Well, why it should be not allowed?
He wrote is region locked for RU, is not hidden or anything.
Same as people sell region locked gifts for usa/canada/eu, they should be able to sell for other regions as well, as long they dont hide it.
Ofc, Activating via VPN is a risk for buyer. But once again, he dont hide that is russian region only.
I agree with that
I want to get an answer, simply because my husband received a suspension for it (it was already taken off, but it was banned from selling such goods).
I want to explain to me whether it is forbidden or not.
In the first case, the question arises why my husband suspended the account.
In the second, why do others do it.
Can I get a response from the moderator?
Selling goods to activate which need a VPN, contrary to the rules of the site?
Is it possible to engage in such activities without the likelihood of blocking?
Yea, unfortunately, you are not allowed to sell items that obligates users to use a VPN in order to redeem the items. So all you have to do is specify the region in the listing and wait for a user that agrees and can redeem the item in that certain region.
In the case of others doing this type of forbidden activity, you inform us through reports or here in the forum and we will take the right measures toward that user.
24/7 Shop (previous nickname: 7riGG’s Shop):
X Productions Store:
All these sellers use the Steam regional policy in their countries (game prices are lower in less prosperous countries), for sending a gift from their region to another they force you to use VPN. In the description this is not said to avoid blocking.
This is an article about how it all works.
im the owner of one of these stores, and i have read gameflip rules and i dont see a problem in it if the user agree to attemp that. we are not forcing them since we make it clear in the describtion. and if they dont want, they could purchase a key from another seller. so whats the problem? if your husband got problems with gameflip why you have to harm us for nothing bad we are doing lol. make it clear with gameflip Moderation not with us -.-
I created this topic to find out the situation and get a response from the moderators. From the correspondence, I clearly understood that the sale of goods through VPNs contradicts the rules of the site.
You can sell your gift, but you must remove any information that the buyer can play or activate it in any region other than that for which the gift is intended.
okay and hope your husband gets unbanned, and once again we are not forcing anyone to use vpns, they know what they must do and they choose our way.
Many people want to buy and use heroin. To limit this, there are laws and regulations that control and prohibit its sale. Like here.
When my husband was blocked, I did not understand why. Therefore, I began to study the question of why the sale through VPN is prohibited, I read that the Steam account can be blocked for using VPN. Therefore, buyers do not even suspect what the risk.
No one in the description has a word about VPN. The buyer sees only the words that he can play in any region. He buys the game without knowing anything about VPN.
i know someone selling russian region games and this same way for almost 6 years and he never got banned or even warned , so its clear tho
User Agreement Steam.
Well, I’m pretty sure that Gameflip has no problem to sell games in locked region because when you list a game, there’s option from Gameflip itself asks you if there’s region restriction to deliver the game or not, if there’s so you should clarified it.
If the buyer is from the same country that has been clarified, I gift him the game normally without any problems.
If the buyer is not from the same country that has been clarified, I ask him in respectful way to give his steam account to our store and we have guy working with us from the clarified country, and he can change the region in safe way because he’s from that clarified country .
And our store is not using VPN in any situation, And also I didn’t info in the games I am selling that you should use VPN.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation
All of you in the description says “some region (YOU CAN PLAY IN ANY REGION)”.
What is the difference VPN or something else, you can not change the region of the account to circumvent the regional pricing policy.
Then write in big letters in the description.
“YOUR STEAM ACCOUNT CAN BE BLOCKED FOREVER .”
You are trying to justify a thing that is obviously forbidden.
There is a fact that circumvention of regional restrictions is prohibited. This was confirmed by the moderator of the site.
You must sell the product only for your region and do not specify in the description information that it can be used somewhere else.
You only need to change the description.
“”""""""""“All of you in the description says “some region (YOU CAN PLAY IN ANY REGION)”.”""""""""""
And what? its true nothing wrong with it.
When I say RU – ( Play Global after activation )
It means the gift can be only accepted on “RU” region and after game is activated and added to your library you are able to play Global & Worldwide.
“”""""""""“What is the difference VPN or something else, you can not change the region of the account to circumvent the regional pricing policy.”""""""""""
Let me explain to your brain what’s the difference between both. (VPN or Somthing else)
VPN::: Using Proxy or VPN is against steam rules and may cause a ban on the account .
Someone else::: Changing steam region multi-times isn’t against steam rules, steam support said if you travel to another country you’re allowed to change your steam account region to the new country and purchase games normally on the new currency and when you back to your current country you can change the region back.
“”""""""""“There is a fact that circumvention of regional restrictions is prohibited. This was confirmed by the moderator of the site.”""""""""""
We’re not gifting the game in a cheating way, We just clarified that seller/buyer both IP should be from that clarified country and real IP address not fake IP using Proxy or VPN.
On this basis, the transaction is terminated
“”""""""""“You must sell the product only for your region and do not specify in the description information that it can be used somewhere else.”""""""""""
Yes the guy that delivering the game is from that region, don’t worry.
I’m not that ridiculous guy that got banned for breaking the rules.
but the buyers are satisfied and have no problem with that…also we make everything obvious in the listings so no problem in that, you want gameflip to suspend too many sellers just for one person who does not buy or got scammed by one of them or even seller and have problems with other’s low prices ? i dont think that this topic is even worth it. you could make a complainant topic about your husband not about us.
i have nothing else to say anymore… too many people are happy with the low prices we offer …something they can afford.
Tell them now that they have a chance to get a permanent ban, see if they are happy …
You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any other purpose. If you do this, Valve may terminate your access to your Account.
The buyer bypasses regional restriction through you, which means you are an accomplice and you break the rules. If the buyer is blocked, it will be your fault.
none of my 1000+ customers got banned before they could report it to me if that happened