Black Friday 2022 in New Zealand: the hottest deals still live

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Just as the seasons change, so too does Black Friday become Cyber Monday. But of course, that means the sales don't stop, as some Black Friday bargains continue while new (sometimes better) deals emerge to commemorate the occasion. 

Included below you'll find some of the best Black Friday deals still live, but if you're on the hunt for a bargain ahead of the holidays this year you'll want to check in on our Cyber Monday page as we collect all the hottest, new deals as and when they emerge.

Black Friday 2022: top retailers

Black Friday deals in New Zealand


LG C2 65-inch 4K Smart OLED TV (opens in new tab)

LG C2 65-inch 4K Smart OLED TV | NZ$4,199 NZ$3,508.20 at (opens in new tab)The Market (opens in new tab) (save NZ$690.80 with code)

The best of the best when it comes to TVs, the LG C2 OLED is an exquisite addition to any home cinema setup, packing premium contrast levels, intense brightness and vibrant colours into a sleek, well-realised design. The new Alpha a9 Gen 5 processor at the C2's core is merely icing on the cake. And now, thanks to The Market, you can get your hands on the 65-inch OLED at a saving of over NZ$690 with code BF10 at checkout. If that's too much screen for you, you'll also find the 42-inch model at a discount too!

42-inch C2 Oled NZ$2,199 NZ$1,708.20 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$490.80)


Xbox Series S (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series S | NZ$549.99 NZ$386.10 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$163.89)

This is the lowest price we can remember seeing on the Xbox Series S, so it’s an absolutely ripper deal. The Series S is a digital-only device, but it can still comfortably play next-gen games with high frame rates, ray tracing and super-fast load times and pairing it with Xbox Game Pass makes it a no-brainer. You just need to pop in the code BF10 to land this incredible deal.

PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset - Midnight Black (opens in new tab)

PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset - Midnight Black | NZ$179 NZ$129 at Mighty Ape (opens in new tab) (save NZ$50)

One of the highlights of the Playstation 5 is the 3D Audio engine developed specifically for the next-gen Sony console, an object-based audio solution designed to give players the impression that the sounds they're hearing from their games are literally happening around them. So if you have a PS5, adding the native Pulse Wireless headset into the mix is close to a necessity, and now you can find it at a saving of NZ$50 thanks to Mighty Ape!

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) (opens in new tab)
Great Deal

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) | NZ$749 NZ$674.10 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$74.90 with code BF10 applied at checkout)

It may not be the latest Meta VR headset but, for the vast majority of existing VR fans and those looking to experience virtual reality for the first time, it's still the best. And you can get 10% off at checkout on this one via code BF10.


Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop | NZ$2,799 NZ$1,899.30 at The Market (opens in new tab) (save NZ$899.70)

If you're looking to beef up your possibilities in the gaming arena, this deal is for you, with just shy of NZ$900 off one of a solid gaming laptop with 17.3-inch screen, 5th Gen AMD Ryzen 5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 graphics card. Without question, those specs aren't the best you can find on gaming laptops currently, but taking this deal into consideration elevates this one to being well worth consideration. Make sure you've got BF10 in at checkout to get this top price.

Dell XPS 13 (9315) (opens in new tab)

Dell XPS 13 (9315) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | NZ$3,149 NZ$2,361 on Dell NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$788)

This is the 2022 edition of the stunning Dell XPS 13, and this discounted model is the exact same configuration that was sent to us for review (spoiler: we gave it 4/5 stars). We love that this laptop is lightweight and portable, and the specs are good for productivity and general use – you’re getting an Intel i7-1250U here. Dell has discounted it by 25% for Black Friday.

Alienware m15 R7 (opens in new tab)

Alienware m15 R7 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | NZ$3,999 NZ$3,199 on Dell NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$800)

Alienware makes some pretty stylish laptops, and the m15 R7 is no different. This machine comes outfitted with a Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, RTX 3060 GPU and 16GB of RAM. In our review of the Intel model, we found it was a great 1080p gaming laptop with an excellent keyboard. The screen refresh on its 15.6-inch display is 165Hz, and Nvidia G-Sync support is onboard too.

