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Comments:

d804vms in polandball on 24 Sep 16 (1pts):
exacly ;/
d60gua9 in GlobalOffensiveTrade on 02 Aug 16 (1pts):
Just as i got my green card and moved to the US from Denmark where betting is still legal.
edit: added in where i lived before ;)
d4204y4 in GlobalOffensiveTrade on 09 Jun 16 (1pts):
1234 I am scared of doing trades, especially on csgo lounge as somehow i was scammed of a frontside misty fn 0.03 float ;/
d04z4t7 in explainlikeimfive on 18 Feb 16 (1pts):
Because everything is becoming so thing you can begin to cut things with it

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[NEED HELP] When i hold my mouse down in game and look around everything goes bananas
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ELI5: Why does pooping hurt after eating spicy food?
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How important is resting?
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ELI5:The 1979 Iranian Revolution
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CSGL has frozen 30,000+ USD in my items

Introduction

Hello. I am Riptose, an avid fan of csgo and a high roller gambler on csgolounge. Currently csgolounge has over 30,000 USD in my items. I was unable to withdraw or bet on their website the last few weeks and as of a few days ago they have banned me from their website. I have tried various things in the last few weeks to get in contact with them, but with limited to no results.

Timeline of Events:

  • May 30th: Made a large bet (~17,000 USD) on Australia > New Zealand and won it. (http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3763)
  • May 31st: Made a large bet (~26,000 USD) on x6tence > KFish and won it. (http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3815)
  • June 1st: Woke up and tried to withdraw items from the two games, discovered that I couldn’t withdraw, nor could I bet on any games. When I clicked request returns, the page simply refreshed. I could browse the rest of the website normally though. I tried various things to fix it, but nothing worked.
  • June 2nd-3rd: Tried waiting 2-3 days to see if the issue would sort itself out (I saw some other people having similar problems around that time)
  • June 4th: Made a post in the CSGL discussion group “Bug report” section detailing my problem: (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/csgolounge/discussions/6/618463738383486963/)
  • June 6th: Submitted a missing item ticket at www.csgolounge.com/missingitems
  • June 9th: Added CSGL head admin “Honey” for support /wrote on his wall twice. (http://i.imgur.com/kugrNzI.png)
  • June 10th: CSGL head admin “honey” rejected my friend request and blocked me.
  • June 10th: Added CSGL admin “RML” and “Blackburn” for support/wrote on their walls.
  • June 11th: CSGL admins “RML” and “Blackburn” rejected my friend requests and blocked me.
  • June 12th: Tweeted @csgolounge/csgoloungehub + posted in the csgolounge subreddit for help (http://www.reddit.com/csgolounge/comments/39knls/issue_withdrawingbetting_on_csgl_for_over_a_week/)
  • June 14th: Added CSGL Admin “Kevin” to skype, and it worked, had a limited convo about it with him. He said he’ll look into it.
  • June 17th: A few days pass, I contact Kevin again and I am told that “Borewik” is working on my case, so I just sit tight.
  • June 19th: I got a notice from loungedestroyer that my items would expire soon. I moved all the red border items in ‘returned’ and ‘won’ into the ‘requested returns’ section. This turned them white again, so I wouldn’t lose all my items due to the 21 day inactivity rule. (http://i.imgur.com/v8rs2WQ.png)
  • June 20th: I checked on my accounts only to see that all of my accounts had been banned. No reason was given. Details: http://i.imgur.com/59HG3Pb.png
  • June 21st: Talk with Kevin regarding the problem, he says he will get back to me.
  • June 23rd: Ask Kevin if there is any followup, never receive a reply.
  • June 24th-26th: Got in contact with Toni from Killerfish in an effort to get in contact with CSGL/HLTV. He helped me confirm that I am the reason KFish got banned from CSGL and suggested I make a public statement to get my accounts unbanned and clear their name. He explained to me their situation and was very glad I contacted him. After talking a bit with Toni he talked with the head admin Courtney (Honey) from CSGL, who told him that CSGL did an investigation and found no evidence, but still felt uncomfortable with clearing their name. Which leads us to the main purpose of this public statement, to strongly recommend CSGL to re-investigate and clear the names of both myself and KFish.

Regarding Killerfish

CSGL recently released a statement regarding KFish, inside they mention that a bettor has “bet over 100 accounts on KFish to win/lose with 100% accuracy”. (http://www.hltv.org/news/15083-killerfish-banned-from-lounge) Since I am the guy CSGL released a statement about, I feel like I need to talk a bit about that and why they were not entirely correct. First of all let’s look at my bets. Here is my full betting history with KFish:
Match # Bet Result Date Odds CSGL Link
#8 X6>KFish WON May 31st 0.32 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3815
#7 KFish > ESC WON May 30th 0.89 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3778
#6 KFish > ESC WON May 29th 1.71 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3762
#5 Epsilon > KFish WON May 23rd 0.55 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3643
#4 LGB > KFish WON May 21st 0.31 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3611
#3 LDLC.White > KFish WON May 13th 0.45 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3469
#2 KFish > K1CK LOST April 28th 0.44 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3280
#1 HR > KFish WON April 20th 0.25 for 1 http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3205

