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#31 KuragariNoKaze

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:12 AM

Okay people aren't doing the math, this isn't a great deal.

12 month Xbox Live Gold sub is 39.96/12 = 3.33/mo
3 month Xbox Live Gold sub is 18.77/3 = 6.25/mo
You're paying almost twice as much per month... so 6.25 - 3.33 = 2.92
2.92 x 3 = 8.76... so you're basically saving a whopping 1.24 in this deal.

Right now 4000 points is 42.54 which means 1600 points should be 17.02.
So you're paying 2.62 more if you buy the 1600 points card.
If you want a real deal, buy the 12 month card and the 4000 points and save money overall. (I just bought 4000 points for 39.99 so I got a better deal and don't need them now)

Okay the 2x 1600 is a good deal, that's like paying 36.60 for a 4000 points card. That deal is worth it!

Edited by KuragariNoKaze, 29 March 2010 - 01:15 AM.
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#32 abouttandoutt

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:17 AM

1.24 is 1.24 :) but yea that 1600 points deal is a great 1

#33 KuragariNoKaze

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:21 AM

1.24 is 1.24 :) but yea that 1600 points deal is a great 1

I don't like seeing people take the sucker's bet because then it encourages amazon to treat everyone like morons. We have enough corporate stupidity as it is.

#34 Vyrtigo

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:46 AM

Just picked up 2x 1600 pts cards. Thanks

#35 Hawkamania

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:08 AM

Look at it like this Kuragari, I essentially compared it to buying the 1600 points at retail price of $21.19 (after tax) in KY where I'm from. My total order cost from Amazon was $26.76, which means I essentially paid $5.57 for 3 months of Xbox Live (about $1.86 a month).

The reason I make that comparison, I would have never bought the 1600 point card for $17.99 without this bundled deal for one reason, it was under $25 thus I would pay more in total cost by adding shipping rather than going and picking it up at a local GameStop or Wal-Mart.

Granted, had I known that you could have bundled two 1600 point cards together at the time, I would have much rather preferred that (being that it's to late for me to cancel). I hands down agree that is the best overall deal.

#36 Layd Dly

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:30 AM

picked up 2 1600 point cards. not a bad deal that way since i dont need 3 mos of xbl.


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#37 Armstrong x360a

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:33 AM

My total comes out to 39.xx with two 1600 pt cards in the cart, what am I doing wrong?

#38 dragonjud

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:39 AM

My total comes out to 39.xx with two 1600 pt cards in the cart, what am I doing wrong?


You must make it all the way through check-out. Well...almost.

The discount does not show until the very last window in the checkout/buy process.


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:28 AM

Got 2 1600 points cards and the Red controller for $67 with prime shipping. Great deal. Thanks OP.
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#40 bigboss4ak

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

Hmm i was planning on buying a 3month gold on ebay for 15 bucks so might as well get this for 20 (i have a 10 dollar credit on my account) but than again i dont need the points as their isnt anything on live id want to buy

#41 mitch079

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:29 AM

In for 2 point cards. Thanks!

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#42 tridotslash

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:16 AM

thanks for the awesome deal guys!

i had some video game credit around so i was able to get 3200 points for 19 bucks!

thank you cags and God Bless America!!!!

#43 menikmati

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:11 AM

Got 2 1600 point cards, thanks OP.

#44 skullk

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:34 AM

Just got 2 1600 cards. Gonna get them on the 31st with prime. Dont know what Im gonna use them for seeing that I am not buying the MW2 maps. I will be playing the new free vip maps on BC2 by then.

Thank you OP and PenguinMaster for pointing out that it would work with 2 cards.


Edit: Definitely gonna get Geometry wars 2 when its on sale soon. :)

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#45 rapsodist

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:57 AM

I totally ignored this thread until I realized that I could buy two points cards and get the same discount. I wish I could buy more than two though...

#46 probin74243

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:09 PM

Got two 1600 points cards for $29.28 shipped. Thanks for the heads-up!

Summer of Arcade is coming up and I still need to get Trials HD so these will come in real handy. Tempted to get Toy Soldiers too... love me some RTS!

#47 dark-star

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

I feel the same way and why i will not bite on this. I want points since i got a year of live already. I hope they do a points only sale soon even $5 off would rock on a 4000 point card even.



You have your wish...a 4K card is now 42.54 shipped on Amazon...

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The online version is still $49.99, which is kind of dumb but whatever...

/edit...oops for me not reading the whole thread before posting this, someone beat me to it on the previous page, sry..

#48 BustaUppa

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

Woohoo, always on the lookout for deals on points. Did the 2x 1600 card thing. Thanks CAGs!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

Grabbed myself 2 of the 1600 pointers, thanks!

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#50 Gamer SDP

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:42 PM

the 2x 1600 MSP should be added to the OP. you can also get 2x 3 month cards too if you like having Live for 3 month intervals

#51 bitzer

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

Title should be updated. I didn't even click on this when it appeared that it only worked with the Live+Points. If I hadn't seen the 2x1600 mentioned on SD, I'd have missed it completely.

EDIT: I bit, btw. The only DLC coming up for me is the Kasumi mission for ME2, but these cards never really go on sale that often. $10 saved is $10 saved!


#52 shady859

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:01 PM

Thanks, got 2 1600 pts codes for $29.28 shipped. Pretty good considering I just picked up a card at full price this week preparing for MW2 maps.

#53 artego

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

Is this really that hot of a deal? Aren't 1600 points like $18 normally? It seems you're only saving $6 for two total. It'd a nice discount, sure, but was expecting something like 25% off...

#54 GuardianE

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:19 PM

Is this really that hot of a deal? Aren't 1600 points like $18 normally? It seems you're only saving $6 for two total. It'd a nice discount, sure, but was expecting something like 25% off...


1600 points retail for $20.

Btw, it looks like the points only deal might be dead. Adding two to my cart no longer gives me a discount.
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#55 BigAT

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:22 PM

It looks like it's dead/fixed already. $39.98 at checkout.

#56 Rai Rai

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:27 PM

It looks like it's dead/fixed already. $39.98 at checkout.


Same. Discount's not applied for the 3 month + 1600 pts deal either though for me. No clue what's going on there.

#57 tutruong89

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:29 PM

Deal went dead a little after 10 AM Pacific time.

#58 BustaUppa

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:25 PM

Is this really that hot of a deal? Aren't 1600 points like $18 normally? It seems you're only saving $6 for two total. It'd a nice discount, sure, but was expecting something like 25% off...

It's essentially a discount on money, if you download a lot of content, so even a relatively minor deal tends to get a lot of attention.

Glad I got in on the 2x1600 early... sad to see it go!!

#59 Abeja

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:35 PM

Im still seeing the 1600 card +3 month discount but not x2 point cards.

Funny cause it use to be Promotion Applied, now it saves Best Value Savings

#60 steverl22

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:59 PM

do they email you the codes?

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