Battlefield 3 Premium - PC Origin Store ~ £17 (Read Info) - HotUKDeals
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This has been talked about in a previous thread but no real details were given on how to perform the discount so I figured I'd submit it as a deal (however it'll most likely end up freezing).

Currently BF3 Premium for PC is £39.99 from the origin store: http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/DisplayProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.850300/productID.249982800

However by changing the origin store from UK or US to India or Brazil you can get a heavy discount for the same downloadable item. I purchased it for Rs 1,499 (that's Indian Rupees): http://i.imgur.com/PfcF8.jpg which works out to £17.49: http://i.imgur.com/3TYVY.jpg

The content is in English and there are no downloads needed as BF3 is automatically updated regardless of if you have a certain expansion or not. So as far as I can tell it's pretty risk free.

Now onto how you change the origin store location. The stores location is based off IP so you need to have a proxy or VPN to get there. Within 2 minutes of looking online I found a good list of Indian proxies: http://spys.ru/free-proxy-list/IN/

Not sure on other browsers, but in firefox go Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Connection Settings. When there enter one of the proxy IPs like this: http://i.imgur.com/VivYR.jpg . Head to http://www.store.origin.com (if the UK site loads delete any cookies you may have stored for origin). If the site fails to load try another proxy (some will be faster than others).

Once there add BF3 premium to your cart and head to checkout. When you're on the payment page, disable the proxy (i.e. in the Connection Settings choose 'No Proxy') and complete the checkout. After that's done you should receive an email 5-10 minutes later and you will be automatically upgraded to BF3 premium.

May seem a little tricky, but I just wanted to make sure I covered all the bases so that anyone can get the discount :). Just remember that this will be an overseas transaction so some credit/debit cards may have a £1 charge, but still works out far cheaper.

Enjoy
:)

Now ~£30
- rwgs
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EA: Online passes to pay for servers, then remove free servers in favour of ones people need to rent, and then this Premium thing which gives priority server access.

A single penny to EA is funding the cancer, therefore I have no option but to vote cold.
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The_Hoff
Spoke to a friend at EA today he said they are aware of the loophole and shall be banning offending users/wiping stats - TBA.

Watch your cards for refunds.


LOL, ok Mr. Internet.

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#1
Yeah I heard that it was much cheaper in India. Great work putting an explanation together how to get it. Heat given!
#2
nice heat :)
#3
Yep, thanks OP for being the first on here to actually take the time to advise people on how exactly to do this.

Heat added
banned 38 Likes #4
EA: Online passes to pay for servers, then remove free servers in favour of ones people need to rent, and then this Premium thing which gives priority server access.

A single penny to EA is funding the cancer, therefore I have no option but to vote cold.
#5
Sounds simple enough with the detailed instructions. Will consider this and might give it ago and do it before EA catches people out.
2 Likes #6
You can also use this to get SimCity for £11 and games like Crysis 3, Dead Space 3 & Medal of Honor for the same price as this
#7
Was gonna post this, saved £23, didnt think it would be allowed on here, but £40 for DLC is a joke. Heat


Edited By: Jhey on Jun 15, 2012 14:10: edit
4 Likes #8
I am with Aleczandah here. I love Battlefield 3 but not going to be buying this or any more future EA games. Terrible company that are just trying to bleed gamers dry. Most other good games offer map packs free or for very little. At the normal price they are wanting more than I paid for the full game.

I have Battlefield 3 on my Facebook feed. I love it when they announce something lately because it just gets 100s of really bad comments but yet still not listening to the customers and still not really fixed the game.

I wouldn't be happy to even pay this price for it.
1 Like #9
Done, worked, just got to see if I can kick my some of elfin Minecraft so I can see if its in my game content!
3 Likes #10
Aleczandah
EA: Online passes to pay for servers, then remove free servers in favour of ones people need to rent, and then this Premium thing which gives priority server access.
A single penny to EA is funding the cancer, therefore I have no option but to vote cold.

DUMB!

It's just DLC, which you always have to pay for and you clearly don't understand how clan servers work.

Your cold vote is a joke, based on the reasons you gave.
#11
Glad it's working for you guys :)
#12
HOT!

This is exactly what HOTUKDEALS is for... looking for a way to save a bunch of money.

I wont be buying the DLC personally, but if I was, I would be doing it this way.
2 Likes #13
EA are a company that ban gamers from all their games for making negative comments on EAs forums.

This will make them furious.

Vile company.
3 Likes #14
Shame EA will likely ban all the origin accounts that do this :(
#15
Got to the payment page, but it asks for a country and lists Asian ones. How did you get around this? When I disable the proxy as well at this point it takes me back to the GB page.

Edited By: Sarky on Jun 07, 2012 14:39: typo.
#16
Also, does this include the game, or just the DLC?
#17
Can't get this working in firefox, just doesn't load any page for me. Done that cookies clearing stuff..
#18
Ok i followed your instructions (When you're on the payment page, disable the proxy (i.e. in the Connection Settings choose 'No Proxy') and complete the checkout.) but once i pressed continue after doing the above it took me to Origin uk there was no confirmation i had just made a purchase.
#19
Aleczandah
EA: Online passes to pay for servers, then remove free servers in favour of ones people need to rent, and then this Premium thing which gives priority server access.

A single penny to EA is funding the cancer, therefore I have no option but to vote cold.

