The best Australian tech deals for November 2017
eBay’s Christmas Gifting Frenzy. is still on, with plenty of tech to choose from, but there’s always other bargains to be found, and we save you time and effort by scouring through the ‘net to find you the best products with the juiciest price tags.
There’s a Garmin running watch to be had for cheap, along with a JBL on-ear wireless headphones. And if you want to upgrade your TV to a 4K unit, have we got a bargain for you!
Here are Friday’s deals:
New deals added Friday, November 10
Sony X8000E 49-inch 4K HDR TV ($1,198; down from $1,999): Looking for a 4K TV that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Head to Sony Australia’s website where you can get yourself the 49-inch X8000E 4K HDR TV for just $1,198, saving you over $800. The telly features a Triluminos Display, promising excellent colour and, of course, every image showcased in 4K detail.
JBL E55 over-ear wireless headphones ($183.20; down from $229): With Harman’s signature sound and the promise of up to 20 hours of battery, the JBL E55BT cans allow you to seamlessly switch between devices and enjoy your favourite tunes the way you want to. The headphones retail for $229, but until November 12 you can save 20% by heading to The Good Guys website and applying the code HPHONE20 at checkout to snag a pair of the JBLE55s for just $183.20.
Garmin Forerunner 235 running watch ($249; down from $469): This GPS-enabled running watch made it into our best running watch round-up, and for good reason too. There’s GPS and activity tracking for up to 9 days straight before needing a charge, good heart-rate insights, you can monitor your VO2 levels and ensure you don’t go overboard with your training by using information like aerobic Training Effect. It usually carries a premium price tag of $469, but Harvey Norman can save you $220, giving you the opportunity to get fit with the Garmin Forerunner 235 for just $249.
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Previous days’ deals that are still available
Deals added Wednesday, November 8
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7 256GB 2-in-1 ($1,799; down from $2,804): Featuring a 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen display, a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, this tablet/laptop hybrid has a detachable screen and carries enough of oomph factor to be premium. But here’s your chance to save big, thanks to a price drop on Microsoft’s eBay store, where this configuration of the Microsoft Surface Book is now available for $1,799, saving you well over $1,000 on the usual retail price of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($1,199.20; down from $1,499): Perhaps the best phablet in the market today, the Galaxy Note 8 is a success story after the debacle that was the exploding Note 7. With a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, 6GB of RAM to keep the device performing smoothly and a brilliant camera system, the Note 8 is big in every way. If you’ve been waiting to lay your hands on this handset, head to eBay, apply the code PREZZY at checkout and you can snag 20% off the actual retail price and get yourself a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for just $1,199.20, saving you nearly $300 in the bargain. This offer ends November 16.
Bose SoundLink Micro ($135.20; down from $169): Want big sound from an unobtrusive speaker? You might want to consider the Bose SoundLink Micro. It’s Bose’s smallest speaker, ever, able to fit into the palm of your hand, yet has a soundscape that’s remarkably deep. Perhaps size truly does not matter. Until November 16, you can save 20% on this little Bluetooth speaker by heading to eBay and applying the code PREZZY at checkout. The Bose SoundLink Mini can be yours for just over $135.
Deals added Monday, November 6
Dell XPS 13 9360 Signature Edition laptop (from $1,199, down from $1,599): The Dell XPS 13 is an outstanding laptop, in fact you can see exactly how great we think it is in our XPS 13 review. This Signature Edition features a 13-inch QHD+ touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM, and upwards of 256GB of storage, and for a limited time you can save $400 on the mid-tier option, netting you an Intel Core i7-7500U upgrade, so grab the XPS 13 for only $1,199 while it lasts.
Xbox One S 1TB with CoD: WWI, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and two free games ($369): If you’re wanting to score a new console but have been hanging out for the latest entries in the blockbuster Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed titles, then this deal is perfect. Along with 1TB Xbox One S model, you’ll score yourself the brand new Call of Duty WWII and Assassin’s Creed: Origins games, along with Rainbow Six Siege and a choice of game from a small selection. Head over to the Microsoft Store and grab yourself this awesome Xbox One S bundle for only $369 .
Lenovo Yoga 370 2-in-1 ($1,299, down from $1,899): Ideal for people after both power and portability, the Yoga 370 exists in the perfect middle-ground between a tablet and notebook without skimping on power. The base model comes with 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, but for a few extra dollars you can bump up all of these specs. If you buy it from Lenovo’s own store, you can get the Yoga 370 starting from $1,299, down from $1,899.
