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Watch Comedy Central show the $61k Souvenir Dragon Lore that sold on

Last week, a Souvenir Dragon Lore sold on for $61,052.63 (item listing here). This week, Comedy Central’s Adult Swim News segment featured the item and, uh, how to explain the sale to your Grandpa. Watch it here:

Why was this item sold for around the price of a 2018 BMW M3?

The Dragon Lore is already one of highest priced items in the CS:GO skins market. This particular skin was in “factory new” condition, and also featured the autograph of Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham of Cloud9 who took home MVP of the ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018. Throw in the fact that this skin is only available through “Souvenir” crates that are dropped to fans spectating the majors. Rarity + prestige + collectibility = $61k digital gun which has gone down in skins trading history as the Most Expensive Dragon Lore Ever Sold.

As soon as the item sold on OPSkins Marketplace, news of the item began to spread like wildfire and was featured on Dot Esports, PC Gamer, Polygon and eventually Comedy Central’s Adult Swim News.




With the limited amount of skins available in PUBG, any new item that’s added to the game quickly becomes sought-after by the top players and traders. Most recently, this has been the case with the shirt called the DMM T-Shirt.

The PUBG DMM T-Shirt was originally released as a promotion for a PUBG event held in Japan by DMM, a Japanese entertainment site. Following the event, PUBG DMM began giving away codes for the shirt to anyone who purchased PUBG through the DMM store. The limited method of obtaining the shirt, combined with its inability to be traded, made this shirt one of the most sought-after PUBG items during the last week.

Once this was learned by the community, sites such as Skin Tracker quickly began posting guides for users on how to pick up the shirt through the DMM Store. This led to many players flocking to buy the game so they could get access to this extremely rare shirt. However, as the news broke and more players flocked to DMM to pick up the shirt, DMM quickly suspended automatic distribution of the code to players who purchase the game. This shut down access to the shirt and increased the rarity of the item.

While the item is not currently tradable in the game, many are speculating that the item might become tradable after a short period of time like the Twitch Prime set did after its original release into the game. If the item does become tradable, due to the limited means of currently acquiring the shirt, the prices are sure to quickly rise on the market.

As of now, the only way to secure the PUBG DMM T-Shirt is through traders willing to sell the codes they managed to stock up on during the promotion, and no one knows if it will ever become more accessible.  These factors have led the DMM T-Shirt for PUBG to be now one of the most highly coveted items in the game.

As always, the team at OPSkins is closely monitoring this new PUBG DMM T-Shirt and will let the community know if the shirt becomes tradable. Until then what are your thoughts on the newest item added to PUBG? Do you love it, do you hate it, have you picked one up? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


OPSkins, Always Improving: A Recap of Site Updates

OPSkins is constantly improving the selling and buying process for our customers. Below is a list of features added within the last few months:

Item Explorer

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. You can learn more about the OPSkins Item Explorer here.

Purchase Items on OPSkins with a Single Click

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). Learn more about the Buy Now feature here.

Improving The H1Z1 Sales Process: Set the item price after the 7 day hold is lifted

You can now set the item price after the 7 day hold is lifted. This helps you avoid over- or under-pricing your item due to the market fluctuation during the trade hold period. Read more about it here.

Weapon Builder

Looking for the perfect skin with the perfect stickers? If you were not sure how the skin would look with a sticker or several stickers on it, then the weapon builder can help you – just remember that if the Weapon Builder cannot show you a result of the skin with the stickers, then that means that the specific combination that you’re looking for is currently unavailable in our marketplace. You can learn more about it here.

New Games on OPSkins

OPSkins is proud to announce that we now support the sale of items from Rust and Killing Floor 2. We also recently added Unturned items as well. You can find out more about these games here.

Cashouts Just Got Even Easier

It’s now even easier to send the money earned from item sales to your PayPal account, Bitcoin wallet or Paylution Hyperwallet. Read all about it here.

More Cashout Options

We’ve enhanced our Cashout process even further. OPSkins has partnered with a leading international payments provider, Paylution by Hyperwallet, so you can receive your Cashout faster and have more choices when it comes to receiving the funds you earned from item sales.

New Buy API

Available for developers who want to buy items easily and on a large scale. It also blocks bots that try to snipe items by allowing a 10 minute window to pass before the item can be purchased.

The Item Database

This catalog enables you to view and research current skins, including wears and patterns. Be it a Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Battle Scarred or a Well Worn skin, the database provides our users with valuable information so you can have a better idea of what skins are out there in the marketplace. To find out more about the database, you can click here.

