As Amazon and eBay gear up for another yearly cavalcade of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, it’s easy to forget that pretty much every other retailer and eCommerce site is trying to beat them at their own game.
Here are some of the best (non-Amazon) deals we’ve seen going around for Black Friday 2019.
15% off Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 @ Microsoft Store
Get in on the action over at the Microsoft store here.
Google Pixel 5 @ Telstra for $750
Google's 2020 flagship was already distinguished when it came to pricing but it's even more affordable if you look to grab it through Telstra right now. As part of this year's Black Friday sales, Telstra are knocking $250 from the price of the device (review here), bringing the outright cost of the Pixel 5 down to $749 - which is a pretty steep discount. You can use the widget below to take advantage of it:
Fitbit Versa 2 @ JB Hi-Fi for $198
JB Hi-Fi have discounted Fitbit’s second-gen Versa smartwatch down to $198. In our review of the Versa, we said that “The Fitbit Versa 2 improves over the first-gen smartwatch in many small but meaningful ways."
You can do exactly that by jumping over to the JB Hi-Fi website here.
iPhone XS 512GB @ The School Locker for $789
The School Locker have Apple’s iPhone XS in its most generous memory configuration for a steady $789 bucks. You're not going to get the extra durability, pixel density or camera performance found in the more recent iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 but, for the price, there's a lot to like here.
Samsung T5 1TB SSD @ Harvey Norman for $178
In our original review of the Samsung T5 SSD, we made the case that “If the idea of a portable SSD with shockingly fast transfer speeds and a form-factor to die for fills you with glee, this is absolutely the product you’ll want to get your hands on sooner or later.”
Now, Our favorite Samsung SSD is on-sale over at Harvey Norman. You can get a whole terabyte of storage for $178. Buy it here.
30% off iPhone cases @ Tech21
The only thing better than a quality case for your iPhone is a cheap quality case for your iPhone. Tech21's online store has plenty of the latter. Their main Black Friday promotion gives you a 20% discount on everything.
Galaxy Z Flip for $999 @ Samsung
Rather than the usual $2199, the 4G version of the Galaxy Z Flip can be nabbed via Samsung's own online store for a thrifty $999. That number goes down even further if you have an eligible Samsung device to trade in. It's not quite budget-friendly but it still feels like a significant step forward for foldable phones, which will at some point have to expand their horizons beyond the premium market.
In our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, we noted that "Early foldable devices like the Fold and the Z Flip make a great argument for why foldable screens and the form-factors they enable are cool but they struggle to convey a rationale for why they’re worth the trouble - let alone the money."
Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise cancelling headphones $349 @ Kogan
which is almost $100 less than the prices you'll find elsewhere.
Our reviewer admitted that "They are expensive headphones but offer the most fully rounded over-ear consumer experience with amazing ANC, top drawer audio quality, and thoughtful features such as multi-device pairing."
Seen any other great deals going this weekend? Let us know in the comments.
If you're after more Black Friday 2019 deals, check out:
- The Best Black Friday Deals you can already take advantage of
- Best Australian Black Friday Microsoft Store deals
- Looking to buy an iPhone this Black Friday? These are the deals you're looking for