What are these items in Steam inventory?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Spartan@HIDevolution, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    I keep getting notifications that I have X amount of new items in my inventory. I never understood what these are so I just click on each on and hit convert to gems which I don't even know what it means or what can I do with the gems?

    How to make use of these items in the inventory other than converting them and what are gems anyway?
     
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  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    They are a new feature (released yesterday) in which a steam user can turn their extra junk cards/backgrounds/emotes into "gems." These gems can be used to buy more cards; or, during the upcoming holiday event only, to bid on games

    Update: It's been established that cards should not be turned into gems. The gem to dollar ratio is so bad, you're better off selling them one by one. Currently, the ONLY card set that gives a good gem to dollar ratio is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This Badge can't be leveled up.
     
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  3. NuclearLizard

    NuclearLizard Notebook Deity

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    Usually card, though emotes, gems, and occasionally coupons can find their way into there.
     
  4. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I just sell all my cards. Don't usually get much, few cents mostly, but hey, extra money is still extra money :D
     
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  5. hacktrix2006

    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    I personally gem the cards i am not collecting unless its a rare one then i sell.
     
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