At PlayersAuction you are allowed to sell a variety of CS:GO items, including accounts. The website has been operating since 1999, which points to its reliability. The recent update made the site more visually appealing, reduced fees and improved overall user experience.
The website claims to be operating from 1999, though the domain was registered at 2000, probably they have changed it.
The biggest chunk of the audience is from the US and the UK. Here are the top five countries according to the number of visitors:
- United States – 33.11% of total visitors
- United Kingdom – 6.76%
- Canada – 5.27%
- Germany – 4.71%
- Australia – 4.01%
It’s hard to judge since the website offers only 100 for purchase (which changed to 99 during the creation of this review). Here is data for comparison:
StatTrack AK-47 Vulcan: Steam – 400$, site – 430$, so that is 107.5% of the Steam price.
Steam Glove Case Key: Steam $2.79, site $2, which is 71.7% of the Steam price.
The trend is that cheap skins, keys, and crates are more affordable than on Steam. The situation with rare valuables is the opposite. Plus, the website charges fees for transactions.
Related topic: The Best Steam Skins
The site charges a fee for your transactions. The rules are quite tangled, with fees depending on the type of item you put for sale and the payment method. For CS:GO and PUBG skins, it’s 4.99% for PayPal and Skrill, plus disbursement fee of 2% and 2% + $0.50 respectively. So, in total we have 6.99% for PayPal and 6.99% + $0.50 for Skrill. As for the Alipay, the disbursement fee is 0%, though the processing fee is 7.99%.
Though the website claims 24/7 tech support, you are just redirected to an extensive FAQ section. The section is divided into two major sections – for buyers, and for sellers. However, there seems to be no live chat option, and “Contact us” feature also leads to the FAQ. If there is a contact email, it’s hard to find. You can also send a request via “Send a Request” form in your messages tab on the website. It seems like writing on Facebook will be the fastest way to communicate your questions.
Why Do We Trust PlaterAuctions?
The website doesn’t have a review section, though most of the opinions voiced by users on independent platforms, such as Quora and Reddit, are positive. Facebook didn’t feature any negative comments, though one user asked about updates on their case under a Twitter post.
Bonuses and Promotions
Giveaways: After you register, you receive a digest of available giveaways.
Coupons: You can check available coupons for you at “My Coupon Codes” in your profile. The system looks much like AliExpress with individual sellers and stores offering their coupons for you.
How to trade
The registration takes a lot of time and requires a rather detailed personal information. If you want to buy skins, then just choose the CSGO section and look at the offered items. If you’d like to become a seller, you need to register as a seller, verify your info, and the start setting up your item library.
NOTE: It’s worth noting that the transaction duration is based on the status of a seller. It takes 2-3 days for Standard seller accounts, 1-2 day for Verified Sellers, and less than a day for both Power Seller and Power Leveler. Moreover, the disbursement is sent to the sellers once per day on business days, from 7 to 10 pm.
- Register on the site and confirm your personal information.
- Register as a seller. Fill out all required forms and confirm this information.
- Choose a skin for sale or purchase. Set a price on it and wait for the seller or buyer.
- Confirm the deal on Steam and the mobile Steam Guards.
Pros and Cons of Using PlayerAuctions Service
|Сlear visual indication of the novelty of an item||Long registration|
|You can sell not only skins but also accounts, etc.||No live chat support|
|Wide variety of games||Only around 100 skins offered for purchase|
|The site was temporarily unavailable due to 504 Error|
The service has some issues with design and the functionality of the service. You can’t get your money instantly, which is inconvenient, and sometimes will take up to 3 business (!) days, which means up to 5 days with weekends. Though the service has a wide variety of games included, and you can also sell accounts, CD keys, and power leveling for CS:GO there. The site also has a nice indication of the state of a particular item.
UPD: Since the work on this review started, the site has been improved a lot – the owners are working on it, which is a big plus.
Money withdraw speed