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20% off Selected Back to School Tech Items @ eBay

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Seems like a new ebay promotion for back to school :) Although there are quite a few which kids probably don’t use!

Examples include:

Dyson V8 Absolute for $599.20 @ Bing Lee eBay.

Brevile Smart Grinder Pro for $159.20.

UE Megaboom for $199.20 C&C.

The code applies to any items on the linked page.

As always, enjoy!

https://pages2.ebay.com.au/Buyer_coupons/pupil

“Selected Items” means items displayed at: https://www.ebay.com.au/rpp/sales/Backtoschooltech23012018
Only 3 transactions per person during the Offer Period.
The total discount is capped at $1000 per transaction.

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  • +27 votes

    Xbone S. ROFL.

  • +6 votes

    So I am supposed to buy an Xbox for my kid for going to school?

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    Are toasters a back to school item?

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    Thanks OP, new Tennis bag and Laptop Power Supply coming my way!

  • +7 votes

    They can call it whatever they want. 20% is 20%.

  • +4 votes

    Send your kid back to school with the MSI Dominator pro gaming laptop, now 20% off.

  • +1 vote

    Great deal on the MacBook Pro!

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282768673735

  • +1 vote

    Buy a Dyson to suck all the toys over the floor after sending the kids back to school.

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    Grabbed a dyson v8. Not the cheapest over time but acceptable. Thanks op for posting :)

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    No surface book 2 argh

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    Surface book performance base worth it? Or is there a better alternative? I just need an all-round laptop.

    • +2 votes

      I have an og Surface Book for work. Whilst the specs are awesome the screen scaling in Windows 10 is diabolical, although gets better with every new build. I would save your pennies and get a Dell XPS or Lenovo Yoga, nice machines. If you want the bling get a Macbook and enjoy proper screen scaling and the feeling of dread you are stuck in the Apple machine for life.

      If it's gaming performance you are after I think the Dell Inspiron laptops are good value for money.

    • +2 votes

      I had a 1st generation Surface Book.

      Pros:
      - comes with pen
      - looks nice
      - well balanced
      - fast enough for most things

      Cons:
      - got really hot
      - 6th generation i7 CPU meant middling battery life (also, did you know, the surface book 2 has proper 4 core i7 CPU's in it)
      - SB2 has no fan in the top section, i guess this means they've got a better way to sort out heat issues (or maybe not)

      For the money ($1600) and the nice screen I think its a winner.

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        Cheers yeah 1.6k seems alright for a good built laptop. Cause new gen will cost 3k plus or so! What laptop you use now?

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          ACER Predator 15.6" laptop. I bought it for about $2k about a year ago. It was redonk value.

          • 32gb ram
          • 512gb nvme ssd storage
          • i7 something
          • 2tb magnetic hdd

          Clearly a different league than the sbook though.

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          I didnt realise it was 1600$ !!

          Prob not a bad pickup then given the spec. Mine was $3800 :) The pen is still sitting in the box in a drawer :) I rarely use it without the k/b attached, altho you can flip the screen to the back which is nice if you have it plugged into another screen. The screen is fantastic tho…. Just a shame M$ are still struggling with screen scaling.

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          @Rollins:

          I'll hold off for now, I think there are more deals to come for other contenders - DELL XPS and post below - that ultrabook is cheap! XD

          macrocephalic 1 hour 32 min ago
          I think this is the pick of the deals: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182974684853

          ~$775 for an i5/8gb/256ssd ultrabook.

          Edit: Oh, I didn't look close enough, it's refurbished. Still a good price, but not the bargain I thought.

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          @czz:

          I have Surface Book 1 (base model - picked up from HN for $998 -ex demo, core i5 gen6, 8gb ram, 128gb ssd).

          Also have the following at home (my wife + kid).
          XPS13 (c2016) 4K screen
          XPS15 (c2016) 4K screen
          XPS13-2-in-1 (returned due to constant voltage throttling when using external monitors)
          Surface Pro 3
          Surface Pro 2
          Surface Pro 1
          Macbook Air 13" (2015 model).

