Update: The discount on the 1TB card has since been reduced to £156.74!
We've updated the pre-order link below, but keep in mind there's no guarantee how long this deal will last.
Original story: Amazon Prime Day for 2022 has arrived, and one of the best deals we've spotted from an Xbox perspective so far is for the Seagate 1TB Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S, which has dropped by 35% in the UK.
This brings it down from Amazon's listed RRP of £254.99 to £164.99, which obviously is still expensive, but it's a hefty discount if you're in the market for one of these things. You can order the Expansion Card via Amazon below:
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If you're wondering, we haven't seen any Amazon Prime Day deals for the 512GB or 2TB variants yet, and unfortunately none of the Seagate Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X|S are discounted in North America as far as we can tell.
The reason these Seagate Expansion Cards are so expensive is because they're built to match the ultra-fast internal SSD drives of the Series X and Series S, meaning games that are optimised for those consoles can be played directly from them. If you use a cheaper USB hard drive or SSD for extra storage instead, you'll have to move any next-gen specific games to the internal drive if you want to play them on your Series X and/or Series S.
Will you be grabbing one of these for Amazon Prime Day? Tell us in the comments below.
It's disingenuous to say the RRP is £254.99 and it's a 35% saving. Other than one or two days around launch this has been at MOST £219.99 since launch, that's even the RRP listed on the Microsoft Store. It's also been less than £200 for a year and it was £184.99 as recently as last week.
Proof on three camels
Regardless that's still a £20 saving and the cheapest a new one has been recently from the UK.
Personally i'm holding out for Black Friday and/or more competition from other vendors to lower prices. Have enough MS rewards points saved up (currently 220,000 = about £185)
@themightyant Yep, I thought that too! I don't remember ever seeing it higher than £219.99 🤷♂️
@FraserG It's Amazon doing their usual thing of upping the RRP to make their savings seem higher.
Still not a bad price. CEX has them for £150 but that's second hand and Amazon Spain had them for £152 yesterday but that's overseas and sold out now. £165 isn't too bad.
EDIT: I only know all this because i've set up an alert on hotukdeals. Have been holding out for a great deal somewhere.
@themightyant this should have been mentioned in the article. They should also tell the truth about why its expensive in the first place. Its NOT because they are “built to match xbox performance”, it’s because they are the only company that makes them so they can set whatever price they want 😒
As others have mentioned above, RRP is £220 for these? That’s what the Microsoft Store lists it as.
Still the cheapest price I’ve seen for it so far. I bought mine in April last year for £170 by using a discounted gift card to knock a further 6% off Curry’s £180 deal. The fact you can now get it for £5 less without the need for an employer benefits discount scheme is good (considering massive inflation on pretty much everything else), and hopefully prices continue to climb down throughout the year.
I'll still wait until storage hits the £50-£70 mark. As much as I'd like more space, I can't justify spending even £150 when I can just delete/manage my storage more effectively at the moment.
(It also helps having Flight Simulator on the cloud and not installed on the console 🤣)
@themightyant that’s really good for cex. Usually they’re more expensive than the rrp even though it’s preowned stuff.
They’re seriously worse than the scalpers with their ps5s!
@themightyant That's a thing that seems new on Amazon. They've always fluctuated prices randomly but I don't remember them showing "discount percentages" from some weird inflated RRP that never existed until the past several months with the big red discount for like 60% or products. Never thought I'd see Amazon follow the department store model. "RRP is $999.99 but today it's 90% off and it's only $100!"
@Fulkaffe Completely agree the proprietary form factor and seagate's monopoly almost doubles the price. Today you could get a 2TB SSD, the one that includes the heatsink for PS5, for £178. Just £13 more for double the storage. A 1TB one is less than £100. Yes, these are a rip-off by comparison, but that doesn't stop it being a better price considering what we've seen before. Still hopeful we will see other makers and with it lower prices come November (2 years) but there will always be a price premium for the proprietary form factor.
@Bleachedsmiles I've used CEX a LOT over the years, but yes the BUY prices often aren't great unless games or hardware is old & ubiquitous. I usually build up a few hundred pounds worth of credit and then trade it for something larger.
@NEStalgia They've had the percentages for a few years at least for lightning and prime deals. It's a bold faced lie that they put the RRP so high when it was never on sale at that price, even on the MS store. £219.99 was always the top price.
@themightyant I haven't really done much specifically shopping lightning/prime deals some years, but I think I know what you mean, but those also have the red tag saying "Limited time" or something like that. I'm now seeing non-"limited time" (non lightning deals) items across pretty much any random item category with the red percentages. And the full prices are made up most of the time. It's not a new business model they invented, it's the model department stores have used forever, but it's bizzarre for an otherwise discount store to follow the dinosaur so-dead-everyone-forgot-it-existed department store model where everything in the store is listed as outrageous prices, and then the "whole department is on sale" at different percentages all the time.
@SplooshDmg That's not so bad, BOGO is literally "half price on even numbers" - so if they let you do it with odd numbers, that's just a perk.
The department store (and Kohls) model is to just list all prices as ridiculously high prices that no other store ever charges, and that store only charges it like 20 days a year, and the rest of the time it's "Save 40% off!" (which brings it down to only $15 more than every other store.)
In fairness, that's how all retail worked, until "discount department stores" (Kmart, Walmart, Target, Woolworths, Bradlees,TJX, etc entered the mix) And rewrote the script. But that was the 60's (man.)
I'd love to see it on sale on the Microsoft store so I can get it with reward points. £150 would be OK, still double that of M.2 drives in its performance class though
IMO these should be £99
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