Since I'm home for Christmas I was interested in buying some steam games to fill my library. My account was basically unused as I made it over 1 year ago with the same intentions but never got around to it. I'm at a new IP address and have changed my password as I forgot my original one.
Now I'm really getting into the steam community but am finding it hard to collect the snow globe trading cards. Because of this for some reason I'm not able to buy a $0.35 item on the market place yet I'm able to buy a $50.00 game? This limits me in so many different ways such as not being able to complete the steam community challenge. I could complete it a bit easier if they would fix the uploading videos from youtube option but theres already multiple questions on that. Even thought I might spend over $100 I already spent over $40 but only received 3 cards even after waiting more than 24 hours.
So in combination with a card every $10.00 spent and reaching level 5 I think I can receive all 10 cards to craft the badge but it's the ladder option that's the tricky part I need help with. Like... crafting badges is basically out of the question because you don't receive card drops for the whole set so you're forced to wait for a card booster pack which would most likely take longer than I have or trade for the remaining cards which is not an option for me.
So please post my options if any, or am I just forced to spend over $100.00.