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Would anyone want to read the rest of this story? Should I turn this in to a book?

How would I expand this? I want to write a book.

Junior year of University, I was approached by M(atty)M(oe) he was goading me to apply to a community service organization, the Bonner program, which rewards students accepted with a $5,000 check. Reluctantly, I applied and shockingly I was accepted into the program, which also included the aforementioned scholarship. Upon receipt of the scholarship check I stood at my mailbox for about 10 minutes $5000 seemed like a small fortune to me, a check of $5000 was almost license to drink myself into oblivion, or throw my fraternity a party completely funded by yours truly.
Nervously, I walked over to the registrars office of Stetson University and said; "Ummm I believe you’ve made a mistake, this check does not belong to me…" They tell me in return, "No that’s your award for being accepted into Bonner."
My head was spinning from the absolute good fortune of doggedly pursuing the philanthropic streak in me, and heeding MMs advice. I was trying to decide what to do with the money; "I could throw my fraternity a party…I could invest it, but any investment right now is suicide…I could buy a motorcycle…" I decided to go with motorcycle, not immediate suicide, I would at least get an dopamine rush on a daily basis. I might even attract a few girls!
Side note: the 'investment option" would have been the best option, I was presenting the equity: SNA, to the board of trustees for purchase into the school endowment portfolio, at time of check receipt, SNA (Snap-On), the equity I was presenting, was trading around $30-35/share (it touched $29/share on the day I made my presentation). At time of writing SNA was trading at $183.59/share. Upon receipt of the scholarship money that was gifted to me, for my good deeds towards humanity, I could have bought 5000/35 = 142 shares of SNA, 142*183=~$30,000. Though no (not) sane 20 year old kid would want to lock their money up for eternity and buy stocks and bonds, that is for old people… like 25 year olds.
I went down to Deland Motorsports with my best friend to browse a few insane 'crotch rockets,' Id learnt that an I-4, or inline 4 cylinder, motorcycle would be vastly overpowered for a 'squid*. Accepting this, I decided on a , very powerful Suzuki SV650s, a sane choice for a "noob."
*squirrely kid
With the final signature of some loan document (stupidly I wasnt not paying very close attention to the verbiage, or amounts - pretty incredible for a finance major) a sudden Dopamine wave went through my body. Holy shit, I thought, do I own another motor vehicle? Im going to get so many girls(!) but I am dating JL… Perhaps her friends will badger her incessantly, and she'll cave and bring another girl into the mix.
None of that happened. Though I did hook up with one if the 'hottest' girls at Stetson, MC, and she specifically said: "you look so 'hawt' riding your motorcycle back from intramural Soccer games, shirtless." Which I interpreted as a flirtatious vote lauding the purchase of that death machine, exactly the type of thing I had in mind when making the purchase. Then there was CZ, Im fairly certain she didn’t have a sexual motivation activated by the motorcycle, this was just a girl who was 'thirsty.' The summer between Junior and Senior year I was selected (incredibly) for an internship with Morgan Stanley, I remember getting the call, in April 2007:
"Hello, could we speak with Nicolas Uppal?"
ohhhh shit what did I do now? "Speaking" I said
"Congratulations Nicolas! You’ve been selected to be a Junior Financial analyst with the GWMG group at Morgan Stanley! You have two options: Beverly Hills or Downtown LA"
All my friends and family can tell you how I was constantly professing to 'adore city life,' and how 'I felt empty if I did not see anything in the sky.' However, the option laid out in front of me required some deliberation, time I did not have. "Uh uh uh Beverly Hills" I blurted out.
"Excellent choice we will send you a confirmation email with the next steps included. Welcome aboard."
Holy sh!t, I thought, im a rising Senior and I already have employment plans.
I immediately called my mother, and let her know the great news.
"I hope you & BPJ approve of this." Quickly explain the Morgan Stanley tale.
"Bien sur que il va etre excite, et mois aussi!"
"Awesome, I have class, talk to you soon, love you."
And with that I thought my future was coming together. I putted around campus for the remainder of my Junior and Senior years, occasionally riding out to Daytona beach, thinking: "this is so cool thank god for this helmet though, I didn’t have the cash to buy one there! Im glad the dealer included one with the sale." That call came at the perfect time to fully let loose over spring break.
For Spring Break; I went to Key West with GA, EM, CF, and DS - we had a blast. I don’t think there was a 5-minute space when all 5 of us were not drunk or high. Then, GA and I had the brilliant idea of renting 49cc scooters and terrorizing Duvall St. We were wrong, Duvall St. terrorized us, EM got into a fight with a bouncer at some popular bar on the strip on Duvall St. EM destroyed him, he just sat on the entrance steps as all 5 of us stumbled in, then 10 minutes and 5 drinks later, we stumbled out, mounted our scooters and safely made it back to our motel, this episode only reinforced my feeling of being invincible.
The next day GA and I were racing on the mopeds around Key West, seeing some traffic up ahead I decided to ramp on to the sidewalk and ride on the sidewalk and 'bunnyhop' down off the sidewalk, thus ensuring my victory. GA pulled up next to me laughing his ass off, from that point forward it didn’t matter if we were drunk, high, or both - we were jumping off sidewalks. Amazingly, none of us went down, except for CF who gave the scooter too much throttle on the sand, lost the rear end and the scooter fishtailed out from underneath him in some sand. Schadenfreude, I thought. Good thing im (slightly) more skilled at riding scooters.
We then had our final night out, just got really drunk didn’t do anything to prepare for the ride back up to Dea(d)land, and await the final 2 months of school.
In the final 2 months of Senior year I attended Ultra Music Festival, I was so in to progressive house and was known around campus for my love affair with House music. In fact DS and I hosted a radio show called "Techno story time," where we would 'drop' the sickest track we had heard during the previous week, and between tracks I would tell an 'R'/'X' rated story of the debauchery. Looking back on this, I must've seemed like such a douchebag, literally kissing and telling whoever had the misfortune of tuning in. Ultra (UMF) was in Miami a 7 hour drive, too pusillanimous to take 'Brutus,' (I wanted to keep him in excellent condition, keep the mileage low) I decided to take the motorcycle.
I recall that going to Miami on a motorcycle was so draining, but as always I was able to overcome that challenge and arrive in Miami with time to spare. I crashed on JLs brothers couch at UM, what an awesome guy for putting up with a smelly, dirty guy who was banging his sister. Damn, in retrospect, I cant really forgive myself for breaking up with JL a year later
At Ultra Music Fest had an awesome time, I didn’t do any drugs, get drunk, or makeout/flirt/hookup with anyone else or smoke Cannabis (although you could smell the cannabis smoke 2-3 miles away). On the drive back, I decided to go as fast as I could (actually I just really really missed JL and wanted to get to Stetson sooner) I remember having the bike at 135 MPH (engine speed limit, were it not for that or I wouldve gone much faster - so that speed limiter was a good thing) for ~30 minutes on the long and boring interior highway FL91. 91 to I-4 to US 17 to JLs arms!
The final 2 months until graduation were essentially a self-imposed retirement; I had no projects due, no finals and before leaving to Ultra Fest '09 I had just given my bond presentation. I was a free man - with no employment lined up. The drawbacks of going to a small, unknown and not-well-connected-outside-of-Florida school were beginning to become apparent
