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[Steam] A Classy Christmas II; Day Seventeen Total: $7,197.90

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  • DaxterMaxDaxterMax Registered User regular
    Bought 10 holiday backgrounds that were selling at minimum price, worth 100 gems a piece.
    You can then pack your gems into sacks of 1000 in your Inventory and sell those sacks off on the market if you want too.....crazy

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    The bots are on the case. I just saw one guy buy 100 copies of Background B at .03 a pop.

  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Jragghen wrote: »
    The background B is worth 100 gems and has tons of listings of it for 3 cents in the market.

    Just fyi.

    Yeah, but you could also just buy a sack of 1000 gems for about 28 cents directly.

    (edit: well, NOW you can't. Price is approaching 40 cents.)

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    Taramoor wrote: »
    The bots are on the case. I just saw one guy buy 100 copies of Background B at .03 a pop.

    That doesn't have to be a bot? I mean, you can input a quantity into your buy order...

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  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    Corpekata wrote: »
    http://steamcommunity.com/auction

    Holiday Meta event that starts before the sale. Recycle your inventory items for gems, bid on games.

    Auctions start on the 15th but it looks like you can start now.

    I am not playing this. So much for sale meta.
    DaxterMax wrote: »
    The Gems remain after the auction ends.
    They can be used to create booster packs.

    And now I'm considering it. I have lots of things That sit there. I am not bidding, but maybe make gems. make booster packs. Sell cards. Hum... I just removed all my listings. And the market warned me I need to get tax info to Steam. Um, I sell to many items it seams.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    OKAY.

    Leveraging my WAY TOO FULL INVENTORY for you guys
    10,000,000 - 20 gems
    100% Orange Juice - 15 gems
    Stars of Destiny - 8 gems
    A Valley Without Wind - 8 gems
    Ace of Spades - 26 gems
    Alan Wake - 20 gems
    Always Sometimes Monsters - 8 gems
    Anna - 13 gems
    Anomaly 2 - 6 gems
    Anomaly Foil - 60 gems
    Awesomenauts - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP BEAT - 16 gems
    BIT.TRIP CORE - 16 gems
    BIT.TRIP FATE - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP FLUX - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP VOID - 8 gems
    Bad Hotel - 3 gems
    Bad Rats - 4 gems
    Ballpoint Universe - 1 gem (!)
    Bastion - 32 gems
    Arkham Origins - 17 gems
    Battleblock Theater - 17 gems
    Betrayer - 26 gems
    Bleed - 16 gems
    Blocks that Matter - 3 gems
    Call of Juarez - 17 gems
    Canyon Capers - 3 gems

    Okay, that's 10 pages. Can't find any rhyme or reason to value.

    Sumanai
  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Bought 20 summer postcards for 60 cents total. Converted to 2000 gems. Sold for 72 66 cents.

    Too much effort for 12 6 cents profit, but amusing as hell.

    (edit, numbers are hard)

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  • DaxterMaxDaxterMax Registered User regular
    Here's the Steam comic if you missed the link tucked away in the banner

    http://steamcommunity.com/auction/comic

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  • DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    Basically it's going to be people buying up mass quantities of cheap items to turn into gems, which they will then use to swoop in at last minute on auctions to greatly outbid everyone, then turn their game into trade bait for other stuff.

    And then Gaben looks like this:

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Bought 20 summer postcards for 60 cents total. Converted to 2000 gems. Sold for 72 cents.

    Too much effort for 12 cents profit, but amusing as hell.

    72 cents total, or 72 cents which was actually given to you after Valve's cut? :P

  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    @Bobkins Flymo‌ Here's my contribution this year:

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    @The Brayster‌ Sign me up for the big race!

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  • übergeekübergeek Registered User regular
    Well, I think I'd rather have the 5 bucks from all my cards. That Holiday profile would be nice, but there's no way I could get one. Newer cards are worth more than the old ones, I might have 1500 gems.

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  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Taramoor wrote: »
    The bots are on the case. I just saw one guy buy 100 copies of Background B at .03 a pop.
    Heck I just bought 100 copies of a background at .03 a pop. Pretty easy to do with the Buy orders.
    Figure at the very least I can churn it into booster packs later.

    Edit: And then they sent me 100 emails about it.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Bought 20 summer postcards for 60 cents total. Converted to 2000 gems. Sold for 72 cents.

    Too much effort for 12 cents profit, but amusing as hell.

