I got a new account and want to receive items from my friend but I don't have any games. Is it possible to receive and sell items from, for example, CS:GO if I don't have CS:GO?

2 Answers 2


Yes! *

You can trade and sell items for games you do not own.

* Provided your account is in good standing and not restricted from the Steam Marketplace

  • The Market is unavailable, because i don't have valid steam purchase. Does steam allow users to exchange items between each other if market is unavailable?
    – Awija
    Jan 3, 2015 at 15:42
  • No, Steam doesn't allow users that have no games to add other users as friends due to them being restricted accounts.
    – kalina
    Jan 3, 2015 at 15:50
  • There is something called Steam trade URL, you don't have to add user to exchange items. Is it possible to use it with unavailable market?
    – Awija
    Jan 3, 2015 at 15:52
  • The Steam trade URLs go through the marketplace and would be subject to the same restrictions...
    – kalina
    Jan 3, 2015 at 15:53

Just put 5 bucks on the account and restrictions will be lifted. You will now be able to use the marketplace.

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