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Steam adds 'Trade Offers' feature for making, well, trade offers


Steam's Trade Offers program is now available for all users, allowing friends to suggest trade deals for inventory items, which can be accepted, countered or declined. Think of it as a new strategy game about negotiating the best deal, complete with asynchronous multiplayer.

Unlike standard trading on Steam, Trade Offers can be conducted without both friends online at the same time, and it's accessible via web browsers. Currently, the feature can only be used between Steam friends, but it may expand outside of these confines in the future. Users with their Inventories set to "private" will not be eligible to receive trade offers, Steam clarifies. In the Steam client, Trade Offers is listed in the Inventory tab.

Remember: One man's Level 5 Frying Pan is another man's treasure.

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