Do people forget? I'd say they can't buy it but you have to have 50$ worth of games to be on here so they should have some money maybe?

Just something I always wondered. Earlier ones like 1-3 I understand but the newer ones most of the site should know about them.

EDIT: This is about people not buying the bundle but then entering to win the bundle.

Monolight (2 years ago)

...or people don't have credit cards.

This is the case with me

helixx

(2 years ago)

same here, no CC nor paypal

Kihlo

(2 years ago)

It also uses paypal.

And you need a credit card to buy steam games.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago*)

...or you could get steam games by activating Cd-keys, accepting gifts and so on... I have yet to buy a game on steam.

Monolight

(2 years ago*)

+1

helixx

(2 years ago)

Really?

Hm, I guess that could be the case with some of the people but I doubt it's a majority.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

They don't like indie games or don't have money?

helixx

(2 years ago)

Then why would they enter a giveaway for the bundle?

Also it's pay what you want.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

what if they don't have $0.01

helixx

(2 years ago)

Then I guess it's a good reason. But It seems unlikely that is the case.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

I don't have a credit card, so I can't buy my own bundles. I was able to buy the last few because I had a gift card with a few dollars on it. Before that I had to beg for them though. I had to do things I don't like to talk about.

Dushanan

(2 years ago)

washing dishes etc? poor little thing...

bufetman

(2 years ago)

the implication was that I whored myself

Dushanan

(2 years ago)

I have the same problem.

Cakemeister

(2 years ago)

The whoring or the other thing?

Shardok

(2 years ago)

No, you don't. You quoted Paypal yourself, you don't need a Creditcard for that.
Head to your Paypal account then My Account > Add Funds > Transfer Funds from a Bank Account in [Your Country here]
Click it, Write down the Paypal Data AND the Transaction Code for your account, go to your bank, make a payment to Paypal while adding the special 8 letter/digit number as reference number rather than the normal OCR. Then wait between 3 to 8 days (they say it's less, but it can take longer) and the money is on the account. After that I just buy what I want from the Steam store.
Also you can buy via PaySafeCards, mobile Money from your Cellphone, MoneyBookers, and a few local choices besides the Credit Cards. If you're in Russia you have even the Kiosk Terminals for buying games from Steam. Well, not all choices may be avaible everywhere, but PP should at least...

And if you got no bank account whatsoever, where had you dumped the money for your PC? Robbed or stuffed in your Pillow? :D
Edit: And if you're a kid: Well kiddo, wait a few years, then you could LEGALY buy your Ego-Shooter, but that is not so fun, right? ^^

P.S.: Nothing personal, only ranting broadsides :D

fedprod

(2 years ago*)

+1
Also there is something called a DEBIT CARD. This is EASY TO GET and even free for students and pupils at some banks. It works perfectly with services like Paypal and Click&Buy, and I've used it for online payments for many years now. I never had a credit card, so that is the lamest and dumbest excuse ever.

BlueLegion

(2 years ago)

I'm not allowed to get a credit card/debit card/bank account.

I also have no money that's mine so I'm completely dependent on my parent's money and occasional giftcards and such. But usually my giftcards are to Best Buy, which I can hardly use to purchase games off steam with or bundles.

SparkleDae

(2 years ago)

why would you send funds to paypal via your debit card then buy games on steam with said funds?

I use my debit card directly when I buy things. Protip you can use your debit card just like a credit card. BofA customer...

PPG113

(2 years ago)

I don't own credit card with internet payments too...sooo

BloodyCookie

(2 years ago)

I don't have a credit card either. But it won't stop me :D, I use PayPal so I can buy bundles and games on Steam like everybody else ;-)

tohico

(2 years ago*)

maitenieks (2 years ago)

I think people do not want to buy humblebundle because it is full of mostly unknown indie titles and they do not realize how good most of those games are.

that happened to me for the first 2 bundles then I jumped on the bundle train, luckily my friend has a spare HiB 1/2 so that was awesome.

Hikikomori

(2 years ago)

xboxer (2 years ago)

There are some out there who are too poor to even have a cent. There are even more out there without a credit/debit card to buy HIB.

