I have added funds to my Steam account and used it to buy a game (but I have not added it to my library).

I also believe I have been on Steam for about 30 days, as I have been playing since the 1st of July and it is now August 1st.

Why is my account still not considered to be Premium?

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    Maybe you're talking about TF2? If you bought a game/added funds your Steam account should already be premium, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.
    – childe
    Aug 1, 2013 at 17:47
  • Also, there may be a slight delay or something. How long has it been since you added funds? Aug 1, 2013 at 17:49
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    If you have added $5+ to your Steam wallet, you should have premium access. If you don't, try logging out and then back in. If you don't have access within say 24 hours, I would contact Steam support. support.steampowered.com
    – Lemmings19
    Aug 2, 2013 at 0:14
  • I think you need to activate the game. If premium is there to force people to have 'skin in the game' for an account to be premium: then buying a game, adding it to your inventory, and trading it seems to bypass this and that is why you probably are not premium.
    – Colin D
    Jan 4, 2016 at 14:30

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I am not 100% certain about this, but I believe that you account only becomes premium when you add a game to your library.

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