I'm trying to place a buy order for an item on the steam community market (it's a specific weapon/skin for CS:GO) but there isn't any of the item coming up in the search. Usually what I would do is find the item in the search, open the item page then place a buy order for whatever price I want - but since there's currently 0 for sale I can't open the page for the item and hence I can't place a buy order. Is there some other method to place a buy order?
It is very possible that the skin is not on the Market, as some skins go for up to 10 000$ and the market allows for a maximum price of $400. This is why some skins can only be bought on 3rd party sites or even ebay. What is the skin ?
This may be a steam bug, in this case you can report it on their website or contact support. To get skins easier, you can register on a website such as bitskins.com or opskins.net or the various other skin trading websites there are on the internet. You can then deposit money into the account for the respective website and buy skins directly from the website. These websites tend to be better than steam market anyways as there are constant sales and the prices are much cheaper than you can find on steam market.