1. Post #1
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    Greendead's Avatar
    May 2006
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    My friend has birthday today and I would like to gift him premium TF2, but I have no clue, how to do that. I can't buy it in store. Any ideas?
    Can I add funds to his wallet or something?
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  2. Post #2
    I regularly throw pity parties.
    A B.A. Survivor's Avatar
    August 2010
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    Er, I mean, he has to buy something.
    You can't give him money.
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  3. Post #3
    beasty's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Add funds to his wallet, then make him buy it in the store, that's all i can think of.
    If that's not how you do it, then i have no clue. sorry.

  4. Post #4
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    FlamingSpaz's Avatar
    May 2010
    2,379 Posts
    Give him money to purchase something from the Mann-Co store.
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  5. Post #5
    NitronikALT's Avatar
    September 2010
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    I think you can't gift him wallet money.

    Maybe get into his account and make a purchase?
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  6. Post #6
    beasty's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Yeah, that's F2P, he's on about getting premium, i.e trading and other things.
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  7. Post #7
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    May 2006
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    Would it work, If I trade him a key?
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    I regularly throw pity parties.
    A B.A. Survivor's Avatar
    August 2010
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    Would it work, If I trade him a key?
    No.

  9. Post #9
    NitronikALT's Avatar
    September 2010
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    Would it work, If I trade him a key?
    No, because he's opening a crate, but he has not bought anything.

    He has to buy something from the store.

  10. Post #10
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    Psychopath12's Avatar
    November 2010
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    If you gift him something that has TF2 in it like the Orange Box or Valve Complete Pack, he'll automatically get premium access.

    It's a tad costly, but it's the only way to gift it to people as of now.
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  11. Post #11
    Dennab
    July 2011
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    The only way is to pay on his account. And there's no sending money in Steam. Log in on his account and add money to his wallet, or give him your credit card info ;D
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  12. Post #12
    Don't drunk i'm shoot!
    Sir Spicy Buns's Avatar
    August 2010
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    if he has a paypal use that

  13. Post #13
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    Greendead's Avatar
    May 2006
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    Maybe I'll just give him the money to buy something in store.
    But that is so anticlimatic, I want him to see a big message appear HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERE'S A FREE PREMIUM TF2 FOR YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND EVER.
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  14. Post #14
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    Dennab
    April 2010
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    ...or give him your credit card info ;D
    BEST IDEA I HEARD TODAY!
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  15. Post #15
    I LOVE NAZIS
    JimmyA's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Gift him The Orange Box
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    NitronikALT's Avatar
    September 2010
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    The only way is to pay on his account. And there's no sending money in Steam. Log in on his account and add money to his wallet, or give him your credit card info ;D
    The latter would be the worst choiche, and I already suggested the former

  17. Post #17
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    Greendead's Avatar
    May 2006
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    hmm...He only has L4D2 in his account...(and free TF2)

    I will probably gift him Valve Complete pack. What do you guys think?
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  18. Post #18
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    July 2010
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    hmm...He only has L4D2 in his account...

    I will probably gift him Valve Complete pack. What do you guys think?
    What ever you want, it's your friend.

  19. Post #19
    Don't drunk i'm shoot!
    Sir Spicy Buns's Avatar
    August 2010
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    hmm...He only has L4D2 in his account...

    I will probably gift him Valve Complete pack. What do you guys think?
    He would be ecstatic, that's for sure
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  20. Post #20
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    Guillebon's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Valve said that they're working on a way to gift TF2 premium to F2Players.

  21. Post #21
    I'm a very kind and awesome person!
    Skunky's Avatar
    June 2010
    11,224 Posts
    Valve said that they're working on a way to gift TF2 premium to F2Players.

    Alright, next year then. Can't wait.
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  22. Post #22
    Japancakes's Avatar
    April 2011
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    He would be ecstatic, that's for sure
    If he isn't, and was my friend, I would kill him.


    Could always sent $5 over paypal.

  23. Post #23
    Dreadknoght's Avatar
    November 2009
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    http://web.archive.org/web/201012151...d.com/app/440/

    You can try that. But don't get your hopes up.
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  24. Post #24
    YOU AIN'T NEVER HAD A FRIEND LIKE ME
    The Genie's Avatar
    August 2006
    10,018 Posts
    Alright, next year then. Can't wait.
    Now that's a bit unfair. Just because Valve is a bit lazy and sometimes take a long time to do something does not mean that they will implement this feature next year

    ...at the minimum it'd be 3 years
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  25. Post #25
    thunderballs's Avatar
    June 2011
    172 Posts
    why not just put your penis in his butt

    it's the perfect gift
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  26. Post #26
    ASK ME ABOUT MY FLIES FETISH
    Suttles's Avatar
    August 2009
    31,548 Posts
    why not just put your penis in his butt

    it's the perfect gift




    Hey greendead, we are friends right?? and my birthday is coming up...
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  27. Post #27
    95Navigator's Avatar
    February 2010
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    http://web.archive.org/web/201012151...d.com/app/440/

    You can try that. But don't get your hopes up.
    I think you just blew my mind with a nostalgia effect.
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  28. Post #28
    Hippo-critical's Avatar
    October 2010
    1,342 Posts
    I'd either gift him the GarrysMod + TF2 pack or the entire Orange box. Depends on how much you wanna spend
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  29. Post #29
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    So I emailed Robin asking if they have a way planned



    and they do!

    Edited:

    I have posted this in every "how do i gift premium tf2" thread and i will continue to do so
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  30. Post #30
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    October 2010
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    So I emailed Robin asking if they have a way planned



    and they do!

    Edited:

    I have posted this in every "how do i gift premium tf2" thread and i will continue to do so
    Okay, so they're working on it.

    Tell your friend to wait at least two more birthdays.

    Then you can surprise him with his own premium TF2!
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  31. Post #31
    Kidofthecentury's Avatar
    November 2010
    247 Posts
    hmm...He only has L4D2 in his account...(and free TF2)

    I will probably gift him Valve Complete pack. What do you guys think?
    Hm, I was going to suggest you the slightly cheaper Source Pack (from HL2 and forward), but apparently they took it off the store...

  32. Post #32
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    July 2005
    8,183 Posts
    I have an extra gift copy of Team Fortress 2. I could send it on your behalf (unless it's too late).
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