If they don't have a cent how could they have the minimum 50$ for the account?

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

Friends?

helixx

(2 years ago)

Maybe. Just seeing what others think about this.

There's like 20 of the newest Humble Bundles on first day and they all have like 1k each in it.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

I can fully admit to having well over $50 worth of games on my account solely from games friends gave me (Portal, GMod, TF2, CSS, L4D2, and a few others. All various games friends wanted me to play and I agreed once they got me the game)

Shardok

(2 years ago)

A really nice gentleman gifted Terraria, Half-Life 2, and Episode 1 to me (and gah, I need to get Half-Life 1 before I play Half-Life 2 cause I'm very chronological about games. :( ). Then, another nice person gave me the Frozen Synapse Bundle and he paid a dollar for it, he also bought me The Really Big Bundle from IndieRoyale and VVVVVV. The Voxatron and Introversion Bundles, I got one of my friends to get them for me because I had 10 dollars so I could pay them back and everything. So, yeah, I was above the 50 minimum without a cent, but I'm going to give the guys who gave me stuff something decent in return once I have the means to do so. But for now, I temporarily got over the minimum for free.

SparkleDae

(2 years ago)

if they dont have a cent ud think theyd be off the computer and working for some doe

qqxo

(2 years ago)

If they're so poor, how did they afford a computer in the first place?

CzStRider

(2 years ago)

Guys works for union doing some construction work or something. While bowling has freak accident, loses legs. Now he has medical bills, can't work, no workers comp since he didn't lose his legs on the job, ect. Sure after he heals he will be able to get a job, but wont have any income while he recovers. Also, depending one what he specifically did he may not be able to do that anymore with no legs, requiring him to enter a new line of work. May end up making less, may end up having to get an education to make equal pay to what he was making. Even if he had lost them on the job he may not get worker's comp. for quite a while depending on the company.

So, he afforded the computer and $50 of steam games while working, freak accident happens, suddenly he can't afford getting anything else for awhile. Keep in mind this can happen in situations other than losing ones legs. Really not that hard of a concept for someone intelligent.

MrImmoli

(2 years ago)

virarneeda (2 years ago)

if you don't have a credit/debit card, that is because you are underage (and therefore your opinion does not mean shit)

Bitch please, you can get a debit card on the age of 7...

alexva0

(2 years ago)

I got mine at 15, and the only reason I don't have one now is because my bank closed my account due to inactivity... Currently opening a new bank account would require a minimum deposit, or going to my prior bank which is too far to go to... So really, no card still.

Shardok

(2 years ago)

Caspernomnom (2 years ago)

i dont have frozenbyte one because i couldnt afford it....

soocie (2 years ago)

I only recently got back into gaming, and wasn't aware of Humble Bundle until I started browsing /r/gaming and saw it mentioned a few times during the Voxatron bundle. I can see how others might miss it or be unaware of it simply because they may not actively keep up with such.

Money could still be a factor in some cases, too. A lot of the games that I've bought directly through Steam I either caught on sale, or it was basically my idea of splurging. I try to budget everything that I spend on luxury, and as inexpensive as it may seem, sometimes not even beating the average will be able to fit into that.

There's also that some people may just not care enough about the bundles or the cause to want to spend any of their own money on it, but figure that they may as well take advantage of them being given away on here.

AJValentine (2 years ago)

i missed the first 4, but since then, i've got all of them

gomunokaizoku (2 years ago)

I only started buying since this one... wish I had known about this awesome bundles before. latetotheparty.gif

no7892142 (2 years ago)

I feel bad if I basically steal 3-4 good indie games, but I am not interested enough in them to really pay for them. So yeah.

But they let you pay any price? Even a Penny. They let you. So you are paying.

I find it odd(not in a bad way) you'd rather try to win them then to buy it lol.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

Jonex (2 years ago)

Some people might have missed it don't forget. No internet, travelling etc.

erica123 (2 years ago*)

I may miss 4 as I have a lot going on during the holidays this year, like moving house. Not that I don't have the ability to buy it, but I may be hindered by the more-important real life. Wish HiB did pre-orders so I could ensure I'd get one when things settle down.

