So, we often being asked if we sell steam keys or code. The short and sweet answer would be: No, we do not provide nor sell steam keys. And if you're determined to get one, this is not the place for you. Now, kindly go away, shoo!
Now, let's dive a little deeper. We receive this question through chat now and then, and to be frank, it is a legitimate inquiry! It's convenient and super simple – just enter the code, and ta-da! You're all set to play your favorite game on your current Steam account.
So, why are you not selling them dum dum?
Well, people often seem to forget that Steam keys are simply another method of purchasing a game, and they are typically sold at the same price as the game itself during a certain period. For instance, let's take the example of God of War, which was initially priced at $50 and later discounted to a minimum of $30. In this case, you would expect a Steam key to be sold within the range of $30.
But wait, you might ask, why do I see online prices that are much cheaper than that? Based on our experience, there are three main reasons for that:
Bulk-buying by authorized resellers: Companies like Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming, and others often purchase games in bulk directly from the developers at a lower price. They then pass on some of those savings to the customers, offering discounted prices for Steam keys.
Different regions: Steam sometimes distributes keys in the local currency of specific countries or regions. As a result, the prices can vary significantly, and in some cases, they may be lower compared to other regions. This allows people to take advantage of lower-priced keys from different regions.
Stolen information: Unfortunately, this is a prevalent issue. Some individuals use stolen credit card information to buy Steam keys, which they then quickly sell at low prices, and therefore cannot be recovered. Platforms like G2A, Kinguin, Eneba, and others enable this practice, keeping their eye away while grabbing the transaction fees.
When you combine these factors, you end up with a dynamic and competitive market, where there are rivalries, monopolies, and unfortunately, many instances where unsuspecting individuals get scammed. These scams often involve people who have fallen victim to Indian call centers or other fraudulent schemes, leaving them in a difficult situation where they need to contact their credit card company to recover funds for the numerous Steam keys purchased using their accounts.
SO HOW ARE YOU ANY DIFFERENT?
We are glad you brought it up, common baboon. We reached a realization that we couldn't afford to buy $60 games on the one hand, and we didn't want to support stolen products or wait for discounts on the other hand. We wanted a way to play games cheaply, instantly, without causing harm to anyone else. That was our starting point.
Around 10 years ago or so, we gathered a group of six friends and collectively purchased Skyrim (yes, we're old, deal with it :D). We had approximately two weeks to complete the entire game before passing it on to the next person. Let us tell you, it was fantastic! We spent only around $10 each to play a triple-A game and spent hours discussing the different paths we took, sharing our experiences of sneaking around and stealing the best items. It was an experience that felt too good to be true.
We continued this approach with several more games. Then, at some point, one of our friends was so eager to play Dark Souls (we can't recall if it was 2 or 3), that he disconnected his internet, launched the game, and it worked! This was a breakthrough moment for us. We had finally found a way to play together, simultaneously, without needing to pass the torch and feel pressured to play for two weeks straight.
We continued our gaming arrangement for several more games, until one day, a friend of ours couldn't contain his excitement to dive back into Dark Souls (we can't quite recall if it was the second or third installment). He took a bold step and disconnected his internet, launched the game, and to our surprise, it worked flawlessly. It was a groundbreaking moment for us - we had finally discovered a way to play together, simultaneously, without the need to pass the torch and feel pressured to play non-stop for two weeks.
Over the next 3-4 years, by 2018, we found ourselves with a collection of 10-20 idle accounts. None of us were actively using them anymore, so we decided to share access with close friends, family, individuals from low-income backgrounds we had previously worked with, and anyone who came to mind. This was the birth of SteamGamingStore. We started small, offering games to everyone at affordable prices, just enough to cover our general expenses such as website costs, customer service, and selling fees. From there, it gradually gained momentum.
So, what now?
Well, it has transformed into a small business, fueled by satisfied customers and the amazing people we encounter on this journey. We acquire accounts with popular or specifically requested games and strive to sell them at the lowest possible prices, aiming to cover our costs. Our goal is simple: to reinvest every penny we earn into buying new games, reducing prices, and maintaining this virtuous cycle. We want people to have the opportunity to enjoy as many games as possible, ensuring the circle of gaming life continues to thrive.
In conclusion, SteamGamingStore stands as a testament to the power of community, resourcefulness, and ethical gaming practices. What started as a group of friends sharing games has evolved into a platform that provides affordable gaming experiences to a wider audience. We take pride in our commitment to keeping costs low, supporting those with limited financial means, and fostering a love for gaming that transcends monetary barriers.
With each sale, we strive to bring joy to gamers while sustaining our mission of reinvesting in new games and lowering prices. SteamGamingStore is not just a business; it's a community-driven endeavor fueled by passion, camaraderie, and a shared love for gaming. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to expand horizons, unlock new adventures, and make gaming accessible to all.