OK, if any of you read flashdadee (and I'm sure there's about 3 of you), you'll know that last night I bought the new PC Medal of Honor game. For those of you that don't read fd, I bought the new PC Medal of Honor game
Anyways, I was about to install it, when they asked for the CD-Key - I turned the case over to reveal - the CD-Key printed at a weird angle so that I couldn't read the first 10-15 numbers in it (they were printed off the page). ........ed, I dove into google and searched for a CD-Key (which brings me to another point - has there ever been a site that provides serial numbers w/o porn?). No such luck, although I did find many cracks for it, which would have helped more had I been able to install the game in the first place.
Today, I exchanged it at Best Buy without problems. We checked in the store, and this has a complete CD-Key on the back.
This (eventually) leads to my question. If I had found a Key on the web and used that, would it have been illegal? After all - I paid for the product... However, you only really buy the license, so, since I hadn't agreed to the EULA yet, would that have been theft?
Other question - Best Buy's return policy is to accept exchanges on defective, opened games, and refunds on unopened ones. So, could I have gotten a refund? Since, technically, you pay for the license, was the game never, in fact, "opened", because I never agreed to the EULA?