|Spyx| Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:40pm
Steam doesn't let me add funds
So yeah, yet another thread with the purchase error which shows

"There seems to have been an error initializing or updating your transaction. Please wait a minute and try again or contact support for assistance."

My friend had this, and it didn't get fixed ever since. Now this is the first time I got it. TODAY.
I've never had problems with purchasing anything.
Odd thing is that when I tried to purchase, it went fine. It directed me to my PayPal, but then I got the odd error of getting "You don't have cookies enabled". Which is weird, because I DID have cookies enabled. So I gave it a rest and waited some longer. And now I got THIS famous error. :s

I have not changed country/province. I read that that might be the case, but it's not in this case.

What I did to try to resolve it as what I've read to do but did NOT work:

- try to open a new url. "Steampowered?=nl"


Note that it's not only PayPal. iDEAL and other ways to purchase steam credit didn't work either.

Help me out! :c
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Love2Camp Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Getting the same error, never had any problems using paypal (or visa) before..
Just hope they get it fixed before the sales are over :<
|Spyx| Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
When did it start to accure for you ? :s
NXGEN Meteora Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
I have the same issue when i want to buy a game ... :s
But before that appeared, i was about to buy a game. I payed via. paypal, and the it was going flawless. 2 Seconds later it said 'Transaction failed!" or something like that.
Last edited by NXGEN Meteora; Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:46pm
G!bs #MerryChristmas Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
Getting it too, I think its something to do with the sales overloading servers. Try again later?
|Spyx| Jul 11, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
@Gibs you're right. it fixed it self now..for now.
_G Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:00pm 
Same problem here, tried 5+ times to buy a few things and it fails with the card details.
RingoGringo Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
yeah failing every time i try to update my card details
Jaweebelow Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
me too, cant purchase by any method.
_G Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
They don't want our money or they don't want us to collect the summer sale badge! :P
|Spyx| Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Really awkward. It still works for me now.. I guess steam IS busy..
funkycmonkey Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
when its really busy,it sometimes happens
Squidgyness Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Something weird...

My transaction failed but it still downloaded the skyrim DLC, Wut? (it's there in the Data section of the in game boot up screen but not on my account as bought.) Seriously confused now.
christd91 Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Same here man. Mine seems to alternate between this error initialising the transaction, and that my bank account has denied the transaction - which is total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ as I purchased something a few days ago and have plenty of £ in my account, I even checked it straight after to double check. So something is deffo up.
[GB] I.Rapid Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
I hope I don't get 2000 charges on my card because of the fact I've tried dozens of times to get it to work. Still nothing for me.
Apollo Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
Perhaps they accept each payment manually :D
The summer vacation workers has arrived.
1 $ pr hour :D
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