The best Australian EOFY tech deals 2018 | Tech News
UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy S9 is cheaper than last week! So grab one while you can. Plus Amazon is discounting its Kindle and Echo speakers and one of Lenovo’s latest 2-in-1 Yoga range of laptops is also on sale. So scroll down and take a gander at the latest round-up of our EOFY deals.
The 2018 tax-time sales are here. The end of the financial year is often when retailers try and get rid of aging stock or work overtime to reach sales targets, with the result being massive discounts on a range of products – from cars to home appliances and plenty in between.
The TechRadar team is here to help you find the best tech products on sale for the cheapest prices. Note that some of the offers on our list end before 30 June, but we’ll keep this story continuously updated to include any new deals we find between now and the EOFY to help you snag the best bargains.
- Our sister site Getprice is also listing all the best EOFY deals in a variety of categories, not just tech.
Nintendo Switch for $398 (usually $469): The latest and greatest console from Nintendo is very rarely found cheaper than its RRP, so your best bet right now is grabbing it from Amazon Australia with both the grey and the neon versions available for $398.
If you’re a new Amazon user, you can knock an extra $20 off with the code AMAZON20 until June 30, bringing the price of the console down to $378!
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Limited Edition for $303: Considering the regular price for a 1TB Xbox One S hovers around the $399-$449 mark, you’re getting a pretty sweet deal scoring a limited edition Minecraft console for only $319, not to mention the bonus Minecraft full game download code. If you’re a new Amazon user, you can knock an extra $20 off with the code AMAZON20 until June 30.
Computers & computer accessories
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga i5 / 8GB / 256GB 2-in-1 laptop for $1,299 (usually $1,699):
Lenovo announced the L380 Yoga convertible laptop in January this year at CES. This brand-new 13-incher boasts a Full HD touchscreen and runs the latest generation processor and graphics. This particular configuration of the ultraportable laptop from Lenovo is currently on sale for the first time for $1,299, saving you $400 on the tax-time purchase.
Microsoft Surface Pro i5 / 4GB / 128GB for $878 (usually $1,199): Well the fifth-generation of the Surface Pro from Microsoft has been out for a year now and the savings are finally starting to be had. Upgrade to an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and get it all for the silly-cheap price of $878, saving you $321.
Microsoft Surface Pro i7 / 16GB / 512GB for $2,634 (usually $3,299): Or if you’re after a machine with the sleek looks and portability but the heart and mind of a complete beast, you can grab the Intel Core i7 version of the Microsoft Surface Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage for a neat $665 off, leaving it at $2,634.
Microsoft Surface Pro m3 / 4GB / 128GB for $998 (usually $1,199):
This is the cheapest price for Microsoft Surface Pro we’ve come across recently. While it houses only a Core m3 processor, there’s still plenty of grunt under the hood to keep your daily tasks taken care of. You can save over $200 at Harvey Norman on this device.
Smartphones, tablets & e-readers
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB for $855 (usually $1,199):
Looking for Samsung’s latest flagship without the four-figure price tag? Think Of Us has the beautiful Lilac version of the 64GB smartphone for just $860, saving you a cool $339.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB for $970 (usually $1,349):
Want a phone with the oomph that comes with a plus size? Then you can get the black Galaxy S9 from Think Of Us for just $960, saving you a whopping $399 on the usual RRP. Keep in mind, however, that this is a direct import model, so make the purchase only if you’re comfortable with that.
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB for $1,099 (usually $1,549):
Save $450 on Google’s latest plus-sized flagship at JB Hi-Fi. You get the 128GB Black model with its excellent camera system and great battery life for less than its usual RRP.
Kindle Paperwhite 6” E-reader for $159 (usually $179):
Read your favourite books in digital format on the most cost-effective Kindle. The Paperwhite’s higher resolution display boasts an adjustable backlight and the battery should give you nearly two weeks between charges. Although it’s not much, Kindles are rarely seen on special and this happens to be from Amazon itself, so knock $20 off the Black or White Kindle Paperwhite and get them for only $159.
