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#271 spcheap

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:23 AM

Is it possible to use a physical giftcard online? Putting the code in the promo code field does not seem to work.

EDIT: Never mind, it appears they do not accept. Oh well, I will need to go to a Store sometime.

I have $35 in giftcards, so this should work well for NBA 2k13...with tax it is about $66 for me, as opposed to my newegg preorder which was $52...no immediate use for the $20 points card or the $10 giftcard but the tradeoff is probably worth it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:42 AM

Is tempting and might cancel my amazon pre-order for NFS: MW and go ahead with this offer....not quite sure yet but probably will eventually go ahead and do it.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:44 AM

Just pre-ordered Resident Evil 6. The Mercs maps being offered by other stores are nice, but I really never played Mercenaries all that much. Plus DLC is inevitable, especially if Capcom is charging for the 360 timed-exclusive multiplayer modes... so the ms points are a better bonus in my eyes.

Just to clarify: how many people had their orders on other games upgraded from free shipping to Next-day air? Everyone, or just those who ordered Borderlands 2? Thanks for any info! :)

I got my sesame st game on release day.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:15 AM

so what would be my chances of getting 2k13 on release day?

#275 kklems

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

No ore-order code for borderlands but got my 1600 point code and my coupon. Still haven't for my codes for the sesame street game. Guess I will have to cal

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

So I did the math.

I bought BL2 and KSS for 90 + tax. I sold them both for 73 - shipping - ebay fees - paypal fees.

That means I will have lost 35 dollars for 2 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Sounds like a deal but that's assuming that I can get something good for the coupons. If they stack then I can get a 3rd 1600 ms card. However if I turned around and sold all three on ebay I'd get about 15 dollars each less 10% for fees (8% from ebay and 2% paypal). I'd make about 5 dollars this way.

If I were to roll this onto another preorder then I can assume about the same as BL2. Cost 120 - 20 + tax = 107. Sold for 108 - fees - shipping = 91. I'd be out 17 on this transaction and 35 on the last transaction = 52 for 4 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons. If I were to sell the cards (15.00 - 1.50 = 13.50 each) then I would get 54 - 52 spent and I'd come out with 2 dollars and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Either was this is a crap deal to flip on ebay. If you do the 5% cash back to offset sales tax and you sell somewhere that doesn't have 10% in fees then you might come out on top.

If you keep everything then it's a decent deal but I was just hoping for cheap ms pts and it looks like I got burned.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

So I did the math.

I bought BL2 and KSS for 90 + tax. I sold them both for 73 - shipping - ebay fees - paypal fees.

That means I will have lost 35 dollars for 2 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Sounds like a deal but that's assuming that I can get something good for the coupons. If they stack then I can get a 3rd 1600 ms card. However if I turned around and sold all three on ebay I'd get about 15 dollars each less 10% for fees (8% from ebay and 2% paypal). I'd make about 5 dollars this way.

If I were to roll this onto another preorder then I can assume about the same as BL2. Cost 120 - 20 + tax = 107. Sold for 108 - fees - shipping = 91. I'd be out 17 on this transaction and 35 on the last transaction = 52 for 4 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons. If I were to sell the cards (15.00 - 1.50 = 13.50 each) then I would get 54 - 52 spent and I'd come out with 2 dollars and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Either was this is a crap deal to flip on ebay. If you do the 5% cash back to offset sales tax and you sell somewhere that doesn't have 10% in fees then you might come out on top.

If you keep everything then it's a decent deal but I was just hoping for cheap ms pts and it looks like I got burned.


Look at the bright side. You were classy enough to NOT commit fraud by "returning" the games to Walmart.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

No ore-order code for borderlands but got my 1600 point code and my coupon. Still haven't for my codes for the sesame street game. Guess I will have to cal


I too haven't received mine either. Let me know what they tell you please. I don't want to call unless I truly have to

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

I also got sesame street on release day via next day air, apparently upgraded from free shipping.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

I also got sesame street on release day via next day air, apparently upgraded from free shipping.


