Make sure you know the price of what the TF2 item you are buying.
It was cold day where I live, I couldn't go outside because of the snow. I decided to go play some TF2. I was in a server playing scout when a person said they were selling a Strange Widowmaker in the chat. I was insterested so I asked them how much. The guy said it was worth 20 keys. I was dumb enough to beleive him. He said that he would give it to me for a couple of hats or misc. I agreed to give him my Genuine Killer Exclusive, Kringle Collection, Fast Learner and a 2 other hats. I was very new to trading and didn't know what any of these items were worth. I accepted the trade and thought I walked away with a good amount more then I thought. It was a day or two later when I looked up the strange widowmaker on TF2 outpost and they were only going for about 5 keys. Less then the amount of these items I traded for the widowmaker. I thought I was going to die a little. Then I went on spreadsheet and there the widowmaker's price was. 5 keys. I got really mad after that. The items I gave him were about 1 to 2 keys each. I got sharked. From that day forward, i will always look up the price of an item before trading it. I thought about sending this guy a friend request and tell him that I overpayed. I tried to but for some reason it said "Error Sending Friend Invite" in red. I will never make this mistake again. Don't do the same thing I did. Let this be a lesson to anyone who is new to trading, don't listen to everything the trader says. He could shark or otherwise scam you out of your hard earned virtual items. Don't rush through trades either, take you time to think about the trade. Especially since a lot of these transactions include many high priced items like Buds and Bills. I will forever have that strange widowmaker in my TF2 inventory to remind me that I am a human who makes a lot of really dumb mistakes.
Date Posted: Jan 27 @ 2:32pm