Live blog: Amazon Australia has launched

Jodie Humphries 5 December 2017 NEWS

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Amazon Australia has arrived just in time for Christmas.

After a very soft launch on 23 November and news that its flagship product the Amazon Echo wouldn't arrive in Australia until 2018 hope was lost of a pre-Christmas launch. Today in the early hours of the morning, however, Amazon Australia officially went live.

See the latest Amazon Australia news and price comparison.

Any eagle-eyed Twitter users could have predicted this impending launch as the official Amazon Australia Twitter account went live and tweeted:

Before this, the account had been unattached to Amazon's official branding and somewhat dormant.

What is actually cheaper on Amazon Australia?

Most Australians woke up to this news but some were online in the wee hours to see the slow rollout live:

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And with its launch came the price analysis and comparison, so how does Amazon Australia really stack up? They have some categories where they are offering savings including video games, fitness trackers and household cleaning products. In other categories, they still have some things to learn about the Australian market. And without Amazon Prime there is a still a huge gap between Australia and Amazon around the world. It is definitely exciting this shopping giant has arrived but most Australian's are still wary of whether it will live up to its hype. How Taylor Swift proves Amazon Australia isn't always cheaper.

Amazon Basics cables price comparison.

Amazon Australia has launched, here is what you need to know.

Despite the healthy scepticism, there was still a lot of love and happiness around the launch.

GPS systems price comparison.

Eyeshadow palettes price comparisons.

So what has everyone bought off Amazon?

Electric shavers price comparison

We are on top of the price comparisons!

Wearables price comparison The launch hasn't been without a few hiccups, for example, Amazon Fire TV stick is available in Australia vs Amazon pulls Fire TV stick from Australia. Whoops! UPDATE: Fire TV is now available in Australia. It might be a little while before all the kinks are worked out.

Food processors price comparisons. I guess Amazon doesn't have the best deals on everything.

Nice to find little easter eggs in the Amazon Australia code:

Local retailers are already feeling the heat from Amazon.

Can you get your groceries cheaper from Amazon Australia?

With Amazon Australia comes Amazon Help (@AmazonHelp) on Twitter:

Jigsaw puzzle price comparisons.

Hair styling tools price comparisons.

Home audio price comparisons.

Kettle price comparisons.

Microwave price comparisons.

Projector price comparisons. Amazon Australia is here for all your Christmas needs.

Electric toothbrush price comparisons.

There are still some teething issues, but that can always be expected.

Amazon may need to learn what cricket is in Australia:

Blu-Ray player price comparisons.

Aren't we all feeling a bit of this?

Some people found offence in some of the products not available on Amazon Australia.

Finding the positive side of Australia only just getting Amazon.

When Amazon Australia messes with your Christmas wish.

Can't go past Gerry Harvey's response to Amazon Australia.

On that note, we are leaving the live blog to go buy some useless items from Amazon Australia! Enjoy shopping!

Read more on Amazon Australia's launch here.

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