Save big on your electronics with Amazon on Boxing Day.
Looking for tech sales on Boxing Day? Make sure you check out Amazon. The online retail giant is a techie’s heaven and it isn’t shy about participating in regular sales, from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the Boxing Day clicking blitz. If this year’s Black Friday is anything to go by (Amazon had sales on everything from Kindles and speakers to video games and clothes and was offering new deals every five or so minutes) then this year’s post-Christmas Amazon sale is going to go gangbusters. The catch? You’ll have to shop the American or UK stores as unfortunately the Australia store specialises in eBooks.
What products are usually on sale during Boxing Day and how good are the sales?
In 2014, Amazon’s online sales went through the roof, with the store attracting a record-breaking 10 million new Prime customers during the festive season. Its Boxing Day sales were one of its busiest days ever running across five days (December 23-29) and included discounts on DVDs, TVs, printers, headphones, chromebooks, fitbands, kitchen appliances, video games and sports equipment. The biggest discounts from last year include:
- 43% off RCA 32" TV
- 48% off Brother Business Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer
- 70% off Sennheiser HD598 Headphones
- 23% off Acer 11.6" Touchscreen Chromebook
- 59% off Crucial M500 Solid State Drive
- 72% off Seagate 4TB Expansion Back-up Drive
- 40% off Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
- 20% off Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
- 30% off or more on select KitchenAid attachments and accessories
- 35% off Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine
- 47% off LifeSpan TR4000i Fitness Folding Treadmill
What are the shipping rates to Australia?
Rates change depending on what item you’re purchasing and what method of delivery you opt for. Standard shipping prices are as follows:
|Product Category||Per Shipment||Per Item|
|Books, Software, Video Games, VHS videotapes||$4.99||$5.49*|
|CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl||$4.99||$1.99*|
|Jewelry & Watches||$4.99||$3.99|
|Kitchen, Home, Beauty, Personal Care, Cameras, Electronics||$4.99||$2.99/lb|
|Baby, Sports, Toys||$4.99||$3.99/lb|
|Video Games Consoles||$6.99||$2.99/lb|
|Any combination of the above items||$9.99||As above|
How can I keep my Amazon shipping costs down?
There are a number of ways you can reduce your shipping costs from the US to Australia. These include: Forwarding services: Parcel forwarding services allow you to forward your item from an address overseas to an Australian address for a fee. Depending on your item, this could work out cheaper for you than letting Amazon take care of it for you. Some parcel forwarding services include: Shipmate, Ship2me and Shipito. Buy in bulk: Amazon allows you to consolidate your items into a “shipment” as opposed to a cost per item, so if you have a few items you’d like to buy or if you bulk order with mates then you could reduce your shipping costs.