Huge Steam Winter Sale pricing fail

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Dec 22, 2012
  1. Zorua
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    So basically, buying Darksiders 2 + all of its DLC + Darksiders 1, is cheaper than just Darksiders 2. Oh, the wonders of Steam!
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I've never bought or played a Darksiders game, and now I can get all of it for far less than I make per hour at work. You should post this on Cheap Ass Gamer!

    Of course I typically wait until I can get the GOTY/DC editions when they're $20... You know w/ all the add ons for ~$80 less than what "must have it now" folks paid for a full price game and 3-4 add ons. (Yeah I'm cheap and can wait)

    But really. Steam's bundles have always been priced to provide incentive to buy the "whole compilation". Those compilations probably sell well and probably better than the single games in a franchise or series. Iit surprises you that they chose to put the better selling product on sale?!? Yeah, you're right! It's madness, WTF were they thinking. <eye roll>
     
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    I just thought it was weird, the thread was mostly meant to be a tip though.
     
  4. Hells Malice

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    Steam does that sometimes. Actually like...once or twice a sale at least.

    I swear they do it on purpose.
     
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    Sorry, how is that a fail?
     
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    Usually you'd have to pay more for DLC. In this case, they practically pay you for downloading DLC.
     
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    DLC is overpriced anyway, so I don't see that as a negative. Ain't my problem.
     
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    Steam does this on occasion to entice you to buy more than you want.
    Say you only wanted Darksiders 1 but saw that bundle for cheap. You'd buy it, right? You've fallen into their trap and just given Steam more money.
    It's a good business move, yo.
     
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    They did the same with CS:GO a few days ago. It was cheaper to buy the whole CS pack by about 50p.
     
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    Been meaning to get DSII, this is great :D
     
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    Well, you might want to hurry then, because the offer is going to expire in exactly 15 minutes from now.
     
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    seeing that dota 2 is being sold for $30, 50% discount for now. even though you can sign up for a beta invite for free, or you go to playdota.com/dotafire/raptr dota 2 page to get a free invite.
    valve's been giving away too much invites in the past few weeks. i've seen people get ten invites.
    oh and don't miss the giveaway here.
     
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    Uh...derp? I don't think anyone here is saying it's a negative thing.
    Still a math fail.
     
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    I went and bought CS:GO the other day. The next day, they dropped the price another 33%......
     
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    the price went up on the bundle but its still cheaper than buying darksiders 2 alone, right now its $19.99 for the pack and $24.99 for darksiders 2
     
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    And that's why you never buy stuff during a Steam sale unless it's a Daily Deal/Flash Sale/the very last day.
     
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    I've got such a backlog of games from steam sales and indy bundles, in TRYING to be responsible and not buy a ton of stuff........ trying
     
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    also peeps should grab the mount and blade collection flash sale if you can, its freaking amazing
     
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    Suprise, suprise - it was cheaper even before the Christmas Sale rolled in - check the prices. The Franchise Pack costs $39,99 and Darksiders 2 alone costs $49,99, it's only natural to expect the Franchise Pack to be cheaper if you deduct 66% from both prices during the sale.
     
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    A fun thing, isn't it? Last steam sale, I also saw trine being advertised cheaper as the whole pack (trine 1, 2 & DLC) as cheaper than the wiiU version which would hit stores in Europe two days later. And let's not forget the mass effect trilogy thing.

    I think I've also seen darksiders 2 for cheaper, but not by this ridiculous amount.


    Should be a fun time being in the marketing department for one of those games and you'll have to explain why the wiiU port fails to deliver...
     

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