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split511
08-26-2002, 12:25 PM
I know that microsoft hasn't officially announced how much xbox live will cost after your first year runs out but a lot of sources have said they expect it to be around $10 a month. When you think about it, thats a huge rip off. For $50 we get 1 year of live plus many extras and then next year we will pay $120 just for LIVE!!! So why not just buy 2, yes 2, xbox live kits when they come out in stores for $50. Then you simply just use 1 of the kits for your first year and then when the second year comes just use the second kit. That way your second year will only cost you $50 instead of $120. I bet you could even sell your extra headset to some moron on ebay who sat on their's and wants a new one. Sure, you would lose you original account and stats, but unless you are like #1 in the world isn't saving $70+ worth it. Think about it and give me your opinion.

Professor Kaos
08-26-2002, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by split511
I know that microsoft hasn't officially announced how much xbox live will cost after your first year runs out but a lot of sources have said they expect it to be around $10 a month. When you think about it, thats a huge rip off. For $50 we get 1 year of live plus many extras and then next year we will pay $120 just for LIVE!!! So why not just buy 2, yes 2, xbox live kits when they come out in stores for $50. Then you simply just use 1 of the kits for your first year and then when the second year comes just use the second kit. That way your second year will only cost you $50 instead of $120. I bet you could even sell your extra headset to some moron on ebay who sat on their's and wants a new one. Sure, you would lose you original account and stats, but unless you are like #1 in the world isn't saving $70+ worth it. Think about it and give me your opinion.

its a good idea but i wouldnt do it, whats teh point? yea u save money but, u have to start from scratch. and after playing for a whole year with the various characters and teams i think it would suck.

Duke
08-26-2002, 12:31 PM
Well, the kit doesn't provide you the membership, It only gives you the equipment and software to access XBL. It might work w/ 2 diff. CC's, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's a time limit in which you have to register by to take advantage of the reduced price.

Basically, what I'm saying as that kits are basically hardware w/ a little bit of software. They're not active till you sign up.

split511
08-26-2002, 12:32 PM
the kits are actually the memebership its not like you pay anything else for the membership after you buy the kit unless you want extras

split511
08-26-2002, 12:59 PM
does anyone else think that this would work?

Icehawk
08-26-2002, 01:11 PM
I think it might work, but like already said it would stink after building up records and stuff after such a long time, and also like what was already said the Starter Kit is probably for a limited time.

Crazy Joe
08-26-2002, 01:16 PM
i think we should wait and see, i think that when the year is almost up, MS will offer us a special renewal price or something if you got it at launch.

goonette69
08-26-2002, 01:19 PM
Microsoft already said this would not work, end of discussion

symposiumx
08-26-2002, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by goonette69
Microsoft already said this would not work, end of discussion

off the topic, but I wanted to welcome goonette69 to XBA.

WELCOME!

robnyack
08-26-2002, 06:09 PM
I'm sure it won't work.


besides, in a year, they have how many games slated to be on XBL...50? By then, $10/month will be a bargain.

LynxFX
08-26-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Gortholomew
i think we should wait and see, i think that when the year is almost up, MS will offer us a special renewal price or something if you got it at launch.

Exactly. Besides MS has said that they will have continual deals as the years go on so I doubt we will ever have to flat out and pay $10/month for LIVE or try and scam the system.

robnyack
08-26-2002, 08:28 PM
if XBL is as good as it's hype, and has 50 games (wasn't that the number they said by the end of the 1st year running?), $10/month will be a bargain!

ZacT10
08-26-2002, 08:32 PM
Comeon Ppl!!!!!

Dont you get it....

Dont jip Microsoft they need all the money they can get to get more games for us and better support

I think :eek:

Salo_Fan
08-26-2002, 09:31 PM
Sorry that will not work and I have proof. Inside the Xbox Live pamplet that you get with the kit it says that you ***must activate it before June 30, 2003.***

Let's say you bought two kits and waited for June 30,2003 to activate the second one. Will you save money or lose money?

The answer:
Assuming you activate a starter kit on November 15,2002. If you activate another account on June 30, 2003 you will be paying $100 by June 30, 2004. If you don't buy another kit and just renew at $10 a month on November 15, 2003 you will be paying $135 by June 30, 2004.

So *Yes* you do save money, about $35 dollars.

Caliadar
08-26-2002, 10:57 PM
Your account is based off a unique identifier in your XBOX not the live kit itself. This would do nothing unless you had a second xbox.

matty
08-26-2002, 11:56 PM
In a year the hardware might have been upgraded too, so you might be playing your second year on outdated kit, maybe a disadvantage ???

Markus_Kalarkus
08-27-2002, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by ZacT10
Comeon Ppl!!!!!

Dont you get it....

Dont jip Microsoft they need all the money they can get to get more games for us and better support

I think :eek:
Microsoft is a multi-million dollar company :)

Ulchie
08-27-2002, 11:54 AM
well if they track ur ip(which is most likely static but may be changed sometime during the year....mine has been changed before) then they would know but when u buy the kit it has a serial number or whatever....I suppose this could work if u deleted all xbox live files....that would probably do it

split511
08-27-2002, 07:13 PM
I'm not gonna really do this...I just thought it was a good idea

l Maximus l
08-27-2002, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Markus_Kalarkus

Microsoft is a multi-million dollar company :)

You mean Multi-BILLION :D

Spike Minoda
08-27-2002, 11:22 PM
Ya mon, havent ye heard? People are suing M$ because they are Monopolizing the market

Hugh_Jass
08-28-2002, 12:53 PM
You vastly underestimate Microsoft if you think you're going to scam them out of $70+/year. They have 14 months to iron-out any wrinkles in the system. I'm quite confident that billing issues will be resolved with great dispatch.