Just finished Kushiel's Dart. Very much a slog until about halfway through and then it was a fantastic read.
Taking a break from that world for awhile though. Am rereading Brisingr so I can finally read the final book in the series. After that, I have several books on the list including Dune, Anna Dressed in Blood, and the first Game of Thrones book. So much to read, so little time...
The only thing I've ever ordered from PlayAsia was my copy of Persona 3: FES like two years ago. It was the cheapest option. I chose the slowest shipping and boy, was it slow. It probably took three weeks before I finally received it. I'm pretty sure you can trust them, though. I've heard about people using PlayAsia for years and years now. Seems like a very safe place to order from.
The only problems I've ever had with BF3 was due to the game not getting enough memory. Once I fixed that (which was extremely easy, once I figured out how to do it), it has run beautifully. Haven't touched my settings since I set them.
All you get from having a save are a few pieces of gear. Nothing that's really worth it.
If you want to search for collectibles and do the (somewhat meager number of) side quests, you can do that on a second playthrough. I don't think it has much replayability, at least not much more than the first game.