Steam Account Sells for $1,000 on eBay

By Yaris Gutierrez

January 17, 2010

You can find just about anything you’re looking for on eBay. It is the site that auctions and sells a warehouse full of anything you’re basically looking for on a good day. One time, just to be a douche, I searched for a butler. Guess what I found? A homeless Latino dude with shackles and maybe four teeth in his mouth being auctioned for a whopping $50.00. The funniest part, as sick as this is, was that the seller lived in Los Angeles and was willing to – here it is – pay for shipping. But this post isn’t about me or the homeless Latino butler. No, no no. It about a seller by the name of dave311freak and his escapade in selling one of his most prized possessions: His Steam account.

Hoping that he didn’t get shafted by some Nigerian scammers, dave311freak estimated his collection’s value at $2,700 and stated that he wanted at least $500 for the collection – a desperate price that makes me question dave311freak’s potential addiction to smack, question his economic situation, or a bitter girlfriend going out her way to ruin a gamer’s collection while, at the same time, making a profit from it.

The collection includes titles like Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, Borderlands, and Grand Theft Auto IV. The best part about it, however, is that although the seller wanted at least 500 smackaroos for Steam account, he ended up getting double that.

This account has absolutely no bans on any of the games, is in good standing with VAC, and any one of the games can be downloaded at any time on any computer with Steam on it,” the seller wrote. “I will change all of the information in that account to the winner’s email address and issue a password to the winner that he or she can change once they log in. I will also provide user account information for games that require additional credentials (Dragon Age for the DLC, Company of Heroes Account info, etc…).

Now, why in the hell would anyone sell their Steam account with such an abundant list of games? His answer: “As you can probably tell, I spend way too much time buying and playing video games and I am going to try to spend more time with my family and doing other hobbies.” Being a gamer myself, I can tell you that giving up this form of entertainment is as hard as an alcoholic gangsta being deprived from a sip of good ol’ Thug Passion. He’s bound to wake up in cold sweats whimpering at how it was a mistake for him to sell his Steam account. I’m sure the outcome of this overall experience will conclude in dave311freak succumbing to depression whilst beating dave311freak Jr. unmercifully, and taking a pizza cutter to his wrist. The mistake, my friends, will be realized soon enough. If not, I applaud him.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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