Complimentary Trade/MM Services

Discussion in 'Middleman' started by Wrath, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human


    I'm open to middleman trades for a variety of eCommerce payments and transits.

    If you don't know what a middleman is or does:
    [​IMG] Get out of here, Stalker.
    [​IMG] You should read this: Beginner's Crash Course by Magical Hog
    [​IMG] If you came from a Middleman List (SteamRep, Reddit, etc) or my Steam Profile, please read the five requirements listed below before you click 'Add to Friends'. The requirements are in bold and numbered.

    The rest of the information here is really there for those that need it; if you have used an MM before, I'm really not that different from others. (I think.)

    Chances are, 99.9% of your questions about what a Middleman does, how a Middleman operates and so forth, can be answered in Chris' guide linked on B above. If you need help understanding parts of it, then leave a reply on the thread page as there are traders on Reddit who have more experience than I do.

    Questions over anything found in the link above, need to be made AT the link. I cannot answer anything about it as it isn't mine. If you ask, I will remove you.
    Questions over anything in THIS thread, need to be made in a reply TO this thread. If you ask, I will remove you.
    Questions for example: "r u a MM?" "you're a legit middleman?" "you MM/middleman" "are you real middleman", or anything that tells me that:
    A: Failed to verify my ID at any time throughout the duration of our conversation means you
    B: You failed to read anything here.​
    Asking anything about what is typed above this will result in an immediate removal.

    When you send a friend invite, I ask that you have the following requirements:
    1. Negotiated the terms of the trade agreement prior to inviting me.
    2. Have Method of Payment and/or Goods ready and pending my arrival.
    3. Have verified that you and your trader do not have 'Banned by skial/DGN/Reddit/etc.' tags.
    4. Prepared to answer any questions that I might ask about the trade.
    5. Have your undivided attention throughout the duration of the trade.
    Failure to read and follow these instructions may result in rejection of middleman assistance, removal from friends list, and permanent loss of intermediary services.
    (This means that I won't MM for you, ever. Go waste someone else's time.)​

    Common Q&As
    Listed below are questions that I'm asked hourly. These should only be used when adding me from either SteamRep, skial, DARKLY or Reddit, and with the intention to trade or request middlederp assistance. With that being said, any doubts/concerns/comments should be made on this thread and/or PM on skial/DARKLY/Reddit.
    1. Will you middleman for me?
    2. How much do you charge?
    3. Why did you remove me?
    4. Can you help me/us with [​IMG] ? (Not Trade Related)
    1) Scroll back up and examine the five steps in bold. If you meet the requirements then it falls back down to me and what I can find out about you. Things that may negatively affect your chances of me accepting your invite are: trading history, search history, profile avatar, profile information, friends, groups, games, hours, ban history. Unfortunately, I'm unwilling to share data and analysis of what I use and what I find because impersonators need all the intelligence they can steal in order to pose as me. Also, I've started to compete in CS:GO and dedicate more time kicking butt in-game, so don't be surprised if I ignore your invite while I'm playing, my undivided attention is with my team. (Make sure I'm online too, if you add me while I'm offline without talking to me prior in-game or on skial, it will be automatically ignored.)

    2) Scroll back up and click the link on my profile. If you dare to ask this in our chat, I will remove you. Why? Scroll back up and click the link. Your answers are there. If you find yourself removed without warning from me, chances are you did something listed on the link above.

    3) Merriam-Webster defines this as: given for free
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complimentary
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/complimentary
    This does not apply to tips, which while I don't ask for, are always appreciated!

    4) I've noticed a lot of people starting to add me with the intention of soliciting assistance with things that may/may not involve cash or Steam Trading. First of all, a middleman is = a person who acts as an intermediary. An intermediary is = an intermediate agent; a go-between. While that meaning can be vague, I'm tagged as an intermediary for trading communities, by affiliates to an anti-fraud, loss prevention hub. In short, I'm just a simple snake that can hold things for you so no one has to take a risk of losing items/goods.