Dell G15 (5525) (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 (5525) | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti | NZ$2,499 NZ$1,998.95 on Dell NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$500)

If Alienware’s gaming laptops are too pricey, Dell’s G series machines can be much more affordable. This model comes with AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800H matched with Nvidia’s RTX 3050 Ti and 16GB of RAM. And now Dell NZ has knocked the price down to a handy NZ$1,999.

PC security suites

Bitdefender antivirus suites - 55% off 1-year subscriptions | From NZ$40.50 (opens in new tab)

Bitdefender antivirus suites - 55% off 1-year subscriptions | From NZ$40.50 (opens in new tab) (save up to NZ$71.49)

Bitdefender's long been #1 on our list of the best antivirus software, and Black Friday always proves a great time to score a solid bargain. This year's deal is a ripper, with a flat 55% off 1-year subscriptions to all of their main suites:Antivirus Plus | NZ$89.99 NZ$40.50 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$49.49)
Internet Security | NZ$114.99 NZ$51.75 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$63.24)
Total Security | NZ$129.99 NZ$58.50 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$71.49)

Click through for more details on what each suite includes.


Kindle Paperwhite (8GB) (opens in new tab)

Kindle Paperwhite (8GB) | AU$239 AU$167 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$72)

You'll already save bookshelf space, time and paper with a Kindle Paperwhite, but now you can also save a handy packet of money on this one thanks to this Black Friday deal. With a 6.8-inch display, adjustable backlighting and a whopping battery life of up to 10 weeks, the Kindle Paperwhite is a great addition to any bedside table and ships free to New Zealand via Amazon.

If you think you need more than 8GB of storage space, you can also find the 16GB Paperwhite (opens in new tab) at a discount also, paying only AU$179 for the extra 8GB.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G | NZ$2,299 NZ$1,954.15 at Samsung NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$344.85)

The latest additions to the Samsung Galaxy S tablet family, the S8 tablets already boast a generous amount of power before you even start to consider this top-range Ultra model, which features an AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1848 on a sizeable 14.6-inch screen. This one is a solid option for a second screen, a graphic design companion or streaming, and gets a handy Black Friday saving here of over NZ$344. If this isn't the one for you, you'll find all the other S8 models with discounts too.

Galaxy Tab S8 Wi-Fi NZ$1,249 NZ$1,061.65 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$187.35)
Galaxy Tab S8 5G NZ$1,449 NZ$1,231.65 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$217.35)
Galaxy Tab S8Plus Wi-Fi NZ$1,649 NZ$1,401.65 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$247.35)
Galaxy Tab S8Plus 5G NZ$1,999 NZ$1,699.15 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$299.85)
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Wi-Fi NZ$1,949 NZ$1,656.65 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$292.35)


Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | NZ$1,999 NZ$1,394.10 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$400 with code)

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a big and powerful Android phone, and the cameras are a clear highlight. If you were a fan of the now discontinued Note line, you’ll be pleased to hear that the S22 Ultra feels like a Note hybrid, and it comes packing an excellent S Pen. You can save NZ$450 on the Ultra in black (opens in new tab) and white (opens in new tab), and use the code BF10 to get a further 10% off.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (256GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (256GB) | NZ$2,849 from NZ$1,661.65 on Samsung NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$1187.35 with trade-in)

Been eyeing the latest Samsung foldables, but shying away from the price tag? This insane deal is for you, with Samsung NZ currently listing the latest Galaxy Z Fold model with a whopping saving of over NZ$1,187 if you trade in an eligible Samsung phone. Don't have one to trade in? Don't panic! You can still grab this one for the discounted price of NZ$2,421.65 for Black Friday.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (128GB) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (128GB) | NZ$1,699 NZ$1,304.10 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$394.90)

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is Samsung’s futuristic take on the flip phones of years past, but there’s no keypad here. The inside is all screen, and it’s a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. TheMarket has dropped the price down to NZ$1,449, but you can enter the code BF10 at checkout to get a further 10% off. Samsung is also discounting it (opens in new tab), and you might be better off with this deal if you have a phone to trade-in, with discounts applying to all Flip models including 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.

