G2A buying thoughts

#1 Edited by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

I just purschased Diablo 3 via g2a.com, you know the site that usually sells you fresh multiplayer games at reduced prices, now I've learned that their method is buying huge amount of CD keys, this way the can offer reduced prices.

My experience was like this:

  1. you gain a token.
  2. you enter their live chat.
  3. you wait for someone from their support to join the conversation (I've waited about an hour),
  4. Then the person from the support guides you throught all the way via screen sharing untill you enter the cd key they provide you in the live chat.

As a summary, I didn't like to wait a whole hour but then again I was at number 100 on queue;

Overall bought the game half priced and I think it's worth it.

As I understood you can also sell your CD keys that you own, this way you profit from a game you no longer play or ever going to play.

Have you ever used g2a? what was your experience? and what do you think of the whole concept?

IMO they give a good fight to Steam and GMG

#2 Edited by soolkiki (1770 posts) -

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

EDIT: I guess it was yesterday. Heh.

#3 Posted by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

That's impossible, Blizzard sells it for 40$.

#4 Edited by Arthas045 (5250 posts) -

I have heard mainly good things, but I have not seen anything worth purchasing yet. I almost did Titanfall, but the UK release was like 3-4 days after the US release. So, I acted like a brat on that one. I always heard to use Paypal with them because sometimes they have problems processing certain credit cards etc.

I would gladly wait an hour though to save 50%.

Thief is on there now for 13 bucks.

#5 Edited by soolkiki (1770 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

That's impossible, Blizzard sells it for 40$.

And yet it happened.

Bank Statement

Confirmation email

#6 Posted by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

That's impossible, Blizzard sells it for 40$.

And yet it happened.

Bank Statement

Confirmation email

Wow nice, I guess it was one timed sale for the RoS release.

#7 Posted by soolkiki (1770 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

That's impossible, Blizzard sells it for 40$.

And yet it happened.

Bank Statement

Confirmation email

Wow nice, I guess it was one timed sale for the RoS release.

It must have been. Because I went back to check, and it's back to $40. I happened to check yesterday on a spur of the moment. :P

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

@PredatorRules said:

@soolkiki said:

I bought D3 for the first time two days ago from Blizzard for $20. Seems pretty cheap to me. I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

That's impossible, Blizzard sells it for 40$.

And yet it happened.

Bank Statement

Confirmation email

Wow nice, I guess it was one timed sale for the RoS release.

It must have been. Because I went back to check, and it's back to $40. I happened to check yesterday on a spur of the moment. :P

Nice, could've saved me about 6-7$ because when I enter to Blizzard site it transforms currency without changing the amount, so I'd pay 20 euros and not $.

#9 Posted by harry_james_pot (10927 posts) -

I tried buying from them once, and they rejected my card for some reason..

#10 Edited by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@harry_james_pot said:

I tried buying from them once, and they rejected my card for some reason..

They've done the same thing when I've tried to purchase a gift card but I have currency in $ on my credit card while they've wanted to charge me in euros, so I think that could've been the rejection problem.

#11 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@harry_james_pot said:

I tried buying from them once, and they rejected my card for some reason..

They've done the same thing when I've tried to purchase a gift card but I have currency in $ on my credit card while they've wanted to charge me in euros, so I think that could've been the rejection problem.

I have never experienced that to be a problem. If It was I would be having trouble with Steam, GOG and a few other places I have bought games.

#12 Edited by insane_metalist (6232 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

I don't know about the whole G2A thing. I know I wouldn't go through that process.

#13 Edited by naz99 (1399 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

I just purschased Diablo 3 via g2a.com, you know the site that usually sells you fresh multiplayer games at reduced prices, now I've learned that their method is buying huge amount of CD keys, this way the can offer reduced prices.

My experience was like this:

  1. you gain a token.
  2. you enter their live chat.
  3. you wait for someone from their support to join the conversation (I've waited about an hour),
  4. Then the person from the support guides you throught all the way via screen sharing untill you enter the cd key they provide you in the live chat.

As a summary, I didn't like to wait a whole hour but then again I was at number 100 on queue;

Overall bought the game half priced and I think it's worth it.

As I understood you can also sell your CD keys that you own, this way you profit from a game you no longer play or ever going to play.

Have you ever used g2a? what was your experience? and what do you think of the whole concept?

IMO they give a good fight to Steam and GMG

I drew the line when i was instructed to download an unknown exe to confirm my purchase,i have never had to do that before so i told the guy not a chance,i still got the key and it worked fine (for now) but i lost shield protection because of my refusal,grey market cd key websites expecting you to download exe's for "security" is not ok in my eyes, next time i am asked to go through that step again i will just buy elsewhere,it does not happen with every purchase only a few, it's odd.

#14 Edited by Jawad2007 (366 posts) -

good site tbh , i bought dragon age inquestion and alot of games , they charge me in dollar instead of euro not like origin even that i don't live Europe .

#15 Posted by Tuzolord (1305 posts) -

I can also recommend the site, all my friends switch to it also without any problems so far. F*** those overpriced steam prices for games that are half finished. You also get the key pretty much right away in max 3 mins or so.

#16 Edited by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@Jawad2007 said:

good site tbh , i bought dragon age inquestion and alot of games , they charge me in dollar instead of euro not like origin even that i don't live Europe .

Yeah, I'm angry as well about those things, that's probably the main reason I buy from their site.

#17 Posted by thehig1 (2241 posts) -

Used them a lot, about 15 of my steam games are from G2a, never had a bad transaction.

Normally it processes for 5 minutes then links me to steam, when I sign in the game gets gifted to me from a random user ?

Also one of these users messaged me and asked why I added him as a friend, suggesting he didn't know he was gifting the game.

I've also had the live chat method, and sometimes just a key to copy and paste into steam myself, all techniques have worked fine.

The gifting way seemed a little strange

#18 Posted by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

Used them a lot, about 15 of my steam games are from G2a, never had a bad transaction.

Normally it processes for 5 minutes then links me to steam, when I sign in the game gets gifted to me from a random user ?

Also one of these users messaged me and asked why I added him as a friend, suggesting he didn't know he was gifting the game.

I've also had the live chat method, and sometimes just a key to copy and paste into steam myself, all techniques have worked fine.

The gifting way seemed a little strange

You've probably bought the game from a private person that sold the game very cheap, now he might got the key from a GPU he bought and didn't want the game or already had it.

#19 Edited by thehig1 (2241 posts) -

@PredatorRules: makes sense

#20 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3747 posts) -

I wish i could get find this game for 20 dollars. $40 doesn't seem worth it to me since i'm not a huge diablo fan... but i think i'd probably like it a bit since i haven't played many hack and slash games for a while.

#21 Posted by PredatorRules (8136 posts) -

@Old_Gooseberry said:

I wish i could get find this game for 20 dollars. $40 doesn't seem worth it to me since i'm not a huge diablo fan... but i think i'd probably like it a bit since i haven't played many hack and slash games for a while.

You've missed Blizzard sales, 20$ for the original D3 and 20$ for the expansion