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    Exclamation Virgin Mobile top-up refill discounts and offers!!

    From their Facebook page:

    To All our Virgin Mobile Customers, coupon code ca3p-1207 will no longer apply to Virgin Mobile Refills after 5/30. Unfortunately Virgin Mobile is reducing their discounts to all re-sellers by June 1st, to the level that it won't be profitable even if we sell it at non-discounted price!
    And a comment they made on their post:

    Yes, will do our best to keep providing Virgin Mobile for our customers' convenience but it will be with no discounts ($25 refill will cost $25 and still no taxes or fees), there is a chance we can continue to provide the rewards points on them if we can at least break even.
    It sounds like none of the PIN resellers will be able to offer VM discounts after 5/30. I hope I am wrong.

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    Wirelessly posted (HTC Wildfire S: Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/7.29703/27.1662; U; en) Presto/2.8.119 Version/11.10)

    Maybe they need to negotiate a better deal. Glad to see them continue selling them with no taxes, which had been one of the primary reasons many prepaid subscribers buy from them.
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    looks like time to buy a bunch of discount codes. I just bought $100 worth. May buy another $100 worth next week. Perhaps I'll use the top up to order the Evo 3d (Evo V 4G). Regardless, even without the discount, as long as they keep selling without tax, I'll continue to order from them. For a NYer, that's 8.875% saving right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hchen42 View Post
    looks like time to buy a bunch of discount codes. I just bought $100 worth. May buy another $100 worth next week. Perhaps I'll use the top up to order the Evo 3d (Evo V 4G). Regardless, even without the discount, as long as they keep selling without tax, I'll continue to order from them. For a NYer, that's 8.875% saving right there.

    I would do the same. Hard to conceive that VM is renegotiating reseller contracts to allow for lower pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookedgoose
    Quote Originally Posted by hchen42
    looks like time to buy a bunch of discount codes. I just bought $100 worth. May buy another $100 worth next week. Perhaps I'll use the top up to order the Evo 3d (Evo V 4G). Regardless, even without the discount, as long as they keep selling without tax, I'll continue to order from them. For a NYer, that's 8.875% saving right there.

    I would do the same. Hard to conceive that VM is renegotiating reseller contracts to allow for lower pricing.
    That would be SPG (Sprint) negotiating with a distributor. Nothing new there. The distributor in this case Calling Mart, can stop/suspend offering VM/Boost Top Up's if there is little to no profit for them. They have done this before, nothing new there either.

    It's not personal, it's just business.

    Sprint's multi-brand prepaid wireless strategy is producing consistent results beyond their expectations. They should continue to expand their independent distributor network by offering more incentives, not less. Even (America Movil) Tracfone bought Simple Mobile in an effort to gain access to an independent Dealer Network similar to Sprint's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobi View Post
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    That would be SPG (Sprint) negotiating with a distributor. Nothing new there. The distributor in this case Calling Mart, can stop/suspend offering VM/Boost Top Up's if there is little to no profit for them. They have done this before, nothing new there either.

    It's not personal, it's just business.

    Sprint's multi-brand prepaid wireless strategy is producing consistent results beyond their expectations. They should continue to expand their independent distributor network by offering more incentives, not less. Even (America Movil) Tracfone bought Simple Mobile in an effort to gain access to an independent Dealer Network similar to Sprint's.

    I tend to use the terms "VM" and "Sprint" interchangeably. You may notice I sometimes even refer to the management behind these decisions as as VM/Sprint; there is no sense repeatedly pointing out a minor detail that doesn't detract from the main point.

    And I don't think anyone here would draw the ridiculous conclusion that it's "personal." No one ever implied or stated Sprint or VM constitute an organic being capable of deliberately taking action based on subjective emotion at the expense of others. I do believe my post was well-reasoned in stating that it would make sense to take advantage of the discount codes by topping up for the next few months if not even more.

    So really--your reply was a bit misplaced, sad to say.

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    will KeepCalling.com also discontinue their discounts too? I guess Sprint is following the Straight Talk model where you can only buy refills through them?

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    Will now get my top up cards from Target exclusively with a 5% discount using Target Red Card. No sales tax on top up cards in CA. Never has been. Go there enough anyway to not warrant a special trip. CallingMart was very convenient with the 3% discounts and rewards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathfaster View Post
    Will now get my top up cards from Target exclusively with a 5% discount using Target Red Card. No sales tax on top up cards in CA. Never has been. Go there enough anyway to not warrant a special trip. CallingMart was very convenient with the 3% discounts and rewards.
    When I had Boost Mobile $50 unlimited this was an excellent option, sometimes they would go on sale for $47.50. It seemed rare that Target would put their wireless refill cards on sale.

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    I just got a card from walmart and its charging me 1.75 in taxes and surcharges on my account. Nothing while purchasing it at the register though.

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    I just received this email from CallingMart:

    Our Dear Customer,

    We would like to thank you for your continued business with us!

    We are sending you this email to inform you that there will be price changes with Virgin Mobile refill products. Effective June 1, 2012, Virgin Mobile will reduce their discounts to all resellers to the level that it would not be profitable anymore if we sell their products at any discounted prices. Given this, please be advised that the "ca3p-1207" coupon code will no longer apply to all Virgin Mobile Refills after May 30, 2012.

    Even though it may not be worth it any more for us to sell it even at non-discounted price, we will continue to provide this product for your convenience and save you at least on sales tax versus if you get it from a retail store (We will do our best to still offer you Loyalty Reward Points for every purchase but this is not finalized yet at this time).

    Thank you again for your business and we hope you will always find callingmart as the most convenient place to get your wireless refills and other telecom needs.

    Sincerely,
    callingmart Customer Service
    It was nice of them to notify their customers that might not otherwise be aware of the upcoming changes.

    I had been wondering about the Loyalty Reward Points and it looks like even those are not guaranteed with VM top-ups.

    It is not a big deal for me to save $1.24 on a $25 top-up. But it is a deal and I seem to be obsessed with finding the best deals on everything. I was not that way before the internet. (At least I don't think I was.)

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    I got that email today. For me, the sales tax is a bigger savings than the 3%, so I'll probably continue to buy there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE80ONEDAY View Post
    No more callingmart discounts after 5/30 per facebook, not even 3% code...
    Fill up now! ca3p-1207
    Posted 5/9/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE80ONEDAY View Post
    Posted 5/9/12
    Credit goes to ONE80ONEDAY for posting this information first.

    I did not see a thread here on the topic so I started one.

    I imagine that since CallingMart is emailing their VM customers now; this thread is no longer needed.

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    I wonder what the shelf life of a refill pin is for VM...
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