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Old 04-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Turning a key into a gift

Hello!

Maybe someone knows this: I already own a game on my steam account (Lara Croft GOL) but bought it again on greenmangaming so as to offer it to a friend. Instead of sending the key gmg sent me, can I register it on my steam account, and as it's already in my library, I can make it a gift through steam?
Sounds risky, but would be nice and easier if I could do it.

Thanks to anyone who could answer!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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No, you can't make it into a gift. But if I remember correctly, you can give the key to a friend and have them add it to their steam-account.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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That's a pity, sending an email with a key is way less festive huhu
Thanks a lot for your answer!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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If you live near this friend you could put the key in a birthday card and give it to them.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #5
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If not you could turn it into binary and let them figure out how to "unwrap" it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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Wouldn't it have been simpler just to gift it directly from Steam in the first place? (Occam's razor!)
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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Wouldn't it have been simpler just to gift it directly from Steam in the first place? (Occam's razor!)
I think that game is on sale on GMG so that's probably why he bought it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:02 PM   #8
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Hehe thanks for the ideas, but harm is done, email's been sent!

@bessent: yep, DarkOmegaX's right, i forgot to mention i got it on sale.
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