Party Cow #Krophs Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:39am
Steam community market
Can f2p users use the steam market?
Just wondering
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Bluevestguy Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:41am 
They can't even trade, I'm prettry sure they can't use that either..
Party Cow #Krophs Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:43am 
Well, I hope they don't can, else Valve have failed something:

1. Premium user gives *any* tradeable item to f2p
2. f2p sells on market
3. gets 0,29 to buy premium over mann. co store
Tito Shivan Dec 16, 2012 @ 9:28am 
Who is eligible to participate in the Community Market?


Any Steam user who has a successful purchase on their account between 30 days and one year ago, and has Steam Guard enabled for 15 days can list items on the Community Market. If you have had your password reset by Steam Support you will need to wait another 15 days with Steam Guard enabled before you can list items on the Community Market. If a chargeback has occurred on your account you will be eligible 30 days after your next successful purchase.
They don't need to have TF2 Premium in order to use the market. They won't be able to 'sell' their drops, as those are non tradable (Except those rare ones that drop tradable) and trade items gifted to them by other players.
So yes, they can use the market.
Party Cow #Krophs Dec 16, 2012 @ 9:43am 
So we don't need premium gifts any longer?
We could just give them a desc tag to sell for 0,29 and then buy premium?
Tito Shivan Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:52am 
Theoretically yes. The process you describe should work.
Gift F2P a desc tag.
F2P Sells the tag on the market.
F2P uses the steam wallet money to purchase an item on the MannCo Store.
F2P goes premium.

It still requires the F2P player to have a tradable item to begin with and to be qualified to participate on the market (He needs to have made a Steam purchase within the year. Purely free users won't be able to use the market) So it would work for accounts that already own games but don't own TF2. Idling accounts (with no purchases) cannot benefit from going premium this way.
Party Cow #Krophs Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:03am 
Ah, right, so... they could just buy a game on sale for 1,50 and then get premium by using market within a year...
\(●)/ BURITANNIA \(●)/ Dec 26, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
So ANY F2P can SELL on the market if he has steamguard for 15 days WITHOUT buying anything?
Mucinex Dec 26, 2012 @ 2:56pm 
Originally posted by TehCaprone Addobbato:
So ANY F2P can SELL on the market if he has steamguard for 15 days WITHOUT buying anything?
Last post in this thread was Dec. 17. Thanks for the bump.
Tito Shivan Dec 26, 2012 @ 4:04pm 
Originally posted by The World Ended:
Originally posted by TehCaprone Addobbato:
So ANY F2P can SELL on the market if he has steamguard for 15 days WITHOUT buying anything?
Last post in this thread was Dec. 17. Thanks for the bump.
And for not understanding anything. In any case i noticed how wrong the last comment was.
Originally posted by Party Cow:
Ah, right, so... they could just buy a game on sale for 1,50 and then get premium by using market within a year...
NO.
One cannot go TF2 Premium by purchasing something in the market. To get premium TF2 you have to buy something on the MannCo Store, not the market.
Party Cow #Krophs Dec 26, 2012 @ 11:09pm 
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