40% off)

Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit VibratorA$74.97 (was $149.95, 50% off)

We-Vibe Jive App Controlled Rechargeable Love Egg VibratorA$135.20 (was $169.95, 20% off)

Durex Play Delight Vibrating Bullet DeviceA$23.79 (was $27.99, 15% off)

Lovehoney Blowmotion Suction Vibrating Male MasturbatorA$134.97 (was $224.95, 40% off)

Bondage Boutique Bound to Please Black Under Mattress RestraintA$29.98 (was $74.95, 60% off)

BEST GAMING DEALS

Xbox Series S ConsoleA$399 (was $499, 20% off)

PlayStation 5 Console – God Of War BundleA$904

Nintendo Switch Console LiteA$248 (was $329.95, 25% off)

Nintendo Switch Console OLED ModelA$478 (was $539, 11% off)

God of War: Ragnarok Standard Edition (PS5)A$103.99 (was $124.95, 17% off)

Horizon Forbidden West (PS5) – A$49 (was $124.95, 61% off)

Halo Infinite (XS) – A$29 (was $99.95, 71% off)

Hogwarts Legacy (XS Pre-Order) A$79.99 (was $109.95, 27% off)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – A$59 (was $79.95, 26% off)

Pokémon Violet (Switch)A$64 (was $79.95, 20% off)

CYBERPUNK 2077 (PC) – A$44.97 (was $89.95, 50% off)

BEST VPN DEALS

SurfShark VPN 2-year planA$3.05/mo +2 months free (save 84%)

NordVPN 2-year planA$5.29/mo + 3 months free (68% off)

ExpressVPN 1-year planA$6.67/mo + 3 months free (save $55.45. 49% off)

It’s that time of year again. North Americans are about to start carving into some turkeys, and shoppers everywhere (including here in Australia) are about to enjoy what has now become a global phenomenon: Black Friday sales. 

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday was originally a U.S. tradition, but has become bigger and bigger in Australia over the past few years.

Since the 1950s, shops in the U.S. have offered big discounts on their stock the day after Thanksgiving, and people would often get ahead of all their holiday shopping on this weekend. That tradition has gone global in the past decade, and now Black Friday is a global shopping event.

Cyber Monday is a recent addition to the holiday weekend, as online retailers sought to offer their own take on the Black Friday goodness. But as the lines blur between commerce and e-commerce these days, Black Friday/Cyber Monday has become one connected week of deals.

When is Black Friday in 2022?

Black Friday 2022 technically takes place on Friday, Nov. 25, and Cyber Monday takes place on Monday, Nov. 28. However, the whole week prior has now become informally known as ‘Black Friday Week’, and early deals begin to pop up throughout this week and even earlier. Amazon, for example, kicked their sale off on Nov. 21, and are running deals all the way up to Nov. 30.

What are the best items to buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

You should expect huge discounts on big-ticket items like laptops, Hi-Fi, consoles and TVs. There also seems to be a slant towards gadgets and gift items, which makes sense with the holidays around the corner. Online retailers like Amazon, Kogan and Ebay will have strong deals in all categories. However, keep an eye out specifically for the following products:

Appliances: Retailers like The Good Guys and Bing Lee always go big on Black Friday, dropping prices on pretty much everything they stock. You can expect deals on washing machines, fridges, freezers, kettles, toasters, and much more. If you’re looking to stock up on appliances for your home, these sites should be your first stop.

Games consoles: Finding console availability has been a total over the last couple of years, but things are definitely improving in Australia, with PS5 bundles being readily available on Amazon. That means there should be opportunities to pick up deals games and accessories for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 this year.

Smartphones: Amazon always offers plenty of impressive deals on all sorts of smartphones.

Toys: Black Friday is probably the best time of the year to shop for toys. The most in-demand toys will sell out fast in the run-up to Christmas, so this is a great opportunity to get in early. We recommend checking out Amazon for the best deals on Lego, especially for the massively popular Star Wars and Harry Potter sets.

TVs: Black Friday is all about big deals on the biggest products, and that means TVs. We expect pretty much all of the leading retailers to offer fantastic deals on TVs of all sizes from top brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic. It’s best to shop around for the best TV deals, because there are going to be so many, but you can’t go wrong with The Good Guys, Bing Lee or Kogan.

VPNs: Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, are a fairly new addition to the Black Friday shopping scene, but there are some good deals available, especially by Cyber Monday. Cybersecurity is increasingly important, and VPNs offer online protection for your identity and data. All the leading services are likely to offer discounted rates over the week, and you should be able to find good deals on the likes of NordVPN, Surfshark VPN, ExpressVPN, PureVPN, and CyberGhost VPN.

Be sure to also be on the look out for deals on travel, subscription services, and laptops, because these are likely to feature heavily throughout this shopping season.

Mashable