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I purchased and redeemed multiple $5 steam gift cards and it said a month ago that I need to wait 30 days before I can use the community market. It's been 30 days and I am still restricted...

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The account must have a successful purchase older than 30 days, but not older than a year. You also cannot have recently changed your account's password.

This restriction will expire in 29 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes.

It's been like this all month and hasn't gone down. What do I need to do, to remove the restriction?

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    First off you'll have to follow the directions... you need to have a game purchased that is older than 30 days, but not older than a year. Have you bought a game yet? – Kaizerwolf Aug 8 '16 at 19:52
  • I was hoping I wouldn't have to... does it matter on the price? Could I buy a game for $1 and it will still work? – TTS Aug 8 '16 at 19:53
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You will need to follow the directions that the message is giving you. Specifically:

The account must have a successful purchase older than 30 days, 
but not older than a year. You also cannot have recently changed 
your account's password.

This is to prevent fraud within the platform. I can't imagine why you would want to purchase things from the Community Market without actually purchasing any games first, but that's your deal.

You do not need to purchase a full AAA $60 game for it to count.

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You will still need to wait the 30 days to use the cards though.

  • It's for TF2 which is F2P, I found a $0.29, and that will do? – TTS Aug 8 '16 at 19:57
  • Again, any price game will do. – Kaizerwolf Aug 8 '16 at 20:03
  • If it works out, I would appreciate you marking this as the answer! :) – Kaizerwolf Aug 8 '16 at 20:04
  • I think it may have to be a $5 game, unless they changed it. – Aequitas Aug 8 '16 at 23:04
  • @Aequitas Yep I checked with Steam's policy, answer has been edited. – Kaizerwolf Aug 9 '16 at 2:37

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