Given that it never really gets discounted, even over Christmas, seeing the Elite controller available for almost half-off is borderline absurd.
The deal came to my attention courtesy of Player2 editor Matt Hewson, and it's not from an outlet you'd typically associate with video games. OZSALE is a members-only online shopping site that typically concentrates on homewares and online fashion, but every now and again they have some tech to sell as well.
Fortunately, OZSALE runs another Australian site that isn't members-only. OO is much the same as its parent, focusing on homewares, rugs and manchester, but right now they have a sale on Microsoft products - including the excellent Elite controller for $129, easily the cheapest it's ever been in Australia.
You'll have to wait at least a fortnight for the Elite controller to arrive. That's not the only pad on offer: there's also discounts on the special edition Forza 6 Xbox One controller, the lunar white gamepad, or you can just get the regular Xbox One controller for $59.
As is the case, make sure you read through the returns policy beforehand. And if you're happy to have to go through OO in case anything goes wrong (saving around $70 instead of buying via Microsoft or elsewhere) then here's the link. The exact same listing is also up on OZSALE, provided you've created an account.