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Glitched Loaner Cosmetics


Slayer115

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Hey guys, sorry if this is the wrong place, I haven't really used the forums here before.

​So I came here seeking help because I recently did a bulk trade in cosmetics and one of them(The Physician's Protector) came with a glitched loaner tag. It says (Loaner - Cannot be traded, crafted, or modified.) in the description even though I received it in a trade. I looked online for this and in the Steam forums but couldn't find anything other than one person selling a similar loaner item and saying it was nowhere near bp.tf price.

​My question here is this: This is clearly a collector's item, I guess similar to the killstreak hats/keys/tools, but does this actually raise its conventional price? Are there any known collectors interested in this sort of stuff? I'll hold off on selling it until I get more info, but it seems like there would be somebody interested in these.

​Thanks in advance!

 

P.S here's a screenshot https://gyazo.com/a0d54d2773470d04b216f346fa735e00

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I looked online for this and in the Steam forums but couldn't find anything other than one person selling a similar loaner item and saying it was nowhere near bp.tf price.

I'll hold off on selling it until I get more info

It has to do with item origins.

Items obtained from trade-up originally were given origin #24, then then loaner items were introduced trade-ups were changed to #25 and loaners were given #24. As a result every item obtained by trade-ups before this change has origin #24 and thus the loaner tag.

Why Valve didn't simply make loaners #25 and avoid this mess entirely I have no idea.

 

On backpack.tf if you sort your backpack by origin, origin #24 appears as "Trade-Up Output" while #25 appears simply as "Trade-Up".

 

As for whether they are worth more, I don't think I've seen a single person try and collect them and I personally have used items with the tag in further trade-ups.

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