The Harvey Norman price match guarantee is well known by savvy Australian shoppers, but we're here to tell you that it's one of MANY Australian retailers who will now reduce their prices to match a competitor's. Better still, price matches are usually easy to claim.
So, where else can you score a price match in Australia?
Read on, we've rounded up the best 34 stores who will match prices, and help you save some cash.
1. eBay Price Match
Overview: eBay's "Best Price Guarantee" means that if you find a lower price on a new item you recently bought on eBay Australia, eBay will give you a voucher for the difference plus an extra 5%.
Good To Know: It only applies to "Buy it Now" items, and the lower price must come from an "approved competitor". You have only 48 hours from the time of purchase to contact eBay customer service for your voucher. See more.
2. JB Hi-Fi Price Match
Overview: The "JB Hi-Fi Price Promise" means it will match the price of any competitor's stocked product provided you can show current evidence.
Good To Know: Online competitor prices have to include delivery fees. There are exclusion for "grey" or direct imports, which could apply to some marketplace competitors like Amazon Australia and eBay. See more.
3. Kogan Price Match
Overview: If you find a better price at a competitor, Kogan invites customers to submit a query through their online form for a price match to be considered. Just paste in the links to the Kogan product and the competitor's product and attach a screenshot if need be.
Good to Know: While the words "price match guarantee" are used, Kogan doesn't explicitly promise that they will match a price every time. It's worth a shot, though! See more.
4. The Good Guys Price Match
Overview: If you find a lower advertised price on any identical product stocked at The Good Guys, they will beat it! Just head into any store with proof of the lower price, either online or a physical advertisement.
Good To Know: the competitor's product must be in stock and factory sealed, and it must be sold by one of the approved competitors published on The Good Guys' website. See more.
5. Appliances Online Price Match
Overview: If you find an identical product (new in box) for a lower price at a competitor, call Applicances Online and quote the competitor's price and store name for a price match.
Good To Know: The price you want Appliances Online to match must have been advertised within the last 14 days, include all shipping costs, and must not come from an auction-based website. Some brands are excluded, like Miele. See more.
6. Harvey Norman Price Match
Overview: Harvey Norman will match a competitor's price on an exact stocked item as long as you can show proof. You can use price matching for new purchases or for purchases up to a week old, in which case Harvey Norman will refund you the difference.
Good To Know: Excludes competitor's clearance, seconds and display items, and products with delivery and/or installation included. See more.
7. Bing Lee Price Match
Overview: Bing Lee has published on its website that it will match lower prices on identical products found at Australian competitors as long as the competitor has at least two physical retail stores in the country.
Good To Know: The competitor's price must include delivery and handling fees. Big Lee will not match prices for "grey imports", items sold on eBay, and clearance stock. See more.
8. Officeworks Price Match
Overview: The "Officeworks Price Beat Guarantee" (PBG) is a great one, because not only will Officeworks match a competitor's price on an identical item, they beat it by 5%. You can claim the PBG by visiting a physical Officeworks store, or by calling customer service.
Good To Know: The competitor's price includes delivery fees. Exclusions from the PBG include clearance sales, commercial sales not open to the general public, and cashback/coupon offers. See more.
9. EB Games Price Match
Overview: Generally EB Games stores are happy to match a lower price provided the cheaper item is in stock, identical and within a reasonable proximity to the EB Games store you're visiting.
Good To Know: Price matching at EB Games is an in-store service, and terms may vary depending on your store.
10. Kitchen Warehouse Price Match
Overview: At Kitchen Warehouse you can score a price match for any identical product that is found cheaper and in-stock at an Australia retailer.
Good To Know: The price match offer does not extend to auction sites like eBay, and any shipping costs will be matched to those of the competitor. See more.
11. Jetstar Price Match
Overview: The "Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee" means that if you find a cheaper identical flight on another airline, or a cheaper identical Jetstar flight on an eligible third-party website, Jetstar will beat it by 10%.
Good To Know: Competitor's prices must include all fees and charges, be direct and one-way, not a membership fare (for example, Frequent Flyer), currently available to the public, and the flight must be leaving more than a week after you apply for the price beat. See more.
12. Virgin Price Match
Overview: The "Virgin Australia Fare Promise" includes not only matching the price of an identical domestic Virgin flight from an eligible third-party website, but crediting you with 500 Virgin Velocity points.
