Microsoft

October 14

Microsoft Store Canada: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive | Was $13 Now $5 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 14, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Microsoft Store Canada: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive | Was $13 Now $5 (EXPIRED)

If you need an affordable USB stick, then this is the deal for you. At this time, you can pick up a Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive from The Microsoft Store for only $4.92 (was $12.99). You’ll also get free shipping with your order, which is always a great bonus!

The Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive is USB 2.0 compatible, and can hold up to 8 GB of storage. It’s also quite the compact little device!

I always find USB flash drives very useful. Whenever I want to bring certain documents, photos, or videos to a friend’s house, these devices can really come in handy – after all, I just have to stick it in my pocket! And it’s not like it takes up a lot of space in my pocket, either, so it’s easy for me to also carry my wallet and cell phone without any problems.

Before USB flash drives started to become affordable, I would have to put videos and photos on recordable CDs, which you could only use once. Sure, you always had the files around on a CD, but it cost me money to put them on a recordable CD (I know they didn’t cost much, but I can remember using hundreds of CDs over the years for simply transporting videos, documents, or photos). Also, floppy disks may have been able to hold some documents, but you couldn’t hold many pictures on them (and videos were just too big for the 1.4 MB floppy disks).

If you were to purchase this Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive on Amazon, it would cost you $8.40 plus shipping. I’ve listed a brief review of this USB flash drive from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

The build quality of this USB is outstanding. It is USB 2.0 though so keep that in mind. But for the simple every day uses, it is okay. Great buy if you ask me. Sturdy and cheap price. 

This item may not be in stock for very long, so check out this deal while you still can. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 5

Microsoft Store: Buy Xbox One & Get a Free Game

Posted by on September 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Microsoft Store: Buy Xbox One & Get a Free Game

Buy an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store and you’ll get a free game of your choice! You can choose from the console alone or a bundle and both will get you a free game.

When I added the Xbox One console to my cart for $399, it gave me the choice of 16 games, all with a regular price of $69.99 on average (some higher, some lower) or I could get an Xbox Live 12-month gold card for free, worth $59.99.

Taking a look around at prices elsewhere, most places sell the console and/or the bundle for the prices Microsoft is selling for, but none of them are including a free game.

My kids got the Wii U last year, but I’m considering getting them the Xbox One for Christmas this year. Now is the time to shop and get the best deals and not wait until the last minute at Christmas and hope for something really great. I like to be prepared while the weather is still hot and not wait until it is too cold to go outside.

What I like about Xbox One is the kinect feature, so they can actually get some exercise while they play their vids. I think would get them Kinect Sports Rivals as it looks like a super fun game with a lot of action. Getting it free saves me $60!

On the other hand, the gold membership is worth its weight in, well, gold. It gives you so much access to games, movies and more, plus you can get even more deals with it. I love a deal on top of a deal.

Of course buying a bundle gets you the bundle, plus the free game and right now the complete bundle is on sale for $699.95, with a regular price of $749.95. You’ll basically get three games with it instead of two.

Also, you’ll get free shipping, which is a sweet bonus on top of these deals!

(expiry: unknown)

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September 4

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve – Starting @ $349

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

The Microsoft Store has discounted all their Surface 2 tablets by $100. Big deal, other stores are doing it too. However, Microsoft sweetens the deal considerably by throwing in a free sleeve of your choice up to $50 worth. Now this is a deal worth talking about. Get your own Surface 2 Tablet and sleeve of your choice starting at $349.

The Surface 2 tablet is discounted by $100 in all sizes. You can purchase:

  • 32GB Surface 2 Was $449 | Now $349
  • 64GB Surface 2 Was $549 | Now $449
  • 64GB Surface 2 for AT&T Was $679 | Now $579

As I said before, Microsoft is not the only one who has, or will discount these tablets. Best Buy Canada currently has the same tablets for 99 cents more, though the deal at Best Buy ends tonight. However, no one else is offering a free sleeve with the discounted tablet and that is where Microsoft steps ahead of the competition.

32GB is enough space for me, though upgrading to double the space for only an extra $100 is pretty tempting. There are tons of cases to choose from in this offer. That is the other thing that really wins me over in this deal: choice! It is not like “here, have this ugly case we are trying to get rid of anyway.” Rather, you get to choose from 35 different cases. This is unusual and splendid in my books. The cases range in value, but here are some of the higher value options:

  • Brenthaven BX2 Sleeve – $49.99 value
  • Maroo Folio Case for Surface (Purple) – $49.99 value
  • Nixon Surface Sleeve (Steel Blue) – $49.99 value

There is great brand diversity and many different colour options as well.

