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The Price Check Thread

Post by --HaDeS-- » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:48 pm

I acquire metal at a very slow rate, so I figured I could make my thread into a helpful one.

Since I spend such little time buying/selling items, when I do actually make a trade, the hardest part for me is finding the exact value of an item I'm willing to sell or buy. I'm not sure how many other Villuns have trouble this, but it's quite annoying to go to multiple trade servers and forums just to find out the value of an item so I don't get scammed.

Hopefully, we could use this thread so all Villuns can make sure they're buying/selling at a fair value. :)
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by --HaDeS-- » Sat May 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Bumping a pretty old thread here but could anybody who is active on the trade market price these hats (in keys or metal) for me?

Vintage Tyrant's Helmet (Painted a Distinctive Lack of Hue)
Vintage Killer's Kabuto
Vintage Soldier's Stash (Painted Gold)
Vintage Drill Sergeant's Hat (Painted The Value of Teamwork)
Vintage Stainless Pot

Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by OldMan » Sat May 12, 2012 1:40 pm

Vintage Tyrant's Helmet (Painted a Distinctive Lack of Hue)
Vintage Killer's Kabuto
Vintage Soldier's Stash (Painted Gold)
Vintage Drill Sergeant's Hat (Painted The Value of Teamwork)
Vintage Stainless Pot

Tyrant's - 3-4 ref +paint
Kabuto - 4-5 ref
Stash - 2.66 ref +paint
Drill Sergeant - 4-5 ref +paint
Stainless Pot - 2.33 ref

I based my estimates from what I've seen lately in some trading sites I've been to. The Stash and Pot are not in very high demand, even vintage. Those others are good lookin, popular hats on probably the most popular class. And them being vintage, they will pull a little more metal.

Paint is subjective in my opinion, it will add to the value of a hat, at least white/black/gold/team in my opinion. I'd say mostly on a Bill's hat or Max's head. Other hats don't increase that much in value once painted I've found. So I'd offer a little more for those painted versions, maybe half again the price of the hat for the black/white/team colors and maybe another ref for the gold paint. Again, this is my opinion, your actual mileage may vary, in some cases, quite a bit!

Are you lookin to buy these hats or sell them?
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by OldMan » Sat May 12, 2012 1:44 pm

And Hades, I'm sittin on like 35 refined metals... let me know if I can help ya out!
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Zork Nemesis » Sat May 12, 2012 2:38 pm

I'm not active in trading circles, but if I need to reference a price, I usually refer to this handy little spreadsheet. It's usually correct from what I understand.

http://tf2spreadsheet.blogspot.com/

If that's not enough, I also pop over to TF2 warehouse and estimate prices based off point values. Considering their typical point values for keys (11,500) or Refined (4,500), it's not hard to figure an item's value with a handy calculator.
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Flash » Sat May 12, 2012 3:56 pm

The TF2 Spreadsheet Zork linked to is also where I check first. It seems to be heavily referenced in trades as "spreadsheet value" with people either asking for below, above or at the listed value.

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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Earthworm James » Sat May 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Flash wrote:The TF2 Spreadsheet Zork linked to is also where I check first. It seems to be heavily referenced in trades as "spreadsheet value" with people either asking for below, above or at the listed value.
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by The Spanish Inquisition » Sat May 12, 2012 8:57 pm

Is there a base denomination everyone agrees on? I'm looking for something like a $/refined exchange rate.
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Flash » Sat May 12, 2012 10:34 pm

Keys seem to hover between 2.33 to 2.55 Refined each. That puts 1 Refined right around $1, but I think it usually goes for around $0.85 if buying with cash.

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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by MateoTheBold! » Sat May 12, 2012 10:49 pm

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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Boss Llama » Sat May 12, 2012 11:58 pm

Haha, good guess Mateo.

Cash: Keys currently are $1.50, and refined is about $0.64. Buds are ~$33, and Bills about $12.

Units of in-game currency are ref, keys, and buds, with Bills filling in some gaps.

At present:
2.33-2.55 ref = 1 key
8 keys = 1 bills (unpainted). +1 key for Team Spirit (specifically TS, not the other team color versions), +2 keys for Black or White paint. No other paints are market significant.
3 bills (unpainted) = 1 buds
23-25 keys = 1 buds

Values at present for the hats listed above are approximately:
Vintage Tyrant's Helmet (Painted a Distinctive Lack of Hue) - 3.66-4 ref for the hat, with possibly (though not always) a key added for the paint. 2 keys total would be fair.
Vintage Killer's Kabuto - 2 keys
Vintage Soldier's Stash (Painted Gold) - 1 key (paint adds nothing)
Vintage Drill Sergeant's Hat (Painted The Value of Teamwork) - 5 ref / 2 keys (paint adds little, if anything)
Vintage Stainless Pot - 2 ref
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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by Flash » Sun May 13, 2012 12:14 am

HaDes, let me know if you're looking to sell all of those, I'd be interested.

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Re: The Price Check Thread

Post by --HaDeS-- » Mon May 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Thank you for all the help everyone! I'm considering selling them, but I'm not 100% sure yet. If I decide to sell them, I will come to you guys first!
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