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Black Friday 2019 in Australia: the best deals that are still live

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Black Friday is no longer a foreign concept in Australia: savvy shoppers are well aware by now that the merry month of November is a great time to save plenty of dosh on a hoard of items – even groceries, weirdly enough.

Almost every major retailer in the country is currently offering some excellent deals on plenty of tech as well. So if you've been holding off on buying a new TV or that laptop you needed a few months ago, you've done the right thing.

Bargain hunting is well and truly underway and, to help our loyal readers find the best offers on consumer electronics, we're scouring the internet for the deepest discounts on the hottest of gizmos and gadgets so you can save time and, well, energy too.

Black Friday can even help you save on your Christmas shopping. So grab your wallets, fish out your credit cards, get comfortable and happy shopping! We've handpicked some deals and listed them in this easily navigable sectioned page, so keep checking back as we'll make sure this page is kept updated.

The best Black Friday 2019 deals in Australia

Black Friday has well and truly kicked off, and retailers have announced a plethora of offers for this massive sale. There's a lot to choose from, so we're handpicking the best bargains in tech for you. This page will be kept updated throughout the sale period, so keep checking back to see what's new and what's out.

Gaming

Nintendo Switch Lite | AU$294 (was AU$329.95; save AU$35.95)

UPDATE: While this is not a deep discount, it's still available for slightly less than its usual RRP, in case you missed the lower offer during Black Friday. Available in Turquoise, Grey and Yellow colour options.

Bound to be one of the hottest sale items this Black Friday 2019, Amazon Australia is already selling the Nintendo Switch Lite for AU$279 – that's AU$50.95 cheaper than the current RRP.View Deal

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) | AU$66.20 (was AU$89.95; save AU$23.75)

Rockstar's long-awaited cowboy opus is finally on PC, and this deal on Green Man Gaming is the steepest discount it's had yet. A nice time to jump aboard if you haven't already. This offer also gets you five free (mystery) games while stocks last.View Deal

Borderlands 3 (PC) | AU$54.24 (was AU$89.95; save AU$35.71)

The loot FPS with roughly a bajillion guns only released two months ago, so this is a bit of a steal via Green Man Gaming if you're playing on PC and haven't yet dug into the phenomenon that is Borderlands 3. You'll also get five free (mystery) games with this offer, but only as long as stocks last.View Deal

HP Omen Sequencer Optical-Mechanical gaming keyboard | AU$139 (was AU$279; save AU$140)

Combining the tactility and actuation of mechanical keyboards with the precision and speed of optical sensors, the Omen Sequencer from HP offers the best of both worlds. This allows all 104 of the Sequencer's keys to achieve a response time of 0.2ms, which is ten times faster than a conventional keyboard. Get it from Mwave for less than half price.
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HP Omen Reactor optical gaming mouse | AU$65 (was AU$129; save AU$64)

For FPS gaming, simplicity, reliability, precision and speed are all important factors, and the Omen Reactor has all of these attributes. Using a similar optical-mechanical switch design as the Omen Sequencer keyboard mentioned above, this mouse achieves 0.2ms response times when clicked due to its lack of bouncing metal. It also features a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, 400 IPS / 50g acceleration, a 1,000Hz polling rate and on-the-fly DPI adjustment. Nab it from Mwave.
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HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset | AU$110 (was AU$169; save AU$59)

With super comfortable, oversized earcups, a durable aluminium frame and top-notch audio quality, the Cloud Alphas from HyperX are a no-fuss solution for gaming cans, and can go the distance for everyday listening as well. The noise-cancelling microphone is detachable so you can take them out on the streets and listen to your tunes, because these are so comfortable you won't want to be taking them off. Buy from Mwave.
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Sennheiser GSP 500 gaming headset | AU$169 (was AU$280; save AU$111)

Whether you're gaming on PC, Mac, PS4, or Xbox, this headset from Sennheiser with its broadcasting-quality microphone will keep you immersed, engaged and in the competition. It's worth noting that some Xbox One controllers need a Stereo Headset Adapter, sold separately. Grab it from Mwave.
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Laptops & PCs

New Dell XPS 13 (7390) | i5 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$1,839.20 (was AU$2,299; save AU$459.80)

If you prefer the latest iteration of our favourite Ultrabook, then this configuration is a total of 20% off but you will need to use the checkout code BFXPS20 to get the full discount. That saves you just over AU$450, which is actually pretty darn good, considering the XPS series hardly ever sees more than 15% off.View Deal

