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Price increase without being straightforward about it
on October 22, 2013
This change from 'points' to real money was supposed to be no big deal in a gamer's world, however, what they didn't explain clearly is that tax is removed from the value of the new 'gift card'. My sons are long time gamers and were have purchased more microsoft points than I ever imagined we would.
In the past the value of the card was XX dollars for XX points. Very straightforward and easy for them to determine how many points they need to purchase for the options the want.
Now we just completed our first and then second 'gift card' online code purchase because, after purchase tax was deducted from the gift card, leaving less than what was need for the options.
This is a sneaky way for Microsoft to raise the price of the virtual points without actually admitting it. I call that sketchy at best. My sons work hard and save their money for the things they want. We all learned lesson tonight.