As Amazon and eBay get ready for another rush on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, it’s easy to overlook the many other retailers and eCommerce sites with their own drastic price reductions.
Here are some of the best (non-Amazon) deals we’ve seen going around for Black Friday 2021.
You'll find Black Friday phone deals just about everywhere in 2021, but as a major carrier Telstra is often the first and last port of call for those looking for a smart new device and accompanying plan. This year Telstra is giving customers the chance to save up to AU$600 on a range of phones, tablets, accessories and home Internet plans until November 29.
Some standout Telstra smartphone deals when you pair the device with a Telstra Upfront Mobile plan include:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G - AU$600 off.
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G - AU$350 off.
- Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G - AU$300 off.
- Samsung A52s 5G - AU$150 off.
- Samsung A32 5G - AU$100 off.
Telstra Black Friday Tablet offers:
- Samsung Tab S7 - AU$300 off the device when you add it to an Telstra Upfront Data plan.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G - AU$400 off the device when you add it to a Telstra Upfront Data plan.
Optus also has Black Friday deals on a range smartphones and also internet plans. Samsung devices feature prominently, but if you're looking for something fresh, you might want to consider the newly released Google Pixel 6 which Optus is offering for AU$150 off the marked price, or the iPhone 13 mini which has been reduced by AU$300.
Optus is offering these smartphone deals when combined with an Optus Choice Plus plan:
- Google Pixel 6 5G - AU$150 off.
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G - AU$250 off.
- iPhone 13 mini - AU$300 off.
- Samsung S21 Ultra 5G - AU$400 off.
Optus has deals going on 4G and 5G Home Wireless plans as well as its Optus nbn plans (See below).
- Save AU$10/month for 12 months on the Optus 4G Home Internet Everyday plan with 500GB data. Plan fee is AU$59/month, normally AU$69/month.
- Save AU$20/month for 6 months on the Optus 5G Internet Entertainer plan. Plan fee is AU$79/month, normally AU$99/month.
- Save AU$20 for 6 months on the Internet Everday Fast, Internet Gamer Fast and Internet Ultimate Fast plans.
Vodafone is offering an AU$600 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphones when paired with a Vodafone plan over 24 or 36 months. See below for links to these offers:
JB Hi-Fi has a store-wide Mega Price Blitz sale from today until November 29th. Among the many discounts, it's offering up to 25 percent off Asus smartphones, up to 20 percent off Realme, Vivo and Motorola smartphones, up to 20 percent off laptops and gaming laptops, up to 30 percent off chromebooks, up to 30 percent off Zero X drones and more.
- Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire Edition Watch. Was: AU$1,399, now:AU$699 (AU$700 off)
- Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i 15.6-inch FHD laptop. Was:AU$1,699, now:AU$1,359 (AU$340 off).
- Asus C3 Webcam. Was: AU$149, now: AU$74.50 (AU$74.50 off).
- Asus Zenfone 8 Flip 5G (256GB). Was:AU$1,199, now:AU$899 (AU$300 off).
- Samsung QN85A 75-inch Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2021). Was: AU$4,495, now: AU$3,388 (AU$1,107 off).
- Asus Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch FHD 144Hz Gaming Laptop. Was: AU$2,998, now:AU$2,398 (AU$600 off).
- Samsung Galaxy Buds+. Was: AU$299, now: AU$149 (AU$150 off).
- Logitech G502 Hero High Performance Gaming Mouse. Was: AU$149, now:AU$74 (AU$75 off).
The Good Guys
The Good Guys has been unlocking deals that run until November 30 since early last week, releasing cataloged updates each day. It has also slashed the prices on TVs, laptops, smartphones, earbuds and white goods.
- Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch Laptop. Was: AU$1,399, now: AU$799 (AU$600 off).
- Dell Inspiron 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop. Was: AU$1,999, now: AU$1,399 (AU$600).
- Sony 65-inch A80J 4K BRAVIA XR OLED TV. Was: AU$3,795, now: AU$3,495 (AU$300 off).
- Jabra Elite 75T Noise Cancelling Earbuds. Was: AU$219, now:AU$138 (AU$81 off).
- Sennheiser HD 450BT Noise Cancelling Headphones. Was:AU$299, now: AU$149 (AU$150).
In our review of the the Apple iPhone 13 mini we said "this is a super-powerful phone with a great screen and cameras in a highly portable chassis, and it has an awful lot to recommend it."
Some standout deals at Kogan include:
- Apple AirPods Pro. Was: AU$399, now: AU$315 (AU$84 off)
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch laptop. Was: AU$2,149, now: AU$1,699 (AU$454.99 off).
- Google Pixel 5a (128GB) smartphone. Was: AU$779, now: AU$679 (AU$100 off).
- Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Was:AU$499.95, now:AU$359 (AU$140.95 off).
- Apple iPhone 13 Mini. Was: AU$1,199, now: AU$1,169 (AU$30 off).
Mwave's current sale is not branded 'Black Friday' as such, but it consists of deals nonetheless. And, if you're thinking about building a new gaming rig, or want to treat yourself to a better monitor before Christmas, the online retailer's November Clearance Sale has some decent discounts.
A glance at the deal pages reveals big price drops on laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and on selected LG and Samsung monitors, such as the Samsung LC34H892WGEXXY 34-inch Ultra Wide QHD monitor. There are also some appealing deals on Thronmax microphones and DDR4 RAM.
Some standouts at Mwave include:
- Roccat Essentials Gaming Pack 2021. Was: AU$327, now:AU$199 (AU$128 off).
- LG UltraGear 27-inch 165Hz QHD Gaming Monitor (27GP83B-B). Was: AU$679, now:AU$579 (AU$100 off).
- Team T-Force Delta RGB Series DDR4 3200MHz RAM Memory. Was: AU$149, now: AU$119 (AU$30 off).
- ZQRacing V6 Racer Series Gaming Chair. Was: AU$279, now: AU$439 (AU$160 off).
Acer has up to 40 percent off products on its online web store, Acer Online. The deals include laptops, desktops, displays and workstations. It has deals going on gaming computers like the Acer Nitro 5, as well as productivity laptops like the Acer Spin 3.
Some standouts at Acer Online include:
- Acer Nitro 5 (11th-gen Core i7) - Was: AU$2,199, now: AU$1,799 (AU$400 off).
- Acer Predator Helios 300 (10th-gen Core i7). Was: AU$3,299, now: AU$2,599 (AU$700 off).
- Acer Predator X38 S 37.5-inch Curved Gaming monitor. Was: AU$3,699, now: $AU$2,999 (AU$700 off).
Seen any other great deals going this week? Let us know in the comments.
If you're after more Black Friday 2021 deals, check out:
- Best Black Friday Android and Apple mobile phone deals in Australia in 2021.
- Best early Black Friday deals in Australia in 2021.
- How to Subscribe To Amazon Prime in Australia.