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Help! Microsoft Online Store gift codes for internationals

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    JAXN

    Hi Everyone.

    A hand handfull of danish developers seeking help. As international attendees from a country where the XBox is not out before the 30. of April. How does one get to buy the XBox One or something other than mice for the gift codes.

    The Danish Store has only Surface and the XBox 360. We have the 360 and buying another one and giving it away seems silly. After talking to the danish store, they even tell us that we cannot even use the codes together. 

    We got 2x500$ gift Cards. They can only be used one at the time.

    So If I then wanted to buy a Surface Pro 2. Then my options look like this:

    Surface 2 pro 1200$ on the Danish store (without keyboard/64GB). I use one gift code, and have to pay up 700$. 

    Or I can buy an old XBox 360, and 2 old games - 2 times. (and give it away?)

    There would be many easy solutions to this (All options that would seem to be at no extra expense):

    Here in preffered order:

    1. Extend my gift code to last until september, where XBox One is out in Denmark (Why only make it valid until 30. of April? It makes no sense)

    2. Give me gift codes for the German store instead, where I can order it right now (just like the german attendees got).  

    3. Let me pre-order and pay now (which will actually soon be an option - just not before 30. april).

    4. At least let us use the codes together. They only carry 2 product categories in the Danish store. Let me buy a Surface Pro 2, and pay the extra 200$ extra.

    I tried writing to the "Build team" but this is Eventcore and not Microsoft. They did not have any of the options.

    Anyone know who to write to? or has found a way to order it on another European store?

    Br,

    JAXN

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    icipici

    Hello,

    When did you received your gift code, please?

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    Chimmy

    Buy 1000 dollars with of Xbox gift cards and then sell them. I'm sure you could sell them for 90% of their value. Then use the money to buy an xbox one. I'm assuming you can buy gift cards from the Danish store.

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    JAXN

    Hi icipici

    We received our codes the 10th of April. 

    Did you go to the counter at build at ask for this option? If you did, and still did not recieve the codes then I would e-mail the build team (Eventcore that manages the event for Microsoft). Find their e-mail address in your registration e-mails.

    Hope you get them.

    Br, 
    JAXN

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    JAXN

    Hi Chimmy

    I can buy XBox Live gift cards. Are these the ones you talk about? I would need to sell them online. I believe that I would need to sell them for substantially less than 90%, for people to risk buying from someone they don't know :(

    If you or anyone else here would want to buy them for 80% of the value, then I can go buy them right now. 

    Even though XBox One will be a lot more exponsive in Denmark (700$). It would leave me enough to buy it here when it comes out.

    Thank you for your suggestion. 

    Br,

    JAXN

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    icipici

    @JAXN: Thank you. I already have gift codes (my mail filter probably ate it).

    Now I'm solving what to do with gift codes :(. In MS store in my country you can buy ONLY software. No another gift cards, no hardware. And SW doesn't accept gift codes. So I can't buy anything there. Do you have any idea?

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