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How to Take Advantage of Face2Face Trading on DMarket

Face2Face trading cuts trade lock periods by half. This guide will help you put this new trading mode to good use.

What Is Face2Face Trading?

In the Face2Face mode, you can transfer items directly between Steam accounts, without the need to withdraw your items to DMarket. In other words, Face2Face brings quite a few advantages.

  • Fewer trade locks

By skipping the need to withdraw an item to DMarket, you avoid one trade hold period during each trade and so reduce the total cooldown by half.

  • Trade & Play

After listing an item for sale it remains in your Steam inventory, so you can use this item in the game until it’s sold.

  • Less wait, more profits and fun

With only one trade hold period instead of two for each item, you simply wait less while trading and playing more.

What You Should Know Before Trading Face2Face

To make Face2Face trading on DMarket fast and smooth for you and other users, time limits apply to trades and each particular phase. Trading violations lead to penalties.

The Violations

  • Missing deadlines for accepting and creating trades
  • Declining purchase offers for items listed on the Face2Face market
  • Making counter-offers to initial purchase and sell offers

The Penalties

  • For a buyer: a penalty of 2% of the failed trade amount

  • For a seller: a three-day restriction from Face2Face selling (only the regular DMarket mode remains available for selling) with the cancellation of all active Face2Face sell offers

The Purchase Rate

Each successful or failed purchase affects the buyer’s purchase rate. It determines the time for unfreezing a purchase amount on the buyer’s account balance after an unfinished trade: essentially the higher the rate, the shorter the wait.

The Delivery Rate

Each successful or failed sale affects the seller’s delivery rate and time. They are displayed to other users and so could also affect the seller’s chances of getting a purchase offer.

How to Buy Face2Face

1. Make sure that the Face2Face mode is switched on in your account settings.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket turned on

2. Generate and apply your Steam API Key on the same page.

Steam API Key Face2Face mode

3. Add items with the Steam icon to your purchase and click “Buy”. The purchase amount will be reserved in your account.

Face2Face mode buy items Face2Face Mode on DMarket - buy items

Note: Items with the Steam icon are stored on Steam rather than DMarket, which makes them available for Face2Face trading.

4. Wait for the “Purchase initiated” notification and click “Proceed to transactions”.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - Proceed to transactions

Note: If your purchase also includes DMarket-stored items, they will be purchased automatically and marked with the “Success” sign.

5. Choose a delivery option for each item (a 15-min time limit applies):

  • Option 1: Click “Create trade in app” to proceed to the DMarket mobile app and generate the trade there

  • Option 2: Click “Ask for trade” to send a request to the seller to create the trade

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - delivery option for each item

If you have chosen to create the trade yourself, wait for the seller to accept the trade within 12 hours.

If you have chosen to ask for the trade, wait for the seller to create the trade within 12 hours.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - ask for the trade

6. You will be notified via the DMarket app once the trade has been created.

7. You will also see a red dot indicator on the “Face2Face transactions” sign in your DMarket inventory.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - create a trade

8. Once the trade has been created by the seller, you then have 12 hours to accept it. Go to your Face2Face transactions feed and click “Accept trade” to get redirected to Steam and complete the trade there.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - accept the trade

9. Once done, the purchased item will be transferred to your Steam inventory and the purchase amount will be debited from your DMarket account.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - successful trade

Video Guide

How to Sell Face2Face

1. Make sure that the Face2Face mode is switched on in your account settings.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket turned on

2. Generate and apply your Steam API Key on the same page.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket Steam API Key

3. Select items with the Steam sign in your inventory. Such items are stored on Steam rather than DMarket, which makes them available for Face2Face trading.

4. Click the “Sell/Ask” button.

Face2Face Mode on DMarket - items for selling

5. Choose the “Sell Face2Face from Steam” option.

6. Click the “Sell” button to list the selected items for sale on the Face2Face market and wait for purchase offers.

sell Face2Face Mode on DMarket

7. A buyer can either create the trade himself or send you a request to create it. You will be notified via both the DMarket app and the web version of the platform.

8. Items with active Face2Face purchase offers will be displayed in your inventory with the “Reserved” overlay.

If the buyer has created the trade, you have 12 hours to accept it. If the buyer has requested for you to create the trade, you have 12 hours to do this.

9. Click the push notification and then the “Create trade in app” button.

create trade in app on DMarket create trade in app on DMarket

10. Go to the app, make sure that notifications are turned on, and open “Face2Face transactions”.

creating a trade in app on DMarket

11. Click “Create trade”.

creating a trade in DMarket app

12. Confirm the trade on Steam Guard.

confirm the trade in DMarket app

13. Wait for the buyer to accept the trade within 12 hours and receive the trade amount to your DMarket account.

accept the trade in DMarket app

If the buyer fails to accept the trade on time, your item will be listed back on the market and 2% of the trade amount will be added to your account balance.

trade in DMarket app

14. That’s all. You are now ready to trade more while waiting less with the Face2Face mode on DMarket. Why not start right now?

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