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Xbox One - buying from Colombia guide (works for all regions)

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1y, 2w agoPosted 1 year, 2 weeks ago
Xbox One guide to buying from Colombia

Putting this together as I'm getting a lot of messages about how to do it, so here it is....
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Back up again now with none of the links which are not allowed. I hope it continues to benefit the community :)

There are more than 1 ways to do this, but I'm posting here the way I do it, as I know it's a proven method:

You'll need a form of payment which allows international payments without being rejected. A fantastic one which is recommended by MSE (and now a few people on here - me included) is called Revolut.

It's all app based, but you can request a (free) card to use physically as well in shops/ATM's - although you can use your card online straight away.

As it's a top up card, there are no credit checks etc. Simply top up with a debit card or bank transfer & spend.

It has zero fee's for international payments & international ATM withdrawals (plus bank rates on the exchange rate). You can even convert cash to euro's/dollars when the rate is good, then convert back when it drops to get more cash than you originally had (changing currency is also fee free).

https://revolut.com (available on the Apple App Store & Google Play store).

Upon sign up, use code MSE for a free £5 (with an initial £10+ top up).

Note: When adding your card to a new region, Microsoft will place a pending charge on the card to verify it (normally around 39p. This is refunded after 10 days, but make sure you add enough to cover your purchase once this payment is taken.

You don't need to verify yourself unless you spend over £1000 (which at this rate, won't be long haha).

A good website to find out where the cheapest region to purchase from is http://www.digitalgamesprices.com/xboxone.php or http://xbox-store-checker.com/en/home

For the benefit of this example, I'll be buying Star Wars Battlefront ultimate edition from Columbia (which is £44.70 in Columbia & £104.99 in the UK Store).

I'm buying this AFTER I've bought EA Access, as this gives you an additional 10% off the Star Wars game.

Note, EA Access is also cheaper on the foreign marketplace, it's currently around £13.56 on the Hungarian marketplace. This will also give you a 10 hour trial of the full game, a week before release (I.e now).

Right, navigate over to Xbox.com & find the game you want to purchase. It should give you this price in UK pounds as you're on the uk store.

In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, will be some text saying "United Kingdom" - this is a link, click it and it will take you to a list of other Xbox marketplaces.

You want to find the one saying Columbia, click this and it will switch stores and give you a price in Columbian Peso's (which will be $229900).

If you head over to XE.com, you can convert this to check the price.

OK, the fun part......

Click to purchase the game & it will take you to the payment screen. I just used google to convert the text to English, but if on chrome etc you can do this as a whole web page.

http://i63.tinypic.com/9itxu0.jpg

Enter your new Revolut card details, plus a Columbian address.

I used my normal address details, but changed the town to Bogota, postcode to 110111 & a random Columbian phone number.

Note, most people have to connect to a Columbian VPN at this stage before clicking the purchase button, it depends on your ISP (some have had success without it, but I would recommend this step was performed before purchasing).

I personally used one, connected using the VPN Unlimited app to Los Santos, Panama (free trial available, but any VPN should work, as long as it can access the region you are buying from). There is another called VyprVPN (free 500mb per month) which people have also had success with, I would recommend trying this as well as it appears to cover most MS regions.

Note: A few people are falling foul at this step. You MUST set the VPN server you connect to, to the region you are buying from (so if buying from Russian store, set the VPN to Russia, if buying from the Indian MS store, set the VPN server to India etc).

Your game should then be purchased (at this point you can click the Columbia link in the bottom left corner of the screen & change back to the UK store if you wish).

Your game will appear in your download queue (or pending downloads) on your Xbox One.

You can use this method to purchase any game from most regions, wherever is cheaper. It's NOT against the MS terms & conditions (as you are purchasing it, albeit at a greatly reduced price), plus all digital content is region free.

Now if you combine this with game sharing with a close friend, it will work out half price again. That guide can be found here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/xbox-one-game-sharing-guide-2326680


Enjoy guys, fire any questions below.










Edited By: ChrisUK on Feb 12, 2016 17:53: Added info
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Right, buying gift codes from the MS store still works. I just bought a 1000 Russian Ruble gift card using Revolut (+ a VPN, but I don't know if a VPN is required.) I was then able to buy Subnautica from the Russian store using that credit. Again, I was logged in using a VPN when I made the purchase but I don't think that would matter when using a gift card.

