Indians can now buy Steam games using debit card; here’s how

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Buying games online from Steam has been sort of a pain point for gamers without credit card for a while, especially when they doll out awesome games at very low prices during sales.

So now, gamers here can take advantage of those great offers and buy them using just a credit card thanks to MOL Points. You can purchase Steam wallet codes from here using your debit card, but you’ll need to pay a little more than the dollar rate for them, which is okay if you’re getting a good deal on the game. To put things in perspective you end up paying almost Rs400 extra when you buy $100 worth of Steam wallet and round Rs30 extra when you buy steam wallet for $5.

Once you have purchased Steam Wallet code you can go here and add them to your wallet on Steam.

A few debit cards such as those of Axis Bank support online purchases on stores like that of Steam but that’s not the case for all debit cards in India. So if you’re gamer who wants to buy games on Steam using a debit card, do check out MOL Points.

Balu writes on the gaming scene in India apart from doing game reviews. Feel free to tweet him @chupchap.

5 Comments

  1. Supreet

    July 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    hey bro they cost me Rs745 for 651 mol points, is it normal?

    • N T Balanarayan

      July 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Hi Supreet, yes that is normal because there is a 12.36% VAT charge.which is deducted. So for every Rs100 you spend you get 87.64 MOL points. This is one of the negatives of using MOL, but it remains one of the few workarounds for online transactions if you don’t have a credit card.

      • Supreet

        July 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        Thanks mate, u made my day. Now i finally have a way to add funds to steam wallet.
        There are many other posts where they told me to get credit card, but im a student so i cannot get a cc. But this way is best suited for students like me.I will definitely share this post among all my friends who are looking forward to buy games on steam.
        Once again Thank you Mate.

      • N T Balanarayan

        July 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Glad I could help you Supreet. I have been in the same position as you several times. =)

  2. Arpit

    July 17, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Tried not working. Some issue with transaction