Team Fortress 2
灰熊GRIZZLY Feb 1, 2013 @ 8:49pm
How can you ACTUALLY profit from scrapbanking?
Note: THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT. I am not advertising ANYTHING, whether it's a server of my backpack or... just no. On to the question:

In what universe does anyone actually benefit from scrapbanking? I have been scrapbanking for over 2 weeks now and I have profited about 1 rec from doing this. I have tried various servers, various ad techniques, and literally nothing works. So how can one actually build up to a decent item from scrapbanking? Thank you in advance.
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Zyroxeon Feb 1, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
1 weapon = 1 scrap

People give 2 weapons for 1 scrap, and buy 2 weapons for 2 scrap

So each trade = 1 scrap profit.
asushotgex Feb 1, 2013 @ 9:00pm 
i would say persistense and a lot of free time..... a LOT, when i scrap banked and sold normal weapons i would make on average 1.6-4 ref every two hours. sometimes i would find someone who wanted a lot of weapons and didnt need me to explain why im selling for a scrap instead of just another weapon, sometimes i would run into that person and explain the process and reason behind it. The most i ever made in one week was 4 keys from the metal i receieved and smelted, either way when i look at it i always see it as a loss really, because i know i could have been doing something more productive...... that would have resulted in me having more hats. i mean that last bit sincerely scrap banking and selling normal weapons take to much time to really feel like you have met the breaking point where you know you have made an in-game profit (metal,keys). if you were more courageous why not try gambling in game? thats at least more fun.
灰熊GRIZZLY Feb 1, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by Zyroxeon:
1 weapon = 1 scrap

People give 2 weapons for 1 scrap, and buy 2 weapons for 2 scrap

So each trade = 1 scrap profit.

I know that... what I'm saying is that no one buys.

And thank you asu :D
asushotgex Feb 1, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
Originally posted by Squizzly:
Originally posted by Zyroxeon:
1 weapon = 1 scrap

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I know that... what I'm saying is that no one buys.

And thank you asu :D
no problem, if you wanna give the gambling a try im sure you already know some common games like spy crabbing and heavy boxing (personal favorite). their are more but i just feel like these are the best examples.
Are you doing all this on TRADE ONLY servers? If so, then there's your issue... people on htere have hats and want hats not crumby weapons that they will get most likley next time they get a drop.
asushotgex Feb 1, 2013 @ 9:21pm 

Originally posted by Billy May's Clone:
Are you doing all this on TRADE ONLY servers? If so, then there's your issue... people on htere have hats and want hats not crumby weapons that they will get most likley next time they get a drop.
yeah i did that exlusively on trade servers it cutdown on the amount of people who needed explanations about the concept of scrapbanking and why they were giving me 2 weapons for one, plus plenty of people still need normal weapons even the wealthy and well hat'ed.
Originally posted by Zyroxeon:
1 weapon = 1 scrap

People give 2 weapons for 1 scrap, and buy 2 weapons for 2 scrap

So each trade = 1 scrap profit.

That is exactly right. The more weapons you have, the more you have to offer, and the more people will spend scrap on. Since you earn 2 weapons for a scrap, and sell the weapons for scrap, you slowly gain profit.
Xitus Dec 13, 2015 @ 6:11pm 
I don't get it, who's willing to buy a clean weapon for a scrap?
Everyone knows the common sense of 2 weapons for a piece of scrap
Is there any way to make profit from scraps?
Like Selling a Conga on scrap.tf for 8 ref and buy Conga from another website for 7 refs, make 1 ref profit each time :l
Jimmy Hunter Dec 13, 2015 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by Peacemaker:
I don't get it, who's willing to buy a clean weapon for a scrap?
Everyone knows the common sense of 2 weapons for a piece of scrap
Is there any way to make profit from scraps?
Like Selling a Conga on scrap.tf for 8 ref and buy Conga from another website for 7 refs, make 1 ref profit each time :l

Well we know you are one without common sense. Bravo on not being able to read dates.
Dr. Sam Pepper Dec 13, 2015 @ 6:15pm 
Originally posted by franky oshin:
Note: THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT. I am not advertising ANYTHING, whether it's a server of my backpack or... just no. On to the question:

In what universe does anyone actually benefit from scrapbanking? I have been scrapbanking for over 2 weeks now and I have profited about 1 rec from doing this. I have tried various servers, various ad techniques, and literally nothing works. So how can one actually build up to a decent item from scrapbanking? Thank you in advance.

It's a slow but sure way to gain profit. Most other ways take a lot longer

Edit: Wait why did someone necro a 2 year old post Jesus
Last edited by Dr. Sam Pepper; Dec 13, 2015 @ 6:16pm
Xitus Jan 5 @ 9:29pm 
and I'm freakin stupid enough to post here *facepalm
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