Steam Community Market

#1 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

The beta for the Steam Community Market came out today. At the moment it looks like you are only able to sell/buy consumable TF2 items (crates, keys, etc.) but I guess more games are going to take advantage of it next year. I hadn't heard about this until today, was it even announced?

Has anyone sold or bought anything yet? I listed my decal tool for five cents and it sold within seconds of going up.

#2 Posted by awesomeusername (4277 posts) -

So what you're saying is I can play Team Fortress 2, get items and sell them for monies? I'm going to go download TF2 now.

#3 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Exactly, although it looks like some items are going to be hard to sell. For example there are over 100,000 crates for sale and most of them only cost two cents, and I can't imagine there are a lot of people in the market to buy crates. I think my decal tool sold so fast because it was 35 cents cheaper than the rest of them and there are only around 400 listed. I hope in the future they allow people to sell weapons and hats, that's where the real money is.

#4 Posted by Terramagi (1158 posts) -

I put Australium Gold on there for 1 dollar.

I'll be rich before I know it!

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

To use it you have to have recently bought something on steam....

#6 Posted by Snail (8689 posts) -

I wonder if I'll sell any crates if I price them at 1$.

#7 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

It's a bummer that you can only sell consumables. I would love to sell my vintage gear. I bet I could sell those at a high price.

#8 Posted by CaLe (4119 posts) -

Does it just go into your Steam wallet? Meaning you can only use the money to buy things on Steam?

#9 Edited by mortal_sb (570 posts) -

@CaLe said:

Does it just go into your Steam wallet? Meaning you can only use the money to buy things on Steam?

yes. valve's taking a mere 5% cut.

#10 Posted by MAGZine (438 posts) -

@BoG: Sell them for bills and buds, sell those for keys, and sell the keys for cash.

#11 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

@BoG: Yeah, with the amount of random people add me wanting to trade for Bill's Hat I could probably retire after selling it.

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