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As the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon has an incredibly diverse range of tech on offer and, for Black Friday, a lot of that tech is getting heavily discounted.

Australia missed out on Amazon’s last Black Friday sale, with the retail giant launching Down Under just weeks after the big day. This year, however, the bargain hunting heats up.

Amazon had its first Prime Day in Australia this year and following on its success, the expectations were high that the company would have plenty more discounted over the Black Friday weekend... and, boy, has the online retailer delivered! From pantry essentials to fashion, from tech to toys, it's all happening!

TechRadar's Aussie team is trawling that mire and filtering all the best tech deals to make it easy for you to find a bargain fast. Not only do we have offers on Amazon's own services, but a plethora of goodies across all categories of tech, and we're listing them all right here.

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Amazon services

Kindle Unlimited | 3 months for just $1.99

The Christmas break is coming up and, if you've got time, you'll want to update your reading list. For those using a Kindle ereader or the mobile app, you can save on a Kindle Unlimited subscription. It's usually $13.99 a month, but you can get a three-month subscription for just $1.99. After the three-month period, it will revert back to the usual $14. If you happen to be a new member, you'll even get the 30-day free trial.View Deal

Gaming

Xbox One X | was $649 now $499 (save $150)

Amazon had a pretty good discount on the Xbox One X console, but if you missed your chance to save over $200 on this gaming behemoth, you can still snag it for cheaper than its usual RRP.View Deal

PlayStation 4 Pro with Spider-Man and Fortnite content | $469

This is already a great price on the PS4 Pro, but if you grab the bundle with the exclusive Fortnite content and add Spider-Man to your cart, you'll get that tremendous game for free at checkout. Two games and a PS4 Pro for $469? Sweet!View Deal

Oculus Go VR headset (32GB) | was $299 now $239 (save $60)

When you've got blinders on... sorry, a VR headset on, then movement becomes difficult when you're tethered by a cable. So cut the cords, save some dosh and enjoy a whole different (virtual) world with the Oculus Go, currently selling for 20% off on Amazon.View Deal

Oculus Rift + Touch VR system | was $600 now $499 (save $101)

The original Rift is on sale for Cyber Monday on Amazon with a saving of over $100. If you're keen on having fun in a virtual world, then consider this including Robo Recall, Luckyʼs Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox.View Deal

Fallout 76 (PS4, Xbox, PC)| was $99.95 now $49.76 (save $50)

Get ready to enter the wasteland again in Fallout 76, which sees a number of big changes this time around. You'll  find an added emphasis on survival and a completely revamped V.A.T.S. implementation. Now only $49.76View Deal

Audio

Bose QuietComfort 35 II | was $499 now $348 (save $151)

The best wireless noise cancelling headphones are definitely premium but on Cyber Monday you can save over $150 on the Silver and Black sets on Amazon, where they're down to just $348. View Deal

Nuraphone wireless headphones | was $499 now $375 (save $124)

This is the only set of cans you can get today that will automatically adjust to your way of listening to tunes. That means you get fabulous sound from a comfortable set of over-ear headphones, and for $124 shaved off the actual RRP.View Deal

Plantronics BackBeat Pro wireless headphones | was $348 now $192.99 (save $155)

This is the original BackBeat Pro, and although it's been replaced by the second-generation cans, it's still a great pair of over-ears. So if you want the promise of great sound without having to spend too much, then shop on Amazon and save a bundle on the Graphite/Silver BackBeat Pro.View Deal

B&O BeoPlay H7 wireless headphones | was $599 now $279.99 (save $319)

Add a touch of luxury to your tunes with Bang & Olufsen's  beautifully designed BeoPlay H7 wireless cans. It promises not just comfort but also great sound and up to 20 hours of battery, and all for well below the half price mark. This offer is only available on the Black set on Amazon.View Deal

B&O Play BeoPlay A1 portable speaker | was $379 now $299.99 (save $79)

This tiny package costs a pretty penny but there's savings to be had here as well. It's an excellent little speaker packs a mighty punch for something that fits in the palm of your hand, and it's good-looking too. Need we say more?View Deal

PC accessories

Samsung T5 500GB portable SSD | was $195 now  ~$150 (save about $45)

This is one of the best portable solid-state storage devices you're going to find on the market today. If you're willing to spend top dollar for the reliable storage, then the 500GB T5 portable SSD is down by nearly $45 on Amazon Australia.View Deal

Home AV

Fire TV Stick | was $69 now $54 (save $15)

This little device will let you stream your favourite shows and movies on your TV, all you need do is plug it in. It also comes with a remote so you can control how you get entertained. And there's $15 shaved off its usual RRP on Amazon right now.View Deal

Sonos Beam smart soundbar | was $599 now $539.10 (save $60)

It's a soundbar with a difference – listen to music, watch TV and play games with Alexa built-in. You can even connect other Sonos speakers wirelessly to the Beam to set up a home theatre system, and you can do it for a tad less when shopping on Amazon. View Deal

Wearables

Garmin Forerunner 735XT multisport fitness tracker | was $598 now $299 (save $299)

If you're into sports, or even just keeping fit, you'll want a fitness tracker that can keep up with you. Garmin's Forerunner range is built for hard work and rough play and the premium Forerunner 735XT will keep ticking from gym to work to play, and all for just $299 on Amazon. That's half price! Available in Midnight Blue/Frost Blue combination or in the Black/Grey colour scheme.View Deal

Cameras

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (body) | was $4,499 now $3,365 (save $1,134)

