I have had a few TF2 regular and foil trading cards and I want to sell them before they expire, however every time I try to sell them, a error prompt pops up saying "There was an error in selling your card. Make sure your browser cookies are enabled" I don't know what this means, please help.

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    FYI: cards do not expire.
    – Colin D
    Jan 14, 2014 at 20:21
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    Are you doing this in a browser or are you using the Steam client? Jan 14, 2014 at 20:21
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    Do you get this error when using a web browser or the steam client? If it is the first, have you tried turning on cookies. If it is the second, sounds like a bug with the client, try updating or logging in/out.
    – Colin D
    Jan 14, 2014 at 20:22
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    @ColinD Some (event) cards do.
    – 3ventic
    Jan 14, 2014 at 20:40
  • I get it in the steam client, but i will now try it in chrome.
    – Neffer_23
    Jan 14, 2014 at 21:20

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This is a common issue with no real solution. The following has worked for a lot of people:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Internet options ( Top right is a Gear Icon)
  3. Go to Privacy tab
  4. Advance
  5. check " Override automatic cookie handling"
  6. Select Accept for both First-Party Cookies & Thrid-Party Cookies
  7. Check under " Always allow session cookies"
  8. Ok > Apply > Ok
  9. Close Internet Explorer and Restart Steam

However, this has not worked for me; I still have this problem sporadically. The solution for me has been to skip Steam entirely by logging into the Steam website using any browser, and selling my items from the market page.

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    When you log in from a new device/browser, doesn't it lock you out of using the market/trading from that device/browser for 7 days?
    – Colin D
    Jan 14, 2014 at 20:48
  • I'm running mac, and I use Chrome, Thanks anyways!
    – Neffer_23
    Jan 14, 2014 at 20:57
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    @GeloDCastroid9: The engine used is the same regardless of what OS you run on, or what your browser of choice is. But unfortunately I have no idea how you'd change these options from a Mac :\ Jan 14, 2014 at 23:22
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    This answer is wrong. Steam does not use the Internet Explorer Web Control. It uses webkit and that since several years. store.steampowered.com/uiupdate Jan 14, 2014 at 23:26
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    @Assylum: That's interesting, I didn't know that. However, though I got that detail wrong, the answer itself is still correct; the only solution I can get to work is to access the Steam page from a web-browser. Jan 15, 2014 at 4:23

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