Sometimes it's not that people can't buy them, but they might have RL things going on - deployment, hospitalization, traveling, moving, etc.

Irv1n3 (2 years ago)

I have bought about 3 bundles, even if I knew their existences since the first day. I buy only if there is a game I want in the bundle, and I don't care about "support poor indie developers", seriously.

CaptainBonertopia (2 years ago)

I don't have money. Any bundle i've received it was a gift, from either friends or here.

Andy2T (2 years ago*)

There are some countries that can't easily get, or even blocked by the government, to buying bundles ( mine for example, Viet Nam, try it, It's hard to get a legitimate copy of a game without the help of Steam or something like that). There for, I don't have any humble bundles.

Same thing, but in a different country.... so please do more humble budles giveaways :)

Ocram

(2 years ago)

Alchemistlord (2 years ago)

People can forget about them easily. I forgot that the Frozen Synapse Bundle ever existed but then I got it from a friend.

codexboy (2 years ago)

its sad that i only knew about the bundle after it was over, i'll gladly buy it off someone at the price they got it for :)

p.s yes, i live in a cave :(

defiantBlaze (2 years ago)

But it's too expensive.

pyromcr (2 years ago)

I think some people just hate charity.

Charity? It all goes to the Illuminati so they can develop their nuclear weapons in their little circlejerk even more.

The Humble Indie Bundles are evil

defiantBlaze

(2 years ago)

Nox (2 years ago*)

I think not all are mature, so they can't buy such a things

omegletroll (2 years ago)

I entered a free weekend for brink and my account value went up 20$, just saying...

Dethbryte (2 years ago)

Some people might miss out on it, some people might not have any money to spare at the time. It happens.

omegletroll (2 years ago)

There is also a free weekend of Killing Floor on right now that's about to end, if there are any lurkers looking at this, you might wanna enter it if your value to go up.

MrOns (2 years ago)

I missed the first two HIBs due to not having any money, but managed to get No.2 as part of the extras for No.3. The first HIB is a so far elusive prize... Anyone fancy gifting? fingers crossed

But yeah. The bundles (HIB, Royale and Gala) has massively increased my account value. I've spent around £40 (~$60), but due to buying everything on sale, and with the help of the bundles, my account is worth just under £500. Crazy!

snorkel (2 years ago)

Kids with no credit cards?

sN1pz0r (2 years ago)

Omg if ur that poor. Dont play on steam. Go to ur xbox or ps3, if u have one. Jeez.

Actually PC gaming is cheaper. Sales and bundles.

PS3/360 games are still 10-20$ even for year old games and they usually don't go cheaper unless used and really old.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

I own more games in the few years since I downloaded Steam than the 30 I took in buying console games.

cowbell

(2 years ago*)

I've started PC gaming this year.

I have more PC games then PS3 and wii games now.

Still not fully PC gamer yet though.

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

Whut? Steam is cheap, and why would someone with little disposable income have both a gaming PC AND a console?

snorkel

(2 years ago)

Faalagorn (2 years ago)

Yeah, most of my friends have no Credit Cards, so I'm buying games on steam for them, I also always buy Indie bundles for them xD

c00lizz (2 years ago)

Or like me, you already own a big part of a bundle and simple don't see the point in buying it for just one game.

Soo you then enter it to win it on steamgifts...?

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

No... Are you drunk? I enter for the one I missed.

c00lizz

(2 years ago*)

neocow (2 years ago)

maybe the games they have on their account are, you know, Gifts? 80% of my games are gifts steam calc over 1k, so, yeah.

GreenDolphin (2 years ago)

Financially some people may find themselves in situations where they can't spend any more money on luxuries as they previously were able to, in some cases they don't even have more than $1 in their bank or they're just in plain debt. Technically they could buy the bundle at 0.01c but probably instead prefer not to cheap out like that and thus decide to skip out on it entirely until they have enough funds to considering a reasonable purchase price.

