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JMNELSON
07-03-2012, 03:31 PM
I just bought a code off ebay. The seller verified the code and said it was valid. I am kind of worried because I don`t want the code to be from an illegitamate source. ( I get this way with every code I buy) So my question is, is it ok to redeem it? The seller has no feedback that's why.

EliteShadowMan
07-03-2012, 03:32 PM
I just bought a code off ebay. The seller verified the code and said it was valid. I am kind of worried because I don`t want the code to be from an illegitamate source. ( I get this way with every code I buy) So my question is, is it ok to redeem it? The seller has no feedback that's why.

Even if it was somehow an "illegal" code, wouldn't he be getting in trouble for it then for selling it, and not you?

xVivaLaGrant
07-03-2012, 03:34 PM
I will either use amazon or the xbox itself..

My reason for this is, amazon you can pay 30 and it comes with free delivery
Xbox, it will straight away be put onto your account and then you can remove your card within a min..

I think ebay is bad, but everyone has their own opinion!! :woop:

JMNELSON
07-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Even if it was somehow an "illegal" code, wouldn't he be getting in trouble for it then for selling it, and not you?Could be. I even get this way with microsoft codes that I buy at stores. It is like code paranoia lol.

HRichter113
07-03-2012, 03:38 PM
I understand your concern but if the code has been verified, you should be ok, I think.

JMNELSON
07-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. I'm not concerned if the code will work or not, I'm concerned HOW he got the code. More responses are awesome! Thanks!

Ayx
07-03-2012, 04:00 PM
People have stolen codes from outsources and activated them elsewhere which you're not suppose to do, but people do it.

You shouldn't be worried where he got the code as once it's activated there's nothing MS can do (so support says). You just have to be worried that the card is actually valid and in your region. If it's not valid make sure you re-check if he specifies where is the card from as most cards are region locked. If not, then you can try reporting him but don't hold your breath if it's a third party site as that's the risks you take.

Good luck!

JMNELSON
07-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Going to redeem it now! Thanks a ton for the responses!

EDIT: Code, worked. Legit guy!

AmbaLaBamba
07-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Going to redeem it now! Thanks a ton for the responses!

EDIT: Code, worked. Legit guy!

Glad it worked for you! I bought something a while ago on eBay, a code for the little Dead Space XBLA game thing. Was a bit o_O about it at first but it worked and I got a game so yay!

JMNELSON
07-03-2012, 04:17 PM
Glad it worked for you! I bought something a while ago on eBay, a code for the little Dead Space XBLA game thing. Was a bit o_O about it at first but it worked and I got a game so yay!Yep! Very happy!

cjdavies
07-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Why buy it in the first place if you have doubts? I have bought codes from Ebay before and all worked fine.

Blink
07-03-2012, 11:35 PM
Xbox, it will straight away be put onto your account and then you can remove your card within a min..

Have you ever tried to remove your card? I put my details in a few years ago and it took me ages to get them removed. I ended up having to call Microsoft and have them manually delete my card history from my profile.

xKRAIZEEMANx
07-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Have you ever tried to remove your card? I put my details in a few years ago and it took me ages to get them removed. I ended up having to call Microsoft and have them manually delete my card history from my profile.

Yes, it is a complete pain in the arse. If I remember correctly, I shut off auto renewal, let my account go to Silver, and then used a pre-paid card, and was then able to remove my credit card. I do know I never had to call Microsoft to remove it.

OT: Glad everything worked out.

Spanish Assault
07-04-2012, 01:10 AM
I buy most of my codes from eBay, If it doesn't work you can open a case. eBay will side with you cause it's against the rules to sell digital property.

iBuzz7S
07-04-2012, 05:31 AM
Why buy it in the first place if you have doubts?
+1


OP gets paranoid with every code he purchases from random source
Seller on eBay said code is okay and it has been verified
Seller has 0 feedback on eBay
OP buys the code and redeems it anyway

One of the funniest threads I have come across on X360A.


