How to sell CS:GO skins for Paypal Money in 7 Easy Steps

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CSGO skins are one of the most stable and good investments that stemmed from the gaming industry. You could call them a cryptocurrency, a virtual currency in which the “money” itself is secure and basically impossible to counterfeit. However, it is very hard to pay with skins for daily necessities. Luckily, when it comes time to monetize your skins Skinwallet got you covered.

We at Skinwallet believe that selling CSGO skins shouldn’t be difficult or time-consuming. On Skinwallet, you can get instant cash in less than 3 minutes on your CSGO Skins.

Follow the below steps on how to sell your CSGO skins for Paypal. But first, let’s address certain topics that we feel are relevant to the topic.

What value do CSGO skins have?

There is a number of different factors that have an impact on the value of each individual skin. First, the rarity of skins. There are 6 rarity levels of weapon skins that are color coded.

Consumer Grade (White)

These are very common skins that are rather easy to drop through normal play. Common weapon skins usually cost just a few cents, but there are some exceptions like FAMAS | Contrast Spray (FN) or SSG 08 | Sand Dune (FN) that reach as high as $20 at times. Other than a few exceptions they are good for Trade Up contracts.  

Industrial Grade (Light blue)

Slightly rarer than Consumer Grade skins but still pretty common. More expensive skins from this category like Galil AR | Winter Forest (FN) can reach up to $50.

Mil-Spec (Blue)

These are the rare skins that you can still acquire quite easily from cases but they hold their prices quite well. Easy to obtain through Trade Up contracts. A good example of this category is AUG | Hot Rod (FN) priced around a stable $125.

Restricted (Purple)

Restricted skins are considerably hard to get and can reach quite high prices, with Glock-18 | Fade being one of the most pricy and liked skin. Usually, prices for Glock-18 | Fade start around $250 and go up.

Classified (Legendary)

These skins are very rare, which means some of them are very expensive. A Factory New SCAR-20 | Splash jam easily goes for $500 or more.

Covert (Red)

The pinnacle of weapon skins. If you got one and need a lot of money at once, you could pay your bills for a month by selling one of those on the more expensive end of the price spectrum. The best example is AWP | Dragon Lore that can go for $1500.

Another factor that influences the value of the skin is its external quality, aka. wear level. It is a float number randomly prescribed to a newly dropped, received or uncased skin from 0 to 1 which indicates how “destroyed” the skin is under simulated wear and tear. This number can be placed in one of five categories:

  • Factory New (0.00 – 0.07)
  • Minimal Wear (0.07 – 0.15)
  • Field-Tested (0.15 – 0.38)
  • Well-Worn (0.38 – 0.45)
  • Battle-Scarred (0.45 – 1.00)

The wear cannot be changed, nor the skin can degrade with time or usage. When it comes to exterior rarity, it is based on a bell curve with Battle-Scarred and Factory New being the rarest versions. Moreover, some particular skins don’t have every exterior quality level.

The last of the main factors is the version of the skin. There are two main special versions that have a huge impact on price: StatTrak and Souvenir. StatTrak tech weapon skins are the skins that track your total kill count with that weapon. Souvenir skins are received through souvenir packages which in turn can be acquired only during CSGO Majors. Both versions can multiply the price by tenfold in case of cheaper, yet still popular skins.

Can you still sell CSGO skins for PayPal?

We see this question a lot, especially from people new to skin trading. The short answer is: Yes, you can sell CSGO skins for Paypal money. It all depends on where you sell them. For example, if you want to sell your CSGO skins through Steam Community Market your money would be held in SteamWallet from which you cannot ever withdraw balance. So, the question should be “where to sell skins for Paypal”. Luckily, there is a number of websites and marketplaces that support skin trading and have Paypal as one of their payout options.

Using third-party sites to sell CSGO skins to Paypal

So we know we can sell the skins for Paypal. The question is, which third-party website should you choose. The easiest way to make your choice is to look for online reviews and rating portals like Trustpilot. Ask Google – surely someone before you asked others for good, legit third-party websites. However, always be careful. CSGO trading community was always plagued by scammers and scam sites. If you’re not sure that you want to enter a particular website or that you have reservations about logging in to some random site with your Steam account credentials – don’t. Likewise, always check what bot account you are trading with, because there’s always a chance its a scam bot pretending to be a legit bot of a legit site. As they say, better safe than sorry.

Now, I’d like to show you how to do a whole process of selling CSGO skins for Paypal on the example of Skinwallet.

