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The Steam Community Market, currently in beta with Team Fortress 2, is designed to allow members to buy and sell items using their Steam Wallet funds. This is an expansion of Steam's previous trading policy and its surprisingly complex TF2 economy. The beta is only available for TF2 at the moment, but more games will be added in the new year.
STEAM Press Release (Click to show)
Steam Community Market Now In Beta
Service Expansion Allows Players to Buy and Sell In-Game Items Via Steam

December 12, 2012 -- Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today introduced the Steam Community Market, now in Beta with Team Fortress 2.
The Community Market is designed to expand the Steam Economy beyond trading. Players are now enabled to buy and sell in-game items with other players for Steam Wallet funds.

"With over a half million trades made every week, the trading system has been very successful," said Tony Paloma of Valve. "Extending game economies beyond trades and giving players a way to turn gameplay into funds for new items and games is a key component for moving that success forward."

The Steam Community Market, now in beta with Valve's Team Fortress 2, will be available to other titles on Steam in the New Year. Games that participate enable users to show off their items on the Steam Community and sell or trade their items to others.
Items purchased are subject to transaction fees, please see FAQ for more http://www.steamcommunity.com/market/faq
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Wonder how this could evolve on STEAM- trading games? thumbsupsmiley.png
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i forgot what country it is, but there is at least one country that allows end users to resell their digital games, ie steam games.

i wish that law will be passed here in america.
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IDK if id use this or not, but at any rate i think this is bloody genius
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So it is just in-game items and not gift able games?
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I do alot of steam trading and this is a godsend.
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post #7 of 14
ill have to look into this, ton of games I never play and wont play again. Love to trade/sell for something ill actually use.
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They will never allow users to trade games, just like they never allowed us to transfer them from one account to another or sell our accounts. It's bad business, they want to force each and every user to purchase a new copy from Steam.
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They will never allow users to trade games, just like they never allowed us to transfer them from one account to another or sell our accounts. It's bad business, they want to force each and every user to purchase a new copy from Steam.

I know... HOW DARE DEVELOPERS THINK THEY DESERVE TO BE PAID FOR THEIR WORK.

Crazy world.

Can't we just be thankful about this?
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I know... HOW DARE DEVELOPERS THINK THEY DESERVE TO BE PAID FOR THEIR WORK.
Crazy world.
Can't we just be thankful about this?

Do you feel the same way about your CD,records and dvd's ? How about your television, your purchased a product, you have every right to buy, sell and trade that product, it is yours.The company on the other end however, can refuse updates etc in the TOS. However we should all avoid the Software as Service model, thats a very blade slippery slope to no where.
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