Steam India Prices


avanildutta

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Disciple
Hello guys, i have never bought digital game codes previously via cards.. always have bought boxed copies from online stores and redeemed them in origin/steam etc. Since the steam india pricing are so tempting want to buy few games.. tried using my sbi gold visa debit card.. didnt work, said transaction declined by bank. Want to know is sbi visa debit accepted in steam.. have union bank visa debit card too.. havent tried that yet.. any help wil be much appreciated..
 

Jc36

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Adept
Call up SBI and ask them to allow Steam purchases maybe? Once Citibank blocked my Steam transactions due to proactive user protection policies.
 

pauldmps

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Call up SBI and ask them to allow Steam purchases maybe? Once Citibank blocked my Steam transactions due to proactive user protection policies.
Won't help. Arguing with SBI support is a futile exercise. Believe me, I've tried explaining them.
Better get a Savings Bank account from a private sector bank like ICICI, HFC, AXIS or StanChart.

You can apply for a zero balance savings account through ICICI Pockets app.
 

baccilus

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Don Bradman Cricket 2014 is now available for purchase in Steam. And they fixed the max price at just Rs 500 . Additionally, GRID Autosport had been released for SteamOS
 

iPwnz

Brutally Honest
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You can apply for a zero balance savings account through ICICI Pockets app.

OT: How does this work? Last time I tried to get an ICICI account they told me to make a 12k (draft/cheque) or a whopping 25 grand cash deposit on the account. >_>
 

Ethan_Hunt

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I use ICICI debit card and it works fine for me. You need to have a Mastercard/Visa though, Maestro won't work I guess.

Does the purchase re-direct you to a merchant site for OTP? or does it directly debit the amount from your account post entering the card details?
 

sabby

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Staff member
Does the purchase re-direct you to a merchant site for OTP? or does it directly debit the amount from your account post entering the card details?
It debits directly, you have to enter card number, validity and CVV number. Basically like a Visa/Master credit card.
 

Ethan_Hunt

Secret Agent Man
Veteran
It debits directly, you have to enter card number, validity and CVV number. Basically like a Visa/Master credit card.

Thanks! That's what I wanted to know. It did the same with my Playstation 4 game purchase. Isn't this procedure risky? I mean if someone got hold of all your debit cards info, then they can practically make a direct purchase without having to have an extra layer of security check.
 

baccilus

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Adept
Thanks! That's what I wanted to know. It did the same with my Playstation 4 game purchase. Isn't this procedure risky? I mean if someone got hold of all your debit cards info, then they can practically make a direct purchase without having to have an extra layer of security check.
With Credit Cards and Visa/Master cards, things have always been like. It is only recently that the extra security is being added in the form of OTP. Here in India, we have always had OTP. Many sites never ask for OTP with CC.
 

pauldmps

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OT: How does this work? Last time I tried to get an ICICI account they told me to make a 12k (draft/cheque) or a whopping 25 grand cash deposit on the account. >_>
I personally haven't tried this as I already have an ICICI account(PMJDY FTW! But don't try that now, as they only give RuPay cards now on PMJDY accounts). Try installing the app and submitting the request for account. Let us know how it goes.[DOUBLEPOST=1449928763][/DOUBLEPOST]
Thanks! That's what I wanted to know. It did the same with my Playstation 4 game purchase. Isn't this procedure risky? I mean if someone got hold of all your debit cards info, then they can practically make a direct purchase without having to have an extra layer of security check.
It may be risky, but that's how card payments work across the globe. The 'extra' layer of security is just in India due to RBI.
 

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