The best Australian Cyber Monday deals 2016

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is still on!

This year Cyber Monday 2016 falls on November 28

Black Friday has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the US and UK, and while this retail event may not officially be a thing in Australia yet, a number of retailers across the country have started to get in on the action by presenting their own crazy deals in an attempt to send shoppers into a buying frenzy. 

Black Friday might be behind us, but bargain hunters can still find some terrific Cyber Monday deals — you'll find all the details right here on this page, so that you can easily find your way to the best prices for all the best tech and gear.

Below is a list of all known retailers participating in the Australian seasonal sales. This list will be kept updated with any specific Aussie deals that we find right up and through the holiday season. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales — store links:

  • Apple Black Friday offer: This one-day sale event is offer up bonus Apple Gift Cards worth up to $200 with the purchase of selected iPhones, iPads and Macs. This includes a mix of both new and previous-generation models, so you'll find the newer iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook alongside last-year's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Series 1 Apple Watches and MacBook Pros.
  • Microsoft Black Friday offers: The Microsoft Store’s serving up discounts and special-offers across a wide variety of categories, including laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s, Xbox consoles and accessories, Windows phones and more. Their sale ends on Wednesday 30th November. 
  • Kogan Black Friday discounts: The already-cheap online store is offering further discounts on a large variety of tech products ranging from smartphones to Chromecasts to headphones and much more. No end date is specified, just that these offers are available for a “limited time only”.
  • GetPrice Christmas deals: It’s not exclusively tech, but the GetPrice search-comparison site has teamed up with local retailers to offer a heap of pre-Christmas discounts across a wide variety of products. There are some good discounts on TVs, smartphones and cameras, alongside Dyson pedestal fans and more.
  • Bose Black Friday: Bose has up to 30% off selected audio products including 20% off its older QC20 in-ear noise cancelling buds (we’d note, however, that the latter have been superseded by the newer QC25s). The products on offer are a little bit ho-hum, to be honest, although free shipping for the sale period does sweeten the appeal somewhat. Sale ends Tuesday 29th November.
  • JB Hi-Fi Three-Day Price Frenzy: JB's decided to hold a three-day sale starting on Friday and ending on Sunday 27th November. There's heaps of discounts across a range of product categories, including TVs and home AV, computing products, games, Blu-ray and DVD and more.
  • Myer Super Cyber Sale: This store-wide sale offers a range of small to large discounts on a wide range of electrical goods, including Dyson fans and vacuum cleaners, $10 off for every $50 spent (ie. 20% off) on portable audio including headphones, Fitbit and cameras. Ends Monday 28th November.
  • Lenovo Black Friday deals: Offers a selection of laptops and desktop PCs with some quite-reasonable reductions (up to 45%) available. See our detailed list of deals further down this page for our specific picks. Ends Friday 25th November 11:59pm (AEDST).
  • Steam Autumn Sale: There’s currently hundreds of discounts on games across the entire Steam catalog, often including up to 75% off big-name franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Batman Arkham, Just Cause and Civilization. New discounts are being highlighted daily.  Ends Wednesday 30th November at 5AM (AEDST).
  • EA’s Origin Black Friday sale: Lots of savings to be had on EA PC games here, including 33% off brand-new titles like Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, which are both AU$59.99. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the triple-A sci-fi parkour game which was only released back in June, is discounted by 47%, down to a rather tempting AU$21.32. You’ll also find savings on other big franchises, including Dragon Age, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and more.
  • Razer Cyber Weekend Preview sale: A smattering of discounts on Razer peripherals and laptops is now live, in anticipation of a bigger sale this weekend. There’s free shipping on orders over AU$89, but we’d advise waiting for the proper weekend sale to start.
  • The Good Guys First-Ever Black Friday Sale: This sale is set to go live from 12:01AM on Friday morning and as-yet we’re not sure which tech products will be featured. Stay tuned for more details.
  • PlayStation Black Friday 4-Day Sale: Offering numerous discounts across the PS3, PS4, PS Vita and the PSN Movies sections, PlayStation is holding its sales from now until November 28.

Deal highlights

The TechRadar team's picks of the best Australian Black Friday and pre-Christmas deals.

