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Amazon Australia's Mid-Year Sale has officially ended, but there's still massive savings to be had.
Amazon dropped plenty of deals over a 10-day period, kicking off on May 28 and ending Sunday, June 6, with the online marketplace carrying deals over into this week to clear excess stock.
While the discounts on some items are excellent, Amazon has offered better prices during some of its other big sales, like during Prime Day and Black Friday. And, if rumours are true, then there's a bigger sale coming soon.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't shop right now. There are some seriously good deals available on Amazon Australia right now and we're pulling together a handpicked selection of the best ones to help you navigate the site.
Check out the very best deals still live from the Amazon Mid-Year Sale below.
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Computers and Tablets
Lenovo's Yoga 9i is a brilliant edition to its range of 2-in-1s. It’s outfitted with the latest specs, including an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It delivers phenomenal performance, and if you think that would come at the expense of battery life, you’d be wrong. Grab yourself a saving of 20% off RRP with Amazon.
Logitech MX Keys wireless keyboard |
AU$199 AU$165.60 on Amazon (save AU$33.40)
A great wireless keyboard with some very neat backlighting. The MX Keys has sensors in the keyboard which detect your hands, illuminating the keys when you start to type and dimming them again when you step away from the computer. And it connects wirelessly via Bluetooth, while charging via USB-C. Nab this neat saving when you buy from Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy A12 (128GB) |
AU$299 AU$247 on Amazon (save AU$52)
The Galaxy A12 is a super-cheap smartphone, and Amazon has just made it even cheaper for its Mid-Year Sale. It boasts a large 6.5-inch display, and on the rear is a four-camera array, including a 48MP main lens and a 5MP ultra-wide camera. Both the black and blue colours are discounted on Amazon, along with a range of other Samsung A-series smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A32 (128GB) |
AU$499 AU$394 on Amazon (save AU$105)
There's little not to like about the Samsung A32. It features a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz screen and great cameras on the rear – four in total. And for a budget phone, it snaps sharp, rich photos from all sensors too. Despite all this, battery life is impressively long. The A32 is now going cheap in black and violet on Amazon. Head to Amazon to see all the Samsung A-series phone discounts.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar |
AU$1,499 AU$898 on Amazon (save AU$601)
The Garmin Fenix 6 is one of the best multi-sport watches you can get, but it's rare to pick up one for much less than the RRP. Amazon has slashed the price of the Solar version of its premium wearable, saving you a massive AU$601. It’s got top-notch adventure tracking, GPS-based mapping and solar charging giving you up to 10.5 days of battery life in smartwatch mode for when you’re off the beaten path. Get advanced training metrics including running dynamics, heat-and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, recovery advisor and even surf session tracking. Get it in amethyst steel or light gold for AU$898.
Garmin Instinct Solar |
AU$699 AU$476 on Amazon (save AU$22)
If rugged is what you're after in a smart watch, the Garmin Instinct Solar is what you need. Built tough to withstand a range of environments, it comes with a fibre-reinforced polymer case and a chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display. Add solar charging, GPS and fitness tracking, and there's not much you could ask for. Save over AU$220 on the dark blue model today Amazon.
Jabra Elite 65t |
AU$119 AU$79 on Amazon (save AU$40)
They may not be the latest model, but these true wireless 'buds are great, especially for just AU$79 a pop. We've never seen them for a better price - and we don't expect to either. So if you're after a set of 'buds that offer great sound quality and a good degree of noise isolation, then these are worth every penny. Available in Gold Beige and Copper Black on Amazon.
Sennheiser HD 450BT |
AU$299 AU$169 on Amazon (save AU$130)
Already a much cheaper alternative to the Sony WH-1000XM4, you’ll save further still with Amazon’s discount on these Sennheisers. The HD 450BT's sound detailed and clear, with a nice, warm bass. Noise cancellation is decent, though not class-leading with some outside noise leaking in. Now discounted in both black and white on Amazon.
Shure Aonic 50 |
AU$599 AU$359 on Amazon (save AU$240)
This was audio specialist Shure's first wireless cans and, from what our colleagues over at What Hi-Fi have discovered, it was a pretty good effort. With impressive battery life, great sound (including good bass) and noise cancellation on board, these are strong performers if you're after a set of seriously good Shures. And the black and white sets are down to AU$359 apiece, while the brown model is a little more expensive at AU$369.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones |
AU$499 AU$346 on Amazon (save AU$153)
The latest WH-1000XM4 headphones are Sony's best when it comes to both ANC and audio, offering intelligent adaptive noise-cancelling and a pleasing, warm audio profile. While it's not the biggest price drop we've seen on these cans, it's not far off, so save yourself over AU$150 at Amazon now.
Bose QuietComfort true wireless earbuds |
AU$399.95 AU$299 on Amazon (save AU$100.95)
Bose has taken its expertise in noise-cancelling to the true wireless format with the QuietComfort Earbuds. They boast superbly balanced and exciting sound, along with impressive ANC capabilities. Available in Black for AU$299 at Amazon.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II |
AU$399 AU$286 on Amazon (save AU$113)
Grab a top-notch deal on the QuietComfort 35 II, which boast class-leading noise cancellation and balanced sound to should satisfy most listeners. They may not be the flagship offering from Bose, but they’re cheaper and come in a much more standard form factor. You’ll save AU$113 when you buy from Amazon in black or silver.