Picking up this deal is simple. Select the tablet you want first. Then, it will open up the selection of free cases for you to choose from with all of them marked down to $0. Pick your case. At the bottom, you will see a bar that says, “Review your bundle.” Make sure you have what you want and then add the bundle to your cart.

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

Overall, you save $150. Your cart should look something like the above image. Microsoft offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so you will be getting this bundle shipped to your door for free.

I don’t have much experience with the Microsoft tablets, so I really can’t advise you as to whether they are worth the price. Feel free to comment if you have one!

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 20

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Posted by on May 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Get the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch for only $99.99, saving you $50 off the $149.99 regular price tag from Microsoft Store.

If you are a runner or actively getting into the fitness realm, you may want to find a way to track your stats. A GPS watch like the Garmin Forerunner 110 is one of the easiest ways to do it. You may be thinking, “But Eva, I use my smartphone to track my fitness stats”, and sure you may just do that, but you may not want to if you are serious about your statistics. There are quite a few reasons why a GPS watch is a better tool than your smartphone for this type of application and these include size, the watch is waterproof and it is quite a bit more accurate. Check out this article from Athletes GPS on the pros and cons of smartphones vs. GPS watches.

Another question you might want to ask me is why you need to track your data, and the reason is simply this: knowing how fast/hard/good you are will make you want to go faster/harder/better. I can attest to this, as I’ve tracked my data quite a bit over the years and found when I was lacking, I pushed it harder, and when I was getting better, I pushed it harder even more.

You’ll get this item shipped to you for free as well, which is a nice savings.

Photo credit: Warein

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

Microsoft Canada: Upgrade from XP and get $100 off, 90 Days Support and Free Data Transfer with new Computer

Posted by on April 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Microsoft Canada: Upgrade from XP and get $100 off, 90 Days Support and Free Data Transfer with new Computer

The sky is falling and XP is dying! Take advantage of OS death and upgrade with Microsoft Stores!

If you haven’t heard, I’m very, very disappointed in you. Windows XP support ended a few days ago. That means the thirteen year old operating system that you’re using is no longer supported. No more updates, no more tech support from Microsoft, no more illusion of security. It’s all gone. And you better believe if I was a black hat hacker, I’d be furiously working to release a virus to wreak havoc on Windows XP computers. Steal information, hold files ransom, crash systems. I highly suspect that this will happen and you know what? Microsoft doesn’t care. They aren’t going to help you when you get in trouble.

Thankfully they will help you upgrade to Windows 8. Right now if you buy a new PC at MicrosoftStore.com you can get $100 off, 90 days of free support and free data transfer. That last part, for normal users, is huge. All the info on your computer will be transferred to the new one automagically.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind here. The $100 off in only valid on computers or Surface Pro 2 tablets over $599. If you are going to one of the few Canadian bricks and mortar Microsoft Stores, you need to bring your XP machine to trade in.

(Expires: 15th June 2014)

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April 3

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Get a great tablet at a great price!

I’m here to defend Microsoft. Are you feeling okay, Shawn? Yeah, I’m okay. A little tired but I’m good. Why do you ask? Because you hate Microsoft, Shawn! Why would  you defend them? Well, it’s kind of like a punk rock teenager who hates the establishment cleaning himself up and getting a job at Starbucks while he gets his GED so he can go to college. It’s fine to rage and hate against something blindly but sooner or later (most) people grow up. I used to hate everything Microsoft did, now I’ve come to realize that it’s not all bad. I’ve grown up. That’s right, even me, a nerdy version of anti-establishment punks, can see that Microsoft Surface is a good product.

First off, it’s Microsoft. Most people use Microsoft Windows on their computers so most people are familiar with it. The Windows RT OS that runs on Surface tablets is very similar (almost identical, actually) to the the latest desktop version of the OS, Windows 8. If you’ve been using Windows 8, the tablet is going to be a pick-up-and-go product since you already know the UI. If you, like many people, have looked at Windows 8 and thought that it would really be better on a tablet, well, here’s the tablet with (essentially) Windows 8 on it.