    72 cents total, or 72 cents which was actually given to you after Valve's cut? :P

    My mistake. I R bad at maths (not really, but I blame brain-melting work day). 66 cents total, after Valve cut.

  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    For those who fell victim to the phishing bullshit a few days ago, could you let me know if your Steam cards and Badge rewards are intact? Because mine are completely gone.

    Sent a Steam Support ticket request, hopefully they can fix whatever got fucked with my account.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Hmmm.

    I wish that there was a place which listed gem value of emoticons/backgrounds.

    I've had a ton of things listed for a very long time and I'm probably close to the front of the 3 cent queue to get my penny for them. I don't want to remove them just to find out what they're worth.

    Sumanai
  • LostNinjaLostNinja Registered User regular
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Not sure what to think of that. The collector in me is hesitant to burn much in the way of backgrounds or emotes even though I rarely ever use them.
    I wonder what, if anything happens when the sale begins.

    Yeah, I'm a little torn as well. I don't want to get rid of all of the backgrounds and emotes that I've collected, even though I've never used any of the emotes even once and thanks to the previous sale meta games I have a lot of them that are worth 100 gems.

    It would be a non factor as I have no interest in bidding for games, I'd rather just buy them outright and avoid the hassle. But the idea of converting excess gems into booter packs on the other hand...

  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Kind of wish I didn't take pet pal perk in Divinity OS now.

    Came across the dog looking for his master in the Cyseal graveyard.

    "Jake? Where are you, Jake? Are you playing without me?"

    ;_;

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    LostNinja wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Not sure what to think of that. The collector in me is hesitant to burn much in the way of backgrounds or emotes even though I rarely ever use them.
    I wonder what, if anything happens when the sale begins.

    Yeah, I'm a little torn as well. I don't want to get rid of all of the backgrounds and emotes that I've collected, even though I've never used any of the emotes even once and thanks to the previous sale meta games I have a lot of them that are worth 100 gems.

    It would be a non factor as I have no interest in bidding for games, I'd rather just buy them outright and avoid the hassle. But the idea of converting excess gems into booter packs on the other hand...

    I'm waiting until the booster pack page acutally works to find out the mechanics before finally doing everything.

    I'm holding onto my "1 of everything" emoticons, but I'm going to burn a TON of backgrounds - I only keep ones I might actually use.

  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Hmmm.

    I wish that there was a place which listed gem value of emoticons/backgrounds.

    I've had a ton of things listed for a very long time and I'm probably close to the front of the 3 cent queue to get my penny for them. I don't want to remove them just to find out what they're worth.

    I just pulled mine and made gems. I'm going for booster packs. Although I did make a very small bid to get the badge for participation.
    Jragghen wrote: »
    LostNinja wrote: »
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Not sure what to think of that. The collector in me is hesitant to burn much in the way of backgrounds or emotes even though I rarely ever use them.
    I wonder what, if anything happens when the sale begins.

    Yeah, I'm a little torn as well. I don't want to get rid of all of the backgrounds and emotes that I've collected, even though I've never used any of the emotes even once and thanks to the previous sale meta games I have a lot of them that are worth 100 gems.

    It would be a non factor as I have no interest in bidding for games, I'd rather just buy them outright and avoid the hassle. But the idea of converting excess gems into booter packs on the other hand...

    I'm waiting until the booster pack page acutally works to find out the mechanics before finally doing everything.

    I'm holding onto my "1 of everything" emoticons, but I'm going to burn a TON of backgrounds - I only keep ones I might actually use.

    Will that be up before the auction ends?

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    But seriously DON'T CRAFT CARDS YET.

    In the week prior to the summer sale, you didn't get points for your teams. I crafted one badge and didn't get gems for crafting, but I expect you'll end up getting like....10 gems for crafting a normal, 100 for crafting a foil, or something like that.

  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1890-2014-Holiday-Profile

    This thing is going to go for SO MUCH.

    Single-use item which gives your profile a gold border? Ahahahahaha. Valve you evil bastards.

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1890-2014-Holiday-Profile

    This thing is going to go for SO MUCH.

    Single-use item which gives your profile a gold border? Ahahahahaha. Valve you evil bastards.

    Yeah people are going to dump their entire inventories and then some into those bids. I will watch from a respectable distance.

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    It's going to do good things for certain markets.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Aw, crap.
    Your bid will carry over after each auction round until you cancel the bid or win the item.

    akajaybay
  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    It's going to do good things for certain markets.
    Namely the market that Gabe uses to buy and repair the moneypools he swims in.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    OKAY.

