Divinity: Original Sin STEAM £15.99 (Keys posted 17th July) @ GameKeysNow
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Divinity: Original Sin STEAM £15.99 (Keys posted 17th July) @ GameKeysNow

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Found 11th Jul 2014Made hot 12th Jul 2014
This is a really cheap deal for a new game that is causing a huge buzz for RPG fans, they are emailing these keys out on 17th July but you can preorder now to secure yours at almost half the original price

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Awesome deal. Just saw it on Twitter myself, but you beat me to it.

Have some heat

great deal, very cheap, suspiciously so tbh!

Bought this last weekend, great game!

GameKeysNow post code a week later? Peculiar.

Heat - fantastic game at full price, this is a groovy deal.

Better of just using steam trading to get a key by trading TF2 keys. Cost me £13 at launch.

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lucifon

Better of just using steam trading to get a key by trading TF2 keys. Cost … Better of just using steam trading to get a key by trading TF2 keys. Cost me £13 at launch.



Trouble with this is you risk getting your steam account banned for abuse.

freeman76

Trouble with this is you risk getting your steam account banned for abuse.


Can't say I've ever heard of anyone being banned for trading through Steam - you aren't doing anything against the terms. At most you would possibly have the game you bought through trading removed.

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scottishgamer

Can't say I've ever heard of anyone being banned for trading through … Can't say I've ever heard of anyone being banned for trading through Steam - you aren't doing anything against the terms. At most you would possibly have the game you bought through trading removed.



Really? That is interesting, during the summer I did this a few times with a Russian guy and he said he needed to be careful as its against the T.O.S because the prices in Russia are cheaper to attract people to buy the games there as their economic situation is different, and we are abusing this system by trading keys for cheap games?

freeman76

Really? That is interesting, during the summer I did this a few times … Really? That is interesting, during the summer I did this a few times with a Russian guy and he said he needed to be careful as its against the T.O.S because the prices in Russia are cheaper to attract people to buy the games there as their economic situation is different, and we are abusing this system by trading keys for cheap games?



What he said is indeed true, but is not against the ToS. At most all I have ever seen reported is that if the Russian (or whatever) trader uses a stolen credit card, or other method to get the games to sell - any games he trades to others will be revoked. So for instance if you buy a game from someone and that person then gets there account banned, the game you traded him for will be removed from your library. Unfortunate, but simply make sure you are buying from someone who is trustworthy and has good reputation on a site like steamtrades.

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Well, I didn't know that, and it makes me feel a lot better about trading. Thanks for the information

freeman76

Well, I didn't know that, and it makes me feel a lot better about … Well, I didn't know that, and it makes me feel a lot better about trading. Thanks for the information



No problem, I use steam trading quite a lot to get games, and I know particular trades who are over level 100 on steam! If it was against the ToS I highly doubt that they would risk doing it using there high, hard to get profiles.

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scottishgamer

No problem, I use steam trading quite a lot to get games, and I know … No problem, I use steam trading quite a lot to get games, and I know particular trades who are over level 100 on steam! If it was against the ToS I highly doubt that they would risk doing it using there high, hard to get profiles.



Yeah I just bought Divinity off the same guy I traded with in the sales, he has over 1500 games in his library I'm sure he wouldn't risk that easily.

freeman76

Trouble with this is you risk getting your steam account banned for abuse.



Yep as others have said there's nothing to worry about with trading, your account certainly won't get banned. Just make sure the games you're 'buying' are "Rest of the world" (ROW) or EU/UK versions. Also it's slightly cheaper to buy keys through the Steam Market itself than direct from the various Valve game stores, so I recommend doing that also

lucifon

Better of just using steam trading to get a key by trading TF2 keys. Cost … Better of just using steam trading to get a key by trading TF2 keys. Cost me £13 at launch.



Exactly what I done. Been playing ever since. Its a bit bitty in places, not silk-esque... But im enjoying it.

Man are level ups rare

scottishgamer

At most you would possibly have the game you bought through trading … At most you would possibly have the game you bought through trading removed.



Surely Steam love the outpost... As when you buy a key for (eg) £1.47, they are getting 20p of that sale.

So a 9-key game that Steam arent even touching - they'll receive £1.80 commission for simply allowing the trade.

Yes, they are missing out on the £29.99 they are selling it for directly. But surely, if these merchants can afford to sell it for 9 keys, then they must be getting bulk - cheap!

PS Just picked up Witcher 3 in the same way for 9 keys / £13.20

Currently in the 'Sale' on Steam down to £39.99 from £49.99.

Yeah - good luck with that when keys are already about for £13

Silhouette

PS Just picked up Witcher 3 in the same way for 9 keys / £13.20



Note: It is however a PrePurchase and will live in my inventory until the game launches... In February 2015

Is there a guide to Steam trading? I've never really got how you do it properly. I've got 120 games or so, so I must have some credentials for trading. Also what does 9 key game mean?
Edited by: "fishmaster" 12th Jul 2014

fishmaster

Is there a guide to Steam trading? I've never really got how you do it … Is there a guide to Steam trading? I've never really got how you do it properly. I've got 120 games or so, so I must have some credentials for trading. Also what does 9 key game mean?



good question, I'm waiting for an answer as well.

fishmaster

Is there a guide to Steam trading? I've never really got how you do it … Is there a guide to Steam trading? I've never really got how you do it properly. I've got 120 games or so, so I must have some credentials for trading. Also what does 9 key game mean?



