I'm deciding on if I should buy an xbox 360 but the live memberships cost a lot. If I don't use my xbox at all on a certain day, will a day still be gone from my live membership?

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Yes, even if you don't use your xbox, your subscription time will go down.

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    It's worth noting that a subscription doesn't "go down." It just expires on a set date. There's no set amount of time that you have on it unless you consider the time between now and when your subscription is up as a "set time."
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 18:41
  • Thank you so much. It helps a lot. Do you think getting an xbox is worth it with all the games and memberships? Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 19:03
  • @KylieVandewege I'd just build a pc.
    – ave
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 19:19
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    @KylieVandewege Xbox 360 is a rather old console. It was released on 2005 and is discontinued as of 2016. I recommend just building a new PC, by buying parts and combining them. There are some good part lists here.
    – ave
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 19:42
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    @KylieVandewege yes, but they stopped making new ones and they're only selling the ones on existing inventory
    – ave
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 20:13

The Xbox live membership expires on a certain day always. No matter if you are using your Xbox or not.

Furthermore the membership will be refreshed automatically, if you do not unsubscribe or cancel the automatic refreshing.

One more hint, if the membership is very pricey for you, consider to options: Only get a one month subscription, when you really know you will play enough. Or you can buy a full or half year to get a discount.

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