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The best Black Friday deals in Australia for 2018

Wallets at the ready, people.

By Jess Pullar

Gird your wallets, people - Black Friday is on our doorstep and it's about to get heated.

While the age-old annual sale-frenzy originated in America, Australians have fast taken to the hype, with plenty of retailers from Down Under now offering similar deals and slashing their prices for the 24-hour period.

This year, Aussies are tipped to spend a whopping $320 million as the masses flock to get bang for their buck on long-eyeballed purchases, and it comes at the perfect time with Christmas little more than a month away.

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The shopping frenzy of Black Friday is comparable to Boxing Day madness. *(Image: Getty)*
The shopping frenzy of Black Friday is comparable to Boxing Day madness. (Image: Getty)

And the best part? You don't even need to leave your couch to nab yourself a bargain - scrolling through the digi-sphere will garner you with the tools and insight into where your finances will be best placed.

The sale itself technically starts Friday midnight in the US, which means Aussie shopaholics will need to wait until 4pm tomorrow before the best deals go live.

And with that said, if you're after something specific, we've got you covered - keep scrolling as we round up the best Black Friday deals on the market.

Hit the shops in true Cher style this Black Friday - we won't judge! *(Image: Getty)*
Hit the shops in true Cher style this Black Friday - we won't judge! (Image: Getty)

The best fashion deals

A wise person once said 'with clothing comes happiness', and that wise person would be us.

Admittedly, it's easy to get sucked into a splurge as the seasons change and your wardrobe screams for a freshen up. In fact, research from ME Bank shows 85 percent of millennials have poor credit card habits, proving many of us are partial to the all-too-common shopping indulgence.

But the charming temptress known as Black Friday is here to help - these one-time deals could cover all your closet needs and more, without breaking the budget:

  • Myer: Offering 25 to 50 percent off selected items.
  • David Jones: Offering up to 60 percent off selected items.
  • Top Shop: Offering 50 percent off everything.
  • The Outnet: Offering up to 80 percent off selected items, use code: FINAL.
  • Cotton On: Offering 45 to75 percent off items.
  • Lorna Jane: Offering 30 percent off selected styles.
  • Pretty Little Thing: Offering 50 percent off everything, use code: HURRY50
  • The Iconic: Offering 30 percent off everything.
  • General Pants: Offering free express delivery on orders over $75

We can't deny ourselves a shopping splurge every once in a while! *(Image: Getty)*
We can't deny ourselves a shopping splurge every once in a while! (Image: Getty)

The best beauty deals

There's nothing quite like flawless skin and a perfectly winged-eyeliner, but trips to the beauty counter can be known to burn a contouring kit-sized hole in our wallets.

But fear not, beauty fiends, plenty of Australian cosmetic retailers have your back (and your face!) covered with Black Friday offerings that are tough to say no to.

And who are we to deprive ourselves from a darn good deal? Here are our top picks:

  • Sephora: Offering 15 percent off everything.
  • Priceline: offering 50 percent off cosmetics
  • Chemist Warehouse: Offering 50 percent off Swisse vitamins and skincare
  • GHD: Offering $50 off selected straighteners
  • Tarte: Offering 25 percent off everything, use code: VIP25
  • Charlotte Tilbury: Offering up to 40 percent off selected products.
  • Frank Body: Offering 20 per cent off site wide.

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The best tech deals

Black Friday isn't all about fashion and beauty - there's also plenty for our inner tech-nerds to delight over.

Given a lot of products from the tech-sphere can be on the pricier side (read: over $1,000), the likes of laptops and electronics are good investments - so what better time to take the plunge and purchase them than while they're on sale?

Here are some of the best deals in tech for Black Friday:

  • Dell: Offering up to 40 percent off selected laptops and 25 per cent of selected desktops.
  • Microsoft: Offering up to 15 percent off selected Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6's, and 20 per cent off Bose audio.
  • David Jones: Offering up to $1,000 off selected TVs.
  • JB Hi-Fi: Offering 15 percent off GoPro Hero, assorted sales across selected tech products.

The best home and lifestyle deals

When it comes to ease of living, we're all for a cheeky bargain be it from the supermarket to a homeware store. Luckily, this subsection of the retail industry is in no way exempt from the Black Friday madness.

These home and lifestyle deals for the shopping-frenzied day are perfect for making us feel like we have our lives together (which we nearly always do, right!?):

  • Woolworths: Offering hundreds of products half price in the household, health, beauty, freezer, chiller, deli and pet categories.
  • Kogan: Offering 42 percent off Dyson V7 Cord-Free Vacuum Cleaner, and other discounts to selected products.
  • Kikki K: Offering 30 percent off storewide.
  • Groupon: Offering up to 80 percent off recommended retail price.
  • OPSM: Offering 20 percent off everything.
  • Expedia: Offering up to 75 percent off selected hotels.
  • Intrepid Travel: Offering buy one get one free on Asia Adventure Cruises

  • Woolworths: Offering hundreds of products half price in the household, health, beauty, freezer, chiller, deli and pet categories.
  • Kogan: Offering 42 percent off Dyson V7 Cord-Free Vacuum Cleaner, and other discounts to selected products.
  • Kikki K: Offering 30 percent off storewide.
  • Groupon: Offering up to 80 percent off recommended retail price.
  • OPSM: Offering 20 percent off everything.
  • Expedia: Offering up to 75 percent off selected hotels.
  • Intrepid Travel: Offering buy one get one free on Asia Adventure Cruises