Good To Know: The cheaper fare needs to be full-price (not on sale), have the same fare inclusions, and be the same travel class (for example, business). The lower priced fares need to have Virgin Australia flight numbers and identical travel routes and dates. See more.
13. Hotel.com Price Match
Overview: The "Hotel.com Price Guarantee" that means that if you find a cheaper identical offer on accommodation you've already booked booked, it will pay you the difference.
Good To Know: The accommodation must be identical: same rooms, location and dates. To claim your price match, the latest you can do so is by 23:59 on the day before you check in. You will need to contact customer service via the online form to set things in motion. See more.
14. Expedia Australia Price Match
Overview: Expedia will conduct price matches before you make a hotel booking and after. In short, you'll be refunded the difference, provided you can show a screenshot of the identical travel option.
Good To Know: For a price match before you make a booking, you will have to phone Expedia and have a screenshot ready to email through. If you have already made a booking, you have only 24 hours to claim a refund on the difference. (Note, Expedia no longer offers a $50 travel coupon in additional to refunding the difference.) See more.
15. Flight Centre Price Match
Overview: The "Flight Centre Lowest Airfare Guarantee" means that it will beat any identical airline quote for travel that departs from Australia by $1 per person.
Good To Know: You will need to show the cheaper quote in writing on the same day it was found. The cheaper quote can't be the result of a membership discount or sale, and to score your price match, you'll have to be prepared to pay in full on the day you present the lower quote. See more.
16. Booking.com Price Match
Overview: Customers can claim a refund of the difference if they find a cheaper identical hotel price to Booking.com.
Good To Know: You have to to claim your refund no later than 24 hours before your check-in date. The cheaper hotel offer has to be the exact same hotel, location and travel dates, and the refund offer doesn't apply to any rewards-based or loyalty offers from other websites. See more.
17. Spotlight Price Match
Overview: If you find a cheaper identical item at a competitor, Spotlight will not only match it, but beat it by 10%. (The cheaper price includes delivery fees.)
Good To Know: This doesn't apply to online orders, sale items or items not in stock. Also, the competitor must be based within 30 kilometres of the Spotlight store you are visiting. See more.
18. Kmart Price Match
Overview: The "Kmart Price Promise" means that the store can match the price of an identical stocked item found elsewhere, provided you can show evidence.
Good To Know: The Kmart Price Promise only applies to in-store purchases, and excludes gift cards, itunes vouchers and any sale items. See more.
19. Myer Price Match
Overview: Myer has a "Competitive Pricing Policy" which means that in-store shoppers can score a price match as long as the cheaper product is identical, and Myer staff can accurately verify the price.
Good To Know: Price matches must be requested in person in a physical Myer store, not online. Myer won't price match if the competitor's price is online only or if it is below Myer's cost price for the product. See more.
20. Target Price Match
Overview: Target Australia has a "Best Toy Price Guarantee" which means that if you find a toy cheaper someplace else, Target will match it as long as you can show proof.
Good To Know: This applies to toys only, and can only occur in a physical store. Price matching on toys excludes gaming and consoles, items from international sites and clearance sales. See more.
21. Baby Bunting Price Match
Overview: As long as you have evidence of an identical stocked product at a lower price, Baby Bunting will match the price.
Good To Know: Price matching is only offered in person at a Baby Bunting store. The offer excludes sales items, and the competitor must be an Australian-based retailer. If the matched item is sold online, delivery fees are taken into account as well. See more.
22. Dell Price Match
Overview: Price matching comes in very handy when it comes to electronics, and Dell is one of a few stores that will match the price of a cheaper Dell product (or equivalent HP or Levono item) found elsewhere.
Good To Know: You will need to share an active link showing the lower priced item with a Dell service representative, either via the online chat, or by phone the customer service team. See more.
23. Lenovo Price Match
Overview: Lenovo also has a competitive pricing policy, and offers price matching for any comparable personal computers sold at competitors for a better price.
Good To Know: Do your homework to find the absolute cheapest price on a comparable Lenovo PC, and present your evidence to Lenovo experts via online chat or by phoning customer service. See more.
