There’s been some great xbox live marketplace content lately, which has caused me to hunt around for the cheapest Xbox Microsoft points. Whilst these prices may only seem to differ slightly, the saving will be a lot bigger in the long run (if you buy quite a lot of downloadable content).
As you may already know, you can purchase additional Microsoft points through your Xbox by signing into Xbox Live. Using this method, 2000 points costs £17. Whilst this can be convenient, you can actually gain an additional 100 points by purchasing a card online or in a local store for a similar price.
2100 Points Cards
Amazon.co.uk – £17.99
GAME – £17.50
Gamestation – £17.50
Play.com – £16.99
Tesco – £16.71
As you can see, Tesco currently offer the cheapest 2100 Microsoft points card.
Buying Points Cards From Other Sources
If you look around the Internet for offers yourself, you will more than likely stumble across other online merchants who sell various points cards. Sometimes these offers are significantly lower than those mentioned above. So what’s different? How can these people supply the cards cheaper?
Most sellers (through eBay for example) tend to e-mail the codes rather than post a card to you. This helps lower their costs which in turn allows them to pass on a price cut to you. Sounds great, but there can be risks.
For example; a friend of mine tried one of these eBay sellers and paid promptly using PayPal, hoping to receive the e-mail within minutes as promised. An hour passed and there was still no e-mail in his inbox. He was beginning to worry that he had been scammed.
Luckily for him he hadn’t been ripped off (sort of), but instead the seller had gone on holiday and was unable to send it during that period. For the inconvenience of having to wait longer than expected, he would have much rather paid the extra pound to have received it a week earlier from another retailer.
In summary; when purchasing Xbox 360 Microsoft Points cheaply, be sure to buy from a well known source unless you are willing to take risks. At the moment, Tesco offer the most points for the lowest price (that I found). If you have found cheaper, please feel free to post your findings as a comment to this post.
I hope this helps some of you in looking for cheap points