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  1. 14 points
    Scott Bakula

    Help Me Become a Brokerer

    The first thing to do is to not capitalize the first letter of every word you type. Also, I can't help but notice how all the keys you currently have and the ones that were in your backpack a few days ago came from AxAssassin.
  2. 12 points
    Scott Bakula

    Keys are dropping

    No. No. No. Keys becoming worth less refined does not in any way mean a crash. A key's value is tied to the US dollar, not refined. What a change like this means is simply that refined's value is going up and will have better purchasing power when jumping into the key-based part of Tf2's economy (and vice-versa).
  3. 11 points
    « SɱokEy »

    [GUIDE] All in 1 Guide - Trading Basics + Scrap to Unusual + All Kinds of Scams.

    Before I start there are few things I wanna say and be clear about. 1. I love helping everyone and so this was a guide (a shorter version) I made for my friends from the TF2 community in my region on my discord server, The screenshots shown in this guide is like a few months old from when I made this guide so I did not bother to strike off the names as those trade won't be existing now. 2. Everything that I have said below is a collection of data I gathered online and from my own experience in trading. (not everything are my own words but I strongly agree with everything said below) 3. There are many other guides out there for trading you are free to follow/check that as well. By no means this is a perfect guide or the best one out there. 4. There will be very basic things mentioned here which most of you may already know but that is for the people who are very new to trading. What is TRADING on steam? Trading is a system that lets people exchange items with other people. This system allows players to swap weapons, cosmetics, tools and more with other players within Steam itself On August 9, 2011, the trade beta updates were added to the public Steam client and on September 6, 2011. With Steam trading, people were able to trade their in-game items for other in-game items with other people. Team Fortress 2 Trading Item trading is the backbone of the economy in Team Fortress 2. Weapons, hats, and metal are all traded frequently and have their own individual values. 1. Weapons and hats will be given to the player via the drop system, 2. Items can also be obtained via the crafting system. There are specific recipes for almost every item which can be found in the in-game crafting section Currency Since you can't directly trade money to other players Metal is the most basic currency in Team Fortress 2. Keys which can only be obtained by either buying them from the store or trading metal for it Earbuds are next which can be obtained by trading keys and metal These 3 items are the basic currency used in TF2 for trading There are many keys in TF2 but Mann Co. Supply Crate Key is the currency key keep this in mind. Types of Metal There are mainly 3 types of metal in Team Fortress 2 Scrap Metal, Is obtained by Smelting two class weapons together (Can be done In-game) Reclaimed Metal, Is obtained by Smelting three scrap metals together (Can be done In-game) Refined Metal, Is obtained by Smelting three reclaimed metal (can be done In-game) 1 Refined Metal = 9 Scrap Metal or 1 Refined Metal = 3 Reclaimed Metal 1 Reclaimed Metal = 3 Scrap Metal 1 Reclaimed Metal in mathematical terms - 0.33 1 Scrap Metal in mathematical terms - 0.11 0.99 is counted as 1 in TF2 ITEM QUALITIES Quality is a property of items, which is represented in-game by the color of the item's name and (in most cases) by a title prefixed to the item's name. An item can have only one quality, which is determined when the item is created and remains unchanged There are 12 different qualities of items in TF2, But only 8 of them are more common and traded most. Normal · Unique · Vintage · Genuine · Strange · Collector's · Decorated · Unusual · Haunted · Community · Self-Made · Valve From the list above Unique · Vintage · Genuine · Strange · Collector's · Decorated · Unusual and Haunted are the most commonly traded items Shortlisting this, even more, it will be Unique Strange and Unusual The highest traded items Unique quality is the item quality assigned to items which can be found through random drops during gameplay Vintage is an item quality used most commonly to designate previously Unique items obtained prior to the Mann-Co Update, where it was introduced. Genuine item quality was originally introduced alongside the RIFT promotion as a way to allow items obtained through participation in a cross-game promotion or an in-game event to be distinguished from the same items gained via other methods - such as through the random drops or via crafting. Strange quality is an item quality available for weapons and cosmetics that track the stats (kills and points) of that item. Haunted is an item quality designated for Halloween-themed items. Many, but not all, Halloween items have a Haunted version. Collector's is an item quality that is given to items obtained by completing special Chemistry Sets Decorated is an item quality assigned to weapons with special grade factors, varying levels of exterior wear, and possibly a Strange counter and/or Unusual effect. Unusual quality is an item quality used on cosmetic items, taunts, and weapons. Unusual items have special attached particle effects. How To Start Trading It's actually hard to start with nothing at all, so its best to have a very small investment to start with. I would recommend 2 keys (which is what I started with) This is a section about slow profit that you don’t need much metal to do, making it perfect for new traders getting started and learning the basics of TF2 trading. This section is nothing I would recommend doing a long time just because it’s just so slow profit. It's just to kick off your trading with very low investment 5 Things you need to check/have before you start Get TF2 premium Get the Steam app (for trade confirmation) - much better and safer than email confirmations Activate Steam guard Set your profile to public Have your Trade offer URL As mentioned earlier its best to have some kind of investment when you start trading for the first time, so buy 2 keys and convert 1 key into metal (refined, reclaimed and scrap) and save your other key. How do I do that? Just go here - https://scrap.tf/keys and sell 1 key. There’s like thousands of different ways to trade and make a profit, and I will show you a few ways to help you get started. I’ll be talking about a few basic methods of trading. [ This is what I started doing when I started Trading long ago ] Buy and Sell Popular Items How do I know which are popular items? Taunts, Tools, and craft hats. These Items sell a lot everyday and its good profit Tools include items like Backpack Expanders, Name tags, Tour of Duty Ticket etc (basically consumable items of small value) Taunts are also a good start for new Traders with a limited budget. Buy and sell these items for a small profit. Go for items and aim to buy & sell a lot of items to get your profit going, don’t try and buy ridiculously low or sell to high, then you’ll never get to buy/sell any items. Banking these items can be hard with all the competition from other traders, especially traders using bots. If you want to grab a trading bot of your own there’s actually free option available, trade.tf they have bots available for free. (To know more about these bots DM me) or just buy a bot.tf bot. - Look for people that are selling a bunch of cosmetics/taunts/tools on TF2outpost, make an offer for all their items at a discount, don’t go crazy and offer way below what they're asking for, instead aim for a small profit when buying in bulk, make it worth it for both parties. - Look for people that are selling items at discount on backpcak.tf Here is an example of an Item. You can see those guys are selling it for much less than bots (Yes he is offline but if you can get the item from them you can make a profit of 1-4 scrap or by selling it) either to the bots that are buying it or by listing it for sale NOTE: In backpack.tf Every item You see on the left side with Green arrow is SELL ORDER Every Item You see on the right side with Blue arrow is BUY ORDER In the above-shown example, you can see that bots are buying this item for 2.88 refined and there are people selling it for 2.55 onwards Just mentioning this because I have seen a lot of people getting confused with this. This is another example or way to make easy profit. Some bots will be having outdated prices (The owners may be just too lazy to update it? idk but this happens a lot). As u see in the screenshot every bot is selling this item for 4.33 ref and buying it for 4.11 ref but one bot has a buy order at 5.33 ref. Just buy from the selling bot and sell it to the buying bot for easy profit. (This is kind of cheeky but hey it's not something rule-breaking as they there is a legit buy order which has an old outdated price.) Keep in mind bots might have stock limit set (so reload the page after a trade and check if the bot is still buying that item. Trade.tf has a feature which scans all the big trading sites for good deals, this can be a great place to find a few items you can make a profit on. In order to use the service you need to have their premium membership, it’s free and all you have to do is to add “trade.tf” into your Steam name. If the site says an item is on sale for like 60% off, it’s probably too good to be true, the service isn’t flawlessly and you always need to double check everything before making a deal. It also has a bot that can help you with trading which is also free for premium members. Do check it out, and if you are confused or have any questions please DM me When you have made a decent profit from trading craft hats taunts and tools its time to step things up a bit and find better deals and items that give more profit. These items need more investment or will cost more than these small items so make sure to at least have 5 keys and some refined when you start doing this. Items Include - Unique Killstreak items, Strange Killstreak Items, Vintage items, Genuine items, Strange Cosmetics etc As you trade more and more you will get an idea how this works and how to get more profit from which items from your own experience. Once you have to say about 10-15 keys then you can start with Unusual Trading (although 8 keys are enough to start unusual trading its best to have some extra keys as backup) Unusual Trading This section is purely based on my personal experience in