EOFY 2020: the best tech deals from Australia’s end-of-financial year sales
The end-of-financial-year sale is one of the biggest shopping events in Australia, with a wide range of products steeply discounted, including cars, household appliances and, of course consumer electronics.
Shopping during Australia’s EOFY sales means you’ll be able to get your finances in order before filing your tax paperwork as a lot of the discounted items will be tax deductible. So not only will you save some cash on the purchase, you’ll also be able to pocket some extra savings in the form of your tax returns.
And while lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted, it’s still a very good idea to shop online. After all, you’ll be able to stay off your feet and shop from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll have more time and energy to trawl through various online storefronts for the best offers. Or, you could let us do the hard work.
TechRadar’s Australian team is on hand to sift the chaff and find the best bargains on electronics over the entire month of June. We’ll list them all right here and keep this page updated with new offers as and when they’re made available. There is a strong possibility that a lot of the EOFY sales will end before June 30, so you will need to be quick to snag a great deal.
Retailers offering EOFY deals
EOFY 2020 deals
Laptops & 2-in-1s
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$3,599 (RRP AU$4,599; save AU$1,000)
Our colleagues over at PC Gamer recommend this Razer Blade 15 as the best gaming laptop you can buy today, and you can now save a huge packet on this dream machine. It’s housing a 9th-gen Core i7 CPU, and an RTX 2070 GPU. Despite that, it’s also one of the longest-lasting premium gaming laptops we’ve got our hands on. Now steeply discounted, with AU$1,000 slashed from the RRP – this deal’s a steal.View Deal
Dell XPS 13 (9300) | i7 / 8GB / 512GB | AU$2,549 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$450)
Last year’s Dell XPS 13 was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Dell pushed the envelope and delivered this stunning XPS 13 2020 update. So while this isn’t a huge discount, 15% off a brand new machine isn’t bad at all. There’s grunt under the hood, with a 10th-generation Core 17 and 8GB of system memory. And if this is a work-related purchase, you’ll pocket a little more in the long run in the form of your tax returns.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5593) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,259 (RRP AU$2,099; save AU$840)
Dell has slashed the price of this high-spec machine, dropping the RRP by 40%. There’s a lot to like here too – inside you’ll find Intel’s latest 10th-gen i7 processor, teamed up with 16GB of system memory and 512GB of solid-state storage. Exactly the kind of specs that’ll make using this laptop a breeze. Grab it now while it’s discounted down to AU$1,259 directly from Dell.View Deal
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 | i5 / 8GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,034.55 (RRP AU$2,299; save AU$1,264.45)
Lenovo’s ThinkPad range is known in the world of business laptops for its security and stability, and this E15 is no exception. You can set yourself up with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch display, 512GB SSD and fingerprint reader for better than half price from Lenovo’s store.View Deal
Dell Vostro 15 3000 | i7 / 8GB / 512GB / MX230 | AU$1,279 (RRP AU$2,139; save AU$860)
This 15-inch laptop has been designed for work but there’s a discrete graphics card that will help when it comes time to switch off. While the MX230 isn’t a powerful GPU, it will run some basic gaming when you require a little distraction. A 40% discount sees a cool AU$860 slashed off the RRP, and you can use the checkout code EOFY5 to score an additional 5% off. That brings the final price down to just AU$1,215.View Deal
Dell Latitude 5300 | i7 / 8GB / 256GB | AU$2,297.80 (RRP AU$4,867.80; save AU$2,570)
It might have an older 8th-gen Core i7 processor under the hood but don’t underestimate this 13-inch Latitude 2-in-1. With ExpressCharge support that adds 80% juice in an hour and Wi-Fi constantly running in the background, it’s designed for the busy professional constantly on the move. And, to make this even better, there’s 50% off the device directly from Dell.View Deal
