"Hope is the thing with feathers" - Emily Dickinson
Some friends and I were buying a game on XBox Live the other day (“Dungeon Defenders”, which is awesome) when we noticed a strange thing about the pricing scheme for adding points. Get 1600 points for only $19.99. But! You can get 400 points for only $4.99.
Now do the math to buy 1600 points in 400 point increments. . . .
That is a wopping savings of 3 cents. Plus it probably cuts into the profit margin. After all, credit card companies take a flat rate or something off of each purchase.
Now, I buy all Microsoft points in the smallest denomination possible, just to win with the Maths. Now you can too!
Obviously this isn’t a savings, just a fun point someone overlooked. . . . Or did they?