Steam now allows selling cheap items without guard confirmation

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Steam now allows selling cheap items without guard confirmation

Valve decided to make life easier for the peons

Back in 2016 we saw Valve setting a special limitation for Steam Market that required user to confirm sale of any item from inventory, regardless of its price. Verification of each operation was done via the Steam mobile app. 

However, the devs recently released a new sneaky update that went unnoticed by many people. The update relaxed confirmation requirements: now there is no need to confirm your sale so long as the item price’s lower than $1.00. You won’t need additional confirmation on your phone when you sell an item that cost $1.00 and less. It’s worth noting there would be a certain criteria allowing reasonable prices, while rare items and mass sale of tons of small items will still require double confirmation. 

Here’s the official statement: 

We shipped a change earlier today to reduce the number of cases confirmation is required to list an item on the market. Items that typically sell for under $1.00 USD will no longer require confirmation when the list price is reasonably within the median price, but confirmation will still be required once many of those cheaper items are listed. Confirmation will still be required on all rare and valuable items.
 
 We'll be watching for any problems with this change, and make adjustments if needed.

The change was generally accepted positively, although some people voiced their concerns about some cases when, for example, you might misspell price of item and it will go to sale without confirmation. A few users asked Valve if they could allow Steam users disable the feature as some might want to have double confirmation on. Card sellers, on the other hand, got ecstatic.  You can check out the announcement and feedback from people in the official blog page

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