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Microsoft - Xbox LIVE 1600 Points

Model: XBL 1600 PTS REDESIGNSKU: 6555087

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 262 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy online/via website

    Posted
    POedSteve

    A friend purchased one of these online as a gift for my son. The card shipped direct from BestBuy; however, BestBuy's process has a MAJOR FLAW. When purchased online (and I assume the same thing would happen with a telephone order) the code card is shipped without being activated!!! I assume this is a security measure to avoid fraudulent use if it is lost in the mail. However, the issue arises that the original purchaser must speak with a BestBuy service representative to activate the card upon receipt (complete billing information needs to be verified). I spent over 4.5 hours on the phone with BestBuy attempting to activate the card. Without speaking to the original purchaser, BestBuy refused to activate the card (in this case, I needed to disturb my friend's vacation, or wait a week for return). Waiting would not have been an issue had BestBuy been able to provide a direct number (not the general 888 number) to avoid 15-30 minutes of hold & transfer time upon calling back. This would have been less of an issue HAD BESTBUY'S WEBSITE INDICATED THIS REQUIREMENT. As the website says nothing in this regard, I found this a major frustration and inconvenience. The Customer Service Supervisor I spoke with agreed the lack of disclosure is an issue, the shipping of the card without activation is an issue, and the best alternative if purchasing as a gift is to purchase in store for immediate activation. This entire experience negates the supposed convenience of online purchasing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A point card with a bonus

    Posted
    MariaLikeMammaMia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is your standard Xbox Live point card for 1600 points, same as you get by purchasing it anywhere else. However when I purchased it it came with a bonus 400 points, making this a $25 value for only $20 and as Microsoft points only rarely go on sale it was sell worth the purchase. My only stumbling block is that the main 1600 points are mailed to you physically on a card, while the other 400 bonus points are given as a digital code meaning it's a bit easy to lose track if you're not careful and it might wind up in your emails trash bin. Thankfully the digital code doesn't seem to expire so after I found it a month later I was easily able to input it again with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthwhile, and easy to use!

    Posted
    DPSSU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    While there's not much to say about the product itself, since it delivers the 1600 points you want through the typical code you redeem via XBLive, Microsoft has enhanced the quality of these cards in comparison to their initial offerings years ago. Originally the codes underneath the security film tended to flake off when scratched with anything more abrasive than a fingernail (and sometimes even that was too harsh). Nowadays, these can be scratched off with a coin with little worry as to damages. It's a marked improvement, to say the least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential for online purchases

    Posted
    kmac3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not much to these--Microsoft Points (alternatively known as "Xbox Space Bux) are the currency used to purchase digital goods on Xbox Live. This card, for 1600 points, was purchased during a sale in which Best Buy offered 400 bonus points free with purchase. If you want to buy any game content, or heck, anything, you'll need some of these at some point. The smart play is to watch for sales and promotions such as this one where you can get points at less than retail value, and STOCK UP!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft - Xbox LIVE 1600 Points

    Posted
    JJG123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you are a big online multiplayer fanatic like me then the 1,600 microsoft points is the card to go because it is not to low and it is not to high, and this card is especially perfect if your trying to get those Call of Duty map packs, Indie games like minecraft, etc. This card has just enough points so that you aren't to short and you don't have alot of points left over so you don't have to worry about not having enough money for mostly the Indie games or map packs on Xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product if you Game on 360

    Posted
    DJVIDEGAMES
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Good Product if you are an x-box 360 Gamer and have an x-box live Gold account . The only issue is when purchasing it the store cashier or picker/packer for home Delivery is responsible for activating it . If it is not activated there is no way to know until you attempt to use it to make a purchase via your Xbox 360 live account . By then it could be too Late. I prefer Digital Delivery from a reliable source that can be reached immediately if there is an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat useful

    Posted
    ArmoredAvenger
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this MS point card only because Best Buy offered an extra 400 MS points free. I would only suggest buying MS points if they are on sale for a couple dollars or if they offer extra points on top of your purchase. It's easy to redeem all you do is log into Xbox Live go to Xbox Home > Redeem Code > Enter Code on back of card > Done. You can use these points to buy whatever is available on Xbox Live like Avatar items, Movies, Music, In-game DLC, etc,.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did what its supposed to do!

