Sending an offer to somebody on your friends list can be done by clicking the Trade Offers
button from your Steam inventory page.
From the Trade Offers
page select the New Trade Offer
You'll then be given a list of your Steam friends. Locate the person you want to make an offer to and click on their name. If you'd like to post an open trade to the community you can do so by visiting the trading forums. For more information on this refer to the Trading Forums
section of this guide.
Once you've clicked on their name the offer window will appear. In order to add your item offer to the offer window you'll need to select the inventory it belongs to. This can be done by selecting the drop down menu at the top left.
Once you've made a selection the inventory you selected will now be displayed underneath the drop down menu. You can navigate through your inventory by using the arrow buttons and you can search for a specific item by using the search bar and filters underneath it.
To add an item to the offer drag and drop the item thumbnail into the top half of the offers box.
Once you're done adding your items to the offer window you'll need to add the items from the other person's inventory that you want to trade them for. To switch to the other persons inventory select their inventory
at the top left of the offer screen.
Once you've selected their inventory
you'll be able to follow the steps you took previously to add an item from the other persons inventory to the offer window. This time you'll be placing the items into the bottom half of the offers box.
To finalize the offer select the checkbox on the blue bar so it turns greens. If you'd like to make an adjustment to the offer you can click on it again to remove the ready status. You can also add a message to your trade by typing in the text box.
Once you've checked the box the Make Offer
button will light up, to send the offer click on it. Remember that all accepted offers are final.
You'll then receive a confirmation window letting you know your offer was successfully received.
At any time you can view your pending offers by revisiting the Trade Offers
page and selecting the Sent Offers
button on the right side. From this page you're also able to cancel an offer at any time by choosing the Cancel Trade Offer
button beneath each listing.
Offers will automatically expire after two weeks. If the item you offered is traded away through another offer or by trading with another user the posted offer will expire.
If the offer was accepted by the other party you'll receive a Steam notification letting you know that the items have been placed in your inventory
. The listing on your Sent Offers
screen will also be marked as accepted.