The Sims 3 (Origin Code) - Was £24.99, Now £3.27 @ G2A.com
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The Sims 3 (Origin Code) - Was £24.99, Now £3.27 @ G2A.com

£3.27£24.9987%G2A.com Deals
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Found 26th Dec 2017
** To get this price, disable G2A Shield at checkout as it is not needed - payment fee for Credit card and PayPal is £0.37 **

I know this is the old version, but some prefer it since it is more realistic and has more features - and because the game and DLC are much cheaper. This is a great price for The Sims 3, beats the Steam deal which is selling at £6.24 (note this is an Origin key).

If you prefer The Sims 4, this is on sale currently direct from Origin, half price at £17.49.
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Original Poster
** You need to scroll down to see the deal, ignore the 'Selected Offer' on the side **

Use coupon code DPF3 for 3% cashback to G2A wallet.
Edited by: "troync3" 26th Dec 2017
Surprised to see a G2A deal on HUKD, they are the site that knowingly sells the stolen keys, then offers "insurance" (shield) for when your stolen keys are reclaimed, at an extra cost of course. If you buy at an actual retailer and your key doesn't work they refund or replace without the extra cost, but apparently that service isn't inculded on stolen digital products
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Felicitous12 m ago

Surprised to see a G2A deal on HUKD, they are the site that knowingly …Surprised to see a G2A deal on HUKD, they are the site that knowingly sells the stolen keys, then offers "insurance" (shield) for when your stolen keys are reclaimed, at an extra cost of course. If you buy at an actual retailer and your key doesn't work they refund or replace without the extra cost, but apparently that service isn't inculded on stolen digital products


I have verified this deal as working, and so had someone else on my Sims 3 Steam post. However, I don't know if I could speak for everyone.
It's cheap, but I guess that will always come with a catch. I don't think the G2A Shield would be worth it on this, since it costs almost as much as the item.
This seller seems genuine, but it's up to you if you want to take the possible risks.
troync38 m ago

I have verified this deal as working, and so had someone else on my Sims 3 …I have verified this deal as working, and so had someone else on my Sims 3 Steam post. However, I don't know if I could speak for everyone.It's cheap, but I guess that will always come with a catch. I don't think the G2A Shield would be worth it on this, since it costs almost as much as the item.This seller seems genuine, but it's up to you if you want to take the possible risks.


If they are genuine why are they so cheap?
I'll explain how G2A works;
People steal credit cards, they then buy lots of steam/origin/uplay codes using the stolen cards, and they resell these codes at incredibly low prices so that people will buy them fast before the credit card companies catch the fraud and cancel the transactions which the respective platforms then invalidate the codes once the original transactions are returned. They sell them so cheap to offload them before the card companies can catch up to the digital paper trail, at that point they have the money of the new victim, or G2A customer if you prefer and they can basically run away without repercussion because G2A do not care at all about this, most often the shield protection wont actually do anything, if you look it up there are tons of cases of this happening and mountains of bad publicity for the site.
There was a partnership or sponsorship deal that was going to happen between G2A and a major company, but said company requested G2A have some basic legal protection in place for consumers but they refused of course as they are criminals themselves so the company withdrew.
they have a lot of bad publicity for a reason.
Original Poster
Felicitous8 m ago

If they are genuine why are they so cheap?I'll explain how G2A works; …If they are genuine why are they so cheap?I'll explain how G2A works; People steal credit cards, they then buy lots of steam/origin/uplay codes using the stolen cards, and they resell these codes at incredibly low prices so that people will buy them fast before the credit card companies catch the fraud and cancel the transactions which the respective platforms then invalidate the codes once the original transactions are returned. They sell them so cheap to offload them before the card companies can catch up to the digital paper trail, at that point they have the money of the new victim, or G2A customer if you prefer and they can basically run away without repercussion because G2A do not care at all about this, most often the shield protection wont actually do anything, if you look it up there are tons of cases of this happening and mountains of bad publicity for the site. There was a partnership or sponsorship deal that was going to happen between G2A and a major company, but said company requested G2A have some basic legal protection in place for consumers but they refused of course as they are criminals themselves so the company withdrew.they have a lot of bad publicity for a reason.


