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[Pre Order] Xbox Series X $749 (Minimum $200 Deposit) in-Store @ EB Games

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Hi everyone just thought id share that i went to my local EB Games asked about the Xbox Series X EB Games they told me that they are now accepting Preorders

Further Info

  1. How Much to Pre-Order: Minimum Deposit $200.00 (To Secure You Console)
  2. How: Instore Only
  3. Shipment: Estimated Delivery June

Related Stores

EB Games Australia
EB Games Australia

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  • +3 votes

    I went in with a guy from work and did this today, we were told June for stock deliveries.

    • -1 vote

      Did you check Telstra for stock? Only costs you one month of Gamepass Ultimate.

      • -1 vote

        This is what I did.

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        Don't you need a Telstra post-paid service also for at least a month? If you aren't an existing Telstra customer it isn't really worth it from my last calculation.

  • +5 votes

    jbhi only $50 deposit

  • +3 votes

    Why pre-order when you can buy this one now with 'doge coin'…

    • +6 votes

      i was just sharing, as some ppl may not of been aware of able to preorder at ebgames as some may prefer to get it from there instead

      • +8 votes

        Not trying to offend or mocking your post, I don't really mind seeing console posts… The eBay listing I added was singing listing their console for $1,000,000. :)

      • +2 votes

        It as meant to be a joke… But a joke is not one when it needs to be explained.

        • +1 vote

          Your doge boi jokes are too witty for us plebs, we need the subtext written in bold

  • +1 vote

    I checked yesterday and the guy at my local eb said they were doing a trade in deal for the series x. Trade in one x plus a game and get the series x for $499. Then tried to tell me it was a better deal than the original preorder. I think I’ll hold onto my one x for a while longer …

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      i dont have a xbox 1 any more i sold my xb 1 x Scorpio to a collector

      • -1 vote

        I still have my two Xbox One X consoles. Still in pristine condition. Both bought around mid last year.

    • +1 vote

      original preorder was trade in for $399, how is it better now for $499?

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        It's better because you couldn't get a console to trade back then, and now you could?

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          not really, now you still wait till June just like you did earlier. It ain't better whichever way you look at it from before.

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            @ozdesi: Yeah I know, I was just having a laugh, the guy at eb was just trying to sell a console.

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      Keep your one x for two player one games with your new series x. Gamepass ultimate and digital games will let you load the same game at the same time with both on Xbox Network at the same time.

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        Exactly what I did. My kid and I play FN together on two screens/units. Way better than split screen.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah the same Xbox One X preowned that they go on to sell for $448. It's no wonder they are so keen on console trade in deals that they only give people $250 for the trade in and then put a $198 markup on it.

      • -3 votes

        EB Games massive profit market up

        Who is really surprised by this?

      • +3 votes

        And? They are in business to make money. They have plenty of overheads and a business that probably won't be around in 5 years given the move to buying games online (downloading instead of physical).
        If you want more for your old box sell it yourself. Trading one in makes it easy for those that don't care about getting the maximum amount for it.
        They make next to nothing on new hardware, this is well known.

        • +4 votes

          Exactly my thoughts too. They have rent to pay, staff to pay, utility bills, marketing. That ain't free and it has to come from somewhere!

          • +1 vote

            @cunningdrew: Agree with you both 100%, ebgames were fantastic in trading in my old consoles last year. It was so easy and the trade in value was great.

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          Touche! I don't know why everyone keeps comparing selling privately to trading at EB games. They are a business. Businesses exist to make money. They have overheads, not to mention taking the risk of buying a used console from someone they don't know.

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        I mean the pre-order trade in I managed to give them my One X for $420 credit towards my Series X preorder. Best of luck to them if they want to try and flip a pre-owned previous generation console for $499 when you can walk in and get a Series S for the same price brand new.

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      The pre-launch pre-order trade in deal was $399 (and that's without EB World level bonus, $329 with Level 4). That was before trading in games, accessories with double EB World bonus. Some lucky people stacked the birthday bonus on top of that.

      I welcome a better trade in deal than the pre-launch pre-order deal, but $499 is too high… By the way, I paid $100 (deposit) for my Series X, rest all covered from trade-in. The guy next to me when I was doing the trade in walked out with a $900+ EB World card (I assume that's after paying for the Series X - he did trade in a big stack of games).

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        Considering that there is not really much games…
        and the games that are out.. costing quite a lot of money and also available on PC (non exclusives)..

        By the time there is more games and those games become classics ie selling at really low price
        Hopefully by then amazon got lightening deals.. that sell these consoles at those insane lightening prices..

        I think I would get more console usage by then and more joy from catching an amazon lightening deal than the current EB games deals right now

        Hopefully they also included a larger SSD by then..
        cos current SSD size is not that great considering how large the games are..

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          About SSD size - the high speed version IS necessary if you want to play a game at any time - But for larger (not instantly playable) storage you can use other bigger drives.

          So I've got about 197 games in my library - owned/Game Pass/Gold/Ultimate/free EA Play - lucky to be playing maybe 10 at a time, from week to week.