Reading a lot of what people are saying here is surprising to me though, I thought most of you would have a better grasp on how other peoples personal financial situations and needs work out. Also just because someone is poor doesn't mean they're lazy to work, it's more of a case of them being unable to work/find work. A lot of people simply can't help the fact they're poor, or are in a serious financial crisis, finding themselves little to do to fix it. The US is a notable example where there is a major gap between rich and poor for a supposed 1st world country and yet the government isn't going to address any of their own issues correctly anytime soon.

I understand that some people don't want to buy it for one cent. but why would you then enter to try and win it if you coulda bought it in the first place?

IgotElbows

(2 years ago)

I think it's more of a case of people feeling less guilty and more confident knowing that they won it/got it by someone else who possibly spent at least more than 1 cent obtaining the bundle, and even more so if it included the extra games you get for paying above the average price.

Also from what I'm aware folks buying the Bundle for the low price of 1 cent through Paypal is bad enough as it is because the transfer fee from Paypal causes the seller to receive nothing and in turn they have to make up the rest of the transfer costs, it's like they're paying you to play their games.

GreenDolphin

(2 years ago)

PointOMan (2 years ago)

Why would you not have one of the following 3

  1. Withdraw money from bank using Paypal and pay that way.
  2. Credit Card
  3. Debit Card

Only reason i can think of for not having any or all 3 of those is, you're a kid. Go up a few posts, someone says "i'm not allowed to have a credit card/debit card". /Question answered.

Paypal service is shit and I don't like something that can take money from my bank account at will I don't have a steady enough job to pay off credit card bills Since when can you purchase games online with a debit card?

Bengineer

(2 years ago)

I have purchased many things online using debit cards. You use them just like a credit card.

morriscox

(2 years ago)

Hobbax (2 years ago)

Im from chile, and i cant buy things if i not have american money

Onomatopesha (2 years ago)

No credit card, i use my friends paypal account when i want to get a game, so i usually analyze and over analyze when i'm going to buy something.

sN1pz0r (2 years ago)

I have wii, xbox 360, ps3, ps2, xbox, dreamcast and snes.

And I know steam is cheap. But how on earth do people get a good gaming PC. Because you need money for that. Thats why i said if you dont have the money. Play something else if you have it or try getting a job or if you are too young, do some chores and your parents might increase your allowance. But without the help of money and then be broke as MC HAMMER. I don't see how you get the money for the gaming PC but not for the games.

"how on earth do people get a good gaming PC" By saving money instead of buying this crap: "I have wii, xbox 360, ps3"

Seren

(2 years ago)

Dreamcast, SNES and PS2 aren't crap.

proletar666

(2 years ago)

Ryan983 (2 years ago)

why would people want it is the better question?

cymrean (2 years ago)

Until a week ago, I didn't even know about the existance of Humble Bundles. Hance i enter all the giveaways for them. Since I missed all.

DontarX (2 years ago)

Money goes to bills and food first, anything else is a rare luxury

tohico (2 years ago*)

Why would I buy games that I won't play?

I've bought a bundle for myself only once, and I reedemed only 2 games of the bundle... One that I wanted and the second one looked interesting. Everything else I gave to my friends.

bullexcrements (2 years ago)

Does anybody want theses games from Humble Introversion Bundle - Darwinia, DEFCON, Uplink, Multiwinia?? Just reply to this comment, gimme your mail and I'll send it to you. Cheers

meme

helixx

(2 years ago)

I would love those :D

The1LegCripple

(2 years ago)

E-mail! Gimme your e-mail adress... :P How am I suppose to send it to you :P

bullexcrements

(2 years ago)

Contact me on steam then I'll give you my email

Bengineer

(2 years ago)

I sent you an invite on steam. I will give you my email over there. Thanks.

The1LegCripple

(2 years ago)

Ok done, hf :P

bullexcrements

(2 years ago)

Bobibbles (2 years ago)

Because I'm a cheap bastard

Zev (2 years ago)

I've actually bought some for my friends, who oddly enough don't have a paypal account.

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