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26. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 4, 2011, 07:41 Dades
 
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:10:
I do NOT want to give my CC datas.

I've never understood this odd paranoia that seems to come attached to credit cards. Your credit card info isn't state secrets, it's probably more secure at Amazon than it is at the restaurant where a waiter can clone it in the back using a card reader. You're insured and protected from liability with it anyway, I think the most I could be held liable for is the first $100 if someone went on a spending spree with mine. Why have a credit card if you aren't going to ever use it?

If you can't get over that then get a prepaid credit card at your bank then you never have to worry about it. No one will ever be able to use it because you control the balance.
 
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25. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 18:00 nin
 
I actually waited around a little and sure enough Steam put DA: Origins Ultimate on sale for $10.

That's a hell of a deal. It's also a hell of a download from steam, think it clocks in at like 25 gig.

Think I spent around 50-55 hours in the main game, and never touched the included expansion.

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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24. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 17:51 BIGtrouble77
 
Finally bought Football Manager 2011, couldn't justify $40 for a sport I don't even care much for. The depth of this sim is simply amazing. Being a Mac gamer, the mac port is really impressive which is quite rare, even with some of the older SI games. This game really has everything I would dream a sim could have. I just wish they'd resurrect East Side Hockey manager with this presentation.  
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23. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 17:05 Silicon Avatar
 
I actually waited around a little and sure enough Steam put DA: Origins Ultimate on sale for $10. I bought it there. The sale is only on for the 20 hours though, so if you want it you have to get it now.  
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22. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 17:02 mag
 
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:38:
NoBS wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:17:
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:10:
I do NOT want to give my CC datas.
I don't see the problem since it is just going to be used for address verification and since it's only temporary if you remove the card from your account when finished. A debit card would probably also work. But, obviously it's your choice if you don't want to do it.
They already have my snail mail address, and I have received snail mail stuff at it. That is enough for Amazon as a proof.

Some credit card companies let you generate a random and temporary CC# that you can use. I could, for instance, give mine a two month lifespan and a $0.99 cent limit, give Amazon that number, and do whatever.
 
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21. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 12:38 Ant
 
NoBS wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:17:
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:10:
I do NOT want to give my CC datas.
I don't see the problem since it is just going to be used for address verification and since it's only temporary if you remove the card from your account when finished. A debit card would probably also work. But, obviously it's your choice if you don't want to do it.
They already have my snail mail address, and I have received snail mail stuff at it. That is enough for Amazon as a proof.
 
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20. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 12:17 NoBS
 
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:10:
I do NOT want to give my CC datas.
I don't see the problem since it is just going to be used for address verification and since it's only temporary if you remove the card from your account when finished. A debit card would probably also work. But, obviously it's your choice if you don't want to do it.

 
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19. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 12:10 Ant
 
NoBS wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 12:01:
You are making this needlessly difficult. Here's the solution: Enter your credit card information. Checkout and use your gift card balance. Delete your credit card information from your amazon account when the purchase is complete. Problem solved.
I do NOT want to give my CC datas.
 
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18. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 12:01 NoBS
 
You are making this needlessly difficult. Here's the solution: Enter your credit card information. Checkout and use your gift card balance. Delete your credit card information from your amazon account when the purchase is complete. Problem solved.  
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17. Re: You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 11:56 Ant
 
NoBS wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 11:44:
According to the Amazon website, you can pay for Amazon game downloads with a gift card.

see http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200205050&#gc

Paying With Gift Cards
If you've redeemed an Amazon.com gift cards to your Amazon.com account, any available balance will be used for your digital orders before your credit or debit card is charged. If you haven't redeemed your gift card yet, redeem it before you click on the Place your order button on the order review page.

To redeem a Gift Card in Order Review page:

Visit the detail page for the game or software download.
Click the Buy and download button.
Sign in with your e-mail address and password.
Enter your claim code in "Gift Codes & Promotions" and click "Apply." Your funds will automatically be applied to your order summary.

To redeem a Gift Card in Your Account:

Visit Your Account at www.amazon.com/youraccount.
Click "Apply a gift card to your account."
Sign in with your e-mail address and password.
Enter your claim code and click "Redeem now." Your funds will automatically be applied to your next order.

