UPDATE: We’ve added more smartphones to our EOFY deals round-up, plus another budget laptop that’s a get everyday option. There’s also plenty in the audio section to choose from, too.
The 2018 tax-time sales are here. The end of the financial year is often when retailers try and get rid of aging stock or work overtime to reach sales targets, with the result being massive discounts on a range of products – from cars to home appliances and plenty in between.
The TechRadar team is here to help you find the best tech products on sale for the cheapest prices. Note that some of the offers on our list end before 30 June, but we’ll keep this story continuously updated to include any new deals we find between now and the EOFY to help you snag the best bargains.
HTC Vive for $703.20 (usually $879):
Let your imagination fly and step into the world of virtual reality with 20% off on the HTC Vive VR headset. That’s a saving of nearly $176 on one of the more popular VR gear available today. This offer is available through Microsoft’s eBay store until June 7 with the application of the checkout code PGADGET.
Computers & computer accessories
Dell XPS 13 i7 / 8GB / 256GB laptop for $2,124 (usually $2,499):
The excellent XPS 13 laptop from Dell doesn’t have a huge discount at this time, but if you’re after this beautiful machine (one favourite, mind), you can save $350 on the silver model featuring a Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory. That’s 15% off on the RRP.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 i3 / 4GB / 256GB 2-in-1 laptop for $849 (usually $999):
Getting set up with a hybrid laptop doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. With a seventh-generation Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM under the hood, there’s sufficient power to keep you ticking, but be aware this isn’t a beast of a machine. Yet, for just $849, you get a great 13-inch convertible at a budget price that comes with a $150 saving.
Microsoft Surface Pro m3 / 4GB / 128GB for $998 (usually $1,199):
This is the cheapest price for Microsoft Surface Pro we’ve come across recently. While it houses only a Core m3 processor, there’s still plenty of grunt under the hood to keep your daily tasks taken care of. You can save over $200 at Harvey Norman on this device.
Asus VivoBook Max X541UV-GQ1345T i7 / 8GB / 1TB laptop for $749 (usually $1,049):
If you’re after a decently powerful laptop that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, you could consider the 15.6-inch VivoBook Max from Asus. While it doesn’t have an SSD, you do get 1TB of storage, perfect for the kids’ schoolwork or as your home computer if you need one. And it’s just $745 on Amazon Australia, saving you $300 on its usual RRP.
WD Elements 2TB portable hard drive for $87.99 (usually $159):
Keeping all your files backed up and safe is now 45% cheaper when shopping on Amazon Australia. You can get the 2TB WD Elements portable hard drive for just $88, saving yourself about $79 on the bargain. That’s the cost of a 1TB hard drive saved!
Smartphones & tablets
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB for $830 (usually $1,199):
Looking for Samsung’s latest flagship without the four-figure price tag? Think Of Us has the beautiful Lilac version of the 64GB smartphone for just $830, saving you a cool $369.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB for $960 (usually $1,349):
Want a phone with the oomph that comes with a plus size? Then you can get the black Galaxy S9 from Think Of Us for just $960, saving you a whopping $389 on the usual RRP. Keep in mind, however, that this is a direct import model, so make the purchase only if you’re comfortable with that.
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB for $1,099 (usually $1,549):
Save $450 on Google’s latest plus-sized flagship at JB Hi-Fi. You get the 128GB Black model with its excellent camera system and great battery life for less than its usual RRP.
Huawei P20 Pro 128GB/6GB smartphone for $982 (usually $1,099):
While the listed price for this excellent camera phone has been inflated, adding the 20% discount by using eBay’s PAMPER20 checkout code brings the price down to $982. That’s $117 saved on a phone with a triple camera system, but be aware that this offer ends June 13.
Home entertainment & personal audio
Sony KD55A1 OLED TV for $3,480 (usually $4,599):
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your old telly to a brand-new OLED TV, this might be a good opportunity to grab the 55-inch Sony A1 from VideoPro for $3,480. That’s a massive saving of $1,119 on one of the best OLED tellies available on the market today.
Sonos PLAY 3 wireless home speaker for $272.99 (usually $379):
Get great sound for 28% less, thanks to Amazon’s deal on the Sonos PLAY 3 wireless speaker. And with Alexa support now available, this home speaker can even be controlled with your voice. Just head to Amazon Australia and snag it for just $273.
Sony LFS50G smart speaker for $199 + bonus LIFX smart bulb (usually $249):
Sony has brought this great deal back after two weeks. The company is offering $50 off on its first Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker and adding a free LIFX smart bulb into the equation. That saves you an additional $70, making this one heck of a bargain. Keep in mind, however, that the bulb is a coloured one and the offer is only on the black speaker.
Google Home smart speaker for $139 (usually $179):
Get smart with adding Google’s digital assistant to your daily routine to help with the little things or to set up home automation. And with $60 off the RRP at JB Hi-Fi, it’s a great time to lay your hands on the ‘Strayan-speaking Google Assistant smart speaker.
JBL Cinema SB150 soundbar + wireless subwoofer for $316 (usually $399):
If you’re upgrading your entertainment system at home, don’t forget to consider great sound for your new TV. With JBL’s signature sound quality, the Cinema SB150 2.1ch soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo promises to blow your mind along with a saving of $83.
Sony Alpha a7R II mirrorless camera body for $3,390 (usually $3,999):
While the latest iteration of the fantastic Sony a7R camera is superior to the second generation a7R II, it’s still a great snapper with an excellent sensor and a great AF system. Plus you can save $609 on the body at VideoPro.