Tiberius Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:28am
Everywhere cheaper than in Steam
I cant understand that this Game is availabe at amazon for 32€ and here it costs 49€!
I wonder if the general pricing @ steam is higher than in the "real" world.
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Mandemon Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:34am 
Because it's not stupid to ask: It's stupid to pay.
segara Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:03am 
true, retailers have certain games cheaper than the Steam shop. But then again, the Steam shop opens up its sales for summer, holidays, ... and suddenly its cheaper than the retailers.
Just buy it where you can get it at a lower price.
bumnutz Mar 3, 2013 @ 5:02am 
It is full price atm because it becomes a free item when you pre- order bioshock. It's purely so pre-ordering bioshock seems like a good deal.
Dude Mar 3, 2013 @ 5:13am 
the digital market has usually different prices than the retail market. digital copies are overpriced in my opinion, but that changes during the sales.
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compdoc Mar 3, 2013 @ 5:25am 
Originally posted by Tiberius:
I cant understand that this Game is availabe at amazon for 32€ and here it costs 49€!
I wonder if the general pricing @ steam is higher than in the "real" world.
It's called the "free market" where vendors can vary their prices individually to match their own demand. If you can buy it cheaper somewhere else then do so, what's stopping you?

Only in a communist/socialist "real world" are all prices for products the same everywhere. But then, in such a "real world" no one would design or sell a video game because it wouldn't be worth the effort when the government would control and fix the price where profit is a "sin".

Btw, I purchased the game for $37 in December during Steam's holiday sale. By your logic: it should have been $49 to match exactly other "real world" prices at the time ...
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Ashley Highfield Mar 3, 2013 @ 8:50am 
Originally posted by segara:
true, retailers have certain games cheaper than the Steam shop. But then again, the Steam shop opens up its sales for summer, holidays, ... and suddenly its cheaper than the retailers.
Just buy it where you can get it at a lower price.

The steam sale prices for this game have also been pretty dreadful, like 20-ish percent off. However, it's worth keeping an eye on places like Green Man Gaming- I got a steam key for it there for under £10, the game was £22 or so in the recent steam sale.

The publishers set the steam price, 2k seem to have dropped the ball on this one somewhat- odd since they have had the sense to make Borderlands more of a bargain in the same sales. I don't really understand their strategy. Elasticity of demand is gonna getcha, I certainly wouldn't have pounced at nearly full price.

Anyway, that said, it's a great game, and a load of fun- but definitely worth shopping around, given how lousy the Steam pricing is for this title.

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