Middleman App: Ghostalau

Discussion in 'Admin Applications' started by Ghostalau, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Ghostalau

    Ghostalau Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    How often would you be available to trade?:
    1PM-4AM UTC+1 , everyday.
    What country do you live in?:
    Switzerland ( Born and Raised in Romania )
    What is the highest value trade you have completed so far (with risk, or without, list both)?:
    As middlemaning for: 1050 Keys + Alpha Wheels + Beta Nugget For Paypal (~~3000$) ; As me trading: Dlore MW + FireSerpeant FT + M9 TT (~no risk)
    Do you have any prior middleman experiences?:
    Middleaming from time to time for CSGO , Official Middleman over Rocket League
    You're middleman'ing a trade, and the seller claims to have not received the money after the buyer says he sent it. How do you proceed?:
    The best and simplest way is to ask both sides for evidence ( uncropped screenshots ) that i can use to find out what's the problem. If one of the sides is refusing to send evidence of the transaction, it's clear there is a problem from their side ( lies ).

    If, for some reasons , the seller receives just a part of the payment ,or there are any problems , i'll ask him to fully refund the payment and start over again.

    There is no hurry in middleaming, as you've accepted to help
    The buyer and seller are negotiating between Steam items, and items from a non-Steam game. How do you handle this transactin?:
    If the trade is Steam Items for Paypal, Skrill or BTC, i would require the party that has the Steam Items to send them to my, then provide the details for the payment ( e.g. paypal email ), and i'll wait for the payment to be sent. Once the other party confirms the payment i will forward the Steam items.

    If the trade is for: Steam Games, Wallet Codes , Paysafe etc. i would rather not middleman for it, and there are plenty of things that co go wrong.
    The seller is a tagged scammer on SteamRep. While it's impossible for him to rip anybody off if you're effectively middlemanning, do you still proceed with the transaction? If so, how? What about pending reports, or caution tags?:
    The job of a middleman is to make sure both users that are involved in a trade are safe. If a user is tagged as a Scammer over Steamrep (banned or caution tag) , i would decline middleaming for him. If the user has a caution tag or a pending report, i will take a look over the report, and decide if there are any risks for anyone that will trade with him. (e.g. if the trade is items to paypal, and one of the users involved in the trade has a pending report for paypal chargebacks, i will make sure the other party knows about this, and decline the trade ).
    Do you have any form of reputation? Be it a rep thread or feedback on a trading site?:
    - Middleman reps are mainly based over the Discord Server, and RLTracker, and a few over reddit. I've got most of the trades where i've middlemaned recorded and can provide them if needed.
    Why should you represent Skial's community of traders on SteamRep?:
    Due my steam community ( over 110k members ) and due my games released over steam (yes, i'm a game developer - 3 titles released ), i've encounter many scammers over the last 3 years. So far, and i hope this won't change, i've never been scammed by one of them, and i usually record and try to make fun of them, ending in me filing a report to make sure they will be tagged as scammers so everyone will know about.
    I would say i'm experience with scammers and they've always been a problem, and nowadays , they are more and bigger, trying to hit as hard as they can. I would like to represent Skial as a middleman to help , stop and expose as many of them.

    I've got the patience and free time to be able to take as many middleman "calls" as needed.



    As we all need to start from scratch, i will be waiting for suggestions from any of you, and if needed feel free to ask any questions and i will answer them as soon as possible.
     
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  2. Reedgreat

    Reedgreat Wicked Nasty Engineer

    Steam:

    +1

    Sounds cool, just out of curiosity, I'd be interested to see what you've created and your steam group.
     
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  3. Ghostalau

    Ghostalau Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    This should answer these questions ( Most of the groups that i'm in , are owned by me )
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/ghostalau/

    And about the games; mostly Indie games, as they take less time and make a good amount of money over Steam.
     
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  4. Ioan-Bogdan

    Ioan-Bogdan Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    - Good and trustworthy CS:GO & Rocket League trader and middleman
    - Owns the largest Steam Network in Romania
    - High Level, many games and many transactions
    - Has many business partners in his friend list
    - CO-Owner of Simplo.gg, one of the trendiest giveaway platforms out there
    - Very friendly and enjoyable conversations with him
     
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  5. Jermaphobe

    Jermaphobe Sufficiently Lethal Scout Contributor

    Steam:

    What games did you create exactly?

    edit: After looking through your profile, I found two links to the games you claimed to of developed. One link goes to the steam homepage and the second goes to an early access game that is to be released in September of this year at an unspecified date. Would you link me to the first game which link did not work?
     
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  6. Snow_ro

    Snow_ro Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    +1, shows competence and seriousness. Trustworthy, likeable and fair person with a wealth of experience (many trades and transactions).
     
  7. Ghostalau

    Ghostalau Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    One of the game pages is down, the other one will be released on 11th next month. Got a lot of titles that i need to finish the builds, as i tried to get as many as i could out from Greenlight.
    (http://steamcommunity.com/id/ghostalau/myworkshopfiles/?section=greenlight - some titles are set on frineds only/hidden, as i'm not going to get them released in the next 2-3 months.

    <http://i.imgur.com/2prqx36.png> <http://i.imgur.com/O6xIxfU.png> <http://i.imgur.com/yIk8hIp.png> ( most of them passed greenlight)

    - a bit busy with Web developing atm & coding some discord bots, so no much progress going with the games.
     
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  8. øѝє-єчєԃ-ѣєє

    øѝє-єчєԃ-ѣєє Notably Dangerous Demo-Knight

    Steam:

    I feel suspicious.

    +1 anyways would make good candidate
     
  9. Reedgreat

    Reedgreat Wicked Nasty Engineer

    Steam:

    Why are you suspicious? He supported all of his claims about his creations with proof.
     
  10. øѝє-єчєԃ-ѣєє

    øѝє-єчєԃ-ѣєє Notably Dangerous Demo-Knight

    Steam:

    Not the creation, but thing is that it will be released on 9/11 lmao...
     
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  11. Ghostalau

    Ghostalau Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Just realised that lol. It was supposed to be released on 11 September ( first day of school ), nothing related to 9/11. I tink i'll change that...
     
  12. Seina

    Seina Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    +1 Fastest middlemans :) He is friendly and trustworthy middleman. Enjoyable conversations with him . if i trade again, will trade with him. :blush::blush:
     
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  13. Xero (someone already has this name?)

    Xero (someone already has this name?) Somewhat Threatening Sniper Contributor

    Steam:

    +1

    Clearly knows what he's doing with the amount of experience.
     
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  14. Ghostalau

    Ghostalau Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Quick updated: Took a bit but i've sorted a few calls i was requested to upload and link ( from the users i've middleman for ) and i think i've sorted them in chronological order. ( and over time i think i'll start uploading all of them )

    Playlist link: HERE
    Some of them may be longer as i forget from time to time to stop the recording.

    I keep track of most of the middleman calls ( Steam ID, Discord ID , Date etc ).
     
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  15. ckswarey

    ckswarey Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    +1
     
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  16. Alfatango109

    Alfatango109 Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    +1

    The guy was quick and did the job well. His use of English isn't the most advanced for a grammar nazi like me, but considering this is his second language he is doing a good job.

    Overall +1, great trades.
     
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