If you've been holding out to buy a new TV on sale, Australia's Black Friday sales are a great time to snap up a deal. That typically includes hundreds or even thousands off premium OLED and QLED sets, but even inexpensive LCD TVs from the likes of TCL and Hisense can often be picked up for less – sometimes with prices slashed by up to 50% or more.
To help you find the best deals over the Black Friday period, we're using our expertise to track down TV discounts that are genuinely worth your time.. For those who are due a home entertainment upgrade or in need of a second or even third TV for another room, this list should help you out...
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Best Black Friday 2023 TV deals in Australia
LG G3 65-inch 2023 OLED TV:
AU$5299 AU$3449 at Appliance Central (save AU$1850)
LG's G3 OLEDs are the TV giant's top tellies for 2023, and as always pack some punchy upgrades over the previous year. If you want the best LG OLED, this is still it. This Appliance Central deal takes off AU$1850 off the regular price – not quite as much as the saving we saw on Bing Lee's eBay store earlier.
LG C3 65-inch 2023 OLED TV:
AU$4299 AU$2665 at Bing Lee eBay store (save AU$1634)
LG's C3 line of tellies are its latest mainstream OLED crowd-pleasers – they're more affordable than its flagship G3s above, while packing most of the same features. To get this price, you'll need to apply the code HGTNOV at checkout – note that if you don't opt for click and collect, there will be a delivery fee.
TCL 65C845 65-inch 2023 Mini-LED TV:
AU$1995 AU$1324 at Bing Lee eBay store (save AU$671)
We're huge fans of TCL's Mini-LED TVs from the last two years – the C845 series offers brightness superior to LED and even OLED competitors (up to 800 nits), with thousands of tiny LED lights in locally dimmable zones. Running the Google TV OS, its got first-rate app support, offers the latest HDR formats in HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ and delivers refresh rates up to 144Hz for smooth and speedy gaming. This model was selling for AU$2495 just a few months ago, so this price is frankly outlandishly good – and an easy recommendation. Don't forget to use coupon code HGTNOV at checkout.
Bing Lee's eBay store also has the lowest price on the 55-inch TCL C845 (AU$1158) by using the same HGTNOV coupon at checkout.
Sony XR-65A80L 65-inch 2023 OLED:
AU$4495 AU$3545 at Sony eBay store (save AU$950)
One of the biggest surprises of 2023 so far, the Sony A80L uses standard OLED technology to amazing effect, delivering a performance that balances the spectacular with the cinematically subtle with absolute aplomb. It's still an expensive TV with this discount, but if it's a brand-new TV you want, this is a great choice. Save AU$950 off the RRP at Sony's official eBay store by using the code HGTNOV at checkout.
Samsung S90C 65-inch 4K OLED TV:
AU$4299 AU$2768 at Appliance Central (save AU$1531)
This Samsung TV comes packed with 4K/120Hz support, HDR, Dolby Atmos and more, making it a solid choice for movie buffs and hardcore gamers alike. With $1500 off, this OLED TV is worth a look if you want a new set that doesn't appear to make many compromises. If it's anything like its predecessor, this is a very good TV indeed. Apply the HGTNOV at checkout to get the above price. eBay Plus members can get a bit extra off by using PLUSNOVA.
Philips 55PUT8215/79 55-inch TV
AU$1,295 AU$777 at Amazon (save AU$518)
A HDR10+ and Dolby Vision capable 4K 55-inch TV under AU$800 is worth a look regardless if you're on a budget or looking for a more affordable option to add to a spare room. The smart experience is powered by Android so the choice of apps is vast and complemented by Google Assistant voice control.
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When is the best time to buy a TV?
TV prices fluctuate massively over the course of a year, and knowing the best time to buy can be the difference between bagging a bargain and paying well over the odds. Generally speaking, there are three times of year that are best to buy a new TV: autumn, big sales events, and big sporting events when dedicated promotions are likely.
Why autumn? This is because it's the time of year that all of the previous year's TVs tend to be sold with huge reductions so that space can be made for the new models that were announced in January. Generally speaking, TV improvements are fairly incremental from one year to the next and you can usually save yourself hundreds, if not thousands, by opting for last year's model. A word of warning, though: these are end-of-line models we are talking about – so when they're gone, they're gone. Wait too long for the very lowest price and you could end up missing out entirely.
If you don't want to wait until autumn, there are three big sales events to mark in your calendar: Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) and Boxing Day. This year's Amazon Prime Day has now been and gone (and there was even a second Prime sale in October), but Black Friday and Cyber Monday always take place, respectively, on the first Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving in the US. That means that this year Black Friday lands on Friday November 24, and Cyber Monday on Monday November 27. While these sales events don't necessarily guarantee the very lowest prices you will see all year, you can be pretty sure of getting a deal that's at least good, and quite possibly great.
While slightly less obvious, big sporting events often really do generate big deals on new TVs. Think Wimbledon, the Olympics and of course soccer (football!) tournaments such as the World Cup, Euros and the FA Cup Final.
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