Have you been holding off making that dream purchase? Black Friday is officially November 24, but some Aussie retailers have already slashed their prices in anticipation of one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Black Friday is absolute mayhem in the United States – you’ve no doubt seen the videos of shoppers crashing through aisles, and coming to fisticuffs with rival customers, in the hunt for heavily discounted TVs and gaming consoles.
But don’t be afraid: Australia’s version might be a little bit tamer, but retailers still have a few bargains up their sleeve to celebrate the launch of the Christmas shopping season. In fact, it can get a little scary, so don’t forget our top tips for surviving Black Friday.
Everybody in Australia knows about the Boxing Day sales, but Black Friday has slowly emerged as another opportunity to land a few great deals. In recent years the one-day shopping hoopla has spread from the US to other parts of the world, and more and more Australian retailers are offering up deals you won’t find at any other time of the year.
Earlier in November we saw Click Frenzy – Australia’s answer to the US’s Cyber Monday – bring many of the internet’s most popular shopping websites to a standstill. But that was just a warmup for what’s about to come, with both big and small retailers ready to get in on the Black Friday action.
And only adding to the mix, Black Friday welcomes the long-awaited Australian launch of online shopping giant Amazon. While Amazon has been somewhat hush-hush on their Black Friday plans, the tech giant is expected to make a monstrous splash in the retail market Down Under and is almost certain to kick off its Australian marketplace with a bang.
Check out our guide to Amazon’s launch in Australia for more information.
Thankfully you’ll find most Black Friday bargains online, meaning you won’t have to brave the chaotic crowds at 6am just to have a chance of scoring some goods. With the likes of Dick Smith, Playstation and The Iconic already well into their Black Friday sales, we’ve listed a few of our favourite deals below.
Computer and Tech:
Microsoft: Xbox One S (500gb) with 3-game bundles $279.
The Good Guys: 10% off Apple computers, 15% off cameras and much more.
MSY: Multiple deals on gaming peripherals and computer equipment.
General Pants: 25% off everything (except Birkenstocks, basics and gift cards).
Glue: 25% off all full-priced items.
Katmandu: Extra 10% off sale prices and free Summit Club membership with purchase.
Sephora: 15% off instore and online.
House: Extra 25% off site-wide (includes Sale Items, excludes Electrical & Appliances).
Feature image via Flickr user Nkarim.