Unusual Trading. I am not that good of an unusual trader and there are people who are 100x better than me also there are many other guides out there for unusual trading you are free to follow/check that as well. This guide is for people that want to get started with unusual trading or for any trader that want to learn new ways of making a profit with unusual's. When it comes to unusual trading you need to know all the unusual effects in the game and its value, and in this section, I’ll show you how you can do unusual trading with just a basic knowledge of the TF2 economy. I’ll try to cover everything you need to know to get started with unusual trading but that being said this is by no means a perfect unusual trading guide which I have already said above To start with unusual trading you’ll need around 8-15 keys, the more the better of course but that’s the minimum (The more the better) The second thing you need to know is that you have to be familiar with all the unusual effects in the game. There are currently 105 unusual effects in the game and you can see all these effects here in the link below. https://backpack.tf/effects Here you’ll find all the effects listed in order of the effect’s average price for hats with the effect in question. Effects with a high average are seen as good looking (in-game) and exclusive, generally speaking. This doesn’t mean an effect is more popular/easier to sell because it has a higher price, a higher price unusual effect can be harder to sell because people don’t have/don’t want to spend that kind of money on a hat. Meaning the higher the value of a hat the lesser chance you have to get pure (Its not impossible to get pure for very high-value items but the chances are less as only collectors or people who buy the hat to use would pay the full price in pure) A cheaper unusual effect can be more in demand just because it’s more affordable. When it comes to the question, what effects should you buy? I don’t have a good answer for you, any effect could be a good investment for the right price. But I will recommend do not buy effects like Bubbling, Dead Presidents, Massed Flies, Nuts n Bolts, Overclocked, Memory Leak, Confetti, Codex (I would also include power surge and Electrostatic here but that depends on the hats) and I would also recommend against Unusual Taunts as all of the taunts started dropping in price like rocks Why? Because These effects that have a tiny visual impact in the game, Meaning from a distance you can barely see those effects and they can almost look like regular hats in-game - From my personal experience, these effects are disliked the most and hardest to sell. But if you do happen to find good deals on this effect feel free to go for it. How to know the Value of an Unusual For checking out an unusual’s price your best bet is to head over to Backpack.tf and check what the suggested value is, either head over to the inventory of the user having the hat/taunt on Backpack.tf and find your unusual there, "click on it" then choose stats and you’ll come to unusual's stats page where you can see the price and other stats about your unusual. You can also use the search on Backpack.tf to find the value of a hat. Sometimes a 15 key unusual might have a seller 12 keys so its best not to pay more than 12 for the hat because you cannot sell it for more than 12 as there is already a seller. (just an example) Sometimes an unusual priced at 15 keys might have an Open price suggestion at 12 keys. Do not blindly trust it, open it and check the given proof and see if its valid (IF the given proof on the suggestion is valid then there is a high chance for it to get accepted and drop in price) -- If the price suggestion is relatively new you can check it out and see what past sales have gone for. Both suggestions that are approved and not approved can be worth checking out to know about past sales on that hat. You’ll find the price suggestions at the bottom of an unusual’s stats page. -- Check the Marketplace.tf price and find out if it’s been sold for cash recently. -- What’s the price on the Steam market -- Compare the price with other unusual's that have the same effect or the same hat but with other effects. Preferably one with a more up to date price suggestion. -- Search for the hat on TF2Outpost and see if there are any sellers there. Duplicated Unusual What are Duplicated or Duped Unusuals? Long before valve Implemented Steam Guard Auth, a lot of Trade Scams used to happen. Which was the main reason why valve introduced Steam guard. So basically when you click on accept trade in the trade window on steam The trade used to happen there was no secure confirmations. When solid proof for the scam was submitted valve used to give back the item that got scammed to the victim with "The Same Item ID". These items are the duplicate/duped items. They look the same in-game they do not have any special or different attributes from the Stolen/Scammed item. The only problem with these duplicated items is that they will have less resale value. How to know if an Unusual is Duplicate/Duped? Go to the inventory of the seller on backpack.tf and locate the unusual, click it and then choose History. Here on this page, you’ll see most of the past owners of this unusual and if the hat is duplicated you’ll see a small text in blue that says Duplicated in the right top corner. Checking the history before buying any unusual is also a good thing, this lets you see if there are any banned users mostly scammers (They will have their name in red and crossed over) in the recent history. -- If an Item has many scammer names on the item History then its most likely the value of the item will be low, Meaning most people wouldn't wanna have a hat that was owned by a lot of scammers in the past. Example of a Duplicated Unusual Example of a Clean Unusual You can see in the top right of the item history it will be written Duplicated. Always make sure to check this before buying an unusual Places to find good unusual Deals Backpack.tf and TF2Outpost, they’re by far the most active places for TF2 unusual trading. And if you feel like you need additional options you can check out the rest of the sites on the list later. Backpack.tf is great for finding unusual's or selling your own hats. Each unusual has its own page where you can find buyers and sellers for it, and also it’s price suggestion and any past price suggestion, and other basic info about the hat. If you have Backpack.tf premium you can search for deals on cheap unusual's and sort the results after the % discount the deal has It’s nothing I would recommend new traders though, considering it cost keys each month for premium. Scrap.tf's Unusual bot is a trading bot that buys and sells unusual's, if you’re going to sell your hat to the bot you should expect to lose profit doing so, the bot’s rates are not in favour of sellers, instead it can be a good place to get rid of your unusual's if you see no other option and you can’t get a hat sold. The potential for a good deal is much better when it comes to buying hats from the bot, it requires a lot of price checking and luck though. Scrap.tf Auctions is another section on Scrap.tf, where people put their items up for auction and people, can bid with their items to win the auction, it’s pretty straightforward and there’s plenty of unusual's being posted here. If you have the patience and dedication browsing through all the over-priced auction it can be worth it, but the good deals are quite rare in my experience. Unusual Trading servers Open the game Find the server browser and you can find the following. Skial trading servers https://www.skial.com/servers/ Note: Skial has a lot of servers find the trading ones and join Vatican City Unusual trade server http://www.the-vaticancity.com/ Neon Heights trade servers http://www.neonheightsservers.com/ Fire Powered Unusual trade servers https://firepoweredgaming.com/forums/page/servers These 4 are the best unusual trade servers in the game with Vatican City being the best of them all (My personal favorite) Here, on these servers, you can find a lot of people looking to buy and sell unusual's Quick Sells and how to find them What are quick sells? Quick selling is basically selling an item at 60-70% of the item's actual value or lower. Some people will quick sell their items/unusual for Pure, These are the kind of deals you should mostly be looking for to make profit Go to Backpack.tf and their classifieds section where all the items that are being sold on the site is listed. You’ll find that section of the site by hovering over the Trading tab in the top menu then clicking the Classifieds listings. Then you want to click on deals (only if you have premium if not ignore the deals) and sort the search result so that only Unusuals show up in your search, click on the “…” near the magnifying glass in the search, then choose “Unusual” under the Quality tab, the search will be sorted by cheapest first by default, leave it like that. (or just use this link to get a Classifieds search for unusual's) What we’re going to get is a search filled with listings on Unusuals being sold on the site, you’ll see plenty of hats being sold at a few keys discount, just be sure that you check the price of the unusual before buying it, as we talked about previously in the guide, not all Backpack.tf price suggestions are accurate so you always need to check to see if it’s an accurate price. Keep browsing the listings until you find a good deal in your price range worth investing in. A lot of sellers that are quick selling (selling their unusual at a discount) are looking to get TF2 keys as payment (often mentioned as “pure”) Another way to get quick sells is to make buy orders for unusual's on backpack.tf at cheap quick sell prices and you will get offers from people who are looking to quicksell, The same can be one on TF2 outpost also making an advertisement on Outpost about Buying Quicksell. Again the same can be done on Trade servers. Join an Unusual trade server and start advertising you are buying quick sells for pure on chat or voice. (But please do not spam) These are not the only ways to find quick sells there are many other ways but these are the specific ones I used and as I said at the start this guide is based on my personal experience from trading and I was successful. Selling the unusual's you buy This list can be good to go over if you find yourself stuck with an item that you just can’t sell, I’m usually pretty patient but after having my sell listings up for a long time and not getting it sold it’s can be a good time to try some different to get the