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Old 12-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Why are keys so expensive now?

First of all, Valve did not increase the price of the key in the Mann Co. Store. Its still the same price when a key was worth 2.33 ref till now. And why is everyone following what spreadsheet says how much are keys worth now? Its not like the Mann Co. store is not gonna sell keys anymore. All the keys are from the store, not from lucky drops only.

I wonder what will happen to keys' price next year?

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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It's the Steam Marketplace.
People are selling their keys they have gained from trading on tf2 for Steam Wallet funds, which has essentially killed game trading on outpost, causing people to sell games for extremely cheap prices on outpost.
On top of that, because everyone is buying the keys off of marketplace because they are cheaper, people are using these keys for uncrating to get unusuals.
Because of this, the supply of keys reduces exponentially every day, until there are little to none left and people are forced to buy from the mannco store, which won't happen because people know that marketplace exists to buy keys for cheaper.

So esentially, TF2's economy is going to be hyperinflated, and nobody will be able to afford anything, and then it's going to crash and burn like the Great Depression until valve fixes this somehow with some sort of key stimulus package.
Sell your keys now if you have any.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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It's the Steam Marketplace.
People are selling their keys they have gained from trading on tf2 for Steam Wallet funds, which has essentially killed game trading on outpost, causing people to sell games for extremely cheap prices on outpost.
On top of that, because everyone is buying the keys off of marketplace because they are cheaper, people are using these keys for uncrating to get unusuals.
Because of this, the supply of keys reduces exponentially every day, until there are little to none left and people are forced to buy from the mannco store, which won't happen because people know that marketplace exists to buy keys for cheaper.

So esentially, TF2's economy is going to be hyperinflated, and nobody will be able to afford anything, and then it's going to crash and burn like the Great Depression until valve fixes this somehow with some sort of key stimulus package.
Sell your keys now if you have any.
B-But I thought they hired an economist to prevent this crap.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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It's the Steam Marketplace.
People are selling their keys they have gained from trading on tf2 for Steam Wallet funds, which has essentially killed game trading on outpost, causing people to sell games for extremely cheap prices on outpost.
On top of that, because everyone is buying the keys off of marketplace because they are cheaper, people are using these keys for uncrating to get unusuals.
Because of this, the supply of keys reduces exponentially every day, until there are little to none left and people are forced to buy from the mannco store, which won't happen because people know that marketplace exists to buy keys for cheaper.

So esentially, TF2's economy is going to be hyperinflated, and nobody will be able to afford anything, and then it's going to crash and burn like the Great Depression until valve fixes this somehow with some sort of key stimulus package.
Sell your keys now if you have any.
I'm not sure if the marketplace benefits Valve...
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if the marketplace benefits Valve...
They get 10% of every sale.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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They get 10% of every sale.
Oh wow that explains it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #7
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Damn how I miss the keys when they were just 2.33 ref.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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So esentially, TF2's economy is going to be hyperinflated, and nobody will be able to afford anything, and then it's going to crash and burn like the Great Depression until valve fixes this somehow with some sort of key stimulus package.
Traders are too big to fail!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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More people idling means more weapons into the market. Thus more refined is created, as there isn't a big refined metal sink to destroy it besides crafting, refined metal begins to accumulate. Thus over fluctuation of refined metal means the supply increases but the demand is the same thus causing it to devalue. Since keys cost money there is no way farm them, the refined is devaluing thus it now cost more to buy a key. This will calls a massive inflation in key prices in the future, which will bring upon the great depression of TF2. Where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, this will cause TF2 to implode thus ending the game forever. The end.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #10
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It's the Steam Marketplace.
People are selling their keys they have gained from trading on tf2 for Steam Wallet funds, which has essentially killed game trading on outpost, causing people to sell games for extremely cheap prices on outpost.
On top of that, because everyone is buying the keys off of marketplace because they are cheaper, people are using these keys for uncrating to get unusuals.
Because of this, the supply of keys reduces exponentially every day, until there are little to none left and people are forced to buy from the mannco store, which won't happen because people know that marketplace exists to buy keys for cheaper.

So esentially, TF2's economy is going to be hyperinflated, and nobody will be able to afford anything, and then it's going to crash and burn like the Great Depression until valve fixes this somehow with some sort of key stimulus package.
Sell your keys now if you have any.
People have paid for keys with money outside of steam store for a long time now.

Keys cost more now because metal has built in inflation, people get drops every week, people farm metal even, so metal will always lose value over time.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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More people idling means more weapons into the market. Thus more refined is created, as there isn't a big refined metal sink to destroy it besides crafting, refined metal begins to accumulate. Thus over fluctuation of refined metal means the supply increases but the demand is the same thus causing it to devalue. Since keys cost money there is no way farm them, the refined is devaluing thus it now cost more to buy a key. This will calls a massive inflation in key prices in the future, which will bring upon the great depression of TF2. Where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, this will cause TF2 to implode thus ending the game forever. The end.

yes cause everyone just started idling the past 2 months

since from oct went from 2.66-3.11/3.22
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #12
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Where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, this will cause TF2 to implode thus ending the game forever. The end.
Or you know.

People will just go back to playing the game.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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They get 10% of every sale.
"The buyer pays the Steam Transaction Fee. The Steam Transaction Fee is calculated based on the item cost and is shown on the confirmation page before purchase. The fee will be 5% during the beta period (with a minimum fee of $0.01). This fee may be increased or decreased in the future."

Its may have to do with the market or the decrease in value of metal. Metal is being crafted to be used as currency more then its being crafted into hats.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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Metal is going down.

Blame idlers with thousands idling accounts.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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Metal is going down.

Blame idlers with thousands idling accounts.
This. The keys aren't necessarily more expensive, the value of the metal just plummeted.

...which I guess makes absolutely no difference to the guys who use only metal as a currency.
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