If you're still sluggish after a wonderful Christmas meal and can't be bothered to brave the Boxing Day sales by heading to the shops, then grab your phone or laptop, sit back and shop with us.
TechRadar's Aussie team is doing the hard work for you, scouring JB Hi-Fi's Boxing Day sale to handpick the best of the best deals and discounts to help you save a pretty penny before we say goodbye to 2023. We've listed all the best offers below, with savings on TVs, laptops, phones and home appliances, so there's something for everyone and you don't even need to send top dollar.
Best JB Hi-Fi Boxing Day deals
Samsung 75-inch Q70C QLED TV |
AU$2,995 AU$1,788 (save AU$1,207)
There’s a huge saving to be had on the Samsung Q70C QLED at JB Hi-Fi, with just over AU$1,200 sliced off the price. This is one of Samsung’s more budget-friendly QLEDs, and while the discounted price is AU$1,788, you’re getting a massive 75-inch screen. It’s an edge-lit QLED, which is fine unless you’ll be viewing the screen from an angle of more than around 30 degrees. Overall, we think it’s great bang for buck.
This bundle will set you up with the Xbox Series S and three months of Game Pass Ultimate for AU$349 – that’s AU$150 off at JB Hi-Fi and AU$50 cheaper than what it was in the lead up to Boxing Day. The Xbox Series S is a digital-only device, so keep in mind you won’t be able to play any older games you have. Because of that, Game Pass is a fantastic inclusion with this console. It still offers native 1440p gaming with up to 120 frames-per-second support.
Xbox Series X + Diablo IV |
AU$849 AU$659 (save AU$190)
If you want a disc drive and more powerful specs, you might want to consider upgrading to the Xbox Series X. Its custom GPU allows you to play in 4K at 60fps, with up to 120fps also supported. A built-in 4K Blu-ray player and support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision also makes this console a multimedia powerhouse. This JB Hi-Fi deal includes Diablo IV with the console for AU$659.
Asus ROG Ally |
AU$1,299 AU$1,099 (save AU$200)
While laptops can offer a portable gaming experience, the Asus ROG Ally takes it one step further, packing in a full PC into a handheld console-like experience. This competitor to the Valve Steam Deck comes equipped with a dedicated CPU and GPU, and also comes loaded with Windows 11, giving it some flexibility in use. The Ally features a 120Hz FHD display and it can even be paired with PC peripherals like monitors, keyboards and mice.
Phones & tablets
Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) |
AU$1,149 AU$749 (save AU$400)
The Galaxy S22 is a former Samsung flagship released in 2022, but it still offers excellent performance, and now at a much lower price point of AU$749. It’s worth noting that the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 is expected to launch early next year, but if you’re more interested in scoring a good-value phone for well under a grand, this isn’t a bad deal.
Google Pixel 8 Pro (128GB) |
AU$1,699 AU$1,349 (save AU$350)
The Google Pixel 8 Pro has a gorgeous 6.7-inch OLED display that’s brighter and sharper than before, not to mention better than any competitor at this price. The cameras include a 50MP main, 48MP ultrawide and 48MP telephoto lens, which are all bolstered by Google’s photo editing capabilities such as Magic Editor. All colours are now discounted by AU$350, so take your pick from black, blue and cream.
Need a new phone but don't want to spend too much on it? This half price offer on the Motorola Edge 30 Pro means you can snap up a great handset for under AU$450. In our Motorola Edge 30 Pro review we call out its "premium performance at a mid-range price point" and at this discounted price, it's even better value. While its camera array might feel wanting, it's a pretty good all-round phone.
Google Pixel Tablet |
AU$899 AU$599 (save AU$300)
The Google Pixel Tablet is not like your average iPad, this one doubles up as a smart display with its own speaker dock. It has an 11-inch screen, and this tablet will give you access to many third-party apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Netflix, along with smart home controls for any Nest doorbells or security cameras you have. Now available from JB Hi-Fi with AU$300 sliced off the price.
Health & fitness
Garmin Epix (Gen 2) |
AU$1,549 AU$696 (save AU$853)
This is the ultimate sports watch, we gave it 4.5 stars in our Garmin Epix (Gen 2) review. This watch has a stunning AMOLED display and advanced (but accessible) fitness tracking. It’s got practically perfect GPS and maps, an excellent heart rate monitor and workout tracking profiles that go beyond distance and time. This is one of the lowest prices we can remember seeing, with a massive saving of AU$853 on the table.
Google Pixel Watch |
AU$449 AU$224 (save AU$225)
Now that the Pixel Watch 2 is available, the original Pixel Watch is seeing a big discount thanks to JB Hi-Fi. It’s now half-price, so for just AU$224, you’ll get an elegant-looking smartwatch that’s perfect for Pixel phones. It has Google Assistant smarts and Fitbit’s health monitoring, plus plenty of useful apps right on your wrist.
Fitbit Inspire 2 |
AU$149 AU$74 (save AU$75)
The Fitbit Inspire 2 has gotten a massive discount, and it’s now 50% off at JB Hi-Fi. This fitness tracker has now been replaced by the Fitbit Inspire 3, but the Inspire 2 is much cheaper, and it’s perfectly fine for those that are looking for a simple multi-sport tracker to help them be more active. Only discounted in black.
