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Dread
over a year ago
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PhilipMarc

Press-Start

6.4/10 @ https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/press-start.com

Electronic First

9.6/10 @ https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.electronicfirst.com

Note: Trustpilot made a statement that Electronic First reviews could be biased rather than authentic.

CDKeys? They're the best in the business. But here's the Trustpilot score and link to be fair.

CD Keys

9.6/10 @ https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.cdkeys.com

I've used CD Keys before and got my code straight away.

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Dread

None of TrustPilot reviews alters what i said above though and the provided links. Trust Pilot reviews are easily paid for aswell as it not changing the fact they can sell stolen games (not all of them) and the vast majority will work. Just like G2A. Getting your game and it working doesn't mean they are legit and stop how they aquire games. Just like if you bought something off the back of a van and everyone said they were great because it worked. If we are using TrustPilot as a barometer there would be a lot of dodgy sites posted here.

Try posting cdkeys, press-start (owned by instant gaming) or Electronic First here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/new/

If allowing them i think it should put an automatic grey key seller warning into the text of the deal explaining what gray key sellers are and the risks.

This post on reddit is good.

https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/2yhlw4/key_resellers_and_what_they_mean_for_you/?st=iwz0wfro&sh=f494d441

"One thing to remember is that even if you receive a working key from a reseller, this doesn't necessarily make them "legit". It's a bit like claiming that winning at Russian Roulette makes it a "safe game". When working with resellers there's always the chance of getting a bad key, or having a game later revoked from your account. And for many people it's a hard lesson learned."

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PhilipMarc

Dread But I don't use Reddit.

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Dread

Rockman If you did post any of them they would be removed. Not a requirement to use reddit to view the post about resellers. With over 400,000 subscribers it's a good sub. It is where people see the deals to post on the other site. They watch that sub then post whatever deals come up on there. The sub protect buyers by having rules in place regarding resellers.

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PhilipMarc

Dread Well, that's something. HUKD's always promoting CD Keys and has tons of deals over there from them.

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Dread

Rockman Yeah. CDKeys did a deal with them and they advertise them at any available oppurtunity. Usually by staff. Removing comments by people saying they have had games revoked.

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PhilipMarc

Dread Makes sense. They tend to remove retailers that aren't part of the ones they get £££ from.

I've never been a huge fan of digital format unless I get the actual DRM-free files. Music from Bandcamp is just like that (FLAC, MP3, etc).

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PhilipMarc

Dread HUKD has been bending over to feature grey key resellers and things aren't going too well over there.

Trustpilot is great and all but not all of the reviews are always accurate or truthful. For example; American Express, Barclays, Halifax, etc all have either, mediocre or terrible scores on Trustpilot. I obviously don't agree with that, these banks have been pretty good in my experience.

There should be a limit to when reviews on Trustpilot should be taken as a point of how good/bad a website is.

But if we take Game2dl, they're con-artists who steal accounts, keys and credit cards so there's no way around to defend them and I actually wish someone would sue the people running Game2dl.

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Dread

Yeah they now allow G2A and Kinguin (now they get money from them) and had threads with people complaining.

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PhilipMarc

Dread If I was into PC gaming, I'd sure as heck steer clear from Kinguin/G2A. Having a Steam/etc account banned can be pretty annoying to say the least.

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