Main Points

  • As you can tell I bet on the favorite pretty much all the time. I almost never go big on underdogs. I have many bets on favorites because my strategy is to go for overpay generally. When your bet sizes are large enough, even favorites can yield nice returns.
  • I have made 6 large bets on KFish games and I have won 5 out of 6 (83%), NOT 100% as csgolounge claimed in their statement. (Won: #1, #3, #4, #5, #8 // Lost: #2) I lost over 16,000 USD on match #2. CSGL admins can confirm this, since I can’t take pictures of it because my accounts are banned now. Match #7 was a bet I made because I wanted to watch the game, I only bet 1 account on Match #7. Match #6 was about 1650 USD and was a standard sized underdog bet for me.
  • I have made at least 45-50 large bets in the last 2 months, so 6 kfish bets are really just a fraction of it. (Examples: NiP>IMM, Rock> IGG, Piter>7Sway, HSBG>NextP, Gplay>Wrecking, mouz> LGB, FACEIT.staff>XPC.staff)
  • I have made many much smaller bets on underdogs who I thought had a chance to win. I win some, I lose some. Recent big win example: ~750 USD on mouz>TSM on cobblestone http://csgolounge.com/match?m=3743 (7.04 for 1 odds, +5,280 USD).
  • I frequently swap my bet on matches and I do remember swapping my bet on match #8. This is a common strategy for me to control the odds. I did not expect such a radical odd shift though. I swapped my accounts when KFish was at 40% and when I finished they were at 32%. The community panic moved it to 24% in the final 15 minutes.
  • To people with over 300,000 USD in their bankroll a bet across 100+ accounts is really only 8-10%. Ask deliciousmilkgg for his opinion on the matter: http://www.reddit.com/csgobetting/comments/387m4n/killerfish_react_to_csgolounge_ban/crt6iiq?context=3
  • Just to be clear I have no connection with KFish, I have never added or talked with any of the players or their manager. (Except for Toni in the last 3-4 days). I have no connections with any match fixers. I have never bribed a team and never will. I DO NOT HAVE A 100% WIN RATE BETTING ON KFISH GAMES, I HAVE ONLY WON 5 OUT OF 6 LARGE BETS. IN ADDITION, IN ALL 6 OF THOSE MATCHES I BET ON THE FAVORITE TO WIN.

Conclusion

So with all of that all out of the way, Honey, RML, Blackburn, Borewik, Kevin or any CSGL admin, please help me. It has been almost 4 weeks since I’ve been able to withdraw/bet. I would really like to get my winnings from the Australia/x6tence wins and resume betting. Thank you!
Tl;dr: CSGL has over 30,000 USD of my items locked up unfairly.
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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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[Discussion]How I got two knives starting with one, aka the journey of my first month of trading.

How I got two knives starting with one.

Hello there Reddit !
 
First of all, sorry about my english, I'm french but I'll do my best.
 
I started the trading game almost a month ago (2015/10/17) and I wanted to share my story with you about how I managed to get twice as much as what I began with.
 
You can see that as a guide, statistic post, or just enjoy the reading !

How I entered the trade game

Well, a month ago or so, Vulcun started to put CS:GO skins as a reward of some of their fantasy bets. The first fantasy bet with a skin as winning was 1$ entry, 300 participants, and a Butternilla as a reward. You have to know that on Vulcun, you can fantasy bet on several FREE contest per day and win 0.03$ per bet. So, basically, I didn't spend anything to enter this contest.
 
Long story short, you got it, I won the first Knife on Vulcun Fantasy.
 
I was talking with my teammates about Key Trading for a while, and I decided to give it a go.

Getting prepared

First of all, I searched for a [Q] thread here asking for help for beginners, saw a post, and saw some guy answering very nicely, so I decided to send him a PM. This was probably my best idea. Snake57 was really helpful for helping me get into the Trade Game : Nice, patient, giving a lot of infos, he helped me so much, with a lot of humility. For example, this is A GLIMPSE of his first answer, and he was sorry about bad formatting and so few details. He helped me a lot about what to avoid, basic scams, Add-ons to install, etc.
 
I spent a few days watching Lounge and Reddit to get used to the trade game. Trying to find good items, bad items, items to avoid and items to get. I started what would be the heart of my journey : a spreadsheet, where I would put prices of item to get, evolution of items, etc. Don't mind the prices they are not all up to date.

Going in !

So I had a basic way of thinking at first : Buy on reddit, sell on Lounge, be patient, but don't let items rot in your inventory. As I saw the scene in the beginning, it was : "Lounge is a place full of highballers, and reddit is the stable place. Focus on getting good prices on Reddit and profit on Lounge".
 
So I put my butternilla on Reddit, and got an AMAZING offer in a day. To be fair, I feared it was a scam and ask my sensei for help, but ended up accepted before his answer. This was 25 days ago, and it got me hooked.
 
I started my trades spreadsheet to keep a trace of what I got and what I bought. So, let's go with the stats now !

Statistics

I wont go through everytrade, but let's show the evolution of my keys ! I kept trace of everytime I got only pure keys, just to plot the result.
Here it is
As you can see, the plot is going slightly higher in curve, meaning that if I keep going at this pace, I might get higher profits as time go by.
An other plot : Key profit amount per trade. This is the difference between how much I earned and how much I spent for every Item I bought with keys and sold with keys (in one step or two - aka downgrading).
Here it is
I excluded the first trade as such a huge profit was messing with the scale and quite unconventionnal. As you can see, most of the trades where 1K profit. I think this could go higher as my keypool goes higher.
 
Some pure stats now, as a list :
 
I started with one butternilla. 25 days after, I have :

Things I learned, and what I changed during my journey

I started as
Now I'm more
I found out that there are a lot of very good offers on Lounge, but you have to find them. I focused, at the middle of my journey, mostly on maxbets. So, I made custom searches, on several favorite tabs, and every once in a while, I launch them all, and try to find quicksells. Then I sell them on Lounge AND Reddit. If I don't find any buyer, before lowering my price, I spend some time on Lounge trying to find buyers from my item (even if 99% are quickbuyers lowballing way too much - Ooooh, Lounge.)

Lounge / Reddit / CSGO Traders pros and cons

Reddit
Pros
3 posts per day, no bump. Clarity.
Amazing people, 90% of posts and answers are respectful compared to Lounge
Fast answers and rules for respecting b/o sent
Scam proof
Possibility to PM people
Cons
3 posts per day, no bump. Yeah, is a pro and a con.
90% of posts are at 90-100 Market Price, 5% are profit worthy, 5% are way over Market Price or false quicksells.
Lounge
Pros
Sometimes really, really good offers.
Lot of people.
Cons
20% scam
85% Highball
4% retracting
0.99% normal trades.
0.01% good offers
Auto-Bump. This is painful.
CSGO Traders
Pros
It's Empty.
Cons
It's Empty.
 
If you plan to go my way, buying on Lounge, be Prepared, this is mostly how it goes every time.
 