PCs & Laptops

  • Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4: Purchase any Surface Book or Surface Pro 4 from the Microsoft Store between now and Wednesday 30th November and you’ll get a free Xbox bundle valued at $498.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Core m3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD): You can score a solid $350 off this entry-level Surface tablet, which is going for the very attractive price of just $999 at JB Hi-Fi. 
  • Dell XPS 13 9350 Signature Edition Laptop: The Microsoft Store is offering up a massive $600 off one of our favourite ultraportable laptops, bringing this 13-inch beauty down to just $1,299. This is the base Core i5 model with 8GB of memory and 128GB SSD.
  • Hewlett Packard Notebook 15-ay070TU Signature Edition Laptop: You can save $300 off this 15.6-inch Core i5 laptop when bought from the Microsoft Store, where it’s down 30%, from $999 to just $699.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 (Core i5): Lenovo has $990 off the 14-inch model of this 2-in-1, with Intel Core i5, 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD, meaning you'll only pay $1,209. Deal ends Friday 25ht November at 11:59pm AEDST.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 (Core i7): Lenovo is offering $1,000 on the higher-specced model of this 14-inch laptop-cum-tablet — this one runs an Intel Core i7 processor, with 8GB memory and 256GB SSD. This means you pay only $1,499. This offer ends Friday 25th November at 11:59pm AEDST.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Core i5): The 14-inch model of this ultralight business 2-in-1 now has $735 off from Lenovo. This is the entry-level model of this machine, running an Intel Core i5 processor, combined with 8GB SDRAM and a 128GB SSD. Lenovo is offering this for a price of $1,714. This deal ends Friday 25th November at 11:59pm AEDST.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Core i7): As with the other ThinkPad X1 Yoga model, Lenovo is also offering a saving of $1,000 on this 2-in-1 as well. This versatile machine runs an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB hard drive. This model is now on offer for $2,149. Ends Friday 25th November at 11:59pm AEDST.
  • Samsung Galaxy TabPRO S: This 12-inch Windows 10 tablet has a detachable keyboard, technically making it a 2-in-1, and runs on an Intel Core M dual-core CPU. It’s currently on sale at Kogan for $999, saving you $649. This machine comes with 4GB memory and 128GB SSD.

Smartphones

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: Kogan has $450 off the 32GB black model, meaning you'll pay only $699 (down from an RRP of $1,149).
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: As with the standard S7 above, Kogan is also offering a saving of $450 on the 32GB black model of the S7 Edge, so it’s down to only $799 (Samsung's RRP is $1,249).

Audio & Video

  • Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-Ray Player: Ready to jump into the world of Ultra HD movies in stunning HDR? Samsung's standalone has dropped to a staggeringly low $298 at JB Hi-Fi from a regular retail price of $596. That's 50% off!
  • Bose headphones: The Microsoft Store has a rare 20% off selected Bose cans, including newer models like the QC35s and QC25s. 
  • Google Chromecast 2: Kogan's offering the 1080p version of the popular Chromecast streaming stick for $45, or about 24% off the RRP of $59. (There's also a brand-new 4K 'Chromecast Ultra' just out, but you'll be hard pressed to find it discounted yet.)
  • Sennheiser Urbanite on-ear headphones: Kogan is offering massive savings on this foldable and stylish pair of on-ear headphones from Sennheiser. They are now available for $145, down from an RRP of $299.95.
  • Philips 1000W CD Mini Hi-Fi Party Tower Speaker (NTX400): If you’re planning a party over the Christmas season, then this tower speaker is on sale at Kogan for $299 (RRP $599.95). With bright flashing LED lights, 1000W RMS of audio power and handles and wheels for easy transport, this should make any party a roaring success.
  • Sony X7500D 65" 4K UHD HDR Android Smart LCD LED TV: If you're looking for big TV at a small price, this 65-incher from Sony is an absolute steal. This 4K HDR TV runs on Android and is on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $1,998, which is $500 off the regular price. 
  • LG 65UH652T 65" 4K UHD HDR Smart LED LCD TV: Even cheaper than the last 65-inch 4K HDR TV is this set from LG, which offers similar specs for $2 than Sony's deal. You can pick it up at JB Hi-Fi for $1,996, which is $500 off the regular price.

