Xbox One S 500GB + Forza Horizons 3 (incl Hot Wheels) / Assassins Creed / Minecraft etc.. £156 @ Microsoft Germany
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Xbox One S 500GB + Forza Horizons 3 (incl Hot Wheels) / Assassins Creed / Minecraft etc.. £156 @ Microsoft Germany

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I'm sure a UK deal is imminent but probably £170, as per the Game "leak".

Can you use UK credit on the German store?
Edit: to answer my own question - no but...

3x 50 Euro + 1x 25 Euro would cost £140, leaving around £4.50 to find, making this deal under £144.50!
And that's without the FB 5% code

I'm planning on using this strategy for the (hopefully) imminent UK drop (credit against hardware confirmed with MS and via a test purchase) but I don't know for definite that this would work on the German store...
If you're thinking of doing it, start off small (5 Euro credit) to make sure that the German store will let you use credit against hardware purchases.

I got this at checkout (red text is "not available for this purchase") - my credit is in GBP so I'm guessing that's why but it could be nuances in the German store's Ts & Cs (i.e. tread lightly by topping up only 5 Euros to see if it can be used):
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Edited by: "BubaMan" 23rd Nov

BubaMan2 m ago

I'm sure a UK deal is imminent but probably £170, as per the Game …I'm sure a UK deal is imminent but probably £170, as per the Game "leak".Can you use UK credit on the German store?


Game leak?

I can't find a UK delivery option in the German store actually - can you confirm?

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BubaMan4 m ago

I can't find a UK delivery option in the German store actually - can you …I can't find a UK delivery option in the German store actually - can you confirm?


Definitely delivers to UK bud.

Will this have UK plugs??

BuzzDuraband11 m ago

Definitely delivers to UK bud.


Ah.. was looking for "Großbritannien"...
It's "Vereinigtes Königreich"

Sadly, I can't use UK credit
Definite heat for the deal but my strategy of bulking out cheap UK credit isn't paying off yet .. hopefully they'll put something up soon with us being only an hour behind
Edited by: "BubaMan" 23rd Nov

does anyone know if you can buy phyical items like games and console from microsoft store with a xbox gift card

HarrajSinghMann17 m ago

Will this have UK plugs??


No but a fairly inexpensive UK figure-8 cable should do.

How are you getting 180EUR to equal £156? It's £160 and that's before CC exchange rate commission.

BoGoF5 m ago

does anyone know if you can buy phyical items like games and console from …does anyone know if you can buy phyical items like games and console from microsoft store with a xbox gift card


Yes, but it needs to be bought in the currency of the store you're buying from...

How does this work do you just checkout as normal with this

Yeah, I know it'll be £169 in Sainsbury's from tomorrow if you want it there and then. This is a great price though.

BuzzDuraband1 h, 12 m ago

Definitely delivers to UK bud.

Do you just checkout as normal using the German store ?

Just asked MS and they say that the UK BF prices don't go live until midnight...
I'm sure Germany's BF price was supposed to go live at 00:00 CET too so it won't stop me hammering the F5 key

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why not use something like Revolut or monzo to purchase no exchange fees and it's designed for worldwide use so i can't see it being blocked.

uk deals wont be as good as this we always get rubbish deals ms shows no proper support for anyone outside US

morty44 m ago

why not use something like Revolut or monzo to purchase no exchange fees …why not use something like Revolut or monzo to purchase no exchange fees and it's designed for worldwide use so i can't see it being blocked.uk deals wont be as good as this we always get rubbish deals ms shows no proper support for anyone outside US



MS blocked Revolut on most things ages ago. I wouldn't rely on being able to use it.

repouk51 m ago

MS blocked Revolut on most things ages ago. I wouldn't rely on being able …MS blocked Revolut on most things ages ago. I wouldn't rely on being able to use it.




Worked fine for me and I do not see how they can block them they are a legit bank.

The only time I can think they may of been blocked is before they had hit US market and did not have banking license.

SoldSurvivor3 h, 8 m ago

No but you need a £2 plug from well …No but you need a £2 plug from well https://www.amazon.co.uk/POWER-CORD-PIN-FIG8-1-5M/dp/B000Q8HF04


Or you can simply buy EU to UK adapter from any pound shop.

morty5 m ago

Worked fine for me and I do not see how they can block them they are a …Worked fine for me and I do not see how they can block them they are a legit bank.The only time I can think they may of been blocked is before they had hit US market and did not have banking license.



