Amazon Australia launches weekly-updated Electric Deals sales event

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It was only last week that Amazon announced it was bringing the concept of its Outlet Store to Australia. This is the section where shoppers can find great savings on thousands of clearance items from across the site, and which aren’t usually listed in the deals section.

However, if you're looking to save on electronics and electric goods specifically – which we assume is the case if you're reading TechRadar – Amazon Australia has now gone one better and revealed it'll be holding a regular weekly sales event just for this category. Called (somewhat uninspiringly) 'Electric Deals', the event will run over two days each week, beginning Tuesdays and continuing through into Wednesday.

The offers will be exclusively on consumer electronics and, Amazon says, will even include big-ticket items such as Sony TVs, Bose soundbars and Samsung mobile phones.

Amazon has divided the electronics products that will be featured in this sale into five categories: 

  • Watch – includes home entertainment products like TVs, soundbars and home theatre accessories
  • Play –  gaming laptops, monitors and gaming accessories
  • Listen – speakers, headphones and other audio accessories
  • Create – computers, printers and office products
  • Captures – digital storage, cameras and photography accessories

According to Amazon, the ongoing sale events will feature one of the above categories each week and will follow a cycle: for example, if one week is “Watch”, then the next week could have products in the Play category, followed by Listen and so on.

To kick off the series, Amazon has a handful of products from Watch and Listen, with discounts on TVs, soundbars, headphones and more.

We’ve listed some of the best offers right here:

Sony 49-inch X70F 4K smart TV

Sony 49-inch X70F 4K smart TV | $1,045 (20% off)

Sony has some of the best 4K tellies on the market today, but most of them come with a premium price tag. However, Amazon has 20% off on this 49-inch X70F 4K Ultra HD smart TV, giving you the opportunity to save on your home entertainment system.

Soniq 55-inch UX17B 4K TV with built-in Chromecast

Soniq 55-inch UX17B 4K TV with built-in Chromecast | $439 (save $90)

With an RRP of just over $500, this 55-inch 4K TV is already affordable, but it’s cheaper still for a limited time. It’s not as smart as the aforementioned Sony, but it does come with a Chromecast built in, so you can send your favourite shows and movies from your laptop or mobile device to the big screen instead.

Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 | $862 (save $337)

There aren’t too many manufacturers who can do big sound like Bose. So if you’re looking for room-filling, heart-thumping and foot-tapping audio to go with a new 4K TV (or just an old one with poor speakers), then the premium Bose Soundbar 700 is a lot more affordable during this sale. Oh, and did we mention it’s Alexa-powered as well? It’s available in both black and white.

Samsung Galaxy J8

Samsung Galaxy J8 (32GB, Black) | $295 ( save $123)

The J series might be Samsung’s most affordable range, but they are pretty decent smartphones if you’re looking for a budget option for, say, your child. And while major retailers stock the Galaxy J8 for over $400 a pop, Amazon’s Electric Deals has it listed for just $295.

Given all the above items are above $49, delivery is, of course, free. But if you want to ensure you can avail of Amazon’s fast two-day delivery, then you’ll need to sign up for a Prime membership

  • For free, fast delivery and a host of other benefits, sign up for Amazon Prime now

Fast and free delivery is not the only benefit you get from Amazon Prime. You can also participate in Amazon’s member-only Prime Day annual sale event, which is usually held in the month of June.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.