Six Products You Should Never Buy At Full Price

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We’re a sucker for a good deal here at Lifehacker, and when you’re elbow deep in deals on a daily basis you notice a lot of similar deals popping up on the regular. We’ve distilled these patterns to discover the products that are easiest to find a good deal on – and that you should therefore never settle for buying at full price.


This is a big one, and probably also the most obvious. If you’re not looking for a deal when you fly, you’re getting ripped off.

Luckily, flight deals come up all the time, and you don’t generally have to wait long if you book at the right time. Even better, you can get even better deals if you don’t have a specific destination to go to.

So where do you go to find the deals? Check out Jetstar’s Deals Page for domestic flights and short haul domestic. Qantas also has a deals page, as does Virgin, and it’s also a good idea to check out deals from travel agents like Flight Centre.

As for timed deals, remember to keep an eye on Virgin’s Thursday Happy Hour, every Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, and Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy between 4pm and 8pm.

Dyson Cordless Vacs

It’s interesting how often these pop up for sale, and frankly you wouldn’t want to buy one at full price because they can be horrifically expensive. The most commonly discounted model is the V6 Handstick Vacuum. Usually retailing from $399 on Dyson’s website, you can find these vacs for as low as $279 on sale, most commonly discounted on Ebay and Big W.

While none of the sales on at the moment have this big a discount, you can currently get the V6 Handstick for $349 at Catch.

Amazon Echo

Guess what: Amazon wants to be in your house. So even when it comes to their expensive home automation tech, you’re eventually going to get a good deal if you hold out for it.

Currently, Amazon has just finished a sale discounting the major Echo models, but you can rest assured that there will be more. For now, you can get two Echo Dots for $99, a saving of $59 on Amazon’s single-room scale tech.

Kindle E-Readers

See above: Amazon wants to get its tech into your hands, and what better than the Kindle, so you can spend money on the Kindle store! Cynical reasoning aside, the Kindle is a great little e-reader, and there are always sales going on for the various models. Right now seems to be the exception (though there is a big sale on Kindle e-books) but if you keep an eye out you’ll be able to grab a discounted Kindle in no time.


Fitbits are handy little devices, but they can come with a steep price tag. Luckily, there’s always one sale or another going for various Fitbits. The most commonly discounted device seems to be the Fitbit Charge 2 HR, which is a great fitness tracker for anyone who’s not looking for a full smartwatch-style device. Fitbit’s Amazon store currently has this one selling for $159.


As a general category, TVs are expensive. Don’t ever buy one for full price. Luckily there’s always TV sales happening, everywhere from your local brick n’ mortar store to online deal sites. Right now, JB Hi-Fi has a sale on Samsung TVs, and Dick Smith is flogging its Kogan-branded TVs off cheap.

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