Here's a guide courtesy of a user called divinityitself from this thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/great-bargains-xbox-russia-store-includes-resident-evil-half-price-6-76-2282437

SHORT WAY:
1) Visit this link: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msru/ru_RU/list/categoryID.68295800

2) You will then need to sign in (Use Chrome to translate to English and login) using your Xbox Live account

Once you are logged in, just paste the above URL in again to take you direct to the Russian Live page.

3) You will see the various Live Credit that can be purchased on this screen, for Ori, you want to buy "500 py6" which is 500 rubles. Add this to cart (You can add as much as you think you need) then go to Checkout. You will need to provide a Russian Address (This will be saved so you can repeat again later) I used the following:

Kalanchevskaya ulitsa
21/40
Moscow 107078

Then enter your card details and complete the order (EDIT by Jes: You can use Revolut, that's what I used). Please note, your credit/debit card may flag this order (I used my Amex, their fraud team caught it, and sent me a test to confirm if legit to which I said yes and then the order went through). Once you complete payment, you will see a Live Key for 500 rubbles on screen. make a note of this as you will need this for payment.

4) Next to redeem the credit. Goto:

https://account.xbox.com/ru-RU/PaymentAndBilling/RedeemCode

You may need to login again, if you do just paste the above URL in again after you login. once you are back, press the big green button (Activate in Russian, again use the translate function), a popup will appear, enter the Live Key that you made a note of earlier, press the green "Подтвердить" button (to validate), if all is well you should get a confirmation screen.

5) Final step - Visit the Ori Game page link (for other games, just search for the Game):

https://store.xbox.com/ru-RU/Xbox-One/Games/Ori-and-the-Blind-Forest/0bb3a78d-ea8a-48e2-9049-eec15e61c078

Again push the Green "Купить сейчас для Xbox One" (which is Buy Now for Xbox One), (If you have 2 step authentication then enter the code here), a pop up box will appear stating Ori 419,00p below that you should see a section that says 500,00 p (or whatever amount that you purchased), Click on the Green "Подтвердить" button and your order should be completed :)

Now sit back and wait for the game to download to your Xbox :)


Edited By: Jes1 on May 23, 2016 16:34: Adding some info
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metal_mad
My revolut card was also being declined until i tried deleting my unblock-us dns from my router and then it worked fine with revolut card vyprvpn and hilton buenos aires address.

Hey I live at the Hilton in Buenos Aires too, never seen you there
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Update direct from Revolut - all is not lost yet !!

Yes, unfortunately there are some issues with making transactions with Microsoft at the moment. Our team is working on the matter and it should be fixed soon
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I just bought two 600s from that link above. For 590 each. You can't add them to your account because it fails. But instead, use the app to get to the game landing page (in South Africa) and then select Redeem Code from the menu. Bang in both codes. R1200 on your account - complete purchase as normal. Can't use Revolut Card to buy from that link though because it has to be a 3D secure card. So I used Debit card and will roll the dice on what exchange rate I get.
Thanks just bought R600 and bought Pro Evolution 2016 for about £11.
Any chance you can tell me step by step what you did? I really want to pre order gears of war 4.

1 > Go to http://www.prepaidgamer.com/xbox-live-gift-cards/ and purchase the cards for the value you need. I bought the R590 one which gave me R600. Revolut card won't work on this site so you need to use another card. I used another Mastercard issued by TSB.

2 > Once you complete purchase you will get a coupon code.

3 > Go to X-Box website http://www.xbox.com/ I used normal Windows 7 PC. At bottom of page change your region to South Africa. Login to your normal xbox live account. Where you see your gamer picture on the top right click it to show options, then select 'redeem code'. Next screen click redeem and then put in your code.

4 > Once your credits are added to your account when you go to purchase the game it doesn't show your other revolut card if you had one setup, but simply shows the credit you have left.

5 > Purchase game and then go to your downloads section on your xbox one and download.

