Over the past week, we've been feverishly trying to find out where we could buy the Kinect for Xbox 360, one of the hottest gadgets around, for as cheap as possible and we managed to get one for as little as £116, a price that required some legwork though, literally.
The easiest way to get it is through Very.co.uk, otherwise known as Littlewoods; you get £15 off the suggested retail price of £129 by typing ZZ551 at the checkout. In addition, you get free delivery, free returns and if you enter XV472, you will have nothing to pay until 2012.
If you are after a Microsoft Xbox 360 Bundle instead, then you can purchase a Xbox 360 Slim, 4GB, with Kinect and Kinect adventures from Zavvi outlet on Ebay for only £220, a price that includes free delivery and 440 eBay plus points which is worth £4.40 in Ebay money.
Sell the Xbox 360 Slim via Computer Exchange for £104 (cash) or £116 in exchange value and you can get the Kinect for as low as £116. Obviously, you're spending more money beforehand and you will have to physically go to a Computer Exchange store to sell the Microsoft console.
Another alternative solution is to buy it from Viking Direct; the Kinect has a SRP of £114.99 ex VAT but comes with a £10 iTunes voucher, free shortbread and you can get a five per cent back using the product code CWC-PRDOL. You need to paste the code at checkout as a note to get the monnies back. In the end, excluding the cost of the iTunes voucher, the Kinect will cost you £118.38. Check the screen capture below for more.
As for the cheapest way to get Kinect without any trick is to buy it from Shopto.net where it is available from £124.86 including delivery and the online retailer says that the device is in stock and will be delivered the following working day.