Huawei MateBook 13 | i5 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$1,399 (was AU$1,799; save AU$400)

Despite all the problems Huawei is facing because of its US ban, this Ultrabook is one of our favourites here at TechRadar. It's a powerful performer that's currently AU$400 cheaper than its usual RRP on Microsoft's eBay store.View Deal

HP Envy x2 2-in-1 | Snapdragon 835 / 256GB SSD | AU$1,299 (was AU$1,899; save AU$600)

This is a darn good solution for those constantly on the move. The keyboard and screen are detachable, so you get a tablet when you want one or make it a laptop when you need it. It runs Windows 10S, has a battery life of a whopping 22 hours, 4G LTE connectivity and comes with some decent specs with a AU$600 discount on Microsoft's eBay store.View Deal

Asus ZenBook Flip 13 | i5 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$1,199 (was AU$1,699; save AU$500)

For those seeking the flexibility of a 2-in-1, this ZenBook Flip is a great choice. Although it's a bit lighter on specs than the gaming laptops on this page, it's also considerably more affordable and offers a 360-degree hinge and tablet-like functionality thanks to its 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen.
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Dell Inspiron 24 5000 All-in-one | i5 / 8GB / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD / GTX 1050 | AU$1,329 (was AU$1,899; save AU$570)

This is actually a pretty good option for a desktop, if you're after one for the home or the office, particularly because it comes a dedicated GPU as well, which will suffice for the casual gamer. There's also an additional 1TB of storage available aside from the SSD and the 8th-gen i5 CPU isn't too shabby either, particularly when you're get it for 30% off.View Deal

Home entertainment

Sony 49-inch X70G 4K smart TV | AU$845 (was AU$1,199; save AU$354)

UPDATE: The Sony 49-inch X70G is currently out of stock, but you can still buy it at the sale price, as long you're willing to wait until January for it to arrive.

This Black Friday, Amazon is offering this 49-inch 4K LED panel for well under AU$1,000. This super-slick set has sharp picture quality and the ability to access YouTube at the click of a button, plus comes with over AU$350 in savings.View Deal

Sonos Beam | AU$479 (was AU$599; save AU$120)

UPDATE: The Beam is currently out of stock, but you can still buy  it for $4 more than the Black Friday sale price, as long you're willing to wait until mid-December for it to arrive.

We've hardly ever seen a significant discount on Sonos' premium smart sound bar, so this is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who's been keen on taking the soundscape of their home entertainment system to a whole new level altogether, with savings of AU$120 to be had.View Deal

Smartphones & tablets

Apple iPhone XS 256GB (Space Grey) | AU$1,549 (was AU$1,829; save AU$280)

UPDATE: This isn't the saving we saw during Black Friday, but it's still a decent discount for an Apple product, in case you didn't nab the Black Friday deal.

It's rare we see discounts on iPhones at all, and even though it's last year's model, the XS is still cutting edge as far as Apple's smartphones are concerned. AU$400 is a huge discount for this handset, and you'll be getting the awesome dual camera, IP68 weather resistance, and the 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display to boot.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A50 | AU$429 (was AU$499; save AU$70)

At under AU$500, the new Galaxy A50 offers a premium experience without the jaw-dropping price tag of the Galaxy S range. However, this handset, in blue and with 64GB of onboard storage, is available on Amazon for less, saving you AU$70 and making it a very good budget option.View Deal

Nokia 9 PureView | AU$699 (was AU$1,099; save AU$400)

Get your hands on a smartphone with a five-camera array without having to pay the premium price for it. Instead, on Amazon, you get the Nokia 9 PureView for a mid-range price, saving yourself a sweet AU$400 in the bargain. So get snapping those awesome depth-of-field images with perfect bokehs!View Deal

Audio

Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-cancelling Headphones | AU$378 (was AU$549; save AU$171)

UPDATE: This isn't quite the discount we saw during Black Friday sales, but the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are still available for less than its full RRP.

We still think these Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are the best noise-cancelling cans you can buy, and while they're often discounted, this is one of the best prices we've ever seen on them. You'll need to be an eBay Plus member to get the full discount using the code PILGRIM at checkout, but if you're not you'll still get a 10% discount rather than 15%, which brings them down to a still-decent AU$340.20.View Deal

Bose QuietControl 30 | AU$335 (was AU$449; save AU$114)

UPDATE: The sale price on the Bose QuietControl 30 is still less than its RRP, though it's not quite the discount we saw during Black Friday.

