Buy Now, Pay Later integration in Edge


It's entirely possible, that Microsoft has gone over the edge (pun intended), this time.
Microsoft, via the EDGE browser, will let you buy now ($35 to $1000), and pay later.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

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I can't see the competition authorities being too happy about this.
 

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I can't see "parents" being too happy with this.
"But mom, I really needed another Xbox Series X".

$35 to $1000, and only 6 weeks to pay it off (4 installments).
 
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Original Microsoft post: Introducing Buy now, pay later in Microsoft Edge

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JemmaScout

replied to mehua
‎Nov 17 2021 12:57 PM

Looks like you neglected to mention the $4 flat fee in the article?

On a $35 purchase, that's 11% of the purchase cost spread over one month. Annualized, that's an astounding 250% APY. Even the most predatory credit cards top out at around 40% APY.

All you've done is just baked predatory loans into your browser. Honestly, you should be ashamed.


jordanspringer

replied to JemmaScout
‎Nov 17 2021 01:00 PM

Yup, @mehua (the original poster from Microsoft) responded in here earlier saying there was no cash grab here, and was trying to defend the initial negative comments, then she deleted all of her comments!
 

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Yeah what a deal
Shell company :zip: for ms to hide behind maybe.
 

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