          I find the screen scaling on the SB at 200% is okay.

          Upstairs I run 2 x U2515H external monitors and a Kogan 27". I find the 150% scaling on the U2515H is okay. The 100% on the Kogan is fine. I have the U2515H daisy chained and either plug into the surface dock, or the TB16 for the dell devices.

          It's more or less the same across the board (across the XPS13 and SP range). There are some apps that don't scale well, but the problem is the same across the board.

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          @jimbo jones: dam that's alot of laptops X)

          Which do you like?

          1.6k could buy me a decent laptop and iPad X) hold off for now.

          What you think about Chromebooks? Once they app store is no longer beta it seems like a iPad and budget laptop killer.

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          @jimbo jones: Yeah it's fine with a monitor. But I use Hyper-V and RDP a lot for work and its pretty much un-useable as it doesn't scale and that res is very small :) Skype is also a pain. It's a nice screen tho.

          What do you think about the Surface Book vs the XPS 13/15 ?? My Wife also has Surface pro, which I wouldn't go to. Have a Macbook pro 13 also, with Windows 10 so it's useful :) I was thinking of going to an XPS next.

        • +1 vote

          @Rollins:
          We only have the 4K XPS laptops.
          You are going to get scaling issues on both if you RDP to 2008 servers.
          Supposedly 2012 and later do scaling. I found it okay RDP to servers. Not sure what causes the stuff not to scale.

          Most of my meetings are Skype for Business and Zoom and I find the screen resolution is okay.

          BTW, I don't really use the old Surface Pros much. The 2 had 8gb and 256gb ssd. The SP1 and SP3 had only 128gb ssd, which is a bit tight for normal work.

          I like the XPS13 as I travel and the size is good. But I travel overseas with the SB1 and don't take anything else (apart from my work laptop with VPN and all the corporate stuff).

          Because I have external monitors at home, the laptop screen size don't make a big deal. The XPS15 has the best CPU (fully I7 vs 15w I7 on the XPS13). The XPS13-2-in-1 had a Y7 (which was limited to 4.5W and power throttled when running more than one external screen. Throttling drops the cpu to 600mhz for extended periods of time.

          The Surface Book 1 screen is really nice.
          The keyboard is better than the XPS13 and the touchpad is good. The XPS13/15 don't have pen support, but the touch screen is okay on all.

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      Have you pulled the trigger? I'm tempted myself. $1600 seems like a good deal.

      Anyone have one and can comment on performance and occasional gaming?

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    2 x LG 27" screens for $350 pickup. Thanks OP

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    No AirPods.

    Damn.

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    Any good TV deals <$500? Also need some Lounge couch and a dining table set. I feel bad taking advantage of this deal which is meant for kids, oh well~~

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone have any experiences with this Tiger rice cooker?
    Will be $240 after discount. Model number JAX-S10A
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162654349886

    • -2 votes

      In all honesty a $20 one can be just as good.

    • +2 votes

      I have one very similar. Been going to for 10 years, will go for another 30.

      If you cook rice a few times a week then go for a quality Tiger rice cooker. If you cook rice once a fortnight then get the cheap option.

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      I can't comment on that particular model, but Tiger and Zojirushi make the best rice cookers on the market. They'll last a very long time.

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      I have that model and the first one i got was dead after the first cooking of rice but the replacement has been perfect no faults at all and makes really good rice.

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    Any price jacks?

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    Just remind the seller do not have a positive reputation

  • +1 vote

    A dyson v8 is back to school? I didnt realise janitors had to supply their own equipment

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    Why Bing Lee Est. ready for pickup: Sun, Jan 28 (in stock)?
    Isn't their official website only needs 2 hours to prepare for collection?

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      Update: Just received a ready for collection email from Bing Lee. Wow they are super fast!

  • +1 vote

    This is perfect for all those kids that are on Snapchat/Instagram during their classes. Might get 25 or so for my class, maybe they'll take me more seriously then.

    Furthermore, all the history classes would do well with a radio or two.

    Also, for classes with laptops, the kids can do maths while scrolling too!

    All the cool maths kids also would do well with a keychain calculator.

