Boneduster Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:12am
On sale when I paid full price YESTURDAY!
Anyway to get the difference in money back?
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Raiseo Hitsu Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:13am 
Nope, you should work on your karma.
daemonblade1229 Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:47am 
Nope :(
I feel like a sale countdown would be a good idea. Start a little time ticker a week before the sale. It'd prevent this kind of frustration, and potentially build up hype. You could even have kickstart like pledge goals that would influence the price. If x number of people pleadge to buy, it's 50% off, if x+100 it 60%, to a max of something liek 75%. I'd do that. I'd do that good.
Deathwurm102 Feb 27, 2013 @ 1:54am 
It always sucks when this happens, but there's no way to recover the difference.

After a year and a half buying all my games through Steam, I can honestly say the best way to avoid this is to Wishlist the things you're interested in and be patient.
light3518 Feb 27, 2013 @ 2:23am 
Yup it happens to a lot of us..You are not alone..Haha. But hey enjoy the game and play the ♥♥♥♥ out of it, you get your money worth..:P
Obiwan Feb 27, 2013 @ 2:35am 
i learned my lesson of this waaaaaaaaaaay back when i got deus ex augmented only for it to go on sale a few months later WITH the damn DLC u get from augmented at the same time .... my advice is this.

Unless it is a multiplayer game WAIT there is no rush just wait for the sales.

and Daemon you are dreaming, if such a thing were to happen sales would drop so badly there wouldn't BE any sales because they couldn't afford to do so.
Ronald Feb 27, 2013 @ 2:52am 
You are not alone. I bought TF2 a month or two before it went F2P, L4D2 before it went on sale for below $5 and Killing Floor too.

Never will I buy a game on steam before a sale unless it is something I have been looking forward to and comes with pre-order bonuses that is actually worth getting. Even for new games, best thing to do is wait for reviews and look for signs. Look at what happened to Duke Nukem Forever, Diablo III and Aliens Colonial Marines.
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zeroxxx Feb 27, 2013 @ 2:57am 
Originally posted by Ronnie:
You are not alone. I bought TF2 a month or two before it went F2P, L4D2 before it went on sale for below $5 and Killing Floor too.

Never will I buy a game on steam before a sale unless it is something I have been looking forward to and comes with pre-order bonuses that is actually worth getting. Even for new games, best thing to do is wait for reviews and look for signs. Look at what happened to Duke Nukem Forever, Diablo III and Aliens Colonial Marines.
Wise move.

I bought D3 full price though. I am a fanboy.

And expansion(s) first day purchase.
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Etherlight Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:04am 
It's okay, Stardock is worthy of your monetary support. Seriously.
Ebany Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:54am 
If you try Steam will tell you they "don't price match" themselves.

Your not alone in your anger. I bought Torchlight II when it went on sale at 25% off, and then I went the next day to purchase with my second account and it was 50% off, it stayed there for a week. In my country we have consumer watchdogs who stop this type of practice from happening in stores. Even if a store was about to have a sale, if they fail to tell you when you make the purchase you can come back and get a refund on the difference. A stable economy requires consumer confidence which might be one of the reasons my country had so few financial problems when the rest of the world started to slide in 2008.
I like Steam but this type of sale practice can only hurt their reputation .... like how Blizzard marketed D3 presales of its reputation and made millions, but it was a once off deal because now their reputation is worth ♥♥♥♥.

Fact is Steam will continue this practice because people continue to accept it. I spent thousands with Steam in the past, but not a cent more since that day (nor have I played Torchlight II). I love Stardock but won't make this purchase from their store while it requires Steam activation, I'll wait till it comes out on GoG. I've been told my stance is extreme, but its either show your displeasure through your wallet or put on a smile and suck up the loss as part of doing with Steam.
Rosha Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:16am 
I don't see your problem is a VALID complaint. If you buy anything like a CD for example, you don't complain when it goes on sale later! It's just bad luck!
AngoraFish Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:20am 
I pity da fool who buy anything from Steam that's not on sale.
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bsj11377 Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:20am 
I learned to only buy games when they're on sale.

Best recommendation:
1. Be patient, add what you like to your "Wishlist".
2. You'll receive an email as soon as the game goes on sale.
Johnny Fronthole Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:31am 
Originally posted by daemonblade1229:
I feel like a sale countdown would be a good idea. Start a little time ticker a week before the sale.

Then all the people who bought it a day before the countdown started would be upset. The only real solution is consumer awareness. Some people learn how to avoid this problem by getting burned once or twice like the OP, and the rest of us learn by reading about them getting burned.

I really don't see it as deceptive or misleading or irresponsible practice by Steam/Valve, as many people have claimed in the past; after all, they clearly promote that they have constantly rotating daily/mid-week/weekend sales. While I sympathize with anyone who is in the OP's situation, it seems the onus is really on the comsumer in this situation.

And even though you paid full price, mars, I hope you enjoy the game and get $40 worth of enjoyment out of it.
Kazami Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:43am 
mm yeah it can feel pretty bad if you bought a game just before it goes on sale, but then again i personally gladly fork over the full retail price if its a good game- in order to support the developers.
jenny Feb 27, 2013 @ 6:17am 
hello guys, dont be angry, steam is a good plattform and it rewards you for having a good awareness or for waiting a bit. In germany where i live its the same, wait or talk to get prices low, iam really happy when i can by a good game but iam happyer when its on 75% sale, my boyfriend does alot scout steam work for me and so it happened that we and alot of our friends have alot games for low money. And thats ok, people who want to have the game early and think its ok to pay the full price shoud not be angry when the game goes quickly down to 75% you are helping the game factory and maybe we 75% customers to allso but not so much.
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