Python. Posted February 10, 2014 Share Posted February 10, 2014 As you may already know, backpack.tf prices are are considered Holy Scriptures by most people I'd like to put an end to this stereotype in this thread. Backpack.tf reflects the Team Fortress 2 economy. As time goes on, items get rarer, more common, more expensive, cheaper, less desired, more desired, buffed, nerfed and everything in between. As these changes occur, prices fluctuate. While the prices listed on backpack.tf are more accurate than not, they are not law. How else do you think prices rise and fall? People don't sell for what backpack.tf says it's worth. Say you have an item worth 2 ref by backpack.tf. Everyone in the market is selling for 2 ref, which makes the buyers have no choice than to buy it for 2 ref since they cannot get it cheaper. Let's say it takes a while to sell the item you have for 2 ref. You have it for weeks, not a bite. You decide to lower the price to 1.66. What have you just done? You have just lowered the market value for that item. Others see they instead of waiting for weeks on end to sell the item, they can just drop the price to 1.66 and sell it relatively quick. Of course, sooner or later, backpack.tf will catch on and lower the price to 1.66 or 1.66-2 ref if 2 ref still happens, but the point is that price you were selling for was not backpack.tf's. Now, let's take the example of the Battery Canteen increase. They were, for some reason, rare. There weren't many of them, and that's most likely what made people able to sell for a key. Now before it was a key on backpack.tf, and people were selling for a key, they'd be called highballers, scammers, idiots and all of these derogatory terms made by people who believed they couldn't sell for a key. This is what I really wanted to talk about. The people who go against backpack.tf for profit, etc. then being called highballers when they really do sell. People can buy, sell, offer, retract, and decline whatever they want to for an item. Backpack.tf does not dictate this, which is the common misconception As an example: http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/16694484 -- "lowballer" -- "u want to change 1.33 ref for 4 ref? U are really dumb" -- "dat pyro misc is 1.22-1.33 and dat solda hat is 2.66-3 ref you are scammer" [/rant] TL;DR People don't have to go by backpack.tf prices so leave them the fuck alone doesn't mean they'll have success Disclaimer: Rant you see is referring to non-unusual items Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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