The best live Cyber Monday deals in Australia

BEST LAPTOP DEALSApple MacBook Air 13″ M1 256GB Space Grey – A$1,247 (was $1,499, 17% off)Lenovo Legion 5i (15″, Gen 7) (Storm Grey) – 12th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSD – A$2,249 (was $3,749, 40% off)HP ENVY x360 2-in-1, AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD – A$999 (was $1,499, 33% off)HUAWEI MateBook 14 Ultrabook, 11th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB/512GB – A$999 (was $1,180, 15% off)OMEN 16” Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSD – A$2,474 (was $3,299, 25% off)Acer Swift 3 Evo SF314-511-56QF Laptop, Silver, 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD – A$798 (was $1,297, 38% off)Dell Inspiron 13” Laptop, 11th Gen Intel Core i7, 8GB DDR5, 512GB SSD – A$999 (was $1,699, 41% off)Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro Laptop, 14-inch 2.2K, AMD R9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD – A$1,398 (was $2,489, 44% off)BEST HEADPHONE AND SPEAKER DEALSApple AirPods (2nd Gen) – A$175 (was $219, 20% off)Apple AirPods Max – A$789 (was $899, 12% off)Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise Cancelling Headphones – A$339 (was $499, 32% off)Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones – A$299 (was $499, 40% off)Sennheiser HD 450BT Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones – A$147 (was $299, 51% off)Ultimate Ears Boom 3 – A$147 (was $229, 36% off)Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – A$479 (was $599, 20% off)JBL Charge Essential Portable Waterproof Speaker – A$148 (was $199.95, 26% off)HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro – A$139 (was $329, 58% off)Sennheiser On Ear Wireless Headphones HD 250BT – A$45 (was $99.95, 55% off)Sennheiser Over Ear Headphones HD 400S – A$63.99 (was $149, 57% off)BEST WEARABLE TECH DEALSHUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm Smartwatch – A$165 (was $399, 59% off)HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e Smartwatch – A$139 (was $168, 17% off)HUAWEI WATCH FIT Smartwatch – A$99 (was $148, 33% off)Fitbit Versa 3 Advanced Fitness Watch – A$197 (was $399, 51% off)Samsung Watch 4 Classic, Large (46mm) – A$319 (was $599, 47% off)Fossil Gen 5E Black Digital Smartwatch – A$257.40 (was $429, 40% off)BEST TV AND HOME CINEMA DEALSSamsung 50″ QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2022) – A$1,895 (was $2,495, save $600)PHILIPS 43” 6915 Series Android Smart TV – A$449 (save $595, 25% off)PHILIPS 50” 8215 Series 4K LED Android Smart TV – A$746 (was $1,095, 25% off)Kogan 65″ 4K UHD…

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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(opens in a new tab), 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(opens in a new tab). 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.

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