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Bought 2, got 1
« on: September 28, 2013, 11:50:09 am »
I just bought GM on Steam as a gift (selected 'Store the gift in my inventory to send later'). I was supposed to get 2 copies, but my Steam inventory shows only 1.

Help please.

Edit: You think it's a one-time Steam issue or does it always work like this when you buy GM as a gift?

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 01:51:54 pm »
This is how 2-packs work when you buy them as a gift. The extra gift copy will appear in the inventory of whomever redeems the gift copy you currently have. It's a little misleading because the copy you now have should really be called "Gun Monkeys 2-pack" or something. I think this isn't the case because the game was originally a 1-pack and then this was changed.

tl;dr a 2-pack has to be redeemed to get the other copy

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 02:05:49 pm »
Aaah... now I get it. So Steam doesn't count it as 2-pack but as a single 'game+gift' item. It is confusing.

Thanks for the answer.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 06:38:21 am »
Oh is it so. Its really very much confusing. I also bought it and was searching for the reason I didn't get the second copy on website from few days.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 11:54:36 am »
So if people want one copy for themselves and one to gift, the best thing to do is to buy it normally and pass the second Steam key on. If they want to gift both copies to different people, I guess they need to gift the pack to someone and ask them to pass the second key onto the other giftee.

A bit fiddly, but worth the hassle for two copies of a brillo game at a low low price!

Probably would be handy to have this info up somewhere, though.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 02:11:45 pm »
Oh is it so. Its really very much confusing. I also bought it and was searching for the reason I didn't get the second copy on website from few days.
same to me i was searching my stem copy but it was not there.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 02:22:35 pm »
If you bought the game through Steam, you might have to completely quite out (via the taskbar) and re-boot it for Gift copies to show up. It's a Steam quirk :)

If you bought the key elsewhere (I dunno, eBay or something) it's possible you bought someone else's Gift Key and that wouldn't give you a second one. If that makes sense?

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 11:21:57 am »
Dude, you're talking to a robot. Please kill it before it starts posting Person Of Interest spoilers or something.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 11:28:21 am »
I applaud the robot fooling Den.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2014, 09:29:31 pm »
Dude, you're talking to a robot. Please kill it before it starts posting Person Of Interest spoilers or something.

I'm... having. Trouble.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2014, 11:42:25 pm »
Seriously though, Murphy, please delete their account?

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 09:05:05 am »
This bot is a better contributor than some of our previous real human members.

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Re: Bought 2, got 1
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 09:23:09 am »
Oh yeah, "ooooh, aahhhh", that's how it always starts. Then later there's spoiling and screaming.