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You might have missed out on exactly what you wanted for Chrissie — new computer or phone maybe — but with this year’s sales roundup, you might be able to brave the crowds and get it after all.

Dick Smith

The team at Dick Smith appear to have put a few things on some pretty hefty bargains, and some of these are actually not bad deals. Specifically if you notice the sticker “our cheapest ever”, from what we can see, you’re probably saving some cash, close to the tune of 20 to 40% off.

Items like Oppo’s R7 (below) fetching $298 down from its regular outright price of $449 certainly seem good, as does the Asus T100 sitting at $299 down from its regular price of $499.


Other deals might grab you, such as $600 for a new LG Full HD TV and 20% off outright Huawei phones and 30% off Sony phones, though the 10% of Apple computer is fairly ordinary.

For this one, we’d look for specific bargains, because that’s where the best stuff appears to be.

Harvey Norman

You’ll find a few standout deals at Gerry Harvey’s place of business, though not a lot online from what we’re seeing, so you might want to head in store if the various locations are doing special tags on products.

Online, however, if you don’t need a super spesh screen on an iPad and it’s just for the kids, an iPad Mini 2 WiFi 16GB model will set you back $298, while an HP 19 inch all-in-one desktop with Windows 10 gets cut back to $346, offering homes a bit of computer power for not too much cash.

Most of the deals at Harvey Norman appear to be about appliances, with half price microwaves, half price cleaning gadgets, some fridges and freezers that will save you money, and a dishwasher or two, also.

A few Dyson vacuums also get the price cuts, with the Dyson V6 stick vac in stores in January for $396, though it will be late, so you’ll have to buy now and pick-up later if you want it from Harvey.

If you feel like you need a printer, though, there will even be an HP OfficeJet 2620 all-in-one here for $16. Yikes. We know the inks on this one cost more than the printer.


We’d consider this one a proper sale, more than just a few markdowns, because JB appears to have actually cut prices significantly.

You’ll find a couple of TVs with the price cut out of them, with Sony’s 75 inch Full HD only telly dropped $1400 to sit at $2596, while the 60 inch Samsung Ultra HD tumbles from its regular price of $2996 to $1996.

Quite a few new games for Xbox One and PS4 also get the scissors taken to their prices, dropping to $59 each — goodbye vacation time, because we may just spend it here — while JB is also talking up 40% off Norton software and 30% off Kaspersky software (because you need security), 40% off Harman/Kardon sound gear, 20% off Logitech and Microsoft computer peripherals, and 15% off Samsung whitegoods.

One Nespresso product makes an appearance, too, the out-of-date Maestria, which is technically being replaced by the Nespresso by Kitchenaid, though since this one is made by Breville, is still kind of relevant. Nespresso units never really “go out of date”, mind you, so the $399 price tag down from its regular price of between $799 and $999 is actually pretty good since you can’t find this model anymore and it is a top unit offering easy water control.