Youre talking **** all servers are paid for at some point whether it be bt EA at source or thorugh a server provider. If you join a server someone else has paid for do you pay for it?? No you dont you play for free. If you want to see a game or company rippng gamers off look no further than Call Of Duty Activision with their Elite packages.

All DLC is paid for nowadays the free map packs are long gone. All the premium does it lump it all together and give you access to the next 5 packs 2 weeks in advance of the great unwashed.
#20
Can someone point out where i am going wrong, there is 3 screens Checkout, Payment Details and Confirmation going by the instructions it's at the 2nd page you disable the proxy is this correct.

Also when you are putting in your card details what country are you putting in as if i put India my payment fails?
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Sarky
Got to the payment page, but it asks for a country and lists Asian ones. How did you get around this? When I disable the proxy as well at this point it takes me back to the GB page.

I picked a random country myself but the rest of my address was legit, worked out for me. The reason I said to disable the proxy was purely due to security concerns, I'm not entirely sure how secure it would be sending your details to EA via an unknown Indian proxy. I would assume it would still be okay as the payment page should be encrypted, but I just wanted to be on the safe side. Personally I used my credit card just for the extra protection should anything happen.

Make sure you don't refresh the page once you disable the proxy, if that still doesn't work try deleting the Origin cookies and starting over with the proxy enabled (in firefox Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Remove Individual Cookies -> Search for origin and delete all cookies).
#22
rnscotch
Can someone point out where i am going wrong, there is 3 screens Checkout, Payment Details and Confirmation going by the instructions it's at the 2nd page you disable the proxy is this correct.

Also when you are putting in your card details what country are you putting in as if i put India my payment fails?

I disabled the proxy on the screen you enter the credit card details. I put my country address to Bangladesh and it worked fine, although it could be different if you're using a debit card, not too sure I'm sorry.
#23
feltonio
Can't get this working in firefox, just doesn't load any page for me. Done that cookies clearing stuff..

Try using a different proxy from the list. Some are very slow and over-crowded and may take a bit of time to load the page.
#24
Is there any way to buy Bf3 Premium with Paysafecard?
#25
I keep getting 'Payment Authorisation Failed' I am using a Debit card so i am assuming this is the problem.
#26
rnscotch
I keep getting 'Payment Authorisation Failed' I am using a Debit card so i am assuming this is the problem.

Same here, but I have it with both of my cards on lots of different region stores. Had it on the US store, the UK store and now the Indian store. I can't but anything from Origin. I launched a case about it ages ago but they just said it was my banks problem and had nothing to do with their system. I even tried using PayPal on the UK store and got payment failing on that! The Origin store is the only online shop that this happens with which leads me to believe my account may have been somehow locked from using a VPN to try to buy from the US store.
#27
rnscotch
I keep getting 'Payment Authorisation Failed' I am using a Debit card so i am assuming this is the problem.

I used my direct debit fine, keep trying
#28
worked a treat for me, i put down india as country and paid via debit card
i also pre ordered warfighter and generals 2.
all of them are showing in my Origin games folder
#29
What proxy address is one that works? struggling to find one atm
#30
I did this but I got payment processing and I should recieve email. However have not recieved any confirmation emails yet, how long did it take till you recieved yours?
#31
I'll vote hot, but I don't fancy putting my card details / account passwords into a proxy server. If it was this price in UK I may be tempted by it, but at £40 no way.

*EDIT*
Just read it again and it seems you disable to the proxy before payment. Gonna give it a go even though I can't really afford it and already have B2K.

Edited By: A.Fudge on Jun 07, 2012 16:08
#32
What proxy address is one that works? struggling to find one atm

EDIT: Sorry for the double comment, messing with different proxies messing me up

Edited By: liniert on Jun 07, 2012 16:10
#33
liamm123
rnscotch
I keep getting 'Payment Authorisation Failed' I am using a Debit card so i am assuming this is the problem.

Same here, but I have it with both of my cards on lots of different region stores. Had it on the US store, the UK store and now the Indian store. I can't but anything from Origin. I launched a case about it ages ago but they just said it was my banks problem and had nothing to do with their system. I even tried using PayPal on the UK store and got payment failing on that! The Origin store is the only online shop that this happens with which leads me to believe my account may have been somehow locked from using a VPN to try to buy from the US store.

I am having the exact same problem, Just called my bank said there is no problems at there end so it would seem EA are locking accounts.
#34
FlashLee
I did this but I got payment processing and I should recieve email. However have not recieved any confirmation emails yet, how long did it take till you recieved yours?

It did take a little while for me to get the email through, but it did arrive after about 10 minutes.

liniert
What proxy address is one that works? struggling to find one atm

Just tested another proxy that's classed as a "high anonymous proxy", IP = 115.118.195.23 Port = 6588
If that doesn't work have a look on this list http://spys.ru/free-proxy-list/IN/
#35
rnscotch

I am having the exact same problem, Just called my bank said there is no problems at there end so it would seem EA are locking accounts.

Not sure, but I never had a credit/debit card linked to my Origin account before this purchase. Might be worth trying again by deleting any stored billing information?
#36
Address 124.124.93.154 port: 3128 works ordered earlier today.
#37
I can't seem to get past checkout now.
#38
Had to change proxy to get to the payment page. Kingdom of amular is about £8.
#39
Darkspore is about £3.50
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rnscotch
Just spoke to EA live support they gave me this link payment authorization errors

Well, if EA didn't know what we were up to before........they do now :p

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