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[BD] Steam user loses and gets back account; planned to sell it with $1,800 in games

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If you are a user of the Steam PC/Mac game download service, you really need to read its subscriber agreement, part of which says that the account user is not allowed to "to sell or charge others for the right to use your account, or otherwise transfer your account." A Steam account user found that out the hard way, according to an Ars Technica story.

A month ago, the unnamed user posted up a note on Reddit asking for offers to sell his account with over 140 games worth about $1,800. About a week or so that same user got an email from Steam's owners Valve stating that his account has been suspended for violating its subscribers agreement, even though the user had not actually sold the account. Valve has since posted up word in its forums that the account in question has been reactivated. So the lesson for today? Even the act of posting word about possibly selling your Steam account could get that account shut down.
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post #2 of 67
kinda wish this account selling , game transferring is allowed (even with a small fee)
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If you could sell on games that you've already bought at a cut price (and Steam gets a percentage of this amount) then I think a lot would use this feature on Steam.

It'd be like selling pre-owned games - if Steam make the same cut from this as they do when they sell the game new, why should they care? It would lead to a reduction in profit for the gaming companies, though, which is probably the main reason Steam don't want to do it. It'd cost them too much business.
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I've already shifted my purchases to D2D months ago. I'll continue this pattern along with a few retail copies.
No one can deactivate your retail copies!
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post #5 of 67
Adds another reason for me not to use steam. I've got one bought game on my account and that's the last one that will ever be purchased from me.

1800 dollars worth of steam games That's just retarded.
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yeah sought of like a license trade in for new games would be great
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He probably got most them games on sale. Steam is still the best out there. I will never use EADM again and don't really plan on using any other program.

Steam is great.
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post #8 of 67
I still love steam, The only thing that does my head in is that I can not transfer games between my own accounts, I have 2 accounts and would like to transfer all my indie/low GPU intensive games to my HTPC account...

My fault for purchasing them all on one account I guess.
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THIS, is the reason why i buy retail boxed games instead of giving up my money for the "priviledge" of using something off of stupid steam.
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post #10 of 67
Be cool if you could just literally trade games with another steam user.
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