Lenovo Legion Y740 (15) | i7 / 16GB / 256GB + 1TB / GTX 1660 Ti | AU$2,474.25 (RRP AU$3,299; save AU$824.75)
With the Legion Y740 gaming laptop from Lenovo, you’re getting a whole lot of power packed into a sleek and portable machine with all the flash and trim you could desire to boost your gaming experience. RGB keys, a 15.6-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate, a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD, as well as a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti should serve you well.View Deal
Smartphones & tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (256GB) | AU$1,279 (RRP AU$1,699; save AU$420)
If you’re keen on laying your hands on the best Android smartphone there is, then this is your chance to save a couple of hundred dollars. Amazon has slashed the price of the Note 10 Plus by 25%. With 256GB of onboard storage, a 4,300mAh battery, brilliant camera array and features catering towards productivity, this is one heck of a buy at this price. Available in Aura Black or Aura Glow for AU$1,279.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (128GB; Wi-Fi) | AU$888 (RRP AU$1,099; save AU$211)
It’s a very premium Android tablet and rightly so – its 10.5-inch screen is perfect for watching videos on and for productivity. However, you don’t need to pay top dollar for this excellent device as Amazon has slashed the price by 19% and, if you happen to use this for work, you could pocket some extra cash in the form of your tax returns.View Deal
Apple AirPods Pro | AU$319.20 (RRP AU$399; save AU$79.80) [EBAY PLUS EXCLUSIVE]
These are the earbuds to buy if you’re an Apple fan. They are the first from the brand to deliver noise cancellation, and the updated design offers a better fit than the original AirPods. These ‘buds are usually quite costly and rarely see a discount, so while this isn’t a big price drop, 20% off will please many who’ve been holding out, all things considered. Plus members can use the code PMON20 at checkout to score the discount. We’ve noticed this listing coming in and out of availability, so check back later if they’re out of stock.View Deal
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$469 (RRP AU$599; save AU$130)
While not as cheap as the AU$449 offer we saw on Amazon earlier in May, Bose’s latest ANC cans are still 20% off on the shopping site. With up to 20 hours of battery life, excellent sound quality, a comfortable fit and let’s not forget the noise cancellation during phone calls as well, these headphones look sleek and stylish on anyone. You can get the black, the silver or the newer soapstone edition for the same price of AU$469.View Deal
Jabra Elite 85h Wireless| AU$255 (RRP AU$375; save AU$120)
This is Jabra’s first attempt at wireless noise-cancelling cans and the company has done a great job of it. They’re comfortable, have an incredible battery life of up to 36 hours and superb sound quality – all this for just AU$255 is an excellent offer from Amazon, saving you AU$120 in the bargain.View Deal
Jabra Elite 65t | from AU$148 (RRP AU$249; save up to AU$101)
These excellent true wireless ‘buds have been discounted on Amazon for a very long time, although it had dropped to AU$143 a while back. While this isn’t as great a deal at just a few dollars more than its lowest offer, these ‘buds are a great bargain for the comfortable fit and brilliant bassy sound quality.View Deal
Jabra Elite Active 65t | AU$178 (RRP AU$279; save AU$101)
This is the workout version of the Jabra Elite 65t. With that in mind, these true wireless ‘buds have a built-in motion sensor to track your steps and an IP56 rating which promises to resist sweat while you’re busy getting the blood pumping. These in-ears have great sound quality too, as we’ve come to expect from Jabra.View Deal
Bose QuietControl 30 | AU$295 (RRP AU$449; save AU$154)
Looking for active noise cancellation without feeling the weight of a set of cans on your head? Then Bose’s QC30 Bluetooth ‘buds might be what you’re after. You get the brand’s signature sound quality and a neckband design that offer more security than true wireless headphones. You’ll get up to 10 hours of battery life per charge and save a very decent AU$154 on these premium ‘buds when shopping on Amazon.View Deal
