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i had the same thing so i bought it form thq using a random american address (im in UK)
well worth $10 imho.
scares the crap out of me though!
my boy was watching me play it over my shoulder and jumped so badly when one of those monsters fell through a duct right in front of me...Priceless
Lol, hope he's not having nightmare's or anything.
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So how did this happen and why?
Edited by Mygaffer - 2/7/11 at 12:41am
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I bought it too. I jumped a few times now. Knocked my damn coke off my desk -.-.

But awesome games I love it.
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So how did this happen and why?
Well a few days ago there was a small slip up on nvidia's part by which people could access a page on their store site that allowed them to buy metro 2033 for $0.

Hundreds must have done so because [H]ard knew about it as well as slick deals, and OCN. OCN alone must have pulled at least 200 keys.

I was among them, and i had added it to my steam library, The same day, in the evening i found that the game was no longer in my library, steam has been systematically deactivating all the keys involved.
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They're deactivating all keys that are based on this error.
I believe that is ilegal in Spain. Here, if you screw up and show a wrong price you have to honour it, no matter how further you want to take it (to court, if necessary).
A few days ago, for example, I paid for a GTX460 1GB 105€ (its on its way..I guess). They changed the price asap but can't cancel any order that was done. They just can't.
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I believe that is ilegal in Spain. Here, if you screw up and show a wrong price you have to honour it, no matter how further you want to take it (to court, if necessary).
A few days ago, for example, I paid for a GTX460 1GB 105€ (its on its way..I guess). They changed the price asap but can't cancel any order that was done. They just can't.
It's actually illegal here too... by their own TOS. So they have to honor it or legal action would ensue.
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According to steam, any purchase other than through them isn't valid and they don't have to honor it, so buy at yer own risk. What a wonderful service this "steam" is. However did we game on computers before it? Again, this is why they suck.
Hey man I know you hate STEAM, but you should think about what you are saying first.

STEAM had nothing to do with this, and you all shouldn't have been able to get the game in this manner ANYWAY. It was a mistake, you shouldn't be able to hold anyone's fire to the feet without feeling dishonest.

I can understand they need to honor it because they let it slip, but come on...
    
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Usually a B&M store will have to honor pricing mistakes, which this one is. But I've seen most online retailers cancel orders when they made a pricing mistake, so it's no surprise Steam would do this.
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just got this

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Your Free NVIDIA Online Store Order for Metro 2033
From:
NVIDIA Online Store <service@store-nvidia-com.wip.digitalriver.com>
To:me
Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent visit to the NVIDIA Online Store.

We apologize for any inconvenience, however the free order you placed for Metro 2033 was based on an invalid promotion that was never intended to be
publicized. All orders placed under this promotion have been cancelled and activation keys have been deactivated.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,
NVIDIA Online Store
Customer Service
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I received the same email. I also just thumbed throught their tos. And I didn't see anything that said all sales are final. Link below.

http://store.nvidia.com/store?Action...&SiteID=nvidia

Can you please post link to whereyou found Nvidia saying all slaes are final.

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