I want to buy an CS:GO Item on steam from an account which doesn't have the game CS:GO. My library has no games. I will be trading/gifting/selling the items afterwards that I buy, but I also have plans to buy CS:GO in my account. So is it possible buy the items without the game?

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Yes you can buy games or items, without previous games installed.

For games you buy them as gifts and choose add to inventory as your option,

For steam community items like dota2, tf2 and csgo items they will always be saved to your inventory so you don't need the game in your library

Sidenote(if you buy tf2/dota crates you will need the game to open them)

  • You always say "without the games installed", but he is asking "without owning the game"
    – Sentry
    Jul 17, 2014 at 23:08
  • ^Yes that is right but I think without he means without owning?
    – Writwick
    Jul 18, 2014 at 0:34
  • I do mean without owning games
    – Flaunting
    Jul 18, 2014 at 6:45

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