MS are big enough to block who they want when they want. Amazon blocked them too. If either of these companies have reversed their decision then that's a good thing but I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.

BubaMan4 h, 41 m ago

I'm sure a UK deal is imminent but probably £170, as per the Game …I'm sure a UK deal is imminent but probably £170, as per the Game "leak".Can you use UK credit on the German store?Edit: to answer my own question - no but...3x 50 Euro + 1x 25 Euro would cost £140, leaving around £4.50 to find, making this deal under £144.50!And that's without the FB 5% code I'm planning on using this strategy for the (hopefully) imminent UK drop (credit against hardware confirmed with MS and via a test purchase) but I don't know for definite that this would work on the German store...If you're thinking of doing it, start off small (5 Euro credit) to make sure that the German store will let you use credit against hardware purchases.I got this at checkout (red text is "not available for this purchase") - my credit is in GBP so I'm guessing that's why but it could be nuances in the German store's Ts & Cs (i.e. tread lightly by topping up only 5 Euros to see if it can be used):[Image]


Can you pay for it with some credit and the rest with a credit/debit card? I have a few codes for cheap credit but not quite a console's worth.

copperspock1 h, 11 m ago

Can you pay for it with some credit and the rest with a credit/debit card? …Can you pay for it with some credit and the rest with a credit/debit card? I have a few codes for cheap credit but not quite a console's worth.


Yeah - my initial test was with just £5 credit against a £200 console...
Obviously I didn't complete the checkout but I took it through most of the way (£195 left to pay on a card) and it didn't look like there would be any problems.
I spoke with a guy from MS who confirmed all of this beforehand and I also paid for the 3 month Live offer, using only store credit.

If you know how much you're spending, you'd be better off getting as much store credit as you can from CDKeys et al due to the reduced price.
I've got 3x £50 in from eBay gift cards (£43 each) and a bit of credit bought from trade-in credit at Game...
I'm hoping for a £160-£170 deal on the FH3 bundle

Edit: I went with the Forza Horison 3 Bundle from the UK MS store for £170...
Real cost to me = £149 (£20 of which was store credit @ Game)
I would have been better off with the deal here, had I not backed the wrong horse early on (UK MS Store credit) but I didn't do badly.
I did go through Quidco though so there's a chance of nearly £8 back too
Edited by: "BubaMan" 23rd Nov

BubaMan1 h, 9 m ago

Yeah - my initial test was with just £5 credit against a £200 c …Yeah - my initial test was with just £5 credit against a £200 console...Obviously I didn't complete the checkout but I took it through most of the way (£195 left to pay on a card) and it didn't look like there would be any problems.I spoke with a guy from MS who confirmed all of this beforehand and I also paid for the 3 month Live offer, using only store credit.If you know how much you're spending, you'd be better off getting as much store credit as you can from CDKeys et al due to the reduced price.I've got 3x £50 in from eBay gift cards (£43 each) and a bit of credit bought from trade-in credit at Game...I'm hoping for a £160-£170 deal on the FH3 bundle


Ah nice, cheers. I still have a few $15 codes that were price glitched (the old points ones that translate to about a tenner each) so I might avail too depending on the offers. FH3 is the one I'd be looking for as well. I already have a sealed PS VR with some chunky games to play so I don't know why I think I'll have any time for another console :).

copperspock3 m ago

Ah nice, cheers. I still have a few $15 codes that were price glitched …Ah nice, cheers. I still have a few $15 codes that were price glitched (the old points ones that translate to about a tenner each) so I might avail too depending on the offers. FH3 is the one I'd be looking for as well. I already have a sealed PS VR with some chunky games to play so I don't know why I think I'll have any time for another console :).


Bought an XB1 Nov '15, sold the XB1 Nov '16 due to under-use, bought XB1S Nov '17 becasue... er... UHD Blu Ray...?... er

BubaMan11 m ago

Bought an XB1 Nov '15, sold the XB1 Nov '16 due to under-use, bought XB1S …Bought an XB1 Nov '15, sold the XB1 Nov '16 due to under-use, bought XB1S Nov '17 becasue... er... UHD Blu Ray...?... er


Hah. My reasoning is that I've a load of 360 games that I've yet to finish/play, and I may as well just replace my ancient first model 360 (which amazingly hasn't red-ringed yet). I've picked up a few XB1 games through GwG too, so it'd be shame to see them go to waste :).
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