Ascherit Feb 20 @ 9:15pm
Worth of Earbuds
So I've been wondering how much earbuds really are. Because I've gotten many people saying that they'd trade premium for it, but on the other hand I've seen an earbud sell for 315 dollars on community market. If anyone could let me know around how much it would be. That'd be awesome. Thanks and have fun on TF2.
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Virtual Gee Feb 20 @ 9:18pm 
Backpack.tf

EDIT: How'd you get the earbuds when you're a f2p?
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Frozen Today Feb 20 @ 9:20pm 
You can't list earbuds on the market. You were probably looking at a vintage earbuds, which are worth a TON more because they're bugged and only a few exist

Earbuds (currently) are worth 20 keys, or roughly $36
Ascherit Feb 20 @ 9:21pm 
I played it back in the day and never really touched it after my friends quit. Thanks Frozen Today for answering my question :)
Frozen Today Feb 20 @ 9:23pm 
Originally posted by Virtual Gee:
Backpack.tf

EDIT: How'd you get the earbuds when you're a f2p?
Back a long time ago when TF2 was pay to play, there was a "free weekend" of TF2 that went along with the mac update, so people who didn't own the game were still able to get buds.
Kikilicious Feb 20 @ 9:24pm 
About $40 USD going by the backpack.tf price and if I did the math right. It's ~$0.30 a piece of metal, and keys are about 7 metal a piece. 7 * .30 = 2.1, and $2.1 * 20 (going off the 20 keys a bud high end) = $42 roughly.

Don't take my word, though. I can't math very well.

Edit upon looking at it, I see it's untradable, meaning you'd have to gift it. People don't like paying for that. So, I'm guessing the pair you'd have would be around $37.80
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Frozen Today Feb 20 @ 9:28pm 
Originally posted by Kikilicious:
About $40 USD going by the backpack.tf price and if I did the math right. It's ~$0.30 a piece of metal, and keys are about 7 metal a piece. 7 * .30 = 2.1, and 2.1 * 20 = 42 roughly.

Don't take my word, though. I can't math very well.
Close, but a key is only worth about $1.90, so it ends up about two to four dollars short, depending on who you're selling to.
Lonk (Banned) Feb 20 @ 9:29pm 
Originally posted by Frozen Today:
Originally posted by Kikilicious:
About $40 USD going by the backpack.tf price and if I did the math right. It's ~$0.30 a piece of metal, and keys are about 7 metal a piece. 7 * .30 = 2.1, and 2.1 * 20 = 42 roughly.

Don't take my word, though. I can't math very well.
Close, but a key is only worth about $1.90, so it ends up about two to four dollars short, depending on who you're selling to.
A key is 2.50$. What are you talking about bro?
Silverfox (Banned) Feb 20 @ 9:31pm 
Absolutely nothing, it's a virtual item. Of course, for some reason you can sell these things for marjor moolah. "shrugs"
Kikilicious Feb 20 @ 9:31pm 
Originally posted by TheClamFace:
Originally posted by Frozen Today:
Close, but a key is only worth about $1.90, so it ends up about two to four dollars short, depending on who you're selling to.
A key is 2.50$. What are you talking about bro?

Oh I just checked. The metal price has gone down. FT means it''s $1.90 in metal. The only reason I was off is because I was using a previous metal price.

Originally posted by Silverfox:
Absolutely nothing, it's a virtual item. Of course, for some reason you can sell these things for marjor moolah. "shrugs"
If you can sell it for money and people want it, it has a value, regardless of if it's virtual or not. Saying it's worthless isn't really valid.
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Frozen Today Feb 20 @ 9:32pm 
Originally posted by TheClamFace:
Originally posted by Frozen Today:
Close, but a key is only worth about $1.90, so it ends up about two to four dollars short, depending on who you're selling to.
A key is 2.50$. What are you talking about bro?
*Sigh* this discussion again.

Keys are $2.50 from the MANN CO store, but nearly every third-party site, and even the steam marketplace have reduced prices, anywhere from $1.50 to $2. (Market's a bit more expensive, but it also fluctuates a lot more.)

Something is really only as valuable as people are willing to pay for it, and while yes there are cases where they go for maybe 10 cents and don't affect the overall price, people tend do go by the community-site reduced prices. Why spend more than you have to?
Lahti 39 Feb 20 @ 9:32pm 
Originally posted by TheClamFace:
Originally posted by Frozen Today:
Close, but a key is only worth about $1.90, so it ends up about two to four dollars short, depending on who you're selling to.
A key is 2.50$. What are you talking about bro?
i think he is going by the economy price and not the actual store price
Ascherit Feb 20 @ 9:35pm 
How am I able to gift the earbuds if they're untradeable? People keep telling me I need premium so I can put it on the market but going by what you guys said. I need to gift it? Sorry for sounding like a whiny, immature brat that doesn't know his ♥♥♥♥. But I'm really intrigued on what this can actually do for me in terms of getting Arma III since it's on sale atm.
Lahti 39 Feb 20 @ 9:37pm 
Originally posted by Ascherit:
How am I able to gift the earbuds if they're untradeable? People keep telling me I need premium so I can put it on the market but going by what you guys said. I need to gift it? Sorry for sounding like a whiny, immature brat that doesn't know his ♥♥♥♥. But I'm really intrigued on what this can actually do for me in terms of getting Arma III since it's on sale atm.
i recommend if you have trading cards or anything like that sell em to get 10 cents then go to the ingame store and buy a giftapult that will make you a premium player and you can trade the buds, and yeah you might be able to get arma 3 for buds just look on outpost for game sellers if you want some help or have questions you can add me ill be happy to help you
Lonk (Banned) Feb 20 @ 9:38pm 
Originally posted by Ascherit:
How am I able to gift the earbuds if they're untradeable? People keep telling me I need premium so I can put it on the market but going by what you guys said. I need to gift it? Sorry for sounding like a whiny, immature brat that doesn't know his ♥♥♥♥. But I'm really intrigued on what this can actually do for me in terms of getting Arma III since it's on sale atm.
You can only trade when premium.
Frozen Today Feb 20 @ 9:38pm 
Originally posted by Ascherit:
How am I able to gift the earbuds if they're untradeable? People keep telling me I need premium so I can put it on the market but going by what you guys said. I need to gift it? Sorry for sounding like a whiny, immature brat that doesn't know his ♥♥♥♥. But I'm really intrigued on what this can actually do for me in terms of getting Arma III since it's on sale atm.
You have two options. You can get a gift wrap, and use that, or you need to get a premium account. (I don't even know if gift wrap works for f2p players)

If you have some spare change in your steam wallet, just buy a giftapult. They're only 10 cents and will upgrade you to premium instantly.
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