Amazon Mid-Year Sale 2023: best deals from day 1 of the Prime Day precursor

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The Amazon Mid-Year Sale has kicked off! It started at 12am AEST today (June 1) and will carry on until 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday, June 6. That’s a week of shopping to save on all kinds of items. For us at TechRadar, we’re hunting down the best tech bargains of course.

Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale is the retailer’s contribution to the EOFY sales, and it’s typically been a precursor to Amazon Prime Day. However, don’t get confused by thinking these two sales are one and the same. Prime Day is when Amazon offers members-only discounts to its Prime subscribers, whereas anyone can shop the Mid-Year Sale, subscription or not. That said, the discounts are the best during Prime Day or during Amazon's Black Friday sale later in the year.

Still, if you’ve waited patiently for something specific and the price seems right to you now, grab it while the going is good.

Best Amazon Mid-Year Sale deals

Amazon devices

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) | AU$119 AU$79 (save AU$40)

This 5-inch smart display is compact enough to easily and discreetly bring Alexa’s smarts to almost any room in the house. It lets you control other smart home devices with Alexa, and lets you see whatever information it spits out, as well as hear it. And at this discounted price of AU$79, it’s now one of the cheapest ways to do so.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) | AU$229 AU$149 (save AU$80)

This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on the Echo Show 8, as it was slashed down to AU$99 on Cyber Monday 2022. If you missed out back then, you can now get your hands on it for AU$149, which is still a great discount of 35%. It has an 8-inch display, a 13MP camera for video calls and the Alexa voice assistant to help manage your smart home.

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) | AU$429 AU$364 (save AU$65)

The Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) is one of Amazon’s most advanced smart displays, with a 10.1-inch screen that can rotate 360º and pivots as you move. That means its display can always be in your eyeline, even as you move about. The automatic pan and zoom is neat if you like to make video calls (though it’s only compatible with other Echo Shows and Skype). Note that this discount is only 15% off, so it might be worth waiting to see what Prime Day brings.

Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon Echo Show 15 | AU$399 AU$339 (save AU$60)

For the biggest smart display that Amazon has to offer, turn to the Echo Show 15. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD display, making it an excellent organisational tool for you and your family. Amazon’s really pitching this as a kitchen TV though, as it comes with Fire TV built-in, allowing you to stream from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus and more. This deal has knocked 15% off the RRP, but it’s fairly close to the cheapest we’ve seen (the absolute lowest we can remember was AU$320 in November 2022.

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen)

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) | AU$169 AU$69 (save AU$100)

With this 59% discount, the Echo Buds (2nd gen) are a very affordable pair of noise-cancelling earbuds. While their noise cancellation quality can’t compete with the best of the best from Bose and Sony, you’ll be paying well over AU$200 for one of these sets. In Amazon’s deal, the second-gen Echo Buds are just AU$69, which is the lowest price they’ve been.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 (wireless)

Ring Video Doorbell 3 (wireless) | AU$299 AU$199 (save AU$100)

Amazon has slashed 33% off the Ring Video Doorbell 3, making this smart doorbell an easy way to boost your home security on a budget. It’s powered by the rechargeable battery pack, but it can also be connected to doorbell wiring for constant power. Our review found it captured clear HD footage day and night, but note you’ll need to pay AU$4.95 a month to record all your videos and keep your video history up to 180 days.

Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Fire TV Stick 4K Max | AU$99 AU$69 (save AU$30)

Want an easy and convenient way to access all your favourite streaming services without upgrading your whole TV? The Fire TV Stick 4K Max can help you there, and this handy little dongle has scored a saving of AU$30 off. Simply pop it into your TV’s HDMI port and you’re good to go – services like Netflix, Binge, Kayo Sports and Prime Video will all be accessible in one location, saving you time when you’re looking for something to watch.

Other options: Fire TV Stick HD: AU$59 | Fire TV Stick Lite: AU$49

Fire TV Cube

Fire TV Cube | AU$219 AU$179 (save AU$40)

Want to get yourself a smart TV, without having to pay hundreds of dollars? Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is an easy way to do that, but with this discount you’ll only need to pay AU$179 to get yourself smart TV capabilities. The Fire TV Cube is a streaming media player, which can give you access to Netflix, Prime Video, Binge, Stan, Disney Plus and more. It comes with hands-free Alexa too, so you can use your voice to say what you want to watch.

