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Buying CD Key for World Of Warcraft

I would like to buy upgrade keys for World of Warcraft Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich king, as I already have the client and prefer not to order the retail box. I already know that similar upgrade facility is offered in the Account Management page, however upgrade fails for some reason about which I contacted the billing department with no response so far. So I am looking into the alternative of buying CD key from third party websites, So far I found these website that offer instant delivery of the game by emailing CD-key instead of shipping the box.

http://www.offgamers.com/
http://www.playyet.com/index.php
http://www.hotcdkey.com/

For those who tried it, are these sites reliable? If anyone knows other website please share. Also I am particularly interested in the collector edition of the Burning Crusade so if someone knows a site that sells CD-key for it too list it as well

Thanks in advance
a_anis3000



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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
I had a problem with world of warcraft billing also... my fix was to still buy from them but use paypal option as a proxy.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
I forgot to mention that I am looking for the European version of World Of Warcraft rather than the U.S

Dirtpatch-Jenkins:
>>>> still buy from them but use paypal option as a proxy.  <<<

I don't quite get it. Are you implying that websites like these are safe to buy from?
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
Paypal doesnt sell it to you, it just acts as an intermediary between you and blizzard.

you will get the game update and key generated from blizzard, paypal will just process your credit card...for a small fee.. i think i had to pay an extra 3 bucks u.s.
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
The use paypal option is listed as a payment method on the blizzard site
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
I am buying CD-key from third party websites (the three I listed above), not blizzard. Beside Blizzard website does not sell CD keys that I know off
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
they sell the game direct download - which produces a cd key for you
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Presumably you are talking about the upgrade services available within the account management page. This is what I already tried but like I said account upgrade would fail for some reason
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Actually Blizzard does sell digital downloads of thier Europe client at EUR14.99 each That includes getting a key via email and a link to the client software (which it sounds like you don't need).

I think the previous posters were suggesting you try using the upgrade facility on your exisitng account but pay using Paypal as it is often the payment method that fails on the online system.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Nice find MASQUERAID, I would definately buy Burning Crusade from here,  but what about the Wrath Of The Lich King?They don't seem to have it, probably will have to buy its CD key from the third party websites I mentioned, the question though are these website safe to buy from?


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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
http://www.offgamers.com/ - site registered in Hong Kong  
www.playyet.com - site registered in Arizona US
www.hotcdkey.com - site registered in Pennsilvania, US
 
The legality of unauthorized resellers is still questionable.  What they are doing is opening the case and giving you the CD-Key.  It's not something Blizzard authorizes. I'd also be wary on principle of a site that is offering you WOW gold at a discount if you spend money with them(!)  The online store still holds the CD-Key and in one case their terms of sale state that if they think you have defrauded them in the purchase they will use their original of the CD-Key to prove ownership to have the account closed.
My suggestion would be to try buying the Blizzard download of BC and then see if you can upgrade to Wrath via your online account log-in.
I know Blizzard offer a 'phone in service if you have problems logging in and these are usually local number charges but it depnds on where you are geographically.  I'm guessing you're outside that list so it might be worth an email or two to Support so you get a customer reference number.  That way when you do call Paris via whatever route is cheapest you get through the process pretty quickly on international rates.
 
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
This is the exact email notice I get when I try to upgrade my account via the electronic upgrade within the account management page

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Greetings,
 
This notice is being sent to inform you that we are unable to successfully process the recently requested electronic upgrade for World of Warcraft account ************. As such, this account has been set to the account type which it was at before the electronic upgrade and no charges have been processed for this.
 
Please contact the Blizzard Billing Support department by telephone via the phone numbers provided at http://www.wow-europe.com/en/support/accountbilling.html for further assistance. Please note that due to security concerns we will be unable to assist you via email.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience in this matter.
 
Regards,
************************************************************************************************

What happens is that my account gets upgraded to Burning crusade for a day or so, then gets downgraded back to the classic account followed by the quoted email above. And according to the email only telephone assistance is possible. Unfortunately my country is not listed, I live in Egypt, so its uncertain what number I should call, and chances I will have to make a long distance call which is a major inconvenience due to the incurred high phone charge. Thats why I am looking into the alternative of buying electronic upgrade from other website. I already found the electronic version of Burning Crusade in the Blizzard store only Wrath Of The Lich King remains. It surprise me that all their tittles are available except for it given how major it is.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Try changing your payment method on the account as suggested earlier.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Credit Cards are the only payment methods they accept for account upgrade, there is no Paypal option
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Then check with your cc provider to see why the payment is being declined.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Ok.. but according to the email notice I quoted they say that "no charges have been processed for this." So I don't think they tried to charge my credit card
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
I'm guessing here but I think they've tried to make a charge against your card and so allowed you the upgrade but the credit has been reversed.  As soon as Blizzard notice they send you the email.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Well I called my credit card provider and according to them there were no declined transactions that they knew of
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
I still believe it's an issue with your payment method - unfortunately it looks like the only resolution with Blizzard is to call them
There's more info from Europe Support here: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=7190769685&sid=1
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
I already did. Lets wait for their response and see what they do. In the meantime if anyone
knows a website that sells Wrath Of The Lich King in electronic form please let me know
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billmercerCommented:
The email tells you what to do.

>Please contact the Blizzard Billing Support department by telephone via the phone numbers
>provided at http://www.wow-europe.com/en/support/accountbilling.html for further assistance

Blizzard is who is refusing to accept the payment.
Only Blizzard is who can tell you why.
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Lunat1kCommented:
Hello,

I use these folks here all the time and never have i had an issue with them, there prompt and happy to serve your needs.

I will buy more from them http://www.shop4gaming.com/

you also need to inquire if they have the keys in stock at times they are out for around 6 hours , but they will get to you.

Also they are a bit cheaper than going direct to blizzard.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Thanks for the link Lunat1k. However I can only see the U.S version of Wotlk in sale, I am looking for the European client. But anyway I got my issue resolved, I used Skype to make a phone call to Blizzard's Billing department, turned out my credit card was being rejected because the country whith which the WoW account was registered was different from the country from which my credit card was issued. In other words my account was registered with the United Arab Emirates and I was trying to pay with an Egyptian credit card, and that is why it was being rejected. The technician that attended my call made changes so that the next time the upgrade was reattempted would go throught. And its working now I managed to upgrade to the Burning Crusade successfully and I didn't have to change my address




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Adam LeinssCommented:
MASQUERAID's comment(s) should be accepted as the answer.
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