FIFA 14 Only Comes Free With Xbox One Day One Edition Pre-Orders
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Microsoft has confirmed that a free copy of FIFA 14 will only be available with Xbox One Day One Edition pre-orders, despite conflicting updates from the official Xbox Twitter account, claiming that all pre-orders will come with a download voucher for the full game. Apparently, that won't be the case.

Microsoft Social Marketing Manager Graeme Boyd (AKA AceyBongos) offered clarification on Twitter, with the following tweets: "Had a few questions on this so wanted to clarify: FIFA 14 will only come free with Xbox One Day One Edition pre-orders, while stocks last."

He added: "If you have already pre-ordered a Day One Edition Xbox One, or pre-order one from now on while stocks last, you will receive FIFA 14 free.

"Another important note - the Day One Edition Xbox One FIFA 14 offer is valid in Europe, this holiday, while stocks last."

You can also give your FIFA 14 download voucher to a friend if you like, and if you still want to pre-order an Xbox One Day One Edition at GAME, you can by hitting this link and placing a deposit. It's sold out at most other retailers including Amazon.

Xbox One is out in November. EA's Peter Moore wants Microsoft to "cough up" the exact launch date, and so do we.

[Via EG]


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Comment #1 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 08:56:12 AM
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Cool, so I'll be able to flog mine to a non-Day One guy. I was worried it'd be virtually worthless if every One came with it.

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Comment #2 by davidani
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 08:58:24 AM
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Fix the article it is written "available with Xbox One Dat One Edition".
I guess it's day.

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Comment #3 by Larsson91
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 08:58:33 AM
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I've had so many issues with this. Companies such as Sainsbury's have been useless at clarifying this and seem clueless as to which console they're taking pre-orders for.

I'd advise anyone to double check which console they're going to be receiving now so they can cancel it if they wish. To be safe I'd stick with a gaming company such as GAME etc. as they understand what the difference is more than the supermarkets

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Comment #4 by STLfan2468
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 08:58:57 AM
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Dat One

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Comment #5 by l.maciver
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:01:32 AM
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#1, all fifa games become worthless. only takes 6 months for it to be 50p.

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Comment #6 by iBlaise
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:03:30 AM
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I'm glad that you can give your code away, because I'm sure most of you would've eithe trashed it or sold it online.

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Comment #7 by anyold
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:06:45 AM
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I thought this was the case already. Oh well anyone want to buy a cheap Fifa 14?

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Comment #8 by Boylin
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:08:48 AM
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£429.99?! Nice one

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Comment #9 by the action frampton
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:08:50 AM
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@5 yeah, they drop in price as soon as the next one is on the horizon, but i'd be surprised if we get less than £35 quid for it on eBay if we sell them within the first week. Still debating wether to sell mine, or play it.

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Comment #10 by Nutty Scouser
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:18:16 AM
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what about people who hate footy games, should give customers a choice if your doing that, i wont be downloading it.............

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Comment #11 by Rickmassacre
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:26:09 AM
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Comment #12 by ZedChuva
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:26:59 AM
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So since it's a download code, it's nothing. Not even a "hey Gamestop, gimmie $20." Oh well, twas a nice try M$.

Now, enough of this FIFA shit. Give us a damn release date!!!

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Comment #13 by ziggy78900
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:27:06 AM
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ms cant do shit right

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Comment #14 by Samigi
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:27:16 AM
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Give the game a try guys. Fifa is a good game, why else would it be a bestseller each year?

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Comment #15 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:27:16 AM
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@ #3;

In all fairness, if want your vendor to know what you are talking about when discussing 'Day One' Editions versus 'Normal' Editions released on day one, then it is probably best to stick to a retailer who deals exlusively in games.

Sainsburys sell everything these days & the poor chump on the end of the line ain't going to know everything, if anything.

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Comment #16 by Septic
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:27:16 AM
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I want to know what free game the rest of the world gets. Getting a free game with pre-orders is awesome. Can't wait for release date too.

