EOFY sales 2024: the best early deals on laptops, TVs, headphones and more

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There was a time when Australia's end-of-financial-year (EOFY) sales began on the dot on June 1, but that no longer seems to be the case. Several retailers now kickstart their campaign by mid May, meaning there's already plenty of savings to be had.

It starts with the laptop brands, with Lenovo and HP Australia already offering some very impressive discounts on select models in their respective ranges – you can take a look at the best of them in our dedicated EOFY laptop deals page.

If you aren't after a new laptop for the workplace or home office, you'll be glad to know that there are other electronics getting a similar treatment and we've decided to start our hunt for EOFY deals early too. We're handpicking only the offers that are worth your time and money, and we'll continue to do so until the sales end on June 30. So you can bookmark this article and return regularly over the next few weeks to see what you can shop without spending top dollar.

EOFY sales 2024: quick retailer links

Best EOFY 2024 early deals

Laptops

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-fe0047TU) i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD AU$2,699AU$1,673 at HP

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 (15-fe0047TU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$2,699 AU$1,673 at HP (save AU$1,026)

Packing in a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU along with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, this convertible also has a 1080p 15.6-inch touchscreen that conveniently folds in on itself as well. It's a great option if you need a versatile laptop for work or study, but if you're looking for something to use to pursue creative means, check out the slightly lower-spec i5 variant (15-fe0022TU), that has a 400 nit, 100% sRGB display and is AU$1,297 (save AU$902). 

Lenovo ThinkPad P16s (Gen 2) i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSDAU$3,859 AU$2,265 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad P16s (Gen 2) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,859 AU$2,265 at Lenovo (save AU$1,594)

Need a new mobile workstation? The ThinkPad P16s offers a great mix of productivity-focused features, and currently has an impressive 41% discount from Lenovo using code EOFY24. Built around the 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1350P vPro CPU, the P16s adds in a RTX A500 4GB GPU that is ready to accelerate generative AI workloads. The P16s has a 16:10, 16-inch form factor, featuring a 1920 x 1200 IPS display (300-nit, 45% NTSC) that uses a 180º fold-flat hinge. The ThinkPad is also ready for high speed peripherals thanks to Thunderbolt 4, and includes both a fingerprint scanner and a facial recognition ready IR webcam. 

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s (Gen 4 AMD) | Ryzen 5 PRO / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,739 now AU$1,823.78

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s (Gen 4 AMD) | Ryzen 5 PRO / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,739 now AU$1,823.78 (save AU$915.22) 

The ThinkPad T14s offers up the Ryzen PRO series CPUs in a lightweight package that starts at 1.26kg. The versatile T14s has work focused features, such as a facial recognition webcam, fingerprint reader, all-day battery life, and a 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display that can fold through 180º to lay flat. Even better, the ThinkPad T14s is currently 33% off. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,779 now AU$2,645

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,779 now AU$2,645 (save AU$1,134) 

Currently 30% off, this ThinkPad has a solid base spec that underpins the rest of the business-focused features. The 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display is bright (400-nits), covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum and can fold through 180º to lay flat. The X1 also has dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 1080p facial recognition webcam, a quad mic array (with noise cancellation), Zoom certification, and Intel Unison phone link. 

Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14-inch (Gen 9) | Core Ultra 7 155U / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,349 AU$1,569 at Lenovo

Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14-inch (Gen 9) | Core Ultra 7 155U / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,349 AU$1,569 at Lenovo (save AU$920)

We loved last year's Yoga 7i 2-in-1 (Gen 8) but the new Gen 9 model takes it to a new level thanks to the Core Ultra 7 155U CPU. The 2-in-1 Yoga 7i is built around a 14-inch digital pen-ready screen that can flip back through 360º for ultimate versatility. In this case it is the IPS 1920 x 1200 panel that’s great for productivity work, but has a 45% NTSC colour gamut so creators should check out the OLED-equipped Yoga 9i instead. On the plus side, the power-friendly IPS panel means theYoga 7i has a proper all-day battery life (up to 14.5 hours) or up to a crazy 25.5 hours if playing video. All in all, it’s a great deal at 39% off with the checkout code EOFY24.

