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Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby phantomliger89 » 27 Nov 2012 22:17

If anyone has a BJ's Wholesale Club near them, I have bought both Nintendo Points cards and eShop cards from them and they tend to be about $2 off for the $20 or 2000 point cards.

Just thought I'd let others know so people can save some money.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby LSF22 » 28 Nov 2012 00:12

i want to buy some online but i havent found them yet(only looked at amazon and newegg). online i can get them with no tax so that will save me a little money.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby Popple » 28 Nov 2012 09:03

LSF22 wrote:i want to buy some online but i havent found them yet(only looked at amazon and newegg). online i can get them with no tax so that will save me a little money.


Technically, you shouldn't be charged tax anywhere you purchase one of the cards. You are taxed on the eShop when you purchase a game (at least on the N3DS and WU eShops) so being taxed when you purchase the card would be double-taxation.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby MegaShock100 » 28 Nov 2012 15:15

Points cards for any console are rarely ever on sale. Sometimes you can save money on the XBLA points cards, but I've never seen anything like buy 1 get 1 free or 50% off on these things.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby Dmolisher » 28 Nov 2012 15:40

Back when those were bundled with classic controller covers and other random stuff I was able to get over a dozen of them half off because they covers were discontinued to the bundles went on clearance ^.^
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby MegaShock100 » 28 Nov 2012 22:35

Dayum! When was this? I've never seen Wii Points bundled with anything. Actually, the only promotion I remember for points was if you pre-order MHTri at GameStop you got the 500 points.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby J0RdAnN » 28 Nov 2012 23:12

They had the same Promo for Sin and Punishment 2
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby LSF22 » 29 Nov 2012 02:42

Popple wrote:
LSF22 wrote:i want to buy some online but i havent found them yet(only looked at amazon and newegg). online i can get them with no tax so that will save me a little money.


Technically, you shouldn't be charged tax anywhere you purchase one of the cards. You are taxed on the eShop when you purchase a game (at least on the N3DS and WU eShops) so being taxed when you purchase the card would be double-taxation.


i just figured it worked like the microsoft points. if i buy the points through my 360, i get charged for tx. if i buy the cards online, i can save on the tax. i guess with a straight money conversion, it would be different but i haven't tried.
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Re: Cheaper Nintendo Points Cards and eShop cards

Postby Autosaver » 29 Nov 2012 15:59

Yeah, the Wii worked out that you are taxed on the purchase of points, and not on the purchase of games.
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