Laptops & PCs

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,699 AU$1,349.25 (save AU$1,349.75)

This sleek laptop is a pretty good workhorse, with us giving the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 a 4.5-star review. A good keyboard, a beautiful 13.5-inch screen and a top-notch spec sheet are just some of its charms. It's already discounted by 33%, but there's an additional 25% off that discount getting added on at checkout, making it just half price! And this is for all Amazon shoppers, not just Prime members.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB | AU$1,799 AU$974.25 (save AU$824.75)

Want a Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 for under AU$1,000? While this option won’t offer the power and storage in the above model, you can save a total of AU$824 off at checkout thanks to an additional 25% off promotion that’s automatically applied on Amazon. With an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and only 8GB of RAM, you’re sacrificing a bit of performance for the extra saving, but it’s still a great 14-inch option if you want to use it for general work and study.

Apple MacBook Air (2022; 13.6-inch)

Apple MacBook Air (2022; 13.6-inch) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,349 AU$2,117 (save AU$232)

You're not likely to get more than a 10% discount on an Apple MacBook, and it's especially rare on the latest models. However Amazon has offered up a saving of AU$232 on this 2022 13-inch MacBook Air that packs in a M2 chip along with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. If you want a slightly bigger discount, it could be worth waiting until Prime Day however to see if Amazon shaves a little more off this slim and stylish device.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,799 AU$1,399 (save AU$400)

This 14-inch convertible is quite versatile and powerful to booth. Boasting a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU paired with 16GB of memory, you're getting plenty of grunt under the hood for a lot of multitasking. And a 22% discount is pretty good too.

Other discounts: Lenovo: AU$1,370 (with 13th-gen i7)

PC peripherals

LG 27-inch UltraGear 27GP850 QHD gaming monitor

LG 27-inch UltraGear 27GP850 QHD gaming monitor | AU$699 AU$489 (save AU$210)

This LG sits in a good sweet spot thanks to a feature set that many gamers will appreciate, especially at this price. It's a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 screen with HDR 400 support, 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time. We've seen a similar 32-inch LG UltraGear monitor go for AU$418 during Prime Day last year, so if you're willing to wait, you could see this drop in price later.

Other sizes: 32 inches: AU$594

Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse

Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse | AU$269.95 AU$131.25 (save AU$138.70)

After a mouse that you can customise to your exact needs and comfort? The Razer Naga Pro comes with a selection of side plates you you can switch them out to suit your gameplay style. Plus, with the option for wireless connectivity, you can avoid getting tangled with cords while you're immersed in your game.

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard | AU$399 AU$249 (save AU$150)

Most people won't need a wireless gaming keyboard but this is one worth looking at if you fit that niche. With a fantastic battery life and low-profile mechanical switches, you can enjoy lag-free inputs as well thanks to it's fantastic wireless connectivity.

Samsung T7 Shield portable SSD (4TB)

Samsung T7 Shield portable SSD (4TB) | AU$648 AU$477 (save AU$171)

The Samsung T7 Shield is an extension of the already-excellent T7 portable SSD range. The Shield gets its name for being water and dust resistant up to the IP65 standard, and Samsung says it can withstand a 3-metre drop. Other than this though, the T7 Shield isn’t much different to a standard T7 SSD. This discount comes on the Shield with 4TB of storage.

Save up to 37% off on Canon, Epson and Brother printers

Save up to 37% off on Canon, Epson and Brother printers | from AU$177 (save up to AU$399)

Still working from home and need a new printer? Amazon has up to 37% off a range of printers and scanners from the brands Canon, Epson and Brother. From multifunction coloured printers like the Canon Pixma G6065 Megatank Inkjet printer to Brother’s PSD-6000 Professional scanner, there’s a range of options to suit any home option need.

Phones & tablets

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,279 (save AU$570)

While it's not the latest Samsung Galaxy premium handset, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is still a powerful performer. With 30% off, this isn't as large a discount as it had a couple days ago, but it's still a worthy discount if you want a fantastic handset. Just note, Amazon lists the black option this as not shipping until a few months from now, so you might have to wait a little while to hand it in your hands.

