Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

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How to Get Good Deals in Team Fortress 2 Trading
By Resi ♥
This guide will teach you how to make good trades in the game Team Fortress 2 and how it will make you rich so you can brag to all your friends about the cool items you get every day from just trading random people. It teaches you the ins and outs of what to do and what not to do when trading and how you should make the trade go like. I hope this finds you well off on your way to become a good trader in Team Fortress 2!
Chapter 1: The Items
Hello there reader, you must have clicked on this guide because you too want to earn and accumulate a plethora of items in the game Team Fortress 2 so you may also be amongst the "big dogs" who are rich in-game and have a lot of rare and valuable items in the game Team Fortress 2. This will probably be one of many tip guides that pop up along the way that will teach you the best of ways to make excellent trades and receive expensive items through trading other players.

I hope this guide finds you well and you learn many methods of trading with others.

In Team Fortress 2 trading there are specific items that everyone wants and will give you nice items just for them. You can get these items for a lot cheaper from the people you meet on servers that are not trading servers.

Here is a list of items you should try to trade for:
  • Hats (craftable, uncraftable)
  • Unusual hats
  • Earbuds
  • Bill's Hats
  • Salvaged Crates
  • Strange weapons
  • Name tags
  • Description tags
  • Paints
  • Other tools

The best items to look for are the special and rare Salvaged Crate, earbuds, and bill's hats because many people will give you a lot just for those items alone. You can even try getting unusuals but those take a while to get and it's better to start with other items. Next, you want to find the player who owns these items and then invite them to trade.

Chapter 2: The Player
As with all trades in the game Team Fortress 2, you must find what you want and who you want it from. We already know the items we're searching for, so now we have to find out who has these items. The majority of your trades here that will take place will be on random servers throughout playing on Team Fortress 2. The hard part is finding the player you want to get a good trade from. There are many online tools for that, which I will not link here but I will mention them for you to search up yourself.

Search the inventories of the players you are currently playing with and then make the trade. Before you just trade them all willy-nilly you need to know if the player has the item and if he doesn't have a lot of trading experience because people with trading experience might want a bit more from you than usual. The best way to check this is by viewing their profile and inventory. See if they don't have a lot of hours on Team Fortress 2, and check their backpack to see if they organized it or just let the game do it for them. Another good thing to check if they have a steam profile and the number of friends they have. It's better to pick the people with the lowest amount of information possible as they are happy making trades with other people.
Chapter 3: The Trade
After you've found the player you want to trade, you should know these few things before inviting them to a trade.
  • The player is maybe in the middle of the game, so they might not accept your trade right away
  • Some players don't even know you can trade
  • The player might be Free to play. Note that Free 2 Players can only trade name tags, description tags, paints and tools
  • If they don't accept your trade the first time, save their profile for later or add them as a friend and try trading them when they're not playing. Be sure to tell them you want to trade though.

Now that you know these things, you should know what to say when you get into the trade. Let's say a player you want to trade has a Vintage Vintage Tyrolean. When you get into the trade you should ask the player if they're interested in trading any of their Medic hats, or even ask, "Do you have a Tyrolean hat for the medic?". Don't outright ask them "Do you have a Vintage Vintage Tyrolean you're trading?" as they might think that you really want the hat and then they will be driven by greed to try and rob you of every dollar you have just for the hat. Just be simple and try to see if they're trading the item, but don't say exactly what item.

Once the player has put the item you want into the trade box, this is the time where you should start offering items to the other player. Don't go about and just start showing them everything you have! There are a couple of things that you can ask before you start offering them your items. Here is a list:
  • Ask them what their favorite class is. Once you know that, you can make a better educated offer by offering items for that class.
  • Ask them if there is anything special they want. Maybe they want a weapon they don't have, or a measily crate. If they ask for something too much tell them "I don't have that item, but I have this." and show them the item you think they might be interested in or say "I'm saving those items up for a really big trade I'm making later." and they will ask for something else.

Once you've figured out the information you need, you can make an offer that the player will be sure to accept. Most players want weapons. Why, you ask? Because you can't fight with a hat. So be sure to offer a weapon or two to that player for the hat they own. If it's a really rare hat, offer a spare strange you might own that doesn't cost a lot and let them know that stranges can only be unboxed from crates with the keys in the store, which cost $2.50 each. Don't forget to mention that stranges can count your number of kills, as some people don't know that.
Special hats are sometimes harder to get, so you should offer vintage weapons, strange weapons, or other hats. Remember not to offer too much, as that's not a fair trade for either parties.
The Salvaged crate is a fairly simple crate to get as most players don't buy keys from the store, so you can trade them a weapon or two just for all the crates they have, which include the salvaged one.

Some players might not want to trade the item you're asking for. If that's the case, respect their wishes and move on. Maybe one day they'll look to trade it but you should not persist if they tell you no.
After you've made the trade and finished with the player you should thank them for the trade and continue playing the game, or else your team might get angry!

Also, if you need items for trading you can play the game and get drops or even visit the website TF2 Raffle House[] and enter the raffles for free items. It's completely free to enter the raffles on that site.

Well, I hope this guide has helped you learn the basics of making good trades with other players in the game and I hope that you will also be able to join the ranks of the rich people who wear hats daily club! If you have any questions you can leave a comment below and I'll respond to it as best as I can.

Thanks for reading!
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Resi ♥  [author] Nov 26, 2017 @ 4:03pm 
Back in the day, this method of trading allowed you to get a leg up on the other competition and become one of the super awesome best traders. It was either that, or you created 500 other accounts and put them in idle servers to get thousands of Refined Metal every week.
Hand Nov 26, 2017 @ 10:57am 
way 2 complicated to make little gain
joqmos Oct 1, 2017 @ 9:17am 
I'm afraid you flew right past the point.
Resi ♥  [author] Oct 1, 2017 @ 8:32am 
Hi welcome to Pawn Stars!
joqmos Oct 1, 2017 @ 8:18am 
Well this is just plain unethical. Having the customer walk away satisfied doesn't change the fact that you knowingly leveraged their lack of experience in order to underpay their item. It's like if I go sell an antique brooch at a pawn shop for $500, when the salesman knows it's worth at least $2000. You're basically taking advantage of players who don't know better. I doubt they would be very happy with the trade after they're told the true value of their items.
Resi ♥  [author] Jun 7, 2017 @ 3:10pm 
There is no guide on how to take girls' bras off at the beach here. This is a trading guide.
Closed Acc. Jun 7, 2017 @ 2:21pm 
Meeps! Feb 17, 2016 @ 1:06pm 
I want to make profit, so i can make raffles and give ppl stuff, i dint have item priorities, please recommend me some items i can trade of 12 ref
Meeps! Feb 17, 2016 @ 1:00pm 
Im stuck at chapter 2
PlayerOG Jan 15, 2016 @ 4:20am 
1 scrap= 2 weapons u do the math