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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 15:18 #113589
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I have had a quick look through the License Manager posts on the Forum but can't see an answer to my question, which is:

If a family member was to purchase a simulation as a Christmas gift for me, how would the License be allocated to my computer?

Sorry if I've missed the obvious.

Thank in advance

Bugsy

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 15:20 #113590
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The shop doesn't directly support gift giving. We can in limited circumstances arrange for a license to be transferred between accounts.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 15:39 #113594
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It would remove the surprise element but the sim could be bought through the end-users account with the gifter handing over the cost to the end-user.

For the future, perhaps some sort of gift-voucher scheme where someone who is not registered can buy a voucher code to pass on as a gift?

"I am just going outside and may be some time." - Capt. Lawrence Oates, (17/03/1880 – 16/03/1912), British army officer and Antarctic explorer.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:03 #113597
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You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:10 #113598
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postal in post 113594 said:
It would remove the surprise element but the sim could be bought through the end-users account with the gifter handing over the cost to the end-user.

For the future, perhaps some sort of gift-voucher scheme where someone who is not registered can buy a voucher code to pass on as a gift?
This year the family has decided to do a "Secret Santa" present buying thing. This is to reduce overspending(which can easily get out of hand) and avoid anybody receiving an unwanted present, which has happened frequently in the past.

It looks as though I will unfortunately have to ask for the cash as you have said. I've had to do this in the past.
A voucher system, which you suggest, would have been ideal in this case.

Would this idea be possible in the future.

I look forward to any comments.

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:16 #113599
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bugsy in post 113598 said:
postal in post 113594 said:
It would remove the surprise element but the sim could be bought through the end-users account with the gifter handing over the cost to the end-user.

For the future, perhaps some sort of gift-voucher scheme where someone who is not registered can buy a voucher code to pass on as a gift?
This year the family has decided to do a "Secret Santa" present buying thing. This is to reduce overspending(which can easily get out of hand) and avoid anybody receiving an unwanted present, which has happened frequently in the past.

It looks as though I will unfortunately have to ask for the cash as you have said. I've had to do this in the past.
A voucher system, which you suggest, would have been ideal in this case.

Would this idea be possible in the future.

I look forward to any comments.
Read the post above yours

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:21 #113600
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GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
I have just looked at the link above.
This is what I can do.

One point though. I notice that the Edinburgh and Tyeneside IECC Licenses "used" box has not been ticked. I have used both of these sims and when I look at my License Manager both are allocated to my laptop.
Something seems to be amiss.

Headshot119. They crossed. Geoff posted as I was typing.

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:22 #113601
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bugsy in post 113600 said:
GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
I have just looked at the link above.
This is what I can do.

One point though. I notice that the Edinburgh and Tyeneside IECC Licenses "used" box has not been ticked. I have used both of these sims and when I look at my License Manager both are allocated to my laptop.
Something seems to be amiss.
The use feature was introduced recently (Date uncertain), so if you allocated license prior to that it won't always shows as used.

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 16:42 #113602
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GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
Good idea. It would need the gifter to register before purchasing but not an insuperable obstacle.

Could a link be added (maybe under Home or Products) to link to the Licenses page rather than having to type in the URL (or is a link already there and I'm missing it)?

[EDIT] Doh! Once I looked under My Account, there it was.

"I am just going outside and may be some time." - Capt. Lawrence Oates, (17/03/1880 – 16/03/1912), British army officer and Antarctic explorer.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 17:07 #113603
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postal in post 113602 said:
Could a link be added (maybe under Home or Products) to link to the Licenses page rather than having to type in the URL (or is a link already there and I'm missing it)?

[EDIT] Doh! Once I looked under My Account, there it was.
Yes, to be specific: My Account (left sidebar or top drop-down menu under your name), then My Licenses.

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 20:01 #113605
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GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
Unless mistaken I can see a problem here.

Wouldn't the person buying the simulation have to open a SimSig account from which to donate the license in question?

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 22:08 #113612
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bugsy in post 113605 said:
GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
Unless mistaken I can see a problem here.

Wouldn't the person buying the simulation have to open a SimSig account from which to donate the license in question?
Yes, but as Postal says, it's not an insuperable obstacle. The two of you could play multiplayer!

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 26/11/2018 at 22:14 #113613
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GeoffM in post 113612 said:
bugsy in post 113605 said:
GeoffM in post 113597 said:
You can donate unused licenses. Go to https://www.simsig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and beside unused licenses you'll see a link called "donate". By "unused" I mean never allocated to any machine.
Unless mistaken I can see a problem here.

Wouldn't the person buying the simulation have to open a SimSig account from which to donate the license in question?
Yes, but as Postal says, it's not an insuperable obstacle. The two of you could play multiplayer!
You don't know the people that I'm dealing with here :D

I think that I'll stick to the cash idea. At least I won't get endless emails asking questions like "How do I do that" or "What do I do next"
Although that could be rather funny I suppose.

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 27/11/2018 at 10:05 #113631
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I think Postal's suggestion of gift vouchers would be great. I often ask for Steam vouchers, (for DTG things), Game vouchers (to use when a PS4 game comes out I want) and now another company I use a lot (Just Trains) have started doing gift vouchers too.


Hopefully one day its something we could see here too

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Sim to be purchased as a Christmaas gift 27/11/2018 at 12:33 #113633
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It isn't unusual with many retailers to have to register to purchase something. There's nothing complicated about Simsig being the same surely?
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