Keys are team fortress 2 keys that you buy on the steam market from within steam and cost about £1.40 each though the price fluctuates. Then you head to a website called steam trades where people post messages like I have Divinity I want 10 keys so you add them on steam then trade with them. You can also agree to swap games if they would prefer that

The other key sites/usual ebay sellers also have this from 14.50-16.00 , none of them make you wait a week and a half for the keys....

Banned

Steam can ban your account for bypassing regional pricing and trading TF2 keys for cheaper games from Russia applies to that.

I am not saying that Steam does it, I am saying that the rule is there so it's not all rosy and 100% legit. Same thing applies for buying from US Amazon or nuuvem the keys may work and maybe region free but you are bypassing regional pricing therefore you break the ToS.

Steam until now seems to turn a blind eye to that in most cases so it's all good but you never know what the future beholds.

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Velete

The other key sites/usual ebay sellers also have this from 14.50-16.00 , … The other key sites/usual ebay sellers also have this from 14.50-16.00 , none of them make you wait a week and a half for the keys....



vote cold then and post some of those deals maybe?

Supermod

I've removed comments which were in breach of our swear filter. Thanks.

Awesome RPG and a very good price, playing it now and you are getting a well tested RPG for this money.

As others have said you can get it cheaper by trading keys (cheapest atm seems to be 8 key2 + 1 ToD which makes it around £12.50). Since the trade is done through steam and steam could easily block such trades if they didn't want such trades to happen I doubt they would have any case for imposing any ban on you. They even have trade forums built into steam allowing you to do this very thing. The worst that could happen is you trade for a dodgy copy of the game, but then you will not be banned and should get your trade items back going on Steam's T&Cs.

I guess if you're paranoid though this is still a good price for a good game

Thanks OP, grabbed an order.. have some heat.

Ordered, thanks op.

scottishgamer

What he said is indeed true, but is not against the ToS. At most all I … What he said is indeed true, but is not against the ToS. At most all I have ever seen reported is that if the Russian (or whatever) trader uses a stolen credit card, or other method to get the games to sell - any games he trades to others will be revoked. So for instance if you buy a game from someone and that person then gets there account banned, the game you traded him for will be removed from your library. Unfortunate, but simply make sure you are buying from someone who is trustworthy and has good reputation on a site like steamtrades.



If that does happen then you can message Steam anyway and they will reverse the trade because it wasn't your fault. Everything was above board from your side.

Silhouette

Surely Steam love the outpost... As when you buy a key for (eg) £1.47, … Surely Steam love the outpost... As when you buy a key for (eg) £1.47, they are getting 20p of that sale.So a 9-key game that Steam arent even touching - they'll receive £1.80 commission for simply allowing the trade.Yes, they are missing out on the £29.99 they are selling it for directly. But surely, if these merchants can afford to sell it for 9 keys, then they must be getting bulk - cheap!PS Just picked up Witcher 3 in the same way for 9 keys / £13.20Currently in the 'Sale' on Steam down to £39.99 from £49.99.Yeah - good luck with that when keys are already about for £13



There have been articles and blogs written on this subject in the past but the general opinion seems to be that Steam will win either way. It's the game's publisher who lose and that's why many of them now invoke regional controls on their bigger IP's.

Seems fair/clever approach.

Although Ive bought keys in the past from CDKeys and they have been clearly marked as foreign, but worked.

Yet the 'Gifts' that I buy from the outpost have never had any regional comments in their title or description.

But with so many middlemen taking a slice, its a wonder what their source is.

We could all be having such cheap gaming experiences if they were to share the knowledge

Silhouette

Seems fair/clever approach.Although Ive bought keys in the past from … Seems fair/clever approach.Although Ive bought keys in the past from CDKeys and they have been clearly marked as foreign, but worked.Yet the 'Gifts' that I buy from the outpost have never had any regional comments in their title or description.But with so many middlemen taking a slice, its a wonder what their source is.We could all be having such cheap gaming experiences if they were to share the knowledge



It's all very simple. The majority originate in Russia and the Ukraine/Moldova and those that aren't from Eastern Europe are normally from Brazil.

You will be able to tell if the game is region locked because it includes red text on the gift details to warn you. In some cases it will stop you from cross-region trading/activating the game at all as well.

Got an e-mail from them this morning, orders are delayed by possibly till 7th august.... knew it was to good to be true. canceled anyway as they offered.

Got an email about the delay too not sure whether to cancel

Same here. Unlike their competitors, no compensation or voucher given.

Correction: free game under £4 given as compensation. So fair play to them.
Edited by: "matedodgy" 16th Jul 2014

I just got it from another key seller site £15.97, so no great loss really.

Anyone know any alternatives to get it from?

gmoore

Anyone know any alternatives to get it from?



I just got it from here:
Link

For £16.22

lull

I just got it from here:LinkFor £16.22



Thanks, never used those before but will give it a try

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If you go to steamtrades.com you can pick it up for even less

scottishgamer

Can't say I've ever heard of anyone being banned for trading through … Can't say I've ever heard of anyone being banned for trading through Steam - you aren't doing anything against the terms. At most you would possibly have the game you bought through trading removed.



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