    I've been asked lately for things that require either an Administrator, Server Operator, or Arbiter. I'm not an admin or operator for any community, that includes DARKLY, skial and SteamRep. Now that you know that, I might, and that's a big 'if', might, assist as an arbiter with your dispute, depending on what you tell me, how you tell me and what I can find out on my own.
    What I can help you with:​
    I will assist in any item or good that is available through the Steam Trading system.
    I handle trades that involve Team Fortress 2, Defenders Of The Ancients 2, Portal 2, Super Monday Night Combat, Spiral Knights, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Steam Inventory.
    I handle trades that involve any type of Steam Gift or Copy from Steam Inventory.
    I handle trades that involve CD-Keys.
    I handle trades that involve Activation Codes/Keys.
    I handle trades that involve goods or items outside of Steam, such as Gift Vouchers for an outside game, or Gift Cards.​

    Dracowolf Safe/Depository:

    Background:​
    In a nutshell, I'll offer to sit on something for you while a debt or loan is paid off/paid in full. This can take anywhere from a few hours, to a few days, to even longer, until every last penance is satisfied.​

    I've recently started to assist traders that live in remote, centralized areas that do not support the common methods of payment, such as PayPal, Nationwide Financial institutions or banks, etc. To go the distance, some traders have had shown some strange, unorthodox banks or financial centers that do NOT allow Instant/Online Transfers, instead, having a time lock on funds, or requiring that one (or both) traders do the transfer in-person at a branch offline.

    If this happens to be your case, I will be more than willing to hold items for you, (the seller) while your buyer processes the payment and you retrieve it. The item while in my possession will not be traded/sold/given away, until the seller has received the promised fulfillment, and will continue to remain until a confirmation has been given. Items have no time limit set on how long they can remain in my inventory.
    *Rejections, failure to fulfill promissory note, issues with no funds being received, will be handled and dealt with on a case-by-case basis, the items will NOT move from my possession until the dispute is resolved without exceptions from the seller.​

