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Post by S7 OC on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:25 pm

http://kotaku.com/5625516/xbox-live-price-increase-coming-november-1

Xbox Live Gold subscribers might want to renew before November 1, when the price of a yearly subscription to the service jumps $10 in North America.

According to a post on Major Nelson's blog, after eight years' of Xbox Live at the $50 a year price point, the service is finally seeing a price hike. Starting on November 1, a year Gold subscription to Xbox Live will run $59.99, versus the current price of $49.99. One month subscriptions will jump from $7.99 to $9.99, while three month subs will rise from $19.99 to $24.99.

Other regions will be seeing increases as well. In the UK the price of one month will jump from 4.99 GPB to 5.99 GPB. The price of a month in Canada rises a dollar to $9.99. Finally, a year subscription in Mexico rises from 499 to 599 pesos.

Microsoft is running a special deal right now for North American U.S. customers, allowing them to lock in a year at $39.99, $20 less than the new rate. For details, visit the deal website.

Jesse Divnich with industry analyst EEDAR sent out a statement accompanying the news, insuring consumers that $60 is still "an incredible value."

"When originally launched in 2002, a Gold subscription cost the same as an AAA video game, $49.99. When taking into account for inflation ($50 in 2002 is roughly $60 in 2010) and the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect, a $10 price increase still represents an incredible value to consumers"

Whether or not $60 a year is an incredible value is ultimately up to consumers. What say you, consumers?

Price change for Xbox LIVE Gold subscription [Major Nelson]

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by Floodsfire on Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:02 pm

I still don't think it's too bad, personally it's still worth it for all the content that Xbox Live has.

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:12 pm

well seeing how i am use to just riding the MS train i guess its cool

as long as it turns out to be worth it...
not happy with it but o well

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Glock on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:07 pm

I don't mind the increase really. I mean no one likes to pay more for anything... but in perspective... with the added features and cost of doing business nowadays I think it makes sense.

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Bullet on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:07 pm

think they should of made them optional. i won't use the features and i sure as hell don't want to pay for them. But like sticky said I'm just going to ride the train

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Epic on Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:27 pm

Whoop! No price increase for me!

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 R0LLING THUND3R on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:57 pm

I'm moving to the UK!

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:30 am

S7 Bullet wrote:think they should of made them optional. i won't use the features and i sure as hell don't want to pay for them.
Exactly...I don't use any of those other options/services. I only use the xbox for gaming. No TV, no NetFlix subscription, no radio/music...just gaming. There should be a separate package for those of us that don't want their other BS!!! Why pay $10 for sh1t I didn't ask for, want, or desire? Mad

That's like Burger King raising the price of the Whopper and even though you don't want some extra side order they "force feed" it to you by putting it in your bag anyway...and saying too bad, inflation.... so we're charging everyone an extra $10. What would you say? Ok, I guess I'll just ride the train...hell no, you'd be pissed because you could use that extra $10 for beer, snacks, a movie, or gas.

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Nate on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:18 am

S7 Epic wrote:Whoop! No price increase for me!

fkn fail

Oh well, I am ok with it. If you look at how Live has evolved then i guess it was overdue.

heck i remember back in the day getting excited when xbox live 8 person chat rooms first showed up. Then we could have our clan meetings over at "millers house".

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Panzer on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:33 am

10 more dollars my dad has to pay per year he will never notice

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Coolhand on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:58 pm

*shrug* what can you do?

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:58 pm

S7 Coolhand wrote:*shrug* what can you do?
Play with your wii Embarassed Shocked Rolling Eyes

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Uncle Charles on Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:15 pm

S7 K1ll3rKlown wrote:
S7 Coolhand wrote:*shrug* what can you do?
Play with your wii Embarassed Shocked Rolling Eyes

Wii Wii Laughing

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:21 pm

Or we could all go buy PS3's and play online for Free.

