Click Frenzy's Best Tech And Gaming Deals [Updated!]

It's deals time. As is customary every November, retailers discounting all manner of games, phones, electronics, board games, you name it. Click Frenzy kicks things off this evening, but there's plenty of sales later this week with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner. As for Click Frenzy, here's the best of the bunch.

This story has been updated since its original publication.


Computer Alliance

Need some new peripherals? There's some solid options over at Computer Alliance.

Solid offer on the microSDXC card there for Switch fans, and a lot of headsets at good prices. Deathadder at that price is a good staple too.


Microsoft

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A string of 2018 Surface devices have just been made available for sale. The latest Surface Pro is available from $1227, while the latest Surface Laptop is now under $1700.


Gameology

Let's start things off with some board games. Gameology are one of the largest board game specialists taking part in this year's Click Frenzy, and they've already got discounts on a range of casual and enthusiast titles ahead of tonight's proceedings.

Once 1900 AEDT hits (1800 AQST, 1830 ACDT, 1600 AWST), you'll be able to save a further 5%, 7% or 10% with an additional code at checkout. There's three codes below, and you use the one depending on how many items are in your cart.

A range of discounts are already live, and you can get those now. And some of them you should absolutely grab, with the extra discount or not.

Lot of absolute must-haves, if not games you should at least play once. If you're after quicker games that can be shared with anyone, then definitely get Codenames, Azul and Ticket to Ride. Forbidden Desert is a great co-op experience, and if you want larger, deeper strategy, consider Power Grid, Terraforming Mars, Terra Mystica and Scythe. (Gaia Project is a sci-fi, updated version of Terra Mystica, if that sounds good.)

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Sony

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While Sony's direct sales for console bundles aren't as good as brick and mortar stores, you can get some neat discounts if you go digging. Here's what to look for.


HP

The PC manufacturer is offering a decent range of discounts over the next few days, with up to 35% off notebooks, 25% off accessories and the same off desktops. For desktops and accessories, use the HPFRENZY25% checkout code, and HPFRENZY30% or HPFRENZY35% checkout code for notebooks.

All prices below are with the relevant discount applied. Each link will also advise on the right checkout code.


Dick Smith

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Owned by Kogan, the Dick Smith brand has jumped the gun with sales of their own. They still have stock of the iPhone X, amazingly, but also have some good deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Kogan branded TVs, soundbars, and more. And just to reiterate: all of these deals are available right now.


Dell

Pre-built systems, laptops, monitors and 2-in-1 devices. Here's what Dell is discounting until Thursday, November 15.


Ozgameshop

A British online retailer that gained a large following by shipping low-cost games to Australians, Ozgameshop is offering 10% discounts on items until November 15 with the CLICK checkoutcode

The following games below are already discounted, and so the 10% Click Frenzy bonus won't apply. Note that Flamme Rouge below is a board game, and an astonishingly good one despite being all about cycling.

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The CLICK checkout code will apply to the games below. Prices below are with the 10% discount included, but note that your cart may have a different total if you buy multiple games. Shipping is free on any orders over $50.

Center Com

One of the larger local components retailers, Centre Com largely deals in PCs, laptops, components and their related accessories. More deals will appear after 1900 AEDT.


PureVPN

Need something to access Crunchyroll, Netflix or Amazon Prime in the US? PureVPN are pretty active every time Netflix try to block Aussies from getting access to the good stuff, and at the moment you can get a year-long sub to PureVPN for just under $36. Not bad if you're sick of missing out.

PureVPN 12 Month Subscription: $35.88 ($2.99/month)

More to come...


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Comments

    Can anyone suggest a good wireless mouse?

      What kind are you after, a gaming one or just a simpler, cheaper option?

        I've noticed my mum struggles with the wire on the wired mouse, it gets in the way. Personally, I hate wireless ones, but she uses my mouse to play hidden object games and Pixel puzzles, if that helps.

          Maybe later this week, any of the Logitech mice would work well. Not the new G Pro - that's $250 - but some of the older ones should be relatively affordable, and they have good battery life. I'll keep an eye out.

            I'm using a G400s atm. She hasn't complained, but I think the wire gets in the way.

          I reckon just a 20 dollar one from office works if it's just for casual stuff. Don't get those small laptop ones though or it will be awkward for her.
          Good luck!

            I would suggest this, hit up the OfficeWorks and pick something within your budget. $250 is ridiculous for this use case.

              Yeah, for sure. And to be clear, I was saying not to get that! I just referenced it because it was the last wireless mouse we had on the site

              Battery life is my main concern and being a little ergonomic.

    Interesting sale site, if anyone wants to experience what web browsing was like in the 90s go check it out it's uncanny.
    We have such 503s and broken style sheets the likes of which the gods have never seen.

