BitSkins is a platform for skin trading created by a group of "veterans from the gaming and payments industries." Its office is registered in San Francisco, CA. Their CEO’s name is Atif Nazir. (the information is taken from their website).
The domain was registered in July 2015, but the more noticeable activity began in October 2015.
Traditionally, the biggest audience comes from the USA. Germany and Russia with their 2nd and 3rd places are far behind.
Top 5 countries:
- United States 21%
- Germany 7%
- Russia 6%
- Poland 4%
- Brazil 4%
The prices are set by a seller. The platform provides information on item’s market value to make it easier for a user to set the price.
- PayPal – withdrawals are performed on a rolling basis every 5 minutes
- Bitcoin – withdrawals are performed on a rolling basis every 5 minutes
- Bank Wires – withdrawals are performed on a rolling basis up to 7 days
BitSkins charges a maximum sale fee of 5% per sale. However, this fee decreases as a sale volume changes:
- 5.00% – $1,000.00 or lower
- 4.95% – $2,500.00 or lower
- 4.90% – $10,000.00 or lower
- 4.85% – $50,000.00 or lower
- 4.80% – $50,001.00 +
The website has a FAQ section and an option to send a question about your issue. We received an answer on our question 9 hours later, and the answer, actually, wasn’t helpful. The support service leaves something to be desired.
Should you trust BitSkins?
The company states that they are legally registered in the state of California and provides its address. They also offer founder's contact info in case you have concerns about their legitimacy.
Bonuses and Promotions
The platform has a bonus for users who found bugs on the website. As the website states "Bug bounty eligibility is decided by us alone.". Accordingly, the service decides by itself how a user should be awarded.
How to trade
The trading process is simple. Just pick one of two types of trade (regular and bulk) and put the price on your items. The website also suggests a list of items which are predicted to sell under 30 seconds in their "Sell Instantly" tab. There is one more option for making a sale right on Steam – you can find instructions to this method in "Sell Items (Quick List)" tab.
- Go to the "Sales" tab on the top of the screen
- Chose the type of sale you wish to create (single or multiple)
- Pick a price and push "Add to List" button
- Wait until the bot will list your item
Pros and cons of using BitSkins service
|Looks safe||No instant payments|
|Has a chat with latest listings||No 24/7 live online chat support|
|A low fee||No bonuses or promotions|
BitSkins is a rather simple website with a complex UI. There's nothing special about it like exciting promotions, giveaways or membership bonus. But it looks like a reliable and honest platform.
|Money withdraw speed|