This camera has been a favourite of the pros for a few years now and is still going strong. With one of the few Canon DSLRs to feature 4K video and a high resolution, this shooter is a marvel. And you can save a whopping $1,134 on this purchase on Amazon Australia.View Deal

Nikon D3500 + AF-P 18-55 VR lens | was $749 now $499 (save $250)

This is a great replacement for the aging yet very popular D3400 entry-level DSLR. And although the D3500 has only just been launched, it's great to see it discounted on Amazon by $250. This is a Lightning Deal, though, and will expire by day's end. So get a wriggle on if you want this kit.View Deal

Canon EOS 200D + 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens | usually $799 now $499 (save $300)

If you're just stepping into the world of photography that doesn't involve a smartphone, this DSLR is a great choice. Not only do you get a guided menu on the display to help you through the process, you also get a 18-55mm kit lens to get you started, and very reliable image quality as well. You also get to save a packet when shopping on Amazon.View Deal

DJI Phantom 4 Pro | was $2,299 now $1,499 (save $800)

Looking for a pro-level drone that gives you picture-postcard perfect images? The Phantom 4 series from DJI is what you'll want but they're well over the $2K mark. But the Phantom 4 Pro is up for grabs as a Cyber Monday deal on Amazon with a whopping $800 shaved off the price tag.View Deal

Smart home

Amazon Echo Spot smart speaker | was $199 now $169 (save $30)

This tiny smart display is Alexa-enabled and is a convenient way to set up home automation as well as keep up with the news, check the weather and get details of your daily commute. And there's currently $30 off on the Echo Spot on Amazon. Available in black and white.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen) | was $79 now $39 (save $40)

This is the cheapest we've seen the Echo Dot sell for on Amazon. It's a great price, especially if you want to buy multiple smart speakers for each room in your home. Keep in mind, though, this is the second-gen model and not the latest addition to the Echo family.View Deal

Amazon Echo Plus | was $229 now $99 (save $130)

The original big brother of the Echo family is heavily discounted on Amazon for Black Friday. So if you want a smart speaker that's got big sound along with all the necessary smarts, then this one is for you for just $99 a pop. That's the lowest price for the Echo we've seen so far.View Deal

Ring Spotlight Cam | was $329 now $263.20 (save $65.80)

You can't put a price on keeping your home and loved ones safe, but smart security cameras can be rather expensive. However, you this is your chance to grab the Ring Spotlight Cam for less. You can see, hear and speak to visitors outside your door from your phone, tablet or PC. And it works with Alexa too.View Deal

Philips Hue White Ambiance starter kit (Edison screw E27) | was $178 now $119.90 (save $58.10)

This was a Black Friday deal on Amazon, and it's back for Cyber Monday! So if you missed out on getting a starter kit to set up a smart lighting system at home, this is your chance. The offer will expire today (Monday, November 26).View Deal

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance starter kit (Edison screw E27) | was $255 now $179.90 (save $75.10)

Like the above Philips Hue offer, this too was a Black Friday deal on Amazon, and it's back for Cyber Monday. If you're after some mood lighting that can change colours, grab this offer before it expires tonight (Monday, November 26).View Deal

Miscellaneous

Amazon Kindle ereader | was $109 now $89 (save $20)

If you're an avid reader, you'll know that carrying your library with you wherever you go is impossible. But you can do so with an ereader. This is Amazon's basic Kindle model and its currently discounted by $20, making it a very affordable option.View Deal

How to get the best Amazon Australia deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

It’s very difficult to make predictions on Amazon Australia’s best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, given we’ve got nothing from previous years to go on. But we can extrapolate from Prime Day’s performance Down Under and what happens in other regions where Amazon has a presence during the big sale season.

Although Black Friday is on November 23 and Cyber Monday on November 26, the sale isn’t just on those two days alone anymore. It usually goes on for a while, so it’s hard to tell when you can find the best bargains on Amazon. However, you can expect to know more soon as the deals world is about to start buzzing.

While you can expect to see some excellent bargains from a variety of third-party sellers on Amazon over the long sale weekend in November, the online retail giant may begin offering its own products well before that.

Our advice would be to check out what's happening in the days leading up to Black Friday, but to hang on to your money until you're certain you've found the very best deal.

What to expect from Amazon Australia on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Amazon has an ongoing scheme called Deals of the Day which, in the UK and US, began last year on November 17 and went on for 10 whole days. We could see something similar in Australia this year, with all Echo devices, including the newly announced ones, along with Kindles and the Fire TV Stick, on sale.

Along with Deals of the Day, we expect there to be a lot more Lightning Deals, which last only for a short while, or until stocks are gone. Anyone can buy these, but Amazon Prime members get access to these 30 minutes before everyone else.

We’d recommend becoming an Amazon Prime customer for that benefit alone, but it also gives you access to Amazon Prime Video and the company's two-day delivery promise as well.

Amazon Prime free trial

Get 30 free days of Amazon Prime! If you'd like to make use of this offer, you should sign up now and you'll be covered for the entire Black Friday shopping season. You'll get access to Lightning Deals and two-day delivery, plus lots of other benefits too. Also, you pay only $4.99 until January 2019 if you wish to continue your membership, after which (from February 2019) you will be charged $6.99 a month.View Deal

Amazon is already teasing us with offers from its own services, like the Kindle Unlimited three-month subscription offer mentioned above. And, like Prime Day, we're expecting Amazon to offer similar discounts on Audible and Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions as well.

Our last bit of core advice is to regularly check back TechRadar for our selection of the best deals, and to not rely on Amazon having the lowest prices over the Black Friday period. We’ll also be covering a wide range of retailers, including JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman, as well as specific products like laptops, cameras and gaming gear.

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