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CWx l +smeghamr< May 18, 2013 @ 9:47am
I have a question that's probably already been answered (trading cards)
Ok, so I just got my 4 cards from playing HL2. I go to look at how I get the other 4 cards and all I can find is that you can trade them with other players.

My question is this. How are these other players getting the extra 4 cards to trade? Where do they come from?
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Rather Dashing May 18, 2013 @ 9:48am 
Some players do no care about those cards and only want to sell/trade them away. And also, Valve will probably add more cards after the beta's finished.
CWx l +smeghamr< May 18, 2013 @ 9:50am 
Hmm, no what I mean is where are they getting these cards from. If they don't drop and there's nowhere to buy them, where do they come from?
hakumen May 18, 2013 @ 9:52am 
You can buy those cards on Steam Market. Pretty much - 0.8 - 1.0 USD for a card.
Rather Dashing May 18, 2013 @ 9:53am 
Ah yes, many people sell their cards in the market
CWx l +smeghamr< May 18, 2013 @ 9:56am 
Ah right, but that's the community market. Meaning they are sold by members of the community. Which means they have to come from somewhere else first for the community members to be able to sell them.. Do you get what I mean?

Sorry if I'm making this seem needlessly complicated, but I want to know the source. The point where these cards originate for members of the community to be able to sell them.
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Rather Dashing May 18, 2013 @ 9:58am 
We currently can only get cards from the listed games. People who do not want them trade or sell them away, and remain cardless. Better? :)
CWx l +smeghamr< May 18, 2013 @ 10:02am 
I think so, I just realised that people don't get the same 4 cards as everyone else and i'm guessing that's where they are coming from :P

*facepalm*

Cheers for the help =]
hakumen May 18, 2013 @ 10:03am 
Pretty much what Puppet said. Also, mind you, that some people can exploit the system with bunch of multiple accounts.
CWx l +smeghamr< May 18, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Ooo, I've got multiple accounts! I hadn't thought of that, cheers :P
Knotty Typhie ϟϟ May 18, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
Originally posted by hakumen:
Pretty much what Puppet said. Also, mind you, that some people can exploit the system with bunch of multiple accounts.
Nobody would buy HL2 over and over though, so it'd only work with free games, like TF2. They would also need to get beta access, besides.
CWx l +smeghamr< May 19, 2013 @ 3:37am 
Aye, but i've had copies of hl2 sitting in my inventory for years. Plus my other accounts both have paid for tf2
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DoubleD May 19, 2013 @ 7:12am 
F2P games will not work.
Snipwolf May 19, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Buy them from steam market or trade them.
Marc Morris May 19, 2013 @ 10:16am 
F2P games do work as i have tf2 cards
DoubleD May 19, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
Originally posted by MaoistCactus:
F2P games do work as i have tf2 cards
If you spent money to upgrade to premium than yes.
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