    Leveraging my WAY TOO FULL INVENTORY for you guys
    10,000,000 - 20 gems
    100% Orange Juice - 15 gems
    Stars of Destiny - 8 gems
    A Valley Without Wind - 8 gems
    Ace of Spades - 26 gems
    Alan Wake - 20 gems
    Always Sometimes Monsters - 8 gems
    Anna - 13 gems
    Anomaly 2 - 6 gems
    Anomaly Foil - 60 gems
    Awesomenauts - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP BEAT - 16 gems
    BIT.TRIP CORE - 16 gems
    BIT.TRIP FATE - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP FLUX - 8 gems
    BIT.TRIP VOID - 8 gems
    Bad Hotel - 3 gems
    Bad Rats - 4 gems
    Ballpoint Universe - 1 gem (!)
    Bastion - 32 gems
    Arkham Origins - 17 gems
    Battleblock Theater - 17 gems
    Betrayer - 26 gems
    Bleed - 16 gems
    Blocks that Matter - 3 gems
    Call of Juarez - 17 gems
    Canyon Capers - 3 gems

    Okay, that's 10 pages. Can't find any rhyme or reason to value.

    there's at least one data point here: foils are worth 10x a non-foil.

    Your list shows Anomaly cards as worth 6 with the foil being 60.
    My Warlock cards are worth 10 gems; the foil is 100.
    And Dungeons of Dredmor are worth 13; the foil is 130.

    so that's probably a reasonable assumption at this point.

    and someone was saying the more recent cards are worth more, but that's easily disproved: Advent Rising very recently got cards and those are only worth 14, while something like Bastion gives 32 gems per pop.

    Jragghen
  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1890-2014-Holiday-Profile

    This thing is going to go for SO MUCH.

    Single-use item which gives your profile a gold border? Ahahahahaha. Valve you evil bastards.

    This item is good for a limited time and will expire Jan 16th, 2015.
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Aw, crap.
    Your bid will carry over after each auction round until you cancel the bid or win the item.

    I not sure why this is bad?

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    ....Trine 2 foils are worth 240 each.

    I have a full set.

    >_>

    Tamin
  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    DyasAlure wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    http://steamcommunity.com/auction/item/1890-2014-Holiday-Profile

    This thing is going to go for SO MUCH.

    Single-use item which gives your profile a gold border? Ahahahahaha. Valve you evil bastards.

    This item is good for a limited time and will expire Jan 16th, 2015.
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Aw, crap.
    Your bid will carry over after each auction round until you cancel the bid or win the item.

    I not sure why this is bad?

    Makes going bid crazy the first day not terrible?

    I was hoping they'd clear out and then after that you'd be able ot start looking for deals. No dice.

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Cards are a terrible choice. That is all.

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  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    there's at least one data point here: foils are worth 10x a non-foil.

    Your list shows Anomaly cards as worth 6 with the foil being 60.
    My Warlock cards are worth 10 gems; the foil is 100.
    And Dungeons of Dredmor are worth 13; the foil is 130.

    so that's probably a reasonable assumption at this point.

    and someone was saying the more recent cards are worth more, but that's easily disproved: Advent Rising very recently got cards and those are only worth 14, while something like Bastion gives 32 gems per pop.

    I would bet it has more to do with scarcity of the card. I'm sure valve has a database, they just mine, how many of card x exist in all locations? And weight for that.
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Makes going bid crazy the first day not terrible?

    I was hoping they'd clear out and then after that you'd be able ot start looking for deals. No dice.

    Ah, I see.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    *checks his emails* holy hell a lot of my items have been selling.

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  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    I pulled mine just in time than.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Are any of the third party sites going to have a better auction browser up in time? Life is too short to go through 133 pages looking for stuff to bid on, without any ratings. At least Steam Enhanced got the wishlist & library items marked really quickly (pretty sure it wasn't working 30 minutes ago, but it is now).

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Not sure how long it'll last... but you're looking at basically 3300 gems/dollar right now.

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  • PoseidonPoseidon Aqua regis Registered User regular
    Farewell to community items.

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Poseidon wrote: »
    Farewell to community items.

    Pretty much. You know, except the ones people care about. :lev: is too cute.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    So yep, according to trade history I gave everything I had to this fine gentleman here: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198157835106

    I'm hoping Steam can reverse it all since it's documented.

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