Discussion in 'SteamRep Guides' started by dmtdude, Feb 11, 2012.
you have been cheated
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.
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.
Thanks, as I assumed. Appreciate the quick response.
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.
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.
If there are listed trust MM which will help us to decide who we to use as MM to reduce risk.
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