View Full Version : Gifting EU player who can't buy yet
YER DONE SON
05-29-2010, 06:33 AM
Who would do this?
05-29-2010, 06:38 AM
AFAIK Steam User Agreement permits this, as well as using a VPN or US based proxy to buy in another region. Be careful.
Also, if you buy too many games in a short time with paypal, your buying ability on steam will automatically be blocked (happened to me last xmas holiday sale ^^), and you will have to explain to support why you bought Blur 10 times in one day...
I guess it's no problem doing this for some friends (like a handful) but offering it to the general public is like opening a store (technically, at $40, you make $0.01 on every "gift", which makes it profitable for you :)
I will not advertise any shady websites, but there still are other ways for Europeans to get a legit game today besides D2D. Maybe MrGoogle knows more.
05-29-2010, 06:54 AM
Yea its nice you are offering this service, the good thing is that from the UK at least we can send the exact amount, for example I sent $39.99 USD from payal to my friend for this, inseatd of working out the currency conversion, the only profit he got from this was a thank you +rep from me :).
But as MrDowst says, becareful you don't 'abuse' this as they Steam won't like it.
I can't see how a couple here and there (few a week) can hurt though, just make sure you only uise safe medium's like paypal and not sharing bank account details etc.
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