To sell an item on the Steam Community Market you will need to go to the Community Market page
In the previous section I went over how to search for items. Make use of this and begin by searching for the item you want to sell. Keep in mind that not every item can be sold, view the FAQ page
or the Steam Group
for an up-to-date list.
I would like to sell my Genuine Foppish Physician
in Team Fortress 2 because I have several of them. I have begun by searching for the item on the Community Market and I've pulled up the pricing graph for it.
The information on the graph shows me that the price for this item fluctuates a lot. On average it seems to sell for around $0.80 to $1.00. If I scroll down further I can see that the cheapest priced Foppish Physician is currently $0.86 including fees.
Armed with the knowledge of the current market trends I'm now ready to begin selling my item.
To begin, go back to the homepage of the Steam Community Market
and click on the Sell an item
button located at the top right side of the page.
Once you've clicked on the Sell an item
button you will get a popup which will ask you to choose an item from your inventory
Locate the item you want to sell and select it. Once you've selected the item some details will appear on the right hand side with a button which says Sell
Once you've clicked on Sell
you will get another popup box which will ask to set the price you want to sell your item for. If you type in your price in the You receive
box it will automatically calculate the Steam Fees in the Buyer pays
box, which will be the final sale price of the item.
Earlier I mentioned that the cheapest Foppish Physician was $0.86. For demonstration purposes I'm going to list mine for $0.85 which will make mine the cheapest on the market. This tactic is called undercutting
. You don't have to do this, if I listed the item for $1 it would likely sell, just as not as quickly. The final sale price of the item is ultimately up to you.
You're also able to view the pricing graph for the item from this screen as well. Read
and Accept the Steam Subscriber Agreement
and click on Ok, put it up for sale.
You will then be given another box which will inform you that once it's up for sale it will be locked from your inventory and it will not be usable.
Click on Ok
and the item will now be listed on the Steam Community Market. The page will put you back on your Steam Inventory
and it will give you a confirmation at the top.
If at any point you want to view your listing you can do so by going to the Steam Community Market page
and clicking on the My Active Listings tab
, this information should be displayed by default.
If you want to cancel a listing, locate the item and click on the Remove
button on the right side.
Once your item has sold you will receive an e-mail from Steam letting you know that the funds from your sale have been added to your Steam Wallet.
There is no possible way to withdraw funds from your Steam Wallet. You can use the funds you earn from selling items on the Community Market to purchase games from Steam
or to purchase more items from games such as Team Fortress 2[store.teamfortress.com]
or Dota 2. [www.dota2.com]