item sold. Selling for pure can be difficult to do with some items, if the hat you’re trying to sell isn’t in demand most traders would want a discount on the hat when paying in pure. Simply lowering your price could help getting your hat sold for keys. Selling your unusual's for other unusual's - Head over to Backpack.tf and TF2Outpost and start looking for unusual's that are for sale that you would want to trade your unusual for, be prepared to overpay with your offer though, or you can try and add some keys to make your deal more appealing. (also known as a mixed offer). - If you get unusual offers on your hat make sure to check if that offered hat is clean 1st and then its value if you feel its profit (after checking hat effect price everything) go for it. Else add the trader and negotiate a deal with him. - You can also try and trade your unusual for CSGO items, this requires some basic knowledge of both the TF2 & CSGO market though and I would say based on my experience you’ll have an easier time trading your CSGO items for TF2 items than the other way around. The CSGO economy is much bigger and a lot of the CSGO skins are quite stable, making the, CSGO economy much more appealing for some traders. Some Tips from me. I’ll explain how I make profit trading with unusual's, I’ll try and be as transparent as possible so that you can easily get a hang of it. This is by no means the only way to trade with unusual's, it’s just how I like to do it. Trade with low tier unusual's to start with, there are cheap unusual's in the game that are not the most desirable hats in the game but there’s always a pretty good demand for these unusual's. Instead of buying & selling one expensive unusual I rather trade with 10 cheap unusual's, the profit per trade will most likely be much less but the risk that my hats will lose value or that I’m going to make a bad trade is not that likely. Another benefit of dealing with cheap unusual's is that I don’t need to have a knowledge about all the different effects and prices in the TF2 economy, I know how much keys I paid an unusual for and how much I want to sell it for, it’s a very straight-forward way of trading. Do not deal with Unpriced hats if you are not sure. Just ignore it and move on. Unless you have fairly good knowledge about Unusual trading and all the effects its best you stay away from unpriced hats I always buy hats under the backpack.tf value and I sell them for a relatively low profit, again lower than backpack.tf price. That’s the basic idea of it all, Buy quick sells and quick sell it, For example, a 15 key unusual I might try to get it for 10 or 11 and then sell it for 12 or 13 I use Backpack.tf and TF2Outpost to find people to trade with, I start off by making classifieds listings asking to buy unusual's on these two sites, I usually wait for sellers to come to me with their deals, but you’ll get a better result if you’re actively looking for sellers/good deals and send them your offers From time to time I get a hat that I can’t sell, I have no problem sitting on a hat for a long time but after a couple of weeks I usually would want to sell it and get rid of it, I have a few options then, I either just lower the asking price a bit and try to undercut the other sellers for my hat. I can also head over to Marketplace.tf and sell it for cash, I usually list it with a slight discount just to get it sold faster. My last option is that I sell it on the Steam market, these prices are surprisingly high on the market, the downsides is that 15% sales fee that eats up a lot of profit, these two option usually requires plenty of patience before I get them sold. Best Trading Website Backpack.tf I don't think I need to explain anything about this site now do I? https://backpack.tf/ TF2 Outpost Just like backacpk.tf This website is one of the bigger and more active places for TF2 trading, here you can make listings for buying or selling TF2 items or browse other people’s listings to find yourself a deal. The site doesn’t just support TF2 items, you can make listings for all Steam items. http://www.tf2outpost.com/ Trade.tf This site has Good deals page where the site scans the major trading sites for good deals. But there’s also a part of the site that’s called the Trading market, here people can use the sites inbuilt trading bot feature to make trades for them. The bot is free to use for anyone, you just tell the bot what items you want to sell and for how much, then the bot will do the trading for you. http://www.trade.tf/ Bazaar.tf This is a similar trading site like TF2outpost where you can list your items for sale and find others listings. The site isn’t as popular or active but the site has a bunch of nice features making it worth checking out nonetheless, for example you can get your own trading bot on the site for some sweet automated trading. And it’s very easy to navigate through listings and deals. http://bazaar.tf/ Scrap.tf To put it simple scrap.tf is an automated banking site that changes the way you trade This is an automated trading website that helps everyone in Team Fortress 2 get items they want fast and easy. https://scrap.tf/ STN STNtrading is a similar site to Scrap.tf where you can trade with the sites bots to fast and easy sell or buy items. It’s not as big as it’s competitor but the prices that they pay for your items is usually better than on Scrap.tf. Keep in mind that if you would instead sell/buy your items with another trader instead of these two banking sites you’d most likely get a better deal, but using these sites is fast and convenient. https://stntrading.eu/ Spirit.tf This is a TF2 Trading website which is also automated like scrap.tf but works in a different way. https://spirit.tf/ Mannco Trade Developed by one of TF2's Richest Trader SexySparta mannco.trade is a user friendly website that has the same design as that of the popular cs go trading website cs.money https://mannco.trade/ Sfuminator.tf This is is one of the best sites to buy and sell craft hats (my personal favorite for craft hats) http://sfuminator.tf/ Ocu.tf This is a very old website basically you sell your items for their items simple and easy (UI is a bit weird and slow) https://ocu.tf/ TF2 Warehouse Another Trading website for tf2 (not much popular now) feel free to check it out https://www.tf2wh.com/ TF2mart One of my personal favorite tf2 trading website after backpcak.tf. This website was developed by a Russian guy. The currency / trading in the website is a bit tricky to understand. If you do check it out and did not understand Do text me and I will help you http://tf2mart.net/ Dispenser.tf This is a great website to buy / sell steam games for TF2 keys https://dispenser.tf/ Vault.tf The best place to buy and sell Weapon KITS and Fabricators. http://vault.tf/ r/tf2trade This is the subreddit that’s all about trading TF2 items, here you can list your items or reply and make offers on other peoples trades. Mostly unusual trades are going on in this subreddit but you can make listings for any kind of TF2 trade, just make sure you read the rules before posting, so you format your post correctly and stuff like that, you know how picky Reddit can be about those things. https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2trade/ Safe and Trusted TF 2 Cashing out websites Marketplace.tf Always the best (run by the same owners as that of bacpack.tf and scrap.tf) https://marketplace.tf/ OP SKINS Most Scammers use OP skins bot to do the scams but This is actually a good site to cashout https://opskins.com/ Bitskins https://bitskins.com/ Steamwhiz Not much popular for TF2 items mostly used for cs go but supports TF2 as well https://steamwhiz.com/ Skins.Cash https://skins.cash/ Discord and other useful Links. backpack.tf https://discord.gg/j7cMkGF scrap.tf https://discord.gg/PEXZzZ4 STN https://discord.gg//qXTbt53 marketplace.tf https://discord.gg/kr8MU2C TF2 Outpost https://discord.gg/fhrtkvn Calculator.tf A website used to convert the Key value to ref and vise versa - If you are confused with a decimal key value (1.56 keys for example) just use this website :wink: https://calculator.tf/ Bot.tf Looking for a trading bot? Bot.tf provides professionally made TF2 trading bots for an affordable price for everyone. Ordering a bot is done in a few clicks and you can manage your bot very easily through our robust control panel. This means that you can start your own trading bot without any knowledge of programming! https://bot.tf/ discord - https://discord.gg/nZUUk8U Types of Scams and Scammers In Simple Terms Scamming means Tricking or Fooling someone into stealing their valued items and running with it. There are many different types of scams in TF2. Some you heard of, some you may have fell for, and some you never thought existed. Don't worry! By the end of this section, you will know most (if not all) of the scams in TF2 and how to avoid them 1. Trusted Friend / Middleman Scam A classic scam, that almost everyone knows nowadays. The scammer and his victim both agree on a trade, usually including steam wallet codes or something similar. To make sure everyone gets what he was promised, the scammer suggests taking a middleman or asks his victim to choose a trusted friend as a middleman. One other reason for using a middleman will be - The scammer will say the item is duped and glitched and wants to check if the item after being traded will be seen in the second inventory. The following scenarios could occur The scammer chooses a friend as a middleman. He has a legit looking profile but is teaming up with the scammer The scammer suggests a popular, well known and legit middleman. His friend or 2nd account will try impersonating this middleman [They can also say we can use a Steam or Valve admin as a middleman] After the victim chooses a middleman, the friend or 2nd account of the scammer will impersonate the profile of the chosen middleman. Note: There is no such thing as a steam or valve admin, "They are called valve employees and they will never take part in a trade or add you ever". So if someone says this BS know that its a scammer. 