Yes, I know, SimCity is a bit of a disaster zone what with the horribly broken always-online single player debacle that erupted last week. But if you're feeling generous to EA and in the mood for a little Urban planning, it's possible to get a download copy for around 27 bucks.
Kotaku has the details by way of OzBargain. It essentially boils down to ordering it super-cheap from EA's Origin India store. Obviously you take your risks with faking the country of (ahem) origin, but the deal appears to also offer another free EA game via Origin by way of apology for all the server issues. IN REAL LIFE This Is How You Can Pick Up A Copy Of SimCity For $27 Australian [Kotaku]