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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 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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Aleczandahbanned 38 Likes
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.
deelz001banned 15 Likes
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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sshomza#1
Yeah I heard that it was much cheaper in India. Great work putting an explanation together how to get it. Heat given!
paulthecat2009#2
nice heat :)
Waterboy8535#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
Aleczandahbanned 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.
Schizophonic#5
Sounds simple enough with the detailed instructions. Will consider this and might give it ago and do it before EA catches people out.
HT UK 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
Jhey#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
PintMcPint 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.
monkeybrain 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!
DivideByZero 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.
Unorthodoxic#11
Glad it's working for you guys :)
DivideByZero#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.
wonkyleg 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.
geeko 3 Likes #14
Shame EA will likely ban all the origin accounts that do this :(
Sarky#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.
wonkyleg#16
Also, does this include the game, or just the DLC?
feltonio#17
Can't get this working in firefox, just doesn't load any page for me. Done that cookies clearing stuff..
rnscotch#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.
johnnylube#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.
rnscotch#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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