Best tech accessories you should never pay full price for

Guide of all the tech accessories that should always be bought on sale.

The only thing better than Christmas are the Boxing Day sales that come after.

Whether you’re hunting down something for yourself, or looking to snag a bargain for the kids, it’s always worth waiting until the days and weeks after Christmas to buy up big.

One category that always has amazing sales are tech products and accessories. They have massive discounts, and can be found in a variety of retailers.

Here are the five things that you should wait until after Santa arrives to shop up.

Laptop Case
With most schools making laptops or tablets a compulsory part of your child’s curriculum, a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy is in place for parents to provide.

But at an age where you can barely trust them to bring home their lunchbox, let alone a tablet worth several hundred dollars, investing in a good case is a must. Make sure their name is clearly marked on the front, and find one that’s waterproof, too.

Usually retailing between $50 - $100, you should be able to find one much cheaper during the sales from major retailers such as JB Hi Fi, Myer, or Target.

Headphones
For those for whom the humble white iPod* earplugs will simply not do, headphones can be an expensive item to buy.

Noise-cancelling or ‘over ear’ headphones are amazingly effective and long lasting - but will set you back anywhere between $150 - $500, depending on the brand and the quality.

Wait until the sales, and head into JB Hi Fi or another tech store to check out their range.

Fitness Tracker
It might not come in handy until your New Year’s Resolution kicks in during January, but a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit or Jawbone can be the best thing to get you up and running...literally.

Able to be plugged into the computer and linked up to an app, a wearable fitness tracker will tell you everything from how many steps you take a day, to what your sleeping patterns are like.

But retailing from $100 to $250, it’s an expensive accessory. Boxing Day sales at Harvey Norman are sure to see their range of fitness trackers drop dramatically in price.

Razors
Won’t someone think of the fathers? Electric razors are something that your husband or partner uses every day, but only thinks to replace once it’s broken.

Why not spoil Dad with a brand new, top-of-the-line electric razor? Grab one on sale and you can look to find something a little extra fancy.

Shaver Shop has an amazing range of men’s electric razors, and already have some markdowns available leading into Christmas.

Electric toothbrushes
Getting your kids to brush their teeth is an uphill battle. But, you can make brushing time fun with electric toothbrushes that have timers, and even music.

But an electric toothbrush costs from $70 - $100, and then you need to multiply that by however many kids you have!

Grab a couple on sale, and your dentist will thank you when your kids get their before-school-check up in January.

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