Summary: My husband appreciated this. It allowed him to purchase the game he wanted with points. Had no trouble adding the points at XBox's website and my husband used them when he logged on with the XBox.
Summary: Great gift to have in the house for a last minute gift needed for a boy's BD party. I bought this for my mother to add to my son's Christmas gift and he was very happy to receive it. He can use it however he wants to with most games.
Summary: This is an awesome service that amazon is providing to those of us who cant purchase the cards through our xbox. Those of us who are serving our country from out of the country (IE Europe) can not use our credit cards with APO bank acct's. So Thank you amazon this is awesome!
Summary: I've lived overseas in Europe for the past 8 years working with the military. The thing about Xbox live is that they dont accept APO address's for the credit card (Armed Forces Overseas address). Now i can order the code in 5 seconds instead of having to buy a card and have it shipped to me. Thankyou sooooo much Amazon.
Main reason to buy these points through Amazon, no tax.
Patio B., Amazon
10 April 2009
Summary: 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.
Summary: If you need points to buy games, gamer pics, themes, or movies through marketplace, you will need Microsoft points. This card for 1600 points is $20.00 worth of points, so you save a penny! Most people buy their points online through the marketplace, but these make great gifts for the Xbox 360 Game fan who you are not quite sure what to buy them.
Summary: I bought one of these cards while it was slightly on-sale, making it a bit cheaper than buying points directly through Microsoft. It's just a plain, plastic card with a portion that you scratch off to reveal a long key code that you enter into your XBL account. A word of caution though. Don't scratch it too hard because you can actually scratch off the key code lettering, which is what happened to me.
Summary: 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.
Buy the points card- Don't give Microsoft your credit card!
15 November 2006
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.