People really do buy those more expensive keys,and they even do it in hundreds.
Possible reasons are :
Not knowing about Dota 2 store,by a mistake,done by new players,people that think keys can be dropped and sold only on market...Or as means of trade/exchange with a friend.
There are records of some newly introduced keys being more expensive than other ...
You're probably confusing with how the Steam Market works.
There is a "Steam Fee" which is 5%, but there are also "game specific fees" for Dota2/CSGO/TF2 (each at 10%).
When you sell an item on the market, you're asked for two values: "Buyer pays" and "You receive", which are relative to each other. (As in: Changing one box will change the other).
[Edit] Dota 2 keys are no longer for sale, which explains why they are now consistently above $2.50. However, my old answer (below) still applies to TF2.
I admit it: I've bought TF2 and Dota 2 keys off the market for over retail-price before.
The reason is that I don't play either of those games, and don't have them installed, but still need ...
Currently, you do need a premium account to sell items. The wiki also says that "In order to sell an item on the Steam Community Market, the user must buy one item on Steam per year, and then wait 30 days after purchase to begin buying or selling."
It's also limited to tradable Genuine items, Vintage items, Festive (both Unique and Strange) weapons, ...
So, to be clear, crossing either threshold is not what makes your income via the steam community market taxable. That is something that will vary wildly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and across a variety of financial circumstances. You should know, however, that in many cases, income from the Steam community market is taxable well before you have ...
It's because the TF2 schema changed in a way that looks like an error on Valve's part, causing the "friendly name" for the Strange quality to be "restriction" instead of "Strange":
The "restriction" item has been modified with a Strange part that counts the killings of medics with a ready Übercharge, while the others are a "plain" version of the same item.
An item of this kind is worth more because the Strange parts aren't easy to obtain, since you can only get them from a crate with a very low drop chance.
Well, the FAQ tells us the following:
How do buy orders choose which listing to buy?
When you place a buy order, the market first looks for all the
cheapest items that can fulfill your order. Then the oldest listing
(ie. the seller who has waited the longest) is selected and purchased.
If the items are listed in multiple currencies, the amounts ...
If the value of the key is less than $5 USD, no, it will not. That is the amount one needs to spend in order to remove the 'limited' status from one's steam account, as laid out by Timmy Jim in this question.
You cannot trade fast with strangers without the Steam Mobile Authenticator, but you do not necessarily need a smartphone to use it. You only have a 1 day delay with long friends (> 1 year). If you do not have a smartphone capable of running it, you can use an Android Emulator from a trusted source (e.g. Bluestacks). ALWAYS download both the emulator and the ...
Nope, you have to make some sort of purchase. From Steam's help pages:
"No Purchase Older Than 7 Days
Your account must have a successful purchase older than 7 days, but not older than a year in order to access the Community Market. The purchase of wallet funds, games, DLCs and software meet this requirement. Activating a Steam Wallet Code or Gift Card on ...
After a while I had finally got some steam support, and they pointed out that
In order to use the Community Market you are required to have a purchase of wallet credit or made a Steam purchase that is between 30 days and a year old and you have had Steam Guard enabled on your account for at least 15 days with no Steam Support assisted password changes. ...
Steam's errors usually correspond to HTTP status codes. While there are some that may indicate a problem on your end (like a connection failure or expired authentication) this one is a bit special (it's not usually listed with the "standard" HTTP codes) and means "too many redirects". It hints at a server-side problem, for example a programming mistake.
Nope, you'll get everything you would if you bought it in the Dota 2 store.
They only differences would be that you won't contribute more money to the prize pool for the winning team and pushing us closer to Techies the ability to select the next hero Valve adds. I also suppose that the compendium will say that you've contributed $0.00 to the prize pool ...
The Market is unavailable for the following reason(s):
-You are logging into The Market from a device that has not been protected by Steam Guard for 7 days.
If nothing further occurs to restrict your access, you'll be able to use The Community Market on 1/26/2015 10:48:53 PM.
Steam Guard is a feature set in stone to prevent people from gaining access to ...
If the 7 day trade-ban time is over on the booster pack, the trade-ban won't apply. But if it isn't over, it'll still apply, but it won't reset to ~7 days, the trade-ban will finish at the same time the booster pack will.
csgo.exchange is a good website for that. Sign in with steam, go to the inspect page for the item, and copy the link to inspect the weapon in game. Go to the home page of the website, you should see "Steam Market Float". That'll tell you everything you know.
It is very possible that the skin is not on the Market, as some skins go for up to 10 000$ 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 table keeps track of Steam's conversion rates:
Keep in mind that Valve not only rounds to the nearest USD cent in the converted currency, they then also tack on their own fees based on the price. This is also rounded to the nearest cent.
Due to how both of these roundings work, occasionally a market item can be ...
Unfortunately at this time Steam has not integrated any features that allow the user to change how many results they can view per page.
A cheap workout is to open several tabs at once for each page of the market place. Tab 1 for items 0-10, Tab 2 for items 11-20, Tab 3 for items 21-30 and so on.
You can do this is a browser by editing the URL:
So I basically had the same question and found this answer:
The buy order with the highest price gets priority for purchasing newly listed items. If there are multiple orders with the same high price, the oldest buy order gets fulfilled first.
So it's supposed to ...
Any item purchased on the Steam Community Market has a trade restriction applied to it immediately for 1 week, so no, you won't be able to bypass the trade restriction as that also applies to the cards unboxed that way.