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Boxing Day Sales 2012: Who Has The Best Deals?

The key to shopping success on Boxing Day is to go in with a plan. Coordinate all the alarm clocks in your house, study the floor plans of your nearest Westfield shopping centre, and scope out the layout of the stores you’re going to hit. Here’s a roundup of some end-of-year sales to get you started.

Don’t forget that there are always conditions and exclusions, so be sure to read the fine print on each retailer’s respective websites.

Alienware’s One-Day Sale

Alienware is offering a 15 per cent discount across its entire range of laptop and desktop gaming computers. You must purchase online from Alienware or Dell and enter the code MKVP8V2RB6Z63K at the checkout. You can also make your order by phone by calling Dell on 1800 812 393.

The discount code is only valid today, cannot be combined with any other offers, and there is a limit of two Alienware systems per customer.



JB Hi-Fi’s End of Year Madness Sale (ends December 31)

As usual for this time of year, just about everything at JB Hi-Fi is on sale. Highlights include:

  • 20% off Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs
  • 15% off Sony Vaio computers
  • 10% off Nikon and Canon DSLRs
  • 15% off digital cameras and camcorders
  • 30% off car sound
  • 30% off Sony headphones, Pioneer headphones
  • 30% off Logitech remote controls
  • 30% off Targus and STM bags
  • 30% off Trend Micro Security software
  • 20% off Canon printers
  • 20% off portable navigation

See JB Hi-Fi’s website for full details, terms and conditions.


Cathay Pacific’s Boxing Day Sale

Cathay Pacific is discounting economy fares to Asian destinations including China, South Korea, Thailand and India. The sale starts at 12.01am December 26 and ends at 11.59pm on December 29.

Highlights include:

  • Sydney to Hong Kong $927
  • Melbourne to Hong Kong $910
  • Brisbane to Shanghai $992
  • Melbourne to Beijing $970
  • Adelaide to Seoul $1112
  • Perth to Colombo $1132
  • Cairns to Bangkok $1068

Blackout dates and travel period restrictions apply. Cathay Pacfic has all the details on its website.


Dick Smith’s Boxing Day Sale

Be mindful that some items in this list are only on sale between 10am and 1pm today.

Highlights include:

  • 10am-1pm only: 18.5-inch Dick Smith HD LED LCD TV with built-in DVD player $98 (save $50)
  • 10am-1pm only: Nintendo 3DS $149 (save $100) + bonus $20 Dick Smith gift card
  • Garmin Navman in-car GPS with 5-inch screen $99 (save $200)
  • Canon EOS 1100D DSLR with image-stabilising lens $399 (save $70)

See Dick Smith’s website for more details.


David Jones’ Clearance Sale

Both department stores have started their respective end-of-year sales a day early. Here are some of the highlights at David Jones:

  • 20% off small appliances from Breville, DeLonghi, Kenwood, Sunbeam and Philips
  • 20% off appcessories
  • 20% off iPad accessories from Ozaki, Gecko, Toffee and iLuv
  • 15%-20% off televisions
  • 15% off home theatre systems
  • Save $100 on Apple computers (excludes Mac Mini and iPad)
  • 15%-20% off digital cameras and camcorders
  • 15%-30% off headphones
  • 15% off digital radios and micro systems
  • 15% off iPod docks and portable sound systems
  • 15% off digital photo frames and GPS

Exclusions and conditions are available at David Jones’ website.


Myer’s Stocktake Sale

Highlights include:

  • Save $100 on Apple computers (excludes Mac Mini and iPad)
  • 15% off compact and DSLR cameras
  • 15%-20% off televisions, DVD/Blu-ray players and home theatre systems

See Myer’s website for full details.


Scoopon Boxing Day Sales

Save up to 52% off travel packages until December 30. There is a 14-day money-back guarantee on international offers.

Highlights include:

  • December 26: Take a cruise to five countries and nine cities from Rio De Janeiro to Europe $2599pp sharing
  • December 27: Thailand luxury stay for two $1700pp (save 52%)
  • December 28: USA tour $1799pp sharing (save 45%)
  • December 29: Croatia $3299pp sharing (save 22%)
  • December 30: China $1595pp sharing (save 45%)

The Good Guys has kicked off its Famous Knockout Clearance.
Appliances Online is having a Boxing Day Sale with discounts across all categories.
Kogan is having a Boxing Day Sale with specials starting from $1 and free shipping storewide.
The Iconic is having a Boxing Day Sale with up to 50% selected items.

What deals are you guys keen on? Know of any other sales going on? Share your tips in the comments below.

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