More colours: Black: AU$1,279 | Burgundy: AU$1,279 | Green: AU$1,279

More sizes: 256GB: from AU$1,428 | 512GB: from AU$1,579

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (256GB)

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (256GB) | AU$1,949 AU$1,654 (save AU$295)

As Samsung's latest, we likely won't see massive discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra just yet. However at 15% off, it's worth considering. It's from a third party seller, but will still ship from Amazon so it'll still be covered by the site's return policy if something isn't right. This price is only available on the black option, though you can pick up the green one at a 10% discount for AU$1,750.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (Wi-Fi, 64GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) | AU$379 AU$260 (save AU$119)

Want a tablet for streaming movies or shows on but don't want to fork out a small fortune? The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a great option, especially at 31% off it's regular price. With a 10.5-inch LED display that's got a crisp image and vibrant colours, we were pretty impressed with this tablet, giving it a 4-star rating in our review.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (Wi-Fi, 128GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (Wi-Fi, 128GB) | AU$1,099 AU$816 (save AU$283)

Boasting an 11-inch AMOLED display with a quick response time and brilliant colours, right now you can save AU$283 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 on Amazon. Whether you want a premium device for sketching, drafting, streaming videos or for note taking, this great multitasker can handle what you throw at it. This deal is available on the Wi-Fi only option with 128GB and in the black option. Though, if you want silver or pink, they've also scored a discount but only come down. toAU$824 at this time.

Other configurations: 256GB: AU$899


DualSense wireless controller: Midnight Black edition |

DualSense wireless controller: Midnight Black edition | AU$109.95 AU$79 (save AU$30.95)

Got a PS5 but need a new controller? Or do you want to use a controller with your PC? This deal on the DualSense is one to consider then. While it's only available on the black option, you'll be getting a controller with adaptive triggers and haptic rumble to compliment your game. If you're not sold on the black option, it might be worth waiting until Prime Day to see if any of the other colours go on sale for more.

Asus TUF Gaming AX5400 gaming router

Asus TUF Gaming AX5400 gaming router | AU$399 AU$269 at Amazon (save AU$130)

You might be fooled into thinking that this router was some kind of spiky robot creature but fear not – it's actually a gaming router that just looks like that. The Asus TUF Gaming AX5400 router has Wi-Fi 6 support that'll offer speeds up to 5400 MBps, so you'll be able to enjoy stable gameplay online, even with multiple gamers in the household.

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 dual band Wi-Fi gaming router

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 dual band Wi-Fi gaming router | AU$429 AU$179 at Amazon (save AU$250)

There's a huge saving on this Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router that brings it down to under AU$200 right now. At more than 50% off, you'll be getting a premium dual band gaming router that also showcases vibrant RGB lighting and comes with Trend Micro-powered network security included.


Philips 65-inch Ambilight 4K LED TV

Philips 65-inch Ambilight 4K LED TV | AU$1,595 AU$1,117 (save AU$478)

Amazon is one of the only retailers in Australia which sell Philips Ambilight TVs, so a sale like this one is a good opportunity to snap one up. These unique TVs are like nothing else on the market, with the inclusion of LED backlighting that projects colour on the wall behind your TV. The colours match what’s appearing on your screen, as if seeping from the screen itself.

Philips 55-inch Ambilight 4K OLED TV

Philips 55-inch Ambilight 4K OLED TV | AU$2,695 AU$1,887 (save AU$808)

If you were hoping to get a Philips Ambilight TV with an OLED screen, there’s an AU$808 discount on this particular model. We haven’t reviewed this model, but the set seems to have garnered largely positive user reviews online. It comes with support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound, and it uses the Android TV platform.

Headphones & speakers

Apple AirPods (3rd gen)

Apple AirPods (3rd gen) | AU$289 AU$248.50 (save AU$40.50)

Looking for a pair of buds to use with your iPhone? While 14% off might not sound like a huge saving, this is currently the best price we can find on the 3rd generation of AirPods with a MagSafe charging case. With up to 36 hours of battery life between both the units and the case, these buds boast Spatial Audio, as well as Adaptive EQ that will give you personalised listening experience. Amazon also has the Lightning case option for AU$237.

Other discounts: MyDeal: AU$269 (MagSafe case) | MyDeal: AU$235 (Lightning case)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds | AU$400 AU$249 (save AU$151)

They may have been replaced by a newer model (which are our favourite for noise-cancellation and also discounted below) but the first-generation Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are still an incredible pair of true wireless earbuds in their own right. Offering effective noise-cancellation and Bose's trademark sound profile, this discount on Amazon is one you should definitely check out. 

