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[EB Games] Xbox All Access

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[EB Games] Xbox All Access

Not really a deal I know but there are some consoles available for the Xbox All Access program (Series S and Series X at the time of writing)! I was able to go through with an order to Quebec!
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They went live about 10am... but I can never get passed the initial name/address entry portion of the application, Don't know why it won't go through.
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For what it's worth I got this on launch with my Series X and the program is solid if you intended on getting Game Pass anyway. Website is easy to use and it's an open loan so you can pay it off entirely whenever you'd like.
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kyleashton wrote: For what it's worth I got this on launch with my Series X and the program is solid if you intended on getting Game Pass anyway. Website is easy to use and it's an open loan so you can pay it off entirely whenever you'd like.
Does it have taxes on top of the $39.99 a month?

It's asking me for $50 every month for 24 months... Why?
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trinxified wrote: Does it have taxes on top of the $39.99 a month?
Yes, in Quebec with the GST and TVQ it comes out to around $3.75 of taxes for a total of $43.73 a month.
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sfayerman wrote: Lol I wonder why I got rejected? Bizarre.
Lots of people are complaining about this on Facebook, not sure what the criteria are. I was quickly accepted on my first try.
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trinxified wrote: Does it have taxes on top of the $39.99 a month?
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This comes out to $600 for the XSX and $15 for Game Pass Ultimate over the next 24 months. So you're saving about $2 a month, if you were to pay the regular $17/month for GPU. But there are so many better ways to get GPU for as low as around $5 a month or less on average
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Well I was approved and all but at the end, it's asking me for $50 a month, total of $1200 for the 24 months...

I didn't want to agree to that of course.
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trinxified wrote: Does it have taxes on top of the $39.99 a month?

It's asking me for $50 every month for 24 months... Why?
Yeah, as mentioned above it's around $44 a month after taxes, for 24 months. The 2 years of Gamepass is a voucher on the system you can redeem at any time.
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trinxified wrote: Well I was approved and all but at the end, it's asking me for $50 a month, total of $1200 for the 24 months...

I didn't want to agree to that of course.
Ridiculous that they would ask for $50 when it clearly says $40 on the website and I'm guessing without explanation as well.
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trinxified wrote: Well I was approved and all but at the end, it's asking me for $50 a month, total of $1200 for the 24 months...

I didn't want to agree to that of course.
Interesting, should come out to about 1,084, if my math is right. So that should be $45.2/moth over the next 24 moths, unless there are hidden service fees, or you live in a province with higher taxed than 13% :rolleyes:
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SoldierZeroB wrote: Ridiculous that they would ask for $50 when it clearly says $40 on the website and I'm guessing without explanation as well.
Yeah, the loan agreement doesn't show any breakdowns of the costs, and I didn't want to proceed to pressing "agree and review order"

I'm in Ontario so it would cost $45.2 a month. But if my calculator is correct, there isn't much savings at all because console costs $678 after taxes and the game pass at $17 a month is pretty much the same as my total cost if I financed.

$45.2 x 24 is $1085

$1085 - $678 (Xbox) is $407

$17 x 24 is $408. I don't think taxes are charged on memberships.

So we're saving $1 for the whole term if taxes are at 13%
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kyleashton wrote: For what it's worth I got this on launch with my Series X and the program is solid if you intended on getting Game Pass anyway. Website is easy to use and it's an open loan so you can pay it off entirely whenever you'd like.
Only if you are comparing to paying for Gamepass monthly.
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Here's the math I have on this deal for the Xbox Series X (before taxes): $39.99 x 24 = $959.76. If you were to subtract $140 for 2 years of gold and $17 for a month of ultimate to convert it (or $1 if you haven't done it before) then the leftover price would be $802.76 which is $202.77 higher than if I just bought it. And it's $16 higher than that if you haven't previously done the conversion. It's only really a deal if the ultimate conversion doesn't work more than once, but I read online from people on Reddit that it does. This is a good way to get it instantly though, but at over $200 over the retail price of the console. It's even worse at $49.99 x 24 that some people are being asked to pay. From my point of view money is being lost in the long run and we all know RFD is about saving money, not losing it. I'd rather just save up the money and buy it straight up. As Simon Cowell would say, "That's a no from me."
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It's likely that that the $1200 for the 24 months is just a placeholder to cover the actual loan amount, but if there's taxes on top of the monthly cost (which there is), there's not much savings to be had.
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No hidden fees. Just taxes extra. I believe I read before when I did this that the final loan value will be updated after a few days. The initial value is just a "placeholder" of sorts. Comes out to just over a $1K (Ontario).
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trinxified wrote: Yeah, the loan agreement doesn't show any breakdowns of the costs, and I didn't want to proceed to pressing "agree and review order"

I'm in Ontario so it would cost $45.2 a month. But if my calculator is correct, there isn't much savings at all because console costs $678 after taxes and the game pass at $17 a month is pretty much the same as my total cost if I financed.

$45.2 x 24 is $1085

$1085 - $678 (Xbox) is $407

$17 x 24 is $408. I don't think taxes are charged on memberships.

So we're saving $1 for the whole term if taxes are at 13%
I don't think the idea of this program is to save people money - it's to be able to buy something over a term. The fact that there is no interest on the cost is actually quite a thing, usually you pay more for something when it is on a term.
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Rajcat wrote: I don't think the idea of this program is to save people money - it's to be able to buy something over a term. The fact that there is no interest on the cost is actually quite a thing, usually you pay more for something when it is on a term.
Yeah I knew that, I just thought it was even sweeter deal without taxes but that's too much to ask for haha.

It's still not a bad idea if you're pre-approved and want to get this console but don't have the $700 to drop now.

It's like paybright for appliances and smartphones... No interest too, so it helps consumers buy over a term.
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Here's the actual breakdown for Ontario:

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Note that those who ordered last year got a refund for the tax portion of GPU, so the actual total is $1,037.76

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