Wasn't aware of this, but I wonder where you get this information from. Their reputation doesn't seem too bad:

Trustpilot8.8/10

Additionally, this article from Tech Advisor makes it seem like G2A have stopped issues with stolen cards and fraud. It says:
"Update 12 July 2016: G2A has just announced that it has added extra steps to prevent fraud. Sellers will now have to verify their social media details and phone numbers, and be limited to 10 transactions before having to provide extra verification. Its aim is to prevent dodgy sellers from scamming buyers with non-working game codes."

Do you know when the deal with the major company was?
troync33 m ago

Wasn't aware of this, but I wonder where you get this information from. …Wasn't aware of this, but I wonder where you get this information from. Their reputation doesn't seem too bad:Trustpilot 8.8/10Additionally, this article from Tech Advisor makes it seem like G2A have stopped issues with stolen cards and fraud. It says:"Update 12 July 2016: G2A has just announced that it has added extra steps to prevent fraud. Sellers will now have to verify their social media details and phone numbers, and be limited to 10 transactions before having to provide extra verification. Its aim is to prevent dodgy sellers from scamming buyers with non-working game codes."Do you know when the deal with the major company was?


I was under the impression it was recent honestly, I wish i could rememebr the name of the company now it was only last week someoen told me about it.
Felicitous16 m ago

If they are genuine why are they so cheap?I'll explain how G2A works; …If they are genuine why are they so cheap?I'll explain how G2A works; People steal credit cards, they then buy lots of steam/origin/uplay codes using the stolen cards, and they resell these codes at incredibly low prices so that people will buy them fast before the credit card companies catch the fraud and cancel the transactions which the respective platforms then invalidate the codes once the original transactions are returned. They sell them so cheap to offload them before the card companies can catch up to the digital paper trail, at that point they have the money of the new victim, or G2A customer if you prefer and they can basically run away without repercussion because G2A do not care at all about this, most often the shield protection wont actually do anything, if you look it up there are tons of cases of this happening and mountains of bad publicity for the site. There was a partnership or sponsorship deal that was going to happen between G2A and a major company, but said company requested G2A have some basic legal protection in place for consumers but they refused of course as they are criminals themselves so the company withdrew.they have a lot of bad publicity for a reason.




...or they're selling keys from the Humble Origin Bundle.

The whole keys bought by stolen credit card thing is a nice story, oft-repeated when G2A are mentioned but one that really doesn't tie up with a seller with 240,000 transactions...
What exactly is a origin code?
Original Poster
charliejade10 m ago

What exactly is a origin code?


A code which can be redeemed on Origin, which is basically EA's alternative to Steam.
As a consumer you're not breaking the law by buying from g2a. Is it wise to do so is another question. As far as will you get your key or if not moneyback if you give to this site so far anytime using them its worked fine. One time I entered my details and their was an error and never got a code, although my bank account was never charged for the transaction.

As for G2A shield please anyone who wants this key make sure you untick the box. It will or at least used start an automatic monthly charge on your creditcard. And is not a one off payment like it appears to be.

As for the ethics and legality of the organisation. And whether g2a is liable or simply the middle man in unpreventable stealing and selling on of goods. Isn't really something avoiding buying a sims key will do anything about. Large lawsuits will eventually catch up to G2A eventually if they are acting against the law.
Felicitous9 h, 2 m ago

If they are genuine why are they so cheap?I'll explain how G2A works...


Or... it's people selling keys from when it was bundled...
Original Poster
Price appears to have reduced further (was £3.33, now £3.27)
troync327th Dec 2017

Wasn't aware of this, but I wonder where you get this information from. …Wasn't aware of this, but I wonder where you get this information from. Their reputation doesn't seem too bad:Trustpilot 8.8/10Additionally, this article from Tech Advisor makes it seem like G2A have stopped issues with stolen cards and fraud. It says:"Update 12 July 2016: G2A has just announced that it has added extra steps to prevent fraud. Sellers will now have to verify their social media details and phone numbers, and be limited to 10 transactions before having to provide extra verification. Its aim is to prevent dodgy sellers from scamming buyers with non-working game codes."Do you know when the deal with the major company was?

It was the Bulletstorm creators. They were doing a special edition only available at G2A, but after so many complaints about their security policy, they asked G2A to protect their customers buying from them. They didn't, the deal was pulled. TotalBiscuit really helped stoke that fire lol
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