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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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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 OPSkins.com 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.

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Site Update (beta): Item Explorer

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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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ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 Stickers and Graffiti: Available on OPSkins January 20

With only weeks away from the first CS:GO Major of 2017, Valve has released the Team Stickers for the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major that will run January 22 to January 29 at the Fox Theatre.

As is the custom by now, 50% of the proceeds from Team Stickers and Autographed Stickers purchased in-game will go to the players and organizations. The same deal will apply to the Team Graffiti.

The Group Stage for the tournament will be played using the Swiss-system, in which teams are divided into small groups that will face each other at random. There will be five rounds of games and the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs.

Image from: Eleague.com
Image from: Eleague.com

The stickers and graffiti will be available on OPSkins once they become tradeable on January 20.

As we’ve discussed in the past, the CS:GO Tournament Stickers are great collectibles and memorabilia, but are also a good investment that might pay off on the long run. The best example of that are the Katowice 2014 ( originally sold in-game for $5), that currently sell for over $25 with some of them going for over three figures.

You can use the stickers as decoration and memorabilia, and during the tournament you can also use them as “game pieces” to participate in the “Pick’Em Challenge.” There will be three types of trophies awarded to those participating in the Pick’Em Challenge that can be displayed next to your avatar in-game.

Team Graffiti. Image from: Counter-strike.net
Team Graffiti. Image from: Counter-strike.net

Most of the teams participating in this year’s major already had stickers in-game from previous Majors, however there are two teams that will see their first stickers added to the game: Team GODSENT composed by former players for Fnatic, and Team North.

For those unfamiliar with North, it is a Danish eSports organization affiliated with F.C Copenhagen and Nordisk Film, comprised by ex-Dignitas players.

 

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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OPSkins Site Update: Find the perfect skin with the new Weapon Builder

As part of our constant improvement to our marketplace, we’ve added a nifty new feature to the site called the Weapon Builder.

Lets say you have a specific CS:GO skin that you want to buy, and you want to know if there are any on sale on OPSkins with stickers. You simply go to the Weapon Builder page and select the weapon category:

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You will be able to choose from pistols, rifles, SMGs, shotguns and machine guns (heavy). For this example, we chose the rifles.

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And more specifically, we chose the AK-47 from the list of available rifles for CS:GO.

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The page will now show a drop-down list of the skin names for this rifle. We chose the Case Hardened skin for the AK-47 and by doing this, the page will show the Wear Category that you can select for the skin (we selected Field-Tested):

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You can now see the cheapest skin for this category, and by clicking on the Next button it will send you to the Stickers menu where you can select the type and number of stickers on the skin that you want. Once you have selected a sticker for the skin, the page will display the number of available units (in this case seven) currently on the marketplace that have this combination of the skin with the stickers on it.

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Here’s where it gets interesting because underneath the sticker selection, there is a blue button labeled Request Screenshot. Once you press it, the page will provide a screenshot of the weapon with the skin and the sticker on the position you selected (1, 2, 3, 4).

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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.

Happy weapon building!

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Dota 2: The New Journey Update

Image from: Dota2.com
Image from: Dota2.com

It’s finally out. “The New Journey” is a major, long-awaited Dota 2 patch that turns the game version into 7.00.

With it comes a long list of changes to the map, items, heroes and overall game play. Some say it feels like a completely different game now, and Reddit started calling the update “Dota 3” before the patch was even out.

Update 7.00 is titled “The New Journey” and marks the debut of a brand new hero, Monkey King. Monkey King was announced during The International 6. All previous heroes in Dota 2 were ported from the previous version of the game, making Monkey King the first original hero to be created specifically for Dota 2. Monkey King was released along with a custom Arcana Item, new themed terrain and announcer packs. All those items will be available on OPSkins as soon as the items become tradeable.

With “The New Journey” comes a series of additional changes such as the New HUD, a new Pregame phase, remodels for three heroes (that badly needed it such as Viper, Slardar and Enigma) and the introduction of “talent trees” into the game.

Image from: Dota2.com
Image from: Dota2.com

Talents will replace the “stats” option when leveling up heroes and will grant them additional stats and perks such as lower respawn time, additional GPM, additional Health, damage and many different options designed for each hero. You can read all the new abilities and changes on the official game play patch logs.

If you love Dota 2 as much as we do, we invite you to read “The New Journey” update on the official Dota 2 blog. And if you love skins as much as we do, make sure to drop by OPSkins to get your Monkey King Arcana in the following weeks.

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The New CS:GO Glove Case on OPSkins

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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 OPSkins.com around December 5th when they become tradeable.

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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.

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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.

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

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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).

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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.

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