A sale scheduled at noon today includes an iPad mini for $199, and a 1TB Western Digital hard drive for $49. No doubt competition will be fierce.
[Update: As expected, Catch of the Day is now advertising that the iPad mini has sold out since the time of writing.]
We normally steer clear of mentioning each and every tech "sale" we spot, but these three items grabbed our attention:
- Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB3 Portable Hard Drive - $49. This portable hard drive has an RRP of $149. Today it will set you back just $49. Given that this is a USB 3 device and not one of the low-end USB 2 devices that’s often run out at low prices this looks to be a great buy.
- The iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi in black will be selling for $199 - well under the recommended price of $368.
- The Samsung Galaxy S III will be selling for $345, compared to the RRP of $644 - although the street price of the S III is closer to $450 so it’s not quite as big a bargain as it seems.
As always, it pays to do your research before diving into a purchase. Most items will only have very limited availability with new items going on sale throughout the day. A new item will appear on the site every half hour.
In fact, we found that when we visited the site today, the site was displaying the following message:
"By entering CatchOfTheDay.com.au today, I understand that I'll be competing against 400,000+ other fast Aussies for just a handful of products... so my chances of actually getting anything are as unlikely as jamming backstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Lollapalooza festival. But I’ll give it a shot anyway and I promise not to whinge to my friends or CatchOfTheDay.com.au if I miss out!"