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Pretendo64 Dec 6, 2012 @ 2:27pm
I don't know why I buy games when they're not on sale anymore.
Seriously, a week after I buy this and it's 50% off. Getting real tired of being ripped off on Steam. What's the point in even looking at games if they're not on sale at this point?
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Tacogrande Dec 6, 2012 @ 2:33pm 
Not to be rude but you've been on steam for six years and are just now learning this?
NoEyesZalgo Dec 6, 2012 @ 2:33pm 
It's the opposite of ripping you off if you buy it full price. It's random that it's on sale right? They're giving us a deal intead of keeping at it's price forever.
Pretendo64 Dec 6, 2012 @ 2:42pm 
I get no deal by paying double the money having no knowledge that not even a week later everyone else gets the exact same content for half of what I spent. It's different when you pay for a game at it's current price and a year or 6 months or so pass and it starts to come down in price, but when it's literally 50% off 5 days later with no warning, it's grounds to be pretty annoyed.
Shock Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:05pm 
From a different view people that only buy games on sales have to wait an unknown amount of time to buy the game at a discounted rate.
Mr. Hans Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:38pm 
Simple... If a game looks interesting enough, you buy it on the spot. If it looks not quite interesting enough, you wait for a sale. That's the point of sales, getting people who were still on the fence to buy this. If I got mad whenever someone got something for less money, I'd be mad all the time. And any PC game price is better than European console game prices (€70/$100), which are really ripoffs.
Sigwolf Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:07pm 
Every game that has ever been on sale for 50% off has been purchased by someone 5 or fewer days previously at full price. It has to be that way. You can't put a game on sale if it hasn't been sold previously at a higher price, otherwise it wouldn't be a sale. As many others have said, if the game is not important enough to you to pay full price, don't buy it at full price. If it is important enough for that price... buy it, and don't ♥♥♥♥♥ if someone gets it later for less, because they will, in every case, guaranteed. It's called life. Buy something at a price that you think it is worth, not more, because you'll be unhappy, not less, because you won't reward the people that created what makes you happy. It's really not rocket science.
IAreLucas Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:13pm 
You know somthing, i could get mad that i paid full price, then again think of the hours, days, months, of work these guys put into this amazing little title so the more of my money they have the closer more of the same great content is on the way.
You're not getting ripped off. You still recieved the game did you not? Getting ripped of would be buying the game and not recieveing it. Besides it happens to everyone, just try not to worry anout it and enjoy the game that someone has worked very hard on.
neema_t Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
Yeah, well at least it's only a cheap game which also happens to be brilliant. Some people, myself included, have bought expensive games which turned out to be total crap at full price.

The general rule of thumb is: If a game is released on Steam and you want it enough to pay full price for it, buy it or even preorder it and play the crap out of it (that last part is optional). If you buy it and don't play it until there's a sale on it, you've wasted money. If you wait and buy it at full price a month or two later, there's a very high chance (or at least a much higher chance than a month or two before) it'll be going on sale soon. If you don't buy it immediately it's either because you couldn't afford it or you didn't want it enough; in either case you should wait for the price to drop anyway. If I'm ever unsure of a game, like I was with this and Faster Than Light, I err on the side of caution and wait for a sale.

And then even in the big sales it's possible to feel like you screwed yourself over; never ever buy a game which isn't in the featured sales until the very last day. I know a guy who saw Skyrim at something like 25% off on the first day of the Autumn sale and he bought it immediately. Three days later (or whatever it was), it was 50% off. And even then it was better than 75% off on Gamefly! Check Savy Gamer or another sale alert site regularly and you'll 'save loads of money' (except you won't because you'll probaby end up buying games just because they're cheap!).

Edit: There has been a lot of discussion around the internet about Valve and what their sales are doing to the value of games for this very reason. People suggested that their ludicrous sales have trained most people to wait for the inevitable price drop rather than buy at full price, you may have noticed the last two big sales haven't been as ridiculous as the ones before them, that could be a sign that Valve agree and want to put things right. However, no one told Amazon US because they've frequently got Steam-beating sales these days!
Last edited by neema_t; Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:30pm
CrazyIvan21 Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:31pm 
I buy somes games at full price and some on sale, it all depends on my mood. I know full well that it may be on sale at some point but if I want it I get it. In terms of sales on Steam and devalueing games the truth is digital distribution is cheaper and we probably should not be paying 60 dollars in the first place. Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:32pm 
All I see is cryin.
Don't be mad you fail at shopping bro.
Little Girl Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:38pm 
If it bothers you that bad don't cry about it and just wait and buy them on sale. Jeez.
Sanctakill Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:44pm 
I look at it this way Steam is a fantastic company and without them I wouldnt be playing most of the games I have because I wouldnt know about them. I only payed 10 dollars for a fantastic game and It is worth every Penny. This game is a great game and just pure fun. So when I see a sale I go hey my brother saw me play this game and was interested BAM MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE IS HAPPY. He has the game and you payed less for it :)
Deathfromace Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:21pm 
I bought Brink the day it came out and months later its in the bargin bin for 5 bucks...and the game is mediocre at best. At least you got a good game for a good price. Also you've been here long enough as others have said you should be used to this after the last year or so.
LiquidxAngel Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:12pm 
This game is so worth full price. Steam is random. That's just how it is. I've paid full price for games that have been on sale later (sometimes even less than 24 hours later) and I'm sure most people on Steam have done it too.

I've paid more for games FAR LESS worthy than this title (TOWNS *cough hack cough*).

That's the nature of digital gaming, man. Chill.
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Date Posted: Dec 6, 2012 @ 2:27pm
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