2. Paypal / Steam wallet code Scam A very common method amongst scammers. The scammer will try to convince his victim that he will overpay for his item, in steam wallet codes or via PayPal. The following scenarios could occur: The victim doesn´t receive a working steam wallet code The victim goes first and never receives the money via PayPal The scammer goes first via PayPal but can charge the money back after he received the item The Scammer will impersonate a high tier and trusted trader and try to get your Item saying they will pay later. - So make sure to check who you are trading with all the time. Needlessly to say its a very unsafe method to cash out, never trade for codes of any kind, or PayPal money. Only safe way to cash out that I feel is to use marketplace.tf There is a guide for PayPal scam on the forums go through that before doing any PayPal trades if you are unsure what to do. 3. Impersonators A very common scam amongst the CSGO and TF2 community. The scammer, pretending to be a big trader, will add you and tell you that he is interested in buying your items and will give you links to the real person's profile. Keep in mind No big traders will ever add you for any of your items (Cases are very rare). Simple way to know if the guy who added you is legit or not is by checking their steam inventory, If its set to private or if you see "My inventory Link" written on their profile then be 100% sure its a scammer, anything they say to justify the reason for having inventory private or another inventory link on their profile is bullshit. 4. Youtuber Scam The scammer pretends to be a famous YouTuber who apparently needs your item for a video. Needlessly to say, he won't return it. No famous YouTuber will ever ask you for any of your skins. Keep that in mind. This is just another form of Impersonating scam Fairly simple and well-known. No matter who asks you, if it´s (seemingly) a Youtuber/streamer or even if it is a close friend - DO NOT GIVE AWAY YOUR ITEMS. This person could be an impersonator and even if you made sure that it is the actual person, this very person could always be greedy, or maybe just need the money. Anyway, it´s never a good idea to give away your skins for free, and if you actually want to borrow an item to a friend, make sure its someone to trust and at your own risk. I´ve heard of multiple people who got scammed by their "friends" over some point. 5. OP SKINS bot scam This needs no special introduction or anything, Its the most common type of scam out there. The scammer adds the user and says he is willing to buy their item but before they buy they want to make sure if the item is marketable on OPSKINS and asks the victim to list their item in OPSKINS and convince them to do it. While the victim is doing this the scammer sends a trade offer from their alt account named "OPSKINS Bot 5" or something similar tricking the user into believing that the trade offer actually came from the OP SKINS website. 6. Fake Gamble Sites This scam is a fairly new one. The scammer randomly adds his victim (usually through steam groups) and tells him he is the owner, moderator or co-owner of a new gambling site. Since he is apparently not allowed to play on there himself, he´ll promise his victim to let him win on the site in exchange for a profit participation. Since this site can mostly be manipulated by the scammer himself he´ll choose a winner for the next draw/round and tell his victim the name to proof that he can actually make anyone win. Once the victim deposits his skins on the site, they are either gone, or cant be withdrawn. 7. Phishing links A very common method to spread a virus is via misleading links. In most cases, they look like links from popular websites (e.g. imgur, steam, youtube etc.) but differ in only 1 letter, Like the o can be a 0 in the link etc.Do not click any links from someone who you do not know in person, it can steal your login data and send it to them. 8. Quick Switching One of the oldest scamming methods is called "Quickswitching". Back in the days where the mobile authenticator wasn´t a thing and many people disabled the email confirmation step, the scammer invited his victim to a trade and put in the desired item. A few seconds before the victim agrees to the trade, he exchanges the desired item for a similar looking, but different quality one. If done quickly, the victim only had a very slight time window to react. Luckily this trade doesn't work anymore since everyone has Steam guard confirmation step enabled. Yet there are some people who do not notice it and still get scammed. 9. Teamspeak Scam An extended phishing link method. The scammer adds his victim, telling he and his team will take part of a tournament but they need one more player/backoff. As soon as the victim agrees to help out, the scammer sends him the Teamspeak IP, to start "training" a little. As soon as the victim tries to enter the Teamspeak server, a SERVER notification pops up, asking to upgrade to the latest ts3 version. These pop-ups are server notifications with phishing links, do not click on them. If a new Teamspeak version has been released, your Teamspeak client will tell you as soon as it starts, not as soon as you join a server. 10. Email confirmation Link A scam that used to be around a long time ago, when the trading scene just started to grow. The scammer asks his victim to copy paste him the E-mail confirmation/decline link. Although this scam method is - luckily - not around anymore, keep in mind not to give any unnecessary information to strangers. This information will either stay useless or may even harm you or others. 11. Misleading trade offer Scam You get a Trade offer, In the trade offer, the note probably says something like this: "Upon the acceptance of this trade, you will receive $100 via PayPal." There are no items being offered to you. When you accept, there is no cash. and you lose the item The scammer may change his name to "Screw TF2, Quitting TF2" The note would say something like "I'm leaving TF2, here's some free stuff!". Instead of him offering anything, it would show you offering him free stuff! When you accept it, you end up losing items There are more ways for this to happen but hard to explain everything here (you get the idea) NEVER ACCEPT A TRADE OFFER THAT IS EMPTY ON ONE SIDE. If u come across a trade offer like that double and triple check before accepting. How not to get scammed The scammer's goal is simple. To steal your item and to do so he will say a lot of bullshit and blindside you with profit meaning offering more than what an item is valued. Never fall for such cheap tricks The first thing you have to realize while starting to trade is, there will always be people who will harm others in order to make some profit. People like those exist in masses because the internet gives them enough emotional distance to their victim. If you feel uncomfortable while doing a trade, don't do it, there´s no need to. It´s your item, so is it your decision. If someone seems fishy in any way, do not trust him. Having a higher steam level doesn't mean the user can be trusted, Even you can increase your steam level by spending money +rep on the user's profile is easy to fake and should not be trusted. Since all comments can be deleted by the scammer, putting -rep on a profile is pointless. Make sure their PayPal is verified before doing a PayPal trade. Check their recent game playtime. Many scammers use separate alt's for gaming and scamming. NEVER click links to steam profiles given to you by traders. These are often phishing sites and logging into them will result in your steam account being hijacked. Check their Steamrep profile to see if they are a scammer. Also check, to see the creation date of their profile. If their profile was made within the last month or so, be wary https://steamrep.com/ or https://rep.tf/ Go to one of these websites and paste the user's profile URL on the website search and check (This is the easiest way to check if the user is a scammer or not) Another easier way is to use the Steam Rep Checker Chrome extension (My personal Suggestion) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/steamrep-checker/egnijmkeaaclmednfcjhmhangbfipidf <--- Install this in your google chrome and open their profile on chrome It should look something like this https://gyazo.com/f103119e20d60393e88807cad57cfb08 If the user is a scammer. It auto scans steam rep and pops up a warning. Everything else is said above, but just saying The main things again Never get blinded by profit and always check steam rep of a user you are trading with (if the value of the item is high) Never trade without getting anything in return Well that sums up this guide In short - This is what I did and what I followed and I am living proof for Scrap to Unusual can be done. Set a Goal for trading Do not simply trade without any goals, I had a dream which was to own The BEST Unusual (effect) in the game NEBULA I never traded much in unusual's and I quit unusual trading after I got the unusual's and taunts I Wanted As a legend once said "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" On 23rd March-2017 Just after 1 year of trading, I was able to reach my dream of getting my 1st own Nebula Unusual. https://backpack.tf/item/4747269531 Nebula Phononaut But I did not stop there I wanted to own an even better hat ( The Universal Translator ) 4 months after getting the phononaut I was able to get my hands on Strange Nebula Universal Translator https://backpack.tf/item/4800061296 (RIP now) 10$ is all I spent in TF2 and I have cashed out over 1000's of $ in the past. 5$ to buy my 1st 2 keys and My backpack on March 12 - 2016 https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198078552523?time=1457769600 Started off with 2 keys bought from the steam market 5$ to buy my 1st 4 mvm tickets! My Backpack on 27-4-2016 https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198078552523?time=1461715200 Got an 8 Key Fab from mvm sold for 6 keys.These were my initial Investment in Trading My Backpack on 26-1-2018 https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198078552523?time=1516924800 and you all know what happened on 27th Jan 2018 I started over again on 12-2-2018 with 100 keys from friends https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198078552523?time=1518393600 My backpack today http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198078552523 Not trading much these days and I plan on starting again soon. "Hope my way of trading was inspiring, For me to achieve this much in from just 2 keys is actually a big deal" Also, I hope you found some new websites here from the ones listed above. If you wanna get in touch with me Feel free to add me on steam (comment before adding) http://steamcommunity.com/id/Zmok3/ or PM me on discord SmokeY#2955 There might be a lot of things that are not mentioned and there might be some sites or things I must have forgotten. Also, I am sure there will be a lot of typos if you spot anything do let me know Thank you for reading and finally, any criticism appreciated! - SmokeY
  4. 9 points
    Eazy Peazy Squeezy Lemons

