I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 "gifts" that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I don't have them cluttering up my inventory? Obviously I could do a one-sided trade with a friend, but then they'd have to deal with it instead, and I don't have any alt accounts.

  • Good question; I have one, too, and I can't figure out how to get rid of it.
    – Frank
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 23:32
  • ...and not to mention all those coupons
    – Zommuter
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 18:46
  • Ok, I contacted support and posted a feature request, hope that achieves something...
    – Zommuter
    Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 18:46

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Yes you can for certain items - for example, when I look in my Steam inventory at my many copies of Dota 2, I can select one and a "Permanently delete gift..." button appears as per below;

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This option doesn't appear for all items, for example if I select any of the new trading cards they do not have a delete option and the option is not present for the copy of XCOM I have from the Tomb Raider pre-order - in these instances you can gift them to your friends or, if they're marketable, sell them on the Steam market.

In the instance of your "No longer valid" gifts, I would suggest contacting Steam support if the "Permanently delete gift..." option is not available for you.

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    DassalottaDOTAs Commented May 25, 2013 at 0:25
  • It's so weird that they supply that button sometimes but not others :/
    – Margaret
    Commented May 26, 2013 at 2:27

I forget where I heard about it and I haven't used it myself, but TrashBot claims to be happy to take those one-sided trades, so you can use it to dispose of undeletable items. For as long as it's still running, anyway.

  • Awesome, I just grabbed a 50% off coupon for Magicka from it. Really nice bot. :)
    – Decency
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 22:00

You can donate your coupons to Coupon Dumpster group.

According to the group's overview:

What we wish to do with the Coupon Dumpster is to make it easier on everyone. By providing the service of collecting, listing and finally giving the coupons away to you, the community.
Here, you can dump your unwanted coupons on us, and we will in return give those coupons FOR FREE to others who want them.

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