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« on: December 29, 2013, 10:14:04 PM »

Do I sell these things?  Do I keep em? Is there a point to keeping them? What do I do with this stuff as I earn it? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 10:39:57 PM »

You create badges with the cards. The badges let you go up in Steam level, which again allows you to eventually customize your player profile with stuff like achievement showcases (which is actually kind of cool as it shows off your 6 rarest achievements) and a whole bunch of other such additions. Creating badges can award you with other stuff too, like unique chat emoticons, a sale on a "random" game title, profile backgrounds, etc. It's mostly just a community thing, so if you don't care about that or your Steam profile, feel free to sell the cards. You can get a decent amount of money for some of them.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 10:51:32 PM »

Also, the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, so you better make a decision soon.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 11:06:01 PM »

The price for selling those snow globe cards have nosedived since beginning of the Winter sale (when it first started, I sold couple for $0.50 each, now you can't get any higher than $0.2 or so).  I sold every snow globe card I got so far.  With the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, I believe its value will drop like a rock, I probably will buy a set to craft a badge at the end of the sale, if the price for each one is no higher than 5 cents each.  
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 12:22:13 AM »

Ok.  Look out world, I'm getting that 25 cents that's coming to me!  (I sold off all my duplicates)
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 01:37:26 AM »

When the trading cards went live (non beta) I ended up selling most of mine and made over $20.00. Hung on to it then used it on the winter Steam sale. Netted me 4 or 5 games essentially for free. If you don't care about badges, you can accumulate some money over time.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 01:40:09 AM »

If you want real money you build the badges and then wait for booster packs! Those things sell for $2-3 dollars each!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 01:44:13 AM »

I've been getting between 17 and 18 cents for the ones I've been selling for the last few days. It adds up.

One trick is not to sell it based on the price it shows you in your inventory when you click "sell" on the card, as it just shows the last lowest sale value. Better to go to the Market itself, search for the card, and then see how many cards are up in the low-end prices. If there are only a few I'll usually price mine higher than the lowest two values. So you get a few cents more when you sell them.

I have yet to have a problem selling those cards within a few minutes even after putting them up on the higher prices. I look at my transition history and see quite a few are purchased in Euros or Rubles and even a few in the Brazilian dollar - I'm guessing the price of the cards show up even lower in those dollar amounts. So don't short change yourself when selling the cards with the lowest value listed.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 01:48:43 AM »

I must be a nerd, I collect them and try to get badges. Don't spend money on them, other than the money I make by selling duplicates.

I was getting booster packs almost weekly for awhile, but it' been months since I last got one.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 05:46:52 AM »

you can definitely sell them pretty quick.  just sold 3 in about 2 minutes.  not at the highest price like on day one, but it's better than nothing.

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 05:50:06 AM »

mine usually sell a few seconds after I put them up for sale; I just look at the lowest price and go lower, which puts it at the top of the list for everyone else.  Haven't bother with crafting a badge for quite some time, sold off most of my cards before the sale began.  apparently if you go over 200 listings in a calendar year they need more info from you, including your SSN:

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I figure if I go over 200 in a year I guess I'll just wait until the next one to keep selling.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 05:24:34 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 30, 2013, 05:50:06 AM

mine usually sell a few seconds after I put them up for sale; I just look at the lowest price and go lower, which puts it at the top of the list for everyone else.  Haven't bother with crafting a badge for quite some time, sold off most of my cards before the sale began.  apparently if you go over 200 listings in a calendar year they need more info from you, including your SSN:

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I figure if I go over 200 in a year I guess I'll just wait until the next one to keep selling.

what, are we going to need to report our steam card sales to the IRS?  yeah, the gov needs it's cut of my 16c profit. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013, 05:31:07 PM »

Quote from: Caine on December 30, 2013, 05:24:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 30, 2013, 05:50:06 AM

mine usually sell a few seconds after I put them up for sale; I just look at the lowest price and go lower, which puts it at the top of the list for everyone else.  Haven't bother with crafting a badge for quite some time, sold off most of my cards before the sale began.  apparently if you go over 200 listings in a calendar year they need more info from you, including your SSN:

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You have created 154 listings this year. Before you can sell or list more than 200 items in a calendar year, we are required to collect certain information from you.    Please click here to provide the necessary information.    To find out more about this requirement, please visit the FAQ.

I figure if I go over 200 in a year I guess I'll just wait until the next one to keep selling.

what, are we going to need to report our steam card sales to the IRS?  yeah, the gov needs it's cut of my 16c profit. 

only if you make over $20K:

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013, 09:29:02 PM »

Quote from: storz on December 29, 2013, 11:06:01 PM

The price for selling those snow globe cards have nosedived since beginning of the Winter sale (when it first started, I sold couple for $0.50 each, now you can't get any higher than $0.2 or so).  I sold every snow globe card I got so far.  With the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, I believe its value will drop like a rock, I probably will buy a set to craft a badge at the end of the sale, if the price for each one is no higher than 5 cents each.  

Alternatively the value could spike as people try to buy up the cards they need to complete their badges before they all expire.
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 05:15:12 AM »

Quote from: Lee on December 30, 2013, 01:48:43 AM

I must be a nerd, I collect them and try to get badges. Don't spend money on them, other than the money I make by selling duplicates.

I was getting booster packs almost weekly for awhile, but it' been months since I last got one.

I'm level 18 and had not received a booster pack in months, until two days ago when I got one. I would really love to know what the base drop rate is on them. I know that they are randomly given out whenever someone crafts a badge, or so their FAQ says. It also says that for every ten levels you get a 20% bump in your chance for getting one.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 07:37:34 PM »

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 30, 2013, 09:29:02 PM

Quote from: storz on December 29, 2013, 11:06:01 PM

The price for selling those snow globe cards have nosedived since beginning of the Winter sale (when it first started, I sold couple for $0.50 each, now you can't get any higher than $0.2 or so).  I sold every snow globe card I got so far.  With the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, I believe its value will drop like a rock, I probably will buy a set to craft a badge at the end of the sale, if the price for each one is no higher than 5 cents each.  

Alternatively the value could spike as people try to buy up the cards they need to complete their badges before they all expire.

The market is flooded with them I don't think they'll go up. They'll actually probably be cheaper on the last day as I suspect there are quite a few people holding out on purchases till then to see if the games they want go on deeper discount. More purchases mean more cards on the market.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 08:33:26 PM »



Are booster packs completely random?   As in when you get them?   I don't think I've ever gotten one.
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013, 09:00:05 PM »

Quote from: msduncan on December 31, 2013, 08:33:26 PM

Are booster packs completely random?   As in when you get them?   I don't think I've ever gotten one.

They're random based on an event.  To be eligible you have to first play the game enough to unlock all of the normal free cards and also keep logging into Steam once a week.  Then, whenever somebody crafts a badge for that game everybody eligible has a chance to get a booster pack, or after a certain number of badges are crafted.  Your Steam level affects your chances, as mentioned above.
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 09:00:49 PM »

last day for them and the prices are fairly stable at 16c USD.  I guess part of that is the insane prices some of the higher-tiered crafted items are going for.  I checked the DOTA Rare item and some of those have sold for $120+.  insane if you ask me but it explains why so many people (and shill accounts) are farming cards and badges.  I'd be very interested in seeing how many accounts were active without any paid games attached to them. 
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 09:09:39 PM »

Ive got four of them. Can we trade them? If anyone wants mine, speak up. I also have a DOTA common item crafted.
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