    Application: Eazy Peazy Squeezy Lemons [Forum/Discord]

    I like Applying, Good Day, Your age: 17 Your geographical location: Shropshire, UK How long have you been using backpack.tf: Slightly Over 2 Years (Although I've had a backpack for longer!) Time you are able to devote to moderation on a daily/weekly basis: To be honest I'm not entirely sure. I tend to find I become more active once I get fully involved i.e I'm on discord a LOT more than before. It'll vary each day, every week depending on various things, however I should be able to at least 1 - 2 Hours per day, with slightly longer on the weekends. Why you want to be a moderator? I'm always up for a challenge, to try something new. I've also been in-and-around backpack.tf for a reasonable amount of time and I've done so much already, met so many people. (Don't tell mods this) but I've always been in awe of their presence amongst people wherever they are and I've always felt privileged when a mod approaches you, whether that's to chat in general or about a suggestion and the overall knowledge they share is fantastic, I wouldn't be a suggester now if it weren't for mods. If I could somehow do the same to other people and inspire them it would mean a lot to me. I think it would help me improve my maturity (which is something I've been working on) and my social skills (Irl I have social anxiety even amongst people I know but don't normally speak to) so improving that online would improve me as a person. (Oh and also so me and Master Throne Crimson are 1 step closer to having cool badges) Are you currently an admin/mod elsewhere? Yes, I'm a current backpack.tf discord moderator. I also moderate small friend-based discord as well but I guess they don't really count. I spend most of my time talking to users and I'm a frequent user of the #suggestion_discussion channel where I help other suggesters. (Yeah, I know it seems strange I'm applying for Discord Moderator!) Past experiences as an admin/mod: None I'm afraid. Most sites have an age limit for applying. Have you ever been trade banned or tagged as a scammer on Steamrep? Nope.avi Include any additional information that could help you: I am 100% a Lemon. People quite enjoy my puns however bad they are and it I get recognised in TF2 servers and people add me on Steam because I make the joke and 'I like X' I've had 2297 suggestions pass at the time of making this, which makes me knowledgeable with suggestion help and makes me a familiar face around the site. And it places me #13 on the Top Contributors list. I'm #9 on the top leaderboard in the Backpack.tf discord I've been in the backpack.tf discord for almost a Year and have been a Discord Moderator for ~3 Months (I think) I've partaken in 2/2 Pricing Events and Came First in the most recent one and 5th the time before (I did have limited wifi hours (which have been resolved now)) I'm a small-tier trader which means I haven't made big bucks but I've made a load of friends along the way (and a bit of profit) and I always work on the morals of being polite. I also have some personal targets set with respect to the site which I hope to achieve but that's further down the line. Include a link to your backpack.tf profile: https://backpack.tf/u/76561198195734346 Thanks for reading =)
  5. 8 points
    « SɱokEy »

