What bargain are you waiting for?

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.


  • +168

    I'm waiting for houses in my area to drop in price.

    • +13

      Me and my pile of cash too.

      • +1

        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.

    • +1

      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

    • Same here.

      I've also been waiting for prices of the 65" LG C9 to drop.. was hoping to get them when the 2020 ones launched and now they've been removed from circulation?

      Oh, and my Galaxy Note 4 is wearing my patience thin… so looking out for price reduction on the latest Note.

  • +117

    i check several times a day to read /and then neg JV's comments.

    Also waiting for bargain on Maccas chocolate sundae.

    • +2

      The one neg you got must be from JV!

      • jv's 6 accounts

      • Who is JV

        • +4

          The man, the legend. Some say his skin has the texture of a dolphin’s, and that wherever you are in the world, if you turn your radio to 88.4 you can actually hear his thoughts.

          Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for new bargains to get pole position on first comment. All we know is he’s called JV.

    • +1

      I’m looking for a dateable jv 😏

  • +5

    Pizza, always pizza

    • +1

      I seem to have noticed a drop in good fast food deals lately.
      The only exception seems to be some Menulog stuff…

  • +1

    Toyota Landcruiser

  • +23

    Real ones. Like actual bargains.

    • +3

      Not MS Paint ones?

    • +14

      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.

  • +6

    Jerky…. Whale jerky

    • -2

      that's illegal dude

  • +9

    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.

    • +1


    • +3

      And the eventual “this is OzBargain, not OzRRP” comments.

  • +35

    i never know until i see it posted

    • +21

      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 :)

  • +17

    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.

        • I've got two. One's got terrible input lag and the other one the displayport input died after two years, but both work.

          If there's a very big price difference go for the kogan, if not avoid it. Kogan refused to fix the one with the dead input, and still couldn't repair it when I wanted to pay them to fix it.

          I got https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/513074 to add to my kogan ones and it's awesome, shame the price has gone up since then.

    • 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!

  • +5

    Breville Dual boiler

    • Me and you both buddy :)

    • +1

      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!

      • +1

        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.

    • I've gone through a few coffee machines and have to say the best coffee (incl. takeaway) came out of a $150 Sunbeam Cafe Crema from BigW.

  • +22

    Something that I didn't know I needed

  • +5

    xbox controller

    • +3

      Why are these so expensive these days? I swear they used to be much cheaper.

      • It might be shortage of stock in Australia. Another possibility might be Microsoft has better understanding of the market during Covid-19. Many people who need those official wireless controllers won't care about saving 20-30 bucks.

    • Which Xbox? Xbox One?

  • +10

    I still haven't found the droids I am looking for

  • +3

    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

    • +4

      ozbargain way is buying reps

  • +2

    merc amg

    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 ? :(

    • +1

      Didn't they announce a discount code recently?

  • +4

    Lodge 5 piece set 😷

  • +3

    Jumbo sized condoms…

    It's been ages since I've had a water balloon fight.

    • -1

      Could just use a balloon

  • +17

    eBay deals that aren’t targeted trash and are actually decent.

    • +7

      We’ll have a cure for COVID 19 before that happens.

  • +4

    85inch OLED TV.

    • +1

      $$$$ 🔥🔥🔥🔥

      • +2

        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.

            • @JimB: My LG 60” ran at ~450W average.

              Haven’t tested new LED, but it definitely cooler.

              • +1

                @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.

    • I would pull the trigger if an 85" OLED were under 3K..

  • +2

    Xbox Series X

    • I'll be happy if I score a free keyring with a new console this year.

  • +8

    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.

    • +10

      people always think they will buy when it dips, until it dips and then there's a reason they dont buy.

      • +2

        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.

        • 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?

        • +1

          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.

  • +5

    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

        • +2

          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?

            • @sim777: Yep! Can't fault it at all. I tend to use the 'max suction' function on hard floors, but the normal suction works fine too. The max suction is so powerful that you can see it pulling the carpet in some rooms. I think normal suction battery is supposed to last 45mins and max suction 20mins. I tend to do all floors in our 2 bed townhouse on one charge (switching between modes) and still have charge left for tidy ups before the next full charge. I actually haven't had it run out on battery on me yet. Battery life was what made me choose the V8 over the V7, that and most of the V7 deals seemed to be the Origin but I wanted the Animal for the extra attachments. All the attachments are handy and are easy to switch out, not like some vacuums that are hard to swap parts and jam easy. Plus the Animal came with more attachments than I've had with a vacuum before, there's still one I haven't used yet. The vacuum itself is easy to empty and clean (my kmart one was not, we broke it first time we used it!), plus its light and really easy to move around.

    • +5

      Why not get the Xiaomi one?

      • +1

        Cause Dyson

      • Xiaomi can have most of my money but, never for vacuums

        Maybe for the robo vacuum but, not portable ones

  • +2

    Catch Connect mobile .. 3 months for $15.

  • +1

    Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro (Tell 'im he's dreamin'!)
    iPhone 12 or SE 2020

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