Black Friday and Cyber Monday will soon come our way again, but before that happens, Australia’s answer to those massive sales will be here. So mark your calendars and get ready for Click Frenzy time Down Under on Tuesday, November 14, when thousands of eager shoppers converge on the Click Frenzy website to bag the best bargain, or two, that will save them plenty.
Created in 2012 as an Australian equivalent to the Cyber Monday sales in the US, only without being linked to the same US-centric timing, the Click Frenzy event centralises hundreds of deals from a large number of Australian online retailers in one location for 24 hours.
While retailers also hold sales on their own sites, the Click Frenzy website is built to withstand enormous concurrent traffic volumes, with a marketplace that will allow shoppers to search by brand, item, category or just browse the large number of deals on offer.
Click Frenzy will officially start at 7pm AEST on November 14 and will continue for 24 hours until 7pm the next day (Wednesday, November 15). And given the volume of bargains that are available, we’ll save you time and effort by combing through the deals and picking out the choicest tech offers available on the day.
Here are some of the bargains you can expect, based on what was on offer during the last Click Frenzy event in May:
PCs, laptops & tablets: If you’re holding off to buy a brand-new computer or a tablet, you can expect some decent discounts from the likes of Dell and HP. Earlier this year, there were savings of up to $400 on some of Dell’s computers, while HP offered up to $1,500 off on one of its gaming laptops.
Mobile phones: Another device that could see some discounts is the smartphone. We could see some offers on Samsung’s flagships, but there could well be money to be saved on handsets from the Chinese manufacturers, like Huawei and Oppo.
Home AV: Click Frenzy would be a great time to grab that OLED TV you’ve been dreaming about, or even just upgrade to a 4K HDR model if you’re not too sold on OLED technology. Sony had some TVs on sale in May, with a saving of up to $1,200, and we’re hoping we see a few more manufactures put up their wares for sale as well.
Speakers and headphones: Audiophiles can look forward to Click Frenzy when some of the best and premium audio gear goes on sale for less. Bose, Sony and Jabra were some of the brands that carried lower price tags for 24 hours in May during the last Click Frenzy event, and we’re hoping there are a lot more this time round.
Cameras and accessories: It’s not just the usual tech toys that go on sale during Click Frenzy. Photographers can expect to grab camera gear – compacts, DSLRs, lenses and even drones – for cheaper than usual. It’s a great time to stock up on storage devices too, if you go click-happy.
Gaming gear: Gaming consoles like the PS4 Slim went on sale in May, with $140 off on the 500GB model. So it might be a good idea to check out what else is on offer this time round, with Xbox One consoles also potentially going up sale. And it’s not just consoles – you can expect to save big on gaming keyboards, mice and headphones as well.