Second hand WoW account issue!!!

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  1. kraiklyn

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    Hi all,

    I have a bit of a dilemma! I recently traded a game with a guy from these forums for his copy of World of Warcraft. All was ok with the trade, and it arrived ok. However, after installing it I found I could not register the activation key to create an account on Blizzards server as it had already had an account associated with it.

    I went back to the seller and he assured me that his account was cancelled, but I still can't register an account with the key included with the game. I called Blizzard customer account services and they said the only thing I could do was buy a new copy of the game! They were very unhelpful and probably assumed I was a pirate.

    I've tried contacting the seller again via email and PM asking if I could have their account details and change all the billing informatation to my CC numbers, address, etc, but havent heard a response back. This was well over a week now, and I'm stuck with a game I can't play. Arse.

    Anyone have any suggestions!!

    Cheers all.

    K
     
  2. zAndy1

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    I asked at my local Gamestation how much they gave trade in for WOW and they said nothing cos the key can't be re-used. Wasn't how I understood it worked to be honest, one way of making sure anyone that wants to play it has to buy a new copy I suppose.
     
  3. pragmatic

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    Thats unfortunite, i guess it means you have a spare copy of discs if youdecide to buy the game 'proper'.
     
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    its the same with steam for valve games u register the cd key to an account and once you've done that the cd key is in effect useless. All u need is the username and password from there afterwards, same goes for wow.
     
  5. kraiklyn

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    Thats right. Original box, manuals and sleeve!
     
  6. kraiklyn

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    I wish I knew that before I parted with a PSP game for this worthless one.
     
  7. Garrett

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    Read you PM box I have sent you some private info. ;)
     
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    I just remembered there is a free trial on all the disc to let you mates have a go and from that you can create an account with Blizzard without buying the whole game, has the person used that free trial for a mate?

    Also on last months cover DVD disc of PC Gamer they had a free trial period which I’m sure but not 100% positive, but you could create an account from if you liked the game.
     
  9. kraiklyn

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    If i was to register with a trial key, I think I would then have to upgrade my account with a full retail key after the trial period has ended (after 10 days?). Then I think I would be back to square one.
     
  10. Garrett

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    I will try and look into it for you.
     
  11. kraiklyn

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    Thankyou, any help appreciated!
     
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    Yes I just looked into it and you do need to buy the full retaile version after 10 days, sorry.
     
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    AFAIK you have to sell your account as well as the game. Even if the account has been cancelled it can be reactivated and then you just use his log in details (you can change the password to your own once in). You can also create multiple characters on the account and delete old ones. You have to put your own account details in for the subs naturally.

    I sold a DAoC account and game like this some time ago and thie should be the same.
     
  14. kraiklyn

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    Thanks all for your input. I have managed to get hold of a trial account for 10 days, and then this will have to be upgraded by a full retail key to keep it working after this period. I think hopefully, that I have all this in hand now.

    K
     
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    Hiya


    can you pm me if there is still a problem with this game kraiklyn, as until ive sorted it i have a trading ban on my head.................... :lease:
     

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