UPDATE: The eBay Plus Weekend sale has wrapped up for 2021, but if you're looking for more deals, head over to our sister site TechRadar for the best EOFY deals in tech.
As the end of financial year approaches, retailers are starting to offer up discounts, and eBay isn't missing out on the action. The mega online marketplace has just launched a new Plus Weekend sale spanning a vast array of products, with a bunch of great hi-fi and AV kit included in the discounts offered up to eBay Plus members.
Running from today (Thursday, May 27) until Wednesday, June 2, eBay merchants will be offering up some tasty discounts across sought-after home and personal entertainment brands like Apple, Sony and plenty more.
Apple's brand new, super premium AirPods Max (which we gave a perfect score in our review) are already discounted, dropping AU$165 from their retail price of AU$899 to AU$734.
There's also the additional lure of a giveaway for shopping during the eBay Plus Weekend – for members spending AU$50 or more during the sales, there's a chance to win a AU$60,000 eBay gift card (five to be won) or a AU$100 eBay gift card (7,000 to be won).
To save you hunting yourself, we'll be gathering some of the best AV and audio deals available on this very page and adding more tasty discounts as we find them throughout the week, so be sure to hit refresh to ensure you're seeing the latest offers.
As mentioned, you'll need to be an eBay Plus member to make the most of these sales, but if you haven't signed up for the premium service before, there's a 30-day free trial of eBay Plus for you to unlock these deals (and more). Once the trial's up, you'll only be paying AU$4.99 a month, or AU$49 for a year's subscription.
Apple AirPods Max |
AU$899 from AU$733.60 at Sydney Mobiles eBay (save up to AU$165.40)
For those eBay Plus members keen on chasing Apple's latest and greatest AirPods Max, this'll be the biggest saving you'll get for a while (and easily the largest discount we've seen since launch). Apple discounts are rare, so use of the code PLUSTI20 at checkout to knock the extra dosh off the price. Note that the listed price is already higher than the RRP from Apple, but the discount still makes it a score. There's Pink, Blue and Green at AU$733.60, or another eBay seller is selling all colours for AU$759 each when using the code PLUSAIRPOD if you'd like a different colour option.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones |
AU$499 AU$292 on eBay (save AU$207)
The latest in Sony's lineup of noise-cancelling cans is no doubt its best – and by all accounts one of the best pairs of headphones available right now. With industry-leading ANC, a pleasing, clear and detailed sound signature, solid battery life, and plenty of other neat features, these make for great everyday headphones for purists and casual listeners alike. Use the code PLUSTI20 to score the discount, but you'll need to be an eBay Plus member.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 |
AU$599.95 AU$369.55 on eBay (save AU$230.40)
The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is Bose's premium successor to its popular QC35 II cans, offering even more advanced ANC, superior audio, and a more elegant and stylish design. This discount is on the Silver and Black pair (although the latter is currently out of stock), with the Soapstone being a touch more expensive at AU$375.25. Just be sure to use the code PLUSF5 (if you're an eBay Plus member) at checkout to snag that extra discount.
Sony WF-1000XM3 |
AU$299 AU$174.80 on eBay (save AU$124.20)
Despite launching a few years ago now, the WF-1000XM3 are still unprecedented in the world of true wireless, noise-cancelling in-ear headphones. Offering six hours of gorgeous audio and insanely smart ANC, they're a great and compact way to get lost in your music. Right now, eBay Plus members can score a set in black for less using the code PLUSTI20.
Marshall Monitor II ANC |
AU$499 AU$319.20 from eBay (save $179.80)
If the Sony or Bose aesthetic isn't quite rock 'n' roll enough for you, then this pair of ANC cans should cut the mustard. Our colleagues at TechRadar called these "Marshall's best headphones yet", thanks to their super comfortable design, solid sound and hefty 45 hour battery life (and 5 hours on a 15-minute charge), so they can go the distance and match the best ANC sets on offer. Score them discounted using PLUSTI20 if you're a Plus member.
Huawei FreeBuds 4i + Huawei Band 4 |
AU$217 AU$141.60 on eBay (save AU$75.40)
For the EOFY period, Huawei is offering up a free Huawei Band 4 (valued at AU$59) when you purchase a pair of FreeBuds 4i – the company's affordable, noise-cancelling, true wireless AirPod alternative. For eBay Plus members, use the code PLUSTI20 to save even further on this deal and score the FreeBuds 4i in either Black or White.
Sennheiser Momentum Free |
AU$99.95 AU$59 on eBay (save AU$40.95)
Here at What Hi-Fi? we gave the Sennheiser Momentum Free a full five stars for its impressive clarity and powerfully dynamic performance, and now's your chance to score a sweet discount on the already super affordable wireless earbuds. Plus members just need to enter the code PLUSMOM to save.
TV & AV
With LG running its 2020 OLED models out the door to make room for this year's stock, you can score a huge discount on a very capable 55-incher. You can check out our partners over at TechRadar's 4.5-star LG BX OLED review) for all the reasons why this 'entry-level' TV is a great score for its price. Use the code PLUSCC1 at checkout to score this deal.
