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Author Topic: Complaint: Buy a game twice on Steam? Steam says, thanks for the donation.  (Read 6803 times)


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I am not the only one that has complained about this, but today is the first time I became aware of this. I had purchased Multiwinia in the past, on sale, on Steam. Today they have Multiwinia bundled with Darwinia for only $2.99. (I know, I'll wait here while you go buy it. 8) Back? Ok, let's continue.) So I expected to be able to gift my second copy of Multiwinia to my girlfriend so we could play together. Nope. When I complete my purchase my "old" copy of Multiwinia was "Not Installed" and my new copy was ready to be installed. I basically lost one of my legally purchased license keys to neverneverland. That sucks. I can't believe Steam still does this after all of the complaints. I am wondering if a class action lawsuit is in order.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 11:04 AM by tinjaw »


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yeah, this is a major oversight by Steam. 1+1 is always 2 in any laws of trade. however complaints about this in their forums is normally met with a standard reply. seriously flawed. :o

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Steam rarely allows gifting of extra copy of games you own if you buy a pack, it blows but i am not sure if you can do something about it.
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Can you view the game's key then give it to her, and have her activate it on Steam?
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