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#3451 pROvIs

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Anyone selling those bl2 keys? Pm me.
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#3452 MC Kage

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Just a heads up... I got the rest of my Borderlands 2 Steam Keys. I ordered the 4 Pack for me and my bro and two of my friends. I got the last two keys 2 min ago...


Thanks for the heads up just got all mine.

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#3453 DonRamon

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nothing in the Bethesda bundle, I guess it will take them several days.

I'm kinda glad they made the decision to honor the partially delivered packages, and yeah, the year long 20% discount is a little over the board, I guess the backlash was humongous, so much for the GG fanbrats playing the "vocal minority" card.

At least this is over, now I can relax and play Skyrim, the only thing I wanted out of this mess.

#3454 motoki

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

I don't have the 20%, I never got refunded, never got an email until today. The Bethesda and Stardock packs have been in my account the whole time, just the Bethesda ones don't have keys with the 'trying to get more soon' message.

I'm kind of okay with all that as long as I still get my keys some time reasonably soon (ie not past January).

I just checked and I haven't gotten my keys yet btw like some others have.

OTOH if I know other people are getting a 20% discount and I'm not it will make me less likely to buy or perhaps seek out someone who does have it to get it for me.

Oh and I wouldn't be shocked as some others said if the 20% ends early. I think they are grossly underestimating how much that will get used, especially among this crowd. Pretty much every Steamworks game that goes on decent sale will get two copies bought on those accounts and also people will stock up on blue coins.

If I received the email (and they did say my name) will I get the keys for sure? I'm currently on a paypal claim for the refund of my money. But, if I will receive the keys in the end I think I better cancel the claim. What do you think?


I'm in the same boat but if you didn't escalate the claim to the next step then Paypal never even looks at it.

I'll wait and see if I get the keys and then if so cancel the claim.

#3455 soulkyo

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

i'm in the same boat but if you didn't escalate the claim to the next step then Paypal never even looks at it.

I'll wait and see if I get the keys and then if so cancel the claim.


I actually did escalate the claim so I don't know if I should cancel it right know and wait for the keys or keep the claim just in case they change their mind and magically they are out of stock again.

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#3456 Detruire

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Yeah but you can't keep asking someone to get you X game every time.

Unless someone explicitly states that it's OK to.

Anyone selling those bl2 keys? Pm me.

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#3457 poxi

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

OTOH if I know other people are getting a 20% discount and I'm not it will make me less likely to buy or perhaps seek out someone who does have it to get it for me.

Same here. I haven't jumped on Borderlands 2 deal since it was ~18€ for me while ~$5.5 in the US. In addition I still haven't touched the first Borderlands, so I decided to wait to prevent rebuying the GOTY/complete version of sequel to get all the DLC relatively cheap or being ripped on buying it separately.

#3458 Genocidal

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

If they're really serious about giving these people a 20% discount for a year, why not build it into some sort of promotional program similar to Amazon Prime? There were plenty of people willing to jump on the IGN discount (15%) for about $7, and that was supposed to be "lifetime". Since they're already giving out 20% discounts to a lot of customers, why not have a program where you pay them a one time fee to also get the discount? That would truly be the win-win in this scenario.

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To me, the funny part is that they've already got a loyalty system set up with their experience/leveling system, the rewards page mentions that higher tiers may receive special discounts, and they've never done anything with it outside of their referral program. This would've been a great time to roll out tiered discounts so they wouldn't have to give up as much to people who signed up just to take advantage of the price mistakes.
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#3459 motoki

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

I actually did escalate the claim so I don't know if I should cancel it right know and wait for the keys or keep the claim just in case they change their mind and magically they are out of stock again.


I think it should be fine. I may still escalate mine if other people are getting their keys and I don't get mine in the next couple of days or so.

Paypal will investigate and if they ask Gamersgate then they'll either have to tell them they intend to give you the keys and when or they intend to give you a refund and when.

#3460 Stonekeep

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Unless someone explicitly states that it's OK to.


Still, there's that 2 time only limit.

#3461 motoki

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Still, there's that 2 time only limit.


They sell 4 packs and bundles and such too though. So you could conceivably buy more than two copies of a game if they are bundled up into a pack.

#3462 SadPanda99

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

This policy sucks, I spent 1 hour trying to get my keys before having to go to dinner and missed out on having them revoked and replaced with a 20% goody. I'm complaining on their FB page !!
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#3463 gilby

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Those with partial packs are getting keys. (Sucks I had a 13 hour drive the next morning and didn't grab any keys.) Those that got refunds are getting a generous discount.