    Application: SmokEy [Report]

    Your age 25 Your geographical location India GMT +5:30 How long have you been using backpack.tf 2 Years Time you are able to devote to moderation on a daily/weekly basis It can vary depending on my work and studies, couple hours a day (4 to 6 hours a day usually) may be more and 8hrs+ on weekends Why do you want to be a moderator? I care about this site and for TF2. This game and website have become a huge part of my life. Although I don't play much games these days, I am still very much active on the site and discord and I feel the time I spend on this site can be used for more than just trading and I want to help the community. I love moderating and helping people who are in need. Its something I love doing even IRL, I help a lot of people when they are in need even advice them if I am able to. I have been doing this for a long time both online and IRL. Are you currently an admin/mod elsewhere? Yes, I am Lead Administrator on Find A Team Community PUBG Discord server (36,981 Members currently and growing) Escape fromTarkov Discord server (2140 Members Currently and growing) Also Admin on a server that split up from the Find A Team Community It's another discord server (1707 members) I also Co-own 6 Servers in Team Fortress 2 (In my region) and Admin/Manager of the same One of our servers is the best vanilla TF2 servers in Asia, Very popular and always full at peak times. -24x7 Payload -MGE -Jump -PUG -Ultiduo -Dodgeball (Temporarily down right now) are the 6 servers We also have a CS: GO casual server. Past experiences as an admin/mod I have been part of the Find A Team Community for the past 6 months and started our TF2 servers at the beginning of 2016. If you need any details about these 2 communities please PM me, not posting any links here as that would be advertising. Have you ever been trade banned or tagged as a scammer on steamrep? Nope. Include any additional information that could help you I have a Part Time job + I am also studying. In between all this, I find some time to trade. I love reading a lot, Well that's just me IRL Here on the Virtual world I am (or you can say was) Tryhard Gamer Who loves playing games with friends Team Fortress 2 Rainbow Six Siege League of Legends and PUBG are my are my favorite games. One main reason why I am applying for this position is because I have quite a lot of experience in handling reports every day on the 2 communities I currently manage (Trolls, Spammers, Ban appeals etc). I know these kinds of reports have nothing to do with backpack.tf's reports but I am sure they work the same way even though the type of reports and stuff are different. I keep cool and deal with any problems/reports with a positive attitude giving the best experience to the user and be a helping hand to everyone. I'm sure I can live up to your expectations and I'm willing to learn and help in the process. Include a link to your backpack.tf profile https://backpack.tf/u/76561198078552523 Thank you for reading and finally, any criticism appreciated! - SmokEy
  6. 7 points
    Teeny Tiny Cat

    Application: Eazy Peazy Squeezy Lemons [Forum/Discord]

    Welcome to the team, officially!
  7. 7 points

    Application: ѕιи [Forums/Discord]

    Your age 17, but 18 on May 29th. (Teeny said for this it won't matter) Your geographical location Texas, USA. CST timezone. How long have you been using backpack.tf I started suggesting in ~August 2016 and that's when I became more involved in this community. I used the site a couple years before that as well but can't pinpoint an exact date. Time you are able to devote to moderation on a daily/weekly basis I'm on discord like all the time. I don't check forums as much anymore but it won't be difficult for me to get into that habit. Why you want to be a moderator? Well, I like helping out in the backpack.tf discord already as a discord mod. Discord moderation is super easy for me and I believe I have some amount of experience in that I can also provide. Are you currently an admin/mod elsewhere? I am a mod/admin in other discord servers. The majority of them are either relatively as big as backpack.tf's or bigger. I currently mod for: PyroJoe's discord server (4038 members currently) PyroJoe's Patreon discord server (36 members currently) SpikeyMikey's discord server (2012 members currently) Doomsday.exe's discord server (1923 members currently) ArraySeven's discord server (6964 members currently) (fairly recent) And of course backpack.tf's discord server right now. (2336 members currently) Past experiences as an admin/mod. I moderated on Pink's discord server fairly recently which had like ~190-200 members but drama ruined it. Have you ever been trade banned or tagged as a scammer on steamrep? Nope. Include any additional information that could help you. I've been moderating discord servers for almost a year now, starting with Joe's and slowly getting modded in other places. I've handled discord bans and appeals, and generally have a good amount of experience when it comes to discord moderation. Since discord rules derive from forum rules, adding this place in won't be difficult at all. The same skills will transfer over, and I'll have some guidance from our admins and Puddingkip as well. Include a link to your backpack.tf profile. https://backpack.tf/u/76561198128838220 Reason for this application Teeny asked current discord mods to make this application because we are combining Forums mod + Discord mod into one "Community Mod" role. I want to know all of your feedback, good or bad. If you think there are areas I need to improve in, let me know!! Be sure to comment down below! Thanks!
  8. 6 points
    « SɱokEy »

    Recently got 1 of 2 unusual unpriced help price it

    Congratz on the unbox. Its actually 1 of 3. The 3rd one being strange. Here are some of the sales. https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198293406331#!/compare/1519776000/1519862400 3 keys + a cool blackbox warpainted skin https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198340736289#!/compare/1518134400/1518220800 1:1 for a startstrom isomnia kiss king https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198085628805#!/compare/1518048000/1518220800 1:1 of a c9 hat of cards and so on, every other sale I found comes under the same range 30-35, So i'd say you look for about 30 pure or 35-40 in better unusuals but hey its your hat and its your wish to sell it at whatever price you feel is the best.
  9. 6 points

    The experimental backpack.tf test server

    https://backpack.tf:8443/ Above is a link to backpack.tf, except you will be accessing the site through different server software. Users in the Discord have tested this already and have reported faster inventory load times, on top of response speed improvements in general. Your mileage may vary. We are testing the stability of this new stack; so far it looks quite promising. I believe it will perform much better once the old stack is removed; we are currently running the new software side-by-side on the same servers, thus they are competing for resources. Once I am confident this is stable enough to completely replace the old software, we will do so. Known issues: stuff that redirects back to the site, such as Steam logins, will fail with a 502 Bad Gateway page. This is because of port shenanigans. Just reload the page and you'll be signed in. If you are tech-savvy and are interested in the technology behind this, you can read more about it here.
  10. 6 points

    Price suggestion help needed :/

    I disagree. If a hat can be updated, then it should. He would not be the one "dropping" the hat. The people who are responsible for "dropping" or "raising" the value of a hat are the ones who buy/sell it. A suggestion is a record, not a law.
  11. 6 points

    Suggestion for scrap.tf auctions

    This is not the scrap.tf forum.
  12. 6 points

    Better (extremely) late than never!

    After 3 months (oh man), the huge poster I started at the beginning of the year is finished. With 30 people in it, it's by far my biggest image yet. Why did it take so long? Lack of motivation, some unfavorable circumstances and distractions. I'm honestly not even completely happy with how it turned out, but at this point, remaking everything would not be worth it at all. Besides, SFM could barely handle all the stuff on screen anymore, and rendering at a resolution that could show every single detail (8k) took way more than I would have liked. The rendered image took up around 100MB, if you're curious. After fixing most clipping errors in photoshop and touching it up a little, I got the file size down to 40MB for the full resolution version. For those who are mentally sound and don't need that many pixels, there's a 1440p version available, both on imgur (really compressed) and on lensdump (6MB) So where are the images? Right here: 1440p, imgur (heavily compressed, but loads quickly): https://i.imgur.com/qoOlUDr.jpg 1440p, lensdump (not compressed, pretty large): https://i.lensdump.com/i/8I4HgF.png 8k, lensdump (holy shit): https://i.lensdump.com/i/8I4pH7.png Hope it was worth the wait! (it wasn't for me)
  13. 6 points

    Guide to find all the unusuals weapons listed on the website!

