Renegades Hang wrote on Jul 5, 2019, 18:19:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2019, 12:51:
....The remainder of their keys are bought in low price markets and resold, which is at best, in a gray area legally.
How is that a grey area in any way whatsoever? If Amazon is selling $20 basketballs for $10 and I buy a bunch of them and sell them for $15 once the Amazon price returns to normal, who has been cheated here? Everyone benefits: Amazon sold more basketballs than they otherwise would have, the person who bought them from me saved $5 more than they would have at $20, and I made money I wouldn't have for orchestrating the transaction.
You're thinking about this on a personal level. One person doing this would be no problem. On a large scale, it'll just drive up prices for people living in discount key/third world countries. Now of course in the short term the hypothetical you can profit, but in the long term you screw over a LOT of people(strangers of course) by your hypothetical greed/scalping.
As far as your other points, as jdreyer said, it's very easy for game companies to revoke/annul keys for games these days, and most companies refuse to give the end customer any sort of refund. It happens all of the time now.