$99 Dollar Xbox With Kinect Bundle…Is It Worth it?
Microsoft launched a 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle today (available exclusively in 21 locations in the USA) to the tune of $99.00 USD, but wait – there’s more.
Initially, the $99.00 price tag of a 4GB Xbox 360 looks pretty damn good next to the regularly priced bundle that can run anywhere from $280.00 USD (via Amazon.com) to $299.00 USD (via Best Buy). But when you sit and do the simple math, the conditions applied with this new price point might have you shelling out more money than expected.
As notated in the coupon above, a $14.99/mo subscription fee to Xbox Live Gold will be automatically applied for two years. Backing out of this contract will inflict an early termination fee (up to $250 USD), and ultimately costing the consumer a total of $459.00. An average regular rate of buying a 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle plus two years of Xbox Live Gold membership is roughly $419.00.
This could be a reasonable payment plan for those that aren’t able to shell out the $400 dollars up front, and an in turn it’s an easy way for Microsoft to sell more consoles.
If you’re game, print out this coupon and bring it to any of the 21 locations listed above, and follow the directions below (also listed on the website):
How to redeem this offer
- Bring offer code 885370366266 to your local Microsoft Store.
- Sign up for 2 year subscription to Xbox Live Gold Membership* at $14.99 per month and receive a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect for $99.
- Offer valid only at your local Microsoft Store.
- Promotional offer (Microsoft may terminate this Offer at any time).