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Yeah prices are crashing pretty low right now. You won't find a cheap CSGO or AAA title, sure, but lots of indies and mid tier titles you'll probably be able to snag for cheaper than their Winter Dale prices.
I'm really torn on whether to craft badges now, or wait till the sale starts.
On the one hand, I'll get more some more gems to play with while they are for sure still valuable, on the other, there may be meta stuff during the sale like during Summer, where crafting badges early lost you points for the team, which granted didn't matter that much but was still annoying.
Valve is "giving away" a ton of games before the sale so it seems crazy there could be even more coming, but at the same time, it doesn't seem right for them to have a pre-sale meta, and then just nothing for the sale proper. I could see them doing stuff with free-to-play games, and winning stuff for that, but would waiting to craft be beneficial for that that? I have no idea.
I'd do it now. Gems might not be a 100 percent guarenteed win but they're sure as shit a better percentage than the big "win your top 10" contests.