expired [QLD] 2.5kw Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aircon $375 (after $450 Rebates/Cashback) @ SparkyDirect ($292 after Bunnings PriceBeat)

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So, there is a bit to this deal to get the price down, but worth it if you're in the market for a bedroom air-con.

Final price is worked out this way:

Bunnings : $870
Bunnings after price match: ($825 - 10%) = $742.50
QLD Gov rebate for 4 star aircon: ($742.50 - $300) = $442.50
MHI Rebate: ($442.50 - $50) = $392.50
Energex Peaksmart Rebate: ($392.50 - $100) = $292.50

Step 1 - Get Bunnings to price beat Sparky Direct for the aircon
Step 2 - Apply for QLD Gov Rebate. Original Deal
Step 3 - Submit MHI Cashback - Expires Feb 28th!
Step 4 - Apply for Energex Peaksmart rebate when getting aircon installed

If you wanted something a bit bigger you could get the 3.5kw MHI system for around $450 using the same method. Not as good value in terms of % off the price, but still a great deal.

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  • +2 votes

    nice find! thank you

  • +4 votes

    Technically the installation rebate discounts the install - not the unit.

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      MHIAA rebate for 2.5kw - $50 for the domestic homeowner + $50 for the nominated licenced installer - must purchase before 28/02 and apply before 31/03. The QLD Energy Appliance Rebate has $20 million allocated, what hasn't been stated is if this includes govt administration costs. It's first in best dressed until the money runs out, no guarantee you'll get the payment, so get in quick.

  • +1 vote

    so WA doesnt get this price right?

  • +8 votes

    I would strongly advise against applying for the peak smart program. Our brand new ducting system was limited just recently on the recent hot days last week.
    My aircon was put into "Demand Response Mode" which limits it's output.

  • +2 votes

    Got one of these, no rebates in Vic, bloody fantastic unit

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    1. How much would the installation cost in QLD?

    2. Any good ozb deal on solar PV system to go with these aircon units?

    Thank you in advance, my fellow ozb commarates.

    • +3 votes

      A basic back to back install single storey around the $600 mark.

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        Any idea what it would cost on the 2nd floor of a double storey house in a NOT back to back install?

        • +2 votes

          I just paid $1,000 for 2nd floor, complicated installation. Took quotes from 4 different installers, cheapest was $900. Went with the most reliable installer with best reviews.

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    With all these online deals, how do I buy 3 indoor units and just 1 outdoor unit (the compressor)?

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      Does not work like that

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        daikin multi split systems are here for those who need only one outdoor unit and a few indoor ones…

    • +3 votes

      There are specialised split systems that have one outdoor unit and multiple indoor units. Some will only allow the same temperature on all units while others allow individual control. You can't however just get any split system and add more units indoors. From a price point of view, it may not be much cheaper to purchase, install, and operate the kind of unit you're looking for vs. the kind found in this deal

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, multi splits are generally no cheaper but you introduce a single point of failure to your setup.

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        So what is a cheaper (and better) solution of running 3 AC in a two bedroom apartment? I can’t imagine having to squeeze 3 outdoor units on the balcony..

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          Can you be creative and do ducted?

          Edit: definitely not cheaper.

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          You can put them on your roof. Not joking.

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          depending on your power supply, you may only be able to fit 2.5kw systems anyway. A lot of apartments are limited by how big a system can be installed due to ease of access to power by the installing electrician. Have a chat with a airconditioning installer to give you an idea of whats possible with your house.

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    The price match is supposed to include the delivery price. So it should actually be 868.95 for Brisbane (I went through to checkout). The only place this would be okay is if you were in Morayfield, where you can pick up for free.

    So you would actually get 10% off 868.95 = 782.06.

    Note: Anywhere outside of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane adds another $10, which is no longer within the price match range.

    • +1 vote

      Just bought one from local Bunnings in Brisbane, can confirm 10% price beat was off $825 so I paid $742.50.

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        Just means you got someone who didn't know how to apply the rule correctly, which makes you lucky.

        • +1 vote

          All Bunnings in Brisbane should give it without including delivery, morayfield isn’t that far away. Same as officeworks, they won’t include delivery if it’s in the same city at a physical store.

          It would be unusual if they did include delivery and you lived in Brisbane.

        • -4 votes

          @doweyy:
          Morayfield is the Sunshine Coast… So that's a different city.

  • +1 vote

    Man that's a fantastic deal. Love the QLD rebate.

  • -1 vote

    I'm not sure 'step 4' can be applied to overall deal?, but maybe i've missed something- Energex website states applications no longer being accepted.

    Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for this program. If you're a PeakSmart Measurement Program participant and need to contact us, please email peaksmartadmin@energex.com.au

    • +1 vote

      That's for the PeakSmart Measurement Program, not the Positive Payback program. The latter is the $100 rebate, the other was a usage monitoring program over wireless broadband.

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    Lucky Queenslanders, I dont suppose this includes the installation cost?

  • +2 votes

    Wow, both the price and the description are impressive.