    Hello dear traders, Here I'll teach you the best way to find all the unusuals weapons listed on backpack.tf! Why? - When Valve fixed the unusual weapons (with the war paint) to decorated weapons quality in the last update, backpack.tf can't determine If a weapon have the unusual quality or no, they are tagged as "decorated weapon" except some exception. It's why when you search for an unusual weapon you can't see all the listings. - And It's not that simple to choose the best setting. That change affected mostly the war paint skin. Preview; Compare these both way to search an unusual weapon by the Classified Listings: Simple Search: https://backpack.tf/classifieds?slot=primary&class=heavy&quality=5 Advanced Search: https://backpack.tf/classifieds?slot=primary&class=heavy&particle=701%2C704%2C703%2C702 First step: Go to Classifieds Listing Second step: Choose the best setting for you For this guide, I want to found the lowest rocket launcher unusual aviable (any effect, any wear) and compare it to the others. To start, never choose the unusual quality when you are searching an unusual weapons, like I said, "backpack.tf can't determine If a weapon have the unusual qualityor no". Even if there is some exception. The best way is to choose all effects of unusual weapon (Cool, Hot, Isotope and Orb Energy). If you want only a rocket launcher with Isotope effect, you just have to choose it, not obliged to search for all effect. And to finish; Never type the name of the weapon you want as unusual, exemple: Rocket launcher. If you want to found: Unusual Rocket launcher, Black box: --------------------------------Set: Primary; Soldier. Unusual Minigun, Tomislav, Brass Beast: -------------------------Set: Primary; Heavy Unusual Flame Thrower: ---------------------------------------------------Set: Primary; Pyro Unusual Scattergun, Soda Popper: -----------------------------------Set: Primary; Scout Unusual Grenade Launcher, Iron Bomber, Loose Cannon: Set: Primary; Demoman Unusual Sniper Rifle, Bazaar Bargain -------------------------------Set: Primary; Sniper Unusual Crusader's Crossbow -----------------------------------------Set: Primary; Medic Unusual Pistol, SMG, Shotgun ------------------------------------------Set: Seconday Unusual Wrench, Jag: -------------------------------------------------------Set: Melee; Engineer Ect... Now you know the best way to don't miss listing for a unusual weapon =) Enjoy!
  14. 5 points

    Application: Nianj [Report]

    As qualified and trustworthy of an applicant as you can get. Honestly, never saw a more qualified applicant my entire time here. He's not applying as a price mod or forum mod or discord mod. He doesn't need to chummy up with forum or website regulars. Report mods applications are bit different from other applications. Only two concerns here: (1) Just as important as the experience is how well you'll work with the team, so if you haven't already, I would reach out to Teeny and Woifi and perhaps other report mods. Having someone from SR or FOG vouch for you as far as how easy you are to work with would also cover this. (2) Not sure how many reports / appeals the site gets these days. They say they're accepting applications, so they must have some need for an experienced person.
  15. 5 points


    Working out instead of sitting all day on PC
  16. 5 points
    Teeny Tiny Cat


    get a haircut hippie
  17. 5 points

    Application: Nianj [Report]

    I am unfortunately say im gonna downvote on this for two reasons! 1) You arent really popular in the bp.tf community, which makes you sorta unreputable 2) Cool to know you were a server admin ages ago, but since it is five years later now, i dont think reputation will live for even that long If you are pretty active in the bp.tf community, go on discord or forums, i could give out an upvote if you were at least in with the community
  18. 5 points
    Teeny Tiny Cat

    Application: ѕιи [Forums/Discord]

    Welcome to the team, officially!
  19. 5 points

    Keys price restriction for all users

    Definite no from me. People should be able to sell their items at whatever price they want to sell. Whether they make or lose profit is none of our concern. This system can easily be abused, not only with Wiz's scenario, but with key prices rising and crashing. If someone doesn't accept your price, report their listing and buy from someone else, and if the problem is because they are taking too long to accept your trade, buy from a bot. This system moderates something that should not be moderated, and there is too much room for abuse and slip ups considering it's automatic. No thanks. I'll just stick to the report button.
  20. 5 points

    Keys vs. Ref

    Key prices are not dropping. Lots of people are saying that, and it's wrong. Keys' value has not changed significantly. See https://marketplace.tf/items/5021;6 What is happening is that metal is deflating and rising in value. Perhaps temporarily, perhaps not. Valve just shut down thousands of idling accounts, which were dumping tons of metal into the economy and causing severe inflation for free items. As a result of idle farms, metal value had been artificially driven down for a long time. This influence has now been removed, and any item whose value is tied to weekly drops is now experiencing an increase in value. That means metal, weapons, and craft hats. This is also not particularly anything to get excited or worried about. The distinction between "key prices falling" and "metal value rising" is actually fairly important. It's not just semantics. Key prices falling would affect every item in the game, potentially destabilize the entire economy, and probably cause mass panic from the top down. Metal prices rising has an extremely minimal impact on anyone--you get what, 10 weekly drops that can be crafted into 5 scrap, which is worth 2-3 cents...so even if metal value doubles, it just means everyone gets an extra 2-3 cents in item value per week. That's like a dollar in a year, and no one should really be too excited about that. The value of your free item drops that metal comes from is just so low that even doubling or tripling metal value will just make the economy as a whole go "meh".
  21. 5 points

    Keys are dropping

    This is the market crash I've been fearing, closer than ever. Keys are built on community value, and if the key becomes so heavily devalued in the eyes of the community that it's worthless, then the market will crash. It's an economy built on nothing but suggestion and pricing. If the key falls, and goes back to being low ref counts, everything drops with it. It's coming, it's strongly possible that it's here already, pull out while you can. Don't buy keys, don't sell unusuals. If you want some proof that we're at the top of a bubble, and that all we can do is go down, look no further than the 2007-8 financial crisis as an example. Lots of thing built on nothing. There's a storm brewing and it's coming hard folks.
  22. 5 points

    Keys are dropping

  23. 4 points

    Please remove my -rep!!!!

    What part is the misconception? You said you told him that the owner of the item you were trying to sell to him was your alt, which was a lie, not a miscommunication. And sharking reports is something completely different than what you did (while yes there are issues with this, this does not detract from the fact that you said you were someone who you weren't.) You thought about the end goal before you could even start it. Take it as a lesson learned to actually own the thing you are trying to sell first...
  24. 4 points

    The absolute state of modern TF2 trading

    It's funny because a month ago i approached you to buy your merryweather for a reasonable price, and you blasted off at me calling my 80-100 offers lowballs. Then you proceeded to take advantage of the situation and ask for my chiroptera or arcana luchadore, saying you wouldn't absolutely add anything, and you personally value the merry over 200 keys. What you're doing here is no different. You're just a salty, unrealistic kid who couldn't get what he wanted and started drama over it.
  25. 4 points


    Out of the gym
  26. 4 points
    A Delicious Cashew

    Favourite/Least favourite mod 2018 edition

    how much did he pay you to say that?
  27. 4 points

    Keys price restriction for all users

    Stop boring mods/admins and let's make all automatic!
  28. 4 points

    Application: SmokEy [Report]