You have to have nerves of steel to buy there, but you will find the best offers.

Conclusion, and what's next ?

This is kind of a drug. I felt like I spent maybe too much time lurking on reddit and Lounge, and less time worling on my game (learning new strats, nads, etc). And working on the game missed me. I will probably lower the pace, spending less time on trading for the next month.
 
What I would like to do is continue at this pace with lowering my time spent here. This means that the profit curve might slightly drop down, but I would still continue to profit. I don't belive in 1 month = 2 knives, so 2 months = 4 knives. As I focus on special items, my goal for now is 1 month = 2 knives, 2 months = 3 knives, etc.
 
I see more a linear profit curve, so I will continue to profit while lowering my time investment.
 
Trading is really interesting, really frustrating, and joyful at the same time. Kind of like betting, but without loosing anything. If this thread get some good feedbacks, I might do one every month ! :)

Ask me anything

Please do, it will be a pleasure to help !
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[PSA] Updated - An Advanced Guide in the World of Trading

This is quite long, so if you find it easier feel free to read the guide here

Introduction

Hey guys, my name is Transfer also know as the_only_luke. After a long long time of gathering information I have finally decided it is time to release my new guide - a more in depth guide on how to trade in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Hopefully I will cover every possible aspect of the trading life, from entrepreneurial skills all the way on how not to get scammed. I will post my recommendations and simple ways in order to become a successful trader.

A little about me

My name is Luke and I have been trading for over 1 year. I have managed to turn over an enormous profit and continuing to do so . I'm 18 year of age and live in the UK. After a couple of weeks of playing CS:GO I quite liked it and bought my very first skin, an AK-47 Redline FT. I had no intention in trading it or making tons of profit (or even knew i could trade), I just wanted it to have a cooler ak.
My friend introduced me to a betting site called csgolounge, that I found out (after a couple days) that you can trade on it. My first post was just a joke really, it was my ak redline for any m4 asiimov (BS/WW/FT). I then waited for over a week and eventually traded it for a m4 asiimov ww then traded the m4 for a gut safari mesh and traded all the way up to where I am now (feel free to check out my inv).
I have previously made a basic guide on how to trade but finally I have got around to writing an in depth one.
Some of you may know me for the team wallpapers I made on reddit:
If you have any questions feel free to comment below. If you would like to speak to me personally feel free to add me on steam (be sure to comment on my profile before adding me).

What is an Entrepreneur?

Let us begin with a definition "An entrepreneur is a person who sets up a business, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit"
Some people think of entrepreneurs as people who are willing to take risks that other people are not. Others define them as people who start and build successful businesses.
Taking the first of the two, the risk would be the money invested or the items that you have traded for. Taking the second of the two, success is measured by profit.
Regardless of how you define an "entrepreneur," one thing is certain: becoming a successful entrepreneur isn't easy... and hopefully this guide will help increase your chances of success.

Entrepreneurial Skills

I am able to identify the skills I believe are necessary in order to become successful. You may not need all these skills, however the more you have probably the easier it will be to turn over a profit.

Setting a Goal

Before entering the trading scene it would be a good idea to determine your goal. A goal is something that you hope to achieve by the end of trading. It could be a specific item or loadout, make money, or to just have fun and meet new people. No option is wrong, and no option is the best; it just comes down to you.

Common Websites

Investment

First things first, we are going to need to determine an investment. An investment is an item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price. Obviously the more money you invest the easier it will to generate a reasonable profit.
If you are one of few people who were lucky to unbox something worth a lot then you can skip this step.
Once you have decided how much you want to invest you will need to decide what you will buy with the money. You can buy keys for $2.1 from people using paypal, or you can just decide to buy a starting skin/knife.

Useful Definitions

Trading

Buying - A good way to begin making profit it to buy items at quicksell prices. Quicksell means buying something for less than it's market value. Try to avoid paying the market price for any item unless it is a particular pattern on a knife. Don’t be impatient and keep your cool. If a seller won’t negotiate, shop around for other sellers of the same items. Usually people will quicksell items if your offering in pure keys. To determine the price of an item in keys simply divide it's market value by the price of keys in currency. For example, if an AWP Asiimov FT costs £28 and keys cost £1.7 then the market price of an AWP would be 16.5 Keys.
Selling - Try to sell your items around 1-5 keys more than you bought it for. Remember, if you attempt to sell for too much then you’re less likely to attract a buyer, especially if there’s a lot of the items you’re selling. If you struggle to sell an item reduce the selling price gradually down.

CSGOLounge

CS:GO Lounge is undeniably the most popular source for trading & betting.
Setting Up
First things first, we are going to have to log in. Csgolounge uses your steam login in order to gather your steamid, trade url, and current skins. To log in simply the "sign in through steam" button
To check that you are logging into the correct website & not a phishing link, just look up at the url and if it begins with HTTPS and/or contains a little padlock icon then you will be signing in securely through steam. like so
Once logged in, we will need to connect our "Steam Trade URL". We can do this by going to the "My Profile" tab and pressing "Steam Trade URL".
We then need to copy & paste our Trade URL into the designated section and press "Add URL"
Let's Begin Trading
Now that we have logged in it's time to begin trading. First we will need to choose an item we want to trade and then find items we want. We can do this simply by searching for items worth a little more than the market price of the item we want to trade. In this tutorial I will be trading my USP-S Orion FN ST.
To quickly check the value of an item I would recommend Steam Inventory Helper. It allows you to check the price of your item, or anyone else's directly from the inventory section.
Looking at the USP we can see it is worth £49.86 and I have used a Key worth £1.70 as a vector. A vector shows how much an item is worth in terms of another. By pressing the price, Steam Inventory Helper will link you to the item's steam market page. Here we can view the Sales Graph in order to determine whether or not our item is stable. Taking a look at the graph we can see that our item has a steady price ranging between £45-£50. It is worth noting that stattrak items, and BS/WW items usually have an unstable price due to their demand being lower than their better wears.
We then have to find items that we would like to trade our USP for. We can do this by ordering the csgo market by the lowest price and finding the USP in the list. An easy way to change the page is to edit the url. Simply change the "1" in "p1" to a higher number.
Once we have found the USP we just need to simply pick items worth a slightly higher amount
Now that we have found the items we want, we can head back over to csgolounge. By pressing the "Add Trade" tab we can now select our item and use the search bar on the right to find the items we want.
As you can see I have added a description to my trade. I have stated my B/O. Different people have different ways to determine their B/O, I tend to look at the market price and take a key or two away.
In order to see the price of the items, I am using an add on called Lounge Destroyer
Remember to bump your trades every 30 minutes or donate to csgolounge to unlock autobump (recommended)
Searching
Now that we have posted our trade(s) we can search for the items we want an offer people our item.
Simply press the "Search" tab and select an item you are looking for, then press search and you will find people looking to trade their item. For a more specific search you can also add your item to find people looking to trade for your item.

