Amazon AU Black Friday 2022 sale: best deals on ereaders, smart home devices and more

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Update: Black Friday is officially done for 2022, so we're collating all best Amazon Cyber Monday deals here. There's still a bucketload of deals on offer across a huge range of categories, so there's still time to nab a bargain.

Amazon's Black Friday 2022 sale officially started on November 21, a few days before the actual date of November 25. And, oh boy, have the deals been something! 

There's record-low prices on Kindles, while several Fire TV streaming sticks and Echo smart devices are back to their all-time low. 

It's not just Amazon's own hardware that's discounted deeply though – there's a huge discounts on a whole load of tech right now. It's a good time to stock up on PS5 games, for example, or grab a camera or fitness tracker. We were hoping to see some great offers on Apple products, but other than the Apple Watch 7, the discounts have been thin on the ground for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Still, there's so much more to shop!

Amazon's Black Friday deals will be coming thick and fast all through till Cyber Monday on November 28, so stick with us as we dig out only the best of the best deals, listing them below. If you want to check out all the deals, then head over to Amazon's dedicated Black Friday deals page (opens in new tab).

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The best way to maximise your savings during Black Friday and Cyber Monday is to become a Prime member. An Amazon Prime subscription (opens in new tab) gets you free delivery on millions of items – you can click on the link above to sign up and get a 30-day free trial (though we’d recommend doing this closer to Black Friday). You’ll also get access to a lot of other Amazon services, including Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming (a premium experience on Twitch).

Today's best Amazon Black Friday deals under AU$100

10 great Amazon Black Friday 2022 deals still available

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021, 8GB) (opens in new tab)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021, 8GB) | AU$239 AU$167 (opens in new tab) (save AU$72)

The lowest price we’ve seen on this Kindle Paperwhite was AU$169, and that was during Black Friday last year. Amazon is beating that price by a couple of dollars, making its most popular ereader a book lover's must-have at a great price. 6.8 inches of screen, better battery than before, and overall just oh-so-good for a mid-range ereader.

You can also get a Kindle Paperwhite with 16GB of storage for just AU$179 (opens in new tab) (down from AU$259).

2020 13-inch Apple MacBook Air (opens in new tab)

2020 13-inch Apple MacBook Air | AU$1,499 AU$1,247 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$252)

If you're looking for a budget-friendlier way to get your hands on the premium power and performance of Apple's MacBooks, this is the one for you, with 2020's MacBook Air a powerhouse in a slim profile. Apple's M1 chip at the core of this one is the primary highlight, elevating speed and overall performance to levels making this price point solid value.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (256GB) | (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (256GB) | AU$1,649 AU$1,397 (opens in new tab) (save AU$252)

We were hoping for a slightly higher discount on the latest Z Flip handset, but AU$200 off Amazon's already reduced price ain't bad. That's actually a saving of AU$252 off the 256GB model's RRP, available in all colours except black with checkout code GALAXYZ. There's no discount on the 128GB models, but the same AU$200 discount brings the 512GB foldables down to AU$1,597 (opens in new tab)

Romoss 20,000 mAh 50W PD Power Bank| (opens in new tab)

Romoss 20,000 mAh 50W PD Power Bank| AU$79.99 AU$55.24 (opens in new tab) at Amazon (save AU$24.75)

While the Romoss 50W, 20,000 mAh power bank is usually sold for well under the above RRP, this is still a decent deal. A key advantage is the power banks PD spec USB-C output, which gives the ability to charge a laptop at up to 45W, while still charging other devices at the same time. It doesn't support PPS though, so Samsung phone owners might want to look elsewhere. If you only need to charge a phone, then for AU$54.74 (opens in new tab), you can get the 40,000 mAh Romoss Power Bank, with a 18W PD spec output.

Bose QuietComfort 45 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 45 | AU$499 AU$339 (opens in new tab) (save AU$160)

The Bose QuietComfort 45 are a strong successor to the incredibly popular Bose QC 35 II, and they carry fantastic noise cancellation. As the name suggests, they’re comfortable to wear for long periods of time too. This deal gets you a very generous AU$160 off, making this the best-ever price on these cans. Available in Black (opens in new tab) and White Smoke (opens in new tab).

Google Nest WiFi Router + 2 Points | (opens in new tab)

Google Nest WiFi Router + 2 Points | AU$549 AU$345 (opens in new tab)(save AU$204)

A great saving to be had on Google's WiFi system, which integrates internet connectivity with Google Home (each Point doubles as a smart speaker with Google Assistant). We found Google Nest to be easy-to-use and incredibly aesthetically pleasing. If your home internet coverage is in need of an upgrade, this is a deal you should check out. 

Fitbit Versa 3 (opens in new tab)

Fitbit Versa 3 | AU$399 AU$197 (opens in new tab) (save AU$202)

The Fitbit Versa 3 is an excellent blend of fitness tracker and smartwatch, with integrated GPS, all-day heart rate monitoring and over 20 exercise modes. It’s lightweight and comfortable to wear, and it sports a beautiful AMOLED display. With the Versa 4 now available, the Versa 3 has is cheaper than ever, now down to just AU$197 on Amazon.

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (opens in new tab)

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard | AU$79 AU$36 (opens in new tab) (save AU$43)

One of the outright best travel keyboards you can buy, the Logitech K380 (opens in new tab)was already good value at AU$79 in our opinion. But now that it's better than half price for Black Friday, it's a genuine bargain. With it, you can connect to three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth and improve productivity using the four hotkeys.

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Plus | (opens in new tab)

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Plus | AU$1,499 AU$699 (opens in new tab) (save AU$800)

A robot vacuum that, well, vacuums as well mops and then empties its own bin for just AU$699? We're not sure we've seen the kind! This is one heck of a deal, although the original RRP listed on Amazon is a little high. Still, the N8 Plus has not been this cheap, we don't think. A vacuum cleaner deal not to be missed.