          The others could all be stored on larger storage until needed then transfer one, two or more to console or the SSD for instant play access.

          No I don't have a Series X (saw the $200 deposit at EBgames on the weekend - changing branding to EBworld eventually according to their emails).

          Or might wait till paid-for Ultimate gets closer to running out then do All Access from Telstra. Or win one - give it maybe another 6 months try.

      • +2 votes

        Get 3090 instead

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    I bought an Xbox One X late in its life for a good deal, so I'm fine waiting a few years for this one to be worthwhile - and in regular stock - too (especially while there's no real 'killer app' titles for it yet).

    • +7 votes

      It's worthwhile already, 120fps, quick resume, FPS boost, Auto HDR and just general speed makes it worth it alone.

      • +7 votes

        Yeah that quick resume is where it's at! When I have a 30 minute window to jam in some gaming that is a massive plus!
        Have also tried some Ultra HD Blu ray which are nice.

  • +6 votes

    Still waiting for my 18 Sept 2020 PS5 preorder … EB games …

    • +1 vote

      in regards to ps5 i preordered 2nd shipment i got it in november

    • +1 vote

      I was on 2021 shipment (the last batch), received it early December 2020. Something was wrong with your pre-order.

    • +1 vote

      Have you tried to contact them? I don't think this is normal. Even 3080s aren't taking that long.

      • +1 vote

        Yep. They said they'd call me. I've asked several times now. Last time the dude lost his patience with me.

        • +2 votes

          Was you polite? You could also contact head office because that isn't right, I got mine in November.

          • +1 vote

            @FabMan: Yeah reasonably. I just spoke with the local store. They're down to 40 on the pre order list. I'm 14th. Pretty sure I was around that number two drops ago.

            • +3 votes

              @elmacho: "Yeah reasonably" means… no ;)

  • +2 votes

    Waiting for special edition white console 🙏🏻😅

    • +2 votes

      I'm waiting for the series S in black, lol. Just to play gamepass stuff.

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      Waiting for SP-ED Shrek consoles. Gon be gud

  • -2 votes

    These deals are getting worse with time lol

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      Despite the fact they're all the same price

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        Retail price + $200 deposit + 3 month wait
        Yes, over time that becomes a worse deal than it already is

  • -3 votes

    Do they have ps5?

  • +1 vote

    Anyone considering this, just to advise I’m still awaiting my September 17th 2020 order for a PlayStation 5 console. Let that sink in and then decide if it’s worth bothering with EB…

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    goto your local ebgames and ask whats going on

  • +1 vote

    My One X bricked itself during an update, after some 100 hrs of gaming. They're going to have to make this very affordable before I bite.

  • +6 votes

    So we have been ozinstock. Now we are ozpreorder.
    Edit: love ppl left down vote without leaving a comment. Maybe u too dumb to realize it's a preorder for a gaming console at full rrp and needs $200 deposit.

    • +3 votes

      You're right this is getting out of hand!

      I wouldn't consider this a deal or a bargain.

      It's not a bad deal, hence no neg. But not good either.

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        There is no deal…
        So it is neither bad or good.

        Just a more of notice that stock is now available or can now preorder at RRP..

    • +6 votes

      Either you were lucky enough to get one or just feel like trolling, given the effort to click into a link you could have easily scrolled past…as discussed many times in the past these are informative good posts for the majority of people still looking for a console given the shortage. Doesn't deserve a negative vote.

      • -10 votes

        Your quick assumption/conclusion of my "either or" is utterly incorrect becuz I'm not intended on getting a gaming console and I gave my reason for downvote which may seem like trolling to hyper sensitive ppl like u but reasonable ppl who are not on drugs will think I'm trying my best to be reasonable.
        As discussed for many many times and years, if everyone can just scroll past all junk posts instead of downvote them or report them, ozbargian won't be where its at rn cuz it'll just be like a generic advertising junk site. If I want that kinda of experience, I could've just grab newspaper for it. When people actually spend time to downvote a post which a valid reason, it helps everybody on ozbargian except the butthurt people like u.
        For the "majority" of people (which I think u meant the loudest crying babes online when they can't get their hands on a gaming console), if they are still looking for preorder, instock information of a console, they should join their local FB groups or discord groups for that kinda of information.
        As for the "minority" of people like me, I don't think I'm looking for the kind of "instock" "preorder at full rrp" deals/posts when I am on ozbargian.

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          Your English is atrocious and you don't speak for the majority of people despite what you think.

          • -4 votes

            @FabMan: LMAO I'm sorry cuz english is my third language and I don't think I have said I speak for the majority of people. In case u too busy to comment on my English and missed it, I said I think it's not a deal cuz it's a preorder for a gaming console at full rrp for a minimum $200 deposit. Btw ru high rn?

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              @nico8amy: It isn't your third language. I don't think it is a deal either but these type of deals seem to be wanted by the site so do you have to cry about it so much?

