Gray market key resellers and what they mean for you. v2
IsThereAnyDeal and CheapShark are the best way of finding deals from legitimate sellers. It can also be worth keeping an eye on /GameDeals. e: If a store is included at one of these, they should be okay.
One thing to remember is that even if you receive a working key from a reseller, this doesn't necessarily make them "legit". It's a bit like claiming that winning at Russian Roulette makes it a "safe game". When working with resellers there's always the chance of getting a bad key, or having a game later revoked from your account. And for many people it's a hard lesson learned.
I trade my spare steam cd keys for different things, I recently added bitcoin to the list.
There's a list of available games on my profile. I generally ask for 1/4 of the current price of the game on steam (USD) converted to bitcoin. http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198014069772 Add me if you want to trade Edit: ok, apparently I have to do some more explaining because people think I'm trying to cut and run here. So I have a lot of extra games because I buy a lot of bundles from sites like: www.indiegala.comwww.humblebundle.comwww.bundlestars.comwww.indiegamestand.comwww.indieroyale.com And it is pretty frequent that a game appears in more than one bundle. I have been buying bundles for over 2 years now, and I end up with a stockpile of extra keys for games I already have. Some I trade away, some I give to my friends, etc. The reason I chose 1/4 of the current steam price in bitcoin is because a lot of the games I have for trade are ones that other people would have if they also bought bundles, so in order to give people an incentive to use bitcoin, and to help me move more of my cd keys, I settled on 1/4 of the price of the game. So it's basically like getting the game on steam sale (75% off) If you also have trading rep on your account or on steamgifts.com, I would gladly go first and allow you to send me the bitcoin after you have verified that the cd key is valid on steam.
Pages in this category represent bundles that have been available to purchase. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a forward looking guy, so it's no surprise that he had an interest in investing in Bitcoin. However, at the ET GBS Wozniak told the tale of how his own Bitcoins got stolen.India Times is reporting that Wozniak had 7 bitcoins stolen through fraud, "Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment. On more serious terms, bitcoin is also an accepted form of payment on Humble Bundle and IndieGameStand. While it was used for various criminal activities, you can't really bring it up as a weakness point for bitcoin. Nothing stops those same dealers from paying for their activity with regular money or any other currency for that matter, as long IndieGameStand has written a blog post about it and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. I didn't think it was as bad as that blog post makes it out