The arrival of Amazon has seen Australian retailers and resellers in the consumer tech space pull out all the stops for this year’s Black Friday sales.
Here are some of the best deals we’ve seen going around for Black Friday 2018.
iPhone XS @ Optus - $106/month
When you think of Black Friday, you don't usually think of saving on your monthly phone bill. However, Optus are getting in on the action this by discounting their $125/month plans for both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Full details of the discounted plan can be found below:
Nvidia Shield @ Mwave - $169
If you're not keen on embracing the Apple ecosystem anytime soon, the NVIDIA Shield TV is probably the best streaming hub device you can buy right now. It's overkill specs, a slick software and all the sharp edges you'd expect from an Nvidia product. You can now find it going for $169 on Mwave and other resellers.
Nuraphones @ Nura Store - 20% off
Been sizing up Nura's Nuraphones? Now might be the best time yet to grab them yet. Once the Black Friday sales kick in, they'll go from $499 to $399 over on the official Nura store.
Huawei Matebook X Pro @ Microsoft store - $1599
As reported last week, Huawei are finally bringing their Matebook X Pro to Australia. What's more, the Matebook X Pro will be launching locally with a significant Black Friday discount via the Microsoft store.
The Australian pricing for the i5 Matebook Pro X is currently $1699 (down from an RRP of $1899) while the i7 model comes in at $2299 (down from an RRP of $2599).
Sonos One smart speaker @ Sonos - $269
If you've been holding off on picking up Sonos' smart speaker, now might be the time. The company are going to be offering a nifty discount on the Sonos One until December 24. A single Sonos One now costs $269 (down from $299) while a matching set can be had $528 (down from $598). Both discounts will kick in on official Sonos website from Friday.
DJI Spark @ DJI Store - $559
DJI are running a slew of discounts on their drone hardware in the lead-up to this year's Black Friday sales. In addition to grabbing the pricier Mavic Air for as little as $1149 and the new Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal for $189.
However, the most tantalizing deal here is probably the DJI Spark, which you can now nab for $559.
Playstation VR + Camera + 2 Games @ EB Games - $299
If you've been hearing the hype about The Tetris Effect and bemoaning the idea of picking up a Playstation VR just to play it, EB Games just made that situation a little more palatable. The bundle comes with the Playstation VR headset, camera and two games - Playstation Worlds and Skyrim: VR Edition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 @ Kogan - $1189
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most expensive smartphones money can buy, but it's a little cheaper right now if you hop over to Kogan. The site is currently offering the 128GB version of Samsung's flagship phablet for $1189.
Google Pixel 2 XL @ Catch - $749
If the addition of water-proofing, wireless charging and wide-angle lens doesn't seem worth the high price commanded by this year's Google Pixel 3, Catch are now offering a sizable discount on last year's Google Pixel 2 XL.
Again, it lacks the flagship perks found in the more recent device but, aside from that, the Google Pixel 2 XL is still an incredibly adept smartphone well worth considering.
God of War @ EB Games - $39
This year's God of War was one of the most critically acclaimed single player experiences of the year, and EB are offering it at a really competitive price here.
Nokia 8 @ eGlobal - $300
Last year's Nokia 8 was a flagship that originally launched at with an RRP of about $900. In the year since, it's now fallen to about a third of that.
In our original review of the device, we said that "There’s so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the nostalgia factor. Solid specs, crisp cameras and fantastic form factor make it a comeback for the brand."
55-inch OLED TV @ Kogan - $1500
First debuting earlier this year, Kogan's unbranded OLED TV has been bumped down from $1699 to $1499 in time for this year's Black Friday sales. We haven't had the chance to test it ourselves but if you're after an OLED on the cheap, it's pretty much your only option.
Microsoft Surface Laptops @ Ebay - from $799
Although Microsoft have yet to unveil their own Microsoft Store Black Friday deals, you can already pick up a Surface on the cheap over at the company's eBay page.
Thanks to both a broad 33% off discount and an additional 20% off code, you can get the i5 / 4GB / 128GB version of the Surface Laptop for as little as $799.
Samsung Gear Sport @ eGlobal - $214
If you're a fitness junkie looking for a new smartwatch, the Samsung's Gear Sport can be had for a cruisy $214 on eGlobal at the moment. It lacks the cellular connectivity and improved battery life of the newer Galaxy Watch but otherwise, it's a very similar product that shares a lot of the same strengths.
Seen any other great deals going this weekend? Let us know in the comments.