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Notebooks & PCs: How Prices Compare On Amazon Australia To Retailers

After a few false starts and predictions flying everywhere, Amazon Australia has officially launched this morning just in time for the Christmas rush.

Now consumers want to know if what they are paying for online will be cheaper than heading out to a store or shopping on a retailer’s website.

We have compared the prices of a MacBook Pro, an Acer notebook and a desktop PC to see how Amazon Australia stacks up with Aussie retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Myer and the individual brand’s website. Note shipping will not be factored into the prices.

MacBook Pro 15-Inch with touchbar and retina display in Space Grey 512GB

Amazon Australia: $3,635

JB Hi-Fi: $3897

Harvey Norman: $4099

Myer: $3349

Apple: $4099

Cheapest: Myer by $286.

Acer Spin 5 13.3 inch display, 128GB SSD, 4GB

Amazon Australia: $1007

JB Hi-Fi: $998 (note 8GB storage not 4GB)

Harvey Norman: $1097 (note 8GB storage not 4GB)

Myer: Not available

Cheapest: JB Hi-Fi by $9 but with 8GB of storage instead of 4BG

HP Pavilion 27-A072A All in One Desktop

Amazon Australia:$2611.54

Harvey Norman: $2298

JB Hi-Fi: Not Available

Myer: Not available

HP: $2399

Cheapest: Harvey Norman by $101

Conclusion

Sure Amazon Australia wasn’t the cheapest in any of those categories but it never was the most expensive.

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