Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Xbox 360 250 GB Sold for $99, Too

In May, Microsoft sent ripples down the gaming industry by launching a subsidized $99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle. The bundle included an Xbox 360 4 GB console, Kinect, and "Kinect Adventures." The company applied a similar subsidy plan to the 250 GB HDD-equipped variant of the console, priced at the same $99, but which lacks Kinect bundle. One can now get a 250 GB Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle for as low as $149. Under Microsoft's subsidy plans, full-featured consoles are sold at low prices, in exchange for customers subscribing to Xbox Live for at $15 per month for two years.

Source: The Verge
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7 Comments on Xbox 360 250 GB Sold for $99, Too

#1
tacosRcool
eeeewwww subsidized pricing with a catch!
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#2
NC37
Unfortunately...people must be buying into these ripoffs for them to keep adding more. Glad I haven't resubbed with XBL for 2yrs now.
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#3
beautyless
Last month, I really want to buy a Xbox to play Resident Evil 6.

But now I think the game is too heavy for me to play.
So I don't need to play a game anymore.
And I focus on watching Kamen Rider series instead.:laugh:
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#4
Fourstaff
by: tacosRcool
eeeewwww subsidized pricing with a catch!
Isn't it the same with phones?
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claylomax
by: Fourstaff
Isn't it the same with phones?
Exactly! I always find funny when people says: "Look, I just got this Samsung Galaxy III for free; I just have to pay £30 a month for two years, but that's for the minutes 'cause the phone is free". :laugh:
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3870x2
by: claylomax
Exactly! I always find funny when people says: "Look, I just got this Samsung Galaxy III for free; I just have to pay £30 a month for two years, but that's for the minutes 'cause the phone is free". :laugh:
I wonder how they lock the customers in though. It's not like they have to pay the full $360 subscription up front, or that would negate the reason for this deal. What if they break the contract? Are they going to repo the 360?
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Mussels
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by: claylomax
Exactly! I always find funny when people says: "Look, I just got this Samsung Galaxy III for free; I just have to pay £30 a month for two years, but that's for the minutes 'cause the phone is free". :laugh:
i hate that. people pay $60 a month (and up) for phone + plan, yet i can buy a phone for $200 and get unlimited calls/text/data for $40 and have no 2/3 year lock in.


its great the console is this cheap - but its really not with the contract
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