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Originally Posted by SACH7002;11862746 
im currently in india, since im on holidays. i reside in the US and the american express i want to use to purchase games with was issued in the US, a problem..

i tried buying some games about 10hrs ago but it didn't work...filed a ticket and hoped they would respond before 12am tonight...guess they didn't.
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any ideas as of now? about 24hrs remaining and would like to purchase a few games ... biggrin.gif
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It might have to do with your origin IP address. My advise would be to purchase a 1 month subscription at a US based proxy/secure tunnel service. It might work. Basically your traffic would hit steam through the US-based IP address from India for the purchase.

The downside is it would cost like $10 or so for a 1 month subscription, but if you need the sales, go for it!
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Originally Posted by SACH7002;11863572 
any ideas as of now? about 24hrs remaining and would like to purchase a few games ... biggrin.gif

The easiest way is to track down someone you know and trust to log in to your account in the US and buy them. I used to do that all the time when I lived in Belgium for a while.
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Couldn't someone gift the games to you and you pay them via paypal??
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The easiest way is to track down someone you know and trust to log in to your account in the US and buy them. I used to do that all the time when I lived in Belgium for a while.

Or he could just pay someone (don't have to login to the account) and then that person can simply gift the games to him.
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post #6 of 10
i ask some ocn mates to gift them to me..
since some games are way overprices in europe..

the $= euro.. rule.
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post #7 of 10
I use logmein to do it all the time. Its too late for you now cause you have to have logmein install on both pc befor you can use it. ask a friend to buy it then gift it to you. Logmein is free:applaud:
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you would have to paypal someone the money they buy them & email the games to you or send them your your account on Steam.

Id be more then willing to help. I have Paypal & Heat: http://heatware.com/eval.php?id=69393 (alsfcapone)

Unless you got someone else in the states you can trust just let me know. No big deal either way.
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 1/2/11 at 4:27pm
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I had the same issue. I issued the ticket and they removed the lock on my account. Took about 24 hours though.
    
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^yep they replied within 24hrs luckily, so i can now buy it from india tongue.gif. thanks for all the help though!
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