So of course people are complaining. :???: There really is no way they could have made everyone happy, I guess. Here, though, many are getting their extremely cheap games. Many are getting a discount. This should keep business from dropping too much for Gamersgate. Indeed, it may increase. I'm no longer worried about them soon going out of business, and don't feel that my games on their site may soon disappear.

And If anyone has an extra Bethesda pack I'd be willing to buy a whole one.

#3464 Stonekeep

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

This policy sucks, I spent 1 hour trying to get my keys before having to go to dinner and missed out on having them revoked and replaced with a 20% goody. I'm complaining on their FB page !!


I've tried on their forum, but nobody cares...

#3465 soulkyo

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

I think it should be fine. I may still escalate mine if other people are getting their keys and I don't get mine in the next couple of days or so.

Paypal will investigate and if they ask Gamersgate then they'll either have to tell them they intend to give you the keys and when or they intend to give you a refund and when.


That's what I don't want to happen. I'd rather have the keys than the money xD. Also, if in the Site is stated that if you didn't redeem a single key you won't get the pack but a refund and in my case I didn't redeem a single one but still got the email then... ??? Keys or no keys, that's the question.

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#3466 El Vader

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Asking again :

Ok Guys, give me an advice.
I gifted the pack to myself, they refund me my money, BUT I activated all of the keys exept for FO and Rage.
Is anyone in the same boat as me? should I write to support just in case?

#3467 Lone_Prodigy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Spent hours getting all the keys. No refund (expected). No coupon.

#3468 jshackles

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Asking again :

Ok Guys, give me an advice.
I gifted the pack to myself, they refund me my money, BUT I activated all of the keys exept for FO and Rage.
Is anyone in the same boat as me? should I write to support just in case?


If it were me, I'd just count myself lucky and call it good. If you contact support, what kind of resolution are you looking for?

#3469 espy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Asking again :

Ok Guys, give me an advice.
I gifted the pack to myself, they refund me my money, BUT I activated all of the keys exept for FO and Rage.
Is anyone in the same boat as me? should I write to support just in case?


No one here is an expert on this and it literally just happened. There are other people in your situation but they aren't going to have any special knowledge or insight. I expect they will give you the keys for the last 2 games eventually. Mine aren't activateable from the Bethesda pack yet.

#3470 DonRamon

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

That's what I don't want to happen. I'd rather have the keys than the money xD. Also, if in the Site is stated that if you didn't redeem a single key you won't get the pack but a refund and in my case I didn't redeem a single one but still got the email then... ??? Keys or no keys, that's the question.


Anybody with more experience with paypal may correct me but, if my memory serves right, they will contact the seller and will ask

"are you delivering or not?"

Unlike a full blown CC chargeback they will have the chance to respond before being forced to refund and pay a fine.

Asking again :

Ok Guys, give me an advice.
I gifted the pack to myself, they refund me my money, BUT I activated all of the keys exept for FO and Rage.
Is anyone in the same boat as me? should I write to support just in case?


Speaking for myself, and myself only, I would contact them about paying the asked discount price, you might get them all revoked if eventually they find you got a free pass.

Then again, then might never find out...choices, choices.

#3471 Severose

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

If it were me, I'd just count myself lucky and call it good. If you contact support, what kind of resolution are you looking for?


I'm thinking the same thing. They have a habit of confusing things, so I'm inclined to think that they'd just aim to please and give him the discount on top of what he's already gotten.

If it were me, I'd do the same thing that jshackles would do. Just quit while you're ahead. No need to give them money they gave you back, just call it even with the games that you got from it. At this point, it's just another ticket on their hands, and they've got enough of those.

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#3472 b49adam

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

Asking again :

Ok Guys, give me an advice.
I gifted the pack to myself, they refund me my money, BUT I activated all of the keys exept for FO and Rage.
Is anyone in the same boat as me? should I write to support just in case?


Consider yourself lucky. Don't try and milk the situation just to either get more keys or your money back... Call it a day dude and enjoy your games...

#3473 El Vader

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

If it were me, I'd just count myself lucky and call it good. If you contact support, what kind of resolution are you looking for?


Thanks for the replys guys.

I just want to keep the games, don't care if i have to pay the 28 bucks.
Anyone who is in the same situation as me, please send me a PM.

Thanks!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I don't have the 20%, I never got refunded, never got an email until today. The Bethesda and Stardock packs have been in my account the whole time, just the Bethesda ones don't have keys with the 'trying to get more soon' message.

I'm kind of okay with all that as long as I still get my keys some time reasonably soon (ie not past January).

I just checked and I haven't gotten my keys yet btw like some others have.

OTOH if I know other people are getting a 20% discount and I'm not it will make me less likely to buy or perhaps seek out someone who does have it to get it for me.