PC Games & Gaming Hardware

  • Batman: Arkham Knight on PC (Steam): The PC version of this otherwise well-reviewed 2015 game got off to a choppy start, with performance problems that left many buyers’ complaining. It’s since been patched up the wazoo, however, and the latest user ratings are overwhelmingly positive. It’s a good time to pick up the game for US$14.99 or both the game and season pass for US$19.99. 
  • Battlefield 1 on PC (Origin): Released only a month ago, this highly-regarded World War I shooter is discounted by 33% on EA’s Origin online store, with the standard edition down from $89.99 to just $59.99.
  • Doom on PC (Steam): This year’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really reboot of the legendary Doom franchise is first-person-shooting at its best: it’s fast-paced demon slaying with a pounding metal soundtrack and bucketloads of gore. Grab it for a massive 67% off for US$26.38, down from the usual price of US$79.95.
  • Grand Theft Auto V on PC (Steam): Rockstar’s hugely-popular GTAV is yet again on sale on Steam, currently at 50% off, or $37.49.
  • Far Cry Primal on PC (Steam): Get 50% off Ubisoft's latest entry in its open-world FPS series, this time taking you back to the Stone Age where you'll clash with rival tribes, hunt wooly mammoth and wrestle with sabretooth tigers. It's down to US$$22.97 from the usual price of US$45.95.
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst on PC (Origin): Although it was only released back in June, this well-reviewed first-person sci-fi parkour title has been heavily discounted. It’s only $21.32 on PC, saving 47% off the (already reduced) regular price of $39.99.
  • Titanfall 2 on PC (Origin): EA’s other big shooter this holiday season is this sci-fi/mech title that, unlike its forebear, includes a decent single-player campaign to go alongside its compelling multiplayer mode. Grab the standard edition on PC for 33% off, or $59.99.

Videogame Consoles & Games

  • Xbox One S (500GB) Ultimate Minecraft Bundle (Target, in-store only): Currently one of the cheapest 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players on the market, Target is selling Microsoft's console bundle with Minecraft (including two add-on packs) and Forza Motorsport 5 down from $419 to just $365.
  • PlayStation 4 (500GB) Slim Console (Target, in-store only): Sony's updated 'Slim' PS4 console has received a significant markdown at Target, and also comes with a bonus 3-month subscription of the Stan streaming service: it's down from $399 to just $309.
  • Titanfall 2 on Xbox One/PlayStation 4 (Target, in-store only): Released only a couple of weeks ago, EA’s futuristic war shooter features fantastic mech-based multiplayer and, in a series first, a terrific single-player campaign down from $79 to just $36.
  • Dishonored 2 on Xbox One/PlayStation 4 (Target, in-store only): Released only a week ago, this incredible action-adventure stealth sequel to one of the last generation's best games is only $45 at Target, down from $79.
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on PlayStation 4: Easily one of the greatest games of the year, this closing chapter in Sony's Uncharted adventure series will tug at your heartstrings in the most thrilling way imaginable. You can buy it on the PSN store for $39.95 (50% of the usual price) or alternatively, you could bag a physical copy from Target for just $39.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox One/PlayStation 4 (Target, in-store only): The latest entry in the award-winning Deus Ex series sees enhanced protagonist Adam Jensen relocate to the very cyberpunk setting of Prague in 2029. You can bag a physical copy from Target for just $35.

Miscellaneous

  • DJI Phantom 3 4K with integrated UHD 4K stabilised camera: This professional-grade drone is on sale on Kogan for $999 (down from $1,349 — so $350 off). Included in this package is a UHD 4K camera sporting a f/2.8 lens with a 96-degree field of vision.
  • HP Gift Card: HP is offering up to $250 gift card with purchases over $500. Find out more about this deal at the HP sale page.  
  • Apple Gift Cards: Today only, Apple is offering a number of gift cards of different values with select purchases of specific items. The rewards can be found on Apple's site and are as follows:
    -$35 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of Apple TV, iPhone SE and select Apple Watch models.
    -$70 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
    -$140 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of iPad Pro.
    -$200 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, and select MacBook Pro models.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen is the Australian editor of TechRadar, and is obsessed with smartphones, televisions, and consuming all forms of media at the highest quality possible. He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Apple, Nintendo or 1980s action cinema.