Quickselling

There is a lot of miscommunication with the term "quickselling" and hopefully I will try to clear it up. Most people believe a quicksell is determined by how low an item is priced below market price, usually believed to be 85%. If i reduce the price of an item enough so that demand will rise, then I am quickselling. You don't need to make something 85% to be a quicksell, aslong as it is below the price that the usual consumer is usually willing to pay then it will sell very fast. A good example is the AWP Asiimov FT, a very popular weapon. The AWP costs £29 and keys cost £1.7 then the market price of an AWP would be 16.5 Keys, however the usual asking price is 16k since that is the price the consumers are willing to pay. If someone were to sell the AWP for any lower then it will more than likely sell instantly.
Search up Price Elasticity if you want some more details.

Patience

When trading don't get attached to an item, always make profit. Constantly check market for fluctuations in prices that you can take advantage of. Patience, patience & more patience don't worry about having the same item for almost a week, good things come to those who wait. What really makes or breaks a trader is how long he is willing to wait for a deal. Some items may take time to sell, and that’s the hard truth.

Reputation

"Your reputation is vital for trading. Maybe not so much when you’re starting up but an absolute necessity when trading for higher value items. Don’t be afraid to ask for ‘+rep’ when you’ve completed a trade. Bear this in mind for the future if you’re starting out. Experienced traders will know this only too well. Be polite with fellow traders and stay on good terms regardless of the outcome of your trade. You never know if might meet the trader again and good friends are a major advantage when it comes to trading. Build up your reputation on your Steam Profile page comment section." copied from this tf2 guide

Common Scams & How to Stay Safe

Scams
A scam is when a Steam user convinces another user to make a deal (trade, gift or market transaction) under false pretenses. Scams usually involve deception in order to convince a user that they are getting a good or fair deal when in fact they are not. For more information on scams read the Steam Scam FAQ
The most Common Scams are:
Easiest Ways to Avoid Getting Scammed
You can check if someone is a marked scammer on SteamREP

Stay Safe

How to avoid Phishing Bots
When someone adds you you should check their profile is private, or if they have CSGO installed. If the profile is private, level between 0 to 3, or if it doesn't have CSGO, they are most probably a bot trying to steal your items and you should ignore/block it. These bots will usually send phishing links or try to get you to play in a tournament with them.
Steam Inventory Helper has an awesome feature to ignore/block invites below a certain level
Voice Comm Software / Join Our Tournament Team (Malware)
A user convinces you to install malware hidden in a voice communication, anti-cheat, or other type of software by claiming that they need you to install it so that you can play in a tournament.
Fake Steam Website (Malware)
A user wants to trade with you or wants you to be on their competitive team and sends you a link to a website that looks just like Steam. After you log in (providing the hijacker with your login name and password), you are either prompted to install malware disguised as a Steam update or malware is automatically installed onto your computer. Like previously stated, to check that you are logging into the correct website & not a phishing link, just look up at the url and if it begins with HTTPS and/or contains a little padlock icon then you will be signing in securely through steam. like so
Paypal/Steam Wallet Scams
Bots offer "Steam Wallet" funds for your items via a trade offer. There is no possible way to transfer Steam Wallet Money between users and this is 100% a scam.
Secure your Steam Account
"Ensure you have a strong complicated password securing your Steam Account and ensure it’s Steam Guard Enabled. Check your Steam Account Settings. An additional safeguard is to use an alternate email account from your day to day personal email. Create a new email account if necessary for use with your Steam Account and keep it private. Don’t use your real name or your gaming nickname for this account and again ensure you use a strong complicated password. Do not make this email address public especially within your Steam Profile or other gaming forums. In many cases hackers gain access to the email account associated with the Steam Account to change the account password so keeping your email account secret and secure is vitally important." copied from this tf2 guide
If you suspect there is a problem with your Steam account contact Steam Support immediately.

High Tier Items & Float Values

Determining the value of an item worth more than the market max ($400) can be tricky and time consuming. Here are common ways you can determine the value of your item:
High Tier Knives tend to have special Patterns that can change the value drastically. A very useful guide would be this one created by titaniumsack

Float Values

The Float Value is a number, mostly in decimals but sometimes in percentages. This number is from 0-1 / 0%-100%. This number tells you how good your weapon looks, if it has many scratches or not.
Float Wear
0.45 – 1.00 Battle-Scarred
0.37 – 0.45 Well-Worn
0.15 – 0.37 Field Tested
0.07 – 0.15 Minimal Wear
0.00 – 0.07 Factory New
The closer to 0 the better.
A really useful website used by almost every single trader is csgoexchange. If used correctly you will be able to determine the float and phase of an item. You are also able to see previous owners of an item and locate specific float skins.

Screenshots

In order to advertise your item, you will need to take screenshots. Screenshots enable a buyer to see what the item looks like ingame.
A growing fashion is the use of 4k Screenshots to show more detail in the images.
You can take 4k screenshots with an Nvidia GPU by following these steps:
You can take 4k screenshots with an AMD GPU by following these steps:
And simply copy-paste the images onto photoshop or any other photo editing software and mess around with the lighting, vibrance, blur etc. Asofnowyoudie made an awesome guide how to work with photoshop here
If you enjoyed the Guide then feel free to give it a Thumbs Up, Favourite & Share it with your friends. If you think I have missed anything, feel free to comment and I will try to add it in.
Comes to just under 3,500 words sooo yeah if you read it all, give yourself a pat on the back.
Transfer.
EDIT: added more information about scam attemps
EDIT 2: WOW, reddit gold?!?! What can I do with this stuff :O
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The Contraband Hype giveaway!

