Chromecast Launches in Australia: Price Comparison

neil on 28/05/2014 at 3:11 pm, filed under OzBargain

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Chromecast is a digital media player developed by Google. The device, a 2.83-inch (72 mm) HDMI dongle, plays audio/video content on a high-definition television by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network. (Wikipedia). It was officially launched today in Australia.

Earlier this month, Dick Smith erroneously put the Chromecast up on their website for preorder for $49 which was later pulled down. Today, it was officially back up on their site for $49 + shipping ($54 shipped). This is 30% more than what Amazon sells it for in the US. So where can we get it cheaply?

 

Store Pickup/In Store Delivered
Play Store N/A $53.50
Dick Smith $49 $53.95
JB $49 $53.95
Fishpond N/A $49 N/A
eGlobal N/A $63.96
Techrific N/A $64.89
DWI N/A $66

Prices as of 9/7

Looks like if JB Hi-Fi’s website is correct then you can pickup the Chromecast for $49. It seems probable that Dick Smith and other retailers will follow shortly. We will update this post regularly but check on the latest Chromecast deals on OzBargain. Found somewhere cheaper? Let us know or post it on OzBargain.

 

P.S.

To access Netflix & Hulu you will need an unblocking service. Getflix is $3 ($1.95 for 12 months) per month while Unblock-US is $5USD per month.  Check out this how-to guide from Reddit.

Update:

30/5:

  • Dick Smith is offering free shipping . Additionally, they are now available in store.
  • Fishpond has dropped their price to $49 shipped however the delivery time is 22-25 days.

8/6:

  • Fishpond has no stock.

8/7:

  • Dick Smith 1 day sale brings Chromecast to $43.95 delivered.

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. dirtYbird:

    I have a couple of ROKU’s running and have not read much about the Chromecast so not sure if its something I will get or not. At least I’ll have a fair idea as to where to check for the best prices.

    08/06/2014 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

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