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New: Instant-Sell Feature

You can now instantly turn your unwanted CS:GO keys into funds to purchase other items on OPSkins. Our new Instant-Sell feature allows you to sell your keys directly to OPSkins in exchange for Operation Points (OP), that you can then use to purchase any other item for sale on our marketplace – even if it’s from a different game.

That means you no longer have to list your keys for sale and wait for a buyer to purchase them in order earn Wallet Funds to buy other items (although you can still do that if you wish). And you get to shop from the entire OPSkins inventory, so you can get the exact item(s) that you want with your OP. There’s a 1:1 exchange rate of OP to USD, so for example an item that’s listed on OPSkins for $4.89 will cost you 4.89 OP to purchase.

Here’s how it works:

How to use Instant-Sell on OPSkins:

Visit your OPSkins Inventory page and click the Instant-Sell button beneath “Instant-Sell your Inventory Items for Operation Points”  

After you add your items it will show you what your new OP total is, as well as the total OP earned from the transaction. Then click “Instant-Sell Items For [amount]”  

Your OP balance will be shown in blue to the right of your Wallet Funds balance.   

When making a purchase, your OP balance will be the default preferred method of payment. If the cost of your item is greater than the amount of OP you have, the full cost of the item will be deducted from your OPSkins Wallet Funds balance (you can’t pay for one item with a combination of OP and Wallet Funds, it must be one or the other).

Please note that OP is not cashoutable, and OP cannot be used to purchase subscriptions such as Buyer’s Club or Premium Membership.

With the initial rollout of the Instant-Sell feature, only CS:GO keys are eligible. Other item types, and later on other games, will be available for Instant-Sell in the future.


Terms:

Wallet Funds: funds earned when you list an item for sale on OPSkins and it’s purchased by a buyer, and/or funds you purchased from the Add Funds page. Operation Points (OP): funds earned by using the Instant-Sell Feature  

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Useful Tools to Easily Find the Best Priced Items on OPSkins

OPSkins is always working to make your buying and selling experience faster and easier on our marketplace. During the last few months we’ve launched a few goodies that you probably want to know about if you want to make the best trades. These tools are all intended to help you find the item you’re looking for quickly, at the best price, and with minimal effort. Here’s a summary of each:

OPSkins Weapon Builder

Use the OPSkins Weapon Builder when you want to preview any CS:GO skin/sticker combination. The Weapon Builder will find and display the exact item you are looking for. Narrow your search down by weapon type, skin, wear, and stickers – then see if it’s for sale on OPSkins, and which current listing is the cheapest. Basically you can design your dream CS:GO weapon, then see which one on OPSkins is the best one for you to buy. It’s pretty simple to use but we made a brief tutorial for you, or you can check out the Weapon Builder for yourself here: OPSkins Weapon Builder.

OPSkins Item Database – CS:GO

The OPSkins Item Database is a catalog of items that includes every pattern index for important pattern-based skins. This tool enables you to view and research nearly all current skins, including wears and patterns, to give you a better idea of which skins are out there on the market. The Item Database then gives you the OPSkins and Steam Community Market pricing for the item you selected, and the links to browse it in either market.

The item database also holds a registry of images for the skins that have randomly generated patterns. Skins such as Case Hardened, Fades, Marble Fades, Dopplers, Gamma Dopplers, Slaughters and Crimson Webs will have a registry of images that you can use as a reference. All skins with a variable pattern and reference images will have the symbol ✓ Patterns. Check out the Item Database for yourself: OPSkins CSGO Item Database.

OPSkins Item Database – H1Z1

In addition to CS:GO, we now have an H1Z1 Item Database where you can discover new H1Z1 skins, and check out their price history. View it here: OPSkins H1Z1 Item Database.

OPSkins Item Database Fade Tool

We also have the Fade Tool within the OPSkins Item Database. This shows you the knife’s, well, fade. Use the slider to change the pattern index, and view how it affects the knife’s fade in the image. Try it out for yourself here: OPSkins Item Database Fade Tool.

OPSkins Item Explorer

The OPSkins Item Explorer shows you the lowest-priced items on OPSkins that match your filters for CS:GO, Dota 2 and H1Z1. This one is also pretty simple – just select the game, then item type that you’d like to search for, then the subcategory. Rather than scrolling through duplicate listings of the same item to find the lowest priced one, the OPSkins Item Explorer displays it for you. Try it out here: OPSkins Item Explorer

Enjoy the goodies, and let us know in the comments what other tools would make your buying and selling experience on OPSkins faster and easier.

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Update: Sort & Filter your OPSkins Inventory

Search through your OPSkins Inventory even more easily by using our new sorting and filtering features. Your OPSkins Inventory enables you still buy items even when you have a trade hold on your account by delivering them to your on-site inventory, where you can either re-list the item or withdraw it to your Steam account at a later time. This means that you can buy the item and retrieve it at your convenience when you are able to trade again. Enjoy!