    Click the Spoiler to see How To Use this:
    How to use this service:
    Safe (Used when both traders are present and a problem with the payment arises):
    • Seller/Trader with intangible goods sends me a trade invite.
    • I record every item given and announce it in the chat-room (If applicable)
    • The Seller/Trader contacts the Buyer/Trader and requests payment.
    • Buyer/Trader sends the funds or goods (If applicable) to the Seller when available.
    • Seller confirms the payment was received and if the debt is satisfied.
    • If satisfied and paid in full, I send the buyer their merchandise.
    Depository (Used when a seller has potential buyers but due to time constraints, cannot arrange a time for both traders and middleman to be present):
    • Seller/Trader deposits goods via trade invite/offer to me.
    • Seller/Trader announces to Buyer(s) the item(s) being offered.
    • Buyer sends Seller payment.
    • Seller confirms payment was received and correct, along with URL of buyer.
    • Buyer sends a friend invite. I confirm identity.
    • Buyer receives their merchandise.
    Notes:
    • Do not add me while I am offline. If you must, please leave a message here regarding such.
    • If you come at me in the spirit of hostility, I will flag you for review by community moderators and put you on a permanent comm block.
    • I will never add you for this service, it is the trader's responsibility to send the invites. If you encounter a problem with sending me a friend invite, ask your trader to do so. This is to prevent impersonators from infiltrating your friends list or a fake intercepting your invite.
      • I only require one trader to have me added in order to enter a Steam chat room. I may refuse to accept the second trader's invite due to a security exploit with Steam Community. If you are afraid of my ID being fake by this, feel free to re-check my profile by right clicking on my head in the Group Chat. You can also click on my head inside the trade window during the transit.
    • I will never provide the link to my own SteamRep profile in any Steam chat window. (This means the IM, the Trade Window, OP listing, etc.) It is your responsibility to verify my identity.
    • However it is perfectly natural for me to post any trader's SR profile links.
    • I will never add you for trading items out of the blue.
      • The only time you should be getting a friend invite from me is per prearranged terms on a trading site, such as Reddit, skial, DARKLY, et centra. Otherwise, if you get a friend invite from me and are not doing any trading/business, then the reason I added you should reflect that when you and I have a chat.
    • ALWAYS VERIFY WHO YOU ARE TRADING WITH!
    • All trade chat logs will be recorded via Screen Caps. Any private information will also be recorded, this can include activation keys, ID numbers, etc. for records and in the event something comes up.
      • However, following any common-sense privacy policy, my collection of data will never be shared/uploaded without requirement from a trade administrator and anything not related to the transaction will be censored.
    • I will only ask that the seller sends me a trade invite and I will send the buyer the invite. If something happens to change that, we will all be in agreement before any invite is sent.
      • It is perfectly natural for me to reject a trade invite, because I am the one who knocks, not you.
    • While I do bite and crunch, don't be afraid to ask questions, there is never a stupid question, the only stupid question is the one that is not asked.
      • However, please do not ask me questions that you can find out for yourself. If I tell you about a risk with a trader in terms of PayPal, don't fight me with the ifs and butts, if it was safe to do so, I wouldn't have brought it up would I?
        • While I don't mind removing confusion, coming at me with your cock out and arguing with me is going to get you punted from my friends list. There are other traders that need my attention.
        • If you want to debate it, feel free to make a post in this thread, I'll reply back when I can.
    • Once we conclude our business, I will remove you from my list unless you have other trades ready to go.
      • This is for the sake of keeping my already insanely large friends list with integrity.
        • If you re-add me and find that I ignore/do not accept your invite, chances are I was busy. Please find another MM.
    • Feel free to add, but adhere to general etiquette of: If for MiddleDracolf services, please send a query in under 30 standard minutes. For anything else, please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
      • I live in the Central US Timezone and may/may not be available on random days due to a catalyst schedule and life.
    • Gratuity, while not requested, is defiantly appreciated! [​IMG]
    Reputation:
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    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  2. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    Notes from Custom Info Box on Steam (aka quick and painless things)
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    Notes and things I apparently need to make clear (Subject to change at any time without notice!)
    YOU FUCK WITH ANY OF THESE AND I WILL REMOVE YOU WITHOUT WARNING:
    1. MESSAGE ME THE MOMENT I ACCEPT YOUR INVITE. You have anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes before I remove you from my friend's list. How much time I wait for you depends on what I'm doing. So please, the moment I appear on your friends list, SEND A MESSAGE, A.S.A.P. I might have only 10 minutes before I head out the door for work!
    2. BE READY. DO NOT pull your buyer or seller into a group chat if they're not 100% on board with what you're doing. I will NOT and will NEVER pressure or insist someone do a trade, especially if they didn't want me to be there in the first place. (If I see you pressure someone into doing a trade with me, I will block you and apologize to your trader.)
    • I will not middleman 1:1s. Where the items are all on Steam, such as a knife for rifles and keys, keys for an AK, i.e. If someone asks, and all the items are able to be traded via Steam, and no cash or anything outside of Steam is involved, do the trade directly.
    • I will not middleman if you're using me to 'check items'. I and all the other Middlemen, are not Valve Employees, are not Steam Employees and do not have any special powers/access/ability to check items and such for bugs, glitches, 'real', whatever the fuck you think we can. All we can do is hold items, advise on trades and promote fraud prevention to put it in basic.
    • I will not middleman if you don't own the game you're attempting to trade for. Exceptions will be looked at case by case but unless you're a disgruntled trader trying to cash into CS:GO from the DOTA 2 Market collapse, I'm not going to help you.
    • I will not middleman for Smurfs/Alt Accounts/Third Parties. You MUST add me on your MAIN account and declare any Alts/Third Parties that will be involved.
    • I will not middleman for you if you're friends with known scammers, tagged or not. Check your friends list, if I ignore your invite, you're probably friends with a lot of scammers, a lot of people have pending reports, or you're friends with even ONE banned scammer. I'll give you a hint, I see you friends with someone that has impersonated me/other MMs and my interest in you terminates.
    • I will not middleman for you if you're friends with known traders/potential scammers.
      • Examples and Current List of Traders/Users I do NOT middleman for are *Blacklist*:
        • Kasper(Anyone with the name and avatar)
        • Flaw(twitch.tv/officialflaw, therealflaw)
        • Cray
        • m0e(mOE)
        • PhantomL0rd
        • cAre(Multiple names)
        • Nolan[Trading]
        • Nordan Shat([Trading, Anyone with the name and avatar)
        • [M]AGNA[T] (Usually using some website link)
        • James bond Official trading acc (Multiple Names)
          • The list above may be updated at any time without warning.
      • I don't care if they're the 'real trader' or 'real streamer'. I'm not middlemanning for them, and that's final. If I see you're friends with any of them, real or not, tagged or not, I won't accept your invite.
        • That goes double if they are the real deal, such as PhantomL0rd or mOE. I won't middleman for them and I don't care what they want.
    • I will not middleman for you if you go AFK or cause anything to slow down the time you're using of me. I don't charge and this is a free service. If you waste or abuse my time, I will remove you and ignore any future requests. The amount of time I've given to this community is about half-a-year's salary and I continue to volunteer free time that people seem to enjoy abusing. In short: You waste my time and come unprepared, I won't be very nice to you and won't help you.
    Again, fuck with me and not read anything typed here or on my skial link and I will block you. Go bother someone else. kthxbb. :troll:
    (I will update the above regularly as I find the need to.)