One of the best Bluetooth speakers around, the UE Boom 3 is especially good if you'd like a portable speaker you can use outdoors. That’s because it’s waterproof and dustproof with a sports rugged design which can withstand some knocking about. Audio quality and volume is impressive for its small size, too. If you’d like to make it yours, all colours are now discounted on Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus |
AU$299 AU$139.58 on Amazon (save AU$159.42)
You'll get an 11-hour battery life and support for iOS users in the Buds Plus. They also come with a dual-driver design which results in better sound quality compared to the original Galaxy Buds. These don’t have noise cancellation tech, but what the Buds Plus offer instead is a price point that’s easy on the wallet. Available for just AU$139.58 in black.
Bose Frames Rondo/Alto |
AU$299 AU$199 on Amazon (save AU$100)
With the launch of the newer Bose Frames, the price of the original audio sunglasses has been dropping. While Amazon has been consistently listing them for around the AU$230 mark, both the Rondo and Alto styles are down to just AU$199 – their lowest price that we saw during Black Friday 2020. With a battery life of 3 hours and personal sound that most people around you can't hear, these sunnies are actually pretty darn cool.
Home and Living
Russell Hobbs Slow Cooker 3.5L |
AU$49.95 AU$38 at Amazon (save AU$11.95)
If you're wanting to add slow cooking to your kitchen arsenal, this is a great entry-level appliance. Fitted with three heat settings,
you'll get a removable ceramic 3.5L bowl capable of making up to four servings. Add your ingredients, switch it on and let the slow cooker do the work. All for just over AU$30.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit |
AU$149.95 AU$98 at Amazon (save AU$51.95)
Grab yourself a generous AU$50 off this extremely fun living room take on Mario Kart, available in the Luigi-themed set (Mario is currently out of stock). If you're not across how it works: you control a real-life kart figurine in your home, which is the backdrop of the track you're playing on your console. Pretty clever, if you ask us.
Pulse 3D wireless headset for PS5 |
AU$159.95 AU$138 at Amazon (save AU$21.95)
Sony's first-party headset is an essential addition if you want to make the most of the PS5's incredible 3D audio. The Pulse 3D wireless headset boasts a 12 hour battery life, built-in mic, onboard controls, and plenty more.
Nintendo Switch console |
AU$469.95 AU$399 on Amazon (save AU70.95)
Save over AU$70 on the Nintendo Switch if you're brave enough to bite the bullet before the rumoured hardware upgrade hits the market later this year. You'll get this price on both the neon blue and red models, as well as the more reserved grey version.
Xbox Series S |
AU$499 AU$449 at Amazon (save AU$50)
This may not be the latest series, but it's still a damn fine way to enjoy games with more clarity, smoothness and speed than the last-gen had to offer. And it's the perfect device if you just want to dive into Xbox Game Pass.
PS4 Slim |
AU$439.95 AU$369 at Amazon (save AU$70.95)
If the PS5's tech doesn't impress you and you just want to dive into a huge catalogue of 1000s of games, the PS4 is still a mighty machine, and this is an excellent discount.
PlayStation Hits for as low as AU$10
If you're a fan of Sony's brilliant PlayStation Hits line, you'll know they normally go for around AU$25 a pop. But as part of the Amazon Mid-Year Sale you can get a wide selection for as little as AU$10. Whether you're still rocking a PS4, or you're lucky enough to have a PS5, there will be something of interest here, including:
God of War | AU$10
The Last of Us Remastered | AU$11
Gran Turismo Sport | AU$11
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition | AU$11
Uncharted 4 | AU$11
Ratchet & Clank | AU$11
Loads of PS4 games for cheap | starting from AU$10
Stock up on some of the last generation's biggest games, including all-time classics like The Last of Us Part 2, as well as great but less-celebrated VR offerings. Take note that a handful of these games, including Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2, also have performance modes on PS5.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon | AU$41
FIFA 21 | AU$19
Cyberpunk 2077 | AU$34
The Last of Us Part 2 | AU$28
Ghost of Tsushima | AU$38
Spider-Man: Miles Morales | AU$54
Death Stranding | AU$15
Days Gone | AU$19
Sackboy A Big Adventure | AU$59.95
Spider-Man | AU$17
Dreams | AU$17
DJI Osmo Pocket |
AU$599 AU$299 on Amazon (save AU$300)
As it has now been replaced by the DJI Pocket 2, the Osmo Pocket is available for an attractive price. This little camera puts video stabilisation in the palm of your hand, allowing you to shoot in silky smooth 4K at 60fps and slow motion video in 1080p at 120fps. Get it for more than 50% off when you buy from Amazon.
Canon EOS R5 (body only) |
AU$6,499 AU$5,358 on Amazon (save AU$1,141)
The most powerful camera Canon has produced to date, the EOS R5 is perfect for any kind of photography or 8K videography. Normally is comes at a steep price, but if you've been lusting after it, there's over AU$1,100 to be saved when shopping on Amazon right now. Get it before it disappears!
Canon has obviously done something right with the EOS 5D Mark IV as it remains one of best cameras available today, whether DSLR or mirrorless. Its cropped 4K and 61-point AF system might feel dated but that 30.4MP sensor is still excellent. And you can bundle it up with an excellent L-series piece of optic and still save over a grand and a half, which is one of the best prices we've seen on the kit.
If you don't need the lens, then the EOS 5D Mark IV body is also discounted down to AU$3,119 – a saving of AU$880 on the usual retail price.
During its Mid-Year Sale, Amazon is bundling its newest 4K version of the Fire TV Stick with the latest 4th-gen Echo Dot smart speaker . You'll save a total of AU$44 on the whole bundle. Add both products to your cart and use the code FIRETV134 at checkout to score the discount. Alternatively, you can save 15% on the total order if you buy two or more Fire TV Stick 4K's – use the code FIRETV15 for that bundle.