Hope this helps. :)

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Back up again now with none of the links which are not allowed. I hope it continues to benefit the community :)

There are more than 1 ways to do this, but I'm posting here the way I do it, as I know it's a proven method:

You'll need a form of payment which allows international payments without being rejected. A fantastic one which is recommended by MSE (and now a few people on here - me included) is called Revolut.

It's all app based, but you can request a (free) card to use physically as well in shops/ATM's - although you can use your card online straight away.

As it's a top up card, there are no credit checks etc. Simply top up with a debit card or bank transfer & spend.

It has zero fee's for international payments & international ATM withdrawals (plus bank rates on the exchange rate). You can even convert cash to euro's/dollars when the rate is good, then convert back when it drops to get more cash than you originally had (changing currency is also fee free).

https://revolut.com (available on the Apple App Store & Google Play store).

Upon sign up, use code MSE for a free £5 (with an initial £10+ top up).

Note: When adding your card to a new region, Microsoft will place a pending charge on the card to verify it (normally around 39p. This is refunded after 10 days, but make sure you add enough to cover your purchase once this payment is taken.

You don't need to verify yourself unless you spend over £1000 (which at this rate, won't be long haha).

A good website to find out where the cheapest region to purchase from is http://www.digitalgamesprices.com/xboxone.php or http://xbox-store-checker.com/en/home

For the benefit of this example, I'll be buying Star Wars Battlefront ultimate edition from Columbia (which is £44.70 in Columbia & £104.99 in the UK Store).

I'm buying this AFTER I've bought EA Access, as this gives you an additional 10% off the Star Wars game.

Note, EA Access is also cheaper on the foreign marketplace, it's currently around £13.56 on the Hungarian marketplace. This will also give you a 10 hour trial of the full game, a week before release (I.e now).

Right, navigate over to Xbox.com & find the game you want to purchase. It should give you this price in UK pounds as you're on the uk store.

In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, will be some text saying "United Kingdom" - this is a link, click it and it will take you to a list of other Xbox marketplaces.

You want to find the one saying Columbia, click this and it will switch stores and give you a price in Columbian Peso's (which will be $229900).

If you head over to XE.com, you can convert this to check the price.

OK, the fun part......

Click to purchase the game & it will take you to the payment screen. I just used google to convert the text to English, but if on chrome etc you can do this as a whole web page.

http://i63.tinypic.com/9itxu0.jpg

Enter your new Revolut card details, plus a Columbian address.

I used my normal address details, but changed the town to Bogota, postcode to 110111 & a random Columbian phone number.

Note, most people have to connect to a Columbian VPN at this stage before clicking the purchase button, it depends on your ISP (some have had success without it, but I would recommend this step was performed before purchasing).

I personally used one, connected using the VPN Unlimited app to Los Santos, Panama (free trial available, but any VPN should work, as long as it can access the region you are buying from). There is another called VyprVPN (free 500mb per month) which people have also had success with, I would recommend trying this as well as it appears to cover most MS regions.

Note: A few people are falling foul at this step. You MUST set the VPN server you connect to, to the region you are buying from (so if buying from Russian store, set the VPN to Russia, if buying from the Indian MS store, set the VPN server to India etc).

Your game should then be purchased (at this point you can click the Columbia link in the bottom left corner of the screen & change back to the UK store if you wish).

Your game will appear in your download queue (or pending downloads) on your Xbox One.

You can use this method to purchase any game from most regions, wherever is cheaper. It's NOT against the MS terms & conditions (as you are purchasing it, albeit at a greatly reduced price), plus all digital content is region free.

Now if you combine this with game sharing with a close friend, it will work out half price again. That guide can be found here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/xbox-one-game-sharing-guide-2326680


Enjoy guys, fire any questions below.










Edited By: ChrisUK on Feb 12, 2016 17:53: Added info
#2
thanks, guide is really useful, will be looking into other regions more now.
#3
Welcome back!
banned 1 Like #4
Good to see you back mate
1 Like #5
eternaldragonuk
thanks, guide is really useful, will be looking into other regions more now.

Yes, this is based on Colombia, but can be used for any region.

But of faffing to get setup up front, but you only need to do once (for each region), then it's a 1 click purchase going forward.
#6
miikeyblue
Welcome back!

