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19. Re: spiderman Dec 25, 2012, 18:09 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2012, 17:57:
nin wrote on Dec 25, 2012, 15:00:
Looks like amazon has XCOM (steam key) for $24.99 today, among other deals.


Seems like Amazon's deals are stomping all over Steam's. Dark Souls is a Flash deal at $19.99 right now, but I picked it up on Amazon for $14.99 yesterday. Most of the Steam deals have been in the 25-50% range, and the older games have been 75% at best. What happened to the 75-90% deals?
Publishers dictate pricing on steam. Also, in many cases the normal non sale prices have been reduced. So instead of saying 90% off of $60, they say 75% off of $25.
Perhaps they should go the best buy route of raising prices before a sale so the percentage off is inflated

But yeah, I agree that I've seen some better deals in past holiday sales. Plus I miss the events. My guess is that it was an idea that sounded great in a brainstorming session at valve, but after they did them a couple times they realized how much work it was to do it, so it wasn't fun and interesting to them anymore. Plus all the exploiters who were buying many thousands of humble bundles at 1 penny to get all the entries to win free games on steam, kinda killed that idea.

And I'm not sure how amazon is doing that. My guess is that whatever the wholesale price is, they are doing it at close to cost or under cost, just like GMG is, to get market share. Even if that marketshare is to be a steam reseller.

But it pays to check for game sales at a few places before just straight buying it on steam.

This comment was edited on Dec 25, 2012, 18:23.
 
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