A skin is a custom texture for display in video games, mostly cosmetic changes. In CS: GO you can use skins to change the appearance of your weapons and your own look.
The skins do not necessarily help you to become a better player but are only there to add more variety to the game and to stand out from other players. There are also stickers that can be placed on the weapon. If there is a particularly rare sticker on a weapon with a particularly rare skin, the prices for a weapon can rise to over 10,000 euros.
With CS: GO it is possible to receive certain items, either through microtransactions, which means that you play with real money, through drops, which are randomly distributed to players at the end of a game round or through gifts from fellow players or friends. Sometimes you can also get a new skin by reaching experience levels, ranks, or as a mission reward. In return, you can also exchange 10 skins for one of the rarer ones with a trade-up contract.
Buying and Selling CS: GO Skins
Where can I sell CS: GO skins for real money and make real money with them? And what dangers do I have to watch out for when trading CS: GO skins?
If you just want to get rid of a skin quickly or want to buy a new skin for your inventory, you have a comparatively easy and quick option with skin marketplaces. Examples of skin marketplaces include Skin Cashier through their csgo ranks system. Other examples are the Steam Marketplace and the SkinBaron. Whichever marketplace you choose to sell or trade your skins, you should know that there are advantages and disadvantages to it so make sure to read their terms and conditions. Ask those who have tested these marketplaces already.
Trade Skins: Direct Trades
The riskiest way to trade skins. Caution should be exercised with the third and final method of selling or buying CS: GO skins. Direct trading with (professional) traders. There are now a few of them and they often advertise their offer on Facebook, Twitter, or Steam groups.
The process is simple: the professional dealer is written to, for example, via Steam, a skin is offered and the dealer offers a price, which he then transmits via PayPal, bank transfer, or even crypto, for example.
Such professional dealers usually advertise with particularly fast processing and fair prices. Especially for buyers who want to purchase a CS: GO skin from the professional trader’s inventory.
The big disadvantage here is security. There are traders who have been established for years and are well known within the scene. But since there is seldom personal data such as name and address or even an entry as a company, caution is definitely required here.
In summary, when you decide to buy and sell skins for business, use tested marketplaces. While direct trades can be fast, the security of transactions are a bit blurry.