xbox 360 accessories 20% offer

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  1. D3P

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    Interesting, thanks for the heads-up :D Might pick-up another controller.
     
  3. Drnrg

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    phone number is legit, tried it just now points you to xbox promotions
     
  4. GodzHitman

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    balls, I just invested in some extra gear for my 360...talk about bad timing...
     
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    Does anyone know if this offer includes xbox hard drives? Also what is the cheapest price for a 120GB xbox hard drive?
     
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    and this is a scam why?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebate_(marketing)#General_complaints

    Sums up a bunch of my feelings right there.

    If the company genuinely wants you to save money, or get something for less - then drop the fucking price in-store.

    Forcing people to jump through hoops, fill out a billion forms and the like - so that you can;

    1. Filter out the amount of people who actually get the discount.
    2. Collect additional marketing information
    3. Spam my mailbox with even more additional marketing bullshit

    Is a load of crap.
     
  9. Sebstar

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    ... I did the Microsoft 25 Years 25% off deal and the money showed up in my account about a month after I sent in the form (which was one page of account details and a copy of purchase receipt). I got no marketing bullshit etc etc so how about you don't get your panties in a bunch by screaming scam, which this obviously isn't.:rolleyes:
     
  10. NSanity

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    You prefer MIR's over straight discounts?

    how deliciously odd of you. :rolleyes:
     
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    Seems more like a way of enforcing the discount, rather than relying on stores to pass on the saving to you. I'd prefer a 20% saving at the store of course but MS can't force the stores to drop their retail price. Also he didn't say he prefers it, just that it worked fine without him being scammed.
     
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    MS doesn't have to. Competition and the buying public do it for them. :thumbup:
     
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    Anyway, it looks like a good deal. Microsoft have had many rebate offers in the past with good turnarounds.
     
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    Plus it's not a permanent price drop. So instead of losing money by selling a certain retailer x amount of stock at a discount price, they offer a discount only on the items sold. I still fail to see how this is a scam. A scam involve you getting ripped off or betrayed, neither of which is happening here.
     
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    Oh boo hoo nsanity. Forgive me if i don't cry in your soup for having a whinge.
     
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    This is definitely not a scam.

    Very few prefer MIRs over straight discounts, but there are some circumstances where it might come in handy (e.g. tax invoices).
     
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    othy thanks for the update. Time to go buy myself a 120 GB hard drive.
     
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    So the deal is you get that amount of return based on the RRP rather than the price you actually bought it for?
     
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    I've been holding off on a second controller until this offer - JB HiFi have them for $64. So once cashback is redeemed that is $48 for a wireless controller.

    Yep, from the terms and conditions:

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