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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Aran, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    "though in some cases they can take up to 72 hours to complete."

    Why is Origin stuck in 1996? Can anyone name another e-marketplace that takes more than a few minutes to process a code?

    If Steam took more than nearly-instantaneous there'd be riots in the street.
     
  2. Dot_Warner

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    Rather ironic that you ask that about a code for a game, and a playerbase, that's so firmly entrenched in 1996 that change is vehemently resisted.

    :facepalm:
     
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  3. Seelendolch

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    Idk, but I have not had any problems with waiting for codes from the store as of yet. All mine have worked straight away.
     
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  4. Aran

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    And I'm still waiting for my codes :(
     
  5. Lord Frodo

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    And it could be based on the type of payment you chose to use. A lot of companies that have had a problem with a payment will wait to get their money before they ship.
     
  6. Vor

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    Mine have always been instant. What payment method did you use?
     
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    Always instant here as well..
     
  8. Aran

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    Just a regular credit card. It's still processing today.
     
  9. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Finally went through 20 minutes ago. So now my accounts are back open for 6 months.
     
  10. Vor

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    Odd.
     
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    Only codes you'll wait for is Game time, the rest are instant. (I've been using the store a lot recently)
    I think the gametime has to be confirmed with Broadsword/EA before the code is released so it can take a little time if ordering at anti-social US hours.
     
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    What's the point in even using the game time codes? I just pay on my account management screen. Works fine.
     
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  13. Captn Norrington

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    Some people prefer to avoid using the "automatic" payment functions, just in case something goes wrong and their credit card gets billed too much, or multiple times for one purchase. So they use gametime codes instead.

    I just use a credit card personally.
     
  14. Vor

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    It's also cheaper.
     
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    You can buy gametime in your local currency at the store if you are outside US, and at least here they use a local broker, so my credit card is charged in BRL instead of USD.
    To pay through the account management, I'd be paying some 30% worth of taxes for an international purchase in currency other than BRL, and would also have to live with an unfavourable currency exchange set by the bank that issued the credit card (currently at 3.8 BRL per USD, while the market price is at 3.5), and pay those taxes over the converted value.
    Buying game time is far more convenient and cheaper if you live outside US.
     
  16. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Because I don't want auto-rebilling right now, and I don't want to also have to go through and then remove my credit card info after I reactivated my accounts, and then hope that it actually worked and it doesn't auto-rebill anyhow (Which it has done several times over the 15.5 years I've played)

    And it was the same price as paying for 6 months via account management
     
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    When I played back pre2000s I remember having to go to my bank to stop the charges. LOL
     
  18. Kayhynn

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    Because For some reason, though Origin denies it was a hack, people were having FIFA 2015 being purchased 3-6 times or more on their accounts if they have credit cards saved to the account.

    Note: thsi happened to me, my card declined every charge because they were from South Korea and I refuse to keep my card in the system.
     
  19. Jirel of Joiry

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    Aran I think you can identify with this guy(Heck we all can):



    Hope you get a good laugh. :)