I also got this on release day and i received my codes yesterday.


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#281 aus_nacht

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

I too haven't received mine either. Let me know what they tell you please. I don't want to call unless I truly have to


Same thing with me. Got the code for BL2 but not KSS
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

So I did the math.

I bought BL2 and KSS for 90 + tax. I sold them both for 73 - shipping - ebay fees - paypal fees.

That means I will have lost 35 dollars for 2 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Sounds like a deal but that's assuming that I can get something good for the coupons. If they stack then I can get a 3rd 1600 ms card. However if I turned around and sold all three on ebay I'd get about 15 dollars each less 10% for fees (8% from ebay and 2% paypal). I'd make about 5 dollars this way.

If I were to roll this onto another preorder then I can assume about the same as BL2. Cost 120 - 20 + tax = 107. Sold for 108 - fees - shipping = 91. I'd be out 17 on this transaction and 35 on the last transaction = 52 for 4 x 1600 ms pts and 2 x 10 dollar coupons. If I were to sell the cards (15.00 - 1.50 = 13.50 each) then I would get 54 - 52 spent and I'd come out with 2 dollars and 2 x 10 dollar coupons.

Either was this is a crap deal to flip on ebay. If you do the 5% cash back to offset sales tax and you sell somewhere that doesn't have 10% in fees then you might come out on top.

If you keep everything then it's a decent deal but I was just hoping for cheap ms pts and it looks like I got burned.


methinks you're doing it wrong. If you want to become a retailer, be legit and get a business license, federal tax ID number, and buy in bulk from the manufacturer or distributors. Store promotions aren't meant to be used as distribution channels (some websites even say as much in ToS).

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Look at the bright side. You were classy enough to NOT commit fraud by "returning" the games to Walmart.


I wander if I had thought of that, if I would have actually done it. I did however trade my KSS into best buy with 100% bonus coming out to 16$. Nobody likes this game I guess. So I paid 14$ for 1600 MSP 10$ coupon for the M$ store (which I'll prolly use for windows 8) and spend the 16$ I got from best buy on another 1600 MSP.

19$ 3200 MSP and 10$ off windows 8, it's like 50% off points so I guess it wasn't so bad, if I had known KSS wasn't going to sell well I prolly would have passed.

On a side note, I'm surprised BL 2 didn't come with an online pass.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

methinks you're doing it wrong. If you want to become a retailer, be legit and get a business license, federal tax ID number, and buy in bulk from the manufacturer or distributors. Store promotions aren't meant to be used as distribution channels (some websites even say as much in ToS).


Thanks *dryly* like I said I wanted some cheap microsoft points. I'm not after the money but my point is that you will be losing money no matter how you slice it.
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#285 AlexFifteen

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Just like to say this thread has been really helpful. Been following it the last few days. And it helped me make up my mind on where to preorder

Just pre-ordered Fifa 13 from the MS Store.


Heres hoping they do the same Next Day Air Shipping on that game, like they did on your guys BL2 and Sesame St.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

How long did it take for people to get their BL2?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

I did my Black Ops 2 preorder at Best Buy. I absolutely want that game release day. My friend list will be filled with people playing the game and I'd go nuts if I didn't have the game.

Games like Need for Speed and AC3, I can wait a couple days if they don't manage to get it to me release day. So, I did the MS preorder with them.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

I received my both my games for release on 9/18 on that day. (borderlands 2 and kinect seseame street) so that we great to get free release day shipping.

Regarding the codes: I received bl2 ms point code and coupon the day after release. No bl2 pre-order code.

I still have not receive my coupon or code for kinect seseame street. I called today and spoke with a foreign cs desk ( Indian sounding) who picked up right away after selecting the options on the phone menu. He made a report and it is being escalated and I am supposed to receive a call back in 24-48 hours so we will see what happens.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

It's been 2 days since I got my two preorder games and no codes. Should I contact customer service?
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

Anyone know if you can order two copies of Halo 4 in separate transactions and receive two $25 coupons & two armor skins?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

Anyone know if you can order two copies of Halo 4 in separate transactions and receive two $25 coupons & two armor skins?


