The Best non-Amazon Australian Black Friday Tech Deals in 2021: Telstra, The Good Guys and more

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As Amazon and eBay get ready for another rush on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, it’s easy to overlook the many other retailers and eCommerce sites with their own drastic price reductions. 

Here are some of the best (non-Amazon) deals we’ve seen going around for Black Friday 2021.


The Oppo X3 Pro 5GCredit: Oppo
The Oppo X3 Pro 5G

You'll find Black Friday phone deals just about everywhere in 2021, but as a major carrier Telstra is often the first and last port of call for those looking for a smart new device and accompanying plan. This year Telstra is giving customers the chance to save up to AU$600 on a range of phones, tablets, accessories and home Internet plans until November 29. 

Samsung premium smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21 5G are two such handsets on sale for thrifty shoppers. 

Some standout Telstra smartphone deals when you pair the device with a Telstra Upfront Mobile plan include:

Telstra Black Friday Tablet offers:


Google Pixel 6Credit: Google
Google Pixel 6

Optus also has Black Friday deals on a range smartphones and also internet plans. Samsung devices feature prominently, but if you're looking for something fresh, you might want to consider the newly released Google Pixel 6 which Optus is offering for AU$150 off the marked price, or the iPhone 13 mini which has been reduced by AU$300. 

Optus is offering these smartphone deals when combined with an Optus Choice Plus plan:

Optus has deals going on 4G and 5G Home Wireless plans as well as its Optus nbn plans (See below). 


Vodafone is offering an AU$600 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphones when paired with a Vodafone plan over 24 or 36 months. See below for links to these offers:

JB Hi-Fi 

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5i

JB Hi-Fi has a store-wide Mega Price Blitz sale from today until November 29th. Among the many discounts, it's offering up to 25 percent off Asus smartphones, up to 20 percent off Realme, Vivo and Motorola smartphones, up to 20 percent off laptops and gaming laptops, up to 30 percent off chromebooks, up to 30 percent off Zero X drones and more. 

The company also have half price deals on products like Garmin sport watches, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds and Sennheiser headphones. Some standout deals include:

Or visit the JB Hi-Fi website and search the deals. 

The Good Guys

Sony A80J 65-inch Bravia XR 4K TVCredit: Sony
Sony A80J 65-inch Bravia XR 4K TV

The Good Guys has been unlocking deals that run until November 30 since early last week, releasing cataloged updates each day. It has also slashed the prices on TVs, laptops, smartphones, earbuds and white goods. 

The Acer Aspire 5 laptop and Sennheiser HD 450T noise cancelling headphones have had their prices slashed by more than 40 percent. Some other standout deals include:

Or visit The Good Guys website and have a browse. 


Apple iPhone 13 miniCredit: Apple
Apple iPhone 13 mini

Kogan runs deals all year around, but Black Friday deals on products like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Apple AirPods Pro and Apple iPhone 13 mini are definitely worth checking out in 2021. 

In our review of the the Apple iPhone 13 mini we said "this is a super-powerful phone with a great screen and cameras in a highly portable chassis, and it has an awful lot to recommend it."

Some standout deals at Kogan include:

Or, head on over to Kogan to see more deals. 


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Roccat Essentials Gaming Pack

Mwave's current sale is not branded 'Black Friday' as such, but it consists of deals nonetheless. And, if you're thinking about building a new gaming rig, or want to treat yourself to a better monitor before Christmas, the online retailer's November Clearance Sale has some decent discounts.

A glance at the deal pages reveals big price drops on laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and on selected LG and Samsung monitors, such as the Samsung LC34H892WGEXXY 34-inch Ultra Wide QHD monitor. There are also some appealing deals on Thronmax microphones and DDR4 RAM. 

Some standouts at Mwave include:

Click through here to see more deals at Mwave.


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Acer has up to 40 percent off products on its online web store, Acer Online. The deals include laptops, desktops, displays and workstations. It has deals going on gaming computers like the Acer Nitro 5, as well as productivity laptops like the Acer Spin 3. 

Some standouts at Acer Online include:

See more Black Friday Acer deals at Acer Online. 

Seen any other great deals going this week? Let us know in the comments.

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