Samsung 55-inch Series 8 Crystal UHD 4K TV | AU$920 (RRP AU$1,319; save AU$399) [EBAY PLUS EXCLUSIVE]
While it may not be part of Samsung’s top-tier QLED range, this Crystal UHD model boasts many premium features, including Amazon Alexa functionality, HDR10+ support and Ambient Mode. It also sports a stunning design and terrific picture quality. Usually priced at AU$1,319, eBay Plus members can pick it up from Appliance Central’s eBay store for just AU$920 – just use the code PMON20 at checkout.View Deal
Samsung 65-inch Series 6 Q60T QLED 4K TV | AU$1,739 (RRP AU$2,049; save AU$310)
Sporting brilliant, true-to-life colour thanks to the use of quantum dot technology, Samsung’s 2020 Series 6 QLED TV delivers incredibly vivid pictures and a number of great features, including Game Mode and Ambient Mode. Previously priced at AU$2,049, Amazon Australia’s sale price is currently AU$1,739 – that’s a saving of AU$310 big ones.View Deal
Samsung 75-inch Q80T QLED TV | AU$3,697 (RRP AU$4,495; save AU$798)
Samsung has barely put a foot wrong when it comes to the Q80T TV. This mid-range QLED has good contrast and vibrant colour, coupled to sensational upscaling. It also offers ultra-low image lag, making this telly a frontrunner for gamers in particular. If that sounds like the kind of panel you’re after, it’s currently 17% off on eBay (don’t believe the overstated RRP listed by the seller). All told, you’ll still save AU$798 if you pick it up.View Deal
Samsung 75-inch Series 8 Crystal UHD 4K TV | AU$1,790 (RRP AU$2,479; save AU$689) [EBAY PLUS EXCLUSIVE]
Identical to the 55-inch model listed earlier, only much bigger at 75 inches, this excellent Crystal UHD telly from Samsung also offers Amazon Alexa functionality, HDR10+ support and Ambient Mode. While it’s usually priced at AU$2,479, eBay Plus members can score it from Appliance Central’s eBay store for AU$1,790 – just enter the code PMON20 at checkout.View Deal
Sonos Playbar | AU$759 (RRP AU$999; save AU$240)
It’s one of our favourite soundbars, but it usually doesn’t come cheap. Now, Amazon has made the offer of bringing beautiful sound into your home entertainment setup a little more tempting, slashing AU$240 off the RRP. The Playbar uses an optical-only setup, so you’ll want to check your TV has an optical audio output before you buy.View Deal
Bose Soundbar 700 | AU$839 (RRP AU$1,199; save AU$360)
It’s got both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa awaiting your every command, and it’s as smart as they come but, admittedly, the Bose Soundbar 700 isn’t perfect. Yet a brilliant front soundstage and a pretty good AU$360 saving might make this a tempting option if you’re looking to update your home entertainment system. In fact, AU$839 is currently one of the lowest prices you’ll find on this premium soundbar. Currently out of stock in black, though it’s still available in white.View Deal
Google Nest Mini | AU$49 (RRP AU$79; save AU$30)
Just getting started in the world of smart home tech? This is an entry-level smart speaker, and its miniature size means it can easily and discreetly fit into any part of the home. If you’re keen to try hands-free help around the house, pick up the Google Nest Mini from The Good Guys in either chalk or charcoal and save AU$30.View Deal
Google Nest Hub | AU$99 (RRP AU$129; save AU$30)
The Nest Hub is now much cheaper than the Echo Show 8, and if you prefer Google Assistant, it’s making a compelling argument to be the centre of your smart home. It has a 7-inch touchscreen display, so it’s slightly smaller than Amazon’s closest equivalent, but it’s got a few perks over its rival, not least because it has the smarter assistant of the two. With a price now under AU$100, head to The Good Guys’ eBay store and take your pick from chalk or charcoal. Opt for click and collect if you’d like to save on shipping too.View Deal
Amazon Echo Show 8 | AU$129 (RRP AU$229; save AU$100)
If you prefer Amazon Alexa, this brand new device now comes with a hefty 44% discount. It has a just-right 8-inch screen, so you can control your compatible smart home devices with your voice or the touchscreen display. Even if you don’t have a smart ecosystem at home, you can use the Echo Show 8 to stream movies and TV shows from Prime Video, chill out with tunes or manage your day, with the dual speakers providing a decent soundscape.View Deal
