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Official Microsoft Points and Xbox Live subscriptions Deal Thread - Read rules in OP!


#1 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8875 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:36 PM

Welcome to the Xbox Live Subscription and Microsoft Currency deal thread!

 

This thread is for in-store or online deals on Live subscriptions or Microsoft currency/Microsoft Points.

 

It is NOT for:

  • Discussion of Bing Search and using Bing to get currency or other rewards
  • Discussion of exploits related to receiving a free month of Xbox Live

Happy gaming!


Edited by eastx, 07 October 2013 - 12:51 PM.


#2 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:39 PM

Post any deals you find on 1600 or 4000 points cards here!

Mods: can we please sticky this thread?


Shouldn't you actually have a deal to start this thread? Just sayin...

#3 isofan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:38 PM

ehh.. i dont think we need one big thread for one product

#4 goateesox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

If you're gonna start a thread, you should absolutely have a deal. The only deal i saw was already listed on CAG which was the 4000 pts for 42 bucks at amazon.

#5 life.exe   We're done here. CAGiversary!   2533 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

In for 10, thanks OP!

#6 GuardianE   S-Rank CAGiversary!   4475 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:51 PM

I mean, if this continually had the cheapest source for Microsoft points in the OP, I think it'd be worth having. LIVE induces enough impulse buying to warrant hopping on the site, checking for the cheapest place for points at the time and making a purchase... whether it be eBay, online retailer, or B&M.
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#7 1badta   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:52 PM

If you add in the 12 month live cards to this thread it might stay updated enough. I know my one year is almost up so I will be looking to buy one.

#8 Skydude   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   480 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

Yeah, this should probably have both Gold cards and Points cards in this thread, and it could be useful, especially if you keep the top post updated.

Anyway, Microcenter seems to have 4000 point cards for $40 as a standard price. At least the two I've been to (in Northern Virginia and Northeast Ohio) have had them at that price for a while.

#9 breakingcustoms   To The Max! CAGiversary!   2768 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:00 PM

...really?

since 2004, too.

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#10 jacknicklson   Has been playing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:00 PM

Starting off with no bang, not a good idea
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#11 zenintrude   habitual line stepper CAGiversary!   2298 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:02 PM

This thread is the worst.

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#12 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9250 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:03 PM

ehh.. i dont think we need one big thread for one product


Don't you think it's better to have one thread for this product, rather than 3 or 4 asking for deals on this product?

If you're gonna start a thread, you should absolutely have a deal. The only deal i saw was already listed on CAG which was the 4000 pts for 42 bucks at amazon.


That's why I wanted this thread: for people to post deals. The Dell and Amazon deals are pretty much dead now, and I haven't seen any new ones pop up.

If the mods feel that this thread is unnecessary, then they can lock it up. No big deal. I'm just trying to help out the community.:D

#13 bajingo   I ride with El Rey CAGiversary!   1304 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:11 PM

damn you got reemed! A for effort, but yeah these are rarely on sale, and if its not from amazon they sell out pretty quick. sorry tyrone, this thread needs to get the axe. also, you should have put "space bucks" in the title.

#14 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17237 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:17 PM

At the moment it's still a small deal at amazon. 1600 points for $17.99 (MSRP $19.99) and 4000 points for $44.99 (MSRP $49.99). If you do the math, the deals are identical: about 90 cents per Microsoft buck (80 points). No advantage for either deal.

Oh, and no tax for most, though I don't know - do you pay tax on point cards at retail? I've only bought them from amazon.

1600 points for $17.99 (90 cents per microsoft buck)

4000 points for $44.99 (90 cents per microsoft buck)

Lastly I vote for a thread like this, but the info (such as this) needs to be in the OP. If you aren't willing to keep up with it, you shouldn't have started the thread.

Edited by crunchewy, 12 January 2010 - 03:29 PM.

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#15 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17237 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:24 PM

I also vote for adding in Live subscriptions. Amazon has a pretty good deal:

12 months for $34.99 ($2.92 per month)

3 months for $15.96 ($5.32 per month)

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#16 FRAUD_WHATS_THAT   Oblivion-I'm rich glitch! CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:42 PM

I actually like this idea, when you need points/subscription renewal you have an instant source where to get them at the cheapest price! Then every idiot who asks for deals on xbl pts, etc can just point them to this thread. Especially now the DOTW thing, my points are getting used up more often than before. Bravo OP.
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#17 FoxHoundADAM   Super Zissou Bros. CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

I vote we keep the thread, but only if the OP is willing to keep up with the deals.