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Comment #17 by danqrl
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:28:54 AM
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Ill sell mine,not interested in football

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Comment #18 by xKushdiet
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:38:27 AM
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disappointed, was hoping for bf4

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Comment #19 by Chainsaw Chunk
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:39:04 AM
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#5 Yet another uneducated statement so glad the summer holidays are over so nuggets like you can continue your education. FIFA 13 is £20 at Cex at present 11 months after release if you can show me anywhere selling it for 50p I will not class you as the A$$hat that you are

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Comment #20 by creaper210
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:40:35 AM
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Just tell me when the console will be released, please!

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Comment #21 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:41:04 AM
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lol trolled by M$ AGAIN!!! so only 5 countries have voice commands, only 13 consoles get the console and now this for a console which has apparently sold out of pre orders for day on edition hahaha i cant cope with this comedy of errors anymore

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Comment #22 by RoboSeal1
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:53:54 AM
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Is this everywhere or just Europe, I'm not a fan of FIFA

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Comment #23 by johnteshfan
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 09:54:46 AM
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Is this for everyone or only places where it has been delayed even further than launch date?

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Comment #24 by lifetimegamer
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:01:50 AM
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*Sigh* Getting fed up now. Never known a company with so little knowledge of the product they are selling.

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Comment #25 by ATOMICKILA3000
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:03:52 AM
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@21 "only 13 consoles get the console", yea, I can't cope with the comedy of errors either.

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Comment #26 by bigdave787
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:21:46 AM
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Does anyone else feel a bit outraged by this? I went and pre ordered my xbox1 (not the day one edition as it was sold out) and gamestop said it would include fifa 14.. Now it turns out i wont be? .. This is microsoft in a nut shell.. Why didnt they mention that the first time? " oh by the way we forgot to mention that its day one edition only".. Complete cowards.

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Comment #27 by Yourburntstar
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:25:00 AM
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So does this mean that people in the U.S who pre-ordered/completely paid off their Xbox One Day One Console will also get Fifa 14 for Free?

Or is this offer only for Europe?

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Comment #28 by Kellwolf9E
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:30:26 AM
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People are complaining about a FREE game? Really? If you don't want it, send it to me. We aren't getting anything in the US, meanwhile people are complaining they're getting a game for free that they don't want. Wow.

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Comment #29 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:31:09 AM
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@ #24;

Think of it as the fog of commercial war, resulting from the next-gen postioning & fencing between Sony & Microsoft... we are the collateral damage:(!

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Comment #30 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:42:17 AM
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@ #28

Enjoy watching Ozil play in your team this season:)

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Comment #31 by busterbob42
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 10:59:34 AM
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can't stand football games ect so boring. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

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Comment #32 by dbdikillhaji
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:01:29 AM
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well I absolutely hate soccer bit I guess if I get it for free in my Xbox one day one pre-order I suppose I'll give the game a shot. maybe I'll get one day off fun out of it lol

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Comment #33 by halodudify
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:03:28 AM
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My Fifa 14 code will be straight on ebay

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Comment #34 by SyndicateKing
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:09:14 AM
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I always laugh when fifa is always slated on this subject, for me its £50 saved because I was buying it anyway.

@31 that's a good way to put it though, least someone has something constructive to say.

I have day one edition ordered.

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Comment #35 by Slim Shady
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:11:14 AM
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I hate soccer so, to me it doesn't matter either way. I would have just tried to sell it anyway. The absolute worst free game in my opinion. Anything else at all would have been better.

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Comment #36 by Blackest Metal
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:13:06 AM
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My step-son will appreciate Fifa 14, he has had live gold for 4 years and has only ever played FIFA online lol, obsessed aint the word!

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Comment #37 by Bickle
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:20:56 AM
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Great news, so I can sell the code for a game that doesn't support tax sucking private businesses who hold cities ransom

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Comment #39 by Cinderkin
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 12:14:57 PM
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And those in the rest of the world who pre ordered a day one edition get?

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Comment #40 by FSparacino4
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 12:19:01 PM
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So I'm assuming the US doesn't come bundled with a free game..

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Comment #41 by Skelix
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 12:38:10 PM
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You got to get the Day One Edition to make sure you're able to get the achievements before EA shuts the FIFA servers down!

