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Amazon's big yearly sale has long since ended, but that doesn't mean the savings have. There's still a huge range of Prime Day-quality deals live on the site, with some products seeing further reductions over the last few days.
So if you missed out on the actual sale, you might still be lucky enough to grab a great deal.
Prime Day officially ran for two days across June 21 and 22, but as we saw in 2019 and 2020, Aussie shoppers also had a third day of deals via access to US and UK discounts that ran until 5pm AEST on Wednesday June 23. That meant Australia got access to a massive 65 hours of deals.
Read on to see our pick of the best deals still left over from the biggest Amazon Prime sale of the year.
Amazon Prime Day 2021: Best Australian Deals
Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer (EH-NA65) |
AU$279 AU$183.20 (save AU$95.80)
Get a salon-quality blow dry with this affordable Panasonic hair dryer, available now on Amazon for 34% off. It keeps moisture locked in for a healthier, smoother hair. There are three speeds and four temperature settings, and it ships with three styling attachments.
Braun BT3240 Beard Trimmer |
AU$79 AU$58.58 (save AU$20.42)
The younger sibling to one of our favourite trimmers from Braun (the BT5260), this model is a great choice if you like to fine tune the length of your beard. The detachable combs and precision button allow for 39 different trimming lengths, making it the perfect affordable all-in-one beard and hair clipper. You'll get 80 minutes of runtime, a fully washable device and a bonus Gillette Fusion 5 ProGlide razor, all for a bargain price of AU$58.58.
If you need a trimmer to tackle hair from head to toe, the Philips Multigroom Series 7000 is a very competitive choice. With 12 attachments, self-sharpening blades and 120-minutes of cordless use, it's the only grooming tool you'll need. Shape your beard, hair and body hair with precision with lengths from 1mm to 16mm - and it's shower proof, too. It was available for over AU$74 for a short period of time, but if you missed that offer but still would like to get this trimmer, it's still discounted by 22%.
Laptops & tablets
Whether you're a student looking for an affordable laptop or you're just chasing a solid, portable computing solution, Chromebooks are a great option. Amazon is discounting a huge range of popular Chromebooks by up to 40%, including the ever-popular Lenovo Flex 5 and the IdeaPad Duet, so check out the full list of deals to see if any of them meet your needs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4-inch |
AU$379 AU$318 (save AU$61)
This Amazon Prime-exclusive deal was a bit more impressive with a hefty discount. But if you missed out, then this 16% off isn't too bad. While the specs aren't the most powerful out there, this is an incredibly affordable way to get yourself a beautiful big screen for watching videos, reading and browsing the web.
Prime Day is delivering the goods on the fragrance front, with massive discounts across big brand men's and women's scents. Prices have been slashed on Huge Boss, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Vera Wang, David Beckham, Katy Perry fragrances – and plenty more! but be quick, these deals are for a limited time only.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music |
AU$579 AU$339 (save AU$240)
Already a T3 award winner, the ultimate running watch just got even better with a bargain price tag for Prime Day. Without overcomplicating it, the Forerunner 245 Music boasts just the right amount of features for people who are getting into running, making it the watch that will suit most people. Get it in white, aqua, black for AU$339.
Garmin Instinct Solar |
AU$699 AU$445.29 (including delivery) (save AU$253.71)
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 more you could ask for. Available for AU$444 mark in the graphite flavour.
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Garmin Venu |
AU$649 AU$417.46 (including delivery) (save AU$231.54)
This brilliant sports watch first came out in 2019, and it’s now down to almost half-price for Prime Day. It’s got a bright AMOLED display, strong battery life and a full suite of fitness features to track whatever you can throw at it. There’s also offline music support, so you can leave your phone at home. Now over AU$230 off including delivery in granite blue/silver on Amazon.
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Amazon Echo Show 5 |
AU$129 AU$99 (save AU$30)
It was cheaper during Black Friday last year, and had a better price the last couple of days, but there's still a small discount to be had. It's a great stepping stone to setting up a smart home, or for just asking Alexa a few questions, follow recipes, listen to music and watch videos. And, at this price, makes for a pretty good gift too. You have a choice of the grey version or the sand colour, both at the same price.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) |
AU$59 AU$39 (save AU$20)
It was just AU$19 for two days but is now back to its usual discounted price of AU$39. Even then it's the cheapest big-brand smart speaker you can get right now! It's a generation old – with a fourth-gen model (listed below) available now – but it's still a great little Alexa speaker. It's the cheapest way to get into setting up a smart home and you can use it to stream to your favourite tunes without it taking up a lot of space in your home.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) |
AU$79 AU$59 (save AU$20)
Looking like it would fit right into a space-age setting, the all-new Echo Dot has had a complete redesign from its predecessor. But that's about all that's different about it. It's still a great little smart speaker with Alexa on board, and it was AU$40 off before. There's still AU$20 to be saved if you missed out earlier. Available in grey, a new white colour option, and a rather pleasing blue.