Deals added Friday, November 3
HTC U11 128GB (from $703, down from $999): Although the edge-sense “squeezeable” smartphone is somewhat of a novelty, the HTC U11 performs exceptionally well and has some serious power beneath the glossy, premium hood. This handset is already below the $999 store price tag on this eBay store, and with an extra 20% off using the code PIXELS , you’ll be able to grab the stellar HTC U11 in silver for only $703 or in blue for $719 . Offer ends November 6.
Olympus E-M10 Mk II Single Lens Kit ($639, down from $799): With a compact and stylish body and coming kitted out with a 14-42mm lens, this interchangeable lens mirrorless camera in Olympus’ OM-D range is an excellent choice for prosumer photographers. You can read our E-M10 MK II review to find out just why we like it so much. For a limited time, you can grab this nifty Olympus Mirrorless kit for 20% off at the Good Guy’s eBay store, just use the code PAYOFF at checkout to bring the price down to $639 . Hurry though, the offer expires November 6.
Google Home Mini ($63, down from $79): Considering how new the latest compact assistant-speaker from Google is, to be nabbing it a discount is quite rare. The perfect way to start your smart home collection, this little speaker will feed you nifty information when you ask it, and integrate with the rest of your smart devices. You can get the Home Mini in Charcoal or in Chalk for only $63 when you use the discount code PAYOFF at checkout. This offer will end November 6, so get in quick!
Dyson V6 Slim Handstick Vacuum ($237, down from $297): This is an excellent vacuum for people who want to get at those hard to reach places but don’t want to be lugging around a giant machine. Dyson is known for its attention to design and, as a result, will typically go for a pretty penny. Grab a bargain and save 20% on a Dyson V6 Slim by using the code PAYOFF at checkout, bringing the cost down to $237 . Offer ends November 6.
Deals added Wednesday, November 1
Google Home smart speaker ($168.30; down from $199): Get help with planning your day or with the little things that need doing around the house, like switching off your smart lighting system. Google Home is here to help. Usually retailing at $199 apiece, you can score 15% off when shopping on Officeworks’ eBay store by applying the code PRESSIE at checkout, bringing the price of the Google Home down to $168.30 . Time to start shopping for Christmas, but hurry as the sale ends November 2.
Bose QuietComfort QC35 II noise-cancelling headphones ($380; down from $499): The second iteration of the ever-popular QC35 noise-cancelling cans from Bose is an improvement on near perfection. With Google Assistant now integrated into the headphones, these will be the only cans you need to shut the world out. Grab a pair of the QC 35 II from eBay with the code PIXELS at checkout until November 6 for just $380. They’re available in both black and silver .
Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker ($373.15; down from $439): Fill the room with sound, or take your tunes with you wherever you go with Bose’s signature sound and up to 16 hours of battery life. Plus there’s 15% off on Myer’s eBay store, as long you use the code PRESSIE at checkout. So grab a premium Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker in black for just over $373 . You will need to get a wriggle on as the offer is only available until November 2.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifier fan heater ($679.15; down from $799): It’s the one fan to rule the seasons – keeping you cool when it’s hot and warming you up when it’s cold. It will even purify the air around you to keep you safe from allergens. There’s a two-year warranty from the manufacturer and it’s on sale on Dyson’s eBay store. Get the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifier fan for just over $679 , saving yourself nearly $120 in the bargain by using the code PRESSIE at checkout. Offer ends November 2.
Deals added Monday, October 30
Lenovo ThinkPad E570 15-inch laptop (from $899): Designed for work and portability, Lenovo promises that this 15.6-inch laptop will meet every business need in terms of storage, memory, graphics and your budget. There’s 8GB of memory and a cool 256GB of storage available. The cheaper model is powered by Intel Core i5 processor and comes with a saving of $530 – meaning you can get the i5 ThinkPad E570 for just $899. If you’re after a bit more grunt under the hood, the i7 model is now $1,149 , down from $1,779, and features the same storage and memory configurations in addition to a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX950M graphics card. This sale ends November 2.
Asus ROG G752VY 17-inch gaming laptop ($1,999; down from $3,599): With 16GB RAM, a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD for a heck of a lot of storage, and an Intel Core i7 CPU alongside Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics, this 17-inch gaming laptop promises to give you the edge you need. What makes this device pack a bigger punch is the $1,600 savings. Right now, the Asus Rog G752VY gaming laptop is available for just $1,999 on Asus’ website, down from $3,599.
Canon EOS M3 24MP mirrorless camera + 18-55mm lens ($500 after cashback): Featuring a 24Mp APS-C format sensor and an excellent user interface the Canon EOS M3 promises plenty of happy snapping, especially when you can save $150 thanks to a cashback offer from Canon. Purchase the Canon EOS M3 kit which includes an 18-55mm lens for $600 from Digital Camera Warehouse, then head over to Canon’s website to redeem the offer – meaning the camera kit is yours for $500.
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