Warun 13. nov, 2012 @ 10:43am
The price of man co keys
who here thinks that value should put the price of man co crate keys on tf2 to £1
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now i have a machine gun 13. nov, 2012 @ 10:48am 
I'd be all for it :) It's much less expensive at this point to buy keys from other people instead of Valve, so maybe they could reclaim some of these missed sales by lowering their store price.
TNinja [SM Party House] 13. nov, 2012 @ 10:50am 
Those other people bought keys from the Mann Co. just to sell them for Scrap Metals, so in theory, they aren't "losing" money. Just not getting the same customer type.

Lower the price now, and they might lose some of those customers who purchases the keys to resell them, because their value just dropped. Or maybe they won't.
now i have a machine gun 13. nov, 2012 @ 11:12am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av TNinja SM Party House:
Those other people bought keys from the Mann Co. just to sell them for Scrap Metals, so in theory, they aren't "losing" money. Just not getting the same customer type.

Lower the price now, and they might lose some of those customers who purchases the keys to resell them, because their value just dropped. Or maybe they won't.

No one that I know of buys keys from the store to immediately resell them for metal or money, because keys aren't worth as much in the TF2 economy as they are in the store. The people who buy keys from the store do it because they want to open crates or are trying to trade for something else.
TNinja [SM Party House] 13. nov, 2012 @ 11:30am 
You mentioned that buying form other people is cheaper.

Then they keys you buy from other people. Where do they get their keys from? It's not a random drop as far as I know.
now i have a machine gun 13. nov, 2012 @ 11:43am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av TNinja SM Party House:
You mentioned that buying form other people is cheaper.

Then they keys you buy from other people. Where do they get their keys from? It's not a random drop as far as I know.

These people typically trade for them with metal. You're right though, all keys ultimately have to be bought from the store.
TNinja [SM Party House] 13. nov, 2012 @ 11:58am 
Right.

I udnerstand that dropping the key price, WILL on most cases attract buyers.
Though, halving the price of a item can be a drastic change for income.

Let's say, 10 000 people regularly bought keys for 2 dollar. (1.99$).
Now if the price is 1 dollar per key, they need 20 000 active purchasers to earn as mucha s they did before. Also that people who DO purchase keys to trade for items might stop doing that because the value dropped.

And the playerbase of this game is rather huge.


I am only poiting out how it can turn out now. There are other outcomes perhaps.
Xx^5bipsblazerod™xX 13. nov, 2012 @ 5:03pm 
I made a discussion about this. I entirely agree
Xx^5bipsblazerod™xX 13. nov, 2012 @ 5:04pm 
Opprinnelig skrevet av TNinja SM Party House:
Right.

I udnerstand that dropping the key price, WILL on most cases attract buyers.
Though, halving the price of a item can be a drastic change for income.

Let's say, 10 000 people regularly bought keys for 2 dollar. (1.99$).
Now if the price is 1 dollar per key, they need 20 000 active purchasers to earn as mucha s they did before. Also that people who DO purchase keys to trade for items might stop doing that because the value dropped.

And the playerbase of this game is rather huge.


I am only poiting out how it can turn out now. There are other outcomes perhaps.
Lando.Fitzgerald 13. nov, 2012 @ 5:07pm 
No.
owning254 14. nov, 2012 @ 4:40am 
This is a rather selfish proposition (no offence to the creator of this thread, just what I think after seeing this thread) because one only thinks about the people who buy the keys after they are made cheaper. How about the people who bought the keys before, buying 20-30 keys at one go or having bought hundreds of keys in total? Wouldn't it be infuriating to have spent so much on the game when suddenly the news reach their ears that they could have gotten the same number of keys for half the price? Not to mention that with supply of keys dropping and demand increasing* (as shown by the increasing key prices in terms of metal in the Mannconomy), it is highly unlikely that Valve will lower prices which will just lower their profits.

*I do not have any concrete evidence about this, but this information was taken from
Discussion: What is up with the price of keys now?
"The reason keys went up in price is because of the new unusual effects that were only uncrateable during the halloween event. This caused a lot of people to use their keys during that period in the hopes of getting a very limited unusual hat worth 20+ buds. I think I read that the total number of keys in public BP's dropped 80,000 to around 300,000 total. Like others pointed out, its supply and demand. Supply dropped drastically, demand stayed high, prices rose."
Zyroxeon 14. nov, 2012 @ 4:45am 
how about 2 for 3

kill me
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