Update: GAME is now selling this bundle for just £349.99 here, and Amazon is selling the black console with Destiny for just £329.99.
If you’re in the UK, you might be aware that the Destiny White PS4 bundle costs around £385, and only seems to be available from Game. With this bundle you get a special White PlayStation 4 console, as well as some exclusive DLC, so it’s no wonder that everyone wants one. However, with this really simple and obvious trick, you can get the same bundle for almost £60 off the list price in the UK, provided you’re willing to sacrifice some features.
Buy it from Amazon.com, which has a list price of $449.99. With postage and packaging to the UK that comes to around $555, which is about £325 in total. Here’s what you need to know:
- With this bundle you also get the Vanguard DLC, and a $10 PSN voucher.
- You don’t need a step down transformer, and the console will work from the start. You will however have to buy a 3-pin power cable. This was the same with the PlayStation 3, as mine is one from the US.
- There is no import tax charged on top of this, I have bought things from Amazon US in the past and I have not had to pay extra for import tax.
- Warranty is with Amazon US, so you will have to post back to them if there are any issues. However, they will refund this postage if a fault is found.
- You will have to contact Sony US after 1 year for any other issues.
- Don’t use Amazon’s currency converter as you will be charged more.
- If you intend to ever use this console for Blu-Ray or DVD playback, be aware that this console Region 1, whereas the UK is classed as Region 2, meaning UK bought movies will not work on the console. I was able to get round this on my PS3 by ripping the DVDs to my PC, and burning it as a region-free disc, but this probably wouldn’t work for Blu-Rays due to Cinavia protection. Worst case scenario, you will have to purchase any Blu-rays from the US if you want to play them on the console.
Another thing that might be worth mentioning here is that you could potentially get an additional £40 off this price (so could be £285!) if you opt to get a Post Office Credit Card first, and buy it by going through cashback site, Quidco. If you don’t already have an account, I highly recommend you register, regardless of if you want to take advantage of the Post Office offer, because it has saved me hundreds of pounds over the years. The service will charge your account £5 a year, but only if you’ve managed to claim more than £5 cashback within the year, so it’s a win-win scenario. Essentially, before you buy anything online, check on Quidco if there’s any cashback available, then click on the link through Quidco and buy the product. Then within a month or so, you should receive the cashback in your bank account if it tracked correctly.