Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am from Europe and I bought something from Origin. What I've seen is that in the USA store the games are the same prices, but in dollars (which makes them cheaper, due o the exchange rate). If I make my purchase from the USA store (giving my account and credit card info to someone in the US) at a better price, can I download and play the game from my computer in Europe?

share|improve this question
    
possible duplicate of Buying games from Steam/Origin in foreign store? –  kotekzot Jan 29 '13 at 16:05
1  
Should we really be duping to a closed question? I'm all for closing questions, but we really should ensure whatever it is we're duping to is open. –  Frank Jan 29 '13 at 16:08
    
Agreed @fbueckert, this question should be closed as Off-Topic like the one linked to. –  theorise Jan 29 '13 at 16:34
2  
It seems to me like this question is exactly like the other. Legalities aside, it is ultimately asking "Can I buy these games cheaper by changing my location?" If this one can be edited to be acceptable, the other one can too. –  Fluttershy Jan 29 '13 at 17:04
1  
@Shadur We don't close questions because there might be a better place to ask; with that logic, Arqade would never be the place to ask questions. –  Frank Jan 30 '13 at 17:17
show 2 more comments

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

I think I can help you, I'm european too and I recently look through that

  • First you should know that american price are most of time shown "before taxes" so by the time you checkout the price may have changed.
  • Origin web store always redirect you to your own country store, but I guess you already figured that out + for international payement Origin will probably require strong payement verification method.
  • There are a lot of better place to acquire cheap priced origin key. You should check www.allkeyshop.com
  • Finally through allKeyShop I recently was able to buy Dead Space 3 Ltd. Edition for 28€ and it worked on my EU origin account. Note that incompatibility concerning region lock usually comes with Russian and Asian key. (except for MMO and Battle.net)

After all that I do think that origin american keys would work if accessed through Origin client with european IP adress.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for the comment even if it's a bit late. Since then I've discovered sites that sell cd-keys at a cheaper price than Origin and I bought myself what I needed. But thanks for the reply –  user1138786 Mar 12 '13 at 12:07
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.