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I'd just buy it from g2play or greenmangaming and not have to worry about it at all.
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?? I thought g2a was a marketplace or sellers? Person I bought from had Russian flag?

I wasn't talking about G2A at all. I am talking about Steam.
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There seems to be a misconception about how steam purchases work. When you make your account and buy games with a payment method your steam store will be locked to that region eg. Live in US and pay with US card then your store page will always be the US store. If you move to another country this does not change, you can still buy games on the US store unless you opt to change this eg. Move to Japan, your store will still be US when you log in.

The way to change the store region (and subsequently what currency you pay in and any discounts that region might have) is to request a change and pay using a payment method from that currency ie. a Japanese credit card. Your previously bought games will be US but any games you buy from the JP store will be the JP version with all the restrictions that come with that.

Ideally you should stick with the US store as it has almost no region restrictions and usually the best discounts. Keep paying with your US card or pay with a foreign one and eat the exchange fees.

If you move between places often and really do want to switch then you can do so every month or so. Google steams wiki on the topic.
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There seems to be a misconception about how steam purchases work. When you make your account and buy games with a payment method your steam store will be locked to that region eg. Live in US and pay with US card then your store page will always be the US store. If you move to another country this does not change, you can still buy games on the US store unless you opt to change this eg. Move to Japan, your store will still be US when you log in.

The way to change the store region (and subsequently what currency you pay in and any discounts that region might have) is to request a change and pay using a payment method from that currency ie. a Japanese credit card. Your previously bought games will be US but any games you buy from the JP store will be the JP version with all the restrictions that come with that.

Ideally you should stick with the US store as it has almost no region restrictions and usually the best discounts. Keep paying with your US card or pay with a foreign one and eat the exchange fees.

If you move between places often and really do want to switch then you can do so every month or so. Google steams wiki on the topic.

Excellent answer. Makes perfect sense. Repped. thumb.gif
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