During graduation, I don’t know why I was so somber, I stuck around after graduating for a few nights to party with the boys and be with JL before I departed towards the unknown of adulthood. Upon returning to Atlanta I just assumed that I would be able to 'crash' in my old room, without having a job. Luckily, about 4 months in to my joblessness my great friend from school KD was able to hook up an interview for me with his company, AT&T. I interviewed well, but I really think KD had it already arranged to have me hired, they just wanted to vet me. I interviewed and was subsequently hired to do some business analytics/data cleaning. While working at AT&T I did great work making fun of my superior AM, however, I was not entirely clear on my task. I know I was supposed to measure the times from product purchase to online implementation. Beyond that, However the work was a sinecure until I was hired by MS. We moved buildings, 1 block to a massive, wide open cubicle farm, there may have been ~1000 cubicles in that room - and my cubicle was positioned so that the screen of my computer was visible to everyone who walked in.
Despite being assigned to a less than desirable spot. I worked, not hard but I made sure I completed all my tasks. About 2 months into my 'shafting' I decided to fly to FLL, Ft. Lauderdale, to visit JL, I missed her so badly. I didn’t just miss the sex, I missed the affection, I missed the unconditional love. I had no idea what it was that drew me so close to JL, but I kept going to her. While I was visiting JL she suggested that we go to a dog racing track, having only been to one before, I went to a dog racing track in Daytona Beach with AGs dad and my BFF NB, I agreed the event was not too memorable. However, on the drive back from the track I received a call from the connection I made during my internship with MS, the Managing Director of HR, CNG.
CNG informed me of a position in Coral Gables, Miami FL working with one of her friends JFG. Since I was already in Naples, 90 miles from Miami, I replied with: "I can be there to interview in two days…" With that I experienced another endorphin rush, I ffelt like my future was being laid out in front of me, I just had to secure this job, work my ass off, endure a few years of menial pay until I am promoted to 'Associate' and pay for JL to move in with me. This was especially alluring to me because it seemed like my best friends were getting amazing jobs; RL (my best friend) was working at a PE shop in ATL, and my good friend MS was consulting with McKinsey in Dubai, then again they went to awesome schools Emory and Wharton, respectively.
After my interview with JFG I drove back to Naples for a night before flying back to Atlanta,. It finally felt like I was entering adulthood. I got the position in Miami, I then attempted to put in my two weeks at AT&T when I tried to put in my two weeks my supervisor, AM, said: "No need, you don’t need to come back tomorrow." So with that I was a free man for 2 months, it felt eerily similar to finishing Stetson. I set about organising my departure and move to Miami.
I quickly realised that I was too poor to remotely make a down payment on a condo sight-unseen, so I meekly implored JL to ask her brother, RL, to allow me to crash on his couch for '1 week at most.' I felt like such a bum, living in the UM dorms, working for MS but not having a place to call my own. I had to make a change, so I went around my office asking if anyone needed or knew of anyone who needed a roommate. Luckily, a friend of my then boss, JFG, also had an analyst on his team, RM. We met and quickly agreed to cohabitate an apartment.
Living with RM was fairly easy, he was a very agreeable roommate, I think I pulled the best hand out of the deal,I made sure I got the master suite of the apartment while paying 10% less than RM, I feel like an asshole thinking back on it - but capitalism makes you do things against your human nature. We got into an ok apartment if it were not for the recession of 08-09 we would have never been able to afford it.
About 2 months after I finalized living with RM, Ultra '11 was gearing up, knowing that I was not earning enough to afford a $230 ticket, I begged JL to buy the ticket for our 2 year anniversary. She did! I thought; oh man I love this girl so much, I cant wait to spend the rest o my life with her. My friends GA and DS also were at UMF '11, we had a blast. None of us got too high, drunk or messed up, and strangely I never got GA or EM back to my apartment even though it was 2 blocks from Bayfront park.
I recouped for 12 hours, slept off the alcohol and cannabis, and showed up for work that Monday, probably looking like shit. A few months later, I decided to look up my Boss during my internship, GD. When we connected he was so glad to hear from me, he was unsure if I had been hired. Two calls later he gave me two things: a task to test a Mercedes E55 AMG(we were both gearheads), a job offer in Beverly Hills. Having just the task to test drive the car wouldve been enough, but a job offer in LA? My mind began racing, I had a flexible start date so I was able to gradually close things out and speak with my portfolio manager. Although a favor was called in to get me hired, JFG had no qualms about letting me go.
A month later I went out for my birthday with KG, we werent dating but she had an enormous crush on me, infact she came to Stetson to visut me, much to the chagrin of Jenny. We went to a few small bars, and ended up at club LIV, it was there I met the most beautiful girl I ever laid eyes on, Viviane G. from Rio, much to my amazement she was in to me as well (probably because at the time I had a head of black hair, this made me look like a Brazilian model). Vivi (as I called her) and I hit it off we spent the rest of my time in Miami together, we never kissed, this is why I felt ok staying with Jenny.
Then, a car and yacht show, 1 block from my apartment spurred the motivation to call and break up with Jenny, strangely. I thought Vivi was the woman of my dreams, I didn’t take in to consideration everything Jenny, and her family, had done for me
I took 2 months to finish up in Miami, going out every night to get the last feel of Miami nightlife before I ventured out to the great unknown west. Once again, like in Miami, I arrived in LA and had to 'crash' on my moms good friend LDs guest bedroom, until I got my situation squared away. I was able to quickly secure an apartment 2 blocks from Hollywood Ave., with a view of the Hollywood sign. "Oh man," I thought "I must be the flossiest Stetson graduate right now." I soon came to learn that DS was in LA too, we linked up and I found my smoking/drinking partner while I was in LA.
Work in the Beverly Hills branch of Morgan Stanley was not overly intense, I was just working with a few extra figures. This increase in amount magnified any mistake I made, and I made quite a few mistakes, luckily these were only mistakes on internal reporting documents my managers (one in Beverly Hills and the other in Boston) were pretty cool with it, but still pointed these mistakes out. I remember the team assistant, AT, being so gorgeous, she was taken, or I wouldve been all over that, I wanted to marry her. There were three women that I wanted to marry: 1 - Vivi, 2 - Jenny, 3 - AT
About 2 months in to living in Los Angeles AT, told me about the website Thrillist. I thought "wow Thrillist is so cool, all these awesome events…wait whats thus 'Rental Car Rally?'" The more I read about it, the more I became supremely interested and thought, oh man my friend GA would be PERFECT as my co pilot. I kept thinking about all the hijinks we would get in to, and the speeding, and the (name your debaucherous activity here). GA flew out to LA, we secured a rental Camaro SS coupe and headed for the rally.
We get to the staging area and we see a flood of other cars, buses, and people dressed in ridiculous outfits "this is going to be too much fun!" we said to each other. As the staging process moves on we see some incredible car decorations, and at the end of the pre-rally warm up we are given the option to race on a circle track, being the speed demons that GA & I were, we A B S O L U T E L Y took full advantage of that option. There was no passing allowed, and a quarter track length between each racer. We stage in line - our turn comes up and I bury the throttle, the rear tires barely having grip as we rocket onto the track, I didn’t dare to go above 125 MPH sine I was unsure about the condition of the tires. As we finished what was essentially a penis-size competition, I decided to do an enormous burnout in the middle of the track. After that burnout we were off to the races.
