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Steam Sales - Steam Clear Sky Delay

Steam News announces the latest of what seem like regular weekly sales, saying they are offering all id Software Games for 50% off. This offer ends September 8. In other news for bargain hunters, Steam is also now offering sales of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, offering Funcom's MMORPG for 10% off until September 11. Finally, Steam News announces they are taking preorders for the Steam edition of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, offering 10% off of purchases before the release date of September 15. This has caused some consternation on the Steam forums, as the game supposed to be available for online purchase when it arrived in stores (story). Thanks theyarecomingforyou.

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26. Re: Wait a second... Sep 6, 2008, 16:01 Prez
 
You mean, some are actually willing to pay more -- sometimes double?! -- to deal through steam? I thought nerds were smart people.

Well, it's not as cut and dried as that. Steam has sales often. Some examples:

I got TF2 on a sale weekend when the current price was 30 bucks for $20. I bought Vampire Bloodlines, which goes for 20 dollars on D2D, for $10 on another Steam sale weekend. At a time when everyone else was charging 40 bucks for ET:Quake Wars, I got it for the sale price of $30. There are lots of values to be had on Steam if one is patient.
 
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