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    I think this is the pick of the deals: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182974684853

    ~$775 for an i5/8gb/256ssd ultrabook.

    Edit: Oh, I didn't look close enough, it's refurbished. Still a good price, but not the bargain I thought.

  • +1 vote

    $390 for the "Dyson - Supersonic Hair Dryer - Iron Fuchsia"
    Still a rip-off, but I have never seen it that LOW before.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152832431195

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      Thanks! Got one for the missus.

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      Don't buy it. Like most Dyson products, they're way overpriced for good looks. I have a $400 fan and I wouldn't have paid $40 for it if I knew it was worse than a pedestal fan. Looks cool though.

      My vacuum cleaner I threw out after 2 years use because it was just impractical.

  • +1 vote

    How annoying! Was trying to get the Dyson V8 Absolute and it does not post to Perth Metro =(

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    Any recommendations for a value for money laptop under $500?

    • +6 votes

      Only one laptop is ozbargain approved: Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Pentium N3710 Quad Core 4GB RAM 128GB SSD for $319.20 during eBay 20% off sales.

      • +2 votes

        You beat me to it,although it's $299.20 after the 20% now, must have reduced in price again.
        Seriously good value, and the performance is quite good. A considerable step-up than anything with an eMMC.
        Infact, stay away from anything with an eMMC, they are just too slow.

    • +3 votes

      For $299, I would recommend https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Dell-Inspiron-11-3000-Laptop...
      After the PRAWNS 20% discount, $299, it's on sale the RRP is $499.
      Not for Games, mainly targeted at students with portability.

      Pros:
      - Unlike other laptops in this class uses a proper SSD (replaceable)
      - Decent RAM (also replaceable to 8gb)
      - 4 True Cores
      - Runs Office \ Windows 10 quite efficiently
      - Dell Support
      - Screen is decent
      - Great battery life
      - easy to uninstall the dell crap if required

      Negs:
      - Non-touch
      - May need to replace in 2 years
      - Small form factor (a plus for students)
      - Slow delivery
      - Your not getting the same screen quality or performance of a 1k+ laptop

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        Been pretty happy with mine :)

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        Recently bought one for my son going to Year 7. Really good value for money. Small form factor and perfect weight for kids. With ssd fast booting as well. Planning to buy another one.

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          My son in year 7 needs a laptop, but all the ones they recommend have an S pen, is that a requirement?

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          @Ken1977:
          You need to consult the school policy, as they are not all the same. Most I have read provide terrible overpriced recommendations.

          S pen's are proprietary for Samsung, so they may recommend devices with Stylus, which may be beneficial for arts.

          Most schools will have specialized equipment for arts, so I always advise going with a very basic, affordable laptop.
          Unless you spend a fortune, the 2:1's have lower build quality, often top heavy (as the screen is weighted and poor keyboards.

          While I am an Apple Fan, I do recommend Windows for School to maximise compatibility with the apps and programs. Sharepoint, Onedrive, O365 being used in schools, for now works so much better on Windows.

          And yes, kids do drop those expensive surface tablets, and Macbooks while they are juggling their books, changing classes.
          So only spend what you can afford to replace without insurance.

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          @Ken1977:

          My son is going to a govt / selective school. I had gone through the requirement document and there is nothing about S pen. There are specifications about the wifi, ram, OS, HDD, weight, battery etc. Seems the specification differs from school to school

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      Thank you all for that. I have seen that one before, but was hoping for something with a CD/DVD player included with a camera would be even better but not necessary.

      Anybody using the Acer Aspire E 15?

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    Hmmmm…. Kids who back to school need a Dyson V8 Vacuum? For what? BYO-class-cleaning after detention?

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    C922 Pro with the PUPIL discount works out to be ~$86.40 with postage.. (Less if you live near a Bing Lee and can pick it up).. Seems cheaper than anywhere else.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Logitech-960-001090-C922-Pro...

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    thanks for hair dryer for the wife ..

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    is it just me or eBay is having some problem? it doesn't let me add to cart? It says " Please enter quantity 0 or less ".

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