So it looks like the solution to your problem is to simply select a credit card and proceed. Your gift card balance will be applied before checkout.
But I don't want to give them my credit card number. That's the problem. Why ask? Also, I got this e-mail reply from AMazon's customer support service:

"... I am sorry to hear of the issues you are having with ordering software. Because of import/export restrictions, games and software downloads purchased from Amazon.com are only available to U.S. customers. A U.S. credit card and billing address must be used to purchase Game/Software Downloads. You'll need to enter credit card information when making any game or software download purchase in order to verify your address..."

Lame! I can buy MP3s and videos without a credit card with my Amazon gift card balance. And yes, I am in an AmericANT.
 
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16. You can pay with a gift card. Jul 3, 2011, 11:44 NoBS
 
According to the Amazon website, you can pay for Amazon game downloads with a gift card.

see http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200205050&#gc

Paying With Gift Cards
If you've redeemed an Amazon.com gift cards to your Amazon.com account, any available balance will be used for your digital orders before your credit or debit card is charged. If you haven't redeemed your gift card yet, redeem it before you click on the Place your order button on the order review page.

To redeem a Gift Card in Order Review page:

Visit the detail page for the game or software download.
Click the Buy and download button.
Sign in with your e-mail address and password.
Enter your claim code in "Gift Codes & Promotions" and click "Apply." Your funds will automatically be applied to your order summary.

To redeem a Gift Card in Your Account:

Visit Your Account at www.amazon.com/youraccount.
Click "Apply a gift card to your account."
Sign in with your e-mail address and password.
Enter your claim code and click "Redeem now." Your funds will automatically be applied to your next order.

So it looks like the solution to your problem is to simply select a credit card and proceed. Your gift card balance will be applied before checkout.
 
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15. Re: Amazon Jul 3, 2011, 11:32 Killswitch
 
Ant wrote on Jul 3, 2011, 11:14:
Why does Amazon require a credit card when buying digital downloads for PC games? I have a gift card balance to use! Ugh. I wanted to buy Bad Company 2 digital download for five bucks!

Not sure, but for the next hour and a half you can get BC2 from Steam for the same price, but I guess that doesn't help with your gift card. :/
 
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14. Amazon Jul 3, 2011, 11:14 Ant
 
Why does Amazon require a credit card when buying digital downloads for PC games? I have a gift card balance to use! Ugh. I wanted to buy Bad Company 2 digital download for five bucks!  
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13. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 08:44 DG
 
Steam page loads up, decide to click through to see the video for SMB, get about 3 paragraphs into a glowing review on Gamespot and suddenly Steam is downloading something and I have my credit card in my hand.

Not sure what happened there.
 
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12. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 08:35 DG
 
I'm resisting so far, though Super Meat Boy is tempting. I could do with a game that I can just bash away at for half an hour.  
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11. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 06:44 Silicon Avatar
 
Oh, nice. That Amazon deal looks good. I may bite off on that. Thanks guys.  
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10. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 00:39 nin
 

Had a blast today with W(hos) T(hat) F(lying) and Jamestown. Two great little shooters, and with the Steam sale, both can be had for under $11.

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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9. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2011, 00:31 jdreyer
 
Curse you Steam! Even though I have 50 unplayed games in my Games list I was still enticed to part with my cash for Just Cause 2 (yesterday) and Darksiders today.

This comment was edited on Jul 3, 2011, 01:10.
 
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8. Re: On Sale Jul 2, 2011, 20:44 Tumbler
 
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/

Ah, my home away from home. Visit this site constantly lookin for deals.
 
99gamers.com-Game trading site, PC digital trading!
Kickstarter "Game Developer"!
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7. Re: On Sale Jul 2, 2011, 19:21 NoBS
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 2, 2011, 17:28:
I wish Steam had Dragon Age Ultimate on sale. I see it there from some other DL service but I'm kind of sick of signing up for DL services. Besides their deal isn't that awesome.
Amazon's price beats that one right now. Amazon's game downloads are great. If you already have an Amazon.com account (and who doesn't?), then you don't need to sign up for a new one for game downloads. It's all integrated. Amazon also doesn't require any client software like Steam does to run the games. The Amazon downloader application is needed to download a game's installer files, but once you download it you can throw the downloader away because you don't need it to install or run the game.

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