Where do people buy games to giveaway on SG to increase their level

i already know about
Fanatical
Humble Bundle
Indie gala

any other places i have heard of something called Dig store? but unsure of the legit of it as it says keys start from 5p is that a good site?

thanks for any help

2 months ago

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my fav. place is wingamestore

2 months ago
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It's questionable the validity of some of their keys, but for the most part if you buy keys from DIG and you get a dud, you can ask for a replacement, they are pretty good about replacing keys that don't work if you just submit a ticket.

GreenManGaming is another site that you can use.

2 months ago
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+1
Life is too short to take anymore shortcuts.

2 months ago
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Something seems wrong with this logic...

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Gamersgate, GreenManGaming, Gamesplanet to name a few others as official stores. I have tried to avoid the grey market sites.

2 months ago
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Gamergate looks good is there a option (couldn't find one myself) to just show games on steam as i saw a few dmr free - thanks

2 months ago
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There should be a filter option if i remember correctly to choose steam only.

2 months ago
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It's a filter option down in the down-drop menu that just says "Steam"

url for listing only available games, only on Steam, for PC/Windows: https://www.gamersgate.com/games?filter=feature:10&state=available

2 months ago
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thanks - that will help a lot

1 month ago
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2 months ago
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thanks for the heads up - it turns out be a sort of ant?

1 month ago
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I buy to 97% on:
Humble Bundle
Fanatical

2,5% on:
GreenManGaming
GamersGate

0,5% somewhere else (official stores).

The DIG store is NOT a "shop" i would buy from because i know they sell games from shady sources to say it nice.
Plus you have there a lot of problems with revoked keys

2 months ago
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I use whatever legit site i find the game cheapest. I just try to avoid GreenManGaming because of some region locked keys and their system that makes it very difficult to tell the countries it's allowed in.
I also visit gg.deals if i want to give an unbundled game so i can find the best offer.
Regarding the grey market ones i only use cdkeys because i never had a problem and the one time i did it got resolved pretty quickly.

2 months ago
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Steam , humble Bundle Fanatical , Gamivo

2 months ago
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I use ITAD to ensure the best legit deals and the Deals forum for crucial info, like regions and CV

DIG upscaled to a legit Indie Publisher, Bundler and Retailer, but began as and still maintains a Greymarket
reseller marketplaces are notorious for revoked keys, because obtained/sold illegally

buy games because you want to gift them, not to increase your level, it's not an investment 🙃

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>STAFF PICKS
>A selection of great STEAM games at low prices.
>Erotic Jigsaw Puzzle

They may be legit, but they are just as awful as they were lol

2 months ago
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+1 🤣

1 month ago
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Interesting. I sorta still semi newish here and this place has a learning curve in regards to legit keys.

Do you know of a faq or can you make one that is a snapshot of the marketplace of buying legit keys these days?

I've been orbiting around humble, fanatical, and steamdb to decipher regions and costs... and I still feel like I'm taking a leap of faith.

2 months ago
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Grey market - Wikipedia
Grey market website - SG
ITAD only tracks legit sites and (dis)qualifies them dynamically.
done 🙂

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it's not an investment

If it was an investment - it would be the worst investment ever.
Even at high level, your chance of winning a good game is so low, you're almost guaranteed to never recoup your investment.

1 month ago
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but but 🤑, Gambler's Fallacy 😏

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I usually use fanatical and greenmangaming. Fanatical si good for checking the key regions, gmg has good deals but you kinda have to search for the region information on some keys

2 months ago
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In case you're not aware, Humble Swindle prohibits giving away games one buys on their store Many people do it and I personally have no knowledge of someone having their HB account closed without also reselling games over trading sites. But that's what their TOS and support say.

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2 months ago
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They legally can't prohibit the gifting of games that you've purchased though,

It's illegal, but they do.
This is why I consider HB the sewers of game selling industry. In my humble opinion, of course.

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You CAN gift the games. End of story.

SteamGifts in eyes of Humble is trading. You "trade" points for games. And you recieve these points as sort of payment towards your level. And to be frank - giveaways aren't free for all, you pay with points and gifter recieves CV. So it's not that surprising.
So it has nothing to do with "prohibiting gifting" but plain and simple not allowing to trade gift links. I personally think that calling SG a trading site is as dumb as can be, but that's what Humble classifies SG as. nothing to do about that.
This was explained by HB support to one SG user who reached out to them, in one of these discussions when this was a hot topic.

Also there was talks about people getting banned when their gift links where sent to users who are already flagged as traders (automatically flagging you as well) , but that was purely speculative. Still - at no moment they have actually tried to control gifting itself, just using gift links for trading.

1 month ago
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You CAN NOT gift the games on SG, dot.
As stated in the link above, they actively forbid giving away games (probably for the dumb reason you stated), and accept gifting only to family and friends.
That's what they wrote to me, if they are dumb enough to make rules different depending on who asks (or who answers) there's nothing I can do but take the answer I get for the good one. Reading their TOS does not give me any clues about the answer received being wrong, by the way. And for the EU market, well, it's just a matter of time before they have serious legal troubles, because they are total outlaws regarding EU consumer protection laws.