Nothing to stop you from trying but the fine print does specify "Limit one per customer."

You might be able to get around that by using a different payment method but YMMV.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

I received my both my games for release on 9/18 on that day. (borderlands 2 and kinect seseame street) so that we great to get free release day shipping.

Regarding the codes: I received bl2 ms point code and coupon the day after release. No bl2 pre-order code.

I still have not receive my coupon or code for kinect seseame street. I called today and spoke with a foreign cs desk ( Indian sounding) who picked up right away after selecting the options on the phone menu. He made a report and it is being escalated and I am supposed to receive a call back in 24-48 hours so we will see what happens.

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I'm in the same boat regarding sesame street kinect and borderlands 2.

I received codes for borderlands two even though it isn't scheduled to arrive until next monday (I didn't place the order until monday before release) however I received kinect sesame street on release day and have yet to receive any codes for that order.


But FYI I don't believe you'll receive preorder codes for Borderlands 2 from Microsoft store. I don't think they were an official retailer which carried them. I know some people reported getting codes from Fry's but I haven't seen anyone report it yet from the MS Store

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

My bl2 order is still in processing. Called them yesterday as I was concerned as I never received an email confirmation, but it did Show under my order history. Ms indicated it would ship out today. I decided to call again today when I didn't receive any additional info. Today they inform me the game is back ordered with no eta. I ordered very early, the afternoon when it was posted. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

I'm in the same boat regarding sesame street kinect and borderlands 2.

I received codes for borderlands two even though it isn't scheduled to arrive until next monday (I didn't place the order until monday before release) however I received kinect sesame street on release day and have yet to receive any codes for that order.


But FYI I don't believe you'll receive preorder codes for Borderlands 2 from Microsoft store. I don't think they were an official retailer which carried them. I know some people reported getting codes from Fry's but I haven't seen anyone report it yet from the MS Store


Oh I thought I read in the thread people had gotten the pre-order codes.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:42 AM

Oh I thought I read in the thread people had gotten the pre-order codes.


you did but several of us only received one code and one or two received no codes.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

I'm in the same boat regarding sesame street kinect and borderlands 2.

I received codes for borderlands two even though it isn't scheduled to arrive until next monday (I didn't place the order until monday before release) however I received kinect sesame street on release day and have yet to receive any codes for that order.


But FYI I don't believe you'll receive preorder codes for Borderlands 2 from Microsoft store. I don't think they were an official retailer which carried them. I know some people reported getting codes from Fry's but I haven't seen anyone report it yet from the MS Store


I ordered mine late on the Monday before release...
Mine has already shipped....no word, yet, on codes....

So, if I understand things correctly, they give me a code
so that I can order a free 1600 point card, which they
physically send me?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

I ordered mine late on the Monday before release...
Mine has already shipped....no word, yet, on codes....

So, if I understand things correctly, they give me a code
so that I can order a free 1600 point card, which they
physically send me?

No the code let's you buy 1600 points which are than sent to you digitally. The free points weren't available for shipping. I did use the $10 coupon to order a physical 1600 point card for 9.99 which was shipped free

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

No the code let's you buy 1600 points which are than sent to you digitally. The free points weren't available for shipping. I did use the $10 coupon to order a physical 1600 point card for 9.99 which was shipped free


The free points weren't available for shipping.....

This sort of reminds of me of the Steam Christmas sale,
where they ran out of keys for Prey.

Wait...are the points physical or digital?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:36 AM

so i take it nba 2k13 wont include the all star add on content with this pre order?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

In the e-mail they send you with the codes for the points and the 10 off vouch, there is a link to the 1600 msp product page. On that page you can choose if you want the points physically delivered or digitally delivered.

I chose digitally and I received them within an hour or so.