This discount is available on both the black and white models. 

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with case cover |

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with case cover | AU$468.95 AU$329 (save AU$139.95)

This is hands-down the best noise-cancelling earbuds you can get... provided they fit you well. Proprietary tech makes the ANC and the sound suit your individual ears, so you're hearing layers when you listen to your fave tunes. And this offers gets you not only the Soapstone version of the QCE II, but also a silicone cover for the charging case. The bundle saves you just under AU$60 from having to buy them both separately. Available for Soapstone and Triple Black

With fabric cover (black only): AU$339

Jabra Elite 4 Active

Jabra Elite 4 Active | AU$179 AU$118 (save AU$61)

The Jabra Elite 4 Active are a budget pair of true wireless earbuds for gym-goers and joggers alike. They offer good, clear sound, active noise cancellation and sport an IPX4 water-resistance rating, so they can withstand some sweat while you’re working out. Discounted down to AU$118 in all colours, which is very close to their all-time-low of AU$112.

Cameras & drones

Canon EOS R7 + RF 16mm f/2.8

Canon EOS R7 + RF 16mm f/2.8 | AU$2,799.95 AU$1,999 with cashback (save AU$800.95)

For a little less than the price of the body alone, you're getting an excellent wide-angle prime along with a camera that's more advanced that a lot of other snappers in its class. You get a 32.5MP sensor, 4K/60p video capture (4K/30p oversampled from 7K), a max 30fps burst speed and impressive AF performance. And don't forget to head to Canon to redeem AU$100 via cashback to save a touch more.

Canon EOS R10 + RF 16mm f/2.8 |

Canon EOS R10 + RF 16mm f/2.8 | AU$1,894.30 AU$1,499 via cashback (save AU$444.30)

This compact and lightweight mirrorless features a 24.2MP APS-C sized sensor, and it can capture photos at up to 15fps with its mechanical shutter or up to 23fps with a silent electronic shutter. Video can also be recorded between high quality 4K/30p video from oversampled  6K or fluid 4K/60p. It's a lot of camera for not a lot of money, which includes a AU$50 cashback offer directly from Canon.

Nikon D780 (body only) |

Nikon D780 (body only) | AU$3,499 AU$2,499 (save AU$1,000)

This is a 24MP full-frame sensor offers impeccable image quality, and its performance can keep up with that of any Nikon mirrorless camera you want to pit it against. You'll get Nikon's tried-and-tested 51-point phase detection AF system when using the optical viewfinder, but switch to live view and you've got the Z6's brilliant 273-point on-sensor AF system with eye detection. And it's at its lowest price yet on Amazon!

Nikon D850 (body only)|

Nikon D850 (body only)|AU$4,599 AU$3,299 (save AU$1,300)

It's possible to find the older D850 for under the AU$4K mark in Australia, so this discount is a little misleading. Still, you're getting a 45.7MP powerhouse, which also boasts 7fps burst shooting, a 153-point hybrid AF system, 4K 30fps and 1080p 120fps video, 8K timelapse and dual memory card slots. It's image quality is topnotch.

DJI Mini 3 Pro + Fly More kit |

DJI Mini 3 Pro + Fly More kit | AU$1,378 AU$1,197 (save AU$181)

Snap some great aerial shots or footage with this compact foldable DJI drone. The DJI Mini 3 Pro will capture up to 4K/60p video and shoot 48MP shots, and while this isn't exactly the Fly More combo, it's a 13% discount on the drone and the Fly More kit that's available separately.

Kitchen & home

Ember Mug 2 (295ml; 414ml) |

Ember Mug 2 (295ml; 414ml) | AU$220 AU$165 (save AU$55)

Find that your morning cuppa keeps getting cold before you get even take your first sip? This smart mug can keep it warm at a specific temperature for up to 1.5 hours. It comes with a charging base, but the mug itself is battery powered. The only thing to note is you can't put this in the dishwasher.

The metallic editions of the 295ml Ember Mug 2 (in Copper and Gold) cost the same as the standard 414ml version, so you can choose either size for the same discounted price of AU$165.