On top of all that you’re getting a full sized 10″ tablet with 64GB of storage AND a free touch cover for only $299. That’s a steal. Listen, I’m no dummy. If you have a Macbook and an iPhone, you are probably sunk in to the Apple world too much to get this. If you’ve bought a new Android phone every year since the G1 came out and you use your stack of old Android tablets as a step stool, you probably aren’t going to switch now. Of maybe you are, maybe you want a change. I think the real market for this deal is the person with a flip phone and a Windows computer. Or the proverbial grandma who will never learn to use a computer but could really use it to talk to her grandkids in Russia. Or even the person who already has a Windows phone. I don’t see many around but some of those Nokia Windows phones are great.

Shipping on these is free.

(Expires: 14th April 2014)

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April 2

Microsoft Store Canada: Trade In Your Gaming Console For $100 Towards xBox One

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Microsoft Store Canada: Trade In Your Gaming Console For $100 Towards xBox One

Want the new xBox One? Want $100 towards the purchase of one? Go into any Microsoft Store (sorry this is not available online for obvious reasons), bring in your older console and you’ll get $100 towards the purchase of the xBox One.

Bring in your PS3, xBox 360 S or xBox 360 E in good working condition and you’ll get $100 in Microsoft retail store credit. Your unit must be able to power on, be fully functional with no broken or missing components, the housing and display can’t be damaged, there can’t be any password protection and it has to include all original chargers and accessories.

You can try and wait for a sale or find a discount on the xBox One, as you can use your credit along with any sales. There is only one trade-in per person, so don’t go in with all your systems hoping to score yourself a free xBox One. I did notice online that the xBox One Play and Charge bundle was $45 off, so $145 off makes the total system only $499.99. In store prices may differ.

I am not really a gamer, besides the odd game of Highway Rollers on my WiiU with the kids, but I’ve heard really great things about xBox One. It doesn’t get much better than getting a credit and trying to get a sale at the same time.

(Expiry: 2nd June 2014)

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March 18

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Surface Pro 128 GB – Now $499

Posted by on March 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Surface Pro 128 GB   Now $499

Microsoft Canada is offering the 128GB Surface Pro for only $499 which is $500 off the original retail price.

So, this tablet hasn’t sold for its original price for a while. Most places had priced it around $650 for the last few months and then it went on sale at both Best Buy and Future Shop for $499.99. However, you can’t buy it there because they are both SOLD OUT (that went quick). However, people seem to be ignoring the fact that Microsoft sells their own products and you can still buy the Surface Pro there for like 95 to 99 cents cheaper, and it is still in stock (for now).

What is so cool about this thing? It is a laptop in tablet form. Have you seen the ad with the awesome looking computer propped up on a kickstand and then they put it flat on the floor and draw on it? That is the Surface Pro. It combines the best of both worlds and changes the way you interact with your electronics. Here is what one enthusiastic reviewer said:

I’ve been using the surface pro for 2 weeks now without any problems. I am highly impressed with the design and capabilities of this tablet. This is a powerful machine and is unlike anything else on the market today. It’s great for gaming as well as productivity, I highly recommend the type cover to transform it into a true laptop and tablet or as I like to call it .. “Tabtop”. I love it, it’s simply amazing and wipes the floor with ipads!

This is going to sell out extremely soon if Best Buy and Future Shop are any indication. If you want one, don’t wait to buy it. If you are a student, you can save an extra 10% on the Surface.

Get free shipping on all orders.

(Expiry: 15th April 2014)

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February 24

Microsoft Store Canada: Pre-order xBox One + Titanfall + 1 Month xBox Live Gold For $499

Posted by on February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Pre order xBox One + Titanfall + 1 Month xBox Live Gold For $499

Get the xBox One, Titanfall and a month of xBox Live Gold for $499 from Microsoft!

The price of this item isn’t a sale, per se. The bundle’s regular price is $499. The deal here is that they are still selling the xBox One by itself for the same price. The game that comes with it, Titanfall, retails for $59.99.  If you were planning on getting this game along with an xBox One (I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t get this game) then you’re saving about $60. If you weren’t planning on getting it, well, I can’t help you. You’re broken.

You also get a month of xBox Live Gold, which you need in order to play Titanfall. Titanfall is a mix of a single player story mode game and an online game. Basically you are playing through story mode but the other people in your team are online, not computer controlled. And it has giant mechs. I love giant mechs.

Microsoft made a point of mentioning the Titanfall packaging. Not a special Titanfall skin over the console itself or the controller. No, no. The box. I don’t know why in the world they would mention that but some marketing goon thought it was important so I figured I’d mention it here too. Maybe it’ll sell more consoles. I dunno.