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Comment #42 by Bickle
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 02:15:14 PM
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For those asking about the US: We're likely getting Madden, but they have to wait to announce it until the game has had a month is to sell to the suckers who buy the same amd every year

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Comment #43 by DanielCooper62
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 03:15:23 PM
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@3 & @15 theres a company in the north of england called Grainger Games that deals exclusively in games and they're useless too. Asked in store if it was Day One, I was told it was so I happily pre-ordered Xbox One, when FIFA deal was announced I went back and asked to confirm and was told it 100% was day one. Went back a few days later and was told the same when buying a new game and it was definitely day one. Now I'm being told off their head office that they can't confirm. Now they're pretty much sold out everywhere and I'm being told mine may or may not be day one. Horrible service.

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Comment #44 by MabusScarab
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 03:25:09 PM
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Remember the good old days of gaming when you bought a console regardless of when you bought it there was always 1/2 free games included? My NES came with Mario Bros/Duck Hunt, my Genesis came with Streets of Rage 2, my SNES came with Mario World. Back they they didn't sell you a $200 console and make you shell out another $60 on one game just so you could play it.

Not complaining, not being an "old guy", but if you spend $400-$500 on a console you'd think they would include a free game for everyone, not just day one buyers.

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Comment #45 by CASCADEYOUTH
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 03:50:33 PM
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@27 it's only valid in Europe so i don't think the US gets any games free with their pre-order which kind of sucks. Wouldn't mind getting BF4 free or something

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Comment #46 by slapp77
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 03:53:46 PM
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#44 I remember that too. You also got the 2nd controller. It's all about squeezing that extra buck out of you.

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Comment #47 by NewProfileKid
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 04:44:13 PM
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Sorry if this seems like a really stupid question, but I've pre ordered the xbone, obviously picking it up day one from my local GAME store. Does this mean I've pre ordered a 'day one' edition? I don't want to ask the staff as it just seems like a stupid question lol.

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Comment #48 by MrT2
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 05:25:06 PM
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"this holiday"
Isn't that American for Xmas? Are we getting it later in Europe then?

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Comment #49 by DeadlySinz86
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 05:35:17 PM
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Shopto still have loads of Day One Editions incase anyone was wondering.

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Comment #50 by the action frampton
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 06:27:23 PM
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@47 Game has two different versions. Check your order, receipt or whatever.

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Comment #51 by Zoron
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 08:01:39 PM
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I'm getting this on PS2 instead.

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Comment #52 by NewProfileKid
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 02:34:05 AM
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#50 looks like im gonna ask the stupid question lol. Thanks for the reply man.

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Comment #53 by lansir
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 04:31:27 AM
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So here in Australia, I'll already be paying $599 for the Day One console I preordered within 6hrs of announcement and now I'll miss out on the free game. Honestly not overly interested in Fifa but would've been nice to be able to flog it off to a mate put the money to something else

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Comment #54 by weseds90
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 05:00:09 AM
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everyone should note that if you have Pre-Ordered the Xbox one Call of Duty Ghosts bundle you will NOT get the day one console in that bundle, so you wouldn't get the code for Fifa

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Comment #55 by weseds90
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 05:02:41 AM
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@49 if youve preordered it without the call of duty bundle you'll get the Day One Edition

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Comment #56 by Chrispy Ware
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 06:47:42 AM
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This stinks for me.... I'd love to get a free copy of Fifa but I live in the U.S. I would have hoped they'd include it for free here in order to boost sales and increase popularity in Fifa here in the states.

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Comment #57 by Zoron
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 11:03:16 AM
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Nobody has a sense of humor I guess.

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Comment #58 by hakoda25
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 11:38:20 AM
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as Marvin replied I didn't know that a single mom can make $4482 in a few weeks on the internet. did you read this web page

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Comment #59 by wuzarupypipy
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 11:43:41 AM
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my parents in law just got a nice year old Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback by working part time online... go to these guys

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Comment #60 by Tapkon
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 06:18:45 PM
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Anyone not want their codes, i would be interested in buying one or two.

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Comment #61 by fadoka29
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 01:25:09 PM
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just as Deborah answered I'm shocked that anyone can make $8691 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you read this site

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