Lenovo Smart Clock | AU$69 (RRP AU$129; save AU$60)
It’s almost half price at Bing Lee! We’ve seen this little smart device drop to about AU$99 in the past, making this one of the best prices yet if you’re keen on getting Google Assistant on your bedside table. You can stream music, keep up with the weather, catch up on news and control your smart home without getting out of bed.View Deal
Nanoleaf Canvas Smarter Kit (9 panels) | AU$239.20 (RRP AU$349; save AU$109.80)
Nanoleaf Canvas are touch- and sound-sensitive light panels which can transform your home. The Smarter Kit comes with nine panels that you can arrange on a wall in any pattern you like – and then, the fun begins. These smart lights easily integrate with your smart home, having compatibility with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. And they’ll dance to your music too. Snag them from Amazon and save AU$109.View Deal
Philips Hue White Ambiance starter kit | AU$119.25 (RRP AU$150; save AU$30.75)
The Philips Hue White Ambiance smart lights are an adjustable bulb which can go between cool to warm whites. They’re dimmable as well, taking you from bright daylight to a warm candlelit effect in a heartbeat. This discounted starter pack comes with two E27 Edison screw bulbs and the Hue Bridge, so you can get full use of your smart lights right out of the box. Save AU$30 on the kit when you buy from Amazon.View Deal
Sony A6400 (body only) | AU$1,259 (RRP AU$1,799; save AU$540)
This mirrorless makes for a great stills snapper, but the standout feature is its 4K video capabilities. Adding to that, it has a 3-inch touchscreen which flips up 180 degrees to become a front-facing display, making it an excellent choice for vloggers. You can pick up this little beauty from CameraPro, and go much easier on your wallet with AU$540 saved.View Deal
DJI Mavic 2 Pro | AU$2,079 (RRP AU$2,499; save AU$420)
DJI’s most impressive consumer-level drone to date is the Mavic 2 Pro, and it’s got a lot to boast about. It has a one-inch 20MP sensor which can shoot brilliant Raw stills and 4K video, all while remaining very easy to use. It’s currently 17% off at Amazon, so if you want to see the world from a bird’s eye view, consider picking up this superb all-rounder.View Deal
DJI Osmo Action | AU$348 (RRP AU$499; save AU$151)
When it comes to action cameras, GoPro is likely what springs to mind. But don’t sleep on DJI – the Osmo Action has a front-facing colour screen, so it’s a particularly good choice for vloggers and avid selfie-takers. It’s also got pretty impressive image stabilisation, and a discounted price that’ll go easier on the wallet compared to GoPro’s premium prices. Score a hefty saving of AU$151 from Amazon.View Deal
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm lens kit | AU$3,389.80 (RRP AU$3,999.95; save AU$610.15)
The Nikon Z6 is our pick for the best mirrorless camera you can buy, and this newly discounted price only adds to the reasons why you should get your hands on it now. This kit comes with a lens so you can capture striking images right out of the box. There’s 4K video shooting onboard as well. It’s all housed in a shell with a beefy grip which makes for excellent handling. If you want to pick it up for AU$610 off RRP, head over to Amazon.View Deal
GoPro Hero 8 Black | AU$498 (RRP AU$599; save AU$101)
The GoPro Hero 8 Black is our favourite action camera, and while this isn’t a huge discount, it’s not a bad price for the manufacturer’s flagship model. The digital stabilisation is best-in-class, and with movement restrictions beginning to ease, you’ll have the perfect companion to capture your adventures. Pocket AU$100 worth of savings when you pick it up from Amazon.View Deal
Fujifilm X-E3 (body only; silver) | AU$799 (RRP AU$1,099; save AU$300)
This compact APS-C mirrorless camera was launched back in 2017 as a smaller version of the X-T20, and in no way does it par back on performance. Despite its age, the X-E3 is a very capable shooter. It features a 24MP sensor and can capture 4K video at up to 30fps. And at this price on Amazon, it’s a great bargain for budding photographers on a tight budget.View Deal