The rally was set up as a series of checkpoints, you have to take a photo at each checkpoint for proof you were there. First checkpoint: LA Zoo. Going to a zoo during the day is interesting, and smelly. At night however, its frightening different sounds and screams from other ralliers in the distance, we took a photo and drove, withi the speed limits, o course, to the next check point. This checkpoint was an abandoned ski lodge, perfect for messing around on abandoned ski lifts. After the ski lodge, we vebtured out into the desert, we only had 1 checkpoint between the LA Zoo and Vegas, and that checkpoint was on the very western edge of Nevada, a brothel - GA said he had no interest in buyin their "product," I remarked to GA how sad I as that I didnt "dip my pen in Dutch ink" while I was in Amsterdam with KD, yet I too was leery of getting some western Nevada 'strange.' We terorized a few trailer parks, doing insane burnouts and leaving the trailer parkhood in dust.
GA and I get to the strip, our rental Camaro SS was filthy, but we gave no fuc*s. We pull up the crappy little off-strip motel, a motel that was likely used by the hookers around Las Vegas, toss our bags on the floor and crashed for about 4 hours. Our room was right be the Lima Bean shaped pool so we could hear the fellow ralliers horsing around by the pool. Greg gets up, looks out the window, tosses me a Natural Light and says; "the only way to detox is to retox muthaf*****!"
To which I replied :"that’s excellent, but first pack a bowl beforeI shower to get this wester Nevada hooker scent off me…"
We both get out to the pool and EVERYONE rom the starting line is there, they were all really really drunk. Since I was a little tired, and wanted to be on my game for gambling that night, I didn’t drink or smoke. The night rolled around and we rustled up some grub on the strip, then we went to MGM to gamble: "Im not putting more than $50 down for chips…"
"Cool, imma do $100, you broke bitch" GA said.
We decide to play some slots (yawn), some Roulette (yawn), then I said I wanted to play some BlackJack. We walked up to the black jack table, waited for the dealer to reshuffle, and jumped in. I felt really smart so I thought I could count cards, after a few hands I started to turn a $5 to $10 to $20 profit, leaving me with $50, the exact same as I started with I thought: "ok, I can quit now, or go for glory, and put 80% down…" Me being the dumb kid I was, I decided to put $40 down and risk it all.
"ohhhh the little piker thinks hes got game!?" The dealer said
"Ehhhh" I replied
The cards come out and I get a 9 and a King.
"I bet you want a hit…"
"Nah, the only hit im taking will be the hit of Cannabis I take after I win this hand"
"Ok kid"
The dealer got a 5, Queen. "I bet you want a hit…" I said in a snarky tone
He took a card, a 7.
I said: "Id like to close out, please"
"Awwww poor kid cant play!?"
"Id like to close out, please"
"Ok tough guy"
I take my chips, get them cashed, and wound up with $95. I turned to GA: "I see how this can get addictive, I turned a 90% ROI!"
"We both laughed, piled into the Camaro, and GA drove us back to LA. GA hung out with DS for an extra day in LA while I was at work - about a month went by before my portfolio manager GD told me I needed to get to Boston to meet the other half of the team, I had only spoken to AS & SG on the phone, trying to explain how to use my messed up spreadsheets. Upon the meeting I figured: "Im already in the North East, I will swing down to NYC to visit RL, RN & MS.
The first night we were itogether, we just went out, got drunk, went to MS' friends apartment, but she wasn’t home yet. So MS and I decided to sleep, on the loor, in front of her door in a fairly swanky Upper East Side apartment. Early that morning MS and I were both awoken by a securoty guard kicking our feet: "uhhhh whats goin on here?"
"oh, sorry we got locked out by our friend she didn’t come home last night, do you all have a lounge?"
"yep, to the right of the front desk"
"Awesome, thank you"
MS and I slept on couches (what a luxury until JP came home. We got cleaned up and I grabbed my bag and went to MS, RN, and RLs apartment. Except it was a 2-bedroom. RL has converted a narrow, but very tall closet into a bedroom/loft. RL and I had been friends since high school, so I felt ok asking him if I could toss my stuff in his room. It was Saturday night, so we all got cleaned up, grabbed a pizza ate in, and got hyped for Saturday night.
"Where should we go?" asked RN.
Me:"I really wanna go to Pacha near westside highway! I get a podcast every week by them, and they have awesome music!"
RN asks:"Ok, everybody cool with Pacha?"
MS:"I wanna hit a college bar, maybe we go there to pregame, then Pacha?"
Me: "yeah that sounds splendifferous"
We set out, at the college bar, I ended up taking 3 shots and I was done for, I cant remember a thing. I stumble up to the bar and ask or a Heineken. "Ohhh is that for me?" An unseen girl asked
"Sure, if we go home tonight."
"OK"
Not being able to believe my ears, I turned around and I see this really cuteAsian girl with her hand out.
"hmm youre pretty thirsty huh?"
"Like you wouldn’t believe" as she snatched the beer out of my hand
"Well maybe you can give me some private tutoring, so I do believe."
"Im a great teacher"
"Well, I kinda suck at school, anything you can do?"
"Well as far as sucking, I think we can work something out"
"well, Ill be sure to get you an extra juicy Apple"
"Sounds delicious"
We danced, occasionally kissing, and made our way back to RL, RN & MS' apartment. When we got there I realized I had no bed to sleep on, only a couch, but RL being the good friend he is said: "Y'all can sleep (wink) in my bed."
"The dungeon!? Yesssss. Thanks man."
So, this girl (didn’t and still don’t know her name) amble up the ladder, she was wearing a skirt and wanted to go first. "Ok I know where this is going…to the bed!"
"Aww cant we play teachestudent first?"
"Only if I get a taste of that Apple I brought you..."
The next morning was my flight out to LA at 4:56 PM, so I had time to grab brunch with the guys before I left. We ate on Chelsea Pier, I felt obliged to 'kiss and tell,' and extol them with my heroics. In retrospect, they probably didn’t want to hear it, I banged some random, probabky nasty girl on RLs bed. We finished lunch had some fun on Chelsea pier, and I flew back to LA. While back in Beverly Hills I was incredibly tire, but I took pride in recounting every detail to DV, knowing AT could hear. I stupidly thought: "if she hears how much fun im having, she might get jealous and want to hangout with me." I was such a devious little shit.
I finish telling DV just as GD walks in to hear the punchline; "…so I brought her back and got her on my friends bed!" GD walks to his station, with four screens (I used to think the ore screens you have the more of a boss you are, now I think the less you have to involve yourself with day-to-day, and intraday moves the more of a 'boss' you are) I can feel him staring at me smiling my ass of, he says "I WANT TO FU*KING HEAR!" So I launch into my tale (or should I say tail).
Later that week I called my father while biking to the gym. I called him because I made an error In the execution of a large fixed income trade, the price of the underlying security moved away from the price quoted, normally this would not matter since we had discretion over trading - meaning we would not need client approval. However, this was a trade for our largest client making a large fixed income purchase, so $.01 makes a big difference when the quantity purchased is in the millions. My father recounts this story to me as an almost emblematic admission of previous of apprehension towards him, and my subsequent of rectification.
As theNYC buzz began to wear off, I started going to bars around LA; SkyBar, and Viper Room one night my two buddies DS & DS, and I all agreed that we should go to Club Avalon, I was a huge electronic progressive house music aficionado so going to world famous club Avalon was *almost* as sweet as NYC with my bros. DS and I cohosted 'Techno Storytime' on the school radio, so we were super pumped to hear some much in the 110 - 130 BPM range.
