This will be a technical explanation and an overview of the whole process of acquiring and selling CD Keys in general, and why Royal CD Keys is legit in particular.
So What Is Royal CD Keys?
We work similarly to many other websites serving as online stores. There is a small difference, however. Other sites serve as a marketplace that allows owners of CD keys to post their offers on their site and sell them for profit.
At Royal CD Keys, we get rid of the third party, by buying keys ourselves and selling them ourselves, directly to you. Still, you could ask who exactly are these second-hand retailers?
Two Types of Resellers:
- Wholesale retailers: people who make it their daily job to acquire codes in bulk, whether from suppliers, or from developers themselves, and sell them in mass quantities for profit. They generate the biggest “traffic” in this business sector.
- Individuals: people like you and I. Sometimes we get free code for a game we don’t want, in a package deal. Sometimes it’s a missed gift. In any case, those people want to sell these keys and earn some money.
What Royal CD Keys offers to such parties is an outlet to sell their goods, which we then post on our website, for you to purchase.
Why such low price for a game then? Simple. These parties compete with each other to give us the best deal. You could call it skill in negotiations.
Ok, but How Is It Legal?
This one is really simple. There’s no law against reselling CD keys, just as there’s no law against reselling used cars, or apartments that you own.
When people acquire CD keys, whether individually or in bulk, it’s their property from that point on, to manage however they see fit.
So Where Do These CD Keys Come From?
This one's a bit more complex, but still not a labyrinthine concept. The short answer? The developers themselves sell their CD keys in bulk.
The long answer is that business is a harsh mistress.
In many cases, developers sell their CD keys to sites like Origin, or Steam, with open hand, where their profits might be lower because of these sites’ policies for discounts, licenses and other such trivia.
In these cases, if developers and publishers want to profit, hidden transactions, for lower price, with wholesale game resellers offer a quick influx of income.
And a chance at some Public Relations, when they condone such practice.
Again, business is a harsh mistress, and you do what you can to stay afloat.
Events and Promotional Material
The other way for resellers to get their hands on bulk CD keys is events, where you can win gift cards. Some kind of reward program or other partnership categories.
Newsletter subscription services also sometimes give you free keys.
Methods described in paragraph above, are also the ones used by individuals.
It’s not so cut and dry if you look into it. It’s not simply hidden, either. It’s just something that goes on in the background of the gaming industry.
Where these CD Keys most certainly do NOT come from
You cannot create a new Steam Profile, get a million copies of a game on Steam Sale and then resell it because that is not what Steam does.
Steam only allows you to buy access to the game, but not to the CD key associated with it. Same with Origin and Epic Games Store.
Does it Hurt Developers?
Not in any way, shape, or form. This is business for them, and from that standpoint, if you sell your product, you are ahead.
But How Are These CD Keys So Cheap?
Again, bulk deals. Developers and publishers will gladly sell a ton of products for cheaper because… it’s a sold product. Right then and there, they earn money. If a bulk trader wants to profit, that’s their issue now.
Some resellers use differences in regional prices. One country has lower, other country has higher prices, the difference in this price is profit. This requires a considerable effort to keep up with constant and instant currency value changes, but allows for selling below the prices of competition.
What RoyalCDKey does is buy out the stock form straight from developers whenever they have a promotion. Sometimes we buy from bulk retailers, but again, only if it’s on promotion, and only from trusted bulk traders.
We believe in high volume model — low prices, low profit, but high volume. Thanks to that, and favorable tax law, we can keep giving you best deals and still earn our share. It’s a long-term plan that makes sure everyone’s happy.
What Insurance Do I Have Then?
The insurance is… well, developers themselves, as that is where we get our CD keys. Even so, there’s no reason for us to try any shady practices. In this, or any other business for that matter, buyer protection is a big deal.
Again, we are focused on long-term profit, not on making some quick buck. It’s more sound for us to make sure that everyone is content after business is done. Honesty and quality.
What About Suppliers?
We mostly get CD keys from developers themselves, but sometimes other suppliers are involved. In that case, we screen them in a meticulous way. Before partnership is accepted, resellers need to provide their personal information, along with their bank records, to prove they are a legitimate business. That, and we need confirmation that they buy only from developers.
That’s how we guarantee that our software is legitimate. But… If anything is wrong, all you have to do is to provide us with a proof that your key is not working, and you get a refund one day after contact.
Can’t Help, but Compare Ourselves Against Competition
It’s worth noting, that at some big resellers like G2A, or Kinguin, if you need any help, you have to engage in a lengthy process of pushing back and forth against customer service. Even more interesting is Kinguin, where to get a quick response from helpdesk, you need to buy and fill out a registration form for Buyer Protection service.
Even then, taking up your issue with PayPal seems like the more expedient method in most cases I’ve seen.
The best insurance? Check reviews for a site. Most often, the clients themselves indicate with comments the trustworthiness of any given product provider.
Why Should I Choose Royal CD Keys Then?
That one’s also easy. We have already garnered a respectable opinion as a solid website, partially thanks to our buyer protection and fraud prevention systems.
The protection is free, just so we’re clear.
Bottom line is: we want you to have an enjoyable shopping experience. That way, you’ll remember us, tell your friends about us, and maybe leave a positive review.
Check Royal CD Keys Reviews
All the reviews for Royal CD Keys are mostly positive, with a high trust rating. This is thanks to:
- Everyone here shops safely — if there’s anything wrong with activating your purchased CD, you can apply for a full refund. As of the time of writing this article, even if there were singular problems with keys, issues were quickly resolved by one-day full refunds, and clients left positive reviews. Quality service.
- Fast delivery time — no waiting. You get your CD Key immediately after we confirm your purchase and transaction. No sooner, no later.
- Best prices — find the largest price comparison database you can, and see for yourself.
- Occasional discounts - Royal CD Keys customers get information about discounts, from time to time, on our social media and Royal CD Keys own site. Time it right, or be patient for the best deals, and you get what is basically a free game.
- Weekly reward program — you can enter weekly event, where the prize is €50 gift card.
As you can see, Royal CD Keys is legit in that we sell genuine software, and in that we protect our customers. What we offer is a simple service, for which there’s demand. Making sure that everyone goes home happy after each transaction is the minimum we do.
And our little discounts allow for a bit more than that. If you’re happy, be sure to leave positive reviews. It helps others recognize and accept us as a valid, reliable company.