Being such an important place Marketplace, CSGO Steam Market is quite easy to use as long as you know certain rules. For starters, you need to fill the requirements to be able to sell and buy items from the CSGO marketplace. The full list of requirements can get quite long, but we will try to name at least some of the most important requirements. For one, your account must be older than 30 days and it has to have at least $5 in the Steam Wallet or bought in games. You also need to enable Steam Guard – a system of security based around your mobile device, thus you will need to download the official Steam app to log in to your Steam account or approve a CSGO skins transaction between two accounts.
Now, if you meet all of the skin marketplace CSGO requirements you may begin to buy, sell and generally trade CSGO items. When accessing CSGO Steam Market through the Steam application, you will see your balance, your active listings with the option to see your market history and sell a new CSGO item. You will also see your buy orders – these are usability that lets you define the price of an item that will interest you. This service is used usually if you want a certain skin but you are short on funds. Moreover, whoever fulfills your buy order will have to pay the 15% tax instead of you, the buyer, so take that into your calculations. Going further down, you will see three tabs that you can click between: Popular Items, Newly Listed and Recently Sold. To be honest, only popular items give any good data, especially if you want to track quantity to price relation.
On the right side, you will be able to see a search bar. This is where you put your CSGO item queries. You can also search with the use of quite extensively developed advanced search options. That can be helpful in certain situations, for example when you want to see what are the most expensive skins in certain weapon category and grade that aren’t equipped with StatTrak technology.
If you click on one of the items listed, its product page will be displayed as well as all CSGO Marketplace related stats like price history, the number of listed pieces and requests to buy as well as the individual listings showcasing wear level, seller and price. Now, if you have funds in your Steam Wallet and your account can trade, you can buy any skin you see on the spot. This will transfer your funds to the seller, add 15% tax for Valve and CSGO developers that you (the buyer) has to pay and automatically send the item to your inventory. An important thing to remember is that all skins bought on or off the CSGO Market are locked for another 8 days from being traded.