OPSkins Inventory
You can now sort and filter your OPSkins Inventory
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GIVEAWAY: Win an AWP | Dragon Lore by Adding 2-FA to Your OPSkins Account

Want to add an AWP | Dragon Lore (Factory New) to your inventory, while also keeping your OPSkins account as safe as possible? We’ve combined this into one giveaway:

ENABLE 2-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON YOUR ACCOUNT AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A DRAGONLORE (if you already have it enabled, you’re automatically entered).

Contest ends April 21st

Here’s how it works:

What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication (2-FA) protects your account by requiring a unique code from an app on your mobile device every time you sign in to OPSkins.

How do I set it up on my phone? Download a 2-FA app on your phone. 2-FA apps are available for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone

How do I enable 2-FA on OPSkins? Visit your Account Page > Account Settings > Account Security > Enable Two-Factor Authentication. Then, use your 2-FA mobile app to scan the barcode that appears.

That’s it. We will select the winner on April 21st, 2017 good luck!

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And the Winners of the OPBox Giveaway are…

Once upon a time, we had so much fun giving away a $10,000 gaming system in the OPSkins Insanity Giveaway that we decided to do it again. And so in January we launched the OPBOX Giveaway for a chance to win another $10,000 Dream PC. The winners were emailed earlier today.

And the winners are…

3rd Place: StatTrak M9 Bayonet | Fade

So you didn’t win the PC, but adding a pretty sick knife to your inventory certainly helps make up for it. Congratulations Jack from California, USA!

StatTrak M9 Bayonet

2nd Place: Roccat Gear Bundle

Armin from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany adds some fresh Roccat gear to his current PC. This package is worth more than $300 and includes a headset, keyboard, mouse, and mousepad.

Roccat Bundle

GRAND PRIZE: The $10,000 OPBox

And the winner is… Jacob from Pennsylvania,USA! Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime gaming system.  Update 3/16/17: Jacob is pretty excited about it! Watch his video if you want to see how it feels to get THAT phone call:

Thanks to everyone who entered! As always, keep an eye out for future giveaways.

The OPBOX

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Beware of Scam Sites Impersonating OPSkins

OPSkins is the safest and most trusted marketplace for trading in-game items. Lately there has been a new wave of websites impersonating OPSkins, which scam users out of their items. Here are some steps you can take to safeguard yourself against this and other common scams:

  • Trust only websites that end with .opskins.com or .opsk.in Examples of these trusted URLs are:
  • Don’t fall for scam sites. Anything with opskins___.com  /  opskins.___  /  opskins-___.com  (with the ___ being usually a word like trade” or “site” etc) is a scam site that’s trying to trick you into thinking you’re trading on OPSkins.
  • Don’t trust anyone who contacts you claiming to be an OPSkins staff member. No one from OPSkins will ever add you on Steam, and/or ask you to trade an item. These are impostors who will scam you. In general, if someone contacts you on Steam and asks you to list an item on OPSkins, they’re probably attempting to scam you.
  • Check to make sure you’re trading with an OPSkins bot. When trading with a bot, check your security token and click the bot’s name to open its profile. From there, make sure that the bot is in the “OPSkins Bots” Steam group. The official OPSkins Bots Steam group is named exactly “OPSkins Bots” and has an abbreviation of “op-bots”
  • ENABLE 2 FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON YOUR ACCOUNT. We can’t stress this enough. This is the safest way to keep your account secure. You can do this by visiting your Account Page > Account Security. We also recommend that you enable Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator for additional security.
  • Do not download any OPSkins browser extensions. OPSkins doesn’t have any official extensions, and so any that you see are most likely intended to scam you out of your items.

Remember, OPSkins cannot restore any items or funds that were lost as part of a scam or hijacking. Your account security is your responsibility. Your account will remain safe if you don’t trust fake sites, don’t trust anyone pretending to be OPSkins staff, and don’t download malware. If you have any questions, you can always contact us by making a support ticket.

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NEW: Purchase Items on OPSkins with a Single Click

Buy Now is now available for Buyer’s Club Members

The checkout process is now even quicker and easier for OPSkins Buyer’s Club Members. If you’re an active Buyer’s Club Member, you can now purchase items using the new Buy Now feature: a one-click button that’s available on all items (not just Buyer’s Club items). You’ll need to opt-in, so head on over to your Account Page > Advanced Options to get started.

Since the Buy Now button allows you to purchase items with a single click, you don’t have to add it to your cart or load a separate page to checkout. Items purchased via the Buy Now button will go directly to your OPSkins Inventory. Also, using the Buy Now button will not reload the page, minimizing interruptions. Accidentally click Buy Now during a random act of scrolling? No problem, you can undo the mistake with a refund (as long as you haven’t hit your three-per-day refund limit).