Oh and I wouldn't be shocked as some others said if the 20% ends early. I think they are grossly underestimating how much that will get used, especially among this crowd. Pretty much every Steamworks game that goes on decent sale will get two copies bought on those accounts and also people will stock up on blue coins.


I'm in a similar situation (sans Stardock pack) and agree. I'm actually happy to get the keys vs the discount. 98% of my purchases are places other than GG and aside from recent or must play titles I think I'm going to hold fast to my newly learned and adopted +75% off rule. Although 36% off (w/blue coins) combined with this years upcoming Bioshock Infinite price glitch may have me sing a different tune. ;)

#3475 soulkyo

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Anybody with more experience with paypal may correct me but, if my memory serves right, they will contact the seller and will ask

"are you delivering or not?"

Unlike a full blown CC chargeback they will have the chance to respond before being forced to refund and pay a fine.


Thanks for the answer. But in that case they'll choose to refund the money because it's the best scenario for GG. I'm thinking on canceling the claim and waiting for my keys. Another posible scenario is that we all get the keys soon and I can cancel the claim without worrying over the keys.

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#3476 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

I'm just glad this is over. I do think the year long 20% discount is pretty insane (I feel like wouldn't it be cheaper to just get keys for everyone?) But then again if you think about it - most resellers ordered two copies of the bundles. To fulfill them GG would have to buy keys for all those games. Their original bundle was supposed t be $95 so I don't know what their margins are, but let's assume the keys would cost them $75. Instead of spending $150 to fulfill one reseller order/account, they cancel and give a 20% discount. Said reseller/account would have to spend $750 in a year to get that discount. I really doubt the average consumer or reseller is going to spend that much or anywhere near that much at GG in the next year. Especially if they cut back on sales in response. So overall it might be the smart business move.

On a better note, I hope the constant whiners finally STFU and GTFO of this thread and we can get back to deals and games.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

i'm just glad this is over. I do think the year long 20% discount is pretty insane (i feel like wouldn't it be cheaper to just get keys for everyone?) but then again if you think about it - most resellers ordered two copies of the bundles. To fulfill them gg would have to buy keys for all those games. Their original bundle was supposed t be $95 so i don't know what their margins are, but let's assume the keys would cost them $75. Instead of spending $150 to fulfill one reseller order/account, they cancel and give a 20% discount. Said reseller/account would have to spend $750 in a year to get that discount. I really doubt the average consumer or reseller is going to spend that much or anywhere near that much at gg in the next year. Especially if they cut back on sales in response. So overall it might be the smart business move.

On a better note, i hope the constant whiners finally stfu and gtfo of this thread and we can get back to deals and games.


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#3478 espy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

On a better note, I hope the constant whiners finally STFU and GTFO of this thread and we can get back to deals and games.


Even if they left, more would replace them. Entitlement is interesting because it can be fabricated out of anything.

#3479 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Even if they left, more would replace them. Entitlement is interesting because it can be fabricated out of anything.


I can stand the occasional troll. They usually just rant/vent and leave. I'm just tired of reading the SAME thing from the SAME people over and over and over and over and over again.

And then GG went out and proved them all wrong with their compensation so it's even funnier to me.

#3480 asheskitty

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I'm torn on picking up the C&C Ultimate collection. It's a good price. I haven't played any C&C since the 90s (even then not that much, I got most of my RTS fill from Dune 2 ('94, the mother of RTS), and later revisited it with Dune 2000 ('98)).

To me, the funny part is that they've already got a loyalty system set up with their experience/leveling system, the rewards page mentions that higher tiers may receive special discounts, and they've never done anything with it outside of their referral program. This would've been a great time to roll out tiered discounts so they wouldn't have to give up as much to people who signed up just to take advantage of the price mistakes.



I think that would be a great way to handle it. I'd speculate (I'd really like to see numbers though) that most people trying to jump on the Beth and BL2 glitches had low level accounts. (I'm level 4.)

From what I've seen in the past on really hot deals, the SD crowd (I'm assuming the largest base that tried for the Beth & BL2 packs) descends like locusts, consumes, and leaves. (The HP TouchPad firesale being a great case study.) Either the GG newbies leave and never use the 20%, or they stick around and occasionally buy from GG (and hopefully GG turns some profit from that).

They ran the 15% IGN discount for the better part of the year (though it didn't work on BC), so they seem to be able to swing that to an extent. It even overlapped with the G2PO (5%) for a bit. Based on the math and the IGN precedent, I expect the BC discount to be shut down. They also have the options of shutting down the 20% early, or simply not discounting as much (bad for new customer growth, and old customers w/o 20%), or making just switching the 20% to solely a BC-back scheme (like the do for a few games already).

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