Still feeling the nightlife buzz from NYC, I found myself able to easily to talk to girls. Doug and I were kinda wall flowers/club explorers, neither one of us has been to Avalon, but upon exploring it we both agreed, DS would love it too, we should start meeting there monthly. The night wore on, I found myself uninterested in paying $12.00 for a bottle if Heineken, so I started to hit on some women, DS and I had explored too much and I only had 30 minutes to seal the deal. So I got to work, quickly scored the number, but we got sidetracked talking about a subject I really, really enjoy; political analysis.
We talked political analysis I wish I could remember what she was saying, she was so on the ball, that awareness only increased my attraction to her. We talked for a bit, we went to the outside portion of the club, seeing her in the moonlight I thought; "shit, she is magnificent, screw AT if I land her. Her looks combined with her intellect make her a superwoman, exactly the type of woman I want carrying my seed. By this point 20 minutes had elapsed, and the club began emptying, "oh shit better seal th-"
"It was amazing talking to you, but I have to find my friends."
"Wait, maybe we…"
She was gone from my life, at least I had her number…
I moped back to DS, he asked me: "Howd it go man!?"
I started yelling that 'I couldn’t seal the f$%^ing deal!"
"Its cool man, this is a big city, im sure youll have other shots, lets catch a cab back to my crib, smoke a bowl watch a movie and forget about all this."
"Aight dude that sounds awesome."
So, we go out to the taxi area, DS and I just bullshitting, and he stop talking: "…so DS has this sick fader on his turn tab…. Wait, what was the name of the girl you were talking to?"
"Why? K(atie)A(ltman…)
"KATIE!!!!!!"
"D what the…."
"KATIE!!!!!!"
"Oh Shit that’s Katie!"
He yells -"KATIE!!!!!!"
She turns around as she is getting in to her cab, with her buddies. I sprint over to her cab wrench the cab door open, and ride with the back to their apartment in Laurel Canyon. From here, I don’t have a clear memory of what happened but I woke up in my bed the next morning. "Shit" I thought, did I walk back to Franklin from Laurel Canyon? Guess I don’t need to work out today! So I rolled back over and dozed for another 45minutes until I get a text from the girl who was sweating me at the gym, CS.
A little back story on CR; I was always checking her out, so was always pushing her massive chest out when I would walk by and she was on a machine. Then one day she walked up behind me while I was doing pushups, waited for me to finish me set… "ninety eight…ninety nine…one hundered, I don’t know I you were listening there I did 100 pushups, ha ha ha
"Is that rom a movie???"
"Anchorman!"
"Ohhhh, well lets see how you do with me riding yourback!"
"Wait what?"
CR straddled my back and plopped down. I pretended to not be able do any with her on my back. "Come on muscle man, make me ride you!"
"Um, im not sure I feel comfortable announcing to the gym that you want to fuck me"
"Who said that, that wishful thinking man…"
"How about we compare our wishes, what is a good night next week to take you to dinner?"
"Sunday night"
"Sunday!?!?"
"I am a nurse so I work weird hours, but next Sunday night, lets get take out, a bottle of wine and some…youre from India right?"
"Half"
"Ok, some Hindu Kush, sit on the beach in Santa Monica and share dinner."
"Whoa, yes ma'am!"
"Ma'am?"
"Southern thing, I tell you about on Sunday night."
"Can't wait" She said with a smile
I left the LA Fitness on Hollywood BLVD. next to the Chinese Theater in a dream state. Then I realized that Sunday night was 2 nights away! Shit I need to get wine and a ton of Hindu Kush! I secured the Hindu Kush (too much), but not the wine, I wanted to get Red, and White to give her the option. Since I has just moved into my new apartment, I didn’t have time to set everything up, so I didn’t have time to buy a cooler to chill the white wine; "I will have to buy it the night of."
I searched my room and couldn’t find any more bud, so I decided to Meet DS and DS for dinner, we wound up going to a bar too - oops! Needless to say I didn’t get to pick up the wine, or the Kush, id have to pick it up before the date, tomorrow. "Hey do you guys know I any dispensaries are open on Sunday??
"They arent, but our friend owns one, he'll sell to you."
"Awesome"
So, I contact DS and DS' buddy; I meet him and buy absolutely too much bud, and buy some gummies too, I swing back by my apartment on Franklin, drop off the dry bud" CR and I wont need that much, and get a call from DS, Ds and crew: "Yooo nuppal, were gonna go catch a movie, you down?"
"Yeah man lets do it!"
I quickly grab my backpack, remembering that I needed to pick up the wine, and knowing I needed to bring some bud. I hopped on my bike and roade over to East Hollywood to catch a flick with them. I pull up, get off the bike as theyre rolling up, I swing my backpack across, thinking im going to light up. I open the back pack… "Hey guys lets do this before…" Open the back pack a but more and reach in feeling for my bowl and the tupperware with the dry kush, and realizing that I hadnt unpacked the edibles that id bought. So, I skipped the dry bud and said: "hey guys I just bought these edibles, lets each grab some gummies and watch the movie…"
"Alright dude, but Edibles will hit when the movie is ending, but yeah man!"
So we take some gummies, and watch the movie. DS was right, the gummies did begin to take effect as the movie ended: "shit" I thought "Im gonna have to ride to Santa Monica while pretty high…no big deal, I hate riding high though." As Im riding down Sunset BLVD, heading west towards Santa Monica I happen to look up at the sky during a red light. The magnificence of a South-Western Southern California sunset is something everyone must enjoy, similar to the colors a Monet painting. I stared up at the sky for longer than the light was red, so people behind me became agitated. I quickly moved down Sunset blvd. at the famous (or infamous) intersection of Sunset Blvd. & Larrabee St. in West Hollywood.
Still mesmerized by the sunset, yet trying to focus, I see a clapped out For Expedition come from Larrabee, turning left onto Sunset the intended turn was in my path. I took a second to process "this is my path what the fuohhhh," going from euphoric joy to life saving maneuvers is not something they teach in MSF school, good thing I never went. After processing his intended trajectory I slammed on the brakes,
A part-time bartender at the Viper Room "didn’t see his red light due to sun" and was under assume every light is 'Green' for him. So he decided that even though there is traffic on Sunset, he would rather turn o make sure there was no traffic going in his intended direction on Sunset. I knew that grabbing too much front brake would send me headfirst into the pavement and his car, and into my coffin. So, I decided to overapply the rear brake, lay the bike down and hope for the best, I guess 'the best' of an inherently shitty situation did occur, I lived! However, while sliding through the Sunset & Larrabee intersection my back connected with the end of his passenger-side running board, my brand new Scorpion Exo-1000 hit the running board as well. Instantly knocked out. According to the report filed by the ambulance driver I was 'unresponsive' at the scene, but no external blood, save a bit of road rash were my jacket bunched up underneath my left arm, I suffered a 'severe' DAI brain injury (Diffuse Axonal Injury) and 26 brain bleeds.
Luckily, the ambulance ride was at most 8 minutes to Cedars-Siani Beverly Hills, this hospital was on my commute path to and from work, on Maple Dr. I always wondered what the building was, so much property in the heart of Beverly Hills however, this was NOT the method I intended to find out about this building. Must have been a funny scene in the office the next Monday. "Looks like Nick is late again" said AT
My dad gave me my first laugh post injury, we agree that laughter is the vanguard of healing mental and physical ailments.
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[PSA] Flux's guide to CS:GO trading and how to do other things good too.

