Black Friday is one of the most popular shopping days in the US and it seems that each year, it’s gaining more momentum in Australia. We’ll never say no to saving money, especially in the run-up to Christmas so here is our big list of the best Black Friday Australia sales and deals.
Black Friday is traditionally the day following the Thanksgiving public holiday. It has become known as the unofficial start to the festive retail frenzy and the biggest single shopping day of the year. This year it falls on Friday 29 November 2019.
What is Black Friday?
For many shops, the day causes a profit boom and often pushes revenues into the black, hence the name. Although the first known mention of Black Friday was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work. At the same time, American police were using the phrases “Black Friday” and “Black Saturday” to describe the terrible traffic that crowded the streets at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season.
Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Black Friday, is also becoming popular for online shopping super sales and we are seeing more discount deals popping up locally. This year, Cyber Monday is on Monday 2 December 2019.
We are always up for a bargain so of course, we’ll be happy to embrace these big shopping days and kick start our Christmas spending.
Most of the bigger retailers have released their Black Friday deals. Some of these sales are fantastic and it’s definitely worthwhile getting your Christmas shopping done even before December hits, to take advantage of these rock-bottom prices.
The discount retailer is putting up quite a show for Black Friday, with many deals up to 50% off popular products. Big W’s sale kicks off on Friday 29 November and continues through the weekend until Monday 2 December.
Some big ticket items include the Dyson V7 Origin cordless vacuum, which usually retails for $599, will be discounted to $349. The store is also slashing the price on the JVC 39-inch LED TV, which will be priced at $239, a saving of $160.
There are also some incredible deals on toys so it’s the perfect chance to fill up those Christmas stockings. The massive Frozen 2 Arendelle frozen palace dolls house is half price at $149. There are also a swag of other Frozen 2 toys as well as cut-priced LEGO.
Huggies Nappy Pants are half price and there are heaps of half-priced books. In addition, there are lots of big-name brand kitchen appliances that are 50% off, as well as 25% off Breville products.
Kmart has announced exclusive products which will be available in-store for their Black Friday sales.
The discount retailer will stock almost 100 products that have never appeared on store shelves before.
Some of the favourite products include a $179 Kmart egg chair, a $99 portable gas barbecue and a 1000 thread-count queen bed cotton rich sheet set for $29.
You can also pick up a Logitech gaming headset for $59, a Hot Wheels track builder total turbo take over play set for $39 and DIY enthusiasts will love the Black and Decker 17V cordless drill for $49.
Black Friday kicks off online at 12:01am AEST and store openings Friday 29 November 2019 (6am in 24hr stores).
Black Friday has come early at eBay and bargain hunters can start shopping from now. There is a massive range of electronics and toys slashed by 20 per cent.
The mega-sale will continue throughout the week and new offers will be added each midday.
You can pick up a variety of wireless headphones at discount prices, as well as Huawei and Samsung tablets on sale.
There are deals on fitness watches (such as Fitbit going for $149, down from $256) as well as a big range of toys at fantastic festive prices. This includes Frozen 2 toys, LEGO and more.
These deals won’t hang around for long so get shopping now!
Aldi shoppers won’t be missing out on Black Friday deals with super discounted products on sale as Special Buys on Wednesday 27 November and Saturday 30 November.
The sale includes the Delonghi Espresso Machine for $99, a corner wicking setting for $299, a portable projector for $299, an activity tracker for $9.99, a 32″ HD Smart TV for a crazy $222, a solar panel kit for $199 and lots more.
Amazon is celebrating Black Friday from Friday 29 November until Monday 2 December, which will then be followed by a 24-hour Cyber Monday sale.
The online store promises a heap of great deals, including Amazon devices like the Kindle and Echo, clothing, electronics, gaming, toys, household, kitchen and home furnishings, garden, video and books, pets, sports and outdoors, beauty, health and personal care and baby products.
Last year the Echo Dot was on sale for only AU$39 instead of its usual AU$79. And you could pick up an Amazon Echo Plus, which usually retails for AU$229, for just AU$99. So we expect similar kinds of deals this year.
There has been an indication that products will be discounted up to 55 per cent.
Other retailers who will be offering Black Friday deals include JB Hi Fi, The Good Guys, Kogan, Myer and more.
Top Tips For Black Friday
Findr has offered some top tips on how to make the most out of Black Friday sales. Check them out below:
Keep an eye out. Many retailers publish their deals before Black Friday, meaning you have time to consider your options and really find the best bargain.
Compile a wish list. The Black Friday madness includes deals on anything and everything. Get organised and create a wish list of items you really want, that way you can track and see which stores are offering discounts on them. It also helps to stop you from over-spending during a sale.
Shop around. You might find a better deal elsewhere. For example, Apple is notorious for offering mediocre Black Friday deals. Check out stockists like eBay and Amazon for a bigger and better discount.
Make sure the retailer ships to Australia. If you’re choosing to buy from overseas, you can still access the retailer’s Black Friday deals. We recommend using Australia Post’s ShopMate service, which provides you with a US postal address to get items shipped to, before delivering them to Australia.
Don’t forget that electronics might not work. It’s easy to get caught up in the bargains. Some of the best deals in the US revolve around new TVs, but even if you buy one at a massive discount, you’ll probably need an adapter and a transformer. Also factor in the higher shipping cost.
Are you planning on shopping up a storm on Black Friday? What item would you particularly love to go on special? Tell us in the comments below.