What is SkinBaron?

January 12, 2022 in Gaming

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If you’re into trading skins in CS:GO, TF2, Rust or DotA 2 you have probably heard of SkinBaron before. If not, we will explain what SkinBaron is and a bit about how it works in this article. First, we’ll start off with an introduction to skin trading. 

What is skin trading?

Skins in CS:GO for example, are basically finishes for your in-game weapons. This feature was introduced to the game with an update to the game in August 2013. Skins are completely cosmetic and add no real functions to the gameplay. It’s pretty much just for show. How do you acquire skins? Either you buy them, get one in an in-game drop, unbox them from one of the loot boxes or you trade another player for it. So what about trading? Even though Valve claims that skins hold no real money value, that’s not how it all ended up. Skins come in different tiers of rarity and wear. When skins became such a big part of the game some people simply wanted the best and rarest skins they could get a hold of, which led to rare skins gaining higher value than less rare skins, and here we are. A whole market was born. 

This is SkinBaron

SkinBaron is a German founded marketplace for games like CS:GO, Rust, TF2, DotA and more. Some Steam games have a function which allows players to trade skins between each other and CS:GO is no exception. Due to various attempts at scamming between the players, websites like SkinBaron stepped in as a trustworthy third-party to make trading safe. There are more marketplaces like SkinBaron but one thing makes them stand out from most of their competitors: they offer real money withdrawal for your skins. In other words, if you get tired of your skins, SkinBaron will buy them from you for real money. This can come in handy if you had the luck of unboxing a really expensive skin from a loot box and you think it’s too much money to be laying around in your game inventory. Note that you have to be at least 18 years old to use their services. 

Is SkinBaron safe and legit?

SkinBaron was founded in January 2017 and is still going strong; that can not be said for many competitors that have fallen during this period. They offer many different types of secure payment methods such as Paysafe, Klarna, Visa and Mastercard. Since December 2019 they are also an official partner of the esports team BIG, and as of January 2022, they still are. With ambassadors like Anomaly, a highly reputed CS:GO Youtuber and esport teams partnership, it would be very unlikely for SkinBaron to not be legit. 

How to buy and sell on SkinBaron?

SkinBaron has made buying and selling quick and easy. Here are the steps for buying:

  • Log in to SkinBaron via your steam account
  • Be sure that your privacy settings on Steam and your inventory are set to public
  • Select one or more skins and add them to your cart
  • Press “checkout” and select your payment method. Afterwards you can finalize your purchase by clicking “Buy now”.
  • Accept the trade offer and complete your purchase

And here is how to sell your skins on SkinBaron:

  • Log in to SkinBaron via your steam account
  • Be sure that your privacy settings on Steam and your inventory are set to public
  • Press “Sell” on the top right corner in the navigation bar
  • Select the skins you want to sell through your inventory. You can choose which skins and from which game you want to sell skins.
  • Set your price or use our price suggestion
  • Press “create offer”
  • Shortly afterwards you will receive a trade offer of one of our SkinBaron Bots on Steam
  • Accept the trade offer and complete your SkinBaron offers.
  • As soon as someone buys your skin on the market the sales value will be credited to your SkinBaron account
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