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Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

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Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Practically yesterday I made a few purchases on steam without any problems, but I can't use my PayPal balance on steam now for some reason.

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Change from "My paypal" to "Paypal" under payment options on Steam purchase window.

Then you should be able to choose Paypal Balance,. or any cards added.

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore


@Melonslise wrote:

Practically yesterday I made a few purchases on steam without any problems, but I can't use my PayPal balance on steam now for some reason.


You made too many Steam transactions. Give it a little rest. PayPal security system throttling the transactions likely. It monitors user behavior with their accounts, me thinks.


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂
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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

I don't think that's the reason. I just don't get the option to use my balance at all. PayPal suggested I attach a card and I did, but Steam tried to use my card to pay and I still didn't get an option to use my PayPal balance. I tried setting my balance as preferred, but nothing changed.

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Have you found a solution?

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Change from "My paypal" to "Paypal" under payment options on Steam purchase window.

Then you should be able to choose Paypal Balance,. or any cards added.

View solution in original post

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Thank you Kreegah this solved my problem.

 

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

I have try that option that Kreegah proposes but it dont seems to be working for me. Is it anything else that you can do?

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

I don't see anyplace where there's an option to choose between "PayPal" and "My PayPal". When I go to pay, there's the dropdown menu where you choose your payment type (includes credit cards, etc.). The only option there is "PayPal" and once you click on that, a screen comes up that has the PayPal link logo that logs you in, where I only have the options to use a credit card on file or open up a PayPal Credit line.

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Re: Can't use PayPal balance on steam anymore

Okay, it's opaque, but it seems to work fine. I choose a credit card, and in the next payment screen, Steam has a note saying that funds will be pulled from a PayPal balance if available, and if not, it will draw from the credit card chosen. Verified this was the case after purchase.