As Australia enters another big sales season, eBay has beaten most other online retailers to the punch with it’s eBay Plus Weekend sale. So named, you would think, because it happens for a single weekend, but no: this event lasts from today until June 2, so pretty much a week.
With literally millions of deals up for grabs (this is eBay, afterall) you’re probably going to need some guidance, so we’ve listed some of the best deals we can find that are relevant to PC gamers. To take advantage of the offers you’ll need to be an eBay Plus subscriber, but that’s easy enough: you can sign-up for a free 30-day trial here, and if you decide not to cancel that trial before it rolls over, you’ll pay AU$5 a month or AU$49 a year to keep your membership.
The deals below are highlights and we're adding more as you read this, but you’ll also find 20 percent off “millions of deals across fashion, tech, homewares and more,” so if you’re after, I dunno, a fancy frying pan, you might want to take a closer look. Check back in on this page throughout the sales period for updates.
Without further ado:
Razer Basilisk Ultimate gaming mouse | AU$159.20 (usually AU$199)
Using the coupon code PLUSTI20 you can get a little over AU$40 off this wireless gaming mouse, which comes with a charging dock. That’s a great discount on a mouse that’s normally quite pricey – enough to maybe tip you over the edge.
Logitech G915 TKL wireless gaming keyboard | AU$263.95 (usually AU$379.95)
Here’s a wireless gaming keyboard boasting a brilliant lag-free experience, with great battery life and low-profile mechanical switches. It’s a pricey affair usually, and this is even with this discount, but if you’ve had your eyes on it now may be the time to bite.
Alienware 25 AW2621HFL gaming monitor | AU$348.80 (usually AU$699)
An extremely tempting chunk off this 240Hz gaming monitor, with 1ms response time and a vibrant HD display. Dell monitors go on sale fairly frequently, but this is a very generous discount if you’re after a high refresh rate beast. Use the discount code PNVDG20 at checkout.
Alienware 27 AW2720HF gaming monitor | AU$479 (usually AU$899)
Here’s another Dell monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, this time with a 27 inch display and FreeSync support. It’s not often you see this model get so heavily discounted, so if you’re after competitive performance it’s well worth consideration. Use the coupon code PNVDG20 for this offer.
Alienware AW3821DW 38-inch gaming monitor | AU$1,499 at Dell (usually AU$2,249)
We gave the AW3821DW a score of 90% in our review, so a big discount on this screen is not to be ignored. It’s a big bastard ultrawide at 38 inches, and it has a 144Hz refresh rate and 3,840×1,600 resolution. You’ll need to use the code PLUSTI20 to get this price.
New Alienware M15 R5 gaming laptop | R7 5800H | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$2,239.19 (usually AU$2,799)
Using the coupon code PNVDG20 you can get a nice discount on this powerful gaming laptop, to the tune of over AU$500. These specs should hold you in good stead if you want to play modern blockbuster games (with ray tracing to boot), and the 1080p display boasts a 165Hz refresh rate.
Dell G7 17 gaming laptop | i7-10750H | RTX 2070 | 16GB RAM | 512 GB SSD | AU$1,599 (usually AU$2,999)
Well over a grand off this G7, which has a 17 inch screen with a 144Hz refresh rate. It doesn’t come packed with a 30 series GPU, but these Dell models are pretty good if you’re after a gaming laptop that you could also feasibly use for work, and won’t mind travelling with. You’ll need the code PNVDG20 to get this price.