The Best Deals From Amazon's Massive Mid-Year Sale [Updated]

Amazon Australia is throwing its biggest sale since launch, with thousands of items slashed by more than 50 per cent! We take a look at some of the best deals.

Yeah, we know Amazon is blocking access to its US website - and that definitely sucks. But if you boycott the following mid-year deals, the only person you'll be punishing is yourself.

Taking a cue from Click Frenzy, Amazon is releasing some of its deals in timed bursts. You can keep tabs on the incoming offers and precisely when they will drop here.

Thankfully, there are plenty of regular deals available for people who don't have time to faff about. Here are a few highlights. Alternatively, click here to see everything!


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    We challenge the author or anyone reading this to find even just a SINGLE item included in the current Amazon 'sale' that cannot be found cheaper elsewhere, including in the EOFY eBay sale which also started today.

    Go!

      Found one! Although I'm not sure if it's actually part of this Amazon "sale" or not.

      Asus C302 Chromebook (Core m3 model)

      Currently $640.12 on Amazon vs $764.10 on ebay (that's after applying the discount code).

      The model Amazon is selling is the international model though, which won't come with a local warranty or Australian wall charger, if those are important to you. But if they aren't important, then that's a good deal considering Asus Australia are still trying to sell them for $899.

    Yeah, we know Amazon is blocking access to its US website - and that definitely sucks. But if you boycott the following mid-year deals, the only person you'll be punishing is yourself.

    Actually, no. Even with 50% off, the prices are higher than they should be.

    The boycott isn't just about the blocking. It's about how Amazon's own alternative has fallen to the allure of the Australia Tax.

    If Amazon was serious, they'd first actually keep price parity with it's overseas sites and make it the norm. Not a short lived sale like this 50% token gesture.

      Amazon are only serious about 1 thing - making as much money as possible. Savvy shoppers are not their market. Now that they are here they will be lobbying those folk in Canberra (I can't bring myself to call them what they call themselves) just as hard as Gerry, possibly harder, for restrictions on what Australian's can buy offshore.

        Credit where credit is due. The abolition is not the work of Harvey.

        It was Froydenberg in the Coalition who decided to run with the idea for his own gain. Retailers like Harvey benefiting from the move is a peripheral side-effect at best.

        I don't see Amazon lobbying the Coalition Government. But I do see them being even more childish and just closing shop when Australians take their patronage elsewhere.

        Crazier still, Amazon is only blocking the shipping of Australian goods. Not the access of their site nor the purchase of their goods.

        Almost as if they want people to use mail forwarding services. Maybe Amazon has such an offering down the pipeline.......

          What personal gain? Does Josh have a stake in Amazon Aus?

          I do like the Freudian slip though but you should have spelt it Fraudenberg.

          You can't tell me the red bunch would have done any less once some union heavyweights started complaining about jobs if they were in "power"...

          This is no different to what the most powerful, crazy man is doing across the pacific by listening to influential people with their own axe to grind rather than applying sound economic principles... but who needs sound economic principles???

            You can't tell me the red bunch would have done any less once some union heavyweights started complaining about jobs if they were in "power"...

            Actually, I can tell you. But I have no control over your accepting it or not.

            If you look at my past posts, I made it very clear the News Corp influence narrative is not only flawed but also lacks substance.

            The same goes for unions. Labor's actions are by Labor's choice. They are not puppets of the unions and I'm not going to credit the unions (good, bad or in-between) for Labor's actions.

            But back to the topic at hand. When it comes actions, I don't blame the surrounding environment.

            At the end of the day, nobody is ever made to do something against his or her own will. When someone does an act, that person choose to commit to that act. Nobody did the commit for them. Period.

            So when things go wrong with the Coalition or Labor, I don't blame Murdoch nor the CFMEU. I blame the party and in some cases the individual. They did what they did knowing the circumstances very well thus have sole responsibility.

            I do like the Freudian slip though but you should have spelt it Fraudenberg.

            I honestly had to look that up and even then I still don't understand how a now very out of date psychologist has anything to do with what I said.

            Despite what other imply, I take a very objective approach to analysing the actions of our politicians. I still make emotional out bursts for satire but there is nothing about my inner subconscious (if such a thing even exists) being shown via my postings.

            And this is the last I'm saying of this side topic as I know what will happen to me if I continue.

          I can't imagine Amazon not blocking the purchase of goods once this goes live (it's still a couple weeks away). Otherwise they'd be taking money and never shipping anything. That wouldn't be good for publicity.

          I don't see a reason for them to block viewing of the site though. After all you could be trying to find an item and price compare, or buy for someone in the US, or you could be a US citizen in AU temporarily.

          I suspect we'll get a "hey you should be going to the AU site warning when we visit the site" based on our IP when we visit Amazon. But if we continue there'll be another check at point of purchase which will look at shipping address and billing details.

      Exactly! If Amazon AU was competitive no one would give a shit. In fact, we'd already all be shopping there since delivery times would be quicker.

      I've been watching Ryzen 2700x + Crosshair VII Hero + Corsair RAM for a month or more now and the AU prices are far, far higher than the US ones. Even taking into account GST. Same goes for a bunch of other items.

      The one good thing I've noticed is that there do seem to be more CDs available than before. Almost all the hard to get in OZ music I have managed to find on the AU site now. That said, it's still more expensive than from the US site :(

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