From a few select posts here and a few results found when searching Google for info on this, it sounds to me almost as if the ability to trade found items between players in TF2 is up and active. I've seen a couple of postings here with people mentioning trading items around, and even more in Google results pages when searching for "Team Fortress 2 item trading" with people swapping Steam IDs, making bargains with 2 of this for 1 of that, etc. Is the item trade system actually functional as of right now? The last I heard of it officially was in Valve's old Sniper vs. Spy Update page where they mentioned it was intended as a future feature, and I can't find anything more recent suggesting its existence. Still, I can't help but wonder if I simply missed something since I see so many people out there talking as if it's already there and usable. If such a system is actually working as of right now, I'd really like to know how to use it so I can start swapping some weapons for hats rather than throwing out my duplicates! If not, I'd like to know so officially so I can stop wondering.