DJI Osmo Action 4 Adventure Combo |
AU$819 AU$649 (save AU$170)
While you can get the DJI Osmo 4 action camera on its own for AU$469 discounted from Amazon or from JB Hi-Fi, we think the Adventure Combo for AU$649 from JB Hi-Fi offers a little more value. It sets you up with three extra batteries and a handy battery case so you an carry on capturing your (mis)adventures. It also includes a 1.5m extension rod to capture those all-important selfies.
JB Hi-Fi Boxing Day sales: key information
Does JB Hi-Fi price match?
Yes, JB Hi-Fi does price match its competitors on identically stocked items. JB Hi-Fi will price match competitors such as Amazon Australia, Bing Lee and The Good Guys, but it does not price match items from marketplaces such as eBay.
When will JB Hi-Fi’s Boxing Day sale start?
JB Hi-Fi typically starts its Boxing Day sale on Boxing Day itself – December 26. We think there’s a decent chance this will be the case again this year, because taking a look at JB Hi-Fi’s current catalogues shows most of them ending on December 24 (Christmas Eve).
JB Hi-Fi Boxing Day sales: our predictions
We’ve been covering Boxing Day sales in Australia for several years, so we’ve got a fair understanding of what to expect in terms of deals and products. We can also look at the much more recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in order to get some idea of what JB Hi-Fi might offer this Boxing Day.
JB Hi-Fi TV deals
Call it a hunch, but we’re expecting to see some brilliant opportunities to save on TVs this Boxing Day via JB Hi-Fi. As far as which models might get a big discount, the recent Black Friday sale saw some huge savings on the LG G3 OLED (AU$1,810 off the 65-inch model) and the Samsung S90C OLED (AU$1,410 off the 65-inch set).
Elsewhere in home entertainment, some of the best soundbars also stand a good chance to be included in JB Hi-Fi’s Boxing Day sale. The pricey, but excellent Sonos Arc would be our pick to watch out for, as any discount that one might land could see it easily take the mantle of the best soundbar money can buy.
JB Hi-Fi laptop deals
We know we can expect savings on laptops at JB Hi-Fi this Boxing Day, the only question is which models will receive the biggest discounts. We expect that Apple users and hopefuls alike will be able to look forward to opportunities to save on MacBooks, but we’ll likely only see the standard 10% discount that Apple’s premium tech tends to max out with.
Plenty of other laptop giants will also join the party, so we’re expecting big discounts on brands such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI and possibly even Razer. During the recent Black Friday sales, we saw up to AU$500 off a Dell laptop with a 13th-gen Intel processor and 1TB of storage, so we’re expecting similar deals this Boxing Day.
JB Hi-Fi gaming deals
For Boxing Day last year, we didn’t see the kinds of savings we would have hoped for on any of the top gaming consoles, but there are some early indications it may be different this year. During November’s Black Friday sales, we saw lots of consoles on sale including the Nintendo Switch OLED, Xbox Series X and the lowest price ever on a PS5 bundle.
With this in mind, we think it’s possible that some big gaming discounts will land on Boxing Day, but there’s no guarantees. We’re hoping for some good deals on games as well, such as the 2 for AU$30 offer JB Hi-Fi offered during Black Friday.
JB Hi-Fi Boxing Day sales: best deals from last year
LG 55-inch C2 OLED TV |
AU$3,195 AU$2,295 (AU$900 off)
The powerhouse LG C2 OLED was our #1 pick for best TV in 2022, and during last year’s Boxing Day sales it was reduced by AU$900. The C2 OLED is no longer available as it’s been replaced by 2023’s LG C3 OLED, which means we could possibly get a big discount on the latest model during this year’s Boxing Day sales.
TCL 75-inch C735 QLED TV |
AU$1,995 AU$1,495 (AU$500 off)
It might not grab the headlines in the same way as many of its competitors, but TCL’s TVs can offer top-notch performance for the price. During Boxing Day 2022, the 75-inch TCL C735 got a AU$500 discount from JB Hi-Fi, which brought the massive screen down to AU$1,495. If you want a big telly for less, brands such as Hisense and TCL are ones to watch.
Apple Watch models (up to AU$281 off)
During Boxing Day 2022, JB Hi-Fi was offering savings of up to AU$281 on a wide variety of Apple Watch models, including an excellent discount of AU$237 on the Apple Watch 7 45mm with GPS and cellular. The Apple Watch 8 and 2022’s Apple Watch SE weren’t included last year, but given the newer Watch 9 is now available, we’re hoping for some discounts on last year’s models.
Google Pixel 7 Pro (128GB) |
AU$1,299 AU$1,037 (AU$262 off)
The Google Pixel 7 Pro got a AU$262 discount during last year’s Boxing Day, but if it goes on sale again this December, we’ll be hoping for a better deal. That’s because JB Hi-Fi dropped the price of this phone down to AU$899 as recently as October, so we wouldn’t settle for anything that’s not AU$899 or less. If we’re lucky, we may also get a decent discount on the latest Google Pixel 8.
Eufy Robovac LR30 Hybrid |
AU$1,299 AU$599 (AU$700 off)
This robot vacuum from Eufy got a huge AU$700 discount last Boxing Day, which meant you could get a bot which vacuums and mops for only AU$599. That’s really quite good for a robovac with these capabilities, and while it was missing an auto-empty station, we really wouldn’t complain at this price. Here’s hoping for more excellent vacuum deals on Boxing Day.
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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.