Can't purchase the four-pack. Punished for already owning the game.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:08 PM
Or alternatively, give one of the intended friends the money, have them buy the four pack with the coupon, and ask them to chare out the copies.
hope that helps
Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:34 AM
I think the reason this is limited to first-time-buyers is that they don't want people stock-piling games during a massive sale, just to resell them later. That's against the rules, but unless people try to blatantly sell games on the Steam forums, it's impossible to track down people that are selling gift copies. Their solution is to simply block buying games in bulk. This also prevents people from creating dummy accounts that buy four-packs, considering you'll lose one copy to the dummy account, resulting in exactly the regular price for the remaining three games. The guys at Valve are pretty business-savvy, but unfortunately sometimes that means inconveniencing honest users. Trying to gift a game to my whole office as a surprise is a complete pain since I have to buy each one in a new transaction and worse, only the four-pack is discounted. I would probably have bought Nexuiz for the office if the four-pack discount worked multiple times. Instead, I just got it for 3 friends. I'm still very happy with Steam, though!
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