The best Australian tech deals for September 2017
We’ve got massive savings on a couple of the best smartphones available today – both flagships from their respective manufacturers.
If you’re not after a brand-new phone, then be sure to scroll further down the page to take a gander at some of the other great tech bargains to be had from earlier in the week.
Here are Friday’s deals:
New deals added Friday, September 15
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ($753.27; usually $1,349): Despite announcing , Samsung hasn’t dropped the prices on its Galaxy S8 series handsets, with the S8 Plus still retailing for $1,349. But if you’ve been wanting a plus-sized smartphone that’s got the oomph factor and won’t cost you the earth, when purchased on eBay, provided you use the code PHONE15 at checkout. That’s a saving of nearly $600 on one of the best smartphones in the market.
LG V20 smartphone ($449.60; usually $899): LG’s latest flagship, , was announced at , but the handset hasn’t hit shelves yet, but that’s not to say the LG V20 is going to disappear any time soon. It was the most feature-packed smartphone to launch this year, and we gave it 4 out of 5 stars on our . This excellent smartphone retails at about $900 a pop, but you can save plenty when shopping on eBay. The handset is already heavily discounted to $527.80, but add the code PHONE15 at checkout and you can get an additional 15% off, . That’s practically half price!
Samsung MU6400 55-inch 4K UHD smart TV ($1,398; usually $2,198): Watch your favourite shows and movies in Ultra HD resolution on a brand-new 4K smart TV that promises vibrant colours and crisp images. The Samsung MU6400 smart TV even comes with UHD Dimming technology that enhances contrast. What’s even better is that you can save a whopping $800 on this TV at JB Hi-Fi. So get in quick and upgrade your home entertainment with .
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Previous days’ deals that are still available
Deals added Wednesday, September 13
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 256GB 13-inch laptop ($2,047.20; usually $2,699): MacBooks don’t often go on sale and even if they do, there’s a palty discount. So when there’s 20% off on one of these premium machines, it’s a great idea to grab the opportunity. This particular model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, alongside a 20% discount on the listed price on eBay. To avail the discount, use the code PICNIC at checkout and . That’s a saving of over $650. Sale ends September 20.
Apple MacBook Pro 256GB 13-inch laptop ($1,679.20): Got no need for the Touch Bar? You can still get a 2017 version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro for lesser than its retail value by heading to eBay and getting 20% off the listed price. Currently , saving you about $520 on the usual RRP. But this discount is only available if you use the code PICNIC at checkout until September 20.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 ($749.60; usually $979): With a smooth, amazingly sharp screen and great audio, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is powerful enough to get whatever you throw at it done. Check out our to learn more. And you don’t have to burn a massive hole in your pocket to get one either, as it’s on sale on eBay until September 20 with 20% off the listed price. Just make sure you use the code PICNIC at checkout when making the purchase to .
Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling wireless over-ear headphones ($368; usually $699): Shut the world out when you want to enjoy your favourite tunes, podcasts or audiobooks with Sony’s top-of-the-line noise-cancelling over-ear Bluetooth headphones. In our , we thought it could give the Bose QC35 plenty of competition, despite their usual RRP of $699. Featuring swivel ear cups, digital noise cancelling and its own carry case, these premium cans are currently on sale at eBay, giving you 20% off the listed price, which is already discounted. So if you’d like to , you’ll need to apply the code PICNIC at checkout. This offer ends September 20.
Deals added Monday, September 11
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ($989; usually $1,268): With 128GB of storage, 4GB RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, the Surface Pro 4 is a great device. We gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars on our . And if you’ve been looking for a “tablet that can replace your laptop”, you can save some money by heading to Kogan and , saving you $279. This particular model is not Australian stock, so please make a purchase if you’re comfortable using a direct import.
Apple iPad (2017 model; from $429; usually from $469): It’s usually pretty hard to find a good bargain on Apple’s products, so when there’s a chance, no matter how small, it’s best to take the opportunity. The latest version of the 9.7-inch 32GB iPad carries a price tag of $469, but you can save $40 on this premium device by purchasing one from Kogan. The 32GB iPad is available in , and . If you’d like more storage space, the 128GB iPad in and is available for $559, down from $599. Plus you get to save on shipping too! These, however, are imported models.
DJI Spark drone ($699; usually $859): While the Spark may not be the most powerful drone available today, this palm-sized quadcopter makes flying a drone and taking aerial footage plenty of fun for everyone, no matter their proficiency in flying drones. If you’d like to feel like a Jedi and control a drone with just your palm, then and save $160 on the RRP of $859.
