Hey. I've heard about Green Man Gaming for a while now, and I'm interested in finally taking the plunge. I just wanted to ask a few questions from those who have bought games through them before I do so, though.
I trust that the site is generally reputable and safe to do business with? Since I'd be using my primary PayPal email address for my GMG account and my PayPal account to order games I just want to make sure it's relatively safe. I don't usually stray from my usual digital game providers (mostly Steam and GOG, sometimes Amazon and Direct2Drive).
I saw someone mention that the 20% off coupon code should last through the end of the week, correct? I'm looking to get the Augmented Edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but I probably won't be pre-ordering it until Wednesday or so. Should the $49.99 (before coupon) price still be in effect, or might they raise the price back up to $59.99 by then? And since the Augmented Edition comes with those bonus items does anyone know if those are also gotten through Steam, or through GMG instead? And I've also heard something about referrals or referral codes that knock an additional amount of the total cost (last one I saw mentioned was $5). How do I go about getting that, and can they be used multiple times? I'm definitely getting DE:HR, but I might also bite on Dead Island since it's Steamworks as well, and if I can get it for $29 instead of $34 that would be awesome.
Sorry for all the annoying questions, and thanks to anyone who doesn't mind answering them.
No problem with the questions, always better safe than sorry. I'll give you a quick run down.
- The site is definitely 100% legit. I haven't heard of anyone getting anything less than a legitimate transaction. These aren't "grey market" keys like you get from CD Keys. No, instead, this isn't much different from something like Impulse or Direct2Drive. The ONLY thing you should take not of, is that it is based in the UK. That means some credit cards get fussy with the transaction. In other words, a card might not go through, either because it's overseas and alerts the fraud department of your bank, or because the bank thinks it's a gambling site, lol. Most cards do work, though. And once it does, you might get a call authorizing the charge, but after that, you're golden. If you pay via Paypal, you shouldn't run into any of those problems. Obviously, anytime you use your card on the net, you put yourself at risk. But this place isn't any less safe, from what anyone can tell, than Steam.
The code SHOULD last until the end of the week. And I'd IMAGINE that the Augmented Edition should be discounted up until closer to release. That said, these are big IFs. In my opinion, it's smart to buy asap. It could go up at any time.
The referral works like this; someone who has an account offers you a link that they have on their account under "refer a friend." If you click that link, it will take you to the GMG mainpage. If you sign up for an account, without moving away from the site, you will be considered "referraled." That said, you won't receive the $5 credit until you SPEND $5. When you do spend that $5 (either immediately or later down that road), you and the person who referred you will instantly receieve a $5 credit on their account. I would certainly appreciate it if you'd consider using my referral link in my sig. But if not, I'll certainly understand
In any case, let me know if you have any other questions!
Edited by mattcube64, 16 August 2011 - 04:49 AM.