If you don't want the auto-empty station, then you can get the Deebot N8 robot that vacuums and mops for just AU$399 (opens in new tab).

Instant Pot Duo Crisp | (opens in new tab)

Instant Pot Duo Crisp | AU$229 AU$160 (opens in new tab) (save AU$69)

Get a multicooker and an air fryer in one do-it-all kitchen appliance. There are 11 functions here, and you just swap out the lid when you need to air fry. You can also slow cook, dehydrade, saute and more with this. And it's 30% off on the 5.7L capacity model (opens in new tab) (down to AU$160) and 30% off on the 8L option (opens in new tab) at AU$195 only.


When is Amazon Australia’s Black Friday 2022 sale?

Black Friday will arrive on November 25 in 2022, which is the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving in the US. However, Amazon won’t wait until the official date to start offering steep discounts across its site. The online retail giant will likely kick off deals one week earlier, and the discounts will continue on until Cyber Monday, which falls on November 28 this year.

How long does Amazon’s Black Friday deals last?

With Amazon likely to start offering Black Friday deals about one week prior to November 25, and sales expected to wrap up after Cyber Monday, Amazon’s Black Friday deals will last for just over a week.

This doesn’t mean that Amazon will keep the same deals going for the entire Black Friday sales period. Instead, it’s more likely that teaser deals will be launched in the lead up to the official date, with the best offers landing over the four-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.

Amazon Australia Black Friday in October: takeaways from the sale

In October, Amazon Australia surprised us with the Big Smile Sale event. This year was the first time that Amazon had run the sale in October, giving it the feel of a preview of what’s to come over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. 

Some of the deals in Amazon’s October sale included the lowest price ever on the Fitbit Sense (it was slashed to half price), a HP Omen gaming laptop (a massive AU$2,000 off) and a nearly record-low deal for the Nvidia Shield TV Pro (it dropped to AU$249, with its historic low price being AU$248).

Amazon Black Friday 2022 deals: predictions

Being such a massive online retailer, it can be difficult to know what to look for during Amazon’s Black Friday deals. And with the site stocking such a huge range of items, it’s sometimes tricky to predict exactly which devices will see the best offers come November.

Amazon does have its strengths and weaknesses – it’s a great place to head for deals on Amazon’s Echo range of smart home devices, Fitbit and Garmin smartwatches, premium audio gear and so much more. When it comes to tech though, there’s one big category that Amazon is missing, and that’s TVs. You might see a small selection of Philips Ambilight TVs discounted on Amazon over Black Friday, but that’s about it.

Amazon will also frequently price match, or even price beat, its online competitors, and we certainly saw that happen over last year’s Black Friday. Keep this in mind while you hunt for deals from various retailers, as you might be able to secure more savings this way.

At any time on its site, Amazon has three types of deals going – there’s Lightning Deals that are only available for a few hours, Deal of the Day that will last for 24 hours and regular deals that will be live for the entire sale period.

You’ll often find that Amazon’s own products, such as Echo devices, Kindles and Fire TV Sticks, will be available for the same price throughout the Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend, but if you’re looking for other items, you’ll need to keep checking Amazon’s site. 

There are also WOW deals to take into the equation. Amazon began to offer these during 2020’s Prime Day – these are available in very limited quantities for just 2-4 hours, and they usually come on popular items such as Apple AirPods Pro, the Nintendo Switch or premium headphones from Bose and Sony.

It’s also worth noting that Australians will have access to select deals from the Amazon UK and the Amazon US stores, and they’ll all be visible on Amazon’s Australian website. There can be great value in these deals too, but just keep in mind they’ll be the international version of the product and could face shipping delays, or come with international power plugs.

5 of the best Amazon Black Friday deals from last year

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Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3-month Switch Online | AU$469 AU$399 (AU$70 off)

This Nintendo Switch bundle often makes an appearance during Amazon’s Black Friday sales. It comes with the console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three month subscription to Nintendo Switch online. While we can’t be certain it’s going to return, keep an eye out for it. We haven’t seen a similar bundle offered on the Nintendo Switch OLED (opens in new tab), but we just don’t know what Black Friday will bring.

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Apple AirPods Pro | AU$399 AU$319 (AU$80 off)

This refreshed version of the AirPods Pro only came out one month prior to Black Friday, so to see an AU$80 discount was quite notable. In the time since, the AirPods Pro 2 (opens in new tab) have launched, and we wouldn’t rule out a discount on these wireless earbuds come Black Friday.

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Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 (128GB) | AU$1,499 AU$987 (AU$512 off)

This was an incredible discount during last year’s Black Friday, where the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 (opens in new tab) dropped to under a grand (that was 34% off the RRP). The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (opens in new tab) released in August this year, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for a big price cut on the newer model this November.

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Amazon Echo (4th Gen) | AU$149 AU$74 (AU$50 off)

Amazon’s 2020 Echo smart speaker got its biggest discount yet during last year’s Black Friday, and it still hasn’t been beaten almost one year later. This tells us that the Amazon Echo could be another highlight this Black Friday, so keep your eyes peeled on Amazon’s smart home range.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis | from AU$399 from AU$299 (up to AU$110 off)

The Kindle Oasis is one of the best ereaders (opens in new tab) money can buy, and that luxurious reading experience also comes with a hefty price tag. Last year proved to be a good time to buy the premium ereader, as it crashed down to AU$299 for the model with 8GB of storage. The version with 32GB of storage dropped to AU$339.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (yes, she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing cameras and lenses, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She also contributes to Digital Camera World and T3, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines in Australia.

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