  • +1 vote

    Any deals for NSW?

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    Wow .. I'm heading off to sunny QLD!!! :-)

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    NSW exempt from this? Apart from the rebate that is.

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    Does this work for an investment property in QLD even if you're not a resident in QLD?

  • +1 vote

    Did anyone know if does reverse, or is it just cooling?

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    Wish the government would offer rebates on batteries instead of this. I'm already air conditioned out.

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    Great units. We have three of these MHI. Also have a Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric. The MHI has more features than the ME and I'd definitely get another MHI if we needed a replacement.

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    Is the $300 rebate only for 1 unit per household or can you buy multiple units and claim multiple rebates?

    • +1 vote

      Peaksmart can be used on multiple units. I used on 4 ACs.
      Energy efficiency is just 1 unit.

  • -1 vote

    My holesaler is selling these for $720 atm. ;)

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    While the 3.5Kw version provides more capacity, it has a lower EER than the smaller models (such as the 2.5Kw) meaning that it is not as efficient when operating in a higher capacity mode than a smaller model. This means that it will cool a room quicker than a smaller unit, but at a higher operating cost due to running the external compressor and internal fan faster. The 2.0-3.5Kw range is the same physical dimensions. Once the room is at temperature, providing the room isn't too large, the unit will operate as efficient as a smaller unit. Refer to the product brochure for the EER at https://www.mhiaa.com.au/images/brochures/AVANTI_brochure.pd....

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    Do we need to install the ac to claim the qld govt rebate or just the purchase is ok ?

  • -3 votes

    any deals for a 5kw split aircon in melbourne ?

    • +5 votes

      I'm not sure, do you know of any deals for pink electric razors packaged with a bamboo diffuser in Madagascar?

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    I use to sell AC's they Mitisubishi HEAVY were best performing unit back then. If they are still like that 4 years ago. That dam good price. Good throw distance. Please don't confuse it with Mitisubishi General units. They were just okay

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    Such a great deal. Price matched one this arvo.

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    Do you have to show proof of install or just purchase? I'm in the process of house building which wont be complete for 6 months which i'll be installing it in there, but i want to jump on the deal and buy it now :)

    • +1 vote

      The Energex Peaksmart Rebate requires the installer to sign/certify that the Peaksmart device has been installed.

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    Price match worked at Bunnings Noosaville, an hour away from Morayfield. Now finding that a couple of aircon companies won't quote on installation unless they also supply the unit. Will keep hunting.

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    My installer (Expert Electrical) suggested he may be able to match the Bunnings price match price. Awaiting on him to confirm. Will save me a trip to Bunnings.

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    Just got my 3.5kw unit from Bunnings :)
    You should've seen their faces when they realized they had to price match!
    Not happy. Smiling through gritted teeth after 3 phone calls to confirm with some head honcho that they actually had to price match this.
    $899.
    The only issue is that they added the $10.95 postage cost from Sparky Direct to the total cost and then beat it by 10%, so $988.90 + $10.95 = $999.85 - 10% = $899.86 total cost. Minus the $300 rebate, the $100 cashback for the 3.5 from MHI, the $100 Peak Smart rebate, and I just bought a $1025 (Bunnings Price) A/C for $399.86.

    Now THAT'S an OZBARGAIN!

    Edit, I just checked the model numbers again on the MHI website and I only get $50 cashback not $100, so add $50 to my total. Still a bargain.
    The SRK35ZMA is $100 cashback but I purchased the SRK35ZSA-W which is $50 cashback. Quick glance confused me.

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      Do you know if they still price beat on special order items? I want the 3.5kw, but also a 2.0kw which says special order.

      • +1 vote

        call around.. i've seen 2.0's in store (qld, in the past)

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          Tried that, without the SKU or barcode, they couldn't look it up. They just went to www.bunnings.com.au and said it was a special order item. However I just picked one up from the 2nd store I tried. The store staff had to look for it, but they had it. It took 45 minutes and 3 staff to get it and find it, but I got it!

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    Thanks OP. Just got it price matched @ 825, no delivery. Brissy southside. Wonder how much of the QLD rebate is left.

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    Maybe a bit off topics. What is the best deal for a/c in NSW?
    thanks

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    Just tried to purchase, north brisbane pretty much no stock available anywhere and they’ve begun to reduce the price, $860 now.

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    Picked up a 2.5 from Cannon Hill. 5th person today to have a price match with sparky direct. 3.5 and 5.0 also in stock.

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      I got mine from Cannon Hill too. Did you get them to price beat without postage added?

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        Just got back from Cannon Hill too, buying a 3rd unit for the day, at 3rd different store as the first two stores had sold out. No postage added on any purchase at any store I went to (Mt Gravatt Logan Road, Mt Gravatt and Cannon Hill).

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          Ah cool. I only ask because it took a little while for them to agree to price beat without adding postage. Worked out though.

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          By the time I got there at 4pm, they'd already sold almost all their stock yesterday and today. Just said Sparky Direct and they didn't even look it up, just put in $742.50. I guess it depends on what staff member you got.

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