Samsung has also discounted the Flip 4 down to NZ$1,444.15 or from NZ$806.15 with trade-in (opens in new tab)


Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro | NZ$379 NZ$284.25 at Samsung (opens in new tab) (save NZ$94.75)

In our review, we called the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro "easily the best Galaxy Buds yet" for a very good reason. It offers far better sound quality than any other Samsung buds before it, and with pretty good ANC too. It's also small, but you're going to have to deal with average battery life. Still, if you're a Samsung user, you might want to jump at this discount. Available in white (opens in new tab), black (opens in new tab) and purple (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser CX True Wireless In-Ear Headphones (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser CX True Wireless In-Ear Headphones | NZ$218.99 RRP NZ$108 at PBTech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$110.99)

If you're prepared to act fast, you can catch these capable Sennheiser True Wireless earbuds with a saving of over NZ$100. Up to 27 hours battery life, solid audio performance and true wireless technology, the Sennheiser CX buds are a great audio option particularly for those on the move. 

Health & fitness

Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker (opens in new tab)

Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker | NZ$249.94 NZ$143.99 at PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$105.95)

At a fraction of the price of the market leading smartwatches, the Fitbit Charge 5 does plenty to compete with the best - offering an on-wrist ECG app to track heart health, seamless integration with the Fitbit app to offer premium quality fitness tracking and all while boasting a significant battery life of up to 7 days. And now for Black Friday it snags a discount greater than NZ$100 to sweeten the deal!

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm, Bluetooth) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm, Bluetooth) | NZ$449 NZ$303 on PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$146)

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 has only been available for a few months, so we’re surprised to be seeing it with this discount. The Watch 5 has powerful fitness features, with an electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate monitor and sleep tracking onboard, plus the ability to track over 100 workouts. This is the lowest price we can remember seeing, and it comes on the black (opens in new tab) and purple (opens in new tab) models from PB Tech.

Smart Home

Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) (opens in new tab)

Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) | NZ$82 NZ$39.60 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$42.40 with code)

You can grab a Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) for just under NZ$40 this Black Friday. It’s an entry-level smart speaker, and its miniature size means it can easily and discreetly fit into any part of the home. And if you’re already set up with Google Assistant, the Nest Mini is a no brainer. Pick up this speaker in either light grey (opens in new tab) or dark grey (opens in new tab), and pop in the code BF10 to get the full discount.

Arlo Pro 4 (2 pack) (opens in new tab)

Arlo Pro 4 (2 pack) | NZ$619 NZ$503.10 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$115.90 with code)

The Arlo Pro 4 is a security camera packed with features, including 2K video recording and two-way audio, so you can hear and speak to whoever’s at your door. It’s also got a 160-degree viewing angle and colour night vision. Just note, you’ll need an Arlo Secure subscription if you want cloud storage. Grab a pack of two with a bonus discount using the code BF10 at checkout.


Ecovacs Deebot N8 Robot Vacuum Cleaner (opens in new tab)

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Robot Vacuum Cleaner | AU$999 AU$399 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$600)

How's this for a bananas bargain? You can add this Ecovacs Robot Vacuum Cleaner to your home at a saving of a very generous AU$600 with free shipping to New Zealand. What's perhaps especially important to note here, though, is that this one isn't just a vacuum - adding mopping functionality to the mix to make this one a 2-in-1 set and forget powerhouse for the home.

Personal care & grooming

Oral-B iO 7 Electric Toothbrush (opens in new tab)

Oral-B iO 7 Electric Toothbrush | AU$549 AU$218 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$331)

Having only been released in August, this Oral-B iO 7 electric toothbrush has already managed to land a saving greater than half price for Black Friday thanks to Amazon. You get 5 brush modes, an interactive display and AI technology able to integrate with the linked app to give you a full picture of your brushing habits and help you get the best out of your trip to the bathroom sink.