Nintendo Switch console |
AU$469.95 AU$379 (save AU$90.95)
Going cheaper than what it was during Amazon's Mid-Year Sale, the Grey Joy-Con version of the 2019 iteration of the Switch is discounted to under AU$380. You might want to get one quick if you've been keen as stocks are likely to run out fast at this price. The Neon version is also priced at AU$379, but is out of stock until July 7, 2021.
If you’re after some new games for your Nintendo Switch then you’re in luck, as a bunch of titles are heavily discounted for Prime Day. Some Switch game deals include:
Xbox Series S |
AU$499 AU$429 (save AU$70)
The latest generation of consoles are still super fresh on the market (and very rarely in stock), so seeing AU$70 off the Xbox Series S is certainly worth a look. It's not quite as powerful as the Series X, but if you're looking for a more compact and casual entry into the current generation of gaming, you should probably pounce on this opportunity.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller |
AU$99.95 AU$79 (save AU$20.95)
Let's be real for a moment: Joy-Cons get the job done, but they are absolutely no substitute for a proper Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. With excellent ergonomics, HD rumble, and built-in amiibo functionality, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is up there with the best console gamepads on the market. It was down to just AU$69 during a Lightning Deal but, in case you missed out, there's still a 21% discount available.
PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset |
AU$159.95 AU$138 (save AU$21.95)
The last couple of days, this headset was at its lowest price to date. That offer is no longer available but it's still discounted by 14% if you'd like to get your hands on it. It delivers solid stereo sound and a good quality mic, though we’re not fans of its plastic build quality. Still, it’s a no-fuss headset that works like a dream with the PS5.
A huge range of classic PS4 games are available for as little as AU$10 as part of Amazon Prime Day. If you're after more recent blockbusters, there are some discounts there as well, here are the highlights:
Ratchet & Clank | AU$9
The Last of Us Remastered | AU$10
Uncharted 4 | AU$9
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition | AU$9
God of War | AU$9
Watch Dogs: Legion | AU$28
Ghost of Tsushima | AU$68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla | AU$44
Canon EOS R5 (body only) |
AU$6,999 AU$5,273.92 (save AU$1,725.08)
The headline-making EOS R5 is an expensive beast but it justifies the cost in its performance. But there's no need to pay full price when you can go click-happy for less. At under AU$5,300, this is a pretty good deal if you've been lusting after Canon's flagship full-framer.
Canon EOS R6 (body only) |
AU$4,499 AU$3,458 (save AU$1,041)
If you don't need the high-res sensor and 8K video capabilities of the EOS R5, then the EOS R6 is definitely on top of our list of the best mirrorless full-framers. It's also a lot more affordable as compared to its high-res sibling. And now cheaper by almost a grand for the body alone.
Yamaha SR-C20A soundbar |
AU$299 AU$199 (save AU$100)
The SR-C20A is an affordable and compact soundbar. We gave it a full five stars in our review for having truly impressive audio quality, and hitting enough right notes to be one of the best cheap soundbars you can buy. And now it's even cheaper on Amazon, at just AU$199 this Prime Day.
Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system (3-pack) |
AU$499 AU$349 (save AU$150)
This mesh networking kit promises to eliminate wireless dead zones and spread speedy Wi-Fi 6 access across your entire home. It had a AU$200 discount for the first two days of Prime Day, but even at the current 30% it's an absolute steal for this kind system. It also integrates Zigbee smart home hub capabilities, so it can be used to centrally monitor and control a whole range of smart home gear, like lights, sensors, security and more.
Fire TV Stick 4K |
AU$99 AU$84 (save AU$15)
The Fire TV Stick is usually gets discounted through the year, but it was at its cheapest during Prime Day's first two days. Still, at this price, you're getting the latest version of this neat streaming device. With impressive 4K Ultra HD quality and new Alexa Voice remote with TV controls, it'll transform your viewing experience. And if you've got other Amazon devices, you can link them to your Fire TV to let Alexa take the reins.
