You know we’re moving closer to the holiday season when the days are getting lighter and warmer, the kids are (finally) wanting to spend more time outside and words like ‘Black Friday’ start to pop up in your newsfeed.
Thanks to the growth of online shopping, what was a US-only shopping event, has now landed on Australia’s shores with most large retailers taking advantage of having a ‘Black Friday’ sale prior to the Christmas retail period.
Black Friday is on November 29 this year. Not sure where to start? Fail to prepare, prepare to fail is a pretty decent mantra to follow when it comes to Black Friday. It’s all about knowing what you want and where to look. To help you get your wish list together we'd recommend conducting your research ahead of time.
Now that Black Friday has been a retail event in Australia for a few years now, we have a fair idea of who is likely to bring out offers and there are some predictions out as to what the offers will be. Here are some of the most popular stores and predictions.
We will keep updating the deals as we find out about them, so make sure you keep checking back in!
We can’t start a list like this without first including ourselves! We love a Black Friday sale at Springfree and this year we’re pretty excited about the savings you will enjoy! Want to be the first in the know? Sign up to get early access to our incredible Black Friday special!
Amazon is continually one of the hottest retailers to shop during both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We predict that this year, like last year, Amazon will be one of the best retailers to shop for big tech items. This list includes televisions, video game consoles, cameras and computers. It seems like a given that Amazon will have tremendous discounts on 4K televisions this year, as their current available selection is already priced extremely low. To coincide with those savings, we predict that Amazon will have great bundles for both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One X, as 4K gaming will be exceptionally popular during this holiday shopping season. – Blog, bestblackfriday.com
Target will offer fantastic savings on specific hot items to lure consumers away from other retailers during the holiday shopping season. We predict that Target will do a great job of pushing popular toys, clothes, and accessories to make up for their lack of big savings on big ticket items like televisions. Target is traditionally a fantastic resource for savings on video games during Black Friday, so consumers will want to make sure to compare the Target Black Friday ad to Best Buy’s, to determine the best location to shop. – Blog, bestblackfriday.com
Department store Myer is no stranger to Black Friday. In the past, this store has had some huge Black Friday clearance deals and special offers. We're talking deals on women’s and men’s fashion, offers on special appliances like Dyson products and even deals on beauty. – Blog, finder.com.au
Expect 25-50% off selected items.
There wasn’t much left off the Black Friday list at Big W. With four days of deals on gaming, electronics and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, home appliances and more. If there is something you’ve got your eye on at Big W, you can feel relatively confident that come Black Friday there’ll be a deal to be had.
David Jones famously launched a massive sale on popular Dyson products last year seeing huge savings on the brand. But they didn’t stop there, with ~25% off offered on several other products in appliances, bed & bath, dining, kitchen + cookware, audio + tech, luggage, Christmas ornaments and large appliances in.
Expect 30% off selected items.
eBay is always a staple on the Black Friday list and is a good one to keep an eye on if there is something you’re keen on.
Here are some pretty cool stats from their sale last year:
Laptop sold every 7 seconds
Pair of shoes every 1 second
Nintendo switch every 13 seconds
Kitchen appliance every 8 seconds
Watch every 11 seconds
Gift card every 7 seconds
Tablet every 11 seconds
Some of the other retailers you can expect to see Black Friday deals from include:
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Do your research. Many retailers publish their deals before Black Friday, meaning you have time to consider your options and really find the best bargain.
Sign up for Pre Sign Up. If you have your eye on a certain product or brand, some retailers will be offering advance sign-up opportunities so you will be the first to know (and potentially buy) the special offer. Sign up for Springfree’s Pre Sign Up here.
Shop around. You might find a better deal elsewhere. For example, Apple is notorious for offering mediocre Black Friday deals, while other stockists selling new or refurbished Apple products might be offering a better discount.
Make sure the retailer ships to Australia. While a lot of retailers offer great deals here, some of the best deals still come from the US. So, it’s always a good to check if they ship to Australia before you get excited over a deal. That being said, you can now take advantage of Australia Post’s ShopMate service, which provides you with a US postal address to get items shipped to, before delivering them to Australia.
Have fun and don’t stress. While there is many a good deal to be had, if you miss out, you can be sure that with Christmas around the corner, that coveted item will most likely be on sale again pretty soon. So try and have a bit of fun scoping the deals and enjoying the bargains you do snag!