Hello /globaloffensivetrade,
While I am fairly new to the cs:go trading scene, I have a fair amount of past experience TF2 trading, as well as a few other games, and thus have learnt through a bit of luck and experience how to make profit. I get asked questions multiple times a day about some of these trading basics, and you guys seemed quite keen, so I've decided to write this guide. I spent a lot of time and effort on this, so I would appreciate your feedback and feel free to point out any obvious mistakes. If nothing else, read the bolded and italicised parts.
About me:
I've been trading in cs:go for about 3-4 months now, and used to trade heavily in TF2 before cashing out my money and investing it into csgo. I've probably put in around ~$1500 from that and have cashed out about $15000, and still have a [fairly decent inventory](#). Before we get to the part on how I did this, we need to start from the beginning.
Introduction:
When starting to trade, it is a good idea to have an idea what you want. Whether you want to get a particular skin or knife, or earn a living, or just have fun will direct how you might want to trade. I personally trade for fun, but as it turns out making a profit can be quite fun. There is already a good guide to the basics of trading here, and I will try not to reiterate this, but instead explain some more practical details. I recommend you read this if you are completely new to csgo/trading.
Some 'tools' of the trade:
These are sites or tools which are handy to bookmark, check regularly or use.
Trading sites:
Everybody knows Csgo lounge or Csgl, and that it can be quite the hive of scumbag and villany, however due to its high traffic flow, is probably one of the best media to trade.
(Will add more here if I discover more good trading sites)
Pricing Sites:
For most items that the average trader deals with, the price can be looked up quite well at www.steamanalyst.com. Now it is important to know that this is the 'market price' and is not the same as its cash value. When dealing with the steam marketplace, keys take a value of $2.5 USD, and thus the price of skins in keys is their market price / 2.5. Keys are the primary currency of csgo trading and are known as 'pure' offers. Cash value of items is their key value x $1.8-1.9. Offering a 5 key skin is not the same as offering 5 keys as a 5 dollar note isn't the same as 5 dollars worth of groceries. Other sites such as csgo stash also has similar information.
Pricing for items above market price requires some knowledge and experience. People such as elowynoceania have setup a steam group to price check some of these items and has also written a rough price list found here. A handful of people on this subreddit are also experience in price checking (and I will add a list here of any who are willing; send me a message).
Price checkers (with specialty):
**It seems that most people I've listed have stopped price checking. If you are willing to help, please pm me with your steamURL and/or specialty with regards to price checking.
Pricing for knives and skins can vary on their look, even skins of the same type with the same condition may be worth very different. And somewhat strangely, prices of identically looking skins/knives can be very different if they have different conditions.
Browser extensions:
This list was compiled by etherfast here, but I'll copy paste it for convenience. These are incredibly helpful and have streamlined my trading experience, saving me a lot of time and effort.
While I get these two nice weeks off, I thought about putting some time into helping you guys improve your trading experience.
Before I make my list, I want to stress this out that these are mostly for Chrome users. If you have no reason not to switch to Chrome, you should do it. Some of the extensions have Firefox versions as well, but not all of them.
1. Enhanced Steam
This is a nice extension that isn't necessarily related to trading, but it enhances your Steam experience. This is by far the most complex Steam extension, and the list of features is endless
2. Lounge Companion (Dota 2 & CS:GO) No longer allowed on csgl
This will make your CSGL experience better, by allowing you to price check items on the fly and helping you bet easier.
3. Reddit Enhancement Suite
This is well known and it will improve your Reddit Experience and once you try it, you won't be able to live without it. Once again, the features are endless.
4. Reddit Trading Flair Linker Enhanced
This extends people's flairs when you browse the subreddit. It's really nice because it gives you a clickable Steam link, points out any privacy/VAC Bans/Trade bans and tells you if the person is online or playing anything.
5. Steam Community SteamRep Integration
This will highlight profiles banned on SteamRep for you. It doesn't take into account the pending reports, so you might want to do that check yourself. But when that box turns red, you know it's a good warning sign.
6. Steam item search between friends.
This helps you find that specific friend of yours that has that nice Bayonet you want. It loads all of your friends' inventories locally and it makes them searchable. It takes a bit of time to preload, but it's a good alternative to searching through inventories yourself.
7. Decline Unavailable Trade Offers (credit to hohchu, and more)
This helps you dismiss that annoying green envelope that sticks to you when a trade offer is unavailable.
How to start trading?
Now you've bookmarked all those sites I've linked, and read the guides and downloaded all the plugins, what now? Well first in any business, you need to invest something in order to make something, there is no two ways about it. A decent investment (at least $100) will allow you to start trading decently. I recommend the best route to do this is by buying keys off people who are reputable on this subreddit, who sell for around $1.8-2. This is best done via paypal, and will be initially a slow, difficult process as you will have no reputation or rep at this point. You may even want to buy keys off the steam store, however note that these may not be immediately tradeable depending on your payment method. Once you have the keys, look around on the subreddit, csgl, play the game and generally immerse yourself in the community. This will give you some idea of what things are valuable and demanded. Skins which look nice are generally worth more than skins that aren't as nice. Betting skins, such as the AK Redline FT, AWP Asiimov FT, etc tend to be easier to sell just before a tournament, and easier to buy just after.
Once you have a good grasp of what is valued, start making a few trades. Add or message people and offer your keys on their items, and then if they say yes, try selling it for a bit more and voila you have just made your first bit of profit. Now I will go much further in depth later on, but this is the gist of it.
How to gain reputation?
It can be very difficult to gain rep as a beginning trader. There is the catch-22 where people won't sell you things for cash because you don't have rep, and thus you can't get any rep. However, it is very possible to get rep if you present yourself right.
Firstly it helps to have a decently set up steam account. Private profiles are strongly discouraged and most people won't even add you. Private inventories may also be an issue to people. Having an older account and/or a steam level above 2-3 will also make things a bit smoother, as people realise you have invested some time/effort/money into your steam account. As an example I will use my profile. I have a prominently displayed 6 year of service badge. I am level 33, which means I have invested a fair amount of money into my steam account, and I have a lot of hours of a variety of games as well as a lot of +rep comments on my profile. It may even be good to put the country you are from on your profile, given that eastern european accounts have a relatively high rate of scammers, and some people will be more comfortable trading you if you are in their country. Now on the flipside, lacking these things may lead to suspicion of being a possible scammer.
Secondly, being a generally mature and polite person will build more trust with anybody dealing with you. Being aggressive, abusive or seeming illiterate are red flags which may suggest that you are not a trustworthy person. I personally refuse to accept accidental trade offers which they have put none of my items in, and constantly strive to be an honest trader and to not take advantage of people. Now, these things aren't necessary, but being this kind of person will generally help you overall in trading as well as life.
To get meaningful rep for cash trades, you need to setup a thread that isn't your profile, as your profile is not monitored by anybody but yourself. Accusations of scamming can be deleted and +reps can be faked by friends on your profile. So set up a thread here on the steam group: CS:GO Rep. Feel free to copy my setup here but insert your own information which can be found by searching your steamURL on steamrep. Once you've done that, make sure you get the people you trade with to leave a message regarding the trade on your thread, so keep that link handy (I have mine linked on my steam profile).
Now probably the easiest way to do this is to buy a few keys off the steam market, and then sell them to people who have a lot of rep. You will lose some money initially, but you will gain some all-important rep, and will soon be able to buy keys for cash. Doing multiple small transactions is the best way to build rep initially. Selling a few keys here and there, and buying a few will start to fill out your thread.
How to screen people as potential scammers?