There's AU$10 off on last year's Lite version of the Fire TV Stick, with the price dropped to just AU$49. But if you want the best picture quality, splash a bit more for the 4K option.
Sony HT-RT40 5.1 Home Cinema system |
AU$699 AU$479 (save AU$220)
For a more affordable way to bring your TV's audio into the world of surround sound, this Sony package offers a compact and elegant 5.1-channel solution. The central soundbar offers a centre, front-left and front-right audio setup, while the two tall-boy rear speakers fill out the surround setup and the sub brings the deep, rumbling immersion to life. While it was a little over half price over the last couple of days, there's still a very decent 31% off right now.
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless |
AU$599 AU$459 (save AU$140)
With solid noise cancelling, convenient features like auto-pause, and the superbly clear audio that Sennheiser is known for, these Momentum 3 Wireless headphones are a great set of cans. Amazon had discounted both the black and the cream models by a massive $417, but they're a bit more expensive now. Still 23% off though. And don't worry if the sale listing doesn't mention that they're the 3rd-gen models, we checked the model number (M3 AEBT XL) to be sure that they are.
The Bose SoundSport Wireless earbuds are often discounted – by almost half during Prime Day. While this price isn't the best, it's still an affordable Bose option. Our sister site What Hi-Fi? are big fans of these sports-centric buds, giving them a full five stars in their review for their comfortable fit, fun sound and solid wireless performance. Score a pair yourself today in black, white, or blue.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 |
AU$599 AU$376 (save AU$223)
Boses's premium and elegant flagship ANC cans are almost half price on Amazon at the moment, available in Black and Silver. Designed for comfort and style, these headphones provide the best ANC the company has to offer, solid call quality, and a well-balanced, clear audio.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones |
AU$499 AU$330 (save AU$153)
Sony's latest WH-1000XM4 headphones are the company's best when it comes to both ANC and audio. They offer excellent adaptive noise-cancelling and a pleasing, warm audio profile – the combo of which makes for a cosy audio blanket. The black set gets a big discount at AU$330.
The QuietComfort Earbuds are Bose's rival to the likes of the Sony WF-1000XM3, and really compete in the noise-cancelling to the true wireless market. The boast superbly balanced and exciting sound, along with impressive ANC capabilities. Available in Black or Soapstone for AU$317 at Amazon.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II |
AU$399 AU$285 on Amazon (save AU$114)
It wasn't so long ago that the QuietComfort 35 II was the king of the wireless ANC headphone market. Now a little older, we regularly see them discounted at this stage. But this is still an exceptional price on quality audio and noise-cancelling. You’ll save AU$114 when you buy from Amazon in black or silver.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 |
AU$499 AU$369 (save AU$130)
These true wireless buds from Sennheiser – one of our favourites – were going real cheap with over 60% off. While not quite as steep a discount, there's still 26% off on these lightweight, comfortable and great-sounding 'buds available in either black or white.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite |
from AU$199 from AU$179 (save AU$20)
It's the most popular ereader in the world and rightly so – it's got a great screen, is pretty responsive, features an adjustable front light, waterproofing and an easy-to-use interface. And it's also quite affordable. While you're not getting that impressive price AU$149 any longer, there's still AU$20 to be saved on the 8GB Kindle Paperwhite, the 32GB model and the 32GB LTE version.
Philips Airfryer Premium XXL |
AU$399 AU$299 (save AU$130)
If you're keen to get into air frying, why not start with the best? The Philips Airfryer Premium XXL has a 1.4kg capacity, so it’s big enough to cook for the whole family. It gets the job done quickly and, without the need for a large amount of oil, it’s far healthier than regular pan frying. The white model is discounted for Amazon Prime Day.
This is the Instant Pot that not only pressure cooks, slow cooks, sautes and whatever else the Instant Pot can do, while also being able to air fry. There are a whopping 11 programs to chose from here, in an appliance that has several built-in safety mechanisms. It even promises to preheat quickly and reduce cooking time by 70%. It's available to everyone at a discounted price of AU$269.
- Amazon Music Unlimited: Get four months free with unlimited access to more than 70 million songs ad-free. Renews at AU$11.99/month thereafter. New subscribers only with anytime cancellation.
