The best Australian Boxing day 2017 sales and deals

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but those are most definitely not the last sales of the year. The Boxing Day sales are on now – although these days, they usually last for more than just a day, with many retailers discounting goods right up until the new year.

Practically every big store has a sale during this period, but if you aren’t keen on wading through the crowds to get to the bargains in brick-and-mortar stores, finding a great deal online is the next best way to participate the sales and save big.

Searching through every single sale can take a lot of time and effort, however, and can get as agonising has having to walk from store to physical store in search of something you want.

The Australian TechRadar team is here to help! We’ll list all the best Boxing Day (and Week) deals on all the popular products from all the reliable retailers, making it easy for you to find your way to the best prices for all the hottest tech and gear.

So if you want to pick up a bargain, check out our hand-picked recommendations below!

PCs, Laptops, and Tablets

Dell XPS 13 laptop i5 | 8GB | 256GB for $1,439.20 (was $1,999): Dell has squeezed a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis without compromising on power and performance. And this is a rather good price for a laptop that makes it to the top of our 10 best Ultrabooks of 2017. At eBay, with 20% off, the Dell XPS 13 is can be yours for $1,439.20, provided you use the code POWERUP at checkout. That's a saving of near $560 in the i5 model featuring an 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
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Dell Inspiron 15 notebooks from $1,139 (was from $1,899): For a solid everyday media laptop, the Inspiron 15-inch notebook from Dell is a good place to start. With a huge 40% discount on at Dell at the moment, you can either get the Inspiron 15 5000 with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon 530 GPU, and a 2TB hard drive, or spend an extra $240 and get the Inspiron 15 7000 with the same processor, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1040 GPU, a 256GB SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. Check out the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for $1,139 or the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 for $1,379 at the Dell store.
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Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 from $749 (was from $999): If you’re after something a little bit more portable and versatile, but need more grunt than the average tablet provides, then this Inspiron 2-in-1 is an excellent compromise. A 7th-gen Intel Core i3 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and and a 256GB SSD will make multi-tasking and browsing a breeze, and the 13-inch FHD touchscreen will make for clear images and easy interaction. Grab the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 for only $749 from the Dell Store.
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Lenovo ThinkPad E470 14-inch Notebook from $1,029 (was from $1,599): While Lenovo is known for its business laptops, this ThinkPAd E470 would make for an excellent everyday notebook as well. A Full HD 14-inch screen, 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX GPU make for a powerful and portable package. Save yourself $570 and get this Lenovo ThinkPad E470 for only $1,029 direct from Lenovo.
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LG 22-inch LED Business Monitor for $125 (was $189): For an incredibly inexpensive display solution, this LED business monitor does the trick, with a resolution of 1680x1050. We know that Catch’s eBay store has listed the retail for $792.10, but you can get it for around $189 in most stores at the moment. Either way, if you use the code PUNCH at check out and get the extra 10% off, you can still save a fair whack, bringing this LG 22-inch Monitor down to just $125.
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BitDefender 2018 security (from $50, save up to 37%):
If you're looking to protect your devices from online threats and viruses then BitDefender is likely going to have a security package to suit your needs. The Basic and Advanced packages protect up to 3 Windows PCs from online malware, ransomware and similar threats, while the Ultimate package completely protects up to 5 devices across Windows, macOS, iOS and Android platforms. Check out the savings on BitDefender yearly subscriptions.
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Consoles and Gaming

Xbox One S 500GB console with 3 games for $279: In the wake of the Xbox One X release and in order to compete with the popularity of Sony’s own PS4, Microsoft has been dropping its Xbox One S with some incredibly well-priced bundles. Not only do you score the console for well under $300, you’ll also score a copy of Steep, The Crew, as well as a choice of title from the likes of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Shadow of War, and more. So grab yourself an Xbox One S three-game bundle from the Microsoft store for only $279.
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Xbox One X with Forza Motorsport 7 and PUBG for $620: Considering how recently the world’s most powerful console was released, we haven’t seen many discounts on the Xbox One X, but here’s your chance to get it alongside the online battle royale phenomenon that is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as well as the most recent title in the awesome racing series, Forza. So grab yourself the Xbox One X with two games for only $620 from EB Games’ eBay store, just be sure to enter the code PUNCH at checkout to get the 10% off.

Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S8 for $773 (was $999): The Galaxy S8 is widely considered to be the phone of 2017, with its groundbreaking Infinity Display that makes the phone almost bezel-free, a practical 18:9 aspect ratio, and plenty of power to back up the prettiness. So use the code POWERUP to net yourself 20% off at the Allphones eBay store and get the Samsung Galaxy S8 for only $773.
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Apple iPhone SE 32GB for $394 (was $549): The price of Apple’s flagship handsets are growing exponentially and now you can drop close to $2k on a device, but some of us want the ease of use and utility of the Apple ecosystem without the price tag. If you’re looking to get into the Apple smartphone game, this is easily the cheapest you’re going to be able to do so with a new handset, so check out the iPhone SE 32GB for only $394 from Allphones’ eBay store, but be sure to enter the code POWERUP at checkout for that 20% discount.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for $903.20 (was $1,399): If you're comfortable with a grey import, this is the best price we've seen for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet. Head to eBay, pop in the code POWERUP at checkout and you can get yourself a black or pink model of the Galaxy Note 8 for just over $900.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 in Black for $599 (was $799):
Even though Samsung’s latest flagship handsets are making waves in the smartphone market, that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S7 isn’t still a great choice. With a waterproof design, a great screen and smooth performance, the Galaxy S7 can still compete with the latest phones. And it’s just $599 on Samsung Australia’s website, down from $799. That’s a $200 saving.
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Headphones and Speakers

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II for $169 (was $249): This punchy and portable little Bluetooth speaker from Bose has been one of our favourites since it was originally released back in 2015, and it still holds up very well in today’s market — in fact, it’s still number 5 on our list of the best Bluetooth speakers! At $80 off the RRP, this Microsoft Store special is about as cheap as we’ve seen it – and it’s a genuine bargain at this price.
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Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $179 (was $299): The regular Bose SoundSports were good enough to be included in our list of recommended running headphones, and this beefier Pulse edition throws real-time heartrate monitoring into that already-winning formula. At $120 off the usual Microsoft Store price, that makes them one of the most-affordable sets offering heart rate monitoring, too.
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Bose QuietComfort QC35 II for $399.95 (was $499.95):
The QC35 IIs may only be a slight upgrade on their super-popular forebears, but that still makes them the ultimate choice when it comes to premium noise-cancelling headphones. Released back in October, this Microsoft Store deal will snag you a reasonable $100 off the RRP – and the discount’s available for both the black- and silver-coloured models. 
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Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker for $228 (was $299): A premium Bluetooth speaker for under $300 is fabulous, and Bose’s SoundLink Revolve 360-degree wireless option is water-resistant and very portable. Plus you can snag 20% off on the listed price on eBay by using the code POWERUP at checkout. That brings the price of the Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker down to $228 apiece.
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC headphones for $197 (was $329): These wireless over-ear cans normally make for a good cheaper alternative to the Bose QC35 IIs, so if the latter are out of your price range then this deep discount down to just $197 makes them a bit of a steal.
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Home Entertainment

LG OLED55B7T HDR Dolby Vision 4K TV for $1,814.40 (was $2,999): Though it's listed on eBay seller videopro_online at $2,273, using the discount code POWERUP will give you a further 20% off the price, bringing the pre-postage cost of the LG OLED55B7T telly down to $1,814.40 – an incredible deal for a 55-inch 4K HDR and Dolby Vision-ready OLED television from LG! Better hurry, though, there's only a handful of units left.
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Sony 55-inch A1 4K OLED TV for $3,499 (was $4,999): Sony’s first stab at bringing big-screen OLED to Australia has been a success, with the A1 OLED television series bringing sharp picture clarity, gorgeous colours and room-filling sounds. The 55-inch A1 carries a price tag of $4,999, but now’s your chance to save $1,500 on this beautifully designed telly. Get the 55-inch A1 OLED TV for $3,499 on Sony’s official online store.
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Samsung QA55Q6FAM 55-inch 4K QLED TV for $1,798 (was $2,798): If you’re after a TV for a sunny or well-lit lounge room, then this bright QLED model from Samsung is arguably a better choice than the Sony or LG OLEDs above and it’s currently going for a keen $1,000 off the RRP at JB Hi-Fi.
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Sony HT-CT800 2.1ch Soundbar and Subwoofer for $399 (was $699): If you’re looking to finish off your home theatre with a soundbar and subwoofer combo, then the HT-CT800 will do the job, and do so in style. With a sleek design as well as wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, this soundbar can double as your main audio system while hiding snugly beneath your TV. Get the Sony HT-CT800 for only $399 from the Sony Store.
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Google Chromecast 2 for $43 (was $59): Google’s Chromecasts are a great way to add streaming capabilities to older TVs – the simple device just plugs into an HDMI port and lets you flick movies and TV to it via your phone or tablet. This $16 discount off Google’s regular price isn’t quite the best we’ve seen, but it’s not far off either, and you can grab a Chromecast 2 at Harvey Norman right now for $43.
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Fetch TV Mighty 4K PVR for $269.10 (was $399): Widely regarded as one of the best PVRs for the Australian market, this 4K-capable box does both ‘net-based streaming and free-to-air TV (including recording of the latter to a 1TB internal hard drive). You can score one for a tiny $269.10 at the Good Guys eBay store (a further 10% off their discounted price) by using the code PUNCH at the checkout.
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Cameras