1 month ago
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But that's what I meant. They have rules against using gift links for trading. They consider SG as trading, so using gift links on SG is against the rules.
They are not banning users just out of thin air. While that reason is pulled out of thin air, it's there. So you CAN gift games if it falls within rules, e.g. friends, family, random dude on Steam (as long as you don't do any raffling or exchange for points)

And to be honest I don't think they have anything to worry about legally. I'm not 100% sure on the laws that relate to this, but custom rules are not rare. And if you agree to use and buy their product you also agree to their ToS which in this case means you agree not to use gift links for trading purposes. You may file a lawsuit against them about proving that you are right in regard that SG is NOT a trading site and get yourself unbanned.
Also - why I'm saying their product - gift links essentially are their service through which you acquire keys. You can do what you want with the keys, but unredeemed keys kind of fall behind their service and if you are banned from using their service - redeeming and gifting said keys, it's quit logical that they can simply ban you from using the service. Then again - this could probably be an easy win if it would go to court as you must have access to the product you bought. But regards gifting and banning users from using their services, I think they fall within law.
Then again - I'm not an expert on the consumer protection law, so if I said something outright wrong be free to correct me.

1 month ago
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Sometimes it's not easy to understand someone else, in particular when using a not native language :) I guess we almost say the same thing.
Just a small point: to my knowledge, HB makes no difference between gift links and keys. It's just that one will not get caught that easily with keys.

For the other part, while I'm not an expert either, I know that regarding EU laws, a contract (or TOS) can not supersede any law. For EU customers, HB can write whatever they want, if a law says the opposite, the law wins in court with no doubt. Since they are targetting EU customers in their business (ie, proposing EU currency), they are bound to EU laws, and they can be fined for enforcing their illegal (by these standards) policy. In EU you have the right to resell a game you bought...

1 month ago
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a contract (or TOS) can not supersede any law.

Definitely sounds right ;) Would be interesting to see what an actual lawyer would say about such situation. I think Steam already had some legal problems with how they manage games on user accounts, but can't recall how that ended (I think government of one EU country sued them over it).

1 month ago
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Check out isthereanydeal.com and look at their list of stores. Those are pretty much all reliable, in my experience.

2 months ago
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i sometimes go to my local retailer and ask them if they give me games for much cheaper than normal. they usually do a heavy discount on games that are older but still great. thats also a very good way of getting your hands on AAA games.

2 months ago
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Hey Wigglenose,
G2A, and sometimes websites like gamehag/keyjoker and what not.....

2 months ago
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I get a lot from Fanatical, Humble Bundle (although not as much as I used to...they don't seem to have as many bundles these days), and Indiegala. I used to buy from Groupees for some funny trash games, but all they seem to sell any more is garbage chiptune or EDM music.

Note on Indiegala: always wait for the bundle you want to go on "happy hour" (which often happens when the bundle is nearing expiration). When that happens, check the little box during purchase and you'll get two bundles for the price of one.

I get some from DIG once in a while, but as Masafor said, be careful with them. The dude that runs the site is actually really rude and pretty shady. He's been knowingly selling keys that don't work as "in development/will be released someday" games, saying people like them for a +1 in their library and they'll eventually unlock...but I've pointed out to him personally that several of these games are from devs that have been permanently banned from Steam (so they'll never get released), and instead of thanking me and removing them, he just pointed out the site policy which states that the risk is 100% on the buyer to check on this stuff and ended the conversation. So you can get stuff from there, but be very careful and don't expect very good support, let alone any sense of customer service.

2 months ago
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To my mind Steam, Fanatical & Humble are quiet enough for buying games. Never needed extra stores. But hey if you want to do like 1000 GAs in the near future you might need those "crappy"-bundles from all the "shops".

2 months ago
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I personally use HRKgame [.] com as well. Not for giveaways but for my own use mostly. Can't really vouch for their credibility though. But Haven't really had problems with them - once the key was dupe, but they resent working one. I mostly find the best deals over there.

1 month ago
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i use gg.deals to find the best deals. you can sync up your various wishlists (steam, gog, humble) and view a list that shows the cheapest prices from all the online retailers (and grey market sites if you're into that, though it's disabled by default).

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The cheapest, but also a little bit time-consuming: Check the websites of developers for their official retailers and authorized distributors (you can also ask them via email). Then check out all of them and buy the games via credit card, if you have one.

Since I'm living in Austria, which is at the top end regarding prices on Steam, with price comparison you can save up to 30% on foreign retailers within the EU (for example Hungary, Poland and also scandinavian countries) and up to 50% with retailers from the US. Depending on your currency and the conversion rate you can even save more than 90%.

And on a side note: Grey market sites mostly also use the method above and then they sell them more expensive again. So in the end it's safer and cheaper for you if you check the retailers by yourself.
If you have friends around the world (as a gamer that would be nothing special) you can also ask them if they know some shops. Sometimes even local stores have online shops. And if you can't read anything on the websites, ask them if they could check it and buy it for you.

As a translator I'm lucky, so I have a few contacts in various countries 😆

1 month ago
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