As some of you may know, the M4A4 | Griffin has had a DMCA report filed, and is the second skin to have a chance to become the second Contraband weapon skin in the game. If the DMCA goes through, I'll give away 3 StatTrak™ skins from my betting inventory! Otherwise, I'll give away one. I'll end this when the DMCA gets announced (assuming it's within the week). And Steam seems to be iffy, so I can't get through to CSGO Lounge. If a mod wants to contact me, send me a message on Reddit.
EDIT: Requirements! Nearly forgot, but everyone who entered prior to this update at 6:45 PM EST is exempt. All I want you to do is list the skin of your dreams!
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Tips, Tricks, and Hints

When I started out betting I searched forum by forum looking for these types of articles. I haven't seen one in a while so I figured to make one for the time being. Feel free to add to my list, feel free to criticize my list, or feel free to just read my list. If you feel like trolling, go back to HLTV.org, that's where you belong.
Disclaimer: I don't support unethical betting. If you have an issue controlling yourself, this scene isn't for you.
  1. The golden rule: Don't bet unless the team you're betting on is "all in". Example: A Bo1 faceit match with fnatic vs. Penta at 90%/10% odds, 1 week before Katowice is NOT a good bet to make. Some people could say they're saving strats, others could say they're throwing for skins, it doesn't matter. Fnatic doesn't necessarily have a ton to gain from a win here, a win or loss isn't going to ruin their day, even if it appears "vital" for the league. Save your bets for majors, playoffs, LANs, qualifying tournaments, or when teams need a late season push to make playoffs.
  2. Consolidate your winnings. Ever hear of the term "less is more"? You're more likely to bet those 7 FT ak redlines than you are 1 FT asiimov. As you win and progress, sell your skins and buy ones with higher values. Use the 7 day trade ban to your advantage and take a break, study teams you enjoy watching, and make sensible bets when you return. A redditor once said to me: "Don't bet because you want to bet. Bet because you want to win and you're confident in your ability to do so." As you keep winning, keep buying larger valued skins, bet the smaller valued skins. Don't consolidate your winnings into 1-2 high value skins and keep betting, that defeats the purpose. The purpose of consolidating your winnings is to build and preserve. Keep a pot of lower value skins for underdogs, a pot of medium value skins for favored teams/max bets, and high value skins to prevent you from betting them away.
  3. Bet wisely on BO1 matches. If the odds for a match are 70-30, that's telling you the community believes the favored team will win 7 games out of 10. In a BO1 scenario, you're banking that that 30% does not come up. Teams can have bad games, teams can get DDOS'd (online), teams can throw for skins, & teams can have planned or even unplanned stand-ins. Best of 1 matches are very good underdog scenarios.
  4. Do your research. Before making a bet, I go through a checklist. I check HLTV.org and review their previous matches. Have then been on a cold streak? Have they been on a hot streak? Are there previous head 2 head matches? This can tell you a TON about a match. Example: The past 5 matches for E-FRAG vs. HR are all 16-14 or 16-13, yet lounge odds say 70% in favor of HR. Does that sound right? Seems to me like those matches were pretty dang close. Next, I check their steam accounts to see how much they've been playing. You can type most pro's names in google and put "steam" after it and their page will come up. Example: EnvyUs was playing Ex-Gamers2 (CSGL) in a bo3 the week GTA5 came out. EnvyUs all had triple the hours in GTA as they did in CSGO & they lost a BO3 at around 80-90% odds. I also check twitter accounts to see if people are on vacation or coming back from one. I look at the odds and determine if my winnings will be large enough to justify a bet. I check the CSGO Betting reddit page, but I do NOT read too much into detail (too much odds swaying). I double check if there are stand-in's or DDOS has been a previous factor. I double check if they are just returning from a LAN or haven't played in a while. I wait, I let the odds settle, and I bet usually within the last 30 minutes before game time.
  5. The 60/40 factor (chain logic). Two teams who's true odds are 50/50 are playing each other in a bo3. Let's say, EnvyUs is playing TSM. EnvyUs just beat Fnatic in a bo3, while TSM barely scraped by Luminosity in a bo3. Should the "true" odds change based on this information? If you answer yes, you have some learning to do (which is okay). Lounge odds will most likely change to favor EnvyUs quite nicely...like 60/40 or even 65/35. How is this justified? Because TSM didn't look as good vs. LG as EnvyUs did vs. Fnatic? They're playing two different animals & you cannot cross compare. Don't get stuck betting on the favorite who's odds are inflated solely due to winning a previous game vs. a tougher opponent. A huge example of this actually happened to TSM. In a previous LAN TSM won their semi final quite easily, while NaVi seemed to struggle a little vs. LG, but still won. Finals came and odds inflated for TSM, almost up to 80% if I recall. NaVi comes in and smashes TSM, the end. Chain logic = bad!
  6. Do NOT bet all in. Like I said, less is more. Betting all in is the easiest way to lose your skins in 60-120 minutes. It's an idiotic way to go about doing this and no match is ever "safe". Keep in mind you're betting on dudes (or girls in some cases) playing an online video game. Even though some of these people are literally being paid to do this, they are not always required to try.
Bonus tip: Underdog betting is the easiest way to make lots of skins. Yes, you may lose more than you win, but the fact of the matter is that multiple upsets happen every single day. Every single day there are winners at 15-35%. Just look at today, a 23% win, 32% win, & a 34% win.
Enjoy betting you all. Even if this helped just one person bet, my job is done.
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[PSA] New Here? Have a look at theese Gadgets!

Thanks for all the Positive Feedback! Glad i could be helpful to y'all!

Seeing how many new traders Struggle alot, I decided to (Once again) list some stuff that makes Trading, aswell as managing your own Items, alot easier.