One quick pit stop before we dive in –  Steam account preparation

Before you go to Skinwallet to evaluate and sell your items and get the funds into your Paypal account, there are a couple of things you must do first on your Steam account to ensure that everything goes smoothly later.

1. Set Your Steam Inventory to Public

To successfully sell CSGO skins you will need to prepare your account. Setting your inventory public is a must if you wish to sell your skins on any site. First, log in to your Steam account either in the app or in your web browser. Now, go to the Market tab under the Community category and pick your Inventory. This will obviously display your inventory. Now, click on the More button next to Trade Offers and choose Inventory Privacy Settings. This will open up a page with all the settings we need. Find the Inventory settings and set it to Public. This way Skinwallet will be able to see your inventory when doing a deposit.

steam privacy settings inventory public

2. Create a Steam Trade URL

To be able to trade with anyone, you need to give them your valid and working Trade URL. There may be only one unique Trade URL per account active at once. Follow these next steps to generate a new Trade URL.

Go back to your inventory and click on Trade Offers. Go to the Who Can Send Me Trade Offers? Option. This should open a page that sums up all the things you need, as well as some, basic ways to sell skins. As you have already set our inventory Public, you should be interested in the bottom section called Third-Party Sites. Here, in the bracket, you’ll be able to see your Trade URL. To generate a new Trade URL you just need to click on Create New URL and voila! You have a new Steam Trade URL.

steam settings trade url

Doing a skin deposit on Skinwallet

Your account is ready to begin depositing your skins to Skinwallet for that sweet Paypal cashout, so let’s start with that, shall we?

3. Log In to Skinwallet

You can log in to Skinwallet via Steam account. If you were just doing step 1 and 2 through the web browser, you should be still logged in. If not, you can do it either by clicking on the “Sign in through STEAM” button on the signup page or by logging in to your Steam account in your browser and then proceeding to Skinwallet and confirming that this particular Steam account is the one you want to sell the skins from.

steam log in window

4. Setting up Skinwallet for a trade

Before you start depositing CSGO skins, please go over to settings page and past your current Steam Trade URL. Otherwise, you won’t be able to go on with your trade and our Trade Bots won’t be able to find your account to make you an offer. When you paste a valid Trade URL in, just click on the change details button to make sure you saved your changes.

skinwallet settings page trade url

5. Selling skins to Skinwallet

Now let’s go back to the deposit page. Here, you should see your Steam Inventory, with a fresh price evaluation of all items eligible for trading. Items that are on hold after a recent trade, won’t be shown. All items that do not match the pricing criteria, will be grayed out. If you have a lot of skins available for trade in your inventory you can filter them by some basic features such as weapon type, quality, and wear. To select the skins you want to trade just click on them – the items with green checkup sign are will be traded with us. To move forward with your transaction, agree to our ToS (which you can find here) and click on the green “Get” button which will also display the total value you will receive from selling these CSGO skins.

skin wallet deposit window

6. Accepting the Trade Offer in Steam

You will be shown a pop-up window with “Proceed to offer button” – a link to the transaction with our bot. Ultimately, going to the trade through that button is the safest way there is.

skinwallet deposit pop-up

If you want to accept trade manually from the Steam Trade tab you can do that. Just remember to watch for any fraudulent, copycat bots. Whenever you’re not sure, you can check if that particular bot is legit or not with these characteristic features only our bots have.

steam trade ongoing

When you’re ready, accept the trade offer. Your Skinwallet balance will be updated with the newly acquired funds instantaneously.

7. Paying out your funds to Paypal

After you sell CSGO skins for cash, it is time to payout your funds to Paypal, right? First, please make sure that you have a valid and verified Paypal account added to your Skinwallet account. You can check it and change it in your settings. To pay the funds out, go to Payout page, pick the amount you want to pay out and accept the cashout. All transactions can take up to 24 hours to process, but most transactions are instant.

Now you can enjoy your newly acquired Paypal money. If you have any questions about how to sell CSGO skins for cash, be sure to contact us through comments to this article or write to our support.


In this blog post, we’ve covered all the necessary information regarding selling CSGO skins and withdrawing that money to Paypal account. We talked a bit about which third-party websites allow payments by Paypal and how to find a good CSGO skins marketplace. On top of that, we thoroughly discussed using Skinwallet to sell skins for Paypal.

Do you have any questions? Are there any intricacies of skins trading that you’d like to learn about? Feel free to suggest a topic or leave a question in the comments.