Originally Posted by E_man
The trade system is smarter than they are. When the trade is changed, you have to re-check that it's ok before beginning the trade.
Oh good. I've met a few suspicious people, changing their thing every few seconds, and I don't wanna get gyped, so it's nice to know the system won't let me.
Also, if you look at tf2items.com/trading and go to your matches, you'll also see 'how many other items people are accepting'. This stops you from wasting your time on the twats who say they'll take anything, then waste your time by attempting to haggle you.
Say f'r'instance I wanted to trade my Safe'n'Sound for the new Pyro Polycount Hat. (I want the hat, yes, but ATM I have nothing I'm willing to let go of... best avoid me). When I check my matches, there's thiss little line of text under the player name:
As you can see, these 5 matches are not actually interested in giving my their Attendant for my Safe'n'Sound. They just want me to make offers.
I'm not here to make offers. I'm here to trade.