There is already a very helpful guide on how to avoid common scams here and here. The most definitive way to tell somebody is a scammer, is if they've done it before and been reported for it. Before doing ANY trade, search their steamURL in www.steamrep.com. A person who is a scammer will have a red outline and it will say 'banned' and will explain why. People who have an orange border with 'x number of reports filed' are generally scammers as well, and I strongly suggest you do NOT trade with either of these types of people.
For people who are scammers-to-be, red flags include:
  • Impersonating another account
  • Low amount of hours/few games
  • New steam account/low steam level
  • Private profile
  • Private inventory/not valuable
  • Not many comments
  • Russian, Romanian or even Italian, or named laska (sounds racist, but the majority of scammers I've met were either of these)
1:58 AM - laskerZ: razizt guide 0/10
1:59 AM - Horrorshow Flux: hahaha
1:59 AM - laskerZ: I'm hugely offended by it. As an Eastern-European, I DEMAND IT TO BE REMOVED
  • Young, immature (<15 years old) - don't really understand the results of their actions
  • Overly keen, impatient to receive your item, offer to pay more than your buyout
  • Know a lot about how cash trading works without having any rep (though some people may have experience in ebay trades, etc and can be trusted)
  • Suspicious in any way (if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is)
Basically if they don't have much to lose, often they will be more likely to scam. People with established names and profiles and inventories have much more to lose and so can be more trustworthy. If I were ever to scam, my lost reputation would be more costly in the long run than any single deal, not that is my only reason I don't scam, just to mention another, I'm not an asshole.
How to cash trade?
Typically paypal is used in most cash trades, being the most convenient generally. Skrill or BTC (bitcoin) can also be used, but I don't personally have much experience in either of these. Typically how trades are done is the buyer will send a money payment as family and friends and pay any fees to the seller, and once the money is confirmed to be received, the seller will send a trade. This method is still possible to be chargebacked, do not listen to anybody who tells you otherwise. Note some countries don't have this option. A middleman can be used, who can be found here, and will hold on to the item before the buyer pays, and will only trade to the buyer once they confirm the seller has received the money. This prevents direct scams, but offers no protection for chargebacks. Chargebacks are the main reason I require people to have rep before dealing in cash with them.
How to setup a neat table for a reddit post?
Easy, just copy what I've done here:
|Type|Skin|Wear|Comment/Screenshots|Current Offer|Buyout|
|:----------|:----------|:----------|:----------|:----------|:-------|:-------|
|Knife|Butterfly Night|FT|Clean looking|None|95k
Now for the big buck item: How to make profit?
The secret to profit is high volume, small profit trades. I will outline how my strategy works below, but it is not necessary to read to make profit, skimming the paragraphs and reading the TL;DR at the bottom should be sufficient. The classic 'buy low, sell high' advice is only partially true. I see so many people trying to sell high and never getting any trades. It really should be 'buy low, sell market'.
Buying items:
It is important to understand a sellers' psychology, in order to understand how to get good deals. First of all you have to buy an item. You do this by exposing yourself to the market as long as possible to find good deals. Post on multiple cs:go/reddit trades, frequently browsing the new section. If you are to offer on a trade, if you are paying pure keys, feel free to offer a little bit less than market price or their buyout (yet still reasonable), so there is a profit margin for you. If you do it in the right manner, more often than not, people are often flexible enough to accept their price, since a reasonable guy with a reasonable price is a good person to trade with. If you offer skins, people more often than not will not value skin offers as highly as keys (though there are exceptions).
Selling items for a profit:
Note that this is more of an explanation of maximum profit, and is a little bit unnecessary to actually profit.
When selling an item you need to understand buyer's psychology and some basic statistics (OH NO THE HORROR!). They want to do either of two things with the item: Use it it or sell it, roughly I'd say the proportions respectively of these people are 1:4. When I say they want to use the item, I mean usually they want to play with it. Thus they are willing to pay full price (FP) or a little bit more (FP + 1 arbitrary unit). The arbitrary unit (AU) can be anything; a dollar, a key, etc and is tied to the value of the item, often around 5%. It is basically your profit margin for most items. Occasionally users will be willing to pay slightly higher than full price, but it isn't enough to rely on the small proportion who do for most of your profits.
Then there are those looking for a profit. Thus they will often be paying a low price (FP - 2 ~ FP - 1). If you have bought it for fairly cheap (=< FP - 2) then you can easily flip it to these people for FP - 1 for at least an AU profit. What price you bought it for may determine whether or not you sell to a specific type of buyer. If you paid full price (FP) then you price your item at > FP + 1 and search for the small proportion of people who are willing to pay more. I have found that the mean price of items if you pay keys is FP - 1, with a standard deviation of 1 AU. I found it optimal to focus on buying items at the price of FP - 1 ~ FP - 2. Thus at the highest range of your buying, you make a profit from 20% of the population, and at the lower end you make it from almost 100% of the population. Of course these numbers are highly speculative.
Here's a graphical explanation for what I am saying. This graph represents roughly the market for items. I am suggesting that you buy at FP - 1 and Sell at FP for maximal consistent profit, as in this picture, where the pink is your sweet sweet profit, basically the crux of my entire guide, not only this is profitable, it is very stable and consistent and safe profits (with the notable exception of new items, which don't have a fixed FP).
TLDR; Buy highly demanded items for under the market price, and sell for market price or slightly below for maximum profit/time.
Cutting your losses/How to get unstuck as a trader?
Sometimes you will find yourself with an item which should be worth x, but you aren't getting offers near it. Maybe you got ripped off, or it has suddenly dropped in price. This is when you cut your losses. Moping over your loss won't help you earn more and will keep you stuck at your current value. Don't be too attached to your items, unless you have already gotten your 'dream knife', so why would you even be reading this :P?
Profit is based exponentially on what you have, i.e. the more you have, the more you profit you make. Thus it is often better to quickly sell some items in order to increase your total currency value (even at a loss of your theoretical currency/market value) as having currency allows you to make more profit than that damn StatTrak Butterfly Boreal Forest FT. You should try and sell at FP - 2, or sell it on the market.
The potential future profit will eventually cover the losses incurred by this trade. This ensures a smooth flow of items in and out of your inventory, allowing for maximum profit.
Selling Strategies:
Generally skins are easier to sell, but have smaller profit margins, and knives are more profitable, but move a lot slower. Hence I will explain how I sell items, and recommend you do the same. Basically lets say you have some skins and knives. What your goal should be, if you want to make profit, is to eventually convert all these skins and knives into currency like keys or cash. How you do this is to downgrade. Downgrading is trading for slightly less desirable/valuable items alongside currency.
What would be optimal is that someone will offer your buyout in keys, however this rarely happens (and is often leading to a scam attempt), so you need to take a relatively big item, and break it down into smallemore liquid bits. When you are offered items, take an offer that is similar in value if it has highly liquid items (such as betting skins, keys, vanilla knives, cheap 'entry level' knives around ~20-30k) over an 'overpay' offer of something that is hard to sell (stat-trak low tier knives, battle-scarred high tier knives, case hardeneds). It is often easier to sell two low-mid tier knives than one high tier knife.
People who trade at a lower level, I suggest you upgrade, like trade two $1.25 skins for $2.50 one, as then you can trade for a key and possibly buy a $3 item, etc. The way I actually see it is like nuclear fusion/fission, just an analogy for you physics and chem nerds :3. Elements which are heavy release energy when split by fission (trade expensive items into multiple cheaper items), and elemental which are light, gain energy by fusion (trade a few cheap items into a reasonable item).
When trading an item with a high variance in price, you want to be moving towards either end. I'll give an example. A Karambit Fade FN with 60% purple/40% pink goes for around 250k. This is highly demanded as it's the cheapest you can get of the item. A Kara Fade with 90% Pink/10% yellow goes for ~500 keys and is also highly demanded as it's the best you can get. So if you had a Kara Fade 80/15/5 (~320k), you would want to downgrade to a 60/40 + 70 keys and if you had a 90/7/3 (~450k) you would want to upgrade to a 90/10. This concept mainly applies for fades, but can also be used in other patterns.
Conclusion:
Damn I just wrote that in one sitting, start to finish. If only I had the motivation for my uni work. Feel free to share this guide with your friends and fellow traders.
Peace,
Horrorshow Flux
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[PSA] Pocket trading guide