#18 bfg9k   Doom! CAGiversary!   757 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

A stickied thread with microsoft, sony and nintendo point deals would be even more awesome :)

#19 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9250 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

I vote we keep the thread, but only if the OP is willing to keep up with the deals.


I am willing (for Microsoft points only, though).

#20 Frogurt.man   **** CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:56 PM

This idea is good.
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#21 mcpeepants   EAT YR POTATO RICKY CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:57 PM

but yeah these are rarely on sale


all the more reason to have one central place to check (and will suddenly reappear on the front page) when there IS a deal

#22 youenvy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1020 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:00 PM

actually i know now of two past deals that i missed out on cuz there is no single thread on this matter/items..the first being doritos giving out free points in the form of 400 point n up--by the time it came back in a main thread they were only giving out 100 points per text-n it took forever to just get 1-now where the hell was that thread when they were giving out mad points-for free

DEALS GOING ON NOW
costco is having a sale on 1,600 n 12 month live get both for $50. (edit).. need to be a costco member for this deals.

amazon is selling 1,600 points for $18--4,000 point for $45
12 month card for $35

PAST DEALS---regualr deals---coupons--or price matching in the last 2-3 months

microcenter was selling 1,600 cards three months ago for like a month at first at $9.99 then they uped it to $13

sears selling 12 month live for $20 (price error) which lasted a few hours--- n then many cags were able to have it priced match at best buy for a few days.


a target coupon that people were using to buy a cheap $10 or less game n get a free 1,600 point card this december..again coupon seemed to work for most.

n when people were at best buy getting the messenger kit for cheap
last month-again for a few hours but best buy did honor most of the orders that were put through-

n the best buy free sherlock holmes movie tickets/ n avatar clothing that came with a 1,600 points seemed like a cool freebie

Edited by youenvy, 12 January 2010 - 09:32 PM.


#23 archerbro74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

the best ive ever done was get 4000 points on ebay for 30$. that's a savings of $20.00, and to add in, yes it worked-wasn't a scam.

#24 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3393 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

if there was a stickied thread, I'd vote for it to be for points for all systems, and included digital distribution deals for all systems and pc

but if it is just ms, put it in the 360 forum

#25 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3515 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:16 PM

A stickied thread with microsoft, sony and nintendo point deals would be even more awesome :)

I like the idea of having one for all three systems. It'd be nice if the MS section did include both points and Live subscription deals.

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#26 youenvy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1020 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

the best ive ever done was get 4000 points on ebay for 30$. that's a savings of $20.00, and to add in, yes it worked-wasn't a scam.


yeah i remember overthinking if i should get one or not and in the end kicking myself for not getting one after seeing people said it worked n wasnt a scam.by then they were gone.

It'd be nice if the MS section did include both points and Live subscription deals.


it definitely should..

#27 archerbro74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:29 PM

yeah i remember overthinking if i should get one or not and in the end kicking myself for not getting one after seeing people said it worked n wasnt a scam.by then they were gone.



it definitely should..


yea the thing about paypal is that they're really good on buyer protection, you can file a dispute and usually get reimbursed if its a scam. though selling is a different story.

#28 thrustbucket   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

I vote we keep this thread. I hate hunting around the threads for latest points. There is nothing worse than having a bazillion threads dedicated to a store I am expected to look in.

We also need a general hardware sticky.

#29 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17237 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:42 PM

Regarding buying points for ridiculous prices, they may well be of criminal nature. iTunes cards were at ridiculous prices and people who bought them sometimes got bitten later, even though they worked at first. The scam was that they were bought with stolen credit cards. If the card got reported, then they'd find out that the points were purchased with a stolen card and then Apple would remove your account. In addition to that, buying the points essentially meant that you had, wittingly or not, supported the crime of stealing credit card numbers. Some day you could well get bitten by *that* due to making the stealing of credit cards easily profitable.

So... if the price seems too good to be true on ebay, odds are it *is* too good to be true. Even if you never see any direct consequences to your account, you are supporting criminal activity.

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#30 LeRoy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

I'm going to need some points soon so this thread could come in handy in the future when there are better deals.
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