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Ernesto Horo Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:56am
Pricing
Refering to the EU-Zone (Germany) - I recently bought Witcher II Enhanced Edition for 24,69€ on Amazon (29,99€ on Steam) and looking forward to buy Borderlands which is 12,50€ on Amazon and 19,99€ on Steam. Where is the point in this pricing? I'd much rather buy and play more games and get the benefits of a nice DVD-Case instead of paying more for a download on Steam. It's not about the money, but in this particular relation...? Ordering things doesn't take time, but earning money does, especially for students. ;-) Just wondering.
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tmwfte Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:58am 
The search function is your friend. Try using it and you will see this discussed many times.
Matsunaga Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:12am 
http://www.steamprices.com/de/app/8980/borderlands
There will be sometimes a heavy price reduction.Thats what makes Steam interesting.
AlphA BetA GammA Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:54pm 
I believe Valve, for whatever reason, still hasn't figured out(or simply doesn't care) that USD=/=EUR....that is we get the same price in Euro as the Americans get in Dollars and thus pay more.
[SpR] Sting ㅅ팅 Aug 6, 2013 @ 9:33am 
I have an even better question...how come the game Rome TW II costs 55 Euro on pre-order (60 when it launches) on Steam but I can already pre-order it in my country for around 40 Euro? Why would anyone buy it from Steam - the difference is significant?!!!
Spawn of Totoro Aug 6, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Developers/Publisher set the prices. Not Steam/Valve.
Pheace Aug 6, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by Shatteredmind:
I believe Valve, for whatever reason, still hasn't figured out(or simply doesn't care) that USD=/=EUR....that is we get the same price in Euro as the Americans get in Dollars and thus pay more.

This isn't just Valve's issue, it's the developers. Look at Stardock here on Steam, they generally have their games equally priced between regions, which is something they said they believed in before even coming to Steam. If a developer wants equal pricing, all they have to do is tell Steam to do so.
Fhundertuck Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:00am 
yeah!
Labyrinth Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Developers/Publisher set the prices. Not Steam/Valve.

Valve do it themselves http://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/620/portal-2
Last edited by Labyrinth; Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:05am
Spawn of Totoro Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:06am 
Originally posted by Labyrinth:
Valve do it themselves http://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/620/portal-2

So? Still can't blame them for it when it comes to other Developer's games.

And that isn't much of a price diffrence. That could be explained as currancy conversion.
Last edited by Spawn of Totoro; Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:06am
Labyrinth Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by Labyrinth:
Valve do it themselves http://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/620/portal-2

So? Still can't blame them for it when it comes to other Developer's games.

And that isn't much of a price diffrence. That could be explained as currancy conversion.

You're just pulling at straws now Valve do it themselves just like EA and Activision
Satoru Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:15am 
Originally posted by Labyrinth:
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:

So? Still can't blame them for it when it comes to other Developer's games.

And that isn't much of a price diffrence. That could be explained as currancy conversion.

You're just pulling at straws now Valve do it themselves just like EA and Activision

Portal2 is distributed by EA

http://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/730/counter-strike-global-offensive

More or less equivalent across many regions.
Labyrinth Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:18am 
Originally posted by Satoru:
Originally posted by Labyrinth:

You're just pulling at straws now Valve do it themselves just like EA and Activision

Portal2 is distributed by EA

http://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/730/counter-strike-global-offensive

More or less equivalent across many regions.

oh so you're saying EA is to blame for Valve's pricing on their own store? that's a new one
Meanwhile Portal 2 is just £10 retail by the publisher EA
Anzaaaaaaa Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:22am 
No
Lloyd Franklin Dec 1, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Developers/Publisher set the prices. Not Steam/Valve.
Developers/Publishers give Steam a Recommend Retail Price and it's down to Steam if they want to sell it at that price or make it cheaper or more expensive.
Satoru Dec 1, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
Originally posted by Lloyd Franklin:
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Developers/Publisher set the prices. Not Steam/Valve.
Developers/Publishers give Steam a Recommend Retail Price and it's down to Steam if they want to sell it at that price or make it cheaper or more expensive.

That's not how 'pricing' works
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