Just out of curiosity, do any of you guys play TF2? Have you gotten into the trading aspect of it?
I have, I have quite hard. It's almost like it's own separate game. Singing the "buy low, sell high" mantra, staying atop of the changing trends in prices. Reading "news", if you will, about how a new game is going to have these promo items. All while being fair to buyers and sellers. Like any economy you have all kinds of scum. People who will hack your account and sell everything for a quick scrap, some others just rip you off, and lastly you have the ingenious thieves who will impersonate a trusted "middleman" and buy your unusual hat for zero dollars.
I could write a lot more about this, for example there are tiers of rarity apart from the game's own. These are set by the community. I could write about how there's this one guy who literally has 100s of hats each worth $1000 or more which he bought from his own pocket. Who is this dude!? This mystery among others will have to be left for next time.