Lyrrad
Good to see you back mate

Thanks guys, I did see the comments yesterday, glad to know I was missed :)
#7
ChrisUK

You can use this method to purchase any game from most regions, wherever is cheaper. It's NOT against the MS terms & conditions (as you are purchasing it, albeit at a greatly reduced price), plus all digital content is region free.
Source? Microsoft have a track record of taking a hard stance on this sort of thing. Admittedly their attitude seems to have become a little less anti-consumer since Ballmer was ousted.
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Welcome back, mate. I did try and get the original thread reinstated but with the referrals removed; it's good to see it back though.
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Rubisco
ChrisUK

You can use this method to purchase any game from most regions, wherever is cheaper. It's NOT against the MS terms & conditions (as you are purchasing it, albeit at a greatly reduced price), plus all digital content is region free.
Source? Microsoft have a track record of taking a hard stance on this sort of thing. Admittedly their attitude seems to have become a little less anti-consumer since Ballmer was ousted.

The only way you'll get banned for this is if you switch regions to download a free game that's not meant for your region (I.e games for gold in the US for example).

There was a thread a while back (I'll try to find it), with screenshots posted with conversations with MS to confirm this was legit & NOT against T&C's - this was all verified.

I've personally been doing this for years & I know a few did it for the 360 as well.
#10
Winspiration
Welcome back, mate. I did try and get the original thread reinstated but with the referrals removed; it's good to see it back though.

Thanks mate, thankfully I had most of it saved in my notes bar the updates (which I've manually added).

I've had a few things hang when posting, so took a copy to be on the safe side lol.
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Thank you.
1 Like #12
Welcome back Chris and thanks again for this guide. I have bought from foreign stores before but always used xbox credit. The Revolut card makes it so much easier.
#13
redcantona
Welcome back Chris and thanks again for this guide. I have bought from foreign stores before but always used xbox credit. The Revolut card makes it so much easier.


I used to buy from them all, but as MS have gotten wise & blocked all the regions via my normal debit card, it was only left with Hungary.

This has opened the market back up again, I mean £105 for a game & season pass is just blind robbery.
#14
Thanks for the support chaps & the thank you's !
#15
Is it worth posting a thread about Game Sharing, or does everyone know how to do that ?
#16
ChrisUK
Is it worth posting a thread about Game Sharing, or does everyone know how to do that ?
My lads will both have xbox ones come xmas. Can they both play & share the same "digital" game mate? & does it matter which xbox account it's been downloaded on. Thanks.
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OldEnglish
ChrisUK
Is it worth posting a thread about Game Sharing, or does everyone know how to do that ?
My lads will both have xbox ones come xmas. Can they both play & share the same "digital" game mate? & does it matter which xbox account it's been downloaded on. Thanks.


Haha, looks like it would be worth posting up then ;)

I'll put together shortly & post up mate.

To answer your question, yes, only 1 game needs to be purchased & you can use on both consoles (even at the same time, against each other etc, both using their own gamer tags).
#18
ChrisUK
OldEnglish
ChrisUK
Is it worth posting a thread about Game Sharing, or does everyone know how to do that ?
My lads will both have xbox ones come xmas. Can they both play & share the same "digital" game mate? & does it matter which xbox account it's been downloaded on. Thanks.
Haha, looks like it would be worth posting up then ;)
I'll put together shortly & post up mate.
To answer your question, yes, only 1 game needs to be purchased & you can use on both consoles (even at the same time, against each other etc, both using their own gamer tags).
Thank you Chris. Would appreciate it.:)
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Welcome back ChrisUK :3
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Game Sharing is a wonderful thing on the Xbox One. Means we both get the game for c£18 and it's a nice digital collection as opposed to a pile of games building up. Don't even need to get of my seat to change the game ;-)
#21
Anybody know how much the fallout season pass is from buying abroad digitally?
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PAUL7331
Anybody know how much the fallout season pass is from buying abroad digitally?

I don't know of a comparison site which lists the season passes, just the actual games.

