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Retailer Scam Re-Sells Humble Bundle Games, Reaps Profit Off Charity

Services like Humble Bundle offer a pay-what-you-want service that is beneficial for developers, charities, and consumers. Game Informer has discovered that the PC games digital distributor 7 Entertainment and other sites are taking advantage of this generosity and obtaining Steam keys from Humble Bundles, or other similar services, and illegally reselling them for profit.

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pakua1354d ago

Shocking. It's a disgrace to see money being taken from charity, it's good to see someone speak up about this.

Beastforlifenoob1353d ago

Ever since humble bundle was introduced i kind of knew something like this would inevitably happen.

Yes its a disgusting disgrace but some people will just find ways to abuse almost anything.

liquidhalos1353d ago

It might be worth sharing this story on fast2plays Facebook page, and twitter. May as well let customers know what's up

Back-to-Back1353d ago

Well 90% of charities are scams considering how they spend their money.

ElementX1354d ago

Humble Bundle does have some great games however I already own most of the titles from Steam :D Unfortunately a lot of people pay as little as they can, robbing developers and giving hardly anything to charity. I know every little bit helps however I do purchase almost all of my games from developers directly or Steam so a fair amount of money goes back to those who made the game.

DarkBlood1354d ago

Maybe the "pay what you will" rule needs to change?

I mean we can expect people to pay less if the opportunity is there in general anyways. Otherwise only select few would pay more then the games are worth

FragMnTagM1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

I don't think they would still be operating if everyone paid the bare minimum.

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That is for the books they are currently offering. I saw it much higher for the games a while back.

It does suck that people are trying to make a quick buck off of charity though. I gave my extras away to friends that couldn't afford the games I got.

ShadowKingx1354d ago

this sucks, but there is really no way to get away from it, they allow people to gift steam codes, which some people will try and sell them, they would have to stop gifting which would in return lower sales, because there probably a few who buy extras to gift to friends who maybe dont have the game but they do.

YodaCracker1354d ago

This is why we can't have nice things.

Soldierone1354d ago

Thus why sales hardly ever happen.

You have to realize when events like Black Friday happen, the first few people in line trying to grab the sale are doing it simply to flip the items.... its sad. Same thing here. Someone does something cool or fans, people line up to profit off it instead.

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