    Lots of views, but 0 comments. I've only had like one encounter with you, and if I never talked to you about the KS Kit you wanted to buy from me I would have 0 idea on where to base anything for this response, which leads me to this: Regardless of your experience, I don't really know you. It's hard to trust someone you don't know, and even harder to gauge their experience and familiarity/understanding with site rules. Sure, your amount of moderation experience is definitely impressive, but I've never seen you moderate before so I have no idea on how you would react when it comes to things such as toning down arguments and taking personal jabs. With that all being said, you seem like a nice guy with plenty of experience based on this app, but I (personally) don't know you well enough to trust you in a position like this. To anyone who does though, feel free to prove me wrong.
  29. 4 points

    Help Me Become a Brokerer

    I can see your appeal in the future saying "I'm really sorry for my actions. I was scammed the same way before and I wanted revenge. I know i've done wrong and will never do it again. I just want to trade for myself again plz"
  30. 4 points


    still cant understand how ppl can trust guys with 500hrs, no rep's (except bp), 1k$ value backpack. He dont even got any donation on backpack or marketplace profile.he has nothing to lose. this guy with 1100 keys...its just a shock ps he had like 22$ backpack only a few month ago...He's good sorry guys, but you're stupid BTW i think this 1100 keys trade was a reason to scam all others.
  31. 4 points
    Vrakos Anthrakir

    Price of keys

    probably just a temporary drop, long term there will still be tons of weapons found (i.e. they need a sink for the metal)
  32. 4 points


    Is it possible to be in love with a shirt
  33. 3 points
    The Wayne Train

    Please remove my -rep!!!!

    I guess I should not of gave you the benefit of the doubt. R3SP4WN added me and wanted to sell me an item, the item was not in his inventory, I asked him were it was and he pointed me to XXX account, informed me it was his alt and that is were it resided. I contacted the other account and asked that account to confirm, without informing R3SP4WN of course and the account in question denied that it was an alt of R3SP4WN. I posted negative rep, when R3SP4WN contacted me about it, he was clearly upset (who wouldn't) he spammed my chat with apologizes and promised that he would not do it again. I did not screen shot our conversation were he explains " I confused him and myself and said that I was the owner of the item, and that the owner was my other account" I can't be sure if I did not screen shot it on purpose to prevent myself from having any proof to spare this user in the event that Admins wanted to provide him with a harsher punishment for something that I did not see as fair (if they did that), not my place I know, but nor is reporting scammers, I'm not an admin, my responsibilities to this community are limited (dont blame me for that one) If I did remove him, it was for something unrelated, probably due to him not putting any stock in my warning about spamming my chat, who I've removed a handful of who I'd classify as "friends" over in the past. (Temporary of course) This SHOULD make your Trust section look like cancer that is the whole point. I honestly hope for your sake that whatever Mod or Admin reads over this because I'm sure they will, it's being posted to me via chat on Steam, that they'll be in a better mood then me. Just by the way you act, if you impersonated me, and had ZERO intention of scamming anyone, you'd still be slandering my name around with this fucked up warped attitude of yours. No one owes you anything, an admins and mods are Im sure busy making sure that REAL threats from people that are thousands of times more intelligent then you don't take advantage of traders, new and old alike. I doubt they care much for appealing the LOWEST form of punishment on something that should of warranted much more. You gave me all the proof anyone needed. You make it seem like you're above everyone, I can say and do whatever I want, including informing you that I'm reporting you for things YOU did, that is not a threat, that is a fact. You're claiming I did something wrong (in your eyes) with no proof, you're the one who is making the mistake of making this thread, not me. This is sure to help your case! Keep making fun of me and the mods, the only one who has the ability to remove your negative rep, smart move! Why would I want to hear out a 14 year old child who needs an attitude adjustment, I heard you out, I even told you to shut up and let me talk it out, I have friends that are non-bias in situations like theses, to prevent my own judgement from clouding other possibilities and putting myself in a situation that could damage my rep or damage another users rep unjustly. Enjoy what has been bestowed upon you, attention in a negative light. (Admins / Mods as always, have final say on what happens to your negative rep)
  34. 3 points
    Teeny Tiny Cat

    The absolute state of modern TF2 trading

    The forums aren't for starting flame wars or bitching about users, do that in private to your friends.
  35. 3 points

    The absolute state of modern TF2 trading

    Just looks like salt. C'mon now.
  36. 3 points

    forever lost unusuals

    Remember when this was a thread about lost unusuals?
  37. 3 points
    « SɱokEy »


    Not everyone from India talks like that, Just because some people here are uneducated and their stupidness - it became a famous meme, doesn't mean you should eye me and every other people from here in the same way
  38. 3 points

    selling employee of mmmph with 108 craft number

    selling employee of mmmph with 108 craft number for 1 keys and 9 ref pure or items add me or trade me trade link: https://steamcommunity.com/tradeoffer/new/?partner=853170199&token=J5tKrA83
  39. 3 points

    why banana bay sucks

    SYPHILIS???????? Jesus Christ.... Syphilis - sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. The myth you're talking about is Sisyphus. READ IT PLEASE.
  40. 3 points
    Diamond jozu

    Diamond's brokering services!

    Hello people,it's ya boi Diamond here again.Most traders and people have seen me around here as a broker and im still doing them.I might become a posh broker soon. price for my service? if item is 49 keys or lesser=free 50+=i'll charge about 2 keys or so.its negotiable. How do i charge you?I only charge you once i have successfully sold your item only!you can pay either keys or in items.anything is fine.if i do it for free,you can give me anything.if you cant,its fine. comment over here or comment on my profile and add me.thx fams
  41. 3 points

    Application: ѕιи [Forums/Discord]

    The other applicant maturity-wise is absolutely horrible in comparison to sin. Sin is much more competent and mature in general in all situations I've encountered him in. You have my full support, sir.
  42. 3 points
    Redneck Rabbit

    Subcategory For Unusual Weapons?

    Subcategory For Unusual Weapons While I'm well aware that Unusual Weapons are a niche market, for those interested in buying them, It's quite confusing to price the items. From what I've seen, a fraction of skins never seem to leave the unboxers backpack or get sold for extremely inconsistent prices. Another large issue that plays into the part of weapons being harder to sell would be the fact that there is no easy way to find listings, sure it's possible, but annoying compared to normal unusuals. I'm sure more people would be interested if each skin was treated like a hat, maybe even to the extent where when the selected effect is clicked on, another list of each wear shows. Another approach to keep things neater would be having a totally different page for just skins due to the amount of skins plus each weapon they can be applied onto. I'm unsure how others feel about unusual weapons, but I definitely find trying to trade for them frustrating.
  43. 3 points
    Teeny Tiny Cat

    Application: TheProcave [Discord]

    I know it's been a while since this was closed but I just want to add that I have definitely seen an improvement in your behaviour and attitude in the last 6 months and I'd encourage you to continue as you are. A year ago I'd've laughed at an application but now, while we still may have some reservations, it's at least a prospect we're willing to take seriously and consider. Keep up what you're doing.
  44. 3 points
    Jason Le

    Worst trade offers

  45. 3 points

    Keys vs. Ref

    There is no chance of a market crash, long story short
  46. 3 points

    Keys are dropping

    because theyre ugly af
  47. 3 points
    The Waffler

    Keys are dropping

    Alr buddy this is nothing like 2008 and pretending like you understand the economic situation just makes people scared and more likely to sabotage an economy
  48. 3 points

    My hat seems to be glitched

    If you ask me this looks better
  49. 3 points

    Best Discord Conversations.

    help. me.
  50. 3 points

    Glitched Unusual Maybe?

    This is actually a pretty common glitch. It doesn't really add anything to the price of the hat. Tbh, most hats with this glitch, the effect looks worse because you can barely see it.