#1. Steam Inventory Helper

SIH is great for keeping track of your own Items value, Sending Trade offers alot faster and most importantly, rather safely (e.g counts amount of items on both sides). Additionally, you have a quick overview to all Important links to every traders Profile,like SteamRep. Steam Inventory Helper (Google Chrome Extension) FYI Steam API Doesn't respond to SIH correctly at the moment, thus prices of various Items might not load, i recommend using csgozone.net (#4) for the Time being.

#2. Lounge Destroyer

As much as the reddit elite denies it, pretty much everyone uses CSGOlounge and everyone who's been on that site atleast once knows, it's filled with stupid and/or insanely awkward offers. Using Lounge Destroyeryou can just filter out single Keywords such as 'quicksell' or 'rare' etc. there's also an auto-request Items and Auto-Bump option, definetly worth checking out! Lounge Destroyer (Google Chrome Extension)

#3. Reddit Enhancement Suite

Makes using reddit alot more Comfortable, with preset Tables for Stores like this:
Item B/O C/O
AK Vulcan FN 29 Keys None
Night mode, Link previews etc.
Reddit Enhancement Suite (Pretty much every Browser)

#4. csgo.exchange

Float Value fanatist? This Website let's you check the Float Value of all your Items that are affected by Conditions, the Lower the float, the Better the looks on your Skin (normally). You can also Compare floats, maybe you have the #1 Float hidden in the depths of your Inventory? http://csgo.exchange/
Alternatively http://csgozone.net Pretty much the same thing, but often loads your Inventory alot faster than csgo.exchange

#5. CsgoBackpack

Set your Eyes on Bettables? Steam Market Prices and Lounge Betting Value usually differ quite alot, visit http://csgobackpack.net/ , Go to Lounge Item Price List and look for the skin whose price you're curious about, it will show you how much it's currently worth on Lounge.

#6. Use Browser Version of Steam!

I Can't stress this enough, Accessing Steam via Browser makes trading so much easier, you can have a look at profiles simultaneously, compare skins without having to wait 30 minutes for steam to load each inventory and stuff like that.

#7. SteamRep Checker by ImDeadInside !

Awesome little Gadget to have a Quick overview of another Traders (Or Scammers) Steamrep Status Further details here For Mozilla For Chrome

#8. CsgoFloat

A Website to check Float Values of Itmes on the market, you copy the Inspect link and Paste it in the 'Inspect Link' Bar on http://csgofloat.com and click on 'Look Up', easy, right?
Please be gentle with any grammatical flaws, english is not my native language, but i tried my best not making any major mistakes
i Hope i could help some of you out! I Know there's Ruhal's PSA on the Front Page, but the more are aware of theese Add-on's the better, atleast in my opinion.
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[Discussion] From Nothing to Riches (With ScreenShots)

Warning long read, obviously :P
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Just wanted to write up my journey from relatively nothing to my dream inventory and maybe give some insight to others starting out. I obviously can't detail everything I did but I will cover the most key points in my trading and eventually betting career. I started playing Csgo when there was only 2 or 3 cases (csgo, esports red, bravo?) I bought a Ak Ch mw (not blue,~15$), P90 Death by Kitty MW (~10$) and Awp lightning strike(~18$) because these were my favorite guns, but soon stopped playing csgo due to major latency issues (300+ping). (I live in Shanghai, China) A while later (right before the release of vanguard, after breakout) I decided to pick up csgo again as my friend told me the ping was down to only 90. Coming back to so many new cases got me excited about skins and I decided to start trading.
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To start off I sold my skins for keys, the Ak Ch netting 10k, and the Awp 8k
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After searching around csgolounge I realized I could afford a knife now which was my dream at the time (as every small trader wants to get a knife of any kind). I bought a Flip Safari for 20k and was satisfied for only 10 hours before trading it off for 23 keys. Sold it for some profit and then went on for atleast a week flipping flip knives for profit, usually making about 3k. (a lot for me at the time)
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Then one match I saw someone with an AK Vulcan and I knew I had to get one for myself. This is where I learned about BTA and how skins can all look different despite being labled exactly the same. I began flipping BTA vulcans FT pretty easily since these were the popular max bet skins at the time and betters didn't care about looks and sold at standard prices. After that i would find a buyer interested in using the skin who would overpay for the BTA looks.
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After a while I got my net worth up to about 100keys with my inventory consisting of 3 Vulcans I would be reselling and a cheap flip knife I used. Which was about when the butterfly hype was and after seeing one in game myself I knew I wanted one (I easily fall for cool new things). It was at this point i acquired my first "unsellable" knife (you all know the one no one wants). I foolishly bought a FT Urban masked Butterfly for 66 keys. After no success in trading it after a week with very little offers I was forced to Quicksell it for 60 keys taking my first big trading hit (to me atleast then), but I was glad to finally get rid of it. From now on I always checked items liquidizing and searched thoroughly before I bought anything. (my first and last oopsy knife)
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I acquired a various Vanilla knives since I knew vanillas were relatively easy to sell and at this point my net worth was this knife(110k at the time) and a Vulcan FT (max bet at time). This is when my friend introduced me to csgolounges Betting. Being none the wiser i decided to bet my Vulcan on some games and luckily won several times. Eventually I lost one and decided to quit while I was ahead before I lost more.
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I went through many more knives but i wont go in detail through them all. Notable ones were a few Butterfly Slaughters, Karambit Slaughter, Butterfly fades, At one point every vanilla knife. My inventory now sat at around 300k with the split being 200k knife and about 100k in guns. At this point I decided my inventory was good and stopped all trading for a few months.
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With the release of yet more skins I decided to start betting again starting off small. Betting deagle blazes and such around 30-40$ bets. I won a lot and increased my betting to 60-90$ now, still winning more and more. Of course i lost some too (Rip Fnatic) but these were minor setbacks compared to my winnings. From here it was a fast sprout up, the more money you have the more money you can make. Graph
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At this point I made my most profitable trade to date with a Dragon Lore MW. (current MW prices floated at around 550k-600k and Rising) I was able to trade off my knife (Kara slaughter 180k), my ST awp asiimov FT (80-90k) and 245k pure (~500k in mixed items and keys) for a MW Lore. This is around when the Float value buisness exploded overnight and I realized my lore was 0.079 Float. Only 0.009 away from FN. I was able to resell it at 700k in easy to sell items which i quickly sold. I then bought my dream knife a Kara Fade 90/10 with around 500k. My loadout was now complete save 1, my awp. I realized 200k was not going to be even close to getting me a Lore so I upgraded a few of my skins and bought 4 Max betting skins with the rest, I would have to bet my way to victory.
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I then went "big" for me at Katowice max betting on several games, losing none. But my biggest win was just this past weekend on the Gfinity Lan. Increasing my 800$ profit in betting to almost 2000$. I then got all my returns back keeping only the max bet skins and steam marketing the rest (now have 90 keys on cooldown in inventory). Or quickselling them if they were more desirable items. New Graph
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I was now armed with 22 Max betting skins and about 90 keys to try and fetch a lore. The plan was to wait a week for the keys on unlock and use it all to hopefully scrape by a WTA Mw Lore as i only have about 590k to offer up and lore prices are still rising. I started to search lounge to get feel for the prices. And of course everyone was wanting 650-700keys regardless of the wear conditions. That is until i stumbled upon another 0.079 float lore with an equally amazing price of 22 max bet skins. Which i had and took the trade in a heartbeat. Paying about 484 keys (22max bet sold at 22k each) for a Mw lore with amazing looks and float. I now complete my loadout with this lore and have another 100k to spare. I will probably use it to reacquire some max bets and bet on next weekends lan after they unlock and possibly upgrade my Lore to FN.
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This ends my journey to my dream loadout and I hope others have luck earning as much as I luckily did. Remember it will usually always start out slow and but profit will eventually get faster and in greater quantities once you have more value. Wondering if anyone else started with relatively nothing and now has their dream loadout or knife? If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback feel free to leave a comment :)
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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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[PSA] New To Trading? Get In Here!

