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#301 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:25 AM

I got 11 days of live left, any good deals out there? or should I just use my credit card and get it off live.

Never, NEVER, use your credit card. There's always a better deal somewhere...

Amazon (proper) 39.99

http://www.amazon.co...72162170&sr=8-1


If you look at the above link and go to Amazon's marketplace for this item you can find one a few bucks cheaper if you buy from another party.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

I got 11 days of live left, any good deals out there? or should I just use my credit card and get it off live.


If you're looking for a quick solution. In the amazon marketplace, Equake999 charges $39.95 for a 12 month xbox live card and will email the code. But, he asks for your phone number to verify it's you.

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#303 Myncy

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

I'm trying to buy an Xbox Indie game for 80 points...problem is I have 75. I don't want to buy 400 points and have a useless 395, or 795, or anything like that...are there any contests with 100 points being given away or something?

#304 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:00 PM

Not sure how getting 100 would be better than 400. You'd be better off either checking out the Avatar Marketplace or just holding on to the change for a rainy day.

When you go to the grocery store you don't have to get a Tootsie Roll Pop because it would even out the dollar amount. You get the Tootsie Roll Pop to see if you can get to the center this time.

#305 Aysion

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:36 PM

If you're looking for a quick solution. In the amazon marketplace, Equake999 charges $39.95 for a 12 month xbox live card and will email the code. But, he asks for your phone number to verify it's you.


He actually charges $34.95 or something now apparently...even better :D

thanks for the info

#306 ShardZ

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

He actually charges $34.95 or something now apparently...even better :D

thanks for the info

nah, there's a "shipping charge" so it ends up being just under $40. Still a good deal though, I just bit :D

#307 Morphx2

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:25 PM

I think you can buy smaller increments using the zune marketplace.

I'm trying to buy an Xbox Indie game for 80 points...problem is I have 75. I don't want to buy 400 points and have a useless 395, or 795, or anything like that...are there any contests with 100 points being given away or something?



#308 nlemmon86

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:06 PM

I think you can buy smaller increments using the zune marketplace.


This is the best way to ensure points are not wasted. However, you can't get good deals when cards are on sale.

#309 crunchewy

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:11 PM

I'm trying to buy an Xbox Indie game for 80 points...problem is I have 75. I don't want to buy 400 points and have a useless 395, or 795, or anything like that...are there any contests with 100 points being given away or something?


There is the Dr. Pepper another super hero guy movie contest that is going on now, which has 200 points as one of the possible prizes, but not that many, so good luck with that.
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#310 IceAcheSocial

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:47 PM

Just saw on my Xbox dashboard today that they're running a "Renew Your Gold" special - $9.99 for a 3-month LIVE subscription.

#311 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:28 PM

Where on the Dashboard did you find this?
My little brother's Live runs out Tuesday and want to get him some more time to play Reach. I can't find this ad anywhere, if it's still live that is.

#312 Unknown50862

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:06 PM

Where on the Dashboard did you find this?
My little brother's Live runs out Tuesday and want to get him some more time to play Reach. I can't find this ad anywhere, if it's still live that is.


If your just getting it so he can play Reach, then you might want to opt for a 1-month code instead. The beta is only running till the 19th.
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#313 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:50 PM

Oh, I meant that I'm in need of a Live sub sooner than later, and this seems like the best offer at this time.
I'm just willing to bet that a better deal will show up within those three months.

#314 XF Gator

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

Helpful Tip:
You can can now turn off Xbox LIVE auto-renewal WITHOUT CALLING INDIA.
Check it out:
http://majornelson.c...to-renewal.aspx

Microsoft gives great discounts once you’re not set for auto-renewal. When my Gold ends in March 2011, the first month back is only $1.This April 2010 promo only showed up on the dashboard the day I took off auto-renew. The key is going to be making sure to take it back off after getting the $1 month.


#315 CaptainJoel

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:20 PM

Helpful Tip:
You can can now turn off Xbox LIVE auto-renewal WITHOUT CALLING INDIA.
Check it out:
http://majornelson.c...to-renewal.aspx

Microsoft gives great discounts once you’re not set for auto-renewal. When my Gold ends in March 2011, the first month back is only $1.This April 2010 promo only showed up on the dashboard the day I took off auto-renew. The key is going to be making sure to take it back off after getting the $1 month.


This has been this way for a little while. I turned it off back in January. I'm glad they finally implemented the ability to turn it off without calling.

#316 shieryda

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

is supposed to have 12 month cards for $40 through May 8.

#317 halltj2

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:05 PM

Don't know if this has been posted but Newegg has 12 months for $35 with free s/h right now.

http://www.newegg.co...-_-74103129-L0H

#318 GuardianE

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:02 PM

Don't know if this has been posted but Newegg has 12 months for $35 with free s/h right now.

http://www.newegg.co...-_-74103129-L0H


For what it's worth, you get 2% cashback using Bing.com
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#319 halltj2

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:21 PM

For what it's worth, you get 2% cashback using Bing.com


Ah awesome, I haven't ordered yet and just got into the Bing cashback thing so thanks for the tip!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

For what it's worth, you get 2% cashback using Bing.com


I only got 1%.. Great deal either way. My subscription is supposed to run out on the 19 so I definitely needed this!

#321 AvastMatey

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

Whew, just in time for me too. Thanks!

#322 CKaz

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

why does gamestop online want to charge me tax for MS points?
aren't they NOT supposed to charge tax?

Amazon doesn't, and I'm in NY where they pushed them to tax...
just trying to figure this out lol

#323 BleedBlue08

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

Damn the newegg deal is already sold out. Anyone know how often they restock?

#324 HakFoo

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Showing in stock for me.

#325 TypeSH

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:17 PM

hopefully amazon matches newegg so i can use my gift card balance...

#326 bardockkun

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:26 PM

why does gamestop online want to charge me tax for MS points?
aren't they NOT supposed to charge tax?

Amazon doesn't, and I'm in NY where they pushed them to tax...
just trying to figure this out lol

It varies. I Know the ones in the blister pack tend to count as game accessories, while the ones with just a scratch off on the back count as gift cards. So they can tax on accessories.

Though Amazon in general doesn't charge tax (depending on state) because they're awesome is my own personal answer.
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#327 y2jasper

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:03 AM

amazon just matched the newegg price! made my order a few minutes ago

#328 shieryda

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

1 year of Live for $35 on Amazon. Go go go!

#329 nondual

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

Dell also has 4000 Xbox Live points for $39! $10 off normal, right?

This should be link: http://dealnews.com/...,363314,1137120

Oh yeah - free shipping too!

Edited by nondual, 06 May 2010 - 04:28 PM.


#330 gbeenie

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Dell also has 4000 Xbox Live points for $39! $10 off normal, right?

This should be link: http://dealnews.com/...,363314,1137120

Oh yeah - free shipping too!



I got it. Having to pay sales tax was kind of a bummer, but given the dearth of discounts for Microsoft Points, I'll live.
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