Solid numbers on the CS:GO Glove Case are in – it took a while but that is because Valve decided to make the gloves just as rare as knives, so units were slow to list and so true averages were slower to determine. This does not mean that the gloves and the other skins in the case are slow sellers. On the contrary, the few units of every single Glove skin posted and most would be bought almost immediately, which meant that some days OPSkins had stock of one skin, and the next day stock of the others.
The lack of consistency reflects the scarcity of the skins. But we believe that these gloves will become more common in our marketplace. Here are the averages:
The Glove Case’s suggested price on our marketplace is $0.52, but you can find units that sell for even less at $0.32. Like any other CS:GO case, the price tag started out high at $10, but as the market got flooded by new units (1,420 units sold on its second day) the price plummeted. Its current average price is $0.39 and it seems to keep dropping but a a slower rate. You could hold on to one of these if you wanted to, but seeing its performance and unless you want to open it in the future, you are probably better off selling it.
The most expensive gloves currently on our market are the Specialist Gloves Foundation, this could be because the owner of the gloves is trying to establish a trend since there is no previous market price, meaning that there haven’t been any units of this skin with this specific wear sold before in our marketplace. Then again, they are pretty cool looking gloves.
Since there is no previous sale history on these gloves, we cannot tell what will happen with the suggested price. What we can say is that if these gloves sell for their current asking price, the following units will be cheaper because that is how the skin market usually behaves – the first units sold are usually the most expensive, then the price lowers, and climbs back up just below the initial asking price when it stabilizes.
Next up, the Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono with a similar predicament but with a lower price. No units have been sold on our marketplace yet but if these sell then they will definitely set a trend. The price tag may look steep but remember it is the first unit being listed of a set of skins that is very rare.
The third most expensive skin in the case and one that has a decent sale history. It has been selling units almost every day since the first one was bought, and the price went from $499.99 on the first sale to $560.00 and back to $514.89. Its price rose again to $540.00 but there are still no signs of any stable price. For that matter it is anyone’s game when it comes to the price at which they want to sale their gloves. This can be good if you’re selling right now and someone decides to buy them at the price you have set. If you’re buying and you already know how the skins economy works, you will probably hold off for a bit longer until the price comes down or buy the same skin with more wear; a Field-Tested pair of these is worth around $300.00.
It is worth mentioning that the Specialist Gloves Emerald Web, Hand Wraps Slaughter and Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box have a suggested price over $400 and asking prices between $500.00 and $600.00, so if you have any laying around, it is a good idea to put them up for sale.
Now, on the topic of weapon skins (because they have been selling), we have better information regarding the behavior of their prices in our marketplace. They are not as expensive as the gloves, but they still pack quite a punch and are easier to obtain.
The most expensive weapon in the case is the StatTrak™ M4A4 Buzz Kill. The Factory New version started it’s sale history at $174.49, then it jumped to $199.00, stayed there for a while, to come back down to $153.00. If you have any lying around in your inventory it would be a good idea to keep them around since they’re few and far in between.
The StatTrak™ SSG 08 Dragonfire has an interesting sale history. It is currently $8 over the it’s lowest suggested price but it is anyone’s guess at this point since the suggested price plummeted, then rose, fell, rose again and in it’s latest drop it lost $53.00 on its suggested price. However, if you’re looking to buy a decent sniper rifle that is not an AWP, you can opt for this skin, which some are dubbing it the “Budget D-Lore”.
It is a good thing then that these are the most expensive items in the case because the others have really god paint jobs. Honorable mentions include the Sawed-Off Wasteland Princess, Dual Berettas Royal Consorts and the M4A1-S Flashback. All of these skins are under $15.00, in stock and really easy on the eyes.
Let us know what are your thoughts on the Glove Case and the new gloves and the new skins the case brought to CS:GO.
The suggested prices on the charts were taken from OPSkins on of December 19th, 2016.
The suggested prices on the images were taken from OPSkins on of December 20th, 2016.