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Will steam ban me for using a VPN?

So im traveling to foreign countries and i used a friends credit card to buy a steam gift card online. Little did i know, steam changed my currency to something thats not familiar to me. Is it ok to use a vpn and connect to the US then use my US credit card to purchase a game to reset the currency back? Thanks!

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16 hours ago, gFrenken97 said:

No, I use a VPN at school because they block access to Steam

im talking about purchasing a game, not playing one.

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If it was some other company, I'd say go for it and prove that you're really from US afterwards if necessary. But Steam is notorious for bad CS. I wouldn't risk it. Have your friend buy it in US and gift it to you or something.

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for example youre on vacation, on another continent and you have your laptop with you. theres a new game coming out and you want to play it, so you buy it on steam. do you think theyre gonna ban you because of that? i dont think so...

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I think so? I think the general rule of thumb if it costs more to buy in your country of origin it's OK.

If you used a vpn to buy something for a cheaper price eg Russia I think that is when they start getting pissy. I'm not really sure though

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Isn't it the same price for each game no matter the currency? I often travel between the UK, France and Canada and when I converted the prices of games to £s from either Canadian Dollars or Euros I always found it was the same price as the British store... of course this may not be the same for all currencies. 

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Steam isn't very clear and concise about its policies and such, so I wouldn't bother risking the potential headaches, however unlikely they may be. If you want a definitive answer, then all I can say is: "Most likely not."

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16 hours ago, Minsekt said:

for example youre on vacation, on another continent and you have your laptop with you. theres a new game coming out and you want to play it, so you buy it on steam. do you think theyre gonna ban you because of that? i dont think so...

I think its ok. Im just going to buy a cheap game like serious sam HD

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Probably. It's happened before.

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Its forbidden. But the worse could happen is a warning. They will not ban you right away.

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