DJI Ronin-SC Pro Combo | AU$599 (RRP AU$709; save AU$150)
Need to lift the weight off your shoulders? Then consider this excellent gimbal stabiliser from DJI. It’s designed for those who want smooth and steady video from their mirrorless systems, without having to carry around a bulky setup. Weighing in at just under a kilo, it’s rather easy on the arms too. Available from Amazon, this bundle comes with everything you need in the carry case.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) | AU$349 (RRP AU$549; save AU$200)
Samsung’s first smartwatch looks great on the wrist, thanks to its classic timeless design and performs just as well, particularly if you own a Samsung smartphone. This feature-packed and rather premium smartwatch is now available at a much more affordable price of AU$349 at Rebel Sport, saving you AU$200.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm LTE) | AU$448 (RRP AU$749; save AU$301)
It’s not too often the cellular/LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 sees a discount, especially not a whopping 40% off! So if you’re keen on one of the best, and very premium, fitness-oriented smartwatches, then Dick Smith has the 40mm listed for just AU$448 – much lower than other major retailers. Note, however, that the product is not directly being sold and shipped by Dick Smith but by a third party seller using the platform.View Deal
Fitbit Versa 2 | AU$242 (RRP AU$329; save AU$87)
It looks like an Apple Watch on your wrist but, admittedly, doesn’t possess the productivity prowess of the more expensive wearable. However, if you’re keen on a smartwatch that offers great fitness features and other more basic features, then the Fitbit Versa 2 is a fabulous option, especially since you can save AU$87 on the standard edition of the watch in Petal/Copper Rose, Black/Carbon and Stone/Mist Grey colour combinations.
If you’d like a touch of luxury, then the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition smartwatches in Smoke and Navy/Pink are also available for 20% off the RRP, featuring woven fabric bands.View Deal
Dyson Pure Hot+Cool | AU$599 (RRP AU$899; save AU$300)
The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool will warm you up in winter, cool you down in summer, and always filter the air around you. It contains a HEPA filter which Dyson promises will capture 99.95% of ultrafine particles in your home, including allergens and pollutants. Those headline features typically mean the device doesn’t come cheap, but you can currently get it directly from Dyson’s official eBay store for a much more affordable price – no code necessary.View Deal
Dyson V7 Animal | AU$449 (RRP AU$699; save AU$250)
Dyson’s V7 Animal may be an ageing machine, but don’t let that deter you. It’s still a great vacuum that promises up to 30 minutes of powerful suction, so it’s best-suited to those who live in smaller apartments. It also comes with an additional three tool attachments, so you can reach every nook and cranny. Now a much more affordable AU$449 from The Good Guys.View Deal
Dyson V8 Animal | AU$549 (RRP AU$799; save AU$250)
While there are more powerful Dyson handstick vacuums like the V10 Cyclone and the new V11 Absolute available today, they’re going to cost you a pretty penny. Don’t discount the older models, though, as they’re still pretty darn good at what they do. And now you can get them for cheaper too, with the V8 Animal available from Catch with AU$250 off.View Deal
Dyson V11 Absolute | AU$999 (RRP AU$1,199; save AU$200)
If it’s the best of the best that you’re after, then you can’t go wrong with Dyson’s latest V11 range. The Absolute promises a run time of up to 60 minutes, and comes with the standard-issue the high torque cleaner head, the combination and crevice tools, a mini soft dusting brush, mini motorised tool, a stubborn dirt brush and the Fluffy cleaner head – now available for just AU$999 from Catch.View Deal
Dyson V10 Motorhead | AU$699 (RRP AU$899; save AU$200)
Its bin is only slightly smaller than the V11, but the V10 Motorhead is powerful, with a run time of up to 60 minutes. With three cleaning modes to choose from, two tools and a very decent AU$200 off, this is a bargain price for a V10.View Deal
Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence | AU$485 (RRP AU$679; save AU$194)
If you need a new vacuum cleaner to whip your home back into shape, the superb Miele Blizzard CX1 is now available for less. It uses powerful suction to collect both coarse debris and fine dust, while the HEPA filter ensures it isn’t released back into your home. Save 28% on this excellent machine when you buy from Amazon.View Deal
Ecovacs Deebot 900 | AU$499 (RRP AU$749; save AU$250)
Looking for a helping hand with some of your chores? This little droid will do your vacuuming for you, even taken care of any rugs you may have on the floor. You can control it via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa as well. While it does a reasonable job on carpets, it’s best suited to hard floors. It carried a pretty hefty price tag when it launched a few years ago, but use the code DEEBOT900 at checkout to snag it for under AU$500 from Amazon.View Deal
Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker (2 pack) | AU$59.95 (RRP AU$89.95; save AU$30)
If you find yourself often misplacing your keys, now might be a good time to pick yourself up the Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker. It’s designed like a keychain and can be attached to a variety of items, such as keys, a handbag or even the family pet. The Tile Pro has a 122m range, so you can be reunited with your lost items sooner. Now AU$30 off at JB Hi-Fi.View Deal
Gaming & entertainment
Oculus Go (64GB) | AU$289 (RRP AU$319; save AU$30)
While this is only a AU$30 discount, the Oculus Go is a premium device now available for a slightly more affordable price. Now costing under AU$300, almost anyone can slip this VR headset over their head and dive into a virtual realm. It offers a comfortable fit, excellent visuals and a much more affordable price tag than the Oculus Rift.View Deal
Doom Eternal on PS4 or Xbox One | AU$49 (RRP AU$99.95; save AU$50.95)
If blood-pumping action is more your speed, you’ll be very pleased to hear the recently released Doom Eternal is now available from Amazon for half price. It was one of the most anticipated games of the year, so get ready for adrenaline-fueled first-person action with enemies from hell. Make it yours on either PS4 or Xbox One for AU$49.View Deal
Far Cry New Dawn on PS4 | AU$19 (RRP AU$29.95; save AU$10.95)
In this spin-off to Far Cry 5, you’ll find yourself fighting alongside the resistance in the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe. But it’s not another grim wasteland – nature has reclaimed the land, adding a fun new element to explore. If you didn’t pick it up when it was released last year, it’s now available from Amazon for just AU$19.View Deal
Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4 or Xbox One | AU$38 (RRP AU$99.95; save AU$61.95)
In case you haven’t already, then saddle up for an epic quest in the Wild West without needing to spend top dollar. This title came out towards the end of 2018, but if you’ve yet to see what the fuss is all about, now’s a great time to pick it up for a very nice price of AU$38. Available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.View Deal
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PS4 or Xbox One | AU$35 (RRP AU$99.95; save AU$64.95)
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this action-adventure title yet, and it only released in November last year. With many of us keen to keep spending plenty of time indoors over the coming weeks, why not escape into a galaxy far, far away? No matter your console of choice, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available on both PS4 and Xbox One for just AU$35.View Deal
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray – various titles on sale | Amazon Australia
With theatres across the country still under lockdown, there’s never been a better time to get onboard the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray train. Boasting Ultra High Definition video and three-dimensional sound that rivals your local multiplex, you owe it to yourself to add some 4K movies to your collection. Here are some fantastic deals on the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on sale from Amazon Australia that offer amazing cinema-quality picture and sound.
EOFY 2020 sale: what and when is it?
