Anybody up for gifting steam sale games that we pay you for?

#1 Edited by TorMasturba (1095 posts) -

Hi there,

So maybe I'm really slow to the party on this one but here in the UK we get charged quite a bit more for Steam games than in the US, due to TOS, even if it's a Christmas sale week or whatever. Gifting games avoids the high prices and is completely legal.

I was wondering if anybody in the GB forums that's either a moderator or has a heck of a lot of posts, for trust reasons, would be cool with getting money via paypal and then gifting a desired game or bundle over to my account?

Would prefer mods for obvious trust reasons.

Whose game?

My Steam username is Mickrel and my display name is: TorMasturba. Anybody else who would interested in benefiting from this, feel free to also enquire about this yourselves on here too.

#2 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@TorMasturba said:

Gifting games avoids the high prices and is completely legal.

Except it's not.

#3 Edited by TorMasturba (1095 posts) -

@valrog: It's illegal to gift a game? First I heard about it, and there's no way they can prove that it wasn't gifted from one friend to another.

#4 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

This is actually a cracking Idea, some games on Steam in NZ are 99USD which is a complete rip.

#5 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

...what would I get in return? *wink,wink*

#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

We have finely reached it. Game laundering. 

#7 Posted by PillClinton (3284 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

This is actually a cracking Idea, some games on Steam in NZ are 99USD which is a complete rip.

Wow, really? That's fucked up. I knew electronics were often more expensive outside the US, but fucking digital games too? How the hell do they explain that, for what's literally just copying bits of data?

#8 Posted by Sweep (8545 posts) -

@TorMasturba said:

Would prefer mods for obvious trust reasons.

lol

Moderator
#9 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

I would not be comfortable with this, the problem is that there will will be some people that will see it as an opportunity to scam people, mods included.

#10 Posted by GetEveryone (4454 posts) -

@TorMasturba said:

@valrog: It's illegal to gift a game? First I heard about it, and there's no way they can prove that it wasn't gifted from one friend to another.

You can get banned from Steam if they suspect you of doing this. Ie. buying games for people in other regions.

You'd have to be buying quite a few games and be openly discussing it on forums, though.

Best to play it safe in PMs or just not do it at all.

#11 Edited by awesomeusername (4060 posts) -

I would do it. I'm not a dick. But people are saying it's illegal. So I'm just going to quietly pussy my way out of here.

Edit: Also, just because a person is a mod or has a high post count does not mean they won't fuck you over.

#12 Edited by Rhaknar (5940 posts) -

someone from the UK of all places asking to do this, where new games cost 30 pounds, is hilarious... if it was someone from any other euro zone, where new games in comparison (and thus, sale prices apply) are 50-60 euros, which is about 50-60 pounds.

also, this is the type of thing you do for some particular case where for example the base price (and then of course the sale price) is completely different, you make it sound like you want to do it for everything. And like GetEveryone said, its not illegal perse, but its frowned upon, its fine if you do it now and then (ive done it on several ocasions), but again, not do it for every fucking game in the sale

#13 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

We have finely reached it. Game laundering.

Call up the mob.

#14 Edited by Benny (1938 posts) -

There was a dude who did this on this site from Russia (the guy Dave keeps talking to on the phone I think?) and it worked fine there. Think it was through paypal and you get games for russian prices which are substantially lower than any sale you've ever bought a game during.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11061 posts) -

Count me out. Sorry, that might make me a selfish bastard but this sounds... kinda shady.

@The_Laughing_Man said:

We have finely reached it. Game laundering.
#16 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Breadfan said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

We have finely reached it. Game laundering.

Call up the mob.

Mr.Breadfan. Boss Mario seems to think yur aint paying ya protection money. Why ya gotta do dat? You know dem Blinky brothers dont like dat. 
#17 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

Sure, I have high post counts right? PICK ME.

Just kidding, I can't help ya. Also, I wouldn't trust @Sweep

Watch out for that hamburger!

#18 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@TorMasturba said:

@valrog: It's illegal to gift a game? First I heard about it, and there's no way they can prove that it wasn't gifted from one friend to another.

Quite some people got banned for doing this on Russian Steam (Dark Souls there was merely 20 euros so of course everyone wanted a Russian bro to gift it to them, it didn't end well for a lot of people). Using a proxy is a no-go in most cases, either.

#19 Posted by clush (348 posts) -

@Rhaknar said:

50-60 euros, which is about 50-60 pounds.

No.

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