Xbox One and LED TV bundles from FNB: deal or no deal?

If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, and want to pick up a TV to play it on at the same time, FNB and Samsung have a couple of bundles you may be interested in.

Samsung has teamed up with FNB to offer prospective gamers looking to make the leap to the now-gen an opportunity to get in on the fun with two bundles packaging an Xbox One with a fancy TV for R599 and R949 per month.

The bundles are available to qualifying FNB customers through the bank’s smart device portal, payable over 24 months. You will also need a valid TV licence.

Typically these sorts of bundles charge interest over time, so naturally you’ll end up paying 11%-13% more than if you bought all the components separately, once-off.

If that sounds like something you’re keen on, then have a look at the tables below where we detail the full bundle and separate component costs.

Samsung 40 inch LED TV

Samsung 40 inch LED TV

Samsung 40″ LED TV bundle – R599 per month (24 months)

Component Price Bundle price
Xbox One (500GB + controller) R5,699
Xbox One controller R579
Fifa 15 R679
Samsung 40-inch LED TV R5,999
Total R12,956 R14,376

With this bundle, paying the price of R599 per month over 24 months means you’ll be paying 11% more than what you would if you bought all the components in one go.

Samsung 48 inch LED TV

Samsung 48 inch LED TV

Samsung 48″ Curved TV bundle – R949 per month (24 months)

Component Price Bundle price
Xbox One (500GB + controller) R5,699
Xbox One controller R579
Forza 5 R499
Samsung 48 inch Curved LED TV R13,299
Total R20,076 R22,776

Paying the price of R949 per month over 24 months means you’ll be paying 13% more than what you would if you bought all the components separately.

FNB usually gets a lot of flak for having an ultimate price that’s higher than the RRP – but when you’re looking at bigger numbers up to R20,000, it actually doesn’t seem that bad.

Are you in the market for a console/TV bundle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and forum.

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