Smartphones & tablets

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (512GB) | AU$2,799 AU$1,679 at The Good Guys

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (512GB) | AU$2,799 AU$1,679 at The Good Guys (save AU$1,120)

If you've been eyeing a cool foldable phone, or just want one of the best phones on the market, this deal is hard to ignore. While we noted some disappointments in our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review, mainly the lack of upgrade in its camera and narrow cover screen, we still give it an almost perfect score because there was a lot to like. Lighter, thinner and better at folding than the Fold 4, the Fold 5 also sports an incredibly snappy performance. And while the camera wasn't a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the rear array is still lovely.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (512GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,099 on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (512GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,099 on Amazon (save AU$750)

Before the Z Flip 5, Samsung was behind competitors in the foldable phone space. With this model, though, that's no longer the case. In our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review, we loved its power, the software support it receives (as seen by this latest AI update), its battery life and its cover display. None of that has changed since we initially reviewed it, and at this price, we highly recommend it. Available in Cream and Mint colourways only at this price via the same listing.

TVs and soundbars

LG C4 55-inch OLED TV | AU$3,295AU$2,995 at The Good Guys

LG C4 55-inch OLED TV | AU$3,295 AU$2,995 at The Good Guys (save AU$400)

The LG C4 OLED is so new we haven't even had a chance to give it a full and thorough review, yet here it is with a discount already! We have gone eyes-on with the LG C4 however, and what was immediately clear was just how much brighter it is compared to its C3 predecessor (also on sale below). 

LG 55-inch C3 OLED TV | AU$3,495AU$2,188 at Appliance Central

LG 55-inch C3 OLED TV | AU$3,495 AU$2,188 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,307)

If you're looking to spend less on an OLED TV but still want something sensational, then the LG C3 OLED TV is still worthy of a recommendation. It has now been succeeded by the LG C4 above, but we considered the C3 to be one of the best sets from 2023, an opinion we still hold true today. It's a fantastic choice for gamers thanks to generous support and game optimisation features, and will transform your home cinema experience if you're an avid movie fan. 

TCL C845 65-inch Mini-LED TVAU$2,495AU$1,695 at The Good Guys

TCL C845 65-inch Mini-LED TV | AU$2,495 AU$1,695 at The Good Guys (save AU$800)

While we didn't go eyes on with the TCL C845 in 2023, our sister site What Hi-Fi? once again fills in the gaps, and they bestowed a full five-star review upon it. They even went so far as to claim the C845 was 2023's "biggest TV bargain," praising it for its use of mini LEDs and high number of dimming zones, which work together to produce an incredibly bright picture that is chock for of detail. You are going to get a more impressive picture from other established brands, but screen from those guys can cost three or four times as much.  

Other sizes: 55-inch: AU$1,295

Headphones and speakers

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless (Copper) | AU$639AU$385 on Amazon

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless (Copper) | AU$639 AU$385 on Amazon (save AU$254)

Sennheiser's fourth generation wireless over-ear cans are excellent – just see our five-star review for our in-depth (frankly glowing) analysis. For your money, you get excellent active noise-cancellation, a suite of impressive features, plus admirable sound and call quality. They’re also light and comfortable – and the 60-hour battery is just another way in which they're unbeatable at the level and this price. 

Beats Studio 3AU$359AU$299 at JB Hi-Fi

Beats Studio 3 | AU$359 AU$299 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$60)

These headphones look great, feel comfortable and offer excellent battery life. The sound quality isn’t best-in-class, but if you’re not too picky when it comes to audio, these are a fine set of headphones. There’s even decent noise cancellation, and while they can’t compete with Bose and Sony’s best headphones, they don't cost as much either. Available in Matte Black and Shadow Grey for a small discount from JB Hi-Fi.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 |AU$399.95AU$268 on Amazon

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 | AU$399.95 AU$268 on Amazon (save AU$131.95)

The third generation of Sennheiser's popular and high-performing Momentum True Wireless earbuds may not be vastly different to their predecessors, but they do add improvements in all the ways that matter, including a more accomplished sound, improved fit and better battery. They're not perfect (the design looks a little cheap and you can find better sound and ANC elsewhere), but it's a good wallet-friendly package.


