||02-14-2013 01:19 PM
If you are not opposed to pre-owned for a better price, cowboom.com sells pre-owned and refurbished systems. This is a website owned by best buy where they sell items which were returned to the store as well as trade-ins. Regularly priced systems vary depending on how much wear and tear they have and what accessories they come with. Here is a a link to the listings available today:
Today there is a listing for the xbox 250 gb kinect bundle starting at $219. A quick glance showed me that there were a number of consoles rated 5 and 6, which have minimal scuffs and scratches. http://www.cowboom.com/product/1312404
I have purchased a number of tech devices from them that didn't appear to have ever been used. For $120-130 you can purchase a xbox console without kinect and for $90-100 you can purchase one which will need a HDD.
They must be currently sold out of the PS3, since every time I try to look at a listing, it takes me to a flash sale on the Wii. We purchased a160 gb PS3 a month or so ago for $150. It came in the original box without a single scratch on it. If you are patient and check in every day, they have flash sales frequently and pretty much always on Mondays and Fridays as well as holidays where the prices are even better. I have seen Wii's for as little as $40, and earlier today they were selling the DSi for $35. Last Friday they were selling the Kindle Fire 1 for $89.99. There was also a coupon code for $8 or $88 and if you purchase through a cash back site you would get 1.5% back, effectively making the price for the Kindle Fire about $81.Usually it is possible to get free shipping on any of their deal items. In addition to their flash sales, they have a daily deal which can be equally as good.