Ovo Apr 23 @ 11:16pm
Auto buy in the Steam Market.
As in stocks, you set a minimum and a maximum value for the desired item, and as soon as it goes into that range, you buy it automactly!
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FFL2and3rocks Apr 23 @ 11:42pm 
Bots are bad, mmkay?
Tito Shivan Apr 24 @ 2:59am 
You and another couple thousands users who also set up the same buy order.
And then you get conflicting buy orders ( i want that card fir 3c, but also that GO skin for $1. But since the card got bought before, I'm 3c short of buying that skin, or the other way around)
Ovo Apr 24 @ 8:48am 
You can set a preference order tho... and then the process will follow that order.
Ovo Apr 24 @ 8:48am 
The steam can also alert of no funds and request to add funds.
Tito Shivan Apr 24 @ 10:53am 
Originally posted by Ovo:
You can set a preference order tho... and then the process will follow that order.
In any case, the process queue is going to be several thousands users long anyway.

And my previous point wasn't focused as much on the lack of funds than on the preference aspect. You can't really foresee (or automate) what you will want to have first on an event of choice.
(And since the final purchase wuld be made by Steam, the blame from unhappy players would fall on them anyway)
Ovo Apr 24 @ 10:56am 
Ok, I quit the idea.
Nossy Apr 24 @ 4:55pm 
I had this exact Idea, Tito was the one tha also showed me why it was a bad Idea aha
My post here
Ovo Apr 24 @ 5:45pm 
What if steam market alert you instead of autobuy? You set the price you want to pay, and if the item shows up in that price you receive a steam message. How about that tito? Would that work for steam?
Nossy Apr 24 @ 5:47pm 
Even then, there would be 2536735 other auto-buys before yours.
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Ovo Apr 24 @ 7:30pm 
But it wouldn`t be a auto-buy anymore, just a notification, say that the price hit the range.
Nossy Apr 24 @ 8:02pm 
I guess if its just a notify that could work

Item -
Notify me when price hits [$x.xx] - [$x.xx]
Dendrobates Tinctorius Apr 24 @ 9:24pm 
*posts an item for $0.03, steam market crashes as literally trillions of notifications go out, community crashes shortly after as trillions - 1 people post to complain that notifications are worthless as even when the market is up the item sells too fast*
Nossy Apr 24 @ 9:37pm 
Originally posted by Dendrobates Tinctorius:
*posts an item for $0.03, steam market crashes as literally trillions of notifications go out, community crashes shortly after as trillions - 1 people post to complain that notifications are worthless as even when the market is up the item sells too fast*
This is a good point. I think the market should be left the way it is
Tito Shivan Apr 25 @ 12:44am 
Originally posted by Nossy01:
I guess if its just a notify that could work

Item - :p2cube:
Notify me when price hits [$x.xx] - [$x.xx]
And market bots would get the item the moment the item is put on sale anyway, sadly.

Notifications could be useful for alerting of a trend (warn me when prices go below X) or for 'low volatility' items (items with a large selling time, like expensive unusuals/skins)
But there's too many people hunting for the lowest price as to make notifications work for that purpose (not counting market bots)
Black Blade Apr 25 @ 12:48am 
Originally posted by Nossy01:
This is a good point. I think the market should be left the way it is
I do not think these is right.. idears are good.. and any thing that will make the market better is a good idea
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