1. There is no such thing as a "pending" ban or Steam admin. Anyone threatening your account is a scammer trying to scare you. Read more.

Why is Street FighterXTekken being sold so cheap on outpost?

Discussion in 'Discussion Archive' started by Desu, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Desu

    Desu New User

    Messages:
    48
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:0:33113755
    Why is it being sold so cheap on outpost?

    It has yet to be released in my country (germany) and it costs 35.99€ or $47.5 there right now.

    It's $44.99 in america and £ 26.99 in the UK according to steamprices.com (http://www.steamprices.com/de/app/209120/street-fighter-x-tekken).

    So why are they being sold for as low as 14 keys? A key can be bought for $1.5 so it translates into $21. It is a very new game so I doubt that there were any sells or discounts on it.

    Can someone explain this to me? I would like to buy it and it makes me happy that it can be bought so cheap but I fear that there is a hitch.

    I just noticed that the sellers were all russian and that it costs only $12 there. Can I purchase a russian gift copy without a problem? Will I be able to switch to another language or will it be russian? Am I risking the gift getting revoked?
  2. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,992
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:0:89705646
    Possible risks:
    - Carded games (bought with stolen credit cards). Solution: buy only with steam items, never with paypal, and ONLY steam trade it. If it was carded, you get your items back from valve when you make a steam ticket regarding lost of your game. (duplicated most probably, yes)
    - CD Key to activate on steam: CD key being fake. No solution but refusing such trade.

    so only way to get "even" in the end, is by having it steam traded, for items, never paypal.
  3. Jmcmλtrix

    Jmcmλtrix New User

    Messages:
    186
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:5412928
    359.00 RUB
    =

    12.2230 USD
    7.52437 GBP
  4. Desu

    Desu New User

    Messages:
    48
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:0:33113755
    So what are the risks if the games were bought legitimately? Like will I be able to change the language?
  5. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,992
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:0:89705646
    ehm, if you trade within steam, it will be the as if you bought it in your country I think.
  6. Jmcmλtrix

    Jmcmλtrix New User

    Messages:
    186
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:5412928
    You are able to change the language, as per any game from russia (except as stated on the storepage)

    See Above post.
  7. Chaos

    Chaos Retired Staff

    Messages:
    1,393
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:33058557
    That's not true. I frequently gift my german friends games that, if they had got these games in germany would be heavily cencored, aren't/
  8. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,992
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:0:89705646
    Thats bout censorship, not bout language.
  9. Chaos

    Chaos Retired Staff

    Messages:
    1,393
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:33058557
    That's true, but I think the point is still the same. If you buy a game in X country, it will be the files from X country.
  10. Rob

    Rob New User

    Messages:
    203
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:4565259
    I'm pretty sure there isn't a word in russian that means "censored"
  11. Chaos

    Chaos Retired Staff

    Messages:
    1,393
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:33058557
    because that's totally the point
  12. AliGame

    AliGame New User

    Messages:
    6
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:31825509
    all steam gift is region free and have all language
  13. Codykinz

    Codykinz New User

    Messages:
    8
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:16472478
    I don't believe so... I believe some people might have issues with getting games gifted from other countries.