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Old 03-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Salvaged crates...

So what's the point in them? They seem absolutely pointless.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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I honestly have no idea, it only gets Valve less money since there aren't an abundance of people buying keys to uncrate it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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I honestly have no idea, it only gets Valve less money since there aren't an abundance of people buying keys to uncrate it.
Perhaps not every move they make is about making as much money as possible with Tf2?
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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Perhaps not every move they make is about making as much money as possible with Tf2?
Every Salvaged crate in the Trading Circle gets unboxed due to the value of the item inside.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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People buy keys to trade for the crates, then buy a key to open it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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Perhaps not every move they make is about making as much money as possible with Tf2?
You might be right, but I'm not saying that Valve is greedy, I'm just saying every little bit helps.


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People buy keys to trade for the crates, then buy a key to open it.
If 40s dropped like normal, more people would buy keys to open it than what people would buy to get them and open them if they were Salvaged.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
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So what's the point in them? They seem absolutely pointless.
Answered your own question there laddy
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #8
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>Puts wanted items in a VERY Rare crate
>Only way to get items/ crates is to buy keys
>VALVe wins

Either way, you find a crate, you have to buy a key. Someone else finds the crate, they have to buy a key to open it, and then for you to get the item, guess what; have to buy more keys.

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VALVe knows what they're doing.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Person finds crate.

Person wants to sell crate.

Crate costs 6 keys.

Other person buys 6 keys.

Valve makes more profit.


I hope that was easy to understand.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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Person finds crate.

Person wants to sell crate.

Crate costs 6 keys.

Other person buys 6 keys.

Valve makes more profit.


I hope that was easy to understand.
10 Less people find crate.
10 People not invested into trade shenanigans.
10 Peoeple don't buy keys to get a Huntsman.

Or

People buy keys on the black market.
Valve gets 0 Dosh.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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People buy keys on the black market.
Valve gets 0 Dosh.
Someone bought those keys, somewhere. Still dosh for valve.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #12
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People buy keys on the black market.
Valve gets 0 Dosh.
Because they dupe keys and sell them, right?


..No.
Someone had to have boughten the key.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Because they dupe keys and sell them, right?


..No.
Someone had to have boughten the key.
It's the difference between printing money and merely redistributing existing funds.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #14
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Wait, did Series 40 turn out to be a second salvaged crate after all?
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #15
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Wait, did Series 40 turn out to be a second salvaged crate after all?
Yep...
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