Unlike the calendar year, Australia’s end of financial year is June 30. That means, from July 1 to the end of October, individuals and businesses will need to file their tax forms with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Prior to that retailers will be racing to shift old stock to make way for fresh ones, and they’ll be slashing prices on plenty of items, many of which will be tax deductible.
Australia’s EOFY sales traditionally begin June 1 and end on June 30, although many retailers tend to jump the gun, offering a few tempting morsels to lure shoppers in. However, the best EOFY offers are during the month of June, although not all retailers have month-long sales. Moreover, the offers also change through the month, so you will need to keep checking back to see if whatever you need is being discounted or not.
Australia’s EOFY 2020 sale: what to expect
If you’re looking to save some money on electronics during Australia’s annual EOFY sale, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve had our finger on the pulse of tax-time deals for a few years now and can safely predict what you can get for a cheaper price.
So, what kind of tech can you find during EOFY sales Down Under? Plenty. From computers to gaming gear, the best flagship smartphones to personal audio. To get an idea of what to expect in 2020, let’s take a look at what was on offer last year.
Laptops and PCs: Computing gear has always been some of the most popular items to purchase during EOFY. Manufacturers like Microsoft, Lenovo, Dell and HP will host their own sales on their sites, but you’ll also be able to grab laptops and desktop PCs from major retailers as well, with average discounts of about 15% to 20%. You’ll even be able to snag bargains on accessories as well, with printers, keyboards, SSDs and external hard drives all going on sale during this time.
From Nintendo to Sony and Microsoft – there were plenty of deep discounts on gaming gear last year and we’re expecting to see more of the same again in 2020. The best price we saw on the Switch during EOFY 2019 was AU$379, which isn’t quite as low as it’s gone during other big sales like Black Friday, but it’s still a darn good price. There’ll also be some blockbuster gaming titles available for cheap, if you’d like to expand your gaming library, but keep an eye out for console bundles.
Smartphones and tablets
While there’s usually not a lot of variety when it comes to smartphone discounts, there are always some very intriguing offers to consider during EOFY if you’re looking to upgrade your handset. Last year saw some great discounts on Samsung’s flagships, as well as the Google Pixel 3, so if you’re an Android user, you may be able to score a new phone without having to pay full retail price.
It’s also a great time to see if you need a tablet as well, as more often than not they too are tax deductible if you use them for work.
Home entertainment and personal audio
There were plenty of TVs, sound bars and speakers on sale during the last couple of EOFY sales, and we don’t expect that trend to change any time soon. And with some excellent 4K UHD smart TVs already seeing price drops outside of big sales, we’re looking forward to seeing how much more affordable they’ll be during the 2020 tax-time sale.
It’s not just home entertainment setups that you’ll be able to save on but portable Bluetooth speakers and the best wireless headphones as well. The premium audio products retail for about AU$500 a pop, but there’s a good chance you’ll see them drop well below the AU$400 mark. While discounted prices may not match Black Friday offers, tax-time deals still see a decent chunk of change saved on premium products.
The EOFY sales are also a great time for photographers – beginners, pros or hobbyists – to grab the latest gear. Last year saw plenty of cameras go on sale, particularly from Fujifilm and Nikon. In 2018, we saw action cameras also drop in price, so keep your eyes peeled for some excellent bargains on DSLRs, compacts and more. If you’re happy with the camera body you already own but need some accessories, we’re also expecting lenses, tripods, filters, bags and SD cards to see some decent price drops as well.
Smart home devices
These nifty voice-activated products have been flooding the market – from internet-connected lights to smart security systems, and the speakers and displays to control them all. Amazon discounted its Echo range of smart speakers last year and we’re quite sure that will happen again, along with the other smart devices the e-commerce giant stocks, such as Philips Hue smart lights. You’ll also find plenty of retailers offering discounts on Google’s range of smart speakers as well.
If you’re looking to renovate your home, the EOFY sales will help you save plenty on the new appliances you’ll need. You can expect to see bargains on not just Dyson vacuum cleaners, but also fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and plenty more.