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hey
im new to steam but i bought this game off ebay, (half life 2)
and i've been supplied with the cd key .. but of course its been used by the ex-owner
and i cant play css or half life 2... so what can i do..
i've contacted the seller and no response as of yet..

    
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nothing really..selling steam accounts is against steams eula so valve really isnt going to do anything...

thats why you dont buy steam games off ebay

all you really can do is contact the seller and see if he will refund you
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can i not get his account details off him?
    
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never buy a used online multiplayer game, peroid. since the retail value of HL2 is $20 US, i assume you didn't spend much learning this lesson. i think the best you can do is ask the seller for a refund. if he doesn't give you one, put some negative feedback on his seller account and go on with your life.
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Heres what you can do. If you have the ORIGINAL cd keys which means the cd key label attached to the white cd sleeve.

is fill out the "CD KEY Reset Form"
http://support.steampowered.com/cgi-...php?p_faqid=70

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Current CD Keys are comprised of 18 numbers and letters (Prey) or 25 numbers and letters (Valve games) arranged into five groups of five characters separated by hyphens:

Prey example: AAB1BB2C345CDD6E E7

Valve game example: 1AB2C-D3FGH-456I7-JK8LM-NOP9Q

If your CD Key fits one of these patterns, please follow the link below to create a support case to provide the following materials:

* A scan or digital photo of the CD Key with the words Reset To and your Steam account username written in permanent ink on the reference card or sticker (without obscuring the CD Key)
* A scan or digital photo of your retail purchase receipt (game must have been purchased within the last 90 days - we do not accept receipts from online auction websites or used software vendors)
* The Steam account username you would like the CD Key moved to
They will move the CD-KEY to your new steam account for you.
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