This is a pre-order so it doesn’t come out until 11th March 2014. Shipping is free and you don’t have to get it at Microsoft Store. Other places like Amazon Canada  have it available too.

(Expires: Unknown)

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February 18

Microsoft Store: Pre-Order Titanfall and Get a Free $10 xBox Gift Card

Posted by on February 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Microsoft Store: Pre Order Titanfall and Get a Free $10 xBox Gift Card

Get Titanfall from the Microsoft Store and get a free $10 xBox gift card!

I love mech games. MechWarrior, of course, is the big guns in the world of mech games but there are others like FrontMission and now Titanfall. Titanfall is interesting in that it is essentially an online-only FPS that plays like a single player campaign game. I don’t know how it is going to work in practice but people seem to dig the beta and if the videos on Titanfall’s YouTube Channel are any indication, it looks like they’ve managed it very well.

If you pre-order Titanfall from the Microsoft Store before March 9th, you will get a $10 xBox gift card. You can use it to get the inevitable DLC when it comes out or, if you aren’t up for the DLC thing, you can pick up an indy game or two with the $10. Or you can just hang on to it and pick up some other game another time.

The gift card and game are both digital so no shipping or waiting is required.

(Expires: 9th March 2014)

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December 24

Microsoft Canada: Boxing Day Sales

Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Microsoft Canada: Boxing Day Sales

Microsoft Canada has launched their Boxing Day sale this evening with deals on computers and electronics.

Some of the best deals they have are on laptops. Check out the Samsung ATIV Book 5 NP540U4E-K01US Ultrabook that was $899 and is now only $499. You save $400! This deal also includes a free $25 Windows Store App Card. The computer features a 14-inch (355.6-millimeter) HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-3337U, 4 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 24 GB SSD, and up to 6.5 hours battery life. I like the combination of solid state drive and regular hard drive.

Another huge deal is this Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop that was $849 and is now only $399! It features a 396.24 mm HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-3337U, 6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD, and up to 7 hours battery life. It also comes with a free $25 Windows Store App Card. Dell Canada has this laptop’s base model starting at $799.99 still. I told my husband about this deal and now he wants one. I really don’t think you can get a better laptop for this price!

There are tons more fantastic deals! You really need to check out this sale!

Get free shipping on all orders.

(Expiry: most deals end 2nd January 2014)

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December 20

Microsoft Canada Store: $200 Off 15″ HP ENVY TouchSmart + Free $25 Gift Card – Last Day Of 12 Days Of Deals

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Microsoft Canada Store: $200 Off 15 HP ENVY TouchSmart + Free $25 Gift Card – Last Day Of 12 Days Of Deals

After 12 days of marvelous deals that all sold out within hours for the most part, Microsoft’s 12 Days Of Deals is coming to an end today with their final deal. Luckily, we have received advanced notice that today only, as of 10am EST, you will be able to save $200 off the 15″ HP Envy Touchsmart laptop and get it for just $699 instead of $899.

At its reduced price, this 15.6″ notebook is most certainly a steal considering its specs: Intel Core i7, 8GB memory, and 750GB hard drive. The fact that it boasts CoolSense is also worth mentioning, as its an HP technology that allows the laptop to stay cool even if you’re using it on your lap. With that being said, out of all the reviews I have read about this laptop, it is perhaps the one from PCWorld that sums it up the best:

When gaming is a priority, but cash flow is tight.

Both Trusted Reviews and LaptopMag.com also back up this claim, noting the impressiveness of the specs with regards to the price, which is even better today at Microsoft! With that being said, the only drawbacks are its lower than average battery life and slight heavier make but for anyone looking to game or to offer this cool laptop as a gift to a gamer, then these two factors shouldn’t even be an issue.

As I mentioned in a previous post on Microsoft’s 9th day of deals, you can expect fast and absolutely free shipping with no required minimum.

(Expiry: 20th December 2013)

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December 16

Microsoft Canada Store: $200 Off 13″ HP Pavilion X2 + Free $25 Gift Card – Day 9 of 12 Days Of Deals

Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Microsoft Canada Store: $200 Off 13 HP Pavilion X2 + Free $25 Gift Card   Day 9 of 12 Days Of Deals

The Microsoft Store’s 9th Day of Deals is bringing all of us $200 off the 13″ HP Pavilion X2 touchscreen laptop and you also get a free $25 Windows Store app gift card.

