How to Trade CSGO Skins on DMarket in 2023: Full Guide

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Are you ready to start trading CS:GO skins on DMarket but you don’t know how? Then this guide will show you exactly how to trade CSGO skins on DMarket in only 7 steps, so you can exchange your CSGO items and cosmetics today.

We’ve also included real examples on how CSGO skins trades work on DMarket, along with key insights on the main CSGO skins trading issues on the platform and how to solve them. 

Preparing Your Account for Trading CSGO Skins on DMarket

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Before you go ahead and make your first CS:GO skins trade, make sure that you complete the following steps to prepare your account and guarantee a smooth trading experience:

Verify your account by clicking on the link sent to you via email

Enter your Steam Trade URL

Deposit some funds into your DMarket account when trying to trade your skins for other skins that are worth more money than yours.

Important Note: Credit and debit card deposits will require you to complete a KYC procedure that can take up to 24 hours to be reviewed and approved. You don’t need to deposit funds to start trading on DMarket, but in some cases you’ll have to pay extra money from your balance to complete a CSGO trade.

Now that your DMarket account is ready, check out the next section to make your first CS:GO trade in only 7 steps.

How to Trade CS:GO Skins on DMarket in 7 Steps

DMarket Trading CSGO Skins

Trading CS:GO skins on DMarket is easy and fast. Here’s how you can make your first trade in only 7 steps:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click on “Trade”
  3. Select “CS:GO” as your game
  4. On the left side you will find your inventory – click on the CSGO skins you want to trade
  5. On the right side you will DMarket’s inventory – click on the CSGO skins you want to get
  6. Click on “Trade” to complete the transaction
  7. Get your new CSGO skins and items straight into your inventory

Note: When exchanging your CSGO skins for other CSGO skins that are worth more money, if you don’t have available credits on your account, you’ll have to click on “Trade”, then on “Go to Refill” and select a payment method to complete the transaction.

You can follow this same process on DMarket’s desktop website, mobile website and their mobile app for iOS and Android.

When Your CS:GO Skins Are Worth Less or More Than The Skins You Want to Get 

Many times you’ll encounter yourself in the following situations when trading CS:GO skins at DMarket: Your skins are worth less or more than the skins you want to get. In these cases, this will happen:

  1. If your skins’ price is higher than the CSGO skins you want to get: You’ll receive the skins and additional money to your account balance that you can only use for buying skins and items on DMarket. For example, if your items are worth $30 and the skins you want to get are worth $28, then you’ll receive $2 in credits for buying other skins and items
  2. If your skins’ price is lower than the CSGO skins you want to get: You’ll have to pay more money to complete the trade. If your skins are worth $20 and the skins you want to get are worth $30, then you’ll have to pay an additional $10 from your account balance.

If you want to explore examples to fully understand how this works, then check out the next section.

Examples of CS:GO Skins Trades on DMarket

If you’ve never traded CS:GO skins on another skins trading platform, then here you have real examples on how this works on DMarket. Remember that we are sourcing the skins prices only from DMarket.

CS:GO Trade Example #1

Let’s suppose that you have the following CSGO skins in your inventory that you want to trade:

  1. ★ Hydra Gloves | Mangrove (Field-Tested) =  $44.99
  2. ★ Stiletto Knife | Tiger Tooth (Factory New) =  $498.77
  3. StatTrak™ M4A4 | Temukau (Field-Tested) = $52.95

Your items are worth a total of $596.71 USD. And let’s say that you want to trade these skins for the following items:

  1. ★ Falchion Knife | Doppler (Factory New) = $342.99
  2. ★ Hand Wraps | Desert Shamagh (Field-Tested) = $56.44
  3. AWP | Containment Breach (Well-Worn) = $53.90
  4. StatTrak™ AK-47 | Asiimov (Field-Tested) = $51.45
  5. USP-S | Kill Confirmed (Minimal Wear) = $70.62
  6. Desert Eagle | Ocean Drive (Field-Tested) = $19.20

This lot of skins is worth $594.60, which means that you can automatically complete the trade and the DMarket’s bot will credit your account with $2.11 that you can use for buying CSGO skins on DMarket.

CS:GO Trade Example #2

For this example, we will say that this is all you have in your Steam inventory:

  1. Desert Eagle | Printstream (Field-Tested) = $40.53
  2. USP-S | Kill Confirmed (Field-Tested) = $43.88
  3. ★ Ursus Knife | Tiger Tooth (Factory New) = $407.00

This lot of skins is worth a total of $491.42. And you want to trade them for a AWP | Lightning Strike (Factory New) that is worth $577.99. This means that you’ll have to pay a difference of $86.57 using your account balance to complete the trade.

CS:GO Trade Example #3

Now let’s say that you want to get the following CS:GO skins:

  1. AK-47 | The Empress (Minimal Wear) = $38.92
  2. StatTrak™ M4A4 | Temukau (Field-Tested) = $52.95
  3. AK-47 | Aquamarine Revenge (Minimal Wear) = $46.87
  4. M4A1-S | Hyper Beast (Minimal Wear) = $42.35
  5. USP-S | Orion (Minimal Wear) = $45.25

This total of skins is worth $226.34, but you don’t want to deposit extra funds to complete the trade nor waste your time selecting skins from your inventory to match the price of the skins you want to get. In this case, just click on “Auto Select” and DMarket will automatically select the skins from your inventory to complete the trade instantly. 

Troubleshooting DMarket CSGO Trading Not Working: Causes and Solutions 

Here you have some of the most common problems that DMarket users have reported when trading CSGO skins on the platform. Here you have their causes and solutions.

DMarket stuck on creating trade

Some users have reported this problem on Reddit, and DMarket has declared that it’s an issue originating from the public key, and hence they invite users to contact them to sort it out. It can also be caused by Steam Guard, and some users have reported that by just sending or receiving any trade offer the problem disappeared by itself.

“TradeOfferInvalidItems on Steam” error

This is an error on Steam’s side and it was reported for the first time in April 2023. This issue lasted for approximately 24 hours, and no users have reported it again. 

DMarket items and CSGO skins not showing up

If your CSGO skins and items don’t show up on DMarket, then it’s due to the 20-hour inventory sync restriction. The only solution here is to wait in case you switched from public to private on Steam. This problem completely relies on Steam’s side.


For further information about how CS:GO skins trading on DMarket works, check out our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Are CS:GO skins trades on DMarket instant?

Yes, CS:GO skins trades on DMarket are instant because they’re executed by DMarket’s bot. You’ll receive your skins and additional money instantly into your Steam inventory and DMarket account balance.

How does the DMarket trade work?

It works by allowing you to exchange your CSGO skins from your Steam inventory for other skins you’d like to get. The bot takes care of processing the transaction instantly.

Can you trade CS:GO skins peer-to-peer on DMarket?

You can use the Face2Face trading market to trade CS:GO skins peer-to-peer on DMarket. It allows traders to have more control over the prices and the transactions, as well as to avoid annoying trade locks.


DMarket provides a great platform for those looking to trade CSGO skins for real money. If you want to know more about this trading site in general we recommend taking a looking at our DMarket review, for a more in-depth analysis.