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Beginners Guide to Trading/Selling

Discussion in 'SteamRep Guides' started by dmtdude, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Clive

    Clive SteamRep Admin

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    This isn't the right section to post this, but it sounds like you may be dealing with an impersonator. My advice is if you are not comfortable doing something, don't do it. If you need any more help feel free to send me a steam add!:)
  2. Cherry 2

    Cherry 2 New User

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    you have been cheated
  3. MrSp3ctre

    MrSp3ctre New User

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  4. Narce

    Narce New User

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    New to the trading scene for CS:GO, un-boxed my Marble Fade bayonet 2 weeks ago and decided to see if I could trade it for couple items on CSGOLounge.

    My question is: Why would I need a middleman to trade with someone, if you're honest... why not add me with your main and send me an offer?
    Had someone attempt to get me to use SteamRep middleman, I had no idea who you guys were until yesterday evening and went on to look up reddit
    posts about how backlogged reports were.

    Read a few of your guides on trading and about people refusing to use a middleman, I've seen the youtube videos of people being scammed with the middleman
    scam techniques, yes you can check if and who you are trading with is legitimate via databases.

    TL;DR - Why use a middleman for an honest trade between two people for items only, no PayPal/Checks/etc involved. I understand that some people use "storage" accounts,
    why not add the person you're trading with on that account for the transaction. I understand how a middleman can be of use if you're trading money-for-item(s) or multiple keys.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Narce
  5. a Gentleman

    a Gentleman SteamRep Moderator Partner Community Donator - Tier V

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    You don't use a middleman if you're exclusively trading within the Steam economy. You only use one if you're cashing in or out for items, or need an intermediary for other issues where a trade requires trust or someone to go first.
    Narce likes this.
  6. Narce

    Narce New User

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    Thanks, as I assumed. Appreciate the quick response.

    Cheers!
  7. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    I'd like to add onto that, if they're asking you to use a middleman for something that could be done entirely within the trade window, they're probably trying to scam you.
  8. Proxi's

    Proxi's New User

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    @ Haycia
    only go with the middle man, and by saying u gonna receive your money in 10 days sounds really tricky i would pass on this trade.
  9. Skinigxe_Alice

    Skinigxe_Alice New User

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    If there are listed trust MM which will help us to decide who we to use as MM to reduce risk.
  10. Enstage

    Enstage SteamRep Moderator Partner Community Donator - Tier V

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    What...?