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IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint) (previously known as TF2Bazaar) is a website that facilitates trading of Team Fortress 2 & other Steam items like TF2 Outpost and's Classifieds section. Though it allows the posting of standard trades, also lets its users post auction listings, as well as "Buy Now" trades that use one of the site's bots for unattended trading.

Shutdown announced through its Steam group that it would be shutting down in a staggered fashion, with new trades being cut off on September 1st 2018, followed by a complete shutdown of all activity on December 1st. : this is the end, my beautiful friend[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]

After taking trading to the next step, killing Hitler, saving baby Jesus from a cult of hungry mormons and destroying the one ring with some hairy midget folks, we feel as we did enough and it is time to step down before we become a sell out brand like the rest of the world.

Yes, it is true:

Bazaar is closing its doors on December 1st, 2018.

Below are our very important milestones until the grand finale(trust us it will be good!).

Tomorrow: Tomorrow I will probably receive my RTJ merch package and that makes me a very happy emu!

September 1st, 2018: The closure of all new trade influx. You will only be able to buy from and withdraw via existing BuyNow trades so make sure you made all of your trades by then!

December 1st, 2018: This date is the complete halt of all activity. All trades will be closed and the forums will go into read-only mode. Is this the end? Maybe!

December 31st, 2018: [Information redacted]

We will of course be posting monthly reminders to mind your buy now trades as come December 1st, all non-claimed items held by our bots go into our giant monopoly of rich fat cats bathing in TF2 items(or maybe not????)

Seriously though, please make sure all your items are withdrawn by December 1st!

Much love, thank you for all the fish and stay tuned for the realest non-corporate shutdown any site ever had. In it for fun, remember that!

Yours truly (and cordially yours),

Buddhapest the buddha-best

Inu the probably not-an-emu Inu

And now, a u-turn from the President

After the closures of both TF2 Warehouse and TF2 Outpost, announced on October 23rd that it would no longer shut down the whole site, but its trade robots would still be deactivated on December 1st as originally announced.

It's..... Alive![IAWcite.todayMemWeb]

It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning crashed down like flames of azure around the dimly lit Bazaar HQ. Terrifying noises coming from the basement, piercing the silence of the full moon shining from above.

“If we adjust the quantum flux, this could actually work!!!”, Buddhapest laughed maniacally as his hunchback assistant Dave the Bear dialed in the last few switches. The rest of the Bazaar staff staring as whatever would happen within the next few moments surely was to be an abomination, a terror unmatched by even their most vile experiments.

Lightning struck and arced over the massive coils, hitting whatever was strapped beneath that sackcloth in this horrible night. Suddenly, quiet, dark...nothing. Nothing but the mad laughter of Buddhapest, “IT IS ALIIIIIIVE!”

Everyone slowly and carefully approached whatever grotesque monstrosity the mad code-commander had created as he unsheathed this unfathomable horror.

No hands, no eyes, no mouth and yet there was...something...

“It is alive, we are alive… is actually alive!”

Yes, you heard it here first my friends. In the light of recent events we have decided to continue service and not shut down our site. We feel as if the old fashioned person-to-person trading has a place in this community and we want to keep it alive now that we are the last site supporting it.

Our Buy Now Bots will still go offline on December 1st so make sure to collect all your items by then or they will be forever lost (like really really lost).

We hope that we can continue to provide a fun trading experience for all our users, new and old, and are looking forward to seeing you on the site.

Here’s to hopefully many more spooky years, sailors!

Cordially (and continually) yours,

Inu “Shiba” Shiba Inu

Buddha “Best” Buddhapest, the buddha-best

Shutdown (for real)

Due to persistent degradation of the quality of service being provided by the Steam Web API in the years since, decided to shut down for good on July 27, 2023.

This is goodbye my friends and fools[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]

Who would have ever thought the jewel runners of TF2 would lose to some stupid API? Not us! Unfortunately Valve's unstable API and the impossible rewrite of the site we would have to tackle to even mitigate a tiny part of the issues is a colossal task.

Since we are no longer able to deliver the quality we always aimed for and see no way of this ever changing considering the API issues have only gotten worse over the years - we have decided to shut down Bazaar.

It's been a fight for years to keep the site running to be honest and at the end of the score card, Valve won. "We always have to be in the middle of the action 'cause we're the warriors. And without some challenge, without some damn war to fight then the warriors might as well be dead, Stallion."

This does not mean we lost at all however. How many sites with much better structure and financial support we outlived, how many friends we made, how many great interactions with our user base we had - nothing will ever take that away! "I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts – I’m dumb, you’re shy, Whaddaya think, huh?"

11 years man. This is the most painful announcement I have ever written. We want to sincerely thank everyone who helped bring the site to what it is today. The original founders, all the former staff, all the current staff but most importantly - YOU. Without our great community we would have been nothing but a few nostalgic idiots headbutting trading for 11+ years. Whether a donator, a non donator or even a banned user. We thank you ALL for making our YEARS!

I can not describe how much this experience meant to all of us, former and present. It was an absolute blast to be able to share our work and passion with you. We fought to keep the site alive as long as possible, mostly because we can not sing or dance but that is not the point.

We wanted to provide a haven to those who still appreciate trading as we do. Person to person, talking, negotiating. We can not thank you enough for helping us keep traditional trading alive for all this time.

All we wanted to do is go the distance. For us. For you. We did it Adrian!

"Going in one more round when you don't think you can - that's what makes all the difference in your life."

Cordially and for one last time,




The site will stay up for 7 days so save what you want.


An ArchiveBot job in July and August 2018 grabbed around ~300 GB of the site before being aborted on August 21st. As of September 2nd September 14th, posting of new trades was still possible. Another job is in the discussion phase and may begin as soon as new trade posting shuts down.

URL structure

Trades: increments by 1 for each new trade made, such as "/trade/10000", just like TF2 Outpost.

Profiles, comments, inventories, feedback: uses the user's 64-bit Steam ID, such as,, etc.