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Henners #1 Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

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Hello guys,

Taking part in today's fervour to get my hands on some Type 59s, I went to the gift shop to buy myself one as well as a pair for some friends.

Yet on the gift shop page, under 'select gift recipient', the only option is 'You'. How on earth do you buy tanks for other people?

Thanks

Jyliac #2 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

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Hi there,

This is maybe a stupid answer... but... do you have friends in your friendlist ingame or not? If not then that's the problem.

Best regards

Toxe #3 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

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a friends of me want  to give me a type 59, but he can't do it, it's the even problem than you..., why ?!

Answer please (sorry for my bad english, i do my best)

Henners #4 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

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both of my friends are on my ingame friendlist.

I am assuming that due to the large volumes of purchases right now, maybe they've disabled buying gifts for other people? Some people are waiting hours for their tanks after all.

Jyliac #5 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

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I did read a few minutes ago other posts with this problem... I think that the system is overloaded due to huge amount of buyings...
maybe tomorrow it will work again..

Nimble #6 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

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Normally the option is there to buy buy a gift for someone else but its not there anymore. Dont know if its a bug or intended

Dead_Skin_Mask #7 Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:57 AM

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View PostToxe, on 24 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

a friends of me want  to give me a type 59, but he can't do it, it's the even problem than you..., why ?!

Answer please (sorry for my bad english, i do my best)

Let him to log at website as you and buy Type for you from your account :).

Toxe #8 Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

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this is autorized ? (accepted ? agree? i don't know how to say lol sorry ^^)

Henners #9 Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

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Well, from WG's PoV I suppose that he could very well have simply given you his PayPal details and had you buy the tank :P

banemtheduke #10 Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

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View PostHenners, on 24 August 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

I am assuming that due to the large volumes of purchases right now, maybe they've disabled buying gifts for other people? Some people are waiting hours for their tanks after all.

It is virtual tank, there is no delay in buying something virtual. There is no worker to go to storage, truck to transport the goods...

Dead_Skin_Mask #11 Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

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View PostHenners, on 24 August 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

Well, from WG's PoV I suppose that he could very well have simply given you his PayPal details and had you buy the tank :P

Well, giving online game data is safer, then giving PayPal or credit card details :)

View PostToxe, on 24 August 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

this is autorized ? (accepted ? agree? i don't know how to say lol sorry ^^)

Don't know, but at this moment it is the only possibility to make gifts. If you ask WG they will always tell you, that you shouldn't give others your account details. But I don't think that they will ban anyone for that, specially that they will earn on it.

Henners #12 Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:58 PM

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View Postbanemtheduke, on 24 August 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:

It is virtual tank, there is no delay in buying something virtual. There is no worker to go to storage, truck to transport the goods...

There's just a metric ton of PayPal payments to deal with.

banemtheduke #13 Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

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View PostHenners, on 24 August 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

There's just a metric ton of PayPal payments to deal with.

And how much that can be? 1000 transfers per day? If they can't handle this, they may close business.

TinCanMan #14 Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

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I has no friends :arta:

Buda76 #15 Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

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well I bought a tenk from gift shop, of course for me since you cannot for friends, but i cannot find this gift in MyGifts. Is there anything else where I should search or ...
pls respond

Bligger #16 Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

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same issue as stated above:

only option fpr me is:You

Seems this has nothing to do with language (im from Germany an only option i can pick is called: Sie )

This bug? lasts at least since Thursday - a statement form service would be nice if that is something intentional :)