- Kindle Unlimited: Prime members who haven’t tried Kindle Unlimited can get a 3-month Kindle Unlimited free trial. AU$13.99/month thereafter with anytime cancellation.
- Audible: Prime members who haven’t tried Audible can get a 3-month free trial, including two audiobooks of their choice in their first month then one every month, a bonus monthly audiobook chosen by Audible’s editors, and unlimited access to hundreds of hours of audio. AU$16.45/month thereafter with anytime cancellation.
- Prime Video : Prime members and Amazon customers in Australia can rent selected movies for AU$2.99 or less on the Prime Video Store from 12AM AEST on Friday June 11 until 11.59PM AEST on Tuesday June 22.
WHEN IS AMAZON PRIME DAY 2021?
Amazon Prime Day 2021 was confirmed by Amazon back in March, before June was locked in as the month sales will take place. The online marketplace will be slashing prices in Australia on June 21 and 22. Prime Day began at 12AM AEST today (Monday June 21) with local deals running for 48 hours until 11:59PM AEST on Tuesday June 22.
On top of that, deals from the UK and US will be available on Amazon Australia through Amazon Global Store until 5pm AEST on Wednesday June 23 - which means Aussie Prime members get access to a massive 65 hours of deals.
Back in April, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky confirmed Prime Day 2021 would take place in June. According to CNET, the choice of June was to avoid the impact of the Olympics and transportation slowdowns in July. An Amazon representative gave a statement saying: "We're excited for the return of Prime Day and look forward to providing our members with incredible savings, while investing in opportunities for our small business selling partners and continuing to ensure the safety of our employees."
Last year, Amazon Prime Day 2020 ran over Tuesday 13 October and Wednesday 14 October, moving from its traditional July date but keeping to its duration of two days, that duration being a precedent Amazon set with Prime Day 2019.
Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals: what to expect
According to Amazon, this year's Prime Day will offer incredible savings across tens of thousands of products from beauty to consumer electronics, fashion, home improvement and tools, luggage, pantry food and drink, toys, video games and more.
Prime members will be able to access deals across big brands, such as Bosch, Calvin Klein, Fitbit, Lacoste, Lego, Lenovo, L’Oreal, Nintendo, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Yamaha as well as small local businesses, including Zenify and Meluka Honey.
When predicting the best deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021, one thing is a given: expect Amazon's own devices to get some hefty discounts. That means devices such as the Echo Dot and Echo Show, Fire TV Stick, Fire Tablets, Blink security cameras and Kindles will likely get the sort of price cuts you only see at Amazon a few times a year – those times including Prime Day and Black Friday.
You won't see deals on Google's Nest smart speakers at Amazon over Prime Day as Amazon doesn't sell them, but you can expect to see Google devices get discounted at competing retailers who run their own Prime Day alternative sales.
Other Prime Day deal regulars are electric toothbrushes, 4K TVs, wireless headphones and speakers, so expect discounts from brands including Apple, Bose, Philips, Sony, Shark, Samsung and others.
For Amazon Prime Day 2021 Lightning Deals, Amazon set out its criteria for Amazon sellers who want their deals to be included, so while that does not tell us what products to expect it gives us a clue as to the savings and the quality bar. Those Prime Day 2021 Lightning Deals criteria are:
1. At least 20% or approx. AU$80 less than the current site price.
2. Must match/beat the lowest price of the year.
3. Strong sales history.
4. 3.5+ star rating.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 recap
Amazon Prime Day 2020 featured more than one million deals globally throughout the two-day event, from top brands including Philips, Toshiba, Nescafe, Lego, Nintendo, Shark, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Le Creuset and many more.
In Australia, shoppers snapped up deals across every category, with some highlights including:
- Amazon Echo Show 8 | AU$159 on Amazon (RRP AU$229, AU$70 saving)
- Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$399 on Amazon (RRP AU$599, AU$200 saving)
- Nintendo Switch + Minecraft | AU$409 on Amazon (RRP AU$509, AU$100 saving)
- Samsung T5 2TB portable SSD | AU$363.66 on Amazon (RRP AU$615, AU$251.34 saving)
- Acer Swift 3 14-inch ultrabook | AU$899 on Amazon (RRP AU$1,100, AU$201 saving)
Other popular products among Aussie shoppers included Philips Hue Smart Lighting, Skin Care from Weleda, and Palmolive.