The Steam Community Market is now in beta!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    As part of our ongoing efforts to gradually phase out all Earth money in favor of Team Fortress hats, we're kicking off the TF2-only beta of our new Steam Community Market! The Market should improve trading in every way: People looking for specific items will be able to locate them faster, folks looking to sell items will find the process a lot more efficient, and best of all, we've made it easier for everybody to translate playing TF2 into buying games on Steam.


    While the Market is in beta, we're limiting trading, buying and selling to one-time consumable items while we're ironing out the kinks. Also, items you buy will be subject to transaction fees; read more about it in the FAQ.


    If you'd like to learn more about the Community Market—or even more importantly, give us the feedback we need to make it better—be sure to visit the Steam Community Market group.




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  2. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    Time to sell my 2fort made out of crates.
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  4. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Huh. The way they described it made it sound like a trading nexus a la TF2 Trading Post, but this is only for real money.

    I wonder if this is what they meant when they said there would eventually be something worthwhile to do with extra crates.
     
  5. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    i sold a crate for a cent
     
  6. phi

    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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    that's an unbelievably overwhelming amount of money for a crate
     
  7. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Is this finally a solution to getting rid of the 20+ crates I have?!
     
  8. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    hi diablo 3 devs how did you get jobs at valve after that travesty?
     
  9. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Hmm, FAQ says there may or may not be a minimum price added later. I guess I will wait. I wouldn't want to miss out on getting ten cents for a crate!
     
  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I guess fees remove the fear they had of putting value to digital items and creating a black market for their own content. If they get a piece of their own pie then cool i guess.

    Maybe i'll get a few squid for me level 100 razorback.
     
  11. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    Yeah the fees there so the free market which will obviously undercut their store prices doesn't take the Mann Co. store out of the picture entirely. Is it a bit worrying having the people who govern the market be the ones who make the most profit out of it. It's a bit like letting Wal-Mart run the USA, they'd be no incentive to help the little guy.
     
  12. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Welcome to the World of RPG economies, been in it for a while. It really isn't that bad.
     
  13. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    but... what little guy? There is no other option for buying stuff here. Valve is the "manufacturer" of the goods.