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#1 Frau Farbissina

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:40 PM



Australian retailers will stage a 24 hour online sale next Tuesday with discounts of 15 to 90 per cent on offer. Source: Supplied
MORE than 100 Australian retailers have signed up to provide discounts of up to 90 per cent next week in an online sale designed to become an annual event.

Click Frenzy, due to start at 7pm next Tuesday, will feature sales from top bricks-and-mortar retailers including Myer, Target, Sportscraft, d*ck Smith and Ted's Cameras, as well as online-only sellers like Kogan, SurfStitch and The Iconic.

Jeanswest, Style Tread, Booktopia, Dan Murphy's, Just Jeans, Portmans, Dotti, Deals Direct, Bing Lee are also joining the sale.

Organiser Grant Arnott, from industry group Power Retail, said the event was designed to mimic America's Cyber Monday sales in which more than 10 million online shoppers spent $1.25 billion in 24 hours last year.

Mr Arnott said the event was deliberately scheduled six days before the US online sale to provide a boost to local retailers, and it had been scheduled to begin at night to highlight the convenience of shopping from the couch on whatever device was closest.

''Shopping from the comfort of the couch is the game-changer of this century,'' he said.

''(Online shopping) is not having as big an impact as it's made out to, be we believe it's a big part of the future of retail.''

Despite tough financial circumstances, Australians are spending more online than ever before.

Consumers spent more than $12 billion in online purchases by the end of September, according to the National Australia Bank, up from $11.7 billion spent throughout last year.

Mr Arnott said he chose November 20 because it was a typically slow period for Australian retailers.

“It’s about injecting a sales sprint in what’s traditionally a quiet period for retail before the Christmas season really starts,” said Mr Arnott.

Shoppers will access the bargains, offers and deals at the sale website clickfrenzy.com.au.

#2 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

I'm all registered and ready for tomorrow night!  I hope it's worth it!  I've held off buying things from some of these retailers just incase!!

#3 noi'mnot

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

I've signed up too, just to see. There's nothing in particular that I want/need, let's see if I'm still of that opinion tomorrow...

#4 BadCat

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Cool.  I'll be having a look.  original.gif

#5 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the link. Signing up!

#6 Three Of Hearts

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

After the DJ crash today lets see how long Click Frenzy lasts!!

6 mins to go!!

#7 intd242

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

is it just me, or is the time wrong for the start, also, where are you supposed to log in once registered?

#8 chookpea

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

I watched the clock count down to 0.  Then the screen refreshed.  And then it crashed.  LOL!

I didn't bother signing up...most of the participating stores have codes/info on their home pages.  Is it worthwhile signing up at all then?

#9 Gambit la Feralé

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

would look like it may not be able to handle the traffic....i'm already having trouble.

I can see the front page with nothing left on the countdown....but no obvious way to log in and it's now having trouble refreshing....not boding well original.gif

#10 MsNorbury

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

tried registering but it didn't work. The site wont load at all now

#11 blueberrymuffin

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

Site is down for me...

#12 intd242

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

seems to have all crashed to me ...

#13 Bodacious Prime

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

They're getting a hammering on their FB page. Worth a laugh.

#14 Simply Me

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

Site has crashed on me numerous times, even before 7pm  sad.gif

#15 Jenno

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I can't get on either

#16 ~elle~

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

So I take it here in WA we still wait another 3 hours while everyone else is shopping their little hearts out??

#17 Walkers

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

What a let down. I've got 3 different browsers open hoping that will let me on somehow lol but nothing....

#18 CupOfCoffee

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Even participating retailers sites have crashed... (I went to them directly to see if I could see their sales (like Myer, d*ck Smith, Bing Lee...)

#19 jules095

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

You can get the deals from the participating retail websites, that is if they haven't crashed in the mean time (which most have).

FWIW, the deals that I've seen leaked, are not exactly super special prices IMO.

#20 Starrydawn

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (~elle~ @ 20/11/2012, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I take it here in WA we still wait another 3 hours while everyone else is shopping their little hearts out??

No ones shopping and no its 7pm esdst.

#21 stephanu

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (~elle~ @ 20/11/2012, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I take it here in WA we still wait another 3 hours while everyone else is shopping their little hearts out??

It started at the same time for everyone in Australia. 4pm in WA, 6pm in QLD, 7pm in NSW, etc.

#22 silver-rain

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Love the spin off Facebook page - Nek minute, site crashes at 6:59....... lol!

#23 EBeditor

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

What a disaster. You'd be pretty annoyed if you paid money to advertise on the click frenzy website.

#24 Walkers

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Are the deals supposed to have flashing lights? I've finally got on to Toys R Us but the site just seems the same.

#25 EBeditor

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Here is the list of participating retailers if you'd like to go directly to their sites:

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