Anybody want to buy 3,000 supply crates?
By Tim Colwill on December 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm
“As part of our ongoing efforts to gradually phase out all Earth money in favor of Team Fortress hats, we’re kicking off the TF2-only beta of our new Steam Community Market,” reads the official Team Fortress 2 blog.
The Market does almost exactly what you’d expect: items can be bought and sold using funds in your Steam wallet, and Valve takes 15% off the top (a flat 5% from Steam, and up to 10% from each game, with TF2 being set at 10). During the beta items are limited to one-time consumable items, and Steam Wallet funds can never go above $200.
“The Market should improve trading in every way,” claims Valve. “People looking for specific items will be able to locate them faster, folks looking to sell items will find the process a lot more efficient, and best of all, we’ve made it easier for everybody to translate playing TF2 into buying games on Steam.”
Check out the FAQ over here for more info.
Source: Team Fortress 2