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Nate on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:17 pm

S7 Interseptor wrote:Or we could all go buy PS3's and play online for Free.

fkn chomo, you would.

last thing i checked, its an xbox clan, jerk! Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:01 pm

S7 Epic wrote:Whoop! No price increase for me!

well really as it stand the UK dashboard has about half of the stuff on it so i can see why they wont increase the price
if the north american dash is going to have x2 the amount of of stuff on it ...

but ya i really wont use any of the new stuff.
but hey if the price gets to you go buy s FAILSTATION!!!!

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Epic on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:29 pm

Nah, it's the same, we just have 'Sky' instead of ESPN & Netflix.

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order today xbox live 1 year 29.99 at dell

Post by S7 DROOPY on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:05 am

just ordered two 1 year cards for $65 from dell, almost buy one get one free.
probably use one and save one for later prize, here is the link

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2841849&cs=19&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39715&lid=1003769

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Nate on Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:04 pm

arrrg dam you broken link!! Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by Floodsfire on Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:20 pm

What kind of person would resort to playing PS3? What kind of monster would do such a vile act? What kind of...oh sorry Tico it just you.

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Jwriter on Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:15 am

Actually, If you've been a long-time gold member, you should get an email telling you about the price increase, but because you've been a loyal Gold Member for so long, you have to opportunity to set your renewal price at 39.99. It will take effect on your next renewal date. Mine sin;t until Jan 2011, so even though I agreed to the new price, I won;t be charged the 39.99 until my renewal date.

I've included the main part of my renewal message:

Dear James L Johnson,

This mail is confirmation that you have successfully renewed your subscription to 12 Months for $39.99 . This renewal goes into effect on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Here is a description of the service:

Limited Time Offer: Get a 12-month Gold membership today for the promotional price of just $39.99. As an Xbox LIVE® Gold member, you’ll have access to the best in gaming and entertainment. Enjoy the thrill of playing your favorite games online with friends, video chat, photo sharing, exclusive discounts on marketplace content, and early access to demos, trailers and downloads! For only $39.99 plus applicable taxes, your 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership helps you get the most out of your Xbox experience. Your membership will automatically renew to a standard price annual membership at the then current price, unless you change your renewal or cancel before your membership ends. Pricing details can be viewed in the Account Management area of your gamer profile. For information about changing or canceling your membership and your membership refund policy, go to www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Check your emails again...

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 Coolhand on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:20 am

S7 Jwriter wrote:Actually, If you've been a long-time gold member, you should get an email telling you about the price increase, but because you've been a loyal Gold Member for so long, you have to opportunity to set your renewal price at 39.99. It will take effect on your next renewal date. Mine sin;t until Jan 2011, so even though I agreed to the new price, I won;t be charged the 39.99 until my renewal date.

I've included the main part of my renewal message:

Dear James L Johnson,

This mail is confirmation that you have successfully renewed your subscription to 12 Months for $39.99 . This renewal goes into effect on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Here is a description of the service:

Limited Time Offer: Get a 12-month Gold membership today for the promotional price of just $39.99. As an Xbox LIVE® Gold member, you’ll have access to the best in gaming and entertainment. Enjoy the thrill of playing your favorite games online with friends, video chat, photo sharing, exclusive discounts on marketplace content, and early access to demos, trailers and downloads! For only $39.99 plus applicable taxes, your 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership helps you get the most out of your Xbox experience. Your membership will automatically renew to a standard price annual membership at the then current price, unless you change your renewal or cancel before your membership ends. Pricing details can be viewed in the Account Management area of your gamer profile. For information about changing or canceling your membership and your membership refund policy, go to www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Check your emails again...
Thanks J! I rarely check that email account and would have missed this. Very cool!

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by S7 DROOPY on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:30 am

there is also a deal on the dash board, 20% off 49.99 = $40, it says renew early, I think its on the spotlight blade or the one for gold members, its been up there for about a month, I saw it last night. IDK what happen to the dell deal, guess they ran out

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Re: Xbox live price increase November 1st

Post by Air7Cav on Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:50 am

Yep. Just locked mine in at $39.99. So when I renew in May 2011, I save me some drinking bucks!!

Didn't get the email Jwriter got so I had to find it the hard way. Click Marketplace at the top right of the Xbox Live screen in your browser. On the My Account drop down menu click Membership Level and it will give you your options.

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