There’s currently a promotion going on between Microsoft and eBay (as well as other stores) for those of you resident in the United States. When I checked yesterday the promotion was offering 30% cashback on purchases up to a max of $200 per purchase (as I recall).
With the Holidays just around the corner – don’t kid yourselves, if you want to ensure good deals for the holidays you’d better start looking around soon – and the economy in pretty miserable shape a 30% discount is going to be hard to ignore as you look for gifts for under the tree, festivus pole, etc. If you live in the United States and have access to this promotion consider yourself (and your children) lucky!
The way it works is you have to search on www.Live.com The results page for a product search will include results accompanied by a coin icon and discount-related text. Clicking on those results will provide you with a discount on the target shop if the purchase is made within a given window.
Enough of my babble, here are the links to more information. Note, that if the discounts are low when you check, try again another day as I’ve seen them range as high as 30% for purchases on eBay.