I seem to be checking daily for a deal on a universal remote and it got me wondering what everybody else is hoping will come on sale.
I'm waiting for houses in my area to drop in price.
Me and my pile of cash too.
Yeah, especially when your cash may not like that you put a heavy mattress over them. How would you feel if they did the same to you?
That is exactly what i am waiting for too. However i have seen very little movement of price in the real estate market over the last few months.
I need a new spouse
The trick is to find one with great big mounds… of cash, so you can afford a house in this economy.
and don't forget to take into account that you have to split hafl of your fortune before getting a new one
i check several times a day to read /and then neg JV's comments.
Also waiting for bargain on Maccas chocolate sundae.
The one neg you got must be from JV!
jv's 6 accounts
I’m looking for a dateable jv 😏
Pizza, always pizza
I seem to have noticed a drop in good fast food deals lately.
The only exception seems to be some Menulog stuff…
Real ones. Like actual bargains.
Not MS Paint ones?
You mean eBay 20% off site-wide, purchased with eBay gift cards (7-10% off value), adding 1-3% cashback and all this with no price-jacking? Damn… those were the days when Dyson, iPads, Dell laptops, etc could be bought this way on a very regular basis.
Jerky…. Whale jerky
that's illegal dude
For research purposes
Like which dipping sauce is best?
@Caped Baldy: McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce
@sqeeksqeek: Heh? Does this really exist?
Will be interesting to start looking at PS5 preorder bonuses when they're ready.
Also keen to pick up a new TV with a PS5, so waiting on some of the LG OLED's to have some deals going.
And the eventual “this is OzBargain, not OzRRP” comments.
i never know until i see it posted
That is the joy of OzBargain. You get what you don’t need or something you never thought of wanting. What only matters is that we got a bargain :)
27" QHD IPS 144hz monitor sub $400…
Maybe it'll happen in a few years. May have to settle for a 24" FHD instead.
I managed to get a Kogan 1440p 144hz VA Panel for $200 new. got very lucky though. I would say in 3 years it'll be sub 400.
Yeah and Covid has raised the price of monitors due to WFH so it's not a great time to buy.
How are the Kogan monitors? They are quite cheap compared to name brands. Is it because they use the VA panel?
not bad. samsung panel and honestly for 200 bucks im happy. i wouldnt pay more than 450 for it but. with time, im sure itll get better.
Already happened in January, but only once so far!
There was also an Aldi one earlier this year - Medion, 144hz @ 1440p. Still using it and it's great!
Breville Dual boiler
Me and you both buddy :)
Breville Bambino Plus for me. Saw that it was on sale a month ago and it slipped through my fingers.
Unless you are really fussed about having the coffee and the milk go at the same time - usually have to wait 10 seconds after using milk steamer to use espresso shot button. I’d aim for the barista pro. I got one in the eBay 20% sales from good guys earlier this year and use it everyday. Still going strong.
Was about $560 from memory and includes grinder… but maybe you already have a grinder.
I say this having previously used the double boiler at work every day. It takes up more room and is double the cost excluding grinder
Yeah… grinder part will be useless to me as I have got a smart grinder. I guess Barista Pro will be one of the options I will surely be considering. .I wonder if internals are the same for all the barista series machines. But yeah.. Always had an eye on a dual bolier
If you can hold out for a good deal and afford the extra cost I would recommend waiting for the Dual Boiler. My brother has a Barista Pro and it just doesn't feel to be as good quality in comparison. It also doesn't have a shot timer which is extremely useful to in ensuring that you're getting proper extraction every shot. The steam wand also has no preassure in comparison and the steam runs out really fast - which is annoying if you have guests and need to make multiple cups of coffee. When my Brother used my Dual Boiler he said that he wished he spent the extra.
The Dual Boiler is the standard of coffee machines, it has just the right amount of quality for it to do its job well, without being over the top.
Even on sale, for the cost of one of these you could buy a much nicer (IMHO) coffee machine in good condition used. Decent ones are fully serviceable and make much better coffee.
I used to have a Breville and bought an Isomac in as new condition on Gumtree, and I would never, ever go back.
Ditto grinders, I had the good Breville one and a used commercial one is infinitely better IMHO.
Anyway, not having a go, just suggesting an alternative to waiting for a not particularly great coffee machine to go on sale!
I did have a look at prosumer coffee machines.Build quality will be nice and all but they are pretty expensive even for a basic machine without PID. Breville dual boiler when available can be had for $800 ish and has lot of features. Italian made machines with similar features costs 4 times. Grinders on the other hand make a lot of difference to espresso. I would love to have niche zero.
I'd recommend the Barista Pro (recently got one for work, had the Express beforehand and have the Express at home). Quieter, built in grinder is convenient, and the Jet Boiler is so quick I'm not really bothered waiting for one side or the other.
Something that I didn't know I needed
Why are these so expensive these days? I swear they used to be much cheaper.
I still haven't found the droids I am looking for
If it wasn't for Covid, Switch Lite might be hitting ~$220. Kinda hoping for that.
Jordan 1's, but I have NEVER seen a pair on OzBargain before
ozbargain way is buying reps
sure they will have a bogof offer soon!
