What is Barter.vg?
Barter.vg is a web site that tracks your digital game libraries, wishlists and tradables from different stores. You can find those who have the games you want and if they've wishlisted your tradable games. Send offers, manage trades, and track feedback.
What is Barter.vg not?
It is not a store. For that, try r/GameDeals-approved stores,
It is not a giveaway site. For that, try Steamgifts
It is not for finding the best prices. For that, try IsThereAnyDeal
How do I get started?
You will need a Steam account and you will need to sign in through Steam to Barter.vg using OpenID.
In order to automatically sync your wishlist and library, set your Steam profile to public. If your profile is private, the collection will remain empty until you manually add games.
How do I setup collections?
Library and wishlist can automatically sync based on your preferences and when you complete an offer ( if your profile is public ).
For your tradable collection, if you have a trading list, you can copy and paste it to https://barter.vg/u/my/t/e/ then click "+ Add List".
If you haven't organized your tradables, you can copy and paste directly from Humble Bundle or Groupees. Both sites allow you to hide already used keys. Before posting the list, you can test it at https://barter.vg/list/
You can also add tradables by the bundle at https://barter.vg/bundles/
How do I find a game?
Search or browse at https://barter.vg/search?q=
If you know the Steam appID or subID, barter.vg/steam/app/212680 or barter.vg/steam/sub/14181
I have a GOG / Origin / Uplay game. How do I indicate that?
The same games on different platforms are considered different items.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam ( https://barter.vg/i/394/ ) is different from
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on GOG ( https://barter.vg/i/40041/ ).
If you have a non-Steam tradable, ensure that you select the correct item and not the Steam version of it. If the correct profile is missing, request the missing game
How do I find a particular user?
https://barter.vg/u/ or if you know their ID64, barter.vg/steam/76561198164997231
How do I send an offer?
If you have at least 1 tradable on https://barter.vg/u/my/t/ you can send an offer at https://barter.vg/u/my/o/
The offer page restricts offers based on the preferences and collections of the receipient. For example, if the receipient blacklisted the game, you won't be able to send it.
How do I know if I receive an offer?
Your sent and received offers are at https://barter.vg/u/my/o/
You can receive Steam message alerts and emails by adding Sasara to your friends list.
I accepted an offer, but I or my trading partner cannot complete the trade
Fail the offer
I accepted an offer, attempted an exchange, and lost a game or item
Fail and dispute the offer
What are events or auctions
Event FAQ An event is another way to exchange games using different auction types.
Are there tools or browser add-ons?
Yes, see Tools & Developers
- What is a failed offer?
A failed offer occurs when you or your trading partner cannot complete an accepted offer. For every 100 completed offers, there are 6-7 failed offers on Barter.vg.
There are several types of failed offers and correctly identifying the reason for the failure will help warn others of potential problems and improve trading on the site and the larger community.
Reason for failure
There are 3 categories: agreement, caution, dispute.
If you have not sent or received any games or items, then you should come to an agreement to cancel. Despite not being able to complete the offer, communicating early and often with your trading partner can avoid many potential problems.
I requested to cancel
If you initiated the request and take responsibility for the cancellation.
I agreed to cancel
If the other side requested to cancel and you agreed to do so.
If you were unable to reach an agreement with the other side or you had a bad experience attempting to do so, but you did not lose any items in exchange, you should fail with a caution.
other party abandoned offer
This can cover a variety of situations including a lack of communication or reneging.
what was offered or what I received was not as described
If someone offers the wrong game or version and seems to do so intentionally or recklessly. You can also use this if you completed an exchange, but don't believe it is a dispute.
If you attempted an exchange and then lost a game or item.
I sent item, but received an invalid key
If you received a key or a link that produced errors such as "Invalid Product Code" on Steam, or "Unknown Key" on Humble Bundle. Before selecting this reason, verify that the key is invalid. Most Steam keys are 15 characters, and Humble gift links have 16 characters.
I sent item, but received an already used key
If you received a key that produced a "Duplicate Product Code" error on Steam, or "Already Redeemed" on Humble Bundle.
I sent item, but received a region locked key
If you are unable to activate the game due to your location. Some bundle don't warn about region locks, therefore accurately tag your tradables so others can help detect potential problems. If someone hasn't tagged their tradable, inquire before the exchange.
I sent item, but received nothing
If you have not received anything and the offer is nearing expiration. You can fail the offer sooner if the other side has removed you from the friends list.
I sent item, but did not receive everything we agreed to exchange
If you sent 3 games and expected 3 in exchange, and then received 2. This is the dispute version of "what was offered or what I received was not as described."
- Allow traders to select tradables which belong together when using the combined tag (or make them connect by subID)
- I've seen that the visual for Offers page has changed, how I can roll back to the previous visual / version ?
- Steam Curator Connect
This is a way for developers to send review copies to Curators. It is an alternative to sending keys to reviewers through emails.
Although not currently prohibited in the current terms of service, trading review copies is not consistent with the spirit of the program. Developers are hoping for reviews, not trades. Steam did not establish Curator Connect for trading and will likely modify it in order to further discourage trading. Therefore, this site does not recommend trading through Curator Connect.
For those that choose to trade, it is important to accurately label tradables as Curator copies and to understand the risks. Those risks primarily fall upon the Curator group. An administrator risks the reputation of the group and takes responsibility for traders who will have permissions to accept any and every game.
For more information on Steam Curator Connect, visit https://store.steampowered.com/about/curators/
- You can extend the expiration by 8 days and if no contact by then, you can fail the offer as abandoned.