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Due to the current political situation in Turkey, the exchange rate of the Turkish currency is falling drastically again and is at a very low level of 6 Lira for one Dollar. Almost as bad as in September 2018, when one dollar was worth just under 7 lira. If you remember: Games or DLCs were really low priced in Turkey at that time. You could make huge bargains.

At the moment the prices are turning in a similar direction, although the prices of the games were raised by about 15% a few weeks ago.

So it's best to look at Xbox-Now to find out what you might be interested in and any game or DLC already reached that price. You can get gift cards almost at 1:1 face value. So you may have to be fast in the coming days before the currency stabilizes again.

You can buy Turkish gift cards (TRY) for the Microsoft Store at the 1:1 exchange rate from our partners Oyunfor and MTC!

TRY Gift Cards (MTCGame)

TRY Gift Cards (Oyunfor)

But you might want to be careful when bunkering Turkish gift cards/balance. You can currently redeem it usually (with VPN), but not necessarily spend it, because you are shown an error. Most times it helps to wait only 72h.

UPDATE: Oleg is still able to purchase stuff for you!

Our user Xbox Gates (Oleg) from the Ukraine has already offered his services to us several times in the past. He is able to buy games for you from various countries (including Argentina and Turkey) and gift you the games, so that you don't have to bother with gift cards or other stuff. This only works because there is no marketplace in the Ukraine and he therefore has a free choice. Since you need a ukrainian credit card, you can't do it yourself. The advantage over Argentinians, by the way, is that he doesn't have to pay taxes. If somebody from Argentina wants to gift something, they have to pay additional 21% tax ontop. And if you're still good at negotiating, you might be able to push the fee a little lower. 

Of course, it must be worth it for him too, otherwise he wouldn't do it. That's why he charges a fee per game purchase, which comes on top. However, this fee is not fixed, so that you can always negotiate it yourself in the best case. This is not very transparent and difficult to calculate in advance, but Oleg told me that he always tries to calculate the fee so low that the game would still be cheaper than in the next possible country, where you could buy it yourself with gift cards. It's supposed to make sense to you.


A game in Argentina costs the equivalent of 10$ and you could alternatively buy it in Turkey for 20$. Then he would calculate his fee that low, that you have to pay him less than 20$. In fact it is not the lowest Arg price anymore, but still your supposedly cheapest option. And if you are also good at negotiating, you can possibly lower the fee a little bit.

So that I don't spread anything like scam here, I tried the whole thing myself and requested a game of my choice, what he was supposed to buy for me in Argentina. There were no problems and it was very fast and reliable.

But there is still one small catch: Since Oleg cannot use PayPal to receive payments in the Ukraine, you have to pay by Paysend, credit card, bank card or IBAN transfer. He may also use other services such as Skrill or something similar, which are very popular in the region. If you feel like you would be able to help him with PayPal, he won't charge you any fees for any purchase in the future.

Important: To redeem gifted keys you need a VPN! These codes cannot be redeemed without them! Also, you can't gift pre-order games, so you always have to wait for the release.

You can contact him by mail and negotiate everything yourself: Mail: / Skype: xboxsalesx

Like it or hate it ;) 

Did you know that Xbox-Now is also on Facebook? Can I get a like please? You won't regret. No spam, just all important information, price updates, nice deals and everything you might like. And if you're not satisfied, you are always free to dislike/unfollow.

Xbox-Now on Facebook (international, english)

In case you understand german, you can also follow the german page, which might be some more active.

Thank you!

UPDATE: Seems already over and not working anymore!

Probably by mistake Microsoft has unlocked cross-region purchases in every country using your credit card (like Revolut) without the need to use a VPN! Also other cards will work. You should also NOT use a VPN, because this will lead into the same errors all of you know. You just have to purchase the game in your browser and it should work. Directly on the Xbox is reported not working, the Smartphone app might not work, too. However, if you're not lucky from your browser, give the app a try.

Hurry and get everything you're still missing. I bet this won't last for a long time. Get all the new pre-order games as long as it's possible. Usually pre-orders go through even if the method would not work for a long time. That's how it was before.

If you're one of the lucky ones, report in the comments. Just interesting to read when it was working and when not.

Btw: You are also able to purchase gift cards directly from Microsoft - in case you'd like to stock up your balance and use it later!

IMPORTANT: If you tried to purchase a game from Argentina or Turkey within the last days and if the usual error was shown, your account is blacklisted for some days, which means you can not use this method. But you can just easily create a new account to purchase games then. If you haven't tried within the last two weeks, you should have no problems!

I've spent some time during easter and completed some things from my ToDo-List. Enjoy some new website features. As you may already know, some of them will only work for registered users so if you not already have an account, create one today! It's worth it.

What's new?

  • The price alarm mail now shows you the percentage range of the discount.
  • Price alarms are now possible with exact currency, so that only this currency matters (e.g. ARS for Argentina). If you activate this option, you will receive a mail only if the game is exactly below the (i.e.) ARS rate and not below the calculated currency from others. This has the advantage if you want to spend balance for specific countries.
  • Price alarms can now be edited, in case something was wrong.
  • Prices of games you own can now be edited, in case also here was something wrong
  • Games you own now also shows the percentual difference per game, if the purchase price is set.
  • Registered users can now update game prices independently on their own. For security reasons and to prevent abuse, only one after another. If someone abuses this function and excessively updates many games manually, I will think about removing this function again. You already know this function from DLCs, where it was only possible to update the price so far.
  • There is also a DLC watchlist now. But price alarms or similar things are not supported for that DLC watchlist. Prices are still updated manually.
  • Both, the regular and the new DLC Watchlist now offers a search box.
  • A new up-/downvote option has been introduced to the gift card overview page. Rate shops and tell others if you like it or hate it.
  • In the settings there is a new option to receive an email when a new game is added to Games With Gold or GAME PASS. So you don't have to explore what was added in which country again. Since it is not always possible to determine the country correctly, you may have to check yourself to which country that announcement applies. But this only concerns the typical exotics like Japan etc.
  • Games With Gold games are now correctly recognized as such and displayed in the free games section again. But they won't show as free anymore, because the Gold games are reserved for Gold users and there are Silver users as well - still. But now you can see an orange badge next to the title that the game is currently free with GWG.
  • The auto-login now applies to all devices, but you must log in at least once to each new device so that the setting can be adopted.

It's become a bigger list than I expected. But the ToDo list is still big enough! I still have many ideas and will implement them sooner or later. If you, however, have a good suggestion for a feature, you can report it directly to me from your profile.

Btw: In case you are not using the english translated page, other language translation will follow soon. Please be patient.

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