Deals added Friday, September 8
Soniq S65UX16A 65-inch UHD smart TV ($999; usually $1,299): Upgrading your home entertainment system doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to set up. If you’ve got the space for a 65-inch smart TV and aren’t too enthused about the latest OLED technology, you can , saving you $300 on the bargain.
Dell XPS 13 laptop (from $1,699; usually from $1,999): Dell has managed to cram a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis by making the screen practically bezel-less. The 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13 boasts Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. It even boasts a long battery life. It tops our list of . The XPS 13 laptops come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but there are a couple of CPU flavours to choose from. If you’re not going to work overtime, at Dell. That’s 15% off the RRP of $1,999. On the other hand, on its usual RRP of $2,299. It’s now down to just $1,839. This offer ends Thursday, September 14.
The Good Guys eBay sale (15% off): From TVs to camera, smartphones and audio gear, there’s 15% off plenty of gizmos at The Good Guys eBay store. Just be sure to use the code PTGG15 at checkout to avail the discount. Meaning you can get the Beats Studio Wireless cans for just $339.15 and not at its usual RRP of $399, or grab the Olympus E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera with a kit lens for $719.10 and not $846. There’s even fitness trackers and smartwatches to choose from. This sale ends September 11.
Deals added Wednesday, September 6
Xbox One S + Destiny 2 bundle (from $329): Microsoft is celebrating the release of the much-awaited first-person shooter Destiny 2 with some doozie deals. For just $329, you can get the 500GB Xbox One S console bundle, which includes either Battlefield 1, Minecraft or Forza Horizon 3, plus Destiny 2 and a game of your choice from a pretty good list, we might add. That’s three games for a darn good price! Alternatively you can spend $399 for the 1TB console bundle that includes not just Destiny 2, but either Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4 or Forza Horizon 3, plus another free game of your choice. Lenovo ThinkPad E470 laptop ($999; usually $1,499): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. For just $999, the E470 comes with an features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip. That’s a saving of $500 on a laptop with enough grunt under the hood to get your work done and then still have some to spare. This offer ends Friday, September 8. Myer eBay sale (20% off tech products): Until September 11 Myer’s eBay store has 20% off a whole load of tech goodies, including the, Bose QC35 noise-cancelling wireless headphones, Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III wireless speaker, JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker and the B&O BeoPlay H4 wireless cans, to name a few. There’s plenty more to choose from, so head to eBay and pocket your savings on some premium gadgets.
Deals added Monday, September 4
Google Home smart speaker ($169; usually $199): This may not be a ‘Strayan-speaking model, but you can easy change that by going into the accompanying app’s settings and updating the smart speaker to understand and respond in Aussie-speak. So why spend $199 when you can Kogan? And it includes free shipping! But be aware that this is an international model of the Google Home, so make sure you’re comfortable with that before making a purchase, but you do get an AU-complaint adaptor.
Nikon D7200 DSLR camera (body only; $1,039.88; usually $1,400): If you’ve been looking for a good DLSR camera that’s packed full of features that can help you take your photography to the next level, and save some money in the bargain, the Nikon D7200 DSLR could be it. It’s got a great sensor, brilliant performance and excellent autofocus. Read our Nikon D7200 review to find out more. The body alone can be yours for 20% off the listed price if you head to eBay and grab it before September 7. Remember to add the code PICKUP20 to get the Nikon D7200 for just $1,039.88. There’s also a two-year manufacturer’s warranty as well. If you’re looking for a compatible lens, you can also get that from eBay for 20% off by applying the same code at checkout.
Pioneer PL-30 Audiophile turntable ($376.74; usually $630): If you’ve been hoarding your vinyls in the garage, it’s time to dig them out, dust them off and listen to the good ol’ sounds of a needle scratching the grooves of the records. The Pioneer PL-30 Audiophile turntable features a dual-layered chassis to lower the centre of gravity and a built-in equaliser that promises great playback. , saving you nearly $255 on a price tag that can be about $630.
iRobot Roomba (from $649; usually from $725): Make cleaning your home a thing of convenience with an iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. Set it, leave it and let it do its thing, sucking up all the dirt and making your home looks spick and span! It gets into every nook and cranny, under furniture and anywhere else. The (down from $725), while the (down from$1,199), saving you up to $400 on the little helper. However, these models are imported, so be sure you’re comfortable with purchasing non-Australian stock.