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Ratings and reviews for Xbox LIVE 4000 Microsoft Points - Xbox 360 Digital Code

Ratings and reviews for Xbox LIVE 4000 Microsoft Points - Xbox 360 Digital Code
4.3
based on 762 rating(s)
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Price: $49.99 $49.99 (3% off)
System: microsoft_xbox_360
Release Date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Software Download
Format: Download
Studio: Microsoft
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Product Group: Digital Video Games
Edition: Standard
ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Genre: Video-game-prepaid-gift-card-genre
Hardware Platform: Xbox 360
Sales Rank: 4
Description:

Take your Xbox 360® online to:

  • Rent HD movies and buy TV shows, and with KinectTM, your voice is the remote control.
  • Download arcade and full Xbox 360 games.
  • Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts.

Product Description

Xbox LIVE® is the online service for your Xbox 360®. Connect for free* and use Microsoft® Points to rent and buy HD movies or download full Xbox 360 games. Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts.

Xbox LIVE Code Redemption

NOT AN XBOX LIVE MEMBER YET? Follow these steps first before redeeming code:
  1. Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband Internet connection.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
  3. Select Create Profile & follow instructions to create profile name & avatar.
  4. Select Join Xbox Live & follow instructions to setup your Xbox Live account.
TO REDEEM GOLD MEMBERSHIP CODE:
  1. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller
  3. Navigate to Marketplace tab.
  4. Select Redeem Code & enter code.
Codes can also be redeemed at xbox.com/live.

Broadband Internet, Kinect Sensor and console, games, add-ons and media content all sold separately. Not all Xbox LIVE functionality is Kinect enabled. See xbox.com/live.


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amazon logo Buy the points card- Don't give Microsoft your credit card!
First off, I'm an otherwise very happy Xbox Live Gold member. Instead of buying a points card from a retailer, I made the mistake of buying the points online from Microsoft through the Xbox. I used my gamer tag account and entered my credit card on the TV and I bought 500 points. I got the email confirmation that I bought the points. I then used the points. So far so good.

Over the next two days, four other Xbox charges totaling $30 mysteriously appeared on my credit card. Someone bought more points and a game subscription using my credit card info. I called Xbox Live support- their answer was "we don't give refunds." I explained that it's not a REFUND if my account is used fradulently. They still said no.

Note that clearly the security leak was with them, as no other fraudulent charges appeared on my credit card...just Xbox charges.

I then asked them to delete my credit card info from my Xbox Live account. They said they could not do this. I could not believe this! Given that someone had access to my credit card and they were unwilling to remove my credit card info, I had no choice but to cancel my credit card.

My advice- buy the points from a trusted source like Amazon. Don't ever give Microsoft direct access to your credit card info. I hope this helps.
909 of 1059 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Main reason to buy these points through Amazon, no tax.
This is a lot better than doing it through your xbox. For one, no tax. The other reason, for me at least, is that if you put your credit card into xbox live, you cant remove it. You can change it, but it will always have a credit card on file. Buying these points through xbox live would have cost me $54.12. I would rather save that $4.12, thank you.
137 of 149 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Silly Sale
This is a silly offering. You can buy the points at the exact same price directly on your X-Box without having to sit and enter the code. It would be a much better deal if Amazon sold this for $39.99 like they used to sell the 4000 point cards for. Of course, with that said, the Amazon "reviews" are SUPPOSED to be for the item, not the price. Ok, so...

YEA points! Great product!
12 of 111 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Confusion with Amazon Page
These reviews show up on the list for all four options, the one, three, and twelve month subscriptions, as well as the marketplace points. Carefully choose the "Size" above, which is where you choose between live "gold" months and marketplace points. Amazon just put all of these different products onto the same page, calling them different sizes.

There is of course a difference between months and points, as you can spend points without a gold subscription (just use the free included "silver" subscription with every XBOX 360), and you can certainly buy gold months without having to get any extra points. So one is not required for the other. The points get you extra content downloads, and the months get you online play time.
79 of 95 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Lame
The fact that we need to buy Xbox live points is stupid to begin with. We buy the system the Xbox 360, and we pay 70 dollars for the games, and now we have to buy xbox live gold cards to play online and then on top of that we need to buy gay points cards to access content and new maps for our purchased games.....BS. Expected from microsoft though. When we buy a game it should include free updates, new maps etc.
10 of 94 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Much Needed Denomination for Xbox Live Currency
This is a great denomination to release Microsoft points in. Since most games on Xbox Live Arcade are purchased in 400 point ($5) increments this card give you the ability to download ten 400 point games or five 800 point games or some other combination (you get the idea). $50 is also a much more acceptable amount than the $62.50 for 5000 points. Since this is on a card it makes this possible to give as a gift or buy without using a credit card. This would be a worthwhile purchase for anyone with an Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.
75 of 88 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Worked fine, but not a game
Apparently this is listed as a game. 1600 Xbox points are 1600 Xbox points. Worked just as expected. Good value. Paid extra for faster shipping, took longer than regular shipping usually takes. Couldn't post this until I rated it as a game. Since its not a game, I gave it the lowest game rating.
2 of 66 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Hurt my stomach and my feelings.
I don't know why they feel the need to package so excessively. I cheweded through the plastic and axidently swallowed a few. Not Im feeling bad. Never buy this junk.
3 of 65 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo It came to me safe and in time, very good...
Nothing bad to say, everything is perfect, thanks.
3 of 55 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Good service, but they need to include Amazon Gift Cards as payment.
The service is good. You can get the code instantly by email. The main problem is that you can NOT use Amazon gift cards to buy the code. It requires you to have a credit card. It's a shame that Amazon Digital does not accept Amazon Gift Cards.
37 of 46 people found this review helpful.

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