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I just bought XCOM 2 on Steam sale, but after reviewing the bundles that contain it, I'd much rather have the whole XCOM 2 Collection and save money on the game and the DLCs. I can't buy the bundle now because the offer is only applicable when one doesn't already have an item from the bundle.

So I requested a refund on the purchase. Will it be possible to buy the bundle after refund? And in general, is is possible to buy a game a second time after getting a refund?

  • I'm glad everything worked out for you, but I'm confused by your claim that you can't buy the bundle after buying a single item from the bundle. I've done this several times myself, and the bundle is correctly discounted to avoid double-charging me for the things I already own. Am I missing something unique about your situation? – Steve-O May 5 '18 at 18:05
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    @Steve-O That's a relatively new feature that not all bundles use. It used to be you'd have to pay the same price for a bundle regardless what games or DLC in the bundle you already owned and a lot of bundles still work this way. The XCOM 2 Collection is an example of one of these older style of bundles. You can tell if it's a newer style bundle, with a reduced price if you already own part of it, by checking to see if it the word BUNDLE appears in light blue after it's name. Merely being called a bundle doesn't mean it's new style bundle, it's needs to be in all caps and in light blue. – user86571 May 6 '18 at 0:17
  • @RossRidge Thanks for the info! I guess I've been pretty lucky with the bundles I've been choosing so far, but I'll definitely pay more attention to avoid being caught out by this in the future! – Steve-O May 6 '18 at 13:58
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It turns out this is actually in the Steam FAQ:

I bought a game right before it went on sale. Can I get a refund and repurchase it at the sale price?

Yes.

If you have not already requested a refund, make sure the purchase is eligible and submit a request here.

Please note that approved refunds may take up to 7 days to process.

And indeed it did work flawlessly, got the refund within an hour and could immediately order the bundle afterwards.

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