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iantzr 10-12-2019 03:08 PM

How to buy steam games cheap
 
Hi guys, just sharing a tip for buying games cheap on steam.

Here's what I found out, you can buy cheap $100 USD steam credits at carousell around $100 - $107~, which saves you around $29~ since USD conversion is about $136 SGD.

(Before I go further, note that I am not trying to advertise anything here, I don't know anything about VPN software so I engaged a carouseller to purchase on my account.)

To save further more, refer to this youtube link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjeU...ature=youtu.be

This is the TigerVPN free trial to change the store, link here https://guide.tigervpn.com/en/articl...039-free-trial , afterwards change the timezone setting on your computer and also change mobile steam guard if you have to email instead.

Just sharing my 2 cents. Not advertising anything, I found this out when enquiring a steam carouseller who purchase a game by logging into my account, I can actually continue to purchase games through the cheaper region using steam credits since it only checks for the correct region credit card, but steam credits is universal. It doesn't trace your IP for buying from another region store.

A steam carouseller who logs in to your account to purchase a game, will take a commission for every game. Say the lowest currency conversion is about $30 SGD for a game that cost $60 in SG store, he will give a price of $40 for the game. If you keep with the same region, and purchase cheap steam credits at a cheap currency rate, you save even more.

VisitorX 13-12-2019 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by iantzr (Post 124089223)
Hi guys, just sharing a tip for buying games cheap on steam.

Here's what I found out, you can buy cheap $100 USD steam credits at carousell around $100 - $107~, which saves you around $29~ since USD conversion is about $136 SGD.

(Before I go further, note that I am not trying to advertise anything here, I don't know anything about VPN software so I engaged a carouseller to purchase on my account.)

To save further more, you can contact carouseller who logs in your account and change your steam store region via VPN for the best conversion rate and cheapest games say Peso. This way you saves the most. Buying directly via credit card at your own Singapore store is the most expensive.



Just sharing my 2 cents. Not advertising anything, I found this out when enquiring a steam carouseller who purchase a game by logging into my account, I can actually continue to purchase games through the cheaper region using steam credits since it only checks for the correct region credit card, but steam credits is universal. It doesn't trace your IP for buying from another region store.

A steam carouseller who logs in to your account to purchase a game, will take a commission for every game. Say the lowest currency conversion is about $30 SGD for a game that cost $60 in SG store, he will give a price of $40 for the game. If you keep with the same region, and purchase cheap steam credits at a cheap currency rate, you save even more.

what happen if he lock out your account?

SkyShroud 13-12-2019 04:50 PM

Or you can use vpn to logon as neighbor country like indonesia or malaysia etc for their price...

However, note that frequently doing that will get banned.

iantzr 14-12-2019 01:37 AM

Yeah I do it once in a very long time, no reason to change back actually. This time i stayed in Azerbaijan. I think Argentine Pesos is the cheapest currency though. No reason to keep changing countries. Just stay in that country. So far I bought, tried and refunded a few games still being in the same country. No issues.

Ah Ken 15-12-2019 05:09 PM

Overall, is it safe to do so? This is best way to have the cheapest value for the games?

iantzr 15-12-2019 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ah Ken (Post 124163977)
Overall, is it safe to do so? This is best way to have the cheapest value for the games?

Considering you get the steam credits and at a lower price than you paid for, and also getting the game at a cheap currency. I think it's the cheapest always. I used to buy from CD key sites.

Definitely cheaper than getting carouseller to buy for you or gift to you because they charge a decent commission for themselves.

Ah Ken 15-12-2019 10:57 PM

So buy from the credits through these carousell sellers and then use VPN to switch regions?

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iantzr 17-12-2019 06:27 PM

Yeah, so far this the cheapest way I found. Can't beat. Better than buying from carouseller who log in to your account and do the same thing but charge comission

Elysium87 19-12-2019 02:10 AM

there's lots of cheap carousell sellers (with high reviews) who does log in to your account and buy games for u.
alternative u can use vpn and go to cheap region and buy, those seller also do the same. the problem is your account might get ban if unlucky.

but afterall there's still security, there are some who gift u, i prefer that.

Ah Ken 19-12-2019 02:00 PM

Thanks bro for this great advice!

