The Steam Market Just Went Through A Short, Crazy Meltdown

The glitch led prices to skyrocket, or plummet, depending on which side of the international currency conversion rate one was on. Prices of items that cost a few bucks in the U.S. fell so sharply for Indonesian buyers that they were all but free. Non-Indonesian buyers, meanwhile, were faced with massive price hikes—as PC Gamer pointed out, “something being sold in the Indonesian currency for 3.9 million Rupiahs (roughly $300) would be showing as a direct 1:1 conversion of $3.9 million.


Wow, I was wondering why I couldn’t get to Steam! :smile:

I wish I lived in Indonesia, though.


They reset purchases and sent refunds, unfortunately.

[Unfortunately for customers in Indonesia… fortunately for everyone else.]