Seeing how many new traders Struggle alot, I decided to list some stuff that makes Trading, aswell as managing your own Items, alot easier.

#1. Steam Inventory Helper

SIH is great for keeping track of your own Items value, Sending Trade offers alot faster and most importantly, rather safely (e.g counts amount of items on both sides). Additionally, you have a quick overview to all Important links to every traders Profile,like SteamRep. Steam Inventory Helper (Google Chrome Extension)

#2. Lounge Destroyer

As much as the reddit elite denies it, pretty much everyone uses CSGOlounge and everyone who's been on that site atleast once knows, it's filled with stupid and/or insanely awkward offers. Using Lounge Destroyeryou can just filter out single Keywords such as 'quicksell' or 'rare' etc. there's also an auto-request Items and Auto-Bump option, definetly worth checking out! Lounge Destroyer (Google Chrome Extension)

#3. Reddit Enhancement Suite

Makes using reddit alot more Comfortable, with preset Tables for Stores like this:
Item B/O C/O
AK Vulcan FN 29 Keys None
Night mode, Link previews etc.
Reddit Enhancement Suite (Pretty much every Browser)

#4. csgo.exchange

Float Value fanatist? This Website let's you check the Float Value of all your Items that are affected by Conditions, the Lower the float, the Better the looks on your Skin (normally). You can also Compare floats, maybe you have the #1 Float hidden in the depths of your Inventory? http://csgo.exchange/
Alternatively http://csgozone.net Pretty much the same thing, but often loads your Inventory alot faster than csgo.exchange

#5. CsgoBackpack

Set your Eyes on Bettables? Steam Market Prices and Lounge Betting Value usually differ quite alot, visit http://csgobackpack.net/ , Go to Lounge Item Price List and look for the skin whose price you're curious about, it will show you how much it's currently worth on Lounge.

#6. Use Browser Version of Steam!

I Can't stress this enough, Accessing Steam via Browser makes trading so much easier, you can have a look at profiles simultaneously, compare skins without having to wait 30 minutes for steam to load each inventory and stuff like that.
Please be gentle with any grammatical flaws, english is not my native language, but i tried my best not making any major mistakes
i Hope i could help some of you newbie traders out, stay safe, and don't let Ivan Scam you!
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Newbie Tuesday (January 27th, 2014) - 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
Informative Guide by TheCynisist
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
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 (March 6th, 2014) - 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!
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 Wednesday (July 15, 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
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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Mediocre Gamers vs. Team iBuyPower | 28.04.14 | 05:00 CET

Links: HLTV | CSGL | ESEA
Match Information
Date: 28th of April
Time: 05:00 CET
Tournament/League: ESEA Invite Season 16 North America
LAN/Online: Online
Maps: BO1 (de_inferno)
MG (Manajuma): dboorN, Irukandji, desi, shroud, minikerr
iBP: Skadoodle, swag, DaZeD, AZK, steel
EDIT (4/27 9pm PDT) According to the ESEA page, iBP has forfeited the match to MG due to multiple players being DDOS'd. Rules of CSGO Lounge state that in a FFW, regardless of conditions, the match will be closed and all bets will be returned.
That's depressing since while I did bet on iBP, I was hoping for a very intense match and the internet issues kept that from happening. Hopefully these two teams can play each other again in the near future without these issues.
EDIT 2 (4/27 9:15pm) According to megatr0nn 's post, "Just heard on RelyksOG stream that they are going to play the second half from 10-5 on a different server.. He said they may play tonight but not give out the server so to be on the look out for the score. Not sure if it's true, just relaying the info "
The HLTV page has been updated with the following statement: "* Due to internet issues for two of iBP's players the match was discontinued at half time and it is still unsure whether it will be resumed tonight or some other day."
EDIT 3 (4/27 10:15pm) It appears that the match has been restarted, and you can view the info on the ESEA match page here, or watch it here.
EDIT 4 (4/27 10:30pm) Match has been completed, 16-13 in favor of iBP. (1st half 10-5 in favor of MG on CT, 2nd half 11-3 in favor of iBP on CT.)
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Newbie Tuesday (May 12th, 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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Can we get an up to date thread full of good information sites?

