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:
- Get In On These Black Friday PS5 And PS4 Deals
- Here Are The Best Xbox Black Friday Deals In Australia
- The Best Black Friday Deals For The Nintendo Switch
- PlayStation Plus Subscriptions Are Going For Cheap Right Now
- All The Best PC Deals For Black Friday 2021
- Solid MicroSD Bargains to Boost Your Switch Storage
- Deathloop Is 60% Off So Live, Die, Repeat For Cheap
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 Is Going For $15 At Target Right Now
- Make Some Room On Your Shelf For These Black Friday LEGO Deals
- Here’s How You Can Score A $100 Gift Card When You Buy An Oculus Quest 2
- This 12-In-1 Home Arcade Cabinet Is Getting A Black Friday Discount
- A Round-up Of The Best NBN Deals From Black Friday 2021
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.