Why would you purchase something you are not sure about it? Not just that, you were worried about purchasing it but you did so anyway, and then you think of the consequences?


I hope you don't purchase your first car or house like this. You are going to be in for a rude shock!


I would of thought, at least I always believe, anyone with high GS is capable of reading and understanding requirements and whatnot, yet they ask some weird questions like this.


As for the code being legitimate or not, who knows? When I bought BF3 on the day of release for $30, I knew what I was getting myself in to, knowing that the code could of been purchased with a stolen credit card.

JMNELSON
07-04-2012, 01:38 PM
+1


OP gets paranoid with every code he purchases from random source
Seller on eBay said code is okay and it has been verified
Seller has 0 feedback on eBay
OP buys the code and redeems it anyway

One of the funniest threads I have come across on X360A.


Why would you purchase something you are not sure about it? Not just that, you were worried about purchasing it but you did so anyway, and then you think of the consequences?


I hope you don't purchase your first car or house like this. You are going to be in for a rude shock!


I would of thought, at least I always believe, anyone with high GS is capable of reading and understanding requirements and whatnot, yet they ask some weird questions like this.


As for the code being legitimate or not, who knows? When I bought BF3 on the day of release for $30, I knew what I was getting myself in to, knowing that the code could of been purchased with a stolen credit card.Good point, probably should have thought about it more. Fortunately, the code was legitimate. He even verified where he got the code from, and it was from a playxbla.com contest. So I'm glad that he was a good, new seller.

Crypt
07-04-2012, 04:44 PM
Most of the time you should be okay. If it really was not valid, it would not work. That keygen stuff really does not work well, not as it used too

ChickinOnaChain
07-04-2012, 05:01 PM
If I was worried about a code or whatever, I sure wouldn' t have bought it. I'd rather pay more and get something worth my money, than to be scammed. But that's not saying you were. It's just what I'd do.

iBuzz7S
07-05-2012, 03:25 AM
and it was from a playxbla.com contest.
Well as long as you were satisfied with the evidence, then it's all good. Still, you can never be too careful. It is easy to edit photos to make it look like something it is not.

Most of the time you should be okay. If it really was not valid, it would not work.
It's not just that. Nowadays, all it takes is a quick chat with an Xbox representative to get back MS Points for a game that works, but you tell them otherwise. It has been happening for a long time.

The code could of come through social engineering, which would fall under Marketplace Theft.

VitaminAmy
07-05-2012, 03:45 AM
If I buy instant codes online, I go through the GameStop or Bestbuy website,... glad your code worked!
I do wish that Amazon had more codes online.

DOOKH8R
07-05-2012, 03:50 AM
I buy most of my codes from eBay, If it doesn't work you can open a case. eBay will side with you cause it's against the rules to sell digital property.
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Felonious Monk
07-05-2012, 03:56 AM
I'd be super wary of codes you buy online. Keygens have been mentioned, and there's still a mess of people out there trying to run that.

I'd like to get a definitive answer on where the legit ones are coming from. Something to do with a partnership agreement with Microsoft, but I just don't know.

All I know is my partner and I passed up on buying the 1600 points cards in a lot of 100 for super super cheap and we had the inkling of "well, if it's too good to be true, then..." and let it go. But the guy is still selling them out there, so he must be doing something legit somehow.

Nerdz0r
07-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Just redeem it and have your points. I have bought codes from all sorts of places and never had a problem, and I'm pretty sure there are no illegitimate methods of gaining working codes.

StayonTarget
07-05-2012, 06:13 PM
If it's fake you can always open up a dispute with paypal. From experience though they are normally real. If the person has 100+ 100% positive feedback you should be fine.

xVivaLaGrant
07-05-2012, 06:33 PM
Have you ever tried to remove your card? I put my details in a few years ago and it took me ages to get them removed. I ended up having to call Microsoft and have them manually delete my card history from my profile.

At first I deleted it and it did pop back on somehow but the second time it was gone for sure :D

I heard some people do have problems with it :confused:

TOUCH WOOD** Never had to ring them to remove my card...