Oral-B iO9 electric toothbrush | (opens in new tab)

Oral-B iO9 electric toothbrush | NZ$749 NZ$399 at Shaver Shop (opens in new tab) (save NZ$350)

There are plenty of electric toothbrushes on the market today but the best ones not only remove the gunk from between your teeth and keep gums healthy, but also teach you how to brush properly. Oral-B's iO series are some of the best brushes you can buy but the Series 9 (and 10) are frightfully expensive. However, head to Shaver Shop and snag one with a 46% discount.


Xiaomi Mi Scooter Pro 2 Folding Electric Scooter (opens in new tab)

Xiaomi Mi Scooter Pro 2 Folding Electric Scooter | NZ$879 NZ$791.10 at TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$87.90 with code BF10 applied at checkout)

Looking for a way to get around town but short on space? There's a solution for that. The Xiaomi Mi Scooter Pro 2 packs a 600W Motor with a top speed of 25km/h, with a fully charged battery able to last a range of up to 45km. For the existing asking price that's a lot of value already, but thanks to TheMarket and Black Friday you can also count on an additional 10% saving on that price as well via code BF10 applied at checkout.


Lego Super Mario – The Mighty Bowser Building Kit (opens in new tab)

Lego Super Mario – The Mighty Bowser Building Kit | NZ$429.99 NZ$309.59 at The Market (opens in new tab) (save NZ$120.40 with code)

While it might come with a steeper price attached, this Lego Bowser set is one of the very best the brick-building giants has released in recent years. Standing over 30cm tall with exceptional detail and a total of 2,807 pieces (not to mention being fully posable), this Lego set offers attractive value at the discounted price of NZ$309.59 when applying code BF10 at checkout with The Market.

Black Friday 2022: key information

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday doesn’t fall on the same date every year, but it will always fall on the Friday following Thanksgiving in the US. This year, Black Friday will take place on November 25 – that’s exactly one month before Christmas.

In the last few years, we’ve seen Black Friday sales occasionally start a week or two earlier from the official date, so keep your eye out for sales from mid-November onwards. Keep in mind though that the very best offers are likely to land over the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

Speaking of Cyber Monday, this takes place on the Monday immediately after Black Friday, so Cyber Monday will take place on November 28 this year. While Cyber Monday originally started out as a separate sale, these days the two shopping dates have now merged together to form one four-day sale.

Where can you find the best Black Friday deals?

Most brick and mortar stores and online retailers will offer Black Friday deals, and our job is to help you hunt down the best of the bunch. You’ll typically find the best deals on tech from big-name retailers such as Amazon, JB Hi-Fi, Noel Leeming, PB Tech and TheMarket leading the pack.

Amazon Australia only started shipping to New Zealand in July last year, so this year will be the second time Kiwis have been able to take advantage of Amazon’s Black Friday deals. Amazon is a favourite over Black Friday because it has such a wide variety, whether you’re searching for tech items such as laptops and headphones, or looking to buy discounted toys or kitchen appliances.

Amazon Australia doesn’t carry everything though, and it doesn’t ship a few key products to Aotearoa. Kiwis currently aren’t able to buy iPhones or MacBooks from Amazon AU, and the online retailer also does not ship its own Echo smart speakers and smart displays to New Zealand. Instead, we’ve found TheMarket to be the best place to snag discounts on Apple items, while Noel Leeming, PB Tech and TheMarket offer savings on Amazon’s smart home.

What is Black Friday?

While some sources believe that the term Black Friday originates from businesses making a profit the day after Thanksgiving, and therefore being ‘back in the black,’ this belief is actually incorrect.

The first known mention of Black Friday in relation to Thanksgiving dates back to November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance (opens in new tab) used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could take an extra day off work.

Around the same time, police in Philadelphia (opens in new tab) were using the phrases ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Black Saturday’ to describe the horrendous traffic that crowded the streets at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season after Thanksgiving.