For those who don't particularly like wearing cans but want Bose's signature sound, with noise cancellation, then the QC30 is currently the cheapest on Amazon right now, with a cool AU$159 shaved off the manufacturer's own price tag.View Deal

Sony WH-XB900N Extra Bass Wireless | AU$279 (was AU$399; save AU$120)

Sony brought noise cancelling to its Extra Bass range earlier this year, starting with these over-ear cans. For those on a budget but still lusting after a set of Sony's headphones, these might not be a bad option, with AU$120 shaved off the RRP.View Deal

Blue Ella Active Planar headphones | AU$569 (was AU$1,230; save AU$661)

The Ella headphones from Blue Microphones (the same company responsible for the game-changing Yeit podcasting microphone) are a premium pair of cans, but this sale knocks almost AU$600 off them! They feature a planar driver design and an integrated amplifier for the ultimate in high fidelity. Check them out from Mwave.
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UE Megaboom 3| AU$199 (was AU$299; save AU$100)

It's usually the Boom 3 that gets a discount, but this time we see a decent offer on the bigger, more powerful sibling, thanks to Amazon. A bunch of colours are available at the same price, so you can take you pick from:
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Smart home

Bose Home Speaker 300 | AU$288 (was AU$399; save AU$111)

It's the second smart speaker in Bose's catalogue, and it's smallest and cheapest too, with both Google Assistant and Alexa smarts available at your beck and call. You also get the promise of Bose's signature sound when listening to tunes, all for just AU$288 on Amazon available in both Luxe Silver and Black.View Deal

Google Home Mini | AU$39 (was AU$79; save AU$40)

Due to the recent launch of the Google Nest Mini, the original Google Home Mini has seen a substantial price drop, but this is by far the cheapest we've seen these retail for. You can grab it from JB in either Chalk or Charcoal for only AU$39. That's half price!
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) | AU$36 (was AU$79; save AU$43)

Setting up a smart home doesn't have to be an expensive affair, particularly when you can get a tiny smart speaker with Alexa on board for a measly AU$39. That's half price! So why not get two – or three – to set up multi-room smarts, or just as a Christmas gift for a loved one.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5 | AU$79 (was AU$125; save AU$50)

Smart speakers are beginning to feel like last year's tech. After all, why just get a speaker when you can get a display as well? Enter the little Amazon Echo Show 5, which not only puts Alexa in your home, but also offers you a 5.5-inch screen so you can make video calls, watch YouTube videos, even catch up on some news flashes. Plus you get to save AU$50 on this compact smart display.View Deal

Home security

Ring Stick Up Cam (battery) | AU$199 (was AU$319; save AU$120)

If you're after a simple video security camera that works either indoors or outdoors, this is a fantastic option, particularly because it's battery powered, so you don't worry about wires and cables. Setup easier and the discount here is significant – keep in mind that the low price is only available on the wireless version of the camera.View Deal

Cameras

Sony Alpha A7 III (body only) | AU$2,299 (was AU$2,599; save AU$300)

It's one of the best all-round full-frame mirrorless cameras you can get right now, and the best price you can get for Black Friday is directly from Sony, where it's AU$300 cheaper than usual.View Deal

DJI Osmo Action | AU$399 (was AU$499; save AU$100)

If you think the GoPros are too expensive for you, then consider the Osmo Action. It's not as full-featured as the latest GoPro flagship but it's a top performer and one of the best action cams you can get right now, particularly when you save AU$100 on it directly from the DJI store.View Deal

DJI Osmo Pocket (4K) | AU$499 (was AU$599; save AU$100)

This mini gimbal is one heck of a gadget if you want a pocketable camera that shoots 4K video. It's stabilised, so you videos are buttery smooth, and it does cost a pretty penny. But there's AU$100 off on the usual AU$599 price tag for Black Friday, if you keen on a tiny video recording marvel.View Deal

Nikon CoolPix B600 | AU$358.70 (was AU$499; save AU$140.30)

This is a smaller and slightly more affordable option in the B600 range. It does quite well in good lighting but does struggle when it's darker. However, for this price, it's a decent enough bridge camera to tote around on your next holiday. Available on Amazon in black and a rather cool-looking red.View Deal

Wearables

Fitbit Versa Lite | AU$163.40 (was AU$249; save up to AU$85.60)

It's the parred back version of the original Fitbit Versa, offering just the basic smartwatch functions but the same fitness tracking features. However, it's not been discounted this heavily before, so if you're after a great looking wearable with superb companion apps, then this is one heck of a bargain. However, only the Marina Blue and Mulberry colour options are now available at this low price.View Deal