24. Bunnings Price Match
Overview: "Lowest prices are just the beginning" at Bunnings, so it stands to reason this store would offer a price match for lower stocked items found elsewhere. But not only does Bunnings match prices, it beats them by 10%.
Good To Know: Bunnings won't match prices on clearance and liquidation offers, or on any trade quotes. If the lower price is found online, it must include all delivery fees as well. See more.
25. Rebel Sport Price Match
Overview: Rebel with match the price of a cheaper identical item, from an Australian retailer, provided you can show evidence.
Good To Know: Excludes "grey imports", sale items and any products not sold by authorised Australian retailers. The product you are matching needs to be immediately available. See more.
26. Anaconda Price Match
Overview: If you find a lower price on an identical and in-stock item, Anaconda will beat it by 10%.
Good To Know: Applies to in-store purchases only, and the lower price you are trying to match must come from a retailer with a physical retail store in Australia. Also, if the lower price is found online, it must include the delivery fees. See more.
27. Rays Price Match
Overview: The "Rays Price Match Guarantee" means that you claim a price match on any stocked item you find cheaper elsewhere.
Good To Know: You can only claim your price match at a Rays store, not online. Also, the lower price must come from an Australian retailer and include all delivery fees. See more.
28. BCF Price Match
Overview: The BCF Price Match Guarantee means it will match any identical price on a stocked item sold in Australia - all you have to do is show evidence of the cheaper offer.
Good To Know: The matched price needs to include all delivery and final fees, and you can only claim the price match in person at a BCF store. See more.
29. Wild Earth Price Match
Overview: Wild Earth is another outdoor and leisure retailer that will price match a cheaper and identical product found at a competitor in Australia.
Good To Know: The competitor needs to have a physical store in Australia, and the matched price has to include all delivery fees. Afterpay is not available for price match orders at Wild Earth. See more.
30. Dan Murphy's Price Match
Overview: Perhaps one of the best-known price match guarantees belongs to Dan Murphy's, which confidently spruiks its slogan: "we will not be beaten on price." If by chance you do find a better deal elsewhere, Dan Murphy's will beat it on the spot.
Good To Know: The cheaper offer must be current and in stock, and the advertisement you show in-store as evidence must be an original, not a photocopy or print-out. See more.
31. First Choice Liquor Price Match
Overview: First Choice Liquor has a "Lowest Price Promise" that means it will match a competitor's lower price on the spot for identical products.
Good To Know: The price match does not apply to online offers, and the competitor's store must be within 10 kilometres of the First Choice Liquor store you are visiting. See more.
32. Pet Barn Price Match
Overview: Pet Barn has a "Price Pledge" that means it will happily match any identical product you find cheaper someplace else, provided it's from a retailer with physical shops in Australia.
Good To Know: You can only claim the Price Pledge in a Pet Barn store (not online), and the lower priced product must be in-stock at the time you make your claim. See more.
33. Better Music Price Match
Overview: Better Music will match lower Australian prices for an identical item as long as it can be verified.
Good To Know: The lower advertised price needs to include shipping and handling costs. To request a price match, you need to phone Better Music and speak with a representative. See more.
34. Chemist Warehouse Price Match
Overview: Chemist Warehouse refers to itself as "Australia's cheapest chemist" and offers shoppers not only a price match, but a further 10% discount off a lower price found at another authorised Australian seller.
Good To Know: For in-store matching, you need to bring in a current advertisement showing the cheaper and identical item, and it needs to be in stock. Online price matching applies to purchases already made, and you may be entitled to a refund of the difference. See more.
How To Get A Price Match:
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Make sure you've looked around to find the absolute lowest price out there on the item you're interested in. Bear in mind that sale items aren't usually including in price matches, and for products found cheaper online, stores will usually take into account any shipping fees as well.
2. GATHER YOUR EVIDENCE
Get evidence of the lower price you found (usually a link, printed advertisement or photo) and be ready to show it to a customer assistant at the store when the time comes.
Head to your preferred store, show your evidence and politely request a price match. It's that simple!
The days of settling for inflated prices are way behind us; nowadays if you're bold enough to ask for a price match, you'll quite often get it. The stores usually want the business and the favourable word of mouth it inspires.
Over to you! Do you know any other popular stores with a price match guarantee? Let us know in the comments.