EOFY sales 2024: key information

When are EOFY sales 2024?

Australia’s end of financial year is June 30, and the EOFY sales typically start a few weeks before that date, around June 1. In recent years, several major retailers have started offering their EOFY sales even earlier, with a few tempting discounts to lure shoppers in towards the end of May. The best EOFY deals will arrive in June though, and don’t expect to see all retailers coming out with month-long sales. 

However, some retailer’s EOFY sales will run for an entire month, and that’s what makes EOFY deals different from most other sale periods. They can carry on for a much longer time period (the entirety of June), while other events like Click Frenzy only run over 53 hours.

What are EOFY sales?

With the end of financial year for individuals and businesses falling on June 30, retailers can take advantage of the lead up to shift older stock and make way for new items, all to get their books in the best possible shape. 

The EOFY sales can incorporate almost anything, from tech items like laptops and TVs to discounted phone and NBN plans. Not to mention flights, cars, clothing and large home appliances. One of the best bits about EOFY sales is that if you’ll be using the item for work-related purposes, you could claim it back on tax in a matter of weeks.

Are EOFY sales worth it?

The EOFY sales are one of the biggest sale periods in Australia, only rivalled by the likes of Black Friday and Boxing Day. EOFY sales are typically a good time of year to buy a new laptop or TV, as these are some of the big-ticket items to go on sale throughout June. 

As mentioned above, one of the biggest benefits of the EOFY sales is that many discounted items will be tax deductible for some shoppers. Think monitors, mice, webcams and computers – if you need these products for work, hold onto your receipt and be sure to claim at tax time.

EOFY sales 2024: shopping tips

There's always a lot to shop during Australia's EOFY sales, making it hard to figure out if something is a genuine bargain or not. Follow our simple advice below and you might just hit the jackpot this June.

1. Keep an eye on price history
One of the main reasons to prep ahead of time before a big sale is so you can not only make your shopping list, but also keep an eye on the price history of what you're after in the lead up to the EOFY sales. This will help you figure out how much you should spend on a particular item.

2. Figure out what features you're after
It sometimes helps to know what features on a particular tech item is important to you as it will also determine how much it will cost you. New products keep showing up with fancy features you may not need or use, so opting for an older model might save you a chunk of change. For example, do you need a 4K OLED screen on your laptop or will QHD do? The latter will be cheaper and still get you a great display.

3. Consider a different brand
You might have your heart set on an LG TV, but you might get better value out of a similar-specced Samsung instead. So be flexible, as that can save you money during EOFY. Similarly, if you've had your heart set on the latest Dell XPS machine, you might find an HP or Lenovo alternative that's cheaper and provides you with all the power you need to get your work done but at a lower price.

4. Do some research
Finding out more about an expensive tech product before you buy could save you some heartbreak down the line. Before the sale starts, do some research on the item – read reviews published on trusted publications, like TechRadar, and also see what other users have to say.

5. Don't spend on extended warranties with little value
Manufacturer warranties in Australia are typically only a year or two, so some retailers offer you an extended warranty – for a price. It's best to make sure you will get some value out of this by reading the fine print as an extended warranty can just be an easy way for the retailer to make a fast buck. Remember, you are protected under the Australian Consumer Law, so it's always good to know what rights you already have before dropping cash on extended warranties you may never use.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, Sharmishta's main priority is being TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor, looking after the day-to-day functioning of the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore editions of the site, steering everything from news and reviews to ecommerce content like deals and coupon codes. While she loves reviewing cameras and lenses when she can, she's also an avid reader and has become quite the expert on ereaders and E Ink writing tablets, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about these underrated devices. Other than her duties at TechRadar, she's also the Managing Editor of the Australian edition of Digital Camera World, and writes for Tom's Guide and T3.