Suppose I buy a Steam game as a gift for someone, as a favor, under the condition I will be reimbursed as soon as possible, and that the sum I'm going to receive only covers my expense.

Under UK law, does exchanging the gift and the reimbursement constitute a sale involving me and the recipient of the gift?



Legally you are acting as an agent for the person buying the game and the sale is between that person and Valve. Practically, you may have a hard time explaining this to Valve.

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    As far as Valve is concerned, if the game is being bought as a gift, it is implicit that I intend to give it to another person, though. Regardless that Valve has no way to tell whether the game is being gifted or I am simply acting as an agent, what would change if Valve could? – plco Feb 14 '16 at 3:40

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