Regularly priced at $899.99, you can now get the HP Pavilion touchscreen laptop for $200 off at just $699.99. Though I had no luck finding this same exact laptop elsewhere, I did however find an 11″ HP Pavilion x2 notebook for $649.99 at Amazon.ca. Microsoft’s one on the other hand, features a slightly larger screen, Intel Core i5, 4GB memory, a 128GB SSD and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

Since Christmas is right around the corner already (next week!), this touchscreen laptop could actually make for a great gift idea, especially with its reduced priced. But hurry because there are high chances that it sells out quickly (Microsoft’s previous days of deals all sold out within a mere couple of hours). Alternatively, two other touchscreens have been reduced in price for the duration of the 12 Days of Deals as well: the Samsung ATIV Book 5 Ultrabook at $599 (reg. $899) and the 15.6″ HP Pavilion TouchSmart for $499 (reg. $699). Both of these also come with a bonus $25 Microsoft gift card.

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the Microsoft Store’s third day of deals, during which the Boombotix BB2+ bluetooth speaker was reduced by 50% off. It just so happened that I actually ordered it for friends of mine and surprisingly, I received it as fast as 24 hours later! Considering how we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, shipping that fast is actually much welcomed because personally, there are quite a few purchases I made from other online stores over a week ago that I have yet to receive. Plus, the Microsoft Store also ships all orders absolutely free with no required minimum.

(Expiry: 16th December 2013)

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December 11

Microsoft Canada Store: 50% Off Boombotix BB2+ Bluetooth Speaker – Just $29.99 – Day 3 of 12 Days Of Deals

Posted by on December 11, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Microsoft Canada Store: 50% Off Boombotix BB2+ Bluetooth Speaker   Just $29.99   Day 3 of 12 Days Of DealsBargainMoose’s No Minimum Monday event the day before yesterday also coincided with the launch of the Microsoft Store’s 12 Days of Deals and although the first two days of deals sold out incredibly fast, we received advanced notice of today’s deal so we’re putting this post up right now. The offer might not yet be live on site but we have been informed that they sell out very fast, so we’re making this post now to alert you to get it fast.

Built to withstand the abuse of just about any lifestyle, this incredibly loud little Boombotix speaker will officially be on sale for $29.99 instead of its regular price of $59.99 (50% off) as of 10am EST. It is also available in 3 colors: red, black or white.

In terms of price comparison, this is the only other Boombotix BB2+ I was able to find on the market right now. Amazon has an older version available, the Boombotix BB2 SPKR Gunmetal, and even then it’s priced as high as $103.64.

Though it might look like a techy and super complicated gadget, it actually can either be plugged in to just about any audio player or used via Bluetooth. Gone are the days of using super huge speakers to entertain guests with music during dinner parties as this little speaker will provide good sound at high volumes.

No worries if you miss this deal as there will be plenty more opportunities to save in the days to come, all the way until December 20th 2013.

And the best part? The Microsoft Store always ships orders absolutely free with no required minimum! I have to admit that I have already set an alarm in order to get two of these awesome little speakers: one for myself and one for friends. Will you be doing the same?

(Expiry: 11th December 2013)

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December 9

No Minimum Monday Electronics Roundup

Posted by on December 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

No Minimum Monday Electronics Roundup

Today is No Minimum Monday as you may have heard and we have a number of electronics stores that are shipping for free for you today, including a number who are offering Bargainmoose exclusive promo codes.

Check out the following electronics stores where you can get free shipping today.

These electronics stores always ship for free:

These stores are offering Bargainmoose exclusive free shipping with no minimum today with promo codes:

AAR Tech - code FREEMOOSE - normally shipping is free on orders over $500!

Canon - code FREESHIPMOOSEnormally free ship on orders over $15 (Expired)

Lorex Technology - code MOOSE9 - shipping normally depends on what you get – estimate with the shipping calculator before entering the code to see what you’ll save

Go Satellite - code Bargainmoose  

Raw Nutrition - code MONDAYMOOSEshipping is normally free on orders over $99 (Expired)

123 Ink Cartridges - code fs2013mooseshipping normally free on $49+ (Expired)

Prime Cables - code fs2013moosenormally on orders over $49 (Expired)

iPhone Gala - code fs2013moose - normally on orders over $49 (Expired)

(Photo Credit: Michael J)

(Expiry: 9th December 2013)

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