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hi OCN'ers i've been hearing alot of people going on about sites like intkeys.com, cdkeysdiscount.com and cdkeyshere.com but are they even trustworthy? some of there prices look to good to be true (how can they do this) and if they where so great why would people still buy off steam etc.
just looking for some insight from people who have used these types of sites or no if its anything dodgy that should'nt be touched.

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They only charge for the Key/serial not the actual installer data. So it is cheap and convenient if you somehow lose your original Key/serial or it's just not working anymore because it may be associated with one of your old email addresses (bfbc2 for example). As far as trusting them goes though, i don't bother with problems such as these, because i tend to not have any problem with my Key/Serial in the first place.
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just find it a bit weird that they sell games that activate on your steam or origin accounts. would of thought steam/origin would ban accounts that where doing this, for obvious reasons
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bought starcraft brood wars, starcraft 2, and dead island through key sites and they were all pleasant experiences. was given key through live chat with a copy of the transaction by email.
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All my experiences have been positive.
    
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If it seems too good to be true, it generally is.

Key sites buy keys either in different countries with weaker economies (India, Russia) or from returned games, then resell them.

In effect, it means Steam don't get the sales commission and the publisher gets far less revenue than they would ordinarily, which in turn means the developer gets a lot less money. New games on Steam tend to be around the £30 mark; that's cheap enough for me.

I'd caution against them purely on the grounds that they're as harmful to the PC games market as piracy... at the end of the day, the people who make the game don't get paid.
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I've only used them once, for a Witcher 2 serial. It registered on Steam and is akin to if I had bought it normally. I used intkeys.com.
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I've been using CDkeysDiscount.com for the last four months and have activated over 10 games without a hitch. They're heavily discounted and you can save around $15-$20 on newly released games.
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
If it seems too good to be true, it generally is.

Key sites buy keys either in different countries with weaker economies (India, Russia) or from returned games, then resell them.

In effect, it means Steam don't get the sales commission and the publisher gets far less revenue than they would ordinarily, which in turn means the developer gets a lot less money. New games on Steam tend to be around the £30 mark; that's cheap enough for me.

I'd caution against them purely on the grounds that they're as harmful to the PC games market as piracy... at the end of the day, the people who make the game don't get paid.
The devs/publishers still get paid. The keys are from actual retail boxes bought in weak economies like you said. There's nothing wrong with it considering they are legit copies. To even compare it to piracy is just plain ignorance. When pirating you do not get the features you would if you bought the game ( IE ability to play online ). You also don't pay a dime when pirating so I really don't see how you came to your conclusion.

If devs/publishers see anything wrong with it then they could lock certain keys to regions which they normally don't.
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I've been using CDkeysDiscount.com for the last four months and have activated over 10 games without a hitch. They're heavily discounted and you can save around $15-$20 on newly released games.
just bought deus ex human revolution for $23 from cdkeysdiscount.com. took less than a minute for me to get my cd key. registered with steam just fine.
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