Hi!
This is a guide for both new and experienced traders alike. It will probably be more useful to newer traders as a reference point on where to start. This guide will not give specific price guidelines, but will give good pointers to make your own trading system.
So without further ado, lets get started:
Sections
1. Introduction
2. Resources (tools of trade). Manners
3. Trading- ways to make profit and little bit of math
4. Security-IMPORTANT
5. Extras-Dates to anticipate. Investing. Betting. Tiers
6. Final words
1. Introduction
If you want to start trading as a hobby, you are at the right place. If you want to make a living off it, well, I have to tell you few things-a very low amount of people make enough to make a living and it's very hard. Don't let that stop if you are determined, I am just saying:you've been warned.
Second point I want to bring up is-invest atleast 5$. Getting profit in trading is exponential-the more you have, the more you will profit. % of profit is somewhat constant on average.
Unfortunately, this also means that the less you have, the less you will profit. So if you start with 50 cents, you will be lucky to have a dollar in 2 weeks. And you could've probably earned 20$ at minimal wage in the time you've spend trading.
Also: no trader will tell you exactly what to buy. All traders, in one way or another, are a direct competition to each other. They might offer advice etc., but they won't tell you to "buy x item, it is bringing me good profit".
Last point-invest time in trading. At first, you will probably spend more time to familiarize yourself with the prices, but half an hour of intensive trading a day is enough later on. Maybe an hour on more important dates.
2. Resources (tools of trade). Manners
There are several sites you will want to bookmark and the start of your trading adventure to help you trade.
  1. This subreddit, obviously.
  2. csgolounge.com -biggest trading site there is for CS:GO items, you will spend a lot of time here.
  3. csgo.steamanalyst.com -you can track item prices here, sorted by days, average etc. Also, it can track your inventory value (for free).
  4. steamcompanion.com -this site is useful for tracking quantities of items, supply and demand. Like steamanalyst, it also has neat graphs.
  5. csgostash.com -this site has the all the items there are in game. It is also updated really fast. You will want to look here to see which item is in which collection and what items are there. Exceptionally useful when learning.
  6. steamcommunity.com/market/ -another place you will spend a lot of time. Steam community market, the place where you convert items to Steam wallet and vice-versa.
  7. csgo.exchange -this site is useful for instantly finding the float value of your weapons. This usually correlates to how "clean" your weapon is.
Now onto manners:
  • be polite-never insult people. If someone is being rude and you don't want to trade with him-add nickname "rude" and block communication+remove from friends
  • don't beg-self explanatory-no one wants to deal with beggars
  • never say "I'm sorry"-it's a sign of weakness, and saying that automatically makes you lose any leverage you had in haggling for item price. Say something neutral if you truly were a dick-"My apologizes", "I didn't see it" etc.
  • be ruthless-add 50 traders at the time on lounge. Is he asking for 6 keys, but you are offering 5? Go ahead, add him and offer him. The worst you can do is waste a bit of time. You "smell blood" and willingness to haggle down? Go ahead. But remember-DO NOT BE RUDE AND PUSHY. Do not lowball like a maniac-you will lose respect
3. Trading- ways to make profit and little bit of math
So you have 2-3 keys and want to trade? Good.
There are 2 most obvious way to profit:
1. Buy keys from steam market. Buy items for 80-84% of their market price, from people that don't want to wait for 7 day market ban. Sell on market. Profit. There are plenty of such deals, more so on lounge (in my experience). Just don't create quickbuy threads here. It's ok on lounge everybodyDoesIt
2. Buy keys on market. Buy an item for say X keys, sell for X keys+some adds. Rinse and repeat.
Both ways will net you in average 5-10% profit. This emphasizes my point-if you are to go by the first strategy and start with 50 cents-you would get 5 cents of profit weekly. Now if you were to start with 20, that's 2$ a week. 50$-5$. You get what I'm saying.
Now, just because I said that your average profit will be 5-10%, that doesn't mean you can't increase it. Every 5th-6th trade in my experience will be more than 10% profit. Sometimes you will get 50% profit! And sometimes 3%.
Math
If you started trading, you should've expected this. If you don't want to "waste time" setting up some basic, and I do mean basic excel sheets, doing some simple calculations (+,-,/,*,%)-leave.
Ok, I see you are still here. What you want to do for starters, is setup a simple excel sheet:
Price of keys you paid for.
Number of keys <> market price to break even. This means if you pay e.g. 5 keys at 2.35$ a key, you would have to sell that item for minimum of 13.50$ on market to break even or profit. How do you get this?
price of keys * number of keys you are paying for the item / 0.87 (steam tax)
Lets say you are getting started. You want to buy an item for 5 keys and sell on market for profit. Except you don't know the price of any item.
What do you do? You put in the following search parameters on Steam community market:
  • Game: CS:GO
  • Guns-Pistols, Rifles, SMG's, Sniper rifles. You don't want to select Shotguns and Machineguns, as they are particularly hard to sell
  • Normal and ST items-this is to filter souvenirs
  • sort the price by ascending
  • click the adress bar, press right arrow until you come to the end. You will notice a part saying "p=1". This is your page number. Enter a number, say 120, to get you to page 120. Look up the price, and then reduce or increase the page number until you get to items worth 5 keys.
NOTE: You HAVE care about the quantity of the item. Items with <50 means that they will take ages to sell, and that their price is extremely variable-meaning you are gambling. You don't want to do that. E.g. I bought a Desert eagle in FN condition, but the skin was so obscure that noone bought any during the weekend.
Trading is a 0-loss art. Meaning you don't want to lose money on any trade, except in 2, maybe 3 conditions:
  • you are upgrading. E.g. you are paying 2 with 2 of those obscure pistols for a AWP Asiimov, and losing 5% of your money for an extremely "sellable" skin-it's worth it
  • you are cutting losses-trading is fairly safe, but sometimes the prices will change unexpectedly and you will have to cut your losses. DO NOT "save the item" because it "might" go up. Every second you are holding onto your item, you are not making money. It might take months for you to break even
4. Security-IMPORTANT
READ THE SIDEBAR OF THIS REDDIT. READ IT AGAIN. AND AGAIN. This is your guide to survival. You DO NOT want to go through steam support to get your items back.
AGAIN. Read the guidelines. Lose 30 minutes of your life, so you don't have to lose 3 hours of your life later on trying to recover your lost items.
Never click on links. Do not "borrow an item to a friend". Do not "sell your item on market for a lot more than it's worth". If an offer is too good to be true-IT IS in 99.9% of cases.
Again. READ THE SIDEBAR.
5. Extras-Dates to anticipate. Investing. Betting. Tiers
Market is for the most part fairly stable. That means, daily fluctuations aside, that an AWP Asiimov is worth 60$ most of the time, or around that price.
However, there are some predictable dates when the market gets "unpredictable", and there are some unpredictable dates.
Predictable ones:
  • operations. Usually 1 month or so after the current one ends. Next operation on the date of me writing this (10.05.2015.) should come any week now-maybe even next week. Prices drop for most items when the operation hits. Why? People want to sell their items to buy operation pass.
  • tournaments. Less obvious-people buy skins to bet with before major tournaments-do note that due to market restriction, this happens 7 days BEFORE the tournament (the price rise), NOT at the beginning of the tournament. Also, prices tend to fall after the tournament (people selling winnings, lesser demand).
  • other-read the Steam subreddit. Read Global offensive subreddit. Valve might make some decisions, which directly impact prices, and you have to know these to be able to react. Most recent example is the 7 day sell ban-before you could buy an item on Steam market and sell immediately (but not trade for 7 days). Now you can't sell for 7 days either
Unpredictable ones:
  • Valve usually patches the game on Thursday. This means, that if you are concerned for the price of an item-you stay up late (if you are European) to be able to react quickly to the unpredictable update. Most recent example includes adding ability to trade up Stattrak weapons which increased the prices of lower tier ST weapons by 100-200%.
  • other-these you cannot predict. Probably no one can. Most recent example includes setting the $ to indonesian rupia exchange 100 times lower than it really is, making Indonesian rupia 100x more valuable than the american dollar.
Investing
All investments are speculative. The only "true" investment is M4A4 Howl, being the only truly discontinued skin in the game.
Other investments include, but are not limited to:
  • old cases being discontinued (the most recent example being OP Vanguard)-but be careful! Newer cases which have quantities of over 400 thousand will take A LOT of time to rise in price
  • weapons for older cases which drop very rarely-they are effectively discontinued like the Howl, but CAN come back in newer operations as drops unlike Howl. Example is Desert Eagle Blaze that as a result tanked from 60$ to around 20$.
Betting
Betting is really unsafe. It requires A LOT of learning, watching and a good gut. It is probably 5x more time consuming than trading and if you spend 5 hours a day, that still doesn't guarantee profit.
Why would you want to bet? While in trading your profit is 5-10% in average, by betting you can easily have profit of more than 20%.
Tiers
There are 2 main tiers of trading. Below knife and knife trading. That doesn't mean knife trading starts at 30$, the cost of cheapest knife. That means that profit margins are bigger in knife trading, due to items being unlisted on market most of the time, and only very informed people know the prices-because price guidelines are banned.
If you are starting, stick to "below knife" tier.
If you are feeling ballsy and want to invest 100$ to start knife trading, do an EXTENSIVE research.
6. Final words
That was the guide. I hope you've learned something from it. I mentioned that no trader gives advice on exactly which item to buy, but I will give you this tip: An operation is coming soon, likely next week. Key prices are expected to fall, so buy a few when it hits. You should make some money atleast.
IF THIS GUIDE OR PARTS OF IT VIOLATE RULES, MODS CAN MESSAGE ME AND I WILL REMOVE THEM PROMPTLY
Thank you for your time.
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[H] Keys [W] Your help (get a free keys), The Specific M9 Doppler

