Monday, August 17, 2015

A Response to Travis Pope's Article, "$299 Xbox One Deal is The Best Savings in Gaming"

Hey Guys, my good friends at Gottabemobile created another click-bait article. However, I'm positive they really don't care. I sent my original response to Adam Mills a long time ago and he never responded. If there is anything I hate so much, is people who don't respond to their e-mails. This action only shows that these guys don't really care what they post as long as people still click on it. However, "constructive criticism" is still my thing that they can't argue with.

You can check out the article right here. I'll pull out key quotes from the article in order to show you why this article is complete garbage.
  • "The retailer allows gamers to trade in their used consoles, accessories, and equipment for store credit towards other items"(Pope). GameStop literally did this back when both the PS4 and Xbox One were still new and this was back in early-to-mid 2014. As a matter of fact, they had a layaway program for the Xbox One! To this day, you can still trade in your old console to upgrade it to a new current-gen system. You'll know why I put a strong emphasis on "new" in just a second.
  • "Best Buy warns that used consoles purchased from it are sold without the original packaging. Additionally, some 'parts and accessories' could be missing"(Pope). If you haven't already guessed by reading this, this literally means that this $299 Xbox One only pertains to pre-owned consoles which may not even be complete. I'm literally looking on the webpage right now and this is the first thing I see....
I'm not making this up. You can check it out here

Much like what I said back in my Adam Mills rebuttal, why would I pay for something that is not complete? You don't even get a game with this "Best Savings in Gaming". You're going to have to spend close to $349 if either you want to buy a brand new video game or have to pay for any missing accessory! Additionally, you're going to want to invest in the warranty because remember that this is still a pre-owned console. I don't know about you guys, but I always make sure to pay for the warranty for any pre-owned product in the event that something does happen to it.

He then goes on to show evidence that Best Buy has the lowest price of any store on an Xbox One, but this is only for a pre-owned console! Seriously, you're better off paying $349 for a brand new Xbox One bundle since they actually come complete along with a game or two!

Additionally, I've seen people selling their Xbox One consoles on Craigslist far below $300 and even $200. Usually I wouldn't recommend going on Craigslist for consoles, but sometimes you do get very lucky!

Please, don't listen to this guy. He has no idea what he is talking about. It may be true that Best Buy has the cheapest pre-owned Xbox One console; however, you're better off paying the $349. There really is no defending this article.
Till Next Time!!
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