Black Friday be damned, says Sony, as they announced last week that two PlayStation 4 bundles will receive the $299 discount treatment from December 6th until December 19th. The Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle and the Star Wars Battlefront bundle have both hit the rock bottom price at various big box retailers.
If you’re gunning for a PS4 this Christmas, the cheapest price is over at eBay from Antonline, an authorized Sony retailer. They are unloading units of PS4 Battlefront bundles for only $289.99 which is another ten bucks in savings for us
cheapskates bargain hunters. Veteran shoppers will be familiar with eBay as the “outlet” store for many retailers. This deal comes with free shipping and limited sales tax to only California and Georgia. (Update: That was quick! All sold out as of writing. We’ll update if they make a return).
Five business days is about what you can expect for free shipping these days. Antonline estimates delivery by Monday, December 14th (about a week) and ships free anywhere in the continental US. One nice thing about Antonline is the aforementioned sales tax in CA/GA only.
For instant gratification Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop all have free store pickup available. Best Buy may be your next best option with free expedited shipping arrival on December 9th (
plus the free copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition). Walmart is estimating free delivery by Wednesday, Dec 16th, or you could get rush delivery by December 8th for $31.72 — albeit this will be negating most of the $50 discount on this PS4 bundle.
GameStop may be the worst option for free shipping, as it’s pegged at a variable 5-10 business days, which means it could arrive as late as Tuesday, December 22nd. You can still get free store pickup, but you make sure you choose the second bundle listed over at GameStop. We’re not sure why they have two Uncharted bundles, but the first one is being displayed as “not available.” The second available bundle isn’t shipping until December 8th, so be mindful of the calendar if you need one well before Christmas.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, free 2-day shipping is in effect. If you’re not a Prime Member you’re looking at a standard shipping which should arrive by Monday, December 14th. Those short on time and needing the PS4 with them before heading off on a family holiday trip should definitely opt for Amazon as the retailer of choice.