Kindle Voyage e-reader for $249 (usually $299):
If you want to take your reading experience to a whole new level, the Kindle Voyage’s high resolution 6-inch screen boasts an adaptive built-in backlight for the perfect reading conditions, day or night, and allows you to turn a page without lifting a finger. You can shave off $50 from the usual RRP and get it straight from Amazon for $249.
Kindle e-reader for $99 (usually $109):
While this isn’t much of a saving, you can save $10 on the basic Kindle model, perfect for those not looking for all the bells and whistles of a high-end e-reader, yet want to carry their library around with them. This model is available in both black and white.View Deal
Sony KD55A1 OLED TV for $3,280 (usually $4,599):
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your old telly to a brand-new OLED TV, this might be a good opportunity to grab the 55-inch Sony A1 from VideoPro for $3,280. That’s a massive saving of $1,319 on one of the best OLED tellies available on the market today.
Sony LFS50G smart speaker for $199 + bonus LIFX smart bulb (usually $249):
Sony has brought this great deal back after two weeks. The company is offering $50 off on its first Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker and adding a free LIFX smart bulb into the equation. That saves you an additional $70, making this one heck of a bargain. Keep in mind, however, that the bulb is a coloured one and the offer is only on the black speaker. But for the month of June, Sony is offering free shipping.
Google Home smart speaker for $139 (usually $179):
Get smart with adding Google’s digital assistant to your daily routine to help with the little things or to set up home automation. And with $60 off the RRP at JB Hi-Fi, it’s a great time to lay your hands on the ‘Strayan-speaking Google Assistant smart speaker.
Amazon Echo smart speaker for $119 (usually $149):
Google Assistant isn’t the only digital assistant in town. Alexa can help you book a taxi, play music, control your smart home devices and plenty more. So if you’re after an Alexa-powered speaker, Amazon has $30 off on the second-generation Echo speaker, available in Charcoal, Heather Grey and Sandstone fabrics.
Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker for $149 (usually $229):
If you want Alexa in a bigger chassis, the bigger brother of the Echo speaker is also currently discounted on Amazon. You can save a cool $80 on the Echo Plus and do everything you would with the smaller Echo speakers, just bigger sound.
Amazon Echo Dot for $49 (usually $79):
There’s also $30 to be saved on Amazon’s pint-sized smart speaker. The Echo Dot does everything the bigger brothers do, but just in a smaller package. This is the cheapest Amazon has sold the Echo Dot for, so now is a good time to grab one in either black or in white.
Amazon Echo Spot for $179 (usually $199):
Shave off $20 on Amazon’s latest smart speaker and get yourself a display as well. The Echo Spot is tiny enough to sit anywhere in your home and does everything Alexa is capable of, plus allows you to watch videos (including connected security footage) for a low price of just $179.
JBL Cinema SB150 soundbar + wireless subwoofer for $316 (usually $399):
If you’re upgrading your entertainment system at home, don’t forget to consider great sound for your new TV. With JBL’s signature sound quality, the Cinema SB150 2.1ch soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo promises to blow your mind along with a saving of $83.
JBL Bar 5.1ch soundbar for $796 (usually $999):
Powerful sound for your entertainment system might cost a pretty penny, but you can get 20% off on the 5.1ch JBL Bar with a wireless subwoofer. That’s 510W of foot-thumping power for just $796, saving you $203.
Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds for $220 (usually $349):
Boasting up to 4.5 hours of playback on a single charge and a great fit with no compromised on sound quality, the Jabra Elite Sport is one heck of a workout buddy. And now is a great time to score these premium ‘buds as there’s a saving $129 on Amazon Australia.
Sony Alpha a7R II mirrorless camera body for $3,390 (usually $3,999):
While the latest iteration of the fantastic Sony a7R camera is superior to the second generation a7R II, it’s still a great snapper with an excellent sensor and a great AF system. Plus you can save $609 on the body at VideoPro.
If, however, you shop direct from Sony, you can score a $400 discount plus a $500 gift card to use as you like on Sony’s many products.
Home appliances & personal grooming
Philips Series 7000 Sensitive Shaver for $199.99 (usually $349):
Lads, if you’re looking for a smooth shave without breaking the bank, then Amazon Australia has a Series 7000 Philips shaver for 43% off. That’s now just $200, shaving off a sweet $149 from the usual price.