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    You should confirm that these are actually deals before you post them.
    Even after the discount on Gameology, their prices are still only on par at best with other sources, and then you have to add shipping. Even their own eBay store is cheaper and has free shipping...
    Plus eBay has 10% off sitewide for eBay Plus users right now, which is available on a free 3-month trial.

    Man, board games are expensive...

      I used to think this until I did the numbers.

      Forbidden Desert is $35. with postage let's say $40. It takes about half an hour to play and plays up to 6 people (I think). Let's say 4. $40/4=10 per person. 30min per game means that if you play it twice ever, it's $10 per person for an hour of entertainment. That's one and a bit beers at a bar. It's 1/5 of going to the cinema.

        That is one of the cheaper ones. So you are all playing on the same team towards a common goal? I don't have any like that yet, sounds like a good starter for that type of game.

          Yep! Forbidden Desert and Pandemic are two really good co-op games. You play together to beat the game. One way to win, many ways to lose.

          Even when you get into expensive stuff, the only time you're not going to get incredible value is if you're not going to use it. My wife and I own Dominion with about 5 expansions. So that's like 6x$80. But we've played it way, way upwards of 50 times. A single game takes 30-40 minutes for 2-4 players. Sometimes you can knock out six games in a night.
          At this point it has functionally infinite replayability and we've shown it to quite a few friends who want to play with us. It's some of the best value ever.

            I have dominion and one expansion and it's pretty popular with friends. I've played Bananagrams before too, it is an actual fun game of scrabble. I played with a bunch of people from church, started with stupid letters and ended up making the word 'vulva'. :|

              vulva is a fine word for church if you're reading Song of Solomon!

              Adding one expansion to Dominion adds so much to the replay value, it's incredible. Each one you get after that is exponential. It's actually amazing.

                I have the Prosperity one, what would you recommend next? I haven't kept up with what is out. I think I'll take it the family's over Christmas.

                  Holy shit this got long. TL:DR - Prosperity, Dark Ages, Seaside and Intrigue in any order are all excellent. Avoid Alchemy like a clingy ex.

                  I definitely think Prosperity is one of the better ones.
                  I would probably recommend Intrigue as one of the go to sets because the cards are mainly focused on interesting player interactions. It adds a lot to the game without bringing in too many new mechanical oddities. It adds cards that have two classes (like an action/victory card) but has one or two really harsh attack cards.
                  The other good one I think brings a lot to the game without altering too much is Seaside. It introduces duration cards. You play them now and get the benefit next turn. It's quite cool and the card powers are really fun.

                  If you want to get weird, Dark Ages is good. It gives you new cards to use instead of starter victory cards and a lot of the play involves polluting people's decks with ruin cards that act like non-evil versions of curses. Basically giving them junk instead of actively punishing them (fuck you, Witch and Torturer). It makes up for the junk with a lot of good trashing cards. I like Dark Ages a lot, but I think it's generally considered upper mid-tier.

                  Adventures, Empires, Cornucopia, and Guilds are all good but not as good as the ones above. Hinterlands is pretty new and i haven't played it. So I can't tell you what it's like.

                  The only one I'd say steer clear of is Alchemy. It brings in not just a new (complicated) mechanic, but also a new kind of currency. It's complicated and the cards aren't particularly fun.

                  Funkenschlag ist sehr gut. Where else can you power cities with garbage? Not a co-op game but so much fun.

          Actually, if you're looking for excellent value in games, you can buy a cube of dice for about $10 and then you can play Liar's Dice anywhere with up to 6 people.
          Or there's a game I've heard called Crazy Patience that's a very fast, competitive version of solitaire with shared piles of cards. All it needs is a deck of cards that you can tell apart for each player.
          Oh and Bananagrams. It's quite cheap and small. It plays quickly and is a lot of fun. It's Scrabble but with no board, no scoring, and everyone plays at once. Basically all the slow boring stuff removed.

    The bundles for PS4 aren't that great on the Sony page - but the overall deal for the Playstation Pro is pretty good:

    $489.95 sale price, which includes Spiderman ($54 value based on current sales/trade in).
    Additional 5% discount via cash rewards, with an additional 6% cashback.

    $489.95 - 5% = $465.45
    $465.45 - 6% = $437.53 (after cash back)
    $437.53 - $54 = $383.53 (If you were going to buy spiderman anyway or trade in)

      Same with the Sony TV's
      Goodguys have them cheaper by default, and then have extra 10% off.

      lots of these Click Frenzy sales are major BS. New stock happens to be Unavailable, and only the last season items are IN STOCK

      Just a way for stores to have a big clearance of old stock, to people who are desperate to find a bargain leading up to Xmas.

        Only if the site manages to stay up, apparently it had a big crash when everyone jumped on. Same as last year. And the year before that. And the one before that.....

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