The notion that it was the time when retailers were 'back in the black' was seen far later in the 1980s, as an explanation for the busy shopping day and an attempt to bring positivity to the term. Nowadays, the term Black Friday clearly relates to this holiday shopping period.

What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

In years past, particularly in the US, Black Friday meant physically going to a brick-and-mortar store to clamour for massively discounted items. Cyber Monday on the other hand was exclusively for online-only deals, and is a more recent addition to the retail calendar, following on the heels of the online shopping boom.

Another point of difference that’s more valid in the US than anywhere else is that Black Friday was traditionally more about lifestyle items, while Cyber Monday was geared towards electronics and other high-ticket items. These days, however, there’s no difference between what’s available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and most deals offered in-store can also be found online.

Will there be stock issues during Black Friday 2022?

We all knew that trying to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X would be extremely difficult during the last Black Friday, but we also saw that tech and other items, such as the latest Apple devices and the Nintendo Switch consoles, can go out of stock quickly during the sales.

According to price comparison site PriceSpy (opens in new tab), stock data available on its site in early November last year showed that 73% of items monitored in its ‘computers and accessories’ category were listed as ‘out of stock’. That’s a huge number, and it far outpaces other categories that were suffering from stock shortages at the time of data collection.

PriceSpy found that 43% of products in its ‘sports and outdoors’ category were listed as out of stock, while both the ‘audio and video’ and ‘games and consoles’ categories were found to have 39% of items out of stock.

While we’re not sure yet whether Kiwi shoppers will be hit with the same stock shortages this Black Friday weekend, we do know that the chip shortage isn’t over, and supply chains continue to be stretched. With this in mind, we do strongly suggest buying more in-demand or new release products early. They are still likely to go out of stock around this time of year.

Black Friday 2022: our predictions

Black Friday deals 2021

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It’s still a little early for us to seriously dig into some predictions for Black Friday 2022. One of the big reasons for this is that September and October are typically the times when new tech is announced (the iPhone 14 is set to launch on September 7, for example). New products could mean discounts on slightly older tech is coming, so deals on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 are worth looking out for.

Moreover, there are rumours that we could have another Prime Day this year, which could also have an impact on what happens during Black Friday 2022, at least with respect to what will be discounted on Amazon Australia.

That said, we can extrapolate from previous Black Friday sales. So while it’s hard to predict what could happen this year, here are some safe bets:

  • Amazon, TheMarket and Mighty Ape will push hard to dominate the online retail market
  • It will be wise to wait on purchasing a new laptop, as these always get a decent discount during Black Friday sales
  • If you’re looking to upgrade your home entertainment system, we expect prices to be slashed on TVs and soundbars
  • There will almost certainly be great deals on big name headphones

Our tips for shopping on Black Friday

This is the fourth year that we’ll be covering the Black Friday sales in New Zealand, and as veterans of many Black Friday events, we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks in order to find the best deals and get the biggest savings on your most-wanted items. You can find all that combined knowledge right here for a crash course in becoming a Black Friday deals expert.

How do I find the best Black Friday deals?

Finding the best Black Friday deals often comes down to how much research you do ahead of time. In the lead up to the event, make sure you know exactly what you want to get out of the sale. That means going beyond finding a TV brand or laptop model that suits you, and looking at what features and specs you want to fit into your budget. Double-check previous sales prices using sites such as PriceSpy (opens in new tab), that’ll allow you to determine what a good sale price is, and you’ll know if what’s available on Black Friday beats the previous low.

Once you’ve got your spec and features down, you’ll want to consider which parts of your wishlist you can stand to drop if you do spot a particularly low price. That way you’ll know exactly what to look for when the heat is on.

How does TechRadar prepare for Black Friday?

A woman holds a bunch of shopping bags, including one that says "Black Friday"

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Black Friday is one of the most important times of the year for TechRadar to help our readers – we spend weeks ahead of the big day (or weekend) making sure the whole site is ready for people looking for the information they need to make the right buying choice. Whether that’s knowing which is the best laptop, TV or iPad, or just seeing great deals for them through our Hawk price comparison widget, we’ve got everything you need to know.