FIRST OF ALL

 

ABOUT ME

 

HOW DO I SET UP MY TRADES

 
 

HOW TO TRADE

 

PATIENCE IS THE KEY

 

HOW TO FIND PRICES BY YOURSELF

 

BUT EVERYONE WILL DO THE SAME AFTER READING THIS GUIDE..

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU BUY?

 

FEW STUFF ABOUT REAL MONEY

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TL;DR

 

NOW PLEASE TELL ME WHATS WRONG ON MY GUIDE, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE MORE DEVELOPPED, ASK ANY QUESTION YOU WANT ABOUT ME OR TRADING, will answer asap to complete this. thanks.

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Newbie Monday (June 29, 2015) - Your weekly questions thread!

No Official CS:GO Lounge Subreddit

Most importantly, we are not the official CS:GO Lounge subreddit nor do we operate under them. We cannot help you with problems such as (Wrong values, bot returns, bot status, incorrect returns, etc...)

/csgolounge

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a pro, ask a question and get answers! The community is here for you!

Pointers

  • If you're looking to answer questions, sort by new comments.
  • If you're looking for answers, sort by top comment.
  • Upvote a question you've answered for visibility.

Looking for more CSGO Related subreddits? Check these out!

/GlobalOffensive - The main CS:GO reddit! /CSGOLounge - CSGOLounge subreddit /GlobalOffensiveTrade - Want to trade items? /CSGOScores - Reddit Live Updates /CSGOMarketForum - Discussions about the STEAM market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Betting Advice
How to be a Successful CS:GO Bettor Betting 101
Guides
Informative Guide by TheCynisist Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
LagerLV How to cash out!
IRageQuitHard The do's and don'ts of betting A Basic Guide to CS:GO Lounge Betting Basic/Essential Extensions for CS:GO Lounge How to buy more skins for CS:GO Lounge betting, cash out, and "properly max bet
Betting Related
How do I research? What does ICB mean? What's considered a Small/Medium/Big bet? How do I cash out? Why do people bet on high % teams?
How do I stop lossing skins all the time? Where to do betting research?
Counter-strike: Global Offensive Related
Online vs LAN Veto Explained
CSGOLounge Related
Why do I get offers from Dota2Lounge bots? Why doesn't CSGL add every match? Bot Status How to donate? What is CSGOLounge?
How do I bet on CSGL? How long can I have my items on CSGOLounge? I have problems on CSGOLounge!
CSGOLounge video guides!
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All these Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on our wiki, /csgobetting/w/faq
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Newbie Wednesday (June 17, 2015) - Your weekly questions thread!

No Official CS:GO Lounge Subreddit

Most importantly, we are not the official CS:GO Lounge subreddit nor do we operate under them. We cannot help you with problems such as (Wrong values, bot returns, bot status, incorrect returns, etc...)

/csgolounge

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a pro, ask a question and get answers! The community is here for you!

Pointers

  • If you're looking to answer questions, sort by new comments.
  • If you're looking for answers, sort by top comment.
  • Upvote a question you've answered for visibility.

Looking for more CSGO Related subreddits? Check these out!

/GlobalOffensive - The main CS:GO reddit! /CSGOLounge - CSGOLounge subreddit /GlobalOffensiveTrade - Want to trade items? /CSGOScores - Reddit Live Updates /CSGOMarketForum - Discussions about the STEAM market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Betting Advice
How to be a Successful CS:GO Bettor Betting 101
Guides
Informative Guide by TheCynisist Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
LagerLV How to cash out!
IRageQuitHard The do's and don'ts of betting A Basic Guide to CS:GO Lounge Betting Basic/Essential Extensions for CS:GO Lounge How to buy more skins for CS:GO Lounge betting, cash out, and "properly max bet
Betting Related
How do I research? What does ICB mean? What's considered a Small/Medium/Big bet? How do I cash out? Why do people bet on high % teams?
How do I stop lossing skins all the time? Where to do betting research?
Counter-strike: Global Offensive Related
Online vs LAN Veto Explained
CSGOLounge Related
Why do I get offers from Dota2Lounge bots? Why doesn't CSGL add every match? Bot Status How to donate? What is CSGOLounge?
How do I bet on CSGL? How long can I have my items on CSGOLounge? I have problems on CSGOLounge!
CSGOLounge video guides!
Subreddit Related
New here? Read this! How to add a flair to your username
All these Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on our wiki, /csgobetting/w/faq
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Newbie Sunday (July 19, 2015) - Your weekly questions thread!

No Official CS:GO Lounge Subreddit

Most importantly, we are not the official CS:GO Lounge subreddit nor do we operate under them. We cannot help you with problems such as (Wrong values, bot returns, bot status, incorrect returns, etc...)

/csgolounge

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a pro, ask a question and get answers! The community is here for you!

Pointers

  • If you're looking to answer questions, sort by new comments.
  • If you're looking for answers, sort by top comment.
  • Upvote a question you've answered for visibility.

Looking for more CSGO Related subreddits? Check these out!

/GlobalOffensive - The main CS:GO reddit! /CSGOLounge - CSGOLounge subreddit /GlobalOffensiveTrade - Want to trade items? /cheapcsgotrading - Want to trade items valued less than $30 then this is the place! /CSGOScores - Reddit Live Updates /CSGOMarketForum - Discussions about the STEAM market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Betting Advice
How to be a Successful CS:GO Bettor Betting 101
Guides
Informative Guide by TheCynisist Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
LagerLV How to cash out!
IRageQuitHard The do's and don'ts of betting A Basic Guide to CS:GO Lounge Betting Basic/Essential Extensions for CS:GO Lounge How to buy more skins for CS:GO Lounge betting, cash out, and "properly max bet
flamedyr Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from Betting
Betting Related
How do I research? What does ICB mean? What's considered a Small/Medium/Big bet? How do I cash out? Why do people bet on high % teams?
How do I stop lossing skins all the time? Where to do betting research?
Counter-strike: Global Offensive Related
Online vs LAN Veto Explained
CSGOLounge Related
Why do I get offers from Dota2Lounge bots? Why doesn't CSGL add every match? Bot Status How to donate? What is CSGOLounge?
How do I bet on CSGL? How long can I have my items on CSGOLounge? I have problems on CSGOLounge!
CSGOLounge video guides!
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New here? Read this! How to add a flair to your username
All these Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on our wiki, /csgobetting/w/faq
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Newbie Tuesday (April 7th, 2015) - Your weekly questions thread!

No Official CS:GO Lounge Subreddit

Most importantly, we are not the official CS:GO Lounge subreddit nor do we operate under them. We cannot help you with problems such as (Wrong values, bot returns, bot status, incorrect returns, etc...)

/csgolounge

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a pro, ask a question and get answers! The community is here for you!

Pointers

  • If you're looking to answer questions, sort by new comments.
  • If you're looking for answers, sort by top comment.
  • Upvote a question you've answered for visibility.

Looking for more CSGO Related subreddits? Check these out!

/globaloffensive - The main CS:GO reddit! /csgolounge - CSGOLounge subreddit /globaloffensivetrade - Want to trade items?

Frequently Asked Questions

Betting Advice
How to be a Successful CS:GO Bettor Betting 101
Guides
Informative Guide by TheCynisist Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
LagerLV How to cash out!
IRageQuitHard The do's and don'ts of betting A Basic Guide to CS:GO Lounge Betting Basic/Essential Extensions for CS:GO Lounge How to buy more skins for CS:GO Lounge betting, cash out, and "properly max bet
Betting Related
How do I research? What does ICB mean? What's considered a Small/Medium/Big bet? How do I cash out? Why do people bet on high % teams?
How do I stop lossing skins all the time? Where to do betting research?
Counter-strike: Global Offensive Related
Online vs LAN Veto Explained
CSGOLounge Related
Why do I get offers from Dota2Lounge bots? Why doesn't CSGL add every match? Bot Status How to donate? What is CSGOLounge?
How do I bet on CSGL? How long can I have my items on CSGOLounge? I have problems on CSGOLounge!
CSGOLounge video guides!
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New here? Read this! How to add a flair to your username
All these Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on our wiki, /csgobetting/w/faq
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Newbie Friday (June 26, 2015) - Your weekly questions thread!

No Official CS:GO Lounge Subreddit

Most importantly, we are not the official CS:GO Lounge subreddit nor do we operate under them. We cannot help you with problems such as (Wrong values, bot returns, bot status, incorrect returns, etc...)

/csgolounge

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a pro, ask a question and get answers! The community is here for you!

Pointers

  • If you're looking to answer questions, sort by new comments.
  • If you're looking for answers, sort by top comment.
  • Upvote a question you've answered for visibility.

Looking for more CSGO Related subreddits? Check these out!

/GlobalOffensive - The main CS:GO reddit! /CSGOLounge - CSGOLounge subreddit /GlobalOffensiveTrade - Want to trade items? /CSGOScores - Reddit Live Updates /CSGOMarketForum - Discussions about the STEAM market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Betting Advice
How to be a Successful CS:GO Bettor Betting 101
Guides
Informative Guide by TheCynisist Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
LagerLV How to cash out!
IRageQuitHard The do's and don'ts of betting A Basic Guide to CS:GO Lounge Betting Basic/Essential Extensions for CS:GO Lounge How to buy more skins for CS:GO Lounge betting, cash out, and "properly max bet
Betting Related
How do I research? What does ICB mean? What's considered a Small/Medium/Big bet? How do I cash out? Why do people bet on high % teams?
How do I stop lossing skins all the time? Where to do betting research?
Counter-strike: Global Offensive Related
Online vs LAN Veto Explained
CSGOLounge Related
Why do I get offers from Dota2Lounge bots? Why doesn't CSGL add every match? Bot Status How to donate? What is CSGOLounge?
How do I bet on CSGL? How long can I have my items on CSGOLounge? I have problems on CSGOLounge!
CSGOLounge video guides!
Subreddit Related
New here? Read this! How to add a flair to your username
All these Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on our wiki, /csgobetting/w/faq
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