GoPro Hero5 Black for $367 (was $430): GoPro officially dropped the RRP on the Hero5 just before Xmas down to $429.95, which means this Harvey Norman deal isn’t quite as huge as it would have been a few weeks back. However, if you’re keen to pick up this 2016-model action camera – which still offers great specs and image quality – this $367 price is as cheap as we’ve seen it during the Boxing Day sales, and snags you around $63 off the RRP.
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Sony A7R II mirrorless camera (body only) for $3,229 (was $4,499): If you’re looking to go pro and are a keen landscape photographer, this is one heck of a camera to consider. With 42MP sensor, you can print to any size you want, plus it’s fast and feature-packed, with a sharp AF system. And you can now save a cool $1,270 on the snapper on Sony Australia where the Sony A7R II mirror camera body is on sale for Boxing Day for $3,229.
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Nikon D3400 DSRL + 18-55mm kit lens for $397 (was $497): A great beginner DSLR, the Nikon D3400 also has a compact design and comes with a great battery. It may lack touch functionality, but it does promise excellent image quality. And there’s nearly $100 to be saved on the shooter at Harvey Norman. You can get the Nikon D3400 and an 18-55mm lens for just $397.
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Ted’s Cameras Boxing Day Sale (up to 30% off on cameras): Photography can be a rather expensive hobby, but this Boxing Day you can save up to 30% on selected cameras at Ted’s. Like the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera with 18-55mm kit lens is just $2,299.95, down from $2,699. But add to that a $300 cashback from the manufacturer and the effective cost of the snapper comes down to a sweet $1,999.95. Or, if you’re after a DSLR that won’t blow your budget, the Nikon D7500 body at Ted’s is on sale for $1,529.95, down from $1,999.95. Redeem the manufacturer’s cashback offer and you save an additional $100, bringing the total cost of the camera down to just $1,329.95.

DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone for $1,199 (was $1,399): Get up and flying with one of the best drones available in the market. The DJI Mavic Pro comes packed full of features – a ground-facing camera, ultrasound, GPS, and plenty more. Plus you get to save over $200 on the Mavic Pro at VideoPro where it is on sale for $1,190, down from $1,399.
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Smart home devices

Google Home Mini smart speaker for $48 (was $79): Google’s most basic Assistant-enabled speaker lets you shout questions and commands at it and, for its size, doesn’t sound half bad either. Harvey Norman’s offering a pretty sweet Boxing Day discount on the Home Mini too, with units selling for $48 or $31 off the regular price.
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JBL Link 10 Bluetooth smart speaker for $179 (was $229): This nifty device essentially combines a traditional battery-powered Bluetooth speaker with a Google Home. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you’ll be able to issue commands to Google Assistant just like on the Home, but its built-in battery also means you can take it with you when desired. Harvey Norman’s current price of $177 saves you $52 off the RRP.
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Networking

Netgear Orbi RBK50 for $382.25 (was $499): This two-piece 802.11ac mesh networking kit from Netgear should cover most medium-sized abodes with solid and fast wireless and is a very-keen 25% off at The Good Guys when you use the code NET25 at the checkout, which drops the price down to just $382.25 — the lowest we can find.
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Netgear PL1000 powerline networking kit for $79 (was $120): This good-performing pair of powerline adapters can give you the stability of a wired connection and go places your wireless can’t. It’s currently heavily discounted at Bing Lee at just $79, with other major retailers typically selling it for around $120, and even the cheapest online-only stores still asking around $100.
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Linksys Velop 3-Pack mesh Wi-Fi system for $478 (was $729): Velop is another well-regarded mesh system that’s very easy to set up, and during Harvey Norman’s Boxing Day sale this three-pack carries a huge 40% discount, dropping the price down to a very-reasonable $478.
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Netgear D7000 Nighthawk ADSL/VDSL modem router for $223 (was $270): This combo 802.11ac Wi-Fi modem-router is NBN ready and offers dependable wireless speeds of up to 1,300Mbps via 5GHz wireless-AC. It’s rare to see it priced this low, even from online-only retailers, and you can take your pick of stores with both Harvey Norman and Bing Lee currently discounting the D7000 to the same $223 price.
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Home Appliances

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro vacuum cleaner for $699 (was $999): This top-of-the-line Dyson vacuum cleaner promises to make easy work of cleaning up after the kids and pets with its impressive suction power. And it’s low maintenance with a $300 discount to boot at David Jones. So grab yourself one of the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro vacuum cleaners for $699, down from $999.
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