Valve is changing the rules when it comes to Steam gift trading for the better. For the first part it still remains the same – for Direct Gifting , a user can buy a game directly for another user, which they can redeem and start enjoying right away. The change is when a gift is purchased and put into the purchaser’s inventory as an Inventory Gift , that game will now be subject to a (30) thirty day wait before the game is available to trade. Valve is doing this so that trading games can be a much better experience, it also lowers the number of times games are traded then being revoked because the purchaser payment option didn’t work such as a credit card not working properly or fraudulent trades. This seems like the right way to go so that no longer will someone be gifted a game and then it later being revoked since the payment was part of a charge-back scam or the payment didn’t work.
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