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Gift can't be sent due to regional price differences

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Steam makes more issues for The K-J competition group

Gift can't be sent due to regional price differences


Today I was on my way to sent a game to one that got the gift ticket from the Christmas competition in 2018 and I got a message that says "Due to regional price differences, the gift you are trying to send cannot be sent to the recipient's region." For the first time today and I see that everyone else gets it too when they try to gift someone else in few other another country.

This is just an example from 2017: In an email sent to Steam, the following countries will be adding region-appropriate sales tax to all purchases, from the months listed:

  • March 2017:
    • Switzerland 8%
    • South Korea 10%
    • Japan 8%
    • New Zealand 15%
    • Iceland 24%
    • South Africa 14%
    • India 15%
  • April 2017:
    • Serbia 20%
  • May 2017:
    • Taiwan 5%
  • July 2017:
    • Australia 10%

So because of this I can't send Games or DLC, will this mean I need to close the K-J contest. NO! there is other way to sent games on Steam. I tryed out G2A today and the person who didn't get the game because of Steam got a key instead from G2A and received the game on steam in that way instead.

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I still have to pay a small fee, but that doesn't better if you win and you want that game I will make sure you get it in may or an other. So don't worry about the regional price differences on Steam. The contest is global and it will stay that way, it's just irritating that Steam makes it difficult sometimes.

So if I can't gift you the game on Steam, you will receive a G2A key instead

I wish you all a great day and thank you for joining the contest!


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Axonis
Axonis

No problem buddy, you're doing your best and I'm sure the winner will be OK :)

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Ismoleboss
Ismoleboss

It isn't your fault. In addition, G2A key or steam key,it's the same I think.

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Kark-Jocke Author
Kark-Jocke

It must be a legal website, after all many of great streamers on twitch and YouTube advertise on their stream and also recommend to use it.

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Ismoleboss
Ismoleboss

It is, it's just that some people sell pirated Russian keys. But most keys are good. In any case if you want to be sure, I advise you to look at the comments and the rating of the seller.

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Packy21
Packy21

I don´t think you want to actively display G2A as your source though. I don´t think a lot of Moddb users and maybe even staff will agree to that.
On top of that you can get trouble with it too. I use the site as well so i speak from experience when i say i had multiple games removed from my steam library. The reason for this is the game´s payment never being completed by the original buyer. It´s not always like that, but still. Watch yourself.

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Kark-Jocke Author
Kark-Jocke

Not sure what else to use, you do pay for the games there after all. Is like the old games like total war, if you got them on GameStop, you didn't get the CD but a CD key to use on Steam. This is almost the same for me. But if there is other way to do it, I'm all open for it.

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Gendarme_zero
Gendarme_zero

What about send wallet steam cards ? Its work in any country

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Kark-Jocke Author
Kark-Jocke

I been thinking about it, but as I said. I only use G2A if Steam is going to be a pain about the regional price differences... It's only so they can get the game, if Steam don't work.

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Fast&FPS
Fast&FPS

Maybe you can try Humble Bundle. I always use their service and they give discount a lot too.

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Kark-Jocke Author
Kark-Jocke

I never used Humble Bundle before, so was it for G2A too. I will think about it

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Susumu_Kodai
Susumu_Kodai

I occasionally use Humble Bundle too. Never had a problem. Never used G2A, so can't talk about the difference. Only that Humble Bundle is responsible for the keys and not a lone private seller.
You redeem these on Steam, so no real difference imo

Anyway, thanks for all your efforts.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Why am I not surprised my country gets bum-raped by Steam... again. One of the reasons I shun this crappy platform altogether.

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Seryuu13
Seryuu13

Steam is bad, they are doing lots of ****** stuff lately.
Aside from this they have gone back on their word and started banning anime games again, tolerate machine translations, asset flip games and have no quality control whatsoever .

Maybe you should consider switching to GOG unless they have the same gifting problem.

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Susumu_Kodai
Susumu_Kodai

I don't think this is Steam's fault. If they didn't block such game "movements" between countries, ppl would ask buddies over the border to buy it cheaper and send it.
Problem is that the country of the first guy doesn't get any tax from this. Because Steam is THE platform for games, it can't go unnoticed. Other tinier ones may stay under the radar for longer time.

So it's actually your country's fault on this matter. Maybe ask your politicians to enter a free market zone like the European Union, lol. ;)

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Seryuu13
Seryuu13

Even aside from this Steam has all the other problems listed so I will stick to GOG.

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Kark-Jocke Author
Kark-Jocke

I take a look at GOG and they don't have so many games, but the website looks great.

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Packy21
Packy21

I do agree with the notion that steam quality control is basically non/existent at this point, with a bad fireman sim being able to call itself Half-life 2 and the community having to point it out for steam, but i do agree with my Neighbour from the South. Steam does indeed have to do this. Without it their quality would degrade even further due to budget cuts. No company, not even ones as big as valve, are financially invincible.

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therealshrimp
therealshrimp

Once again, thanks alot!

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