#1 Edited by harinosho (592 posts) -

Hey GB

Been using steam for nearly a year now (7 months to be exact, checked my Pc component slips). Just ondering when does the winter steam sale start, or is their one?

#2 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

The moment you let your guard down.

...December.

#3 Posted by kagato (886 posts) -

Usually a week or two before christmas, just when you have made the resolve to spend no more money because its 6 weeks to your next pay day...

#4 Posted by JoeyRavn (4946 posts) -

Dude, really? Despite what commercials and shopping malls may want you to believe, Christmas is in December.

So, yeah. December.

#5 Posted by believer258 (11563 posts) -

You got a little while to wait. Start saving.

#6 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

They have a somewhat decent sale around Halloween as well.

#7 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@mandude said:

They have a somewhat decent sale around Halloween as well.

Do they? I know they update TF2 every year, but that's all I remember.

#8 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

the winter sale starts in the winter.

#9 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@mandude said:

They have a somewhat decent sale around Halloween as well.

Do they? I know they update TF2 every year, but that's all I remember.

I'm not sure if it's every year, but I got some good deals last Halloween on quite a few things. Mostly horror related though.

#10 Posted by project343 (2809 posts) -

Last year it was (or something close to): December 19th - January 2nd.

#11 Posted by harinosho (592 posts) -

Thanks for the info guys, guess i'll just wait till then. December.. long way away..

#12 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

THE WINTER SOLSTICE

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

No one can predict the Steam Holiday Sale.

#14 Posted by bchampnd (108 posts) -

I'd guess a week or so before Christmas.

If you're intent on finding deals, Amazon has been pretty solid recently in their weekly deals and Green Man Gaming works some kind of crazy voodoo so it can sell Steam codes super cheaply. I pre-ordered Borderlands 2 through Green Man for like $36 and then picked up the season pass for $22.

#15 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Halloween and Thanksgiving should have big sales too, but a lot of the games that appear there may be cheaper if you wait for the Christmas ones. If you're looking for anything that only came out this year, definitely wait.

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

I am lathering up my body in preparation for Gabