This headline is not a joke. ALDI. The budget supermarket, which is great for $8 pre-marinated pork sirloins, $5 bottles of wine for cooking and litre jugs of custard so cheap it represents a severe risk to my health, has the best Xbox One deal you’ll see for a while.
Actually, it might be the best Xbox One deal there has ever been.
It’s only available this Saturday, but if you have a local store with enough stock you’ll be able to pick up a 500GB refurbished Xbox One console with a controller, headset and copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Let’s put that in context for a second.
The cheapest Xbox One bundle from EB Games will set you back $398. You can get a 1TB console for your troubles, but it’s arguable whether a game like The Division or a bundle with Gears of War and Ori of the Blind Forest is a better deal than Rise of the Tomb Raider.
At JB Hi-Fi, you can pick up a 500GB console for $389 with a copy of The Witcher 3 and Gears of War. That’s not a bad deal.
Blimey. Just don’t forget ALDI’s fine print: stocks are limited and limited to each store. If one runs out, you’ll have to physically jet over to another.
But if you’re lucky, your local store might even have a good deal on a portable hard drive too.