The EOFY 2018 shopping tips that will help you snag a bargain

Posted: 27 June 2018 3:42 pm News

With the mid-year sales in full swing, here are the best EOFY sales shopping tips straight from the mouth of a shopping expert.

The end of financial year sale period is one of the best times to snag a bargain. Don't believe us? Take a look at our end of financial year sales page to see just how many sales are on right now – there are hundreds. We've seen clearance offers of up to 70% off plus we've even seen extra discounts of up to 60% on top of clearance prices. Just look at Aussie favourite store BNKR which is offering an extra 60% off sale prices until 28 June.

With all these massive discounts across fashion, tech and furniture, it can be hard to know where to start. Especially when there are so many other sale events out there, like Click Frenzy, Vogue Online Shopping Night and Black Friday. But the end of financial year sales definitely deserve your attention and apart from staying across finder's best EOFY discounts on now, there are a few other tips you can follow to make sure you make the most of the tax-time sales. Emily Curlewis, resident shopping expert at PayPal, has shared her best tips for getting a bargain this end of financial year.

Emily says:

1. Look out for the best deals

During the mid-year sales, it can be difficult to know where to go online to get the best prices on the latest products. Never fear, PayPal has done the heavy lifting and has sourced the best savings in fashion, tech, family and homewares:

Fashion: Make sure to check out the deals at THE ICONIC, Boho Buys, Stylerunner, Samantha Wills and Design T-Shirts Store Graniph.

Tech: JB Hi-Fi, JustDrones, Dell and Harvey Norman are all slashing prices online this tax time. Snag a great deal on the latest Xbox, drone or tablet.

Family: Bag the perfect buy for the whole family, including the pooch with online sales at Peter Alexander, Jack & Willow, Peticular and Little Dreamer.

Home: Give your home a spruce up with mid-year sales now on at Adairs, Matt Blatt, Simple Style Co and west elm.

2. Don’t line up, sign up

If you have a favourite store, sign up to their mailing list to make sure you are the first to hear about their sales. Downloading apps for your favourite retail sites will also notify you of sales as soon as they are live.

3. Explore different marketplaces

Marketplaces like eBay have partnered with retailers to launch incredible sales and provide an easy way to compare different offerings on the same item.

4. Take advantage of free returns

Avoid the closet clutter and return those ill-fitting items with the help of PayPal’s Refunded Returns, which will refund the cost of returning items to any seller.

5. Go incognito

Don’t become a victim of dynamic pricing. Erase your cookies or use a private browser window to avoid websites bumping up the price based on your search history.

6. Check out like a champion

Take advantage of discount vouchers by signing up to services like Groupon. Also, first time sign-ups to email data bases often provide first purchase discount codes.

7. Keep it convenient

Did you know that over a third of Australians (37%) have abandoned an online purchase at checkout because they couldn’t be bothered to get off the couch to find their credit card? Transacting with a digital wallet means you’ll never have to get up again.

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