I did have a quick look though on some of the more well known places & they are as follows:

UK: £24.99
Colombia: £22.05
Hong Kong: £20.13
Canada: £19.67
Hungary: £20.30


Alternatively, if you have the disk version, you can flog that for around £35-40, then buy the Deluxe digital version from South Africa for £55.40.
1 Like #23
Here you go chaps - game sharing guide now added:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/xbox-one-game-sharing-guide-2326680
#24
Moved guide to post #1 for clickable links :)
#25
Wondering what had happened to the previous thread lol
#26
This is weird, the DL44 (which I've used earlier this week), has re-locked itself ??
#27
It's OK, re-installed the season pass & ended the app. All good upon re-start.
#28
Anyone checking out Black Friday deals?

$95.340,00 = £20? for GTA V
#29
jaybizzle
Anyone checking out Black Friday deals?
$95.340,00 = £20? for GTA V

Which store is that, bargain !
#30
ChrisUK
jaybizzle
Anyone checking out Black Friday deals?
$95.340,00 = £20? for GTA V
Which store is that, bargain !

Columbia. I think India has it for around the same.
#31
Tried purchasing GTAV from Colombia using the Revolut online card transaction was not successful "Usa una forma de pago distinta Tu compra no puede ser completada con esta forma de pago. Intenta con una forma de pago nueva o distinta. / Use a different form of payment Your purchase can not be completed with this form of payment. Try a new or different form of payment" The **** at MS still took £0.39
#32
Agent47
Tried purchasing GTAV from Colombia using the Revolut online card transaction was not successful "Usa una forma de pago distinta Tu compra no puede ser completada con esta forma de pago. Intenta con una forma de pago nueva o distinta. / Use a different form of payment Your purchase can not be completed with this form of payment. Try a new or different form of payment" The **** at MS still took £0.39


Did you use a VPN ?

That 39p charge will be refunded in 10 days, it's to check your card is valid.
#33
No did not use a VPN. So is that the reason why?

Thanks for the fast response. Are VPN's free?
#34
Got it working using a VPN bargain.
#35
Agent47
No did not use a VPN. So is that the reason why?
Thanks for the fast response. Are VPN's free?

Sorry, been working :)

Yes, sometimes you need to appear to be in the country you are buying from. It seems to vary from ISP, sometimes its needed, others not.

Play it safe & use one everytime & you should be good.

There are free VPN's or paid for VPN's which offer trials. I've used both for years, but decided to purchase a lifetime sub to VPN Unlimited from an offer posted on here (it was about £25).
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Agent47
Got it working using a VPN bargain.

Excellent - now go save some money :)
#37
Been trying to purchase from the India store and its not working. Using VPN based in India but still no luck.
#38
kav12
Been trying to purchase from the India store and its not working. Using VPN based in India but still no luck.

Can you confirm what payment method you are using ? If Revolut, open the app & go into the support tab - just drop them a note saying your card is being declined for a Microsoft purchase in India - they normally reply within a few mins.

I've had it happen once & my account was being updated. They sorted it out in 5 mins.

Failing that, I would try a different VPN (which are you using at the mo?).
#39
ChrisUK
kav12
Been trying to purchase from the India store and its not working. Using VPN based in India but still no luck.
Can you confirm what payment method you are using ? If Revolut, open the app & go into the support tab - just drop them a note saying your card is being declined for a Microsoft purchase in India - they normally reply within a few mins.
I've had it happen once & my account was being updated. They sorted it out in 5 mins.
Failing that, I would try a different VPN (which are you using at the mo?).

I'm using Revolut, went to the support tab and they are telling me to contact Microsoft instead as it must be on their end. I'm using Vyper.
#40
kav12
ChrisUK
kav12
Been trying to purchase from the India store and its not working. Using VPN based in India but still no luck.
Can you confirm what payment method you are using ? If Revolut, open the app & go into the support tab - just drop them a note saying your card is being declined for a Microsoft purchase in India - they normally reply within a few mins.
I've had it happen once & my account was being updated. They sorted it out in 5 mins.
Failing that, I would try a different VPN (which are you using at the mo?).
I'm using Revolut, went to the support tab and they are telling me to contact Microsoft instead as it must be on their end. I'm using Vyper.

Thats a good thing, you've rules out the card & MS being the issue, so I suggest its your VPN.

Any chance of trying a different one ?

What are you buying by the way ?

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