I have tried it, I bought the steam credits, $100usd for SGD$106. It converts to SGD$135.57 based on Steam exchange rates. Next, I change my region to Argentina and so my Steam wallet also converts and I bought the games that I long wanted for damn cheap! Very worth it!

Now my account remains in Argentina, I only use VPN when changing region. After that, normal gaming can resume already.

Now sales + Argentina currency makes it so worth!:s13:

Thanks for this advice!!

iantzr 20-12-2019 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ah Ken (Post 124222619)
Thanks bro for this great advice!

I have tried it, I bought the steam credits, $100usd for SGD$106. It converts to SGD$135.57 based on Steam exchange rates. Next, I change my region to Argentina and so my Steam wallet also converts and I bought the games that I long wanted for damn cheap! Very worth it!

Now my account remains in Argentina, I only use VPN when changing region. After that, normal gaming can resume already.

Now sales + Argentina currency makes it so worth!:s13:

Thanks for this advice!!

Awesome! Really glad to help. I realised this myself when engaging one of these sellers, actually can save even more. Now my steam store is in Argentina, no reason to change it back atm as there's cooldown.

What vpn you use? I use tigervpn but 3 days trial.

socrates 21-12-2019 06:42 PM

A few questions:

1) How does buying steam credits from a carousell seller work? pay them the money and they transfer to your steam account ? Why not buy credits from steam or other sources directly like https://www.eneba.com/steam-steam-gi...am-key-global?

2) What do you do with the leftover steam credits after purchasing ? Can it be refunded back into cash on steam?

3) Possible after changing to different country steam, to use credit card or paypal to pay?

Quite ignorant on all this so appreciate advice given. Thanks

LiLAsN 21-12-2019 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Ah Ken (Post 124222619)
Thanks bro for this great advice!

I have tried it, I bought the steam credits, $100usd for SGD$106. It converts to SGD$135.57 based on Steam exchange rates. Next, I change my region to Argentina and so my Steam wallet also converts and I bought the games that I long wanted for damn cheap! Very worth it!

Now my account remains in Argentina, I only use VPN when changing region. After that, normal gaming can resume already.

Now sales + Argentina currency makes it so worth!:s13:

Thanks for this advice!!

What kind of address do you use for Argentina? A random one?

I used to use the Malaysian region cos just released games like Gears 5 was being sold at half the price available in Singapore. Paid $30+ as opposed to $60+ on release day. :s13:

But then for some reason, Steam keep on rejecting my credit card. Called bank, nothing wrong with it. So confirmed it was Steam not allowing more purchases so went back to Singapore store.

iantzr 21-12-2019 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LiLAsN (Post 124254532)
What kind of address do you use for Argentina? A random one?

I used to use the Malaysian region cos just released games like Gears 5 was being sold at half the price available in Singapore. Paid $30+ as opposed to $60+ on release day. :s13:

But then for some reason, Steam keep on rejecting my credit card. Called bank, nothing wrong with it. So confirmed it was Steam not allowing more purchases so went back to Singapore store.

I used C1001 postal code, just google city of "bueono aires postal code".
For city, state, Bueno Aires. For address you can type anything you want, Bueno Aires, for example.

And of course, you can't purchase games from another region with your local credit credit. My region is set in Argentina. I buy steam credits which is automatically converted to pesos, I don't use my SG credit card.

iantzr 22-12-2019 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by socrates (Post 124254411)
A few questions:

1) How does buying steam credits from a carousell seller work? pay them the money and they transfer to your steam account ? Why not buy credits from steam or other sources directly like https://www.eneba.com/steam-steam-gi...am-key-global?

2) What do you do with the leftover steam credits after purchasing ? Can it be refunded back into cash on steam?

3) Possible after changing to different country steam, to use credit card or paypal to pay?

Quite ignorant on all this so appreciate advice given. Thanks

1. You paynow them, and they will give you the code which you enter in your steam account.
Reason for buying steam credit is because they sell at a cheap conversion rate, $107~ SGD for $100 USD, normal currency rate, $100 usd is equivalent to $136 sgd. Do the math

2. Just keep the leftover steam credits, it cannot be refunded

3. You can't as they require a local credit card. Why use credit card when you can buy steam credits cheaper?


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