De'Longhi Magnifica S |
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De'Longhi Magnifica S | AU$1,299 AU$549 (save AU$750)

A whopping 58% discount makes this automatic coffee machine a right steal. Where most automated options miss out on the milk frother, this De'Longhi doesn't skimp there. A grinder, frother, temperature control and more features promise the perfect cuppa each time. And that discount...! Note that it's only on the black colour option.

Breville The Barista Express espresso machine (Black Sesame, BES870KBS)

Breville The Barista Express espresso machine (Black Sesame, BES870KBS) | AU$749.95 AU$549(save AU$200.95)

Brew a good cup of coffee with 26% off this black Breville The Barista Express espresso machine. With a built-in grinder, frothing wand and a huge selection of settings, you'll be able to enjoy your beverage exactly how you want it. In fact it's such a good little machine that we gave it a 4.5-star rating in our Breville The Barista Express review.

Instant Vortex Plus air fryer 5.7L

Instant Vortex Plus air fryer 5.7L | AU$269 AU$125 (save AU$144)

The Instant Vortex Plus air fryer is a versatile appliance that will give you options when it comes to prepping your next meal. Offering a 5.7L capacity, a dishwasher safe interior basket and currently AU$125 off, there’s six different options including frying, baking and roasting so you won’t need multiple appliances taking up counter space in your kitchen.

Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence bagless vacuum

Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence bagless vacuum | AU$749 AU$599 (save AU$150)

This corded barrel vacuum cleaner typically retails for around AU$640 in Australia, so that list price is still its launch price from way back when. Still, saving some cash on this gets you a really powerful vacuum that TechRadar's Aussie Managing Editor will vouch for – she uses it at home. And it doesn't hurt that it looks good too.

Miele HX2 Cat & Dog Plus

Miele HX2 Cat & Dog Plus | AU$1,099 AU$824.25 (save AU$274.75)

We haven't tested the second-generation HX2 Cat & Dog cordless vacuum, but we did the HX1 Cat & Dog and loved it. If that's anything to go by, then you're likely getting more power here than before. There's up to 120 minutes of run time and a lifetime HEPA filter. There's even LED floor lights on this so you can see the dirt better.

Tineco Floor One S5 Steam cleaner

Tineco Floor One S5 Steam cleaner | AU$699 AU$459 (save AU$240)

Keep your hard floors fresh and clean with the Tineco Floor One S5 Steam cleaner. Offering both the functionality of a steam mop and vacuum built into one, it even has an iLoop Smart Sensor that’ll let itself know when it needs to increase suction, rotation and water speed on more hard to clean spaces. With a dual tank system that includes an easy to clean dirty water tank, this deal of AU$240 off is a great option if you’re after something to look after your hard floors – just note it’s not suitable for carpeted areas.

Tineco iFloor3 cordless wet/dry vacuum

Tineco iFloor3 cordless wet/dry vacuum | AU$649 AU$394.50 (save AU$254.50)

You'll be able to vacuum and mop your hard floors in one go thanks to the Tineco iFloor3 cordless vacuum. With its dual functionality, you’ll save time when doing your chores as it’ll not only pick up dust and dirt, but also mop over that section as you go. Coming with a digital display so you know how much battery life you have, as well as a one-touch self-cleaning button, simple charging dock and snap-in rollers, the Tineco iFloor3 is a great option for those who want a convenient way to clean up mess, dirt and dust – especially at under AU$400.

Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni

Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni | AU$2,499 AU$1,999 (save AU$500)

The X1 Omni is the most powerful robot vacuum from Ecovacs – it vacuums and mops, then automatically empties its own dustbin and used mopping water into its dock. We’d say that the biggest drawback on the X1 Omni is its extremely bulky charging station, but its size is justified by its all-in-one purpose. Amazon’s currently offering a AU$500 discount, but only on the white model.

Koala mattresses and furniture

Koala mattresses and furniture | up to 29% off

All three variations of Koala's highly rated mattresses are discounted, although the sizes for each are limited. Also note that Koala's offerings are not sold or shipped by Amazon itself, the Aussie brand operates as a third-party reseller on the shopping platform. 


ErgoTune Supreme V3 office chair

ErgoTune Supreme V3 office chair | AU$749 AU$562 (save AU$187)

Available in three colours, the ErgoTune Supreme V3 is our pick of the best office chair you can get in Australia. It's a full-mesh seat that's designed not for comfort but a good posture. It's a harsh chair to get used to, but your body will thank you for it in the long run. And a 25% discount on Amazon makes it worth the while if you want to change up your home office setup. It'll be tax deductible too.

