Everything You Need To Know For Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2021 [Updated]

Everything You Need To Know For Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2021 [Updated]
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We hope you’re ready for some red hot deals because Black Friday is finally here. What started out as a sale event to signify the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States has exploded into an international phenomenon.

Over the past decade, Australian retailers have begun to embrace the concept of Black Friday, with more and more jumping on board. What was once a distinctly American holiday has since become a term synonymous with deals and bargains.

We’ll be updating this post when more information and deals become available, so be sure to check back.

Here are a few Black Friday 2021 deals that you can check out now:

This article has been updated since its original publication.

When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Australia?

Black Friday normally takes place on the last Friday of November – 26 November in 2021 – but as we’ve seen over previous years, that date is more of a suggestion instead of a hard rule. Some retailers will offer some early-bird deals before Friday, or they’ll have their deals run throughout the weekend, and possibly into the following week.

The time difference between Australia and the United States is also an important factor at play here. We get to double-dip with Australian Black Friday deals, and then we can get some extra bargains when the U.S. deals start on Saturday.

There’s also Cyber Monday, a similar sale event that is specifically focused to online retailers. It’ll be taking place on the Monday following Black Friday, 29 November. Depending on the retailer, there may be some deals exclusive to Cyber Monday only too.

What Black Friday deals can we expect?

If a retailer has an online store, then there’s a very good chance they’ll be running Black Friday sales in some format.

So what retailers should you be keeping an eye on? Amazon, Catch and eBay all have pretty good track records when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. As does JB Hi-Fi, which was offering a Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart and three months of Nintendo Switch Online during Cyber Monday.

Amazon in particular is a good place to check out if you want to take advantage of U.S.-based deals popping up on Saturday, our time.

In terms of game deals, it’d be a fair guess to say that there’ll be some nice discounts on the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. If you’re looking to bulk up your game library/shame pile, you’ll definitely grab a bargain or two during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

On the tech side of things, there were some decent deals on Logitech, ASUS, Western Digital, Crucial and Razer products over at Amazon last year, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to suggest we’ll see similar sales for some, or maybe all, of these brands this year. Some brands also offer exclusive deals through their own web stores, so be sure to check there too.

If you’re looking to upgrade your current gaming rig, or maybe build one from scratch, this might be the perfect opportunity to pick up some necessary PC parts for cheap.

Comments

    • They’re already being discounted pretty heavily – you can get an LG 65C1 for under $2900 from JB and probably other places.

    • They are proper legit. I haven’t ordered from them in a while, but my brother orders from them regularly and his items arrived within a reasonable timeframe.
      They also have a marketplace type setup now, where (usually) smaller online retailers list items.

    • I bought a $250 phone from there earlier a couple of weeks ago. Phone arrived at my doorstep four days later. Original sealed box, no problems at all.

  • They are legit. Expect them to have limited items so if you are interested in something get in there and buy it. I haven’t used them in a while, but a few years ago shipping was better than 6 weeks, but I wouldn’t expect it in a week either.

  • Just remember, theres no USPS shipments to Oz, and everywhere else is charging at least twice the usual shipping.

  • Last year I got the mario kart, updated switch bundle from ebay plus for $350 which was amazing value, but I also got Cyberpunk for $59 and haven’t played it yet! Mixed bag!

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