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Does anybody know if it is possible for my friend (from US) to buy me a game off amazon and then give me the download link and serial key?

I am thinking of getting arma 2 combined operations ($12.50 on amazon) but don't know if it would let me download it from Canada.

I already checked steam and you can't add the serial so that isn't an option unfortunately.
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Im fairly certain that Amazon is only available in US Territories. I tried once from here in Japan with no luck
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Well if my friend from the US buys it he will surely get a serial key. If worst comes to worst I could just download the game somewhere else if amazon doesn't let me download it then I could activate the key myself.
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Id imagine your IP would be restricted. Thats how it generally works for me.

Though, I think its legal if you were to "download if from somewhere else" as long as you have a legit key.
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Ya might have to do that then. Don't want to bother using a proxy or something just to get around to downloading it as that would be to much of a hassle
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Depends id the key will activate with steam. I tried one of arma 2's addon and it wouldnt activate with steam. Had to use amazon downloader but it did automatically know to install into my steam folder under arma 2. Im out of town so i cant tell u if you down one big file or multiple file into your amazon download folder.
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post #7 of 13
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Depends id the key will activate with steam.
No, they don't. I already checked if they do.

I know where to download games without amazons help though
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post #8 of 13
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Though, I think its legal if you were to "download if from somewhere else" as long as you have a legit key.
Nope, not legal. Copyright infringement is copyright infringement, no matter if you have a license to use a single copy of the ip. (not saying i approve of it, but that's the word of the law).
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post #9 of 13
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No, they don't. I already checked if they do.
I believe the you can use the key with Steam on a Steamworks game sold by Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Machiyariko View Post
I believe the you can use the key with Steam on a Steamworks game sold by Amazon.
Sadly, ARMA 2 is not steamworks.
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