Lego sets

Lego sets | up to 25% off

There's a whole bunch of Lego sets up for grabs with various degrees of discounts on Amazon right now. There's something for everyone, with sets for the younger fans of the blocks to the much older – Duplo and Friends series for the former and Marvel favourites for the latter.

What is Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale?

Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale is the retailer’s EOFY sale in all but name. Competing retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys and Bing Lee will all put on end of financial year sales through the month of June in an effort to clear stock before tax time, and never one to miss out, Amazon will join with its own Mid-Year Sale.

The Mid-Year Sale is different from Amazon Prime Day because it’s open to anyone, not just Prime subscribers. Prime Day is a separate sale event that’s likely to be held in July this year, but Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale is a chance for anyone to shop deals.

iPad Air 4 (2020)

During last year’s Amazon Mid-Year Sale, the iPad Air 4 was AU$210 off. (Image credit: TechRadar)

When is Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale 2023?

Amazon hasn’t released an official date for its Mid-Year Sale just yet, but we’re anticipating it will arrive in early June, just as it did in 2022. Last year, Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale started on June 1, and officially wrapped up on June 7. 

If the retail giant is planning a similar timeline, we’re speculating that it could arrive as early as this week. We’ve also speculated that Prime Day 2023 will arrive in July, so an early June start date for the Mid-Year Sale would give Amazon time to prepare for its bigger members-only sale a month later.

Should I wait for Prime Day?

Historically speaking, we’d argue that Prime Day has delivered a wider variety of discounts compared to Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should wait for Prime Day to bag a bargain.

The main reason for this is that Prime Day offers deals exclusively for Prime subscribers, while the discounts available during Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale are open to everyone. With this in mind, there might not be a reason to wait until Prime Day if you’re not a Prime member. Do keep in mind, however, that first-time subscribers are eligible for a free 30-day trial.

As far as which sale has the better deals, it really depends on what you’re after. For example, Amazon tends to deliver deeper discounts on its own products during Prime Day, so maybe consider holding out if you want an Echo smart speaker or smart display, a Ring video doorbell or a Kindle ereader.

5 of the best Amazon Mid-Year Sale deals from last year


LG 34-inch UltraGear curved gaming monitor (34GL750) | AU$699 AU$489 (AU$210 off)

There were a few monitors on sale from the likes of LG, Lenovo and Alienware during the last Amazon Mid-Year Sale, but we think this curved gaming monitor deal was one of the best. Whether you’re in the market for a high-spec gaming monitor or a colour accurate display, the next Amazon sale could deliver what you’re after.


Apple iPad Air 10.9-inch (2020, 64GB Wi-Fi + LTE) | AU$1,099 AU$889 (AU$210 off)

It’s not often we see iPads discounted by more than 15%, so this 19% saving on the iPad Air from 2020 proved popular during the last Amazon Mid-Year Sale – so much so that it ended up selling out. We recently saw more great iPad deals during eBay Plus Weekend in late May, so keep your eyes peeled if you want an Apple tablet.


Bose QuietComfort 45 | AU$499.95 AU$395 (AU$104.95 off)

At the time of this deal during Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale in 2022, this was the lowest price we’d seen yet on the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones. Since then, these noise-cancelling headphones have been as low as AU$305, thanks to JB Hi-Fi in December 2022. We doubt that price will return so soon, so consider waiting to see what Prime Day brings instead.


Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) | AU$199 AU$129 (AU$70 off)

There weren’t too many deals on Amazon’s Echo range during the last Mid-Year Sale, and we’re chalking this up to Prime Day, which typically arrives about a month after the Mid-Year Sale, where Echo smart home discounts are plenty. We can’t be sure what Amazon will deliver this time around, but there might be a deal worth your hard-earned cash.


Philips Airfryer Essential (HD9200/21) | AU$199 AU$114.95 (AU$84.05 off)

This Philips Airfryer Essential fell to just AU$114.95 during the last Amazon Mid-Year Sale, which was a huge 42% discount. In the time since, it’s been available for as little as AU$79 (thanks to code glitch) or AU$91 more legitimately. Air fryers are always a popular discount on Amazon, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for more deals like these.

Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce editor

Jasmine Gearie is an ecommerce editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.