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Black Friday 2021 in Australia: deals and discounts on headphones, TVs and hi-fi

Black Friday 2021 deals sales
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UPDATE: Black Friday may have come and gone, but Cyber Monday is here to take its place! For all new deals, head over to our Cyber Monday 2021 page.

Black Friday 2021 has wrapped up in Australia, and while Cyber Monday takes up its mantle, there's still a few choice deals on offer which we've highlighted below – but for all the latest deals check out our Cyber Monday page.

The Black Friday sales period is great if you've been hanging out to upgrade your home theatre or are looking to do some Christmas shopping, giving you the chance to save thousands on big ticket items.

While the Friday (November 26) itself is where the namesake of this deals event comes from, the discounts were rolling in for weeks ahead and continued into Cyber Monday and likely a week or two beyond.

The 5 best deals still live from Black Friday

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Apple AirPods Max (Pink) | AU$899 AU$649 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$250)

If you're an Apple fan and have been waiting to get your paws on the AirPods Max, then you could save a few hundred on the very premium cans. They're usually rather pricey but we think they're worth every dollar (check out our five-star review (opens in new tab)), but a AU$250 discount makes them all the more appealing. The prices vary depending on the colour, with the Green being the cheapest.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 | AU$499 AU$239 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$260)

We gave these Momentum True Wireless 2 buds from Sennheiser a full five stars in our review (opens in new tab), praising their refined sound, light weight and comfort, and overall ease of use. One of the few negatives we noticed was its price, but you can remedy that with this awesome AU$260 discount on these spectacular buds, taking them below half price at Amazon.

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TCL 75-inch X925 Mini LED 8K TV | AU$4,995 AU$3,690 on Appliance Central (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,305)

We were chuffed with the X925 from TCL (read our full review for more info (opens in new tab)), for its gorgeous colours and blacks, its integrated soundbar and Google TV interface. So if you're on the hunt for an 8K TV with Mini LED technology, this 75-inch model is discounted by well over a grand at the moment at Appliance Central.

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LG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TV | AU$3,999 AU$2,880 on Appliance Central (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,119)

The 4K C1 OLED from LG earned a full five stars in our review (opens in new tab), praised for its superb overall picture quality (thanks to self-lighting pixels and true black levels) and a remarkable feature set, and now you can sae over a grand on the 65-inch model. The Good Guys has the same TV for AU$2,888 (opens in new tab) if you'd prefer to shop with them (their extra pickup locations might be worth it for you).

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Yamaha SR-B20A soundbar | AU$299 AU$198 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$101)

Check out our review to see just how much we loved the SR-B20A soundbar (opens in new tab) from Yamaha. Its Bluetooth streaming, remote and app control, and (most importantly) incredible sound for its low price wowed us. In fact, it's the #1 best seller in Amazon's soundbar category. Now you can save a packet on an already affordable soundbar, upping your TV's audio game for considerably less than much of the competition. If you'd like a more compact alternative, the SR-C20A is down to AU$192 (opens in new tab) (from AU$279) also on Amazon.

What is Black Friday?

When is Black Friday 2021?

The Black Friday 2021 date is Friday 26th November.
Cyber Monday 2021 will be Monday 29th November.

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday 26th November. While this 24-hour window will no doubt host a wide array of sales across retailers, we fully expect there to be plenty of offers available in the weeks leading up to Friday as well (see below for some early deals already live).

In the same fashion, while Cyber Monday itself will likely see a fresh wave of deals land, we don't expect it to be the last deals we'll see for the period, with discounts often lasting a few days after Monday has passed.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday began in the US but in recent years has very much become a worldwide shopping phenomena. It's regarded (and backed up by stats) as the busiest shopping day of the year – both online and in-store – and officially kicks off the holiday season.

Why is it called Black Friday? The date was traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, when retailers hoped to move out of the "red" (loss) and in to the "black" (profit), hence Black Friday. 

What about Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday 2021 will be Monday 29th November.

The term 'Cyber Monday', meanwhile, was coined by Scott Silverman and the National Retail Federation's Ellen Davis in a bid to encourage people to take their shopping online during the Black Friday event. That was back in 2005, when people needed such encouragement! It's always the Monday after Black Friday.

Where to get the best Black Friday deals?

4K TVs, smart and Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones will almost certainly be on offer at pretty much every electronics retailer, and those looking to buy into, or build upon, an Amazon Alexa ecosystem will surely be able to save money on the Echo speaker range.

The likes of JB Hi-Fi and eBay will always go big on games console bundles ahead of the holiday season, and as OLED continues to be such a buzzword, some cheap OLED TV deals are likely on the cards too.

Even though Amazon Australia has its fun with Amazon Prime day each year, we don't see the online retail giant missing out on the Black Friday sales in a hurry – wanting to compete with all the other retailers, we expect there to be some choice deals here too.

How long will Black Friday last?

Well, Black Friday is 24 hours. And Cyber Monday is 24 hours. But like Amazon Prime Day and the January sales, these events always have preliminary and aftermath offers. 

For one, deals will run during the weekend sandwiched in the middle of the two days. And in the days and weeks building up to them, there will be plenty of 'pre-Black Friday' savings serenading the sites. 

What Black Friday deals can you expect?

LG OLED TVs, JBL Bluetooth speakers, Sony and Bose wireless headphones, Amazon Echo devices, Apple AirPods... You get the drill. Some of the most popular products of the year are almost guaranteed be on offer at pretty much every electronics retailer during the Black Friday sales.

Previous big-sellers over Black Friday also include the Sonos One and Beam, Sony WH-1000XM3, Amazon Echo products, Bose wireless earbuds and noise-cancelling headphones, UE speakers, Denon AV receivers, OLED TVs and plenty more.

We fully expect the latest flagship noise-cancelling audio kit from Sony – the WH-1000XM4 over-ear and WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds – to be discounted this Black Friday as well, and we expect they'll be the hottest items going.

  • JamesCM1978
    Shame the Philips 65" has been out of stock at Currys (and everywhere else) for at least two weeks...
  • JamesCM1978
    JamesCM1978 said:
    Shame the Philips 65" has been out of stock at Currys (and everywhere else) for at least two weeks...

    Better yet, from Currys this morning via email:

    "...the item you asked us to email you about, 65OLED806/12 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Google Assistant, won’t be coming back in stock "

    I didn't really want to give those muppets my money anyway, but does anyone know when or where I can get one of these? And can WHF update its 'deal' info?
  • Markmaguire