Woot is currently selling a bundle that includes the Xbox One S 500GB console with the Forza Horizon 3 and Hot Wheels game included, for just $219. This is a factory refurbished version of the Xbox One S, so it's not exactly new, but it is in good condition and does still come with a warranty. This bundle was on sale quite often during the holidays last year, but for $299. Now it is $80 cheaper, and while it is factory refurbished, it's still a really good deal for this one.
The Xbox One S is almost like the PlayStation 4 Slim, where it's cheaper, but it does actually support 4K and HDR for streaming content and games. So you're still going to get a really good looking picture out of this console, which is always a good thing. The Xbox One S is a great console to buy, as it does have a ton of games available, and of course Halo is still exclusive to the Xbox. This bundle includes the console with 500GB of storage. As well as the wireless controller a download code for Forza Horizon 3, the Hot Wheels expansion download, a month of Xbox Game Pass and a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold. Now the Xbox Game Pass is definitely something you'll want to take advantage of. It allows you to stream hundreds of games onto your Xbox One S without having to buy each one. So you'll pay each month for this subscription and you can play as many games as you want. That's a really good subscription to jump on, especially if you do play a lot of games.
This is going to be a really good deal to jump on for those that are looking for some early Christmas presents, sure Christmas is still two months away, but it's never to early to start shopping. If you know someone who is a fan of Forza games, then this would make a great gift for them. Now the only downside to the Xbox One S is the fact that the wireless controller uses AA batteries. That means that these batteries are not rechargeable. That's a bit insane in 2018, that you need to buy batteries for your wireless controllers - PlayStation never used batteries, they were also rechargeable.
Woot does offer free shipping, but only for Amazon Prime members, and with Prime you will get two-day shipping on most items. So if you are not an Amazon Prime member, you will need to pay a flat fee for shipping, which is generally around $5 but it will vary based on the product. Although you can also opt to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and still get free shipping here. So that's a great way to get around it, just remember to cancel your trial before it expires, or you'll be paying $119 each year - which really isn't a bad price if you do order from Amazon quite often. Woot does not charge taxes either, which is pretty good for those that want a great deal.