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#2101 Dthib87

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

People really need to think this through before they fire off their money to some random site or eBay auction out there that seems legit. Just because a random site or auction from someone that no one has heard of that has apparently good deals on XBL subs and points doesn't mean they're not getting them in non-legal means.

Especially when it's a site that has only been in operation for a couple of months and magically has great deals on XBL subs and points when other sites like GS, Amazon, BB, Walmart and the like only run sales every so often. Why would major retailers only run sales every so often if they're guaranteed to get volume from sales that would possibly offset their loss in profits? Maybe because they're not making points appear from thin air and with zero expense in creating inventory, unlike some other fly-by-nite organizations.

It took Amazon and GS a long while to get electronic point distribution, so why would some random site be able to pull it off in little-to-no time from coming up online? Why would Microsoft offer up that ability to an apparent fly-by-nite organization or small-fry organization that may not be around long-term.

Obviously people are looking for deals, and regardless of how it shows up in their lap for savings, maybe they don't think about it nor care about it. Just because a deal is attractive doesn't mean it's legit. Plenty of situations besides this one where the deal may not be as good as it seems on the surface.


following your logic you should delete all posts in the trading section selling cheap points. obviously they are also "creating points from thin air"

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

following your logic you should delete all posts in the trading section selling cheap points. obviously they are also "creating points from thin air"

We do look into the trading forum and remove anyone that has points from questionable sources.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

Xbox 360 Live 1600 Points Card For $14.99 and Free Shipping at Ebay via buy.com

http://www.ebay.com/...=item23229607db
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

Xbox 360 Live 1600 Points Card For $14.99 and Free Shipping at Ebay via buy.com

http://www.ebay.com/...=item23229607db


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#2105 davisdj

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

Dang, I missed out on the pts. card. :cry:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

Yup, all 3000 sold out in a little over an hour? Gotta move fast on those.

#2107 JJFutbol

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thanks a lot OP! Huge help. With this looking forward to buying Mark of the Ninja, Dust and Hybrid.

#2108 Rogueaine

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

Microsoft Xbox LIVE 4000 Microsoft Points (Digital Code) limit 2 - Newegg - $45, today only:
http://www.newegg.co...-_-74103301-L0B

#2109 Mugatu

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

Microsoft Xbox LIVE 4000 Microsoft Points (Digital Code) limit 2 - Newegg - $45, today only:
http://www.newegg.co...-_-74103301-L0B


Nice! I wonder if Amazon will match? Have some credit there to spend.

#2110 poopmastr7

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:32 PM

tiger direct has a 3 month card for $19.99
http://www.tigerdire...4605&CatId=5771

I went to amazon and clicked the tell us about a better price thing, maybe they can price match it?

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looks like newegg has the same deal
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16874103257

#2111 mtxbass1

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

Question for anyone about Live. What happens if I let my membership expire, but then renew a few days later? Would I get my GT back?



#2112 GamerChris

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

You would never lose your Gamertag. It just goes back to Silver.

#2113 henry00x

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

Question for anyone about Live. What happens if I let my membership expire, but then renew a few days later? Would I get my GT back?


you dont lose your gamertag you just get downgraded to Silver membership

#2114 mtxbass1

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

You would never lose your Gamertag. It just goes back to Silver.


you dont lose your gamertag you just get downgraded to Silver membership


Thanks guys.

I just can't bring myself to spend more than $35 on a 12 month sub. We used to be able to find them all the time for $30 or less...



#2115 XF Gator

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

We used to be able to find them all the time for $30 or less...


The old $30 and $28 Buy.com ebay daily deals were the best. There was a TigerDirect ebay daily deal for $30 this year.

I only bought a couple $7.99 3 month cards at Best Buy last Black Friday. Hope there's a similar deal this year.

#2116 TheCollegeGamer

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

12 Month Gold - $47.14 @ Amazon

3 month is on sale too, I think.

#2117 mtxbass1

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

12 Month Gold - $47.14 @ Amazon

3 month is on sale too, I think.


That's the regular price at amazon. I've had it in my cart for 2 weeks now and it's fluctuated between 46 and 48.



#2118 TheCollegeGamer

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Really? Sorry about that, didn't realize. I haven't bought since Sept. 29th last year when I finally bit the bullet and got a code for $59.99 from Amazon. Was surprised/pleased to see this price when I checked this morning.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

I let mine expire once but had an expired debit card on it. it tried to charge my expired card and locked me out. I couldn't do anything so I went and bought a prepaid card and it still didn't let me do anything so I had to purchase a 12 month again using a new debit card even tho I had just purchased a prepaid card. ugh!
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#2120 mtxbass1

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

I let mine expire once but had an expired debit card on it. it tried to charge my expired card and locked me out. I couldn't do anything so I went and bought a prepaid card and it still didn't let me do anything so I had to purchase a 12 month again using a new debit card even tho I had just purchased a prepaid card. ugh!


Why didn't you contact Microsoft before doing that?



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I let mine expire once but had an expired debit card on it. it tried to charge my expired card and locked me out. I couldn't do anything so I went and bought a prepaid card and it still didn't let me do anything so I had to purchase a 12 month again using a new debit card even tho I had just purchased a prepaid card. ugh!


Same thing happened to me last year. If you would've called Microsoft, they would've fixed it up for you without having to buy another 12 months with a new debit card.
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#2122 Tallkido

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

12 months for $46.40
http://www.amazon.co...9LJIFG/34a6-20/
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#2123 NintendoCleveland

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

I don't know if this deserves a thread of its own or if this is a true "deal," but Coinstar has just added Xbox to its list of partners. You can get both points and subscriptions.

https://coinstar.com...tingDetail/Xbox

#2124 benjamouth

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

I don't know if this deserves a thread of its own or if this is a true "deal," but Coinstar has just added Xbox to its list of partners. You can get both points and subscriptions.

https://coinstar.com...tingDetail/Xbox



Good to know.

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#2125 xIndomitable

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:44 AM

Any year deals out?

#2126 GamerChris

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:19 AM

There was a deal posted yesterday. 3 posts above yours.

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#2127 Alkalinejoe

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

Same thing happened to me last year. If you would've called Microsoft, they would've fixed it up for you without having to buy another 12 months with a new debit card.


Likewise. I did the live chat route though and if you just ask nicely to make an exception they will unlock your account without having to purchase the sub.
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#2128 squishface

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

my live is about to expire so its now time to find some deals
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:36 PM

Good or bad?

http://www.g4tv.com/...crosoft-points/

http://news.cnet.com...=news&tag=title

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:39 PM

Good or bad?

http://www.g4tv.com/...crosoft-points/

http://news.cnet.com...=news&tag=title


I feel like I heard about this about a year ago...