Garmin Vivoactive 3 | AU$249 (was AU$499; save AU$250)

There's no doubt that Garmin makes some of the best multi-sport GPS watches on the market and this is one of them. With plenty of features, including tracking swim laps and even yoga, it's an incredible bargain at half price from Rebel Sport, available in rose gold and gunmetal flavours.View Deal

Appliances

Dyson V11 Absolute | AU$1,079 (was AU$1,199; save AU$120)

The V11 Absolute is Dyson's latest premium stick vacuum and it's one we awarded 4.5 stars to in our unbiased review... so obviously, we reckon it's a pretty good buy, and an even better one with this AU$120 discount. The Absolute version includes extra cleaning attachments that aren't bundled with the Torque below, so if you want the best versatility this is the one to opt for.View Deal

Dyson Hot+Cool Fan Heater AM09 | AU$429 (was AU$569; save AU$140)

You don't need a heater in winter and a fan in summer with this one very sleek-looking gizmo from Dyson. And you don't need to pay full price either, with AU$170 shaved off the usual price on Kogan on the white/nickel colour option. That's about 25% off.

In case you find it's out of stock on Kogan, you'll find it for the exact same price on Dick Smith as well.View Deal

Breville Barista Espresso Coffee Machine (Red) | AU$697 (was AU$949; save AU$252)

UPDATE: This price isn't as low as we saw it drop during Black Friday sales, but there is still a AU$252 saving to be had, in case you missed out on the lower offer over the weekend.

It's the coffee machine that powers the TechRadar AU deals team, and now it can be yours for just AU$579 – that's a 38% discount on the RRP of AU$949! Best of all, it comes with an absolutely gorgeous red finish. You know what they say about red espresso machines – they... err... brew faster. Includes integrated grinder and steam wand.View Deal

Software

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2020 | AU$30 per year (was AU$69.99, save AU$40)

TechRadar's favourite AV package can often be had at a steep discount of around 50% off the Aussie RRP, and Black Friday is no different with a one-year subscription for only AU$30. It's quite accurate when it comes to virus detection and effectively blocks access to malicious sites. It also has a password manager which auto-completes credit card details and can be used across three devices.View Deal

Bitdefender Total Security 2020 | AU$45 per year (was AU$119.99, save AU$75)

If your family uses devices ranging across Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, this complete package will protect them all and it's also available at a special Black Friday discount. With Total Security you’ll be able to protect up to five devices and get set up parental controls for any machine your kids use, now at one of the lowest prices we've seen recently.View Deal

Norton AntiVirus Plus | AU$24.99 (was AU$69.99, save AU$45)

Norton's popular AntiVirus Plus is number two on our list of top antivirus software with good reason: it's easy to use but still has advanced options for those who want them, is rated highly by AV testing labs, and is light on system resource use. This Black Friday deal knocks $45 off the regular RRP and makes it even cheaper than Bitdefender's alternative suite. If Norton's your preferred brand, this is a great offer.View Deal

PC peripherals, parts & accessories

TP-Link Archer AX3000E Wi-Fi 6/Bluetooth 5.0 PCIe Adapter | AU$69 (was $109; save $40)

If you're picking up Asus' RT-AX88U above and want to ensure you're getting the fastest Wi-Fi speeds on your desktop PC, this 802.11ax PCIe adapter is just the ticket. With speeds up to 3,000Mbps when connected to a Wi-Fi 6 router (which includes the aforementioned Asus), you'll have masses of bandwidth and super-fast pings for movie streaming, gaming and just browsing the web. Snag $40 (around 36%) off with this Mwave discount.View Deal

Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router System | AU$399 (was AU$598; save $199)

In our buying guide to mesh routers, we rank Netgear's Orbi as second only to Google when it comes to mesh Wi-Fi systems. While it might not be the absolute fastest when it comes to wireless speeds, its 802.11ac AC3000 tech is plenty fast enough for even demanding home with lots of devices, and its both easy to use and expand upon. You can make wireless dead spots a thing of the past and save nearly $200 off the regular price with this set of two Orbi nodes for AU$399 from Mwave. View Deal

Epson WorkForce DS-860 Colour Document Scanner | AU$599 (was AU$1,199; save AU$600)

If you or your business has any need for scanning colour documents, and you'd like to do so at speed, the WorkForce DS-860 is the beast for the job. This can scan either single- or double-sided A4 documents at a rate of 65 per minute and with a resolution of 300dpi. Huge.
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