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why is it illegal to sell a team account?
    
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why is it illegal to sell a team account?
It's against the Terms of Service (TOS) / Terms of Use, and by doing it, you're breaking your contractual relationship with Valve, the owner and creator of the Steam service.


Just like when you refuse to pay for something that you were contractually bound to, it's creating a justiciable action that could be pursued in court.
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why is it illegal to sell a team account?
Because it goes against Steam's ToS.
 
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post #14 of 18
You should just change the password to something you can't remember and when you want to go at it again, just do the forgot password utility.

Self discipline is where its at, b/c you may just find yourself in a position where you purchase the game again. Then you will be $60 in the hole buying something twice and more convinced to play it again.
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To my understanding, you cannot sell/give/loan a steam account as per steam's terms of use. The only way you can give away a game on steam is if you have a currently unused (previously uninstalled or un-registered) copy of a game, or if you purchased something as a gift through steam. Otherwise, legally, you cannot give away or sell your steam account or any steam games
    
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You should give it to someone as a "Gift" then as a sign of their appreciation they could give you a "Gift" of money back in return
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
Because it goes against Steam's ToS.
I think it's against OCN's as well:

http://www.overclock.net/freebies/57...y-threads.html
post #18 of 18
I sought relief in gaming when in university as well, so I ended up selling my original xbox. Giving away your steam account is a method of self discipline for sure. Don't think of it as a loss, for the additional time you spend on studies which will enable you to secure a good job will surely earn you much cash in the long run.

Maybe you could give it to a friend for safe keeping, then get them to give you the new password or whatever at the end of the semester.

Also, perhaps you could look at what it is you seek through playing games when you know you should be studying. If you have business you have not attended to that is bothering you, or something else going on in your life you should deal with. If it's relief and escape, perhaps you can get some peace of mind through exercising and some meditation or some such exercise.
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