Don't buy them you'll only get in trouble or spend money btw. As for the random keys they sell. Steam-Keys bought from non-authorized resellers might be revoked by the publisher, in fact in the past. But instead of defending it with proper arguments, you resort to that shitty behavior. This not smells, but reeks.
We know who the owners of eBay are. Hi Craig, thanks for the comment. Also, due to limited seller stock, repeat packages from the same seller are not eligible for a refund. When you buy a game on Steam, it becomes a part of your game library forever — even if you remove the game from your computer. The only down side with G2A is you don't get pr-eorder keys until the game launches or after. As with G2A, you will not know the origin of any game key that you buy on Kinguin.
And you have to be careful, it is not only official G2A selling on G2A site, random people can to. Buying keys obtained in any of those ways is legal, and there is no risk to you in doing so. Totalbiscuit,other good twitchers and youtubers are already breaking up contracts with it. When you buy game keys from G2A, there is no risk to your computer. Just spreading the word so that if you choose to go that route, at least you know the facts, and the risk. G2A won't respond; they know selling and buying grey market keys is a risk for everyone involved.
It's much easier, faster, and cheaper to buy a key from a seller with a large amount of positive ratings. You do not have the right to own a stolen game key — even if you purchased the key without knowing its origin. Just got mail from paypal, not from g2a. G2A is legit, they get legal keys without having to go through so many distributors and in bulk, so they get great prices on them. Sometimes you even get people selling keys bought with stolen credit cards or through other kinds of fraud.
I tried to use it, but was redeemed. The odds are against you. They're the flea market of game keys, where you don't know where they came from, but they sure are suspiciously cheap. A lot of the keys here are obtained by scams. Game key reseller G2A has been in the news quite a bit lately, and not for good reasons. What Are the Risks of Buying G2A Games? Oh boy, this thread is still open? The G2A publisher program gives game developers the ability to earn revenue from G2A game sales. I do stupid and reckless things myself every once in awhile.
And pretty much all of those 'key stores' are not official, but never had any problems with it. Without purchasing the 'shield', if the key you receive is a duplicate, incorrect or simply doesn't work for whatever reason, G2A will be quite happy to totally ignore your complaints. Because the chargeback process can take up to 30 days to complete, some thieves have used G2A as an avenue for money laundering. I also doubt any game service would list a seller like G2A as an approved re-seller bc of the way the sight works and their prices. Haven't bought a game off Steam in god knows how long. Game developers often charge different prices to customers in different regions on the world because consumers in developing nations often have less disposable income than consumers in developed nations such as the United States.
I guess that's what i get for trying to save a few bucks. Unless you purchase the 'shield' option, submitting a ticket about a bad key is likely to be just completely ignored, whereas any reputable seller would moderate their own business like this for free. But how does something like that actually happen? G2A is a good store, I can vouch for that too. How Most Gray Market Game Key Sales Work Downloadable computer software is a digital good that costs almost nothing to copy and distribute. A shortlist that is made up entirely of games that were available for free, or from the lowest-tier of dollar bundles and the like.
Edited September 15, 2014 by Bolcksta. It all balances out, imho. If you don't, then yeah, should stay away from it. The content on our website is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or to replace a relationship with a qualified healthcare professional. In addition, some have criticized the G2A Shield service for being. And now some 'famous' person is telling everyone to 'be wary', and everyone's echoing that? For it to be worth it I'd have to have like 30-60 purchases without it and I just don't trust that number from a marketplace. Fraudulent software keys are stolen goods.