By SexyToad 17 Comments
Welcome to my first actual blog about trading steam games!
So a little over a month ago, I have discovered the madness known as steam trading. There's a giant community out there trading games back and forth, making money, playing games, and what not.
Now going off the picture above^, I'll walk through some general needed information. In this case, the user has [H] 4.5 TF2 keys. He is wanting [W] Starbound. If any of you are unfamiliar with TF2 keys, they're these things. As a follow up...
So where does this all come into play? Well, people trade keys for games! Simple as that. It's also very easy to make a profit and essentially get games for cheap or even for free. This last week,Starbound caught my eye. I invested in purchasing 5 keys for trading games for $10 a while back. I successfully traded 3 TF2 keys for the Mass Effect Collection. Right off the bat, this is a good deal for me. The Mass Effect collection currently costs $40.00 at retail. But of course you never buy game as retail if you want to grab a deal. Steam traders all go off prices at steamsales.rhekua.com. This site shows the lowest sale price of anygame. Showing thatMass Effect Collection costed only 9.99 at it's lowest. This was how I was able to purchase it for 3 keys. With this game now in my inventory, I was able to turn a profit and trade this away for 4 keys. (See where I'm going here?)
Then here is where the real fun begins. I traded 4 keys > Starbound. Then proceeded to flip it for 5 keys, with a 1 key profit. I did this 3 times. Accumulating a profit of 3 keys. I finally gave in and traded 4 keys for starbound for me to keep. Essentially, I payed only 1 key for this game, which is equal to ~$2.40. So yeah, trading is awesome.
However, Key trading is not all about turning a profit. You can get games cheap this way. For example, as many as you may or may not be aware, Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod is finally being released after months of being worked on. I loved this game on my Xbox 360, so I wanted to get this game on steam so I can play the mod. The retail price of this game is $15. Nothing I wanted to pay, however, this game did go on sale for cheaper. For $2.99 to be exact. I was able to find a buyer within 10 minutes and traded for it for 2 keys. As you see, it has it's benefits for sure.
Currently, after happily trading for Starbound, I am waiting to turn a profit on more games. If I keep this up, I should be able to get a plentiful of games just by trading. Pretty crazy stuff right?
So that's it for my blog, hopefully I made sense. If anyone has questions or want's to get into the Trade business, don't hesitate to comment below or PM me personally.