Money Amazon Australia Launch: A Lot Of The Prices Suck

13:38  06 december  2017
13:38  06 december  2017 Source:   Lifehacker Australia

Report: Amazon Australia Is Launching Today! [Updated]

  Report: Amazon Australia Is Launching Today! [Updated] After weeks of speculation, a false start, another false start, hushed whispers across the entire retail industry and endless "insider tips" - we finally have another rumoured launch date for Amazon Australia. and that date is December 5!After weeks of speculation, a false start, another false start, hushed whispers across the entire retail industry and endless "insider tips" - we finally have another rumoured launch date for Amazon Australia: and that date is December 5!

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Amazon Australia Launch : A Lot Of The Prices Suck . This morning, Amazon finally launched its online shopping portal in Australia , putting an end to months of wild speculation and shopper anticipation.

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Amazon Australia Could Be Delayed Until 2018, Insider Claims

  Amazon Australia Could Be Delayed Until 2018, Insider Claims At a recent industry event in Melbourne, the official launch date of Amazon Australia was again speculated on and the news isn't good for Christmas shoppers.&nbsp;At a recent industry event in Melbourne, the official launch date of Amazon Australia was again speculated on and the news isn't good for Christmas shoppers. According to market research firm Kantar Retail, we could be in for an even longer wait than we thought.

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The Australian Amazon Prime launch is, according to a landing page that was live on site the morning of launch but has since been removed, "coming in the future". Amazon Australia Launch : A Lot Of The Prices Suck .

This morning, Amazon finally launched its online shopping portal in Australia, putting an end to months of wild speculation and shopper anticipation. Unfortunately, the prices we're seeing aren't nearly as revolutionary as we were hoping. In fact, some of them are downright terrible.

For months, industry analysts have told us that Amazon would be operating at a loss in Australia in a bid to dominate the market. Local retailers were supposed to be shaking in their boots at the prospect of ultra-cheap prices they couldn't possibly hope to compete with. So how do those prices stack up in reality?

If you were hoping to get your Christmas shopping sorted on a budget, we have some bad news for you: the initial launch offerings aren't nearly as impressive as we were led to believe.

Amazon Australia's launch could be delayed until next year

  Amazon Australia's launch could be delayed until next year At a recent industry event in Melbourne, the official launch date of Amazon Australia was again speculated on and the news isn't good for Christmas shoppers. According to market research firm Kantar Retail, we could be in for an even longer wait than we thought. By most reports, Amazon Australia seemed like it would launch in time for Black Friday. The biggest sales day of the year came and went and still, we couldn't access Amazon's Australian site.We've received word that Amazon was planning to go live on November 24, but a few technical hiccups got in the way, forcing the launch to be postponed.

Too little, too late, and still too pricy . Signed, An Informed Australian . This Is What Happened When Sydney Airport Lost My Luggage. 3. Amazon Australia Launch : A Lot Of The Prices Suck .

Amazon Australia 's Best Prices On Smartphones And Gadgets. Amazon Australia Is Now Live! Amazon Australia Launch : A Lot Of The Prices Suck .

Take, for example, the ever-popular smartphone category. The iPhone 7 Plus (128GB 4G LTE) will set you back $1375. That's actually more expensive than buying from Apple direct, where the AU pricing is $1199. Likewise, the Samsung Galaxy S8 currently commands a price tag of $1570.87 on Amazon. Other Aussie retailers, including Kogan, are selling it for well under $900.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by Allure Media Pty Ltd

The price of action cams are similarly disappointing. The GoPro HERO5 Black GPCHDHX-501 is selling on Amazon for as much as $699. This is well above the average price in Australia - even Harvey Norman is selling it for $200 less than Amazon.

Laptop pricing is also very hit-and-miss. We spotted a Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (E3-1505M v6) for an eye-watering $5,732.95. The same machine goes for $3799 on Lenovo's Australian website.

And don't get us started on some of the grocery deals: dishwasher tablets are running for $24 while Woolies has the same product for

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Speaking ahead of the imminent launch of Amazon ’s local operation, eBay Australia and New Mr MacKinnon said there had been “ a lot of hype” about Amazon . “It will be interesting to see what they actually launch with, to We’re confident Australian retailers will seek to match [ Amazon ’s] prices .

Amazon is making its biggest push yet into the Australian market, launching an Amazon .com.au site for its Kindle content, offering pricing for books and The impending launch of Amazon Australia was widely tipped to happen today.

$20. These kinds of products were supposed to be Amazon's killer proposition but it doesn't look like Coles or Woolworths have too much to worry about.

It's worth noting that these are the maximum prices on Amazon for these products. It's possible to find cheaper options if you refine your search and do some hunting around the site.

a close up of text on a white background © iStock Much like eBay, the pricing varies considerably for the same exact product. Quality control also appears to be non-existent. We spotted a run-of-the-mill USB-C to USB Adapter for $12,939.95. No, really.

In other words, it has become clear that Amazon isn't the all-conquering, price-beating juggernaut that many were expecting. Some prices are good, some are average and others are flat-out terrible.

With that said, there are still some impressive bargains on offer if you know how to find them. For example, you can snap up a Nintendo Switch for a very reasonable $399. That's a good $50 or $60 cheaper than the average price in Australia.

We'll be gathering up the best Amazon Australia bargains later in the day but if you can't wait, here's some advice to ensure you get the best deal:

  1. Search for full product names under 'relevance'
  2. DON'T CLICK ON THE FIRST RESULT. Scroll down and click through multiple pages to find the best price.
  3. Stick to a budget by using the Refine Price filter on the left-hand side of the site.
  4. Compare the cheapest Amazon price to other outlets via Google Shopping.

Kogan says Black Friday netted $4 million: Do longer festive sales suit Aussie shoppers .
The first numbers from Australian retailers’ Black Friday sales events are filtering through, with the founder of electronics site Kogan.com saying it broke sales records when jumping on this year’s campaign, netting $4 million.Ruslan Kogan tweeted the figure on Saturday morning, congratulating the Kogan.com team for their work on the event, which has also acted to kick off the Christmas sales programs of a variety of local brands.Record breaking Black Friday. $4M sales. So proud of the @Kogan Team! pic.twitter.

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