The most affordable option in Samsung's 2021 QLED range, the Q60A kicks the important goals with its 4K resolution and HDR10+ support. It's super slim and stylish despite its enormous 75-inch size, and for eBay Plus members its substantially discounted – just be sure to use the code PLUSCC1 at checkout.
Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-Ray player |
AU$299 AU$172 on eBay (save AU$127)
While it's been a few years since Sony released its BDP-S6700 4K Blu-Ray player, it's still an absolutely top-notch way to get yourself a device that plays this hi-res medium. We gave it a full five stars when it launched, and with the code PLUSTI20, eBay Plus members can score it for a tiny AU$172.
Yamaha YAS 109 soundbar |
AU$399 AU$276.80 on eBay (save AU$122.20)
Yamaha's YAS 109 soundbar is certainly on the budget side of the market, but that didn't stop our partners at Tom's Guide giving it 2020's award for best soundbar. The already cheap Yammy soundbar is even cheaper if eBay Plus members use the code PLUSTI20, so get amongst it if you're looking to add some lush sound to your TV.
Yamaha YAS 209 soundbar + subwoofer |
AU$649 AU$420.80 on eBay (save AU$228.20)
If the other Yamaha soundbar deal doesn't tickle your fancy, you may want the slightly higher-end YAS 209 soundbar with accompanying wireless subwoofer. We gave it a strong four star-review for its spacious, weighty sound, strong surround effects and clear dialogue. For eBay Plus members, use the code PLUSTI20 to score the savings.
Marantz NR1609 7.2ch AV receiver |
AU$1299 AU$799.20 on eBay (save AU$499.80)
In our glowing review of the Marantz NR1609, we celebrated this slimline AV receiver for its solid performance despite its compact size, great network capabilities, and all-round wealth of handy inclusions. If you use the code PLUSTI20 and are a Plus member, you can score a five-hundred dollar discount on this bad boy.
Denon AVR S750 7.2ch AV receiver |
AU$1399 AU$799.20 on eBay (save AU$599.80)
This 7.2 channel Denon AV receiver is oft-discounted, but a further 20% can be knocked off for Plus Members with the code PLUSTI20. You'll get support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby ATmos Height Virtualization, DTS:XTM, and DTS Virtual:X (among others) for a truly immersive cinematic experience, and for those wanting to stream music, it supports Spotify and Deezer as well as hi-res Tidal.
For those looking to kit out their home theatre audio in one fell swoop, this T Series 5.1 speaker package from Polk Audio is excellent value. The set comes packing a pair of T50 floorstanding tower speakers, a pair of T15 bookshelf speakers for the rear, a T30 central front speaker, and a PSW111 subwoofer to fill out those rumbling lows. While already discounted somewhat, eBay Plus members can use the code PLUSTI20 to score a further discount.
Pure Acoustics SN-10 Subwoofer |
AU$399 AU$183.20 on eBay (save AU$215.80)
If you're after a subwoofer to fill out those lows but aren't hellbent on spending top dollar, then the SN-10 from Pure Acoustics is a solid and affordable solution. While often discounted, the extra 20% offered by the code PLUSTI20 (for eBay Plus members) makes this cheaper than ever.
Sony PS-LX310BT turntable |
AU$399 AU$317.60 on eBay (save AU$81.40)
Sony's PS-LX310BT is a fully automatic turntable with Bluetooth and a surprisingly musical sound for its tiny price. If you're a Plus member you can make that price even tinier with the code PLUSTI20. Here at What Hi-Fi? we gave this unit a full five stars (Sony PS-LX310BT review), so check it out if you'd like to know just exactly why you should buy this sleek turntable.
Samsung's Galaxy S21 5G is one of the best handsets in the world right now, especially in the Android realm, so why not grab yourself a primo 5G-capable handset for a discount. For eBay Plus members, the handset is available in Purple, Pink, White and Grey colour options from AU$959 (128GB) when you use the code PLUS5G at checkout.
While Samsung has a new range out (the S21 series, see above for a good deal), the S20 Fan Edition (FE) is still on shelves to give shoppers the chance to get a more affordable Samsung flagship experience. Packing in much of what made the S20 great (like its 120Hz display and powerful processor) but cutting some other costs to slip in well under a grand. This discount comes on the 5G model, and is available in all colours. Plus members just need the code PLUSGALAXY.
UE Boom 3 |
AU$199.95 AU$133.60 at Sydney Mobiles eBay (save AU$66.35)
The UE Boom 3 has long been a favourite in Australia – the Bluetooth speaker's ruggedness and deceptively powerful audio make it great for grab-and-go situations like heading to the beach or a barbecue. Now, eBay Plus members can use the checkout code PLUSTI20 to snap up the Lagoon Blue model for a little over AU$133.
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom |
AU$599.95 AU$491.99 (save AU$107.96)
After the success of the Boom range, UE launched its biggest Bluetooth speaker to date – the Hyperboom (as its name may suggest) is a big unit and can pump some serious air. It's designed as a party speaker with its powerful bass, large volume, integrated smarts and borderline portability. By applying the code PLUSTI20, eBay Plus members can score one for the lowest current price in Australia.