Why is it that the you get more microsoft points in the U.S. then in Canada?

I went to the states for black friday and i saw the microsoft points in the states are the same price but you get 20 more microsoft points.

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 5 Applies to:

its always been that way

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[quote user="R3D H0RN3T"]

I went to the states for black friday and i saw the microsoft points in the states are the same price but you get 20 more microsoft points.

 

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The dollar value, retail value, and supply and demand are traditionally different between Canada and the United States, thus most items sold in Canada tend to cost more.

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Throughout the world you'll notice alot of differences in pricing and it's not just with MS points.  A friend I play with in Australia has to pay $120 for premium games, that's double than what we pay in North America and their currency is pretty much on par with the US dollar...:-)

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how much for the limited editions? :S

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In Canada we focus more on Sales Tax, rather than Income Tax, that is most likely the main reason why you would get 20 more points for the same price in the states.

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Because we're Canadian.

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I pose another question.

Why can I only find xbox live 3 month cards at HMV.

I can't bring myself to buy 12 months and only use it for 5 months tops.

I think Canada needs to get more 3 month cards!!

Or at least have the option to buy 3 month subscriptions on xbox live, instead of just 12 month and 1 month.

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you can pay month to month for five months.

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[quote user="Mister Switch"]

you can pay month to month for five months.

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Odd.  I recall a 3 month option used to be available via Xbox LIVE.

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canada rips you off in prices but you can just waltz into a hospital and walk across the street and get a 5% beer

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