Buying games from foreign regions: Please read the FAQ in the first post

alasdair

Active Member
At the moment I am think of putting in a subject access request under GDPR legislation to see if I can find out what I am supposed to have done
 

Lexkalin

Standard Member
Looked at the service agreement for Xbox and it’s stated there that indeed, buying outside of your region is considered a violation and may lead to account suspension. What surprises me is that considering how relatively high it’s widespread those locks don’t seem to happen often. Yeah, this whole thing made me seriously reconsider if chasing these cheapest offers is worth it all the hassle. Will stick to my regional sales and offers from now on.
 

Peew971

Well-known Member
Looked at the service agreement for Xbox and it’s stated there that indeed, buying outside of your region is considered a violation and may lead to account suspension. What surprises me is that considering how relatively high it’s widespread those locks don’t seem to happen often. Yeah, this whole thing made me seriously reconsider if chasing these cheapest offers is worth it all the hassle. Will stick to my regional sales and offers from now on.
It could have been caused by game gifting, given that you both did that iirc. I don't think Gift Cards usage has ever been an issue but who knows.
Makes you wonder how safe it is to get games from Eneba, which are almost guaranteed to be gifted games rather than retail keys like the CDkeys ones.
 

IGRAMIGRICE

Novice Member
Hi guys, if anyone need help i have the opportunity to gift some games from ARG, TR or any other Region, i hope this is allowed here to be posted, thank you.
 

King Tones

Distinguished Member
It could have been caused by game gifting, given that you both did that iirc. I don't think Gift Cards usage has ever been an issue but who knows.
Makes you wonder how safe it is to get games from Eneba, which are almost guaranteed to be gifted games rather than retail keys like the CDkeys ones.

Using Gifted Games or Accounts from people you don't know is a big no no. More than likely they are done with stolen accounts or cards. They are not doing it from the goodness of their hearts but trying to make money and causing fraud at the same time. Buying on your own account with Gift Cards is fine, probably even with VPN should be fine but these 2 recent account locks have gone the gifted route and this is the consequences. Doesn't help that someone also allowed someone to access their account without checking.
 

IGRAMIGRICE

Novice Member
Using Gifted Games or Accounts from people you don't know is a big no no. More than likely they are done with stolen accounts or cards. They are not doing it from the goodness of their hearts but trying to make money and causing fraud at the same time. Buying on your own account with Gift Cards is fine, probably even with VPN should be fine but these 2 recent account locks have gone the gifted route and this is the consequences. Doesn't help that someone also allowed someone to access their account without checking.

Giftcards could be also from a illegal source that is not safe, too. This two was banned by using gifts Game or Giftcards ? Never heard about this before.
 

Lexkalin

Standard Member
Using Gifted Games or Accounts from people you don't know is a big no no. More than likely they are done with stolen accounts or cards. They are not doing it from the goodness of their hearts but trying to make money and causing fraud at the same time. Buying on your own account with Gift Cards is fine, probably even with VPN should be fine but these 2 recent account locks have gone the gifted route and this is the consequences. Doesn't help that someone also allowed someone to access their account without checking.
I never accepted gift codes. Only bought from eneba, mtc and cdkeys to active via vpn thereafte.
 

Peew971

Well-known Member
I never accepted gift codes. Only bought from eneba, mtc and cdkeys to active via vpn thereafte.
It's possible that the eneba games are gifted codes because a lot of them are from Argentina and there's no way currently to purchase from there.
 

Lexkalin

Standard Member
It's possible that the eneba games are gifted codes because a lot of them are from Argentina and there's no way currently to purchase from there.
Makes me think that activating codes from argentina is what could be a culprit due that apparently being some special zone with special treatment within ms store structure.
 

rustybin

Distinguished Member
UK / US all the way for me now. With credit bought from Amazon or another reputable source.

I'm too invested (literally, with over 400 purchased games) to lose them all just to save a few quid.
 

dyspraxicowl

Active Member
ive just purchased both star wars KOTOR games from hungry
1.21 each - and possibly my favorite game ever, I have played them both from start to finish once, on the pc a long time ago - i didnt want to keep playing them as i enjoyed it so much... finally time to play it again
 

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