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I'm thinking of buying Elder Scrolls Anthology used. What I'm wondering is, if the old owner happened to use the Steam code already, will I still be able to use it?

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marked as duplicate by TZHX, l I, Frank, Billy Mailman, Sadly Not Jun 17 '14 at 23:40

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and fwiw if you have the patience you can wait for a steam sale to pick up any elder scrolls games for deep discounts – l I Jun 17 '14 at 19:35

Steam keys can only be used once. If the original owner used the product key, you cannot use it.

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Anything with a digital code you should probably not buy used. It's very unlikely the seller didn't use it. – GnomeSlice Jun 17 '14 at 18:53
@GnomeSlice even worse, quite often you need both the code and the discs to play the game, and if the code was used you now have just a nice set of coasters (and the seller no doubt made copies and continues to use those). – jwenting Jun 18 '14 at 7:05

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