Prices dropped a fair bit before June 30. Now back to where they were.
If they do a BOGOF offer on E63s let's go halves
what is the art of haggling a merc specially when they need to be pre order , as no stock here ? :(
Didn't they announce a discount code recently?
Lodge 5 piece set 😷
Jumbo sized condoms…
It's been ages since I've had a water balloon fight.
Could just use a balloon
eBay deals that aren’t targeted trash and are actually decent.
We’ll have a cure for COVID 19 before that happens.
85inch OLED TV.
I'd pull the trigger if it was only $$ instead of $$$$ lol.
I've currently using a 10yo 65inch Panasonic Plasma.
I've decided to wait till to upgrade to a 85inch OLED or nothing.
You might be waiting a long time…
@Skinnerr: I'm ok to wait so long as my Plasma still works.
Maybe not worth it - your electricity bill contribution from the plasma is probably eating into your bargain price for the OLED
@CI: Plasmas use much less than their rated (max) power consumption in the real world.
LEDs use pretty much their rated power consumption.
@JB1: My LG 60” ran at ~450W average.
Haven’t tested new LED, but it definitely cooler.
@Croshema: True, but watching TV 5 hours a day may only cost you $0.60 per day.
Buying a new TV to save me $0.40 a day isn't cost effective.
Xbox Series X
I'll be happy if I score a free keyring with a new console this year.
Another dip in the equities market. There seems to be a very large disparity in what the market seems to be pricing for forward earnings vs what the reality seems to be, however, I do own <$5k in shares in those companies that I think would be defensive against large drops (would buy in again if it dipped).Then again, it does make some kind of stupid sense as people are piling into shares since rates are so low.
people always think they will buy when it dips, until it dips and then there's a reason they dont buy.
Yep, noticed this thinking in myself.
Market has been going up a long time, might be near a peak, don't buy.
Market drops, might have further to go, don't buy.
Market regains much of the lost ground, fundamentals haven't changed since the dip, market overvalued, don't buy.
Well, at least there's something discussed on ozbargain that I don't end up buying.
That’s why DCA is king.
Takes out the reason so many people fail to make money investing: the psychological dimension.
@vetopower: What's DCA?
@Skinnerr: Dollar Cost Averaging.
Yep, noticed this thinking in myself.
You are not alone, in fact, those who do the contrary are often lonely ones.
the hardest investments in life are sometimes the most profitable ones, it's the overwhelming crowd of voices pounding at your investment which drives the price to a point it can be so profitable, but can you believe in yourself/investment so much that you can ignore all those who are wrong?
I've found that nobody can outsmart the market. If you await the perfect time to buy, you'll never buy.
@cewh: This may be true. And yet, I do really believe now is not a very good time to buy.
Second wave, further lockdowns possible, US struggling, no really promising cure or vaccination, end of jobkeeper, reduction in jobseeker bonus, market recovered much of the march and April losses, but the economy is in a worse place, not a better one.
Market being propped up by stay at home new traders, and the fact that the government changed the minimum pension draw down amount for no other reason that I can see other than to stem the flow of money out of the stock market.
You think buying now is a good idea?
Hindsight is lovely, but circumspect present sight is perhaps the best one can aim for.
Dyson V8. Currently using a hopeless Kmart stick vacuum that is just spreading the dust around the floor..
Wanted one with the fluffy head attachment, not sure they do that though. Also sub $300 would be good.
Doubt a V8 will be sub $300 as the lowest V7 has been is around $320. Hoping for another V8 deal closer to $400
FYI - I bought my Dyson V8 for $397.60 last November in the Black Friday sales. I got it from the Good Guys through eBay. I was also replacing a crappy Kmart vacuum…
@jeka1103: Exactly the type of deal i'm looking for! How do you rate the v8? Good on both carpet and hardfloors?
Why not get the Xiaomi one?
Xiaomi can have most of my money but, never for vacuums
Maybe for the robo vacuum but, not portable ones
Catch Connect mobile .. 3 months for $15.
Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro (Tell 'im he's dreamin'!)
iPhone 12 or SE 2020
Mesh routers like Orbi or Asus
OP I have an alert on Harmony remotes to replace my cracked 650 and they hardly ever come up…
Don't bother with the orbi had garbage dropout issues constantly and googling around found the same issues with other peoples
Really, ours is rock solid. Best purchase ever.
My orbi has been good too. I bought them from amazon usa when orbis weren't yet sold in Australia, so quite a few years ago, and I got the v1. Before they supported ethernet backhaul. With firmware upgrades, mine now supports it.
@muppet: Our orbi mesh system is fantastic
@driveahardbargain: Interesting to hear good things about a Netgear product. Times must have changed.
Have been so happy working with UniFi at work that I'm waiting on a deal there to put some in at home as well. Have been pretty tempted by some recent Dream Machine deals.
Anything Smartthings compatible
Hue Play HDMI Sync box. Whenever it lands here…
Same. This and the colour bayonets bulbs.
I’m also waiting on deals on the blunt umbrella, Le cresuset pan and copic markers.