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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Well i got 6447 games on steam, and about 200 were purchased in my own steam country shop :) the rest is trades, kinguin and others. In fact I've started with $50 in 2012. And I never paid a single dollar out of pocket since. Every game I own is profit on trades. I am absolute pro in steam games...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Well you need Steam installed for steam games too. not sure I got your point. Yeah and those are the same keys sold on kinguin and elsewhere. They are region free ones. Again not sure I get your point. You cant sell a game you bought in india to someone in the USA, they wont be able to redeem...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    no mate there isnt. if it were they would lock all the regions. it would take them 5min to do so. EU, NA among others are left region free. It means the games can be redeemed anywhere in the world. I get games from a friedn in Canada on Steam itself and he trades them to me for sometimes $10 -...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Maybe thats how you saw it through omission, but laws are clearly written. Right, thats exactly it. Valve wants you to resell within steam so they can get a cut on both sides, but you are reselling none the less. And of course valve frowns upon you reselling outside of its boundaries. Cause...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Which part says this about unauthorized resellers in the SSA? I didnt see it. Also, you are allowed to trade steam gifts. it is totally legit to do that. Millions of people do it on a daily basis in steam itself. The word trade is used, but it is in fact a sale. I am buying this game with CSGO...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    It is not illegal though. I've never heard of that being a crime. Besides that, There are no regional restrictions, the games are region free. If I live in Canada where my games are priced at $30. I buy a bunch of them and post them on kinguin for $35. The European bought it from me cause it...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Some devs sell on kinguin actually. Others do have profit sharing schemes with them. But those are outliers. Devs might not make money from the resale, but they make it from the initial sale. And that beats torrenting it if nothing else. I am just playing devils advocate here. I'm not saying...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Absolutely. At the end of the day those places you mentioned are actual shops selling at their own responsibilities and guarantees. Which you pay extra for. Kinguin and other "grey markets" are just like ebay. its the average joe selling his stuff. the vast majority is totally fine. on a very...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    it's definitely not "illegal" I've never heard someone get arrested for it. Also you can openly buy a game from the Canada steam shop where its 15% cheaper, and send it to a friend in the USA. or you can buy the game, and decide to sell it to whoever will buy it. They are region free regions...
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    anyone have experience with "Kinguin"? seems a bit TOO cheap to be legal to me.

    Kinguin is no different than ebay, its a platform. 99% of people selling are cool, you always get the odd crook, but kinguin will protect you for years. even if your code gets revoked a year down the line for whatever reason they will refund you. Its totally legit and safe. People get cheap...
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