When you’re shopping on the day, a key step to remember is to make sure you can’t get a better price anywhere else before heading to checkout. Bigger retailers tend to price match each other, but during particularly competitive events such as Black Friday, they could also look to get an edge by offering additional incentives such as free shipping. One example of this is TheMarket (opens in new tab), who tend to not only price-match other retailers, but also offer coupon codes that will save you 5-10% extra at checkout.

Of course, we’ll be bringing you the best Black Friday deals from around the web on TechRadar, so you can stick with us for the biggest value savings – however, if you are going it alone, be sure to check other retailers' offers before committing.

We do generally find that the best Black Friday deals land on the week of the sale itself, with the biggest products seeing discounts during the main event. You will be seeing discounts landing as early as the start of the month in some cases, so if you happen to spot a price that you like but you’re hesitant to commit early, consider going for it. Be sure to check the retailer’s return policy before proceeding to checkout though, and keep it wrapped up in its original packaging if you’re waiting to see if a better deal comes along over Black Friday.

Are Black Friday deals real?

Black Friday deals are real, but this time of year can also bring about some unfavourable tactics from retailers. For example, price comparison site PriceSpy (opens in new tab) found that close to one in 10 products (8%) that were listed on its website saw a price hike ahead of the Black Friday sales period. Retailers can do this to make a deal seem better than it really is, so be vigilant. We always want to help you search for a better deal at TechRadar, so we’ll only list genuine bargains on this page.

Can I get cashback on Black Friday deals?

Sometimes, yes. Your credit card may offer cashback on purchases, and some big brands, particularly for cameras, often offer cashback even when you purchase from a retailer (provided the retailer is a registered and authorised one).

Am I protected when I buy on Black Friday?

Yes. In New Zealand, anything you buy from a business online is covered by a wealth of consumer protection legislation which gives you the same rights as with any other online purchase.

Best Black Friday deals from last year

There was a lot to shop during last year’s Black Friday sale, so we’ve hand-picked a few of the top offers here to give you a taste of what to expect this November.

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Oculus Quest 2 (128GB or 256GB) | Get AU$100 credit on Amazon Australia

Those who shopped on Amazon Australia could get a pretty sweet offer on the Oculus Quest 2. While not discounted, you could pick it up for around NZ$500 (plus shipping), and get a AU$100 Amazon store credit when you did so.

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Apple AirPods (2019) | NZ$239 NZ$197 on PB Tech (NZ$42 off)

The second-gen Apple AirPods had been recently replaced by the third-gen AirPods last Black Friday, which meant you could nab this slightly older version for NZ$42 less. At NZ$197 a pop, it was the cheapest we can remember seeing them.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 | NZ$439 NZ$322.20 on TheMarket (NZ$116.80 off)

We rate the Sony WH-1000XM4 as the best headphones here at TechRadar. They deliver exceptional noise cancellation, and music sounds warm and well-balanced. This Black Friday price knocked the headphones down to the lowest price we’d seen at the time.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) | NZ$69 NZ$26 on PB Tech (NZ$43 off)

This is still the lowest price we’ve seen on the third-gen Echo Dot, so it was an excellent Black Friday deal. It’s been replaced by the fourth-gen model (which was also discounted at the time) so we’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll get a similar deal this November.

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Nintendo Switch games | starting from AU$39.95

Black Friday is a great time to get some new titles for your gaming library, whether you’ve got an Xbox, a PS5 or a Nintendo Switch. Amazon had choice deals on a range of Switch games during last year’s Black Friday, with highlights including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Paper Mario: The Origami King.

James Cutler
Staff Writer

James is a senior journalist with the TechRadar Australia team, covering news, analysis and reviews in the worlds of tech and the web with a particular focus on smartphones, TVs and home entertainment, AR/VR, gaming and digital behaviour trends. He has worked for over six years in broadcast, digital and print journalism in Australia and also spent time as a nationally recognised academic specialising in social and digital behaviour trends. In his spare time, he can typically be found bouncing between one of a number of gaming platforms or watching anything horror.