Man Selling EA's Humble Bundle On eBay Tells Kotaku: 'Business Is Business'

Mark Serrels of Kotaku writes: Yesterday we discovered that eBay user jazz_singh.88 was exploiting EA’s Humble Bundle for his own profit, buying multiple copies of the bundle at a low price, then selling them on eBay for over twice the price — essentially exploiting a charitable gesture by EA for his own profit.

After we informed eBay Australia, the auction was closed down, but now it seems as though a second auction has opened on eBay using the precise same method. The image, the words, the product: everything is precisely the same. Only the username has changed, and the region.

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inf3cted13984d ago

Sad no lifes, profiting from a charity fund.

GrathiusXR3984d ago

It's pretty stupid exploiting a system that's meant to help various charities for his own personal benefit.

Can't wait until eBay continually close down his auctions and he's left out of pocket for all the Humble Bundles he bought.

HammadTheBeast3984d ago

Is it a charity fund though? Isn't EA getting all the profits?

If yes, 0 f***s given.

If no, this guy's a scumbag.

rdgneoz33984d ago

You can choose who gets the money. You can give some to the devs, to the humble bundle group that runs it, or just give all to the charity. When I've gotten stuff from there, I pick all for the charity.

Loki863984d ago

There was no option for EA to take any of the profits, 100% of it went to charity.

GrathiusXR3984d ago

The Humble Bundle allows you to apparently select how much goes to what charity and what not. None of it goes to EA at all.

badkolo3984d ago

actualy that usually if never true, they are allowed to take a small percentage as long as its used to pay for things like running the charity thing in the first place

GrathiusXR3984d ago

Really? I've never really used it but from what I've heard and seen it goes straight to charity or your choosing never to the publisher etc...

porkChop3984d ago

EA didn't take anything at all. They donated their entire share to charity.

ElementX3984d ago

The developers generally get a cut however EA decided to give ALL proceeds to charity

gigoran3984d ago

And Kotaku goes out of their way to report him to ebay. Why? because they thought he was doing something morally wrong? maybe someone should do the same to Kotaku and report them for their constant dealings with hackers for gaming information. Not only is what they do morally wrong, it's also illegal.


EA May Add A Replay Editor To Its Games

EA has published a new patent that wants to add a replay editor to its games, allowing players to modify the captured gameplay content.

sammichosaurus9d ago

They should fix their games first.

Knightofelemia9d ago

Most likely comes with microtransactions and loot boxes.

Inverno8d ago

Nah you just gotta watch a short, unskipable, 30 seconds ad every time you use the feature. Those same ads will then be automatically edited into your captured gameplay before your video is stored online (no local saves), where they will have the right to use for promotional purposes.

Snookies128d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Please don't give them ideas, lol! That definitely sounds like something they'd love to do.


Last orders on this tasty deal that serves up 7 cooking games for $12 - all work on Steam Deck

This Humble Bundle offer lets you save more than $160 on seven cooking games, as you can grab the bundle for only $12. Plus, two DLCs too.


EA Hiring Ex-Military Personnel to Help Build Next Battlefield Game via "Hiring Our Heroes" Program

EA has hired ex-military personnel in order to help shape the next Battlefield game as part of the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program.

OtterX32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Why don't you Hire Your Old Dev Team who brought us the brilliance of Battlefield Bad Company 2 while you're at it. It was more exciting than anything recent in the Battlefield series. It just needs to be updated to reach modern times, but it was so great at its core.

just_looken32d ago

This would be nice but that team has tossed out the finals and has arc raiders on the back burner

20 thousand still play the final's

Why get slapped around by ea when you already have something going on.

What the next battlefield needs is a step back simple functional not a live service and smaller player servers than 2042. Just make it like battlefiled 3 with bad company destruction just something simple

But they already killed off ridgeline games that had ex halo/cod devs so no singleplayer unless they make another dev team for it.

Rynxie32d ago

It's what made zipper and slant six awesome. They had military vets working for them, no just as consultants, but as developers as well. I wish Sony never closed them, MAG 2 or an update to MAG and a new socom is much needed.

just_looken31d ago

Older ps3 battlefield titles did the same even went to the range to get sound files.

But all these titles we are talking about were on the ps3 a console so powerful it offered free mp and games did not need 4 levels of payment plans even more crazy was the player size of mag's games.

TheColbertinator31d ago

A return to the golden age of Battlefield seems so far away now

Str8Chaos7431d ago

Sadly I think you are correct. They just don’t get it. They will do their live service game with its Battle Royale and fail at both.I hate being so negative, but I have little faith in EA at this point.