If you are reading this then you have probably “googled” something like “cheap xbox live subscriptions”. Well that is what I did and I came across a UK based site called live-codes.com. At first I was a little dubious as I am with all things that appear to good to be true so I asked around and found no negative comments anywhere (there is a good reason for that).
Let me tell you what I know about the site. They are a UK based Limited company with a genuine registered office (not just a mailbox). They use Google checkout so you can rest assured that they are not going to run off with your money and their support staff were available to answer my email within minutes at 10.30pm.
I had done my digging and researched the company before purchasing and decided to take the plunge and purchased a 12 month X-Box live subscription card for the fantastic price of £28.99. Google Checkout was an absolute pleasure to use as I already have a gmail account and felt the transaction went smoother than most other online payment gateways from the largest corporations.
So at 10:22 I completed the transaction and in the time it took to open a new tab and press home the code was sat in my inbox. It wasnt just an email with the numbers typed in it was an actual scan of the subscription card, I’m guessing they do this to reduce the possibility of problems should anything go wrong. So as you can imagine I am over the moon at the speed my card was delivered I then entered the code into my X-Box and within seconds my Live account was refreshed for another 12 months. I was so happy with the transaction I thought it would be nice to email them via their contact us form and tell them how impressed I was. Within 5 minutes a very helpful person from live-codes.com had responded. It wasn’t an automated response but a real human who replied to my every single compliment, this is something that will keep me going back time and time again.
It is very rare for an online retailer to have such an affect on me, I am still gobsmacked at the speed and reliablity of the service I recieved!
Now I know what you are all thinking, £28.99 is not as cheap as some of the Power Sellers on the evil Ebay. This can be true however I have been burnt in the past ordering from a very trusted UK power seller who had 100% feedback. It is also worth remembering that Ebay have changed their protection policy, so no longer are digitaly delivered items such as subscription codes covered by their buyer protection scheme. So if you get sold a code that doesnt work then you have no protection whatsoever and will end up having to pay double to get your fix of online gaming. Im not saying that every seller on Ebay is going to rip you off but in the current economic climate can you afford to take that risk?
I will be using live-codes.com again and will be more than happy to recommend them to friends and family, I suggest you do the same.
This is a snippet of the email that I recieved from them tonight:
We like to operate where; if you are pleased with our service you spread the word to friends and where you found our site (i.e forum etc). The site is fully automated so as soon as the payment is clear codes are emailed out immediately 24/7. We only ever deal in scanned cards, this avoids any typing mistakes and we feel scanned images gives confidence to the customer.
I think I should also add that it is not only X-Box live subscriptions that they sell, they also have Microsoft Points, Nintendo Points & World of Warcraft subscriptions and add-ons.
Go and check them out I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
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