Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming in hot! Time to score the hottest electronic gadgets in time for the holiday season. Don’t forget to shop for your friends and family too — show them your love and appreciation through presents!
For most Kiwis shoppers, their most common choice is to buy locally at a retail or online store. However, a recent study conducted by Expatistan found that Kiwis are likely to pay 4% more than what Aussies pay for the same product and services!
Take a look at this side by side price comparison of the latest gadgets in New Zealand and Australia. Before proceeding, do note that all the prices listed in this article are in NZ dollars. Australian prices are converted to NZ dollars.
Kiwis living in OZ are in great shock whenever they come back home. One fresh broccoli costs $3.69 each in New Zealand supermarkets. For this price, you can get four of the same fresh pieces in Australian supermarkets, with a change of over 20 cents!
This big price difference also translates to gadgets! A standard Canon EOS 1300D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm lens costs $799 in New Zealand, while $533 in Australia. Similarly, a pair of Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Over-Ear Headphones costs $799.95 in NZ, while $543 in OZ — that’s more than 45% difference!
Before shopping for the latest gadgets in the biggest sale events of the year, it’s essential to know how much you can save when buying in Australia. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of the list of the most popular gadgets for 2020 and their prices in both countries.
|Price in NZ||Price in OZ||Price difference|
|Dell G7 17 (7700) | i7 Gaming Laptop||Starting at $2,249.01||Starting at $2,070.84||$178.17 (8.6%) difference|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (256GB)||$1,699.00||$1,592.71||$106.29 (6.67%) difference|
|Apple AirPods Pro||$449.00||$423.94||$25.06 (5.91%) difference|
|Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||$349.00||$338.94||$10.06 (2.97%) difference|
|Nintendo Switch Lite||$379.95||$350.58||$29.37 (8.38%) difference|
|Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)||Starting at $69.00||Starting $62.69||$6.31 (10.07%) difference|
|Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones||$599.00||$327.00||$272.00 (83.18%) difference|
|Dell 27-inch Monitor: S2721HN||$349.00||$308.12||$40.88 (13.27%) difference|
|Samsung 65" Q60T 4K Smart QLED TV||$2,499.00||$2,013.47||$485.53 (24.11%) difference|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm||$549.00||$528.07||$20.93 (3.96%) difference|
Note that all these prices aren’t inclusive of shipping, GST, and other charges. These are also the recommended retail prices, meaning it may get a big markdown during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Most Kiwis would think of buying products in Australia, and just ship it to their NZ address. This may seem easy, but it’s actually more complicated than that. Most OZ websites don’t directly ship to NZ. The best possible workaround is to ship the item with the standard postage of 20kgs, which costs $20 in Australia Post.
Otherwise, ask your friend or family living in OZ to buy you the gadgets you want, then simply pay it later. You can also order the item yourself, and have it delivered to your relatives’ OZ address. Afterwards, have them send the items through the local post office. While the process may take longer, it’s worth the trouble as you can score the items for half their prices in NZ.
If you don’t have relatives living in NZ, your best option is to wait for the incoming sale! While it may not be as low as you can score in Australia, it’s still a great bargain with 10% or even 50% off! Some brands also offer discount points and vouchers, so make sure to check those out before checking out your cart!
Check out as soon as the clock strikes twelve on Black Friday! Many Kiwis are waiting for this sale season to buy early holiday gifts for themselves, families, and friends. Stocks may run out fast, so be quick to check out your online cart!
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