PurpKiddyKush Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:01pm
People are pricing Steam emoticons WAY too low.
Take FTL for example. You can get a maximum of 4 cards with your earned drops (not counting the random chance of getting the booster pack) which means that you have to spend near a dollar to get the other 4 for the badge. When you get that badge you get an emoticon which people are pricing anywehre from $.03 for the common and uncommon ones to $.16 for uncommon ones. Thats waaaay less money than they are worth when you have to spend nearly a dollar to get them. Backgrounds also fit in to this catagory. It makes selling them so worthless and annoying.
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PurpKiddyKush Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
Originally posted by Discussions_Acc:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply_and_demand
Yeah. But there are less of them than the cards that sell for more. Supply and demand would dictate that they cost more than they do given that there are less of them thatn the cards. People just dont understand the market and they crashed it. And more than likely it will never go back up since the emoticons and backgrounds never go away.
slovenlyjimmy Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
I think you are forgetting the demand bit.... Most people don't care about emoticons, therefore demand is lower than supply causing low prices.
Randver Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
Apparently there is no "demand" for them so you're seeing the low prices.

I still find it amazing that people actually care about the prices in the market.
PurpKiddyKush Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Originally posted by Vardis:
Fred, you're missing half of the equation. It's not "supply", but "supply and demand".

The demand for the cards is to craft badges. There's nothing creating demand for the emoticons other than people actually wanting the emoticon.
So I did. I forgot that they have no real value to anyone cause you really dont gain anything from them. Oh well.
Vardis Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
And here I deleted that after like 5 seconds because I noticed that I was late pointing that out...
slovenlyjimmy Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:23pm 
LOL, I do that all the time!
Sickb0y Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Originally posted by Randver:
Apparently there is no "demand" for them so you're seeing the low prices.

I still find it amazing that people actually care about the prices in the market.

I know some of these kids are actually trying to make a living off of it rofl
Fozr Jul 17, 2013 @ 4:05pm 
yea i'm thinking the same. In the steam trading cards beta some markets already had to shutdown because of the low prices... It's too bad, kinda getting in to this, though, i still never have gotten a foil card nor a booster pack, and im lvl 10 :(
Silv3r9 Jul 17, 2013 @ 4:06pm 
Originally posted by Sickb0y:
Originally posted by Randver:
Apparently there is no "demand" for them so you're seeing the low prices.

I still find it amazing that people actually care about the prices in the market.

I know some of these kids are actually trying to make a living off of it rofl

Selling virtual goods on the Steam market = serious [laughable] business.

Honestly, peeps should be more concerned about other market issues such as those damn bots buying all the cheap cards just to list them again for a quick [and again, laughable] profit [according to what I have been reading here and there] instead of complaining about other people selling their stuff too cheap >_>
Shane the Freestyler Jul 17, 2013 @ 4:21pm 
The emoticons should be free, or at the very least tied to your library for ones that are game specific (are they ALL game specific?) instead of requiring you to have some special card or whatever the hell else they want you to do... :/
Zogor Jul 17, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
If they're really priced too low then then supply and demand should drive the price up.
Yaakovsky Jul 17, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
i like it
Bonder Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:21pm 
Originally posted by Fred 'Big D' Dickonson:
Take FTL for example. You can get a maximum of 4 cards with your earned drops (not counting the random chance of getting the booster pack) which means that you have to spend near a dollar to get the other 4 for the badge. When you get that badge you get an emoticon which people are pricing anywehre from $.03 for the common and uncommon ones to $.16 for uncommon ones. Thats waaaay less money than they are worth when you have to spend nearly a dollar to get them. Backgrounds also fit in to this catagory. It makes selling them so worthless and annoying.
psssst.... don't tell anyone it's a secret but... no one wants emoticons!!
Last edited by Bonder; Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:23pm
ZERO. Effect Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:31pm 
I put all my cards up for $10.00 all the way to $40.00! Why you ask? Cause I don't want to sell them and just want steam XP! So if someone buys my cards then they are mean! Don't be mean to me!
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