For fuck's sake! I previously had to buy Left 4 Dead using PayPal because Valve have decided that people should not be able to use their credit card if they are not in the same country they registered the card in. Now, in all their fucking wisdom PayPal is the same.
That's twice I've missed out on a special deal because Steam is a pile of shit. Last time I tried to buy Sam and Max series 1 for $15 but for some unspecified reason it wouldn't let me, although I was able to go through to the Paypal purchase screen that time, the purchase would not complete.
I really like Steam, but the problems with billing are driving me fucking mental. Now I know I will have to go and spend ages fucking around trying to get a Japanese credit card (not too trivial for foreigners and probably not awesomely easy for anyone now the economy is messed up) before I can buy any more games, and there are a lot of games I want to buy >:(
Jesus fucking christ. It's like refusing someone entry into a shop because they are on holiday or something. Sorry, no tourists in here! What the fuck am I meant to do, Valve? Do I need to get a friend to gift me a copy of a game each time I want to buy? Do I need to call my mum and get her to send me a boxed copy? God, I hate how the internet's inherent advantages are being eroded by bullshit like this.