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 does Amazon sell?
Absolutely everything. Amazon is a mecca for all things being part online department store, part marketplace. Its famous for offering rare books and for offering its brand-name tech, like the Amazon Kindle and the Amazon Echo.
Does Amazon have Boxing Day sales?
Yes! Amazon loves a good excuse to host a sale and has been participating in Boxing Day sales for a number of years now. It’s a good bet that the online store will be having Boxing Day sales in 2016, too. Image: Items in Amazon's Cyber Monday 2015 sale
What Amazon Boxing Day sales and promo codes are there?
Last year Amazon UK released its Boxing Day sales at 4pm on Christmas Day (yes, they started early) so while the store hasn’t yet released its Boxing Day deals you’ll likely get wind of them the day before. Want to be reminded of the sales when they happen?
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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
Is the Amazon Boxing Day sale worth it?
Something you should keep in mind when purchasing from Amazon are the shipping costs. They’re really what makes or breaks a sale to Australia. If you’re a Prime customer and are delivering your item to a US-address, then your shipping costs are taken care of. If, like many Australians, you’re not a Prime member and aren’t delivering to an Australian address, you’ll incur a shipping and handling fee to Australia. These fees differ depending on the item you’re getting delivered, how quickly you’d like it delivered and what import fees might be tacked onto your purchase. You’ll be advised what delivery costs your purchase will incur before completing your purchase with Amazon, so consider carefully how much your budget is for your item and make sure the final price fits within it to make the sale worth your while.
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.