Hey guys, as always there's new sites popping up all the time with regards to CSGO Betting.
I'd like to get an up to date list of good information sources, and I figured rather than compiling one for myself, I'd share what I've got and hopefully give/get some new resources with you guys.
I'd like to steer clear of premium betting groups/sites, though if you really want to post one and the mods are OK with it, feel free. I just ask that anything that is premium/payment requires, that you mark it accordingly.
OK, here's the links I use!
Site Quick Description
CSGOLounge Fairly obvious.
/csgobetting This subreddit, you're already here!
/GlobalOffensive The main CSGO subreddit, good for game and pro player information.
HLTV One of the best resources for everything CSGO.
CSGONuts Good for a quick look at previous matchups and map stats. Just remember to check for roster changes on HLTV or similar.
CSGO couch Similar to CSGONuts.
CSGopher A new one for me, so still getting acquainted.
CSGO Bet List of current matches on Lounge and links to CSGL/HLTV/Reddit
CSGL Match History Self explanatory.
CSOdds Tracks the odds of matches on Lounge.
ESEA Check team and player performance on ESEA. (HLTV is normaly better for ESEA Standings.
FaceIt Not the bets site, shows FaceIt Standings. (HLTV is normaly more up to date)
Cevo Check Cevo performances and Standings.
Pro Player Twitters Up to date list of all player twitter accounts. (keep an eye on the update date)
eSportLiveScore Good for live scores if you can't watch the streams. Also good for checking the odds on real money sites, which can be handy when compared against Lounge odds.
Here's a few useful buying/selling/trading sites.
Site Quick Description
OPSkins Buy and sell skins for real money. If you're cashing out a lot, the Premium membership is worthwhile to cut down on transaction fee's when selling. This was the first site I used to buy betting skins.
WOW!Skins Have used this site twice so far, buying keys and skins. Trades are manual but both times was quite fast.
BestSkinDeals This one has been vetted by the mods, haven't used it myself yet. More info.
CSGOShop Haven't used myself but have seen this site recommended on the sub multiple times.
Tradebot Elma, etc Useful for trading up smaller skins to larger, or vice-versa. Requires overpay that tbh I find confusing to calculate at times.
/csgotrading One of many CSGO Trading subreddits.
/csgotrades One of many CSGO Trading subreddits.
/csgotrade One of many CSGO Trading subreddits.
That's my bookmark folder emptied out, except for a few random spreadsheets and steam groups :) Anything that isn't premium/paid for, or obvious sway, will be added to the table!
Also feel free to correct/improve upon my descriptions and general English. I got a D at GCSE ...
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Newbie Tuesday (May 19th, 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...)

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

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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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LoungeDestroyer: Auto-betting now works again

http://www.reddit.com/loungedestroyecomments/2t3fmf/hotfix_autobetting_now_works_again/
After a bit of reverse-engineering, we've managed to fix Lounge's block of our auto-betting. The update fixing this (0.8.0.6) is currently being published by Google, and should arrive at your machine within the next few minutes.
If you're looking for more information on what this whole thing is about, read below.
The story:
For those of you looking for a run-down of the story:
The technical parts:
Since our auto-betting works from a background script, the requests weren't sent from csgo-/dota2lounge.com, but rather from the background page. When performing cross-domain POST requests, browsers include an HTTP header, showing the origin of the request - in our case the extension. Lounge checked this, and if it contained our extension ID, it quite simply returned "Try again in a few seconds.".
We've implemented a workaround for this, which also allows us to go full-on stealth mode, should they decide to block us in any other way. Happy betting!
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Newbie Tuesday (January 20th, 2014) - 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

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/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
Informative Guide by TheCynisist
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
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 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 Tuesday (January 13th, 2014) - 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
Informative Guide by TheCynisist
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Betting Related
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
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
submitted by MrWZY to csgobetting [link] [comments]

Newbie Wednesday (February 11th, 2014) - 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!
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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CSGOlounge Betting Tutorial CSGO Lounge Betting Predictions - IEM Katowice 2020! 02/23/20 CS:GO Lounge: Betting and Trading Tutorial CSGO Lounge Betting Predictions - Renegades vs Liquid, TSM vs VP & More! - Chaos Predicts - 9/24/15 CSGO Lounge Betting Predictions - Mousesports vs G2, MIBR vs Furia, and More! 05/03/20

Bet on CS:GO for the best odds, we have all the top matches! Fast technical support and instant withdrawal. The daily bet thread for 18.07.2020. This Thread is meant for every game starting between 0:00 CET and 23:59 CEST on 18.07.2020. For Matches starting after that, please use the Thread for the next day, which should be posted arround 21:00 CEST today. Welcome to the official CSGOLounge sub-reddit. CSGOLounge is the platform where you bet on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches. Visit our website to watch your favourite teams go head-to-head against their rivals and raise the stakes by placing a bet. Thumbnail image courtesy of Valve, CSGO Lounge A month since Valve sent shutdown notices to 27 skin betting websites, CSGO Lounge, one of the most notorious of the offenders, have suspended the betting functions on their website and its sister Dota 2 Lounge, according to a post on its Steam Group . CSGO Lounge Betting Thread They honestly need to add more bots or whatever on CSGOlounge so people don't have to spend as much time as they are doing, they pretty much have to add the matches a week ahead if you want to be able to place a bet.

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Thanks for watching i hope you enjoyed! If you did enjoy drop me a like as it really helps me out and lets me know what you like. As well as subscribe if you would like to see more. An in-depth ... CSGO Lounge Betting Predictions - Vitality vs ENCE, Cloud9 vs Envy, and More! 05/06/20 - Duration: 6:27. RespawnPlays - CS:GO Betting Predictions & MORE 759 views Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Sign in. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. Remove all; Disconnect; The next video is starting stop I am just giving my thoughts in this video guys, hope it was usefull, hope you liked it!! Make sure to click that like and subscribe for more! Thank you!!! Stay Amazing. A quick intro guide on how to bet items on csgolounge.com.