Neoseeker : News : Xbox 360 players can unlock discounts on Xbox LIVE Marketplace by earning Achievements
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
What do you mean Demboys305? This is just a program that gives you a rebate on marketplace purchases depending on how much gamerscore you have.
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Demboys305 Oct 1, 12
quote LOD-squa
What do you mean Demboys305? This is just a program that gives you a rebate on marketplace purchases depending on how much gamerscore you have.
i mean do u havr to spend alot of money to use them?
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
To use the rebates? Of course you do, Demboys305. I'm assuming that at the end of the month they will reimburse you for 1% or 2% of what you spend throughout the month.
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CAGarber Oct 1, 12
I'm a legend. lol. It's a shame to see people who have like 200gs total because they use their xbox as a netflix player 98% of the time... just irritates me for some reason that alot of people no longer use it for gaming it seems. As far as the birthday gift goes I've heard it's only a value of like 0.25 USD
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
Haha CAGarber! I'm one of those people that uses their Xbox more for netflix than gaming, but that is mostly because I have no games that entertained me. It's probably changing soon.
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Antipathy Oct 1, 12
quote LifeVirusForte
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So how much does this lose Microsoft, as opposed to gain of the end user?

2% on typical expenditure (say £100), is £2 saved. Nothing, basically. And yet say 500,000 people on Xbox spend that on the marketplace each year, costing them £1m? This costs them money for no actual benefit I can see.
Well to be able to qualify you need to have Gold which is extra, people will perhaps think about buying that add on because it's just a tiny bit cheaper and it helps create brand loyalty which is very much worth the cost investment.
As opposed to what? XBox users like to think they are superior to PS3 Consolers for several reasons simply through having an Xbox while PC users have very little reason to support Xbox versions when their own platform is "gifted" a console quality/console port game.

Hell, even if you had the 25K Points, and you only bought the Live Gold for £40, that's saving you a grand total of 80p a YEAR.

Hell, if you say around 30m have accounts, half of the people have a Gold account, and I'm going to say 50% of those have 25K, you're looking at 7.5m benefitting in the smallest amount - hence recieving 80p - which costs them £6m.

It's giving away free money, but you get "nothing" for it. Seriously, what difference is 80p going to make for you? An extra one way bus journey to a destination you could have walked to? An extra can of pepsi once a year?

LOD: Added quote since I just merged the threads.
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LifeVirusForte Oct 1, 12
I'm not saying it's a real savings, but most consumers see "Oh man free money!" and will do it. It's just a basic sales tactic.
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CAGarber Oct 1, 12
quote LOD-squa
Haha CAGarber! I'm one of those people that uses their Xbox more for netflix than gaming, but that is mostly because I have no games that entertained me. It's probably changing soon.
I'm guilty of it sometimes. I'm just referring to the people you NEVER EVER see gaming (my wife) lol
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tekmosis Oct 1, 12
2% isn't really much
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
That's just their way to get people to shut up for being loyal tekmosis. I would love to see a system similar to PSN for gold.
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tekmosis Oct 1, 12
It's better than nothing, sure, but it's not much of a reward the way they're hyping it up with three levels. 25,000 points is a LOT of money. Saving $0.25 isn't much of a reward for having spent that much.
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
That's 25,000 gamerscore, not points. You're just being rewarded for having that gamerscore, basically. You get that by playing, exactly like trophies. You aren't spending anything(aside from the gold membership, and whatever you purchase throughout the month) to get the rebate.
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tekmosis Oct 1, 12
Like I said, 25k is a lot of money. Even if you get a game that gave you 1k G with achievements that's 25 games. Chances are you aren't going to 100% 25 games, and I think XBLA games are capped at 800 G for achievements. I think I have about 30 games but I'm only at 3k G
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EvilTediz597 Oct 1, 12
Awesome! I always wanted to save 5 microsoft points!

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nnnddd101010 Oct 1, 12
And here I was thinking they were rolling out something like the PS+. You know, that thing that is completely optional but gives you free games all the time?
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