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Old 12-31-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Steam Cards?

I dont really have a way to pay for games on steam, which really bums me out. What if steam released $10, $20, $50 cards/coupons, like Apple's iTunes card.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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nice idea
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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iTunes is a Music Store (where all songs are basically like 99 cents), Steam sells full game titles where the average new game is about $60.

Maybe some sort of Prepaid Card that they sell in stores would work though... where you can load up any amount with Cash at an authorized retailer.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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There are many threads about this kind of thing floating around now, Steam needs to face up to the fact that many people dislike buying online because of the many scams and all that are on the internet. I can't see the big problem with producing cards like this and allowing them to be sold at places like GAME. I know that I personally would buy many more games if I was able to do this. This has already been sorted in America with their PaySafeCards in which (I've heard) they can pay any amount to have it placed on the card which they can then use on the internet.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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i like it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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I think this is a really awesome idea, I don't see why they have not brought one out yet.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:50 AM   #7
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It exists, in europe. It is called PaySafeCard and it is a code that can be bought on every gasstation, SuperMarket etc., where you can buy amount for your mobile phone.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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iTunes is a Music Store (where all songs are basically like 99 cents), Steam sells full game titles where the average new game is about $60.


The average new game, but I bet that the average game bought is much smaller. Unless I'm the only one who buys only Indies or games on 50%+ sales.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #9
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this exists in the USA also. You can go get a prepaid visa from any walgreens / cvs / similar store. You hand them cash, they give you a debit card with a visa logo you can use with online retailers like Steam.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #10
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Well this is an amazing idea.If they make it like PSN cards(like 10,20,30,40,50$),it will be AMAZING!I can make a bet that it'll boost the amount of cash they get alot!I myself,will buy TONS of games,and add-ons,on Steam if they had such cards.And it's even better if they sell them in amazon as well so they can work as a gift aswell(My sister lives in UK,and she doesn't know what to buy me,and i want games that are on Steam,BUT she doesn't have an account,so she can't gift me nothing,BUT if they make such cards,she simply buys like 30 or 40 pounds Steam Pre-paid card,and that's the perfect present for me).STEAM please do this.It'll be only in your good.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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I generally use pre-paid credit cards, but the $5/$6 fee I have to pay to use them is a whole new game or two, on sale!
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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I generally use pre-paid credit cards, but the $5/$6 fee I have to pay to use them is a whole new game or two, on sale!
yea i don't understand why some companies charge you a activation fees for prepaid cards.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:55 PM   #13
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It exists, in europe. It is called PaySafeCard and it is a code that can be bought on every gasstation, SuperMarket etc., where you can buy amount for your mobile phone.
Isn't there an age limit on that though? I had a poke around and it said that you had to be 18 for it to work on a full online store if you wanted to buy one
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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I know it is annoying when you cannot buy something online, but think about it, Why would gamestation etc, sell you coupons to go buy a game cheaper elsewhere, when because of your lack of trust in the internet you would be forced to buy from them, And Steam would have to pay them a little bit to distribute them for the minority of people who do not wish to pay online. It just wouldn't be worth they money for them to be honest.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:12 AM   #15
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I basically want to buy everything from Steam BECAUSE :

1.I can have community in-game.
2.I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE ALL THE GOD DAMN BOXES WITH RETAIL GAMES,when i move(cause believe me i move alot.)
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