              • -1 vote

                @FabMan: Lmao dude I'm a Chinese. I only moved to Australia 5 yrs ago. My parents speak Mandarin and French at home. What do you mean it is not your third language?

        • +7 votes

          By your logic, ozbargain shouldn't evolve or bend to what the assumed majority of people may want or benefit from, and only cater to the assumed minority?

          In my case, I am fortunate enough to have an Xbox Series X (was actually lucky enough to receive it a few days before launch due to shipping), and a PS5 which I received on launch day. I'm not "butthurt" at all nor "hyper sensitive", I just believe that if someone can do something to help or benefit others whilst not causing any harm to others it's a positive rather than a "Negative" (vote).

          Hope it helps provide a different perspective, from someone who once felt the same about it

          • -3 votes

            @eggaz: Guess that's why we can see so many overpriced GPU deals, instock posts and now this deposit $200 to get it at full rrp in 3 months deal. Ozbargian is bending all over for it's assumed users.

            Well. At least I'm glad u comment on my logic instead of my English writing skill. Gonna end the chat here.

    • +1 vote

      Yep that's OzBargain these days. But if that's what the people want/accept, the that's what they'll get. I've given-up speaking-out on the non-sense. At the end of the day, it wastes about 10 seconds of my cognitive time to read and move on…but others like it. shrug

      Keep an eye out for an invitation to the "UNofficial 0zB4rg4in" Discord server. I got mine about six weeks ago. No RRP bollocks and helpful stock hook-ups for harder-to-find items. And there deals that are not posted to OzBargain, like last week's killer buy on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 units brokered by the resident Lenovo AU rep.

      Note: I am NOT a mod on that server and do not control/influence the invitations.

      • +2 votes

        How do we get an invite from the group?

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          The mods are slowwwwly selecting and inviting people. There's been less than 500 invitations in the last month's. My only tip would be to be active here (posts and comments) with valuable contributions.

      • -1 vote

        What so the group misses all the RRP that sells for crazy prices in the market place ?
        Please call the group "Dummies Incorporated" lol .

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    So guessing the stock they were selling earlier this week was their last large consignment for a couple of months then

  • +2 votes

    Depending on how you look at this post as a half full cup or a half empty cup.

    Ebgames preorder means trade in opportunity for me.

    Just reading the post and thought I align some of the misunderstanding of an ebgames preorder/ trade in offer. Plus its your last change of trading in for a reasonable trade in price for those with higher ebworld before ebgames drops the trade in price again.

    This preorder is only good for people who wont be using their consoles for a while and would like to trade in their old xbox1sx/ps4/slim/pro console towards the xbox series x.

    Its got nothing to do with the retail preorder at $200 depending how you see it because you are allowed to tradein your console and put that trade in amount towards the deposit. Ebgames is always about trade in and reselling the preowned stuffs that is how they make most of their money.

    Ranging from $125 (xb1og trade in) to $240 (xb1x trade in) stacks with ebworld.

    If you can sell via fbmarkets or gumtree for more, good for you but not everyone is a good seller, or they might have bad experience with those platform or have the time to do so ebgames is the best to do it.

    If you have nothing to trade or dont want to wait for the stock (….shouldnt take until June) just buy it from other retailers as they will have stock from time to time (less than a month)

    Fyi
    Its NEVER Ozbargain's problem, the info are from the contributors which is us and sometimes the mods(good or bad) and its how you interpret the info provided and the value it provides to each potential consumer.

    Something worthless and garbage to you might be someone elses treasure as that is the purpose of this website., looking for something of value.

    Ok back to gaming 🤣🤣🤣

  • +1 vote

    I am honestly dumbfounded that they have not been able to stock these.

    I'm an Xbox guy but I don't see the point in the upgrade I don't think there's been one actual game specifically released for it

    • +3 votes

      I've had my Series X since day 1 (pre-ordered direct from Microsoft) and play it almost every day. The almost instant load times, auto-HDR, HDMI 2.1 VRR and 60fps upgrades to previous gen games are amazing. I could never go back to a One X. Also the Dashboard is way snappier.

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        when you bought the xbox x Series @lockieasy did u get any codes with it ?

        • +1 vote

          I don't think mine did. If it came with a 2 week Game Pass trial or something I can't seem to find it. I already did a $1 conversion for 3 years Game Pass Ultimate so I didn't redeem any codes.

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        That's the same reasons I've updated as well

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      Only Medium has been released so far last I checked. It's crap though

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, was about to give up on reloading every site that sells them, with no success for months. Went into local EB today and pre-ordered. They said they expect the pre-orders to be fulfilled by May.

  • +2 votes

    glad i could helpout :) ive been waiting to pre-order since had giftcards

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    Darkside is really James Joyce, completely unencumbered by punctuation or grammar. He could write another Ulysses!

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    I noticed they have a spot already for refurbished Series X at $699 (no stock at moment though) too

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      where was that cause i cant find refurbished section

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    Rang all my local EB Games on Central Coast NSW, no preorders and won't be accepting any until Mid-Late June depending on which store you ask.

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      I'm In Qld And I've got mine