    Now with that headache out of the way, here's a bunch of links that I feel if you're not 100% on a trade or are new, you should view. I listed a lot on my skial and profile but time and time again I run into people that either cannot read or are too reckless in their trades which usually are blinded by greed. If I tell you something and you ignore it, and something happens to you, don't bother asking me for my help.

    Links are located on my Steam Profile's Custom Info Box.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  3. Nevermore in Darkness

    Nevermore in Darkness Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    add me pls on steam
     
  4. Pat

    Pat Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    Added on my alt account " I paid for your moms boob job"

    Also added you on my main

    never mind got faron to do it
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013
  5. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    I had no idea I turned off E-Mail Notifications, sorry for not responding, I haven't watched this thread since March 2013.
     
  6. Pat

    Pat Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    no problem!
     
  7. Sh4Dow

    Sh4Dow Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    hello i dont know where so ask , pls i rly need a middleman can u help me pls
     
  8. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

  9. anethema

    anethema Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    Hey not sure what I did wrong. Tried to add you to MM for me and think you blocked it. Did I mess something up?
     
  10. Nikke

    Nikke Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    Same here. I would like to use your middleman service, but I cannot add you ;( add me steamcommunity.com id online619
     
  11. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    I'm in a Zero-Tolerance mode at the moment, I've sent you an invite, double check to make sure it is from me.

    Edit: Scratch that, you have Mad-Matt on you, use him.
    I added you and you never spoke to me, for well over an hour. Kicked.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  12. Nonrefutal

    Nonrefutal Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    Hello I'd like to use your middleman service! :)

    Nvm I found another middleman but good luck with your service :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  13. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    Was too busy at work to assist you, still ended up getting a bucket of keys to trade. ;-;
     
  14. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    Update: Serious overhaul, removed outdated info and added more guides to help newbs and n00bs.
     
  15. oh Corinne.

    oh Corinne. Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    Hi, added u for middleman service
     
  16. Truth Seeker

    Truth Seeker Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:
    ya needa chill with dis formatting bruh I be trippin the fuck out
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  17. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    Had a long session with SteamRep admins, was unavailable, use another Middleman or try adding me now.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. TheMCBros99

    TheMCBros99 Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:
    Added for you to middleman please
     
  19. Wrath

    Wrath Totally Ordinary Human

    Use someone else.
     
  20. GuyWithKFC

    GuyWithKFC Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:
    Hi, i just added you to do a mm. I went away for a few minutes and u were no longer on pending. I couldnt fin u on my list so i resend. It wont let me resend. Did u block me?
     
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