Best site for buying games for cheap!

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  1. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, I just learnt about this site www.Intkeys.com, and I want to make sure you guys know about it. It’s a site that sells PC game codes for really cheap. As an example, you can pre-order Battlefield 3 and other games for under $30. You get a photo of the game box serial via email, put it into Origin, and then start downloading the game from there. It’s legit and much cheaper then what we pay for games here in Australia so I had to give it a try. I was pretty skeptical when I first heard about it so I tried it out by purchasing a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 key through Paypal so in case I was wrong I would be safe. The code arrived really quickly; I put it into Origin for PC and my download started. Before I knew it I had the game and could play online. So I’m just recommending this site to all of you guys to have a look at, if your on a tight budget like me and you cant afford to fork out RRP for games then this will be a life-saver. I got this 5% code off Whirlpool, an aussie site: aa74d2472a

    Enjoy :)
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd avoid a site like that like the plague-
    [​IMG] I mean how does that even happen?
     
  3. A Macbook Pro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does that have to do with anything? I bought the game and it works, what's the big deal that there was a spelling mistake :confused: Does that mean it's a dodgy site :confused:
     
  4. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    It's dodgy, anything that is so massively under priced is often fake, unauthorized, stolen etc
     
  5. A Macbook Pro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is the picture I received: [​IMG]

    It's a copy of the manual. Pretty legit to me IMO.
     
  6. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    People are willing to do dodgy things with legitemate property, to make a dishonest dollar.

    If I worked the 3rd shift for a printing company that prints game manuals, I'd probably have the resources and availability to scan some fresh off the press manuals without anyone knowing. Maybe I'd wait until shortly after a game releases to sell the scanned copies to my contact. Everybody would be none the wiser, right? Especially if my contact was overseas and couldn't spell "Customers'" correctly, because English isn't their first language.

    I'd still avoid a site like that, because that's just one scenario to run a scam where the people that lose the most are the ones whose games get deactivated, because someone else has the physical disc and manual.

    How about you let us know in 6 months if your game is still working? Then you can be the one saying us skeptics were wrong.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yup. I've seen sites like this in the past, they dealt with games that could be unlocked on Steam through codes. People have had whole Steam accounts shut down because it turned out the code was stolen.

    And to go with horrific spelling mistakes - http://www.intkeys.com/index.php?main_page=shippinginfo and http://www.intkeys.com/index.php?main_page=conditions. Not happening.
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    So they buy ONE copy of the game, then use a key generator to create new keys. From there, they just copy and paste in the keys from the key generator. So legit. Or, even worse, buy one copy, sell it several times and hope that it doesn't get banned right away.

    Sorry, but ANYWHERE that sells ANYTHING for significantly cheaper then other places has something shady going on.
     
  9. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon and Steam too? :D
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Amazon can because they make their money from other places, Steam can do whatever the hell it wants because it rakes in a fortune.
    Dodgy sites are just dodgy.
     
  11. A Macbook Pro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Key generators let you play online now do they?
     
  12. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Not for the last few years, but the point about duplicates might be valid.
     
  13. Corey Grandy macrumors 6502

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    I'm starting to wonder whether this is your "site" or not. Seems to me you're defending something pretty adamantly that, to the most naked eye, is the kind of place most people wouldn't trust/give money to.
     
  14. A Macbook Pro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't use it then, no it isn't my site, I know how to spell customers and this isn't an Australian site, I just think it's stupid to just jump the gun and call fake because a word is spelt wrong or the games are cheap.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    As another chap said - if it's very cheap then there is a problem. Manufacturers/publishers sell things to stores for a fixed price. The store then decides on the price to sell at (at least here in the UK). Only if it's part of a larger company making a profit elsewhere will they sell something at less than stock price.

    So really it's not stupid to jump the gun because it's cheap. That's the biggest give away that something isn't quite right with it!
     
  16. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    When Amazon or Steam sell something cheap it is either a lost leader (they lose money but gain customer awareness) or they have a high volume profit model. If you sell 100,000 units at $5 it is better than 10,000 units at $40 dollars for example.

    However when you have a low(er) traffic site offering scanned manuals as legitimate serial keys you have to wonder how they got the large amount of stock from the publisher at such a low price that they can make a profit. This makes people wonder about the legitimacy of the source of the serials.

    Online sales of serials are usually from a file containing a long list of serials, scanning a manual is not something a publisher would provide or sanction (it's a waste of the Earths resources & the publishers budget are two obvious reasons).

    This is why quite a few people on the thread think it might be less than legitimate and fully paid for. It might work online but on the other hand don't be surprised if you get banned in the future when using keys bought in this fashion.

    I would also double check your credit card statement as some of these sites hand out legitimate stuff under the RRP just to collect your card details so they can then make more money buying thinks on your card later on.

    Edwin
     
  17. Corey Grandy macrumors 6502

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    THIS^

    Seriously, joking aside, if you say it isn't yours/you're not trying to leech on good people, I will give the benefit of the doubt and believe you.

    Just try to understand that nobody is attacking you, they're just trying to keep you and other users safe. As much as a good deal is really nice, I would rather pay $60 for a game from a known legitimate retailer than pay $30 to a sketchy outlet such as this. Having a little extra money to your name is nice, but giving credit card information, for instance, to a site that seems so illegitimate might make that extra cash disappear, and then some.

    When you've been shopping the internet as long as a lot of the people here have, you get to know what's trustable and what probably isn't. You can tell just by how it looks. This looks that way to me.
     
  18. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    There is a 94 pages long thread about intkeys.com at overclock.net.

    There seems to be legit keys, but there are some drawbacks:
    Also site seems to go offline for time to time and have disappeared for over 3 months last year.
    Most people have received their keys, but not everyone.

    Their recommendation per now is to stay away:

    Save 5 bucks really isn't worth it when you only get a key in the mail. Some people haven't received a legit key, although most claim they have.

    Also on their site:

    Conditions of use:
    Contact us:
    Privacy Notice:

    The site doesn't say anything about terms, conditions, privacy or your rights at all. It really looks like a hoax.
     
  19. Alaerian Guest

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    As shady as this company looks, I'd be scared to pieces to hand them my credit card info.
     

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