    Posted
    SamOfSiam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Saw the card bundled with 400 extra XBox Points and thought no way. But I took a chance and purchased it. I entered the code on the back of the card (I had to scratch the scratchy thing) and I automatically got 1600 points added to my account!!!! I was wondering what happened to the 400 points. Thought I got scammed!! But lo and behold.. Best Buy emailed me a code to get the extra 400 points. Twice the fun redeeming codes, but only had to pay once!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In-line with most market prices

    Posted
    LJMaverick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For those that are used to purchasing XBOX Live points, you know the ease of making these purchases. For those not so familiar or new to XBOX, the process is without a doubt user-friendly. You simply walk in to your nearest retail Best Buy or go online at bestbuy.com, purchase your pre-paid XBOX Live card and follow the simple, step-by-step instructions on screen to redeem. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the only deals on MS Points

    Posted
    BargainGamer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    MS points are hard to find on a good, legit deal. This was one of the only bargains I have seen. You get 400 free points when you purchased any number of MS points. 1600 was the best value at the time. For the total cost of 1600 points, I received 2000! The card was shipped within a week, the freebie points were sent in an email the same day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good deal when bonus points are included

    Posted
    Sma9
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Microsoft's currency for purchasing games/content on the XBOX360. No need to buy these points at full retail, just look for a deal when an extra 400 bonus points are included with the purchase of 1600 points. The only unknown/negative for these points is whether or not Microsoft will allow these to be used on the next-gen XBOX One platform.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, it's free money!

    Posted
    jreeves1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I decided to buy this item because I was needing a few Microsoft points. After looking over a few different websites for deals, I ran accross this one. It's $19.99 for 2000 microsoft points. The price is $5 for 400 points. When you do the math, you're getting $5 for FREE. I couldn't pass up getting this great value. I bought it immediately!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good if you need Live points right now...

    Posted
    boqqtzz
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ...and not so good if you don't. There are plenty of $40 for 4000 point deals that pop up throughout the year, coming up to 1c per point. $20 for 1600 isn't bad, but not the best value either. Still, it pays for map packs and add-ons and such, so if you really don't need the full 4k or just need something quick, then this is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't beat the price

    Posted
    CrappyDay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    To get 1600 points for 14.99 was a decent price, but that best buy threw in the extra 400 points definitely made me bite on this. The 400 were sent via email, where the cards had to be picked up in the store. I don't spend a lot on xbox, but these points helped me to spend a little faster then normal. Great Deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Points Card

    Posted
    BMurdoch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For some reason Best Buy has stopped carrying the digital equivalent of these cards, so you have to order the cards and wait for them to come from the UPS guy.... A waste of postage on BB's part (I get free shipping with RZ Silver), but it is a great product to get to burn up those accrued RZ Certificates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    code worked, easy to enter

    Posted
    fancytuna
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    points for purchasing xbox online content. if you keep your eyes open for sales, you can really stretch these points out into a lot of content. I bought then they had a bonus 400 points added on, so keep an eye out for a slight discount from time to time. XBLA has plenty of good add-on content and games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome 2000 Microsoft Pts Bundle!

    Posted
    kcasper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased this 1600 Microsoft points card with added 400 points bonus email code as I had an expiring $10 best buy reward code. Awesome value and was able to pick up the 1600 points card the day I placed the order online at my local Best Buy. The 400 bonus points code was emailed to me shortly after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    it once was good

    Posted
    sabpa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    With the last update on the 360 xbox it migrated points to Microsoft account, i'm still waiting for all my past points and this onces to get good, its been 1 month since i contacted them and they said they would fix it within 5 days, so i would not get this til ms keeps its word

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal for avid buyers on Xbox Live

    Posted
    CA619
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you ever need to purchase something off of the Microsoft Xbox Live Marketplace, but don't like using your credit card all the time, the microsoft points sold at Best Buy are a great alternative, especially when they have limited offers including bonus points!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Allows me to stock up on Xbox items

    Posted
    BusyInBoston
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Xbox live points card is also a great option for Xbox owners.. Avatars, and other miscellaneous items are always available for purchase and this provides a great means to get them. Recommend for gamers in the Xbox system. Used this to get the Walking Dead when it was on sale

    I would recommend this to a friend