EDIT: Mods, if this is in the wrong section please feel free to move it to the right one. I wasn't sure which forum section was most appropriate for this type of discussion. So as we all know key prices have been increasing to ridiculous amounts. Something i'm not sure how many people have noticed is that when key prices go up, some of the first people to increase their prices are the network of trading bots. And what do they do every time? buy for about 5 or 6 scrap above the new bptf price. I feel like this hyperinflation is due to a maniuplated market, and obviously I feel like something should be done about it but i'm not sure what can be done. My question is: Should we try and fix this? Should the bots be allowed to infate the market like this? This is the highest price keys have ever been with the price increasing faster than ever before, and it's mostly not due to the majority of players, and while I don't think this is riht in the slightest I want to hear the opinions of everyone else. p.s. Please don't fill this thread with "Yeah i agree key prices are too high" and very simple complaints such as that or something like "Well now i can't buy x cause i had x ref and it was worth a key but now key prices have gone up". I want this thread to be filled with a proper economics discussion for TF2, and possible fixes to how unstable the market has become in general. p.p.s Identical thread on backpack.tf forums for other views/opinions is located here , mostly to keep the discussion as wide as possible.