When you're a Buyer's Club Member, all items will feature a Buy Now button for easy one-click purchasing
When you’re a Buyer’s Club Member, all items will feature a Buy Now button for easy one-click purchasing

What is the OPSkins Buyer’s Club?

So what is this Buyer’s Club and what else does it offer you? When you’re a Buyer’s Club member, you’ll receive exclusive access to the best prices on the market in addition to the above-mentioned Buy Now option. How do you get access to the best priced items? For the first five minutes that the most discounted items are on sale, only Buyer’s Club members have the ability to purchase them. There’s a limit of one item per day, and the cost is $9.95 per month.

You can purchase the Buyer’s Club membership on your subscriptions page.

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Site Update (beta): Item Explorer

Search for CS:GO items
Item Explorer (beta)

We’ve released the Item Explorer, a new search functionality for CS:GO, Dota 2 and H1Z1 items that shows you the lowest-priced items on OPSkins that match your filters. It’s in beta mode and we invite you to opt-in, try it out, and give us your feedback on it. Here’s how the OPSkins Item Explorer works:

  • Sign in to OPSkins
  • Head on over to your Account page > Advanced Options > Check off Join Beta Program > Save Information
  • Visit the Item Explorer page and select which game you want to search for
  • Select an item type that you’d like to search for
  • Select a subcategory
  • You will then see the lowest-priced unique items matching your filters

It’s important to note that items on the results page are cached, and therefore may no longer be on sale. Then let us know what you think of the Item Explorer by making a support ticket under Feedback & Suggestions. We appreciate anyone trying this out, and we hope it makes your searching experience a bit easier!

 

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EXTENDED: ZERO COMMISSION on Dota 2 Sales

Update: due to popular demand, we’ve extended our zero commission Dota 2 sales promotion for 30 more days.

Convert your Dota 2 inventory into even more real-life money on OPSkins Marketplace: Starting today there are NO COMMISSIONS on Dota 2 items sold on OPSkins Marketplace until February 12, 2017  March 12, 2017.

For the next 30 days, any time you sell a Dota 2 item on OPSkins, 100% of the sale will go into your OPSkins Wallet. From there you can Cashout your earnings and have the real-life money in as quickly as one hour. There is literally no better way to sell your Dota 2 items – a risk-free sale, on the largest and most trusted marketplace, completely free of commission. And we’ve made it even easier now for buyers to purchase Dota 2 items with the new search feature to sort by hero.

Please note that the items must be sold by March 12th in order for you to take advantage of this promotion. The promotion applies to all Dota 2 items that are currently for sale, so you don’t need to re-list them.

So, have items cluttering up your inventory? Start turning them into cash now.

 

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OPBOX: WIN A $10,000 PC FROM OPSkins (yes, another one)

Want a dream PC but don’t want to do anything crazy to win it? Enter the OPBOX Dream PC Giveaway – one lucky winner will win a dream PC worth $10,000. The contest is based on a simple points system and we’ll be randomly drawing the winners from the entry pool – so the more entry points you earn, the better your chances of winning the giveaway.

How to Enter to Win the OPBOX Dream PC:

  • Visit https://opskins.com/?loc=giveaway
  • Login to OPSkins or create a new account (earn 1 entry)
  • Visit OPSkins and Roccat and share the giveaway post on facebook (3 entries) and Twitter (2 entries)
  • Answer a short survey about OPSkins (earn 5 entries)
  • Buy and sell on OPSkins (earn 1 entry for every $10 purchased)

The more points you earn, the better your chances of being drawn as a winner.

1st Place Prize – the OPBOX

  • MSI X99A GodLike Gaming Carbon LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate (CL-W007-PL12BL-A) Enthusiasts Class Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 360MM
  • SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5″ 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E1T0B/AM (3)
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 220-T2-1000-X1 80+ TITANIUM 1000W Fully Modular EVGA
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit – OEM
  • Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support (2)
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 128GB (8 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel X99 Platform Extreme Performance
  • Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red
  • Thermaltake CL-F014-PL14BU-A 140mm Pure 14 Series BLUE LED High Airflow Case Fan (2)
  • Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80671I76950X Desktop Processor
  • Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition E-ATX Stackable Tt LCS Certified Cube Chassis CA-1D8-00F6WN-00
  • Acer Predator X34 Curved IPS NVIDIA G-sync Gaming Monitor 21:9 WQHD Display with Built-in Overclocking 100Hz
  • Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2 Series PCI-Express 3.0 Internal MZ-V5P512BW with 2.5″ SSD Plastic case
  • SteelSeries ST61302 – Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset

There are also some sweet 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

2nd Place Prize – Roccat Gear Bundle

3rd Place Prize – StatTrak M9 Bayonet | Fade

And in case you needed one final reason to enter, here’s our first 3DMark test (no overclocking).

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