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It's the start of the new financial year, but there are still a few EOFY lingering deals around, particularly on mattresses.
Consumer group Choice released the five items Aussie shoppers have been purchasing most during the June sales, and mattresses topped the list.
They were followed by washing machines, electric heaters, fridges and TVs, which also got snapped up in the EOFY sales.
Although you’ll no longer be able to claim back any purchase in your 2020/21 tax return, there are still lots of great deals around on mattresses, and rest assured we’ll keep you posted as more sales pop up later in the year.
Best mattress deals in Australia right now:
The advent of the bed-in-a-box (with its significantly lower price tag) has highlighted the massive markups on mattresses in Australia, so it’s definitely worthwhile shopping around and doing your research to make sure you get the best deal.
The explosion of brands on the market in recent years means you should be able to get a more competitive price on a wide range of mattresses, whether it be a traditional showroom kind, or a bed-in-a-box.
There are a number of EOFY sales still running including a massive 50 percent off at Emma Sleep.
It’s three-layered foam mattress has been marked down to just $549 for a Queen, and $599 for a King, plus, Yahoo readers can get an additional five percent off the sale price using the discount code ‘Yahoo5’.
Meanwhile, Eva is offering $150 off its bed-in-a-box which is a foam and spring hybrid, bringing the price of a Queen to $750 and a King to $850. However, to access the sales price, you need to sign up with your email address.
Macoda is also taking $150 off its hybrid mattress, so its Queen is now $950 and King is $1,050 with the discount code EOFY150.
As the above brands are all mattresses-in-a-box, you won’t be able to try before you buy, however, customers have three months to return the mattress for a full refund if it’s not to their liking.
If you prefer to go into a showroom, Snooze is offering up to 50 percent off a range of Sealy mattresses including the Posturepedic Elevate Heritage which is now $1,399 for a Queen and $1,849 for a King.
There’s also a 50 percent off sale at Forty Winks which is running until Sunday, and it includes the King Koil Chiro Performance mattress which has been reduced to $2,015 for a Queen and $2,579 for a King.
When it comes to mattresses, more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better, so be sure to look into reviews and return policies before purchasing. Choice has done in-depth testing on a number of mattresses, and their expert Peter Zaluzny concluded that, as a whole, the bed-in-a-box industry “consistently manufactures better products” than the industry supplying mattresses to traditional bricks and mortar retailers.
"We've conducted a number of mattress tests, and recommend eight of the 12 bed-in-a-box models that are currently available," he says, "We also recommend 11 of the 30 mattresses available from bricks-and-mortar retailers."
To access Choice’s analysis, you need to sign up for a paid membership which costs $27 for three months.
When it comes to the other items that made it to the top of Aussie shoppers’ EOFY list, most of the sales have now finished, but it’s only a matter of time before the mark downs come out again.
If you’re looking for a washing machine, Bing Lee still has a sale on Asko models, with $300 knocked off the price of a range of front loaders including the 10kg W4104C.W which is down to $2,199.
Over at Winning, you’ll find discounts on select Miele, AEG and Asko washing machines and driers, including $300 off Asko front loaders.
When it comes to fridges, The Good Guys has a $300 cash back offer on select LG fridges including the InstaView Refrigerator which comes to $1,899.
Meanwhile for a TV, the best deal around at the moment is the 25 percent off select Samsung TVs at JB Hi-Fi.
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