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Boxing Day computer sales 2019

Get a head start on the new year by upgrading your computer this Boxing Day.

Computers are an essential part of modern life, so much so that not owning one can put you at a significant disadvantage in work and school environments. The problem is that computers aren't exactly cheap, even with all the advances in low-cost, power-efficient technology over the years.

Boxing Day provides a welcome reprieve from this trend. Big discounts across PCs, laptops and computing accessories are commonplace, with brands like Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft often slashing hundreds or even thousands of dollars off their popular systems. If you've been eyeing off a Microsoft Surface tablet, a Lenovo 2-in-1 or a beefy Dell XPS gaming rig, Boxing Day is the time to take the plunge.

We've hunted down a selection of top Boxing Day computer deals and listed them in the table below:

Boxing Day computer deals 2018

Product Retailer Original price Discounted price Discount Buy it
Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Dell $1899 $1139 40.02% Go to site
Inspiron 13 7000 laptop (i7-8550U,16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Dell $2298.99 $1378.99 40.02% Go to site
HP X0H52PA 15" Laptop (AMD A6-9210, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD) Amazon $777.03 $582.99 24.97% Go to site
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 PC Microsoft Store $1399 $1099 21.44% Go to site
ASUS ZX553VD ROG Strix Gaming Laptop (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB RAM) Amazon $1649 $1318.99 20.01% Go to site
MSI Trident 3 Gaming PC (i5-7400, 6GB GTX 1060) Amazon $1899 $1518.99 20.01% Go to site
Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop (i5-8300H, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050) Amazon $1491.05 $1193.99 19.92% Go to site
MSI Aegis 3 Gaming PC (i7-8700, 16GB RAM, 6GB GTX 1060) Newegg $1993.20 $1610.40 19.21% Go to site
MSI Infinite Gaming PC (i5-8400, 8GB RAM, 4GB GTX 1050 Ti) Amazon $1649.23 $1367.99 17.05% Go to site
Inspiron 5680 Gaming PC (i7-8700, 16GB RAM, 6GB GTX 1060, 128GB SSD) Dell $1998.99 $1698.99 15.01% Go to site
Dell G7 15 laptop (i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, 6GB GTX 1060, 128GB SSD) Dell $2199 $1869 15.01% Go to site
XPS 8930 Gaming PC (i7-8700, 16GB RAM, 8GB GTX 1070, 256GB SSD) Dell $2499.01 $2124.01 15.01% Go to site
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 i5 128GB 8GB The Good Guys $1497 $1,273 15.00% Go to site
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB M 4GB The Good Guys $1127.80 $959 15.00% Go to site
Canon Pixma TS5160 Home Printer Target $99 $84.15 15.00% Go to site
iBUYPOWER Slate 055A Gaming PC (Ryzen 2700X, 16GB RAM, 8GB RTX 2070) Newegg $2301.20 $1995.40 13.29% Go to site
Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina 1.6GHz Core i5 128GB The Good Guys $1847 $1664 10.00% Go to site
Apple 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K Display 3.4GHz The Good Guys $2197 $1979 10.00% Go to site
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop Amazon $3299 $2999 9.09% Go to site
Razer Blade Stealth RZ09-02393E31-R3B1 Laptop Microsoft Store $2399 $2199 8.34% Go to site
ASUS VivoBook Flip 12 Laptop Amazon $370.20 $339.99 8.16% Go to site

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Best places to shop for computers and laptops on Boxing Day

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Which retailers will offer computer deals on Boxing Day?

Judging by past years, a lot of Aussie tech retailers will be participating in the Boxing Day sales by discounting a variety of computers, laptops and accessories. Some of the big retailers to keep an eye on include:


What computers will be on sale?

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If retailers follow the trends established by recent sales such as Black Friday, we're likely to see some pretty big discounts across a wide range of computers and laptops. Pre-built PCs from brands like Dell, Lenovo and HP as well as custom-built systems from retailers like Newegg, PC Byte and mwave are almost certain to receive big price cuts, as are name-brand laptops from companies like Razer, Asus and Acer.

Apple's MacBooks are also likely to go on sale, along with its extensive range of iPads (especially older models). Expect Microsoft to offer big discounts on its entire Surface line, including Surface laptops, Surface tablets and the new Surface Go.


What do the different retailers offer?

Price isn't the only factor when deciding where to shop on Boxing Day. Shipping and returns policies are also worth considering, as is the quality of customer service should anything go wrong with your purchase.

We've outlined the shipping and returns policies for a few of the bigger tech retailers below:

Free shipping

  • Amazon: Orders of $49 or more fulfilled by Amazon AU come with free standard delivery. Amazon Prime members receive free expedited delivery on all orders fulfilled by Amazon AU, regardless of cost.
  • Catch.com.au: Free shipping for Club Catch members on eligible orders of $45 or more.
  • Appliances Online: Free shipping to most metropolitan areas and some regional centres.
  • Lenovo: Shipping is free of charge in Australia.
  • Dell: Delivery costs are part of the sticker price.
  • Microsoft Store: Free shipping for all orders Australia-wide.

Accepts change-of-mind returns

  • Microsoft Store: Eligible products bought between 27 October and 31 December can be returned free of charge until 31 Jan 2019. Products must be returned in the same condition they were shipped. Boxed software and video games can only be returned if their seal is still intact.
  • Amazon: New, unopened items fulfilled by Amazon AU can be returned within 30 days of delivery.
  • Lenovo: Return your product as you received it, in its original packaging, within 7 days of delivery.
  • Dell: 15-day returns if you change your mind, so long as the product is in as-shipped condition.
  • Appliances Online: You can arrange for your appliance to be exchanged for a similar product within 14 days of delivery or return it for a credit towards your next appliance purchase.
  • Dick Smith: Accepts change-of-mind returns within 14 days of purchase on Dick Smith exclusive brands.
  • JB Hi-Fi: Returns are accepted if the product is unused with original packaging and returned within 30 days.

No change-of-mind returns

  • Catch.com.au: Only accepts returns if product is faulty.
  • Grays Online: Only accepts returns on items purchased at buy-it-now prices.
  • Harvey Norman: Only accepts returns if product is faulty.
  • Dick Smith: Doesn't accept change-of-mind returns on non-Dick Smith exclusive brands.
  • The Good Guys: Only accepts returns if product is faulty.

Guarantees and warranties

Under Australian consumer law, you are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

If you receive a product and it's damaged or faulty, you are entitled to a full refund or exchange. If you have trouble obtaining a refund for a faulty product, refer to the guidelines from the ACCC.


Should I buy online or in-store?

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These days, it makes more and more sense to shop online during sales events like Boxing Day. Not only do you avoid the crowds, you have the convenience of comparing prices from multiple retailers quickly and easily, plus you can seek out reviews to better inform your buying decision.

Shopping online is especially valuable when purchasing a new computer or laptop, as you have far more retailers and products to compare. Custom-built PCs, for instance, aren't sold in-store, so online is the only way to order them. The same goes for many high-end pre-built PCs and laptops.

There is something to be said for legging it around your local computer stores, though. Retailers occasionally offer in-store-only deals better than anything you can find online, plus there's always a chance of haggling a salesperson down or getting them to throw in a few extra goodies to close the sale.

The other big benefit of braving the Boxing Day crowds is the simple fact that you can take your new computer, laptop or tablet home then and there. Online orders can take days or even weeks to arrive, especially during the busy holiday season, so if you don't want to wait to take your new toy for a spin, shopping in-store might be the best option.


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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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