Instant Field Inspection™

This upgraded service allows buyers to view actual pictures of the CS:GO items you wish to sell, without buyers having to launch the game in order to inspect them. As a seller, this enhances the marketability of your item because it’s easier for a buyer to inspect a knife pattern, the wear of a skin, the placement of a sticker on the weapon you’re selling, etc – especially while the buyer is on a mobile device. As a buyer, this allows you to inspect high-tiered items without having to launch CS:GO first. Learn more about how you can add this feature to your listings by clicking here.

New Sale Page Features

We added a series of commonly requested new features to our Sale Page. These features help you sell higher volumes of items even faster and easier. We are also introduced several site features that made navigating through items much easier. You can read all about them and how they work here.

Easily Viewing Skins with stickers

This update on allows users to inspect stickers on the CS:GO skins through the their icons in the store. Gone are the days of confusion about what sticker the skin has, or the inconvenience of having to load CS:GO every time you wanted to inspect a skin and see if it had stickers. To find out more about this feature, you can click here.

New OPSkins Inventory Feature

Remember in the old days when you couldn’t get your hands on that deal you just found because your Steam account had a trade cool-down, so you had to wait and possibly miss out on the deal? Now you don’t have to go through all the hassle of waiting for the cool-down to pass with the OPSkins Inventory. This allows you to buy items and deliver them to your OPSkins 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. You can read more about it here.

New OPSkins Login Method

We’ve enabled you to increase the security on your OPSkins account by adding a new username and password that no longer depends on your Steam login. So, if your Steam account was ever compromised, your OPSkins account would remain safe. We also made it possible for users to log into OPSkins when Steam is down, where previously you could not sign in if Steam Community was unavailable. This means that during some Steam outages, you can continue trading. Click here to learn more.

Bulk Item Repricing Tool

You can now reprice a bulk quantity of items with one simple step. Gone are the days when you had to manage the price of each item individually if you wished to change more than one. You can read about it here.

One Hour Cashouts

This feature enables you to sell your CS:GO, Dota 2, TF2, H1Z1, PayDay 2 and Steam items on our website and have real-life money deposited into your PayPal account within one hour of the cashout request being issued. If you wish to learn how to get your earnings sent to your PayPal account quicker click here.

Good Deals Page

On the Good Deals page, you can find all the items on our marketplace that are worth more than $5, with a 10% discount when compared to the suggested price. Learn more about it by clicking here.

Buyer’s Club

OPSkins offers an exclusive opportunity for you to get the best prices on in-game items. For the first few minutes when a valuable item is listed for sale on our marketplace, members of the OPSkins Buyer’s Club have exclusive access to purchase it, so you get first dibs on recently listed items. To find out more click here!

Let us know if you have any suggestions for new features, we’re always looking to improve your experience trading on OPSkins Marketplace.


OPSkins Improves The H1Z1 Sales Process: Set the item price after the 7 day hold is lifted

You know the struggle: You want to sell an H1Z1 item, so you list it for sale at the current market price. But there’s that annoying seven day trade hold.  So a week later when the item goes on sale, it’s listed at a week old price that’s no longer relevant. The market has fluctuated by then, and now you’ve either listed an overpriced item and have to lower the price, or the item sold immediately because the price you selected last week was lower than the current market value.  You could have made more money if you had been able to set the price at the current market value.

We fixed it. Beginning today, you can deposit your H1Z1 item on OPSkins without setting a sales price by utilizing your OPSkins Inventory (you can read more about your OPSkins Inventory here).

OPSkins H1Z1 Trade Hold Pricing

When you list an H1Z1 item with us, you can select “Addon” and then choose the option “Deposit to my OPSkins Inventory.” Your item still goes into the game publisher-mandated seven day trade hold because we can’t prevent that. But now, the item gets deposited into your OPSkins Inventory without a stipulated sales price.  So when it’s tradeable seven days later, you can go back into your inventory page and put the item up for sale at the current market price. Keep in mind that the item will not appear in your inventory until the trade hold period is up.

We’ve included a short video clip here that walks through the simple process of depositing your H1Z1 item into OPSkins Inventory:

This is an optional feature. If you prefer the old way of setting a price when you deposit it and before the trade lock, you may still do that the same way you always have.

Get started – list your H1Z1 items for sale here.


The Glove Case: Average Prices and Trends Since Release

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 WebHand 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 PrincessDual 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.



The New CS:GO Glove Case on OPSkins


Called it.

Back in January of this year we wrote a post about a small graphics update for the textures of the arms and gloves for both Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, where we speculated that the gloves would become a new class of CS:GO skin. And sure enough, yesterday Valve delivered with the CS:GO Glove Case.

The Glove Case, now available on OPSkins Marketplace, contains 17 new community designed skins, and a whopping 24 new glove skins. They will all be available to trade on around December 5th when they become tradeable.



New Gloves in the CS:GO Glove Case

They are the Moto Gloves Eclipse, Moto Gloves Spearmint, Moto Gloves Boom!, Moto Gloves Cool Mint, Driver Gloves Weave, Driver Gloves Crimson Weave, Driver Gloves Convoy, Driver Gloves Diamondback, Hand Wraps Leather, Hand Wraps Spruce DDPAT, Hand Wraps Badlands, Hand Wraps Slaughter, Bloodhound Gloves Charred, Bloodhound Gloves Guerrilla, Bloodhound Gloves Bronzed, Bloodhound Gloves Snakebite, Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box, Sport Gloves Hedge Maze, Sport Gloves Arid, Sport Gloves Superconductor, Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono, Specialist Gloves Emerald Web, Specialist Gloves Forest DDPAT, Specialist Gloves Foundation and Specialist Gloves.



All of the glove skins have wear and they are listed as special items in the case, driving some to believe that the drop rate might be similar to that of knives. We will learn soon enough.

New Guns in the Glove Case

The 17 new weapon skins in this case are: the SSG 08 Dragonfire, M4A4 Buzz Kill, FAMAS Mecha Industries, P90 Shallow Grave, Sawed-Off Wasteland Princess, Dual Berettas Royal Consorts, G3SG1 Stinger, M4A1-S Flashback, Nova Gila, USP-S Cyrex, CZ75-Auto Polymer, Glock-18 Ironwork, MP7 Cirrus, Galil AR Black Sand, MP9 Sand Scale, MAG-7 Sonar and P2000 Turf.



All of them have been designed by artists from the Steam community and should be available in our store around December 5th – 6th.


H1Z1: Infernal Crate Item Prices on OPSkins


Last month, Daybreak released the Infernal Crate with a Halloween theme and we estimated that skins would begin selling around November 8th. Now, almost a week later we can begin to see a trend in prices over a six day period.


The case itself has a suggested price of $0.58 and the cheapest one we could find in our marketplace has an asking price of $0.42. The average price did fall on November 12th, but this is because the volume of units sold on the 11th doubled the number of units sold the day before. Now the average price of the crate rose to $0.63 which is higher than the initial average price of $0.59 that was reported on November 8th.

Long story short, if you held onto your Infernal Crates, now is the time to put them up for sale as the average selling price is at the highest it has ever been.


Interestingly enough, the most expensive item from this crate is the Infernal 12GA Pump Shotgun that out-prices the following item on the list – the Infernal Demon Mask – by almost $5.

The shotgun started with an average price of $79.81, then fell by $13.60 but has since quickly recovered to its current average price of $77.63. This is to be expected as items that are newly released into the marketplace start with a high asking price, then lower as the market begins to fill, then finally climb back and stabilize in the following days. This one however shows the importance of firearms in the game by claiming the top spot as the most expensive item in our marketplace for this crate. So if you managed to get a hold of one before the 14 day waiting period passed, and sold it on November 8th or purchased one on November 9th and sold it in the past two days, then you’ve certainly got your money’s worth.


The Infernal Demon Mask is the second most expensive item in the crate with a suggested price of $67.56 and it easily doubles the price of the next closest item on the list, barely missing the top spot. It’s had the same behavior as other skins with its average price dropping by $4 in the first three days of sales and then climbing back by $3 in the following three days. It has a more stable average price than the Infernal Shotgun when comparing the price variation both items have experienced in the first six days of sales and it is only $5 cheaper, which means that it could potentially overtake the Shotgun and become the most valuable item in this crate.


The Frankenswine Mask, a spin off of the Cigar Hog Mask is the third most expensive item on the list and a much more accessible option. With a suggested price of $28.79, it’s a bargain when compared to the Cigar Hog’s suggested price of $219.88 and there are more units to choose from as well.


It is also worth looking into the other items on this crate and the items belonging to the three main sets that can be acquired from it. The Day of the Dead and Arachnid sets all have items with average prices that started out low on the first two or three days and have consistently earned value like the Day of the Dead Suit, which has almost doubled its average price in the six days it has been on sale.

Let us know in the comments if you have bought or sold any of the items in the Infernal Crate and which of them you would like to get your hands on!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 13th, 2016.


H1Z1: King of the Kill – Highest Volume and Highest Sale Price Items on OPSkins


In the previous post about H1Z1: Just Survive, we established that the most frequently sold item was an in-game consumable and the most expensive item was a mask. It’s not exactly the same with H1Z1: King of the Kill.

While in the previous game players work together to survive and explore, H1Z1: King of the Kill focuses more on just that: killing. The most frequently sold items for this game are crates and bags that players can open in order to acquire new in-game cosmetic modifications. The most expensive item, while not a mask, is still a piece of headgear – a bandana. Also when compared to H1Z1: Just Survive, the price tag for the most expensive items is noticeably higher. For example, the Cigar Hog Mask in H1Z1: King of the Kill has a suggested price of $199.53 while the same item in H1Z1: Just Survive has a suggested price tag of $119.18. Here’s a breakdown of the top six most sold items on OPSkins for H1Z1: King of the Kill, and what percentage of the top six they occupy:

H1Z1: KotK Most Sold Items

The most sold item in our marketplace for H1Z1: King of the Kill is the Mystery Crate v2 (more like a bag than a crate, really) with a suggested price of $0.16 and a 20.92% share among the top six most sold skins for the game. This isn’t a big surprise considering that the top 10 players of every H1Z1: King of the Kill match are awarded one, so while not every player will get one, every player could potentially earn one. The trend on the suggested price is also climbing so it is a good idea to buy right now and sell later. It is followed by the Renegade Crate which contains 20 items for cosmetic modification and has a suggested price of $0.04 that is also rising, and the Tie-Dye Leggings with a suggested price of $0.16. All in all, if you buy a bulk of the most sold H1Z1: King of the Kill right now and sell them later you will definitely make a profit.

H1Z1: KotK Most Expensive Items

As for the most expensive item, this title goes to the Skull Face Bandana with a suggested price of $376.58 and only 5 units currently on sale. As with any other expensive item, it is not a fast seller but it is constant with at least one unit being sold every day on average, add to that the fact that it’s suggested price has been rising constantly and the more it sits, the more expensive it becomes which equals to a higher profit once it sales. The Cigar Hog Mask follows with a -constantly increasing- suggested price of $199.53 and we are waiting to see if the new Frankenswine mask will top it.

As for the other items on the list, they include two rifles, one shotgun, four more bandanas, a pair of glasses, body armor and a helmet. Interestingly enough three of the items on the list belong to the Toxic set which can be acquired from the H1Z1 Invitational Crate, all of them have a suggested price that is climbing and all of them can be purchased here at OPSkins.


These numbers were taken from last month’s sales, which means that they can be used as a reference of the recent behavior of the H1Z1: King of the Kill economy in our marketplace. Let us know in the comments what are your thoughts on the Mystery Crate v2, the Skull Face Bandana, the Cigar Hog Mask or any of the other items we listed!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 2nd, 2016.


H1Z1: Just Survive – Highest Volume and Highest Sale Price Items on OPSkins


Just last week Daybreak released their Infernal Crate to coincide with Halloween, and now we are going to take a look at the most sold and most expensive items for H1Z1: Just Survive in our marketplace. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 most sold items on OPSkins for Just Survive, and what percentage of the top 10 they occupy:

H1Z1: JS Most Sold Items

The most sold item by volume in our marketplace is the Airdrop Ticket, which accounts for half of the total item sales for the most sold items in H1Z1: Just Survive. It has a suggested price of $0.09 (although some units have a higher asking price) and it sold 800 units on the 1st of November alone. Interestingly enough, it is an in-game consumable that can grant you a weapon drop when used and considering that the price has remained stable for the past 10 days with some signs of growth it is a safe bet on where to put your money.  The rest of the items account for less than half of the volume for most sold items, but still move enough units to be noticeable in our analysis and even though their suggested price is quite low it is very stable in our market so they can generate profit when sold at the right time; it’s all about patience.

Now to compare prices (which is linked to the items rarity) we can look at the following chart:

H1Z1: JS Most Sold Items

First off is the non-kosher Cigar Hog Mask, which interestingly enough has a new version in the King of The Kill – the Frankenswine Mask. The Cigar Hog Mask has a suggested price of $120.38 and while it might sell slowly at almost one unit per day, it’s suggested price has been constantly increasing in the past month so if you have managed to hold on to one for some time and decide to sell it now, you will be making a profit. It is followed by the Graffiti Hunting Rifle, with a suggested (constantly increasing) price of $66.11 and the Evil Clown Face Bandana at $50.80. These three items have an increasing trend which means that the probability of having a higher suggested price increases with every day which in turn gives you the chance to make a profit in sales.



These numbers were taken from last month’s sales, which means that they can be used as a reference of the recent behavior of the H1Z1: Just Survive economy in our marketplace. Let us know in the comments what are your thoughts on the Airdrop Tickets, the Cigar Hog Mask or any of the other items we listed!

The suggested prices were taken from OPSkins on of November 2nd, 2016.


OPSkins Site Update: Browse our “Good Deals” Page for the Best Prices on the Market

The Good Deals section of OPSkins launched today! Here you can find all the items on our marketplace that are worth more than $5, with a 10% discount when compared to the suggested price.

You can access it at any time by going to the top left corner of the site and clicking on the tab that reads “Good Deals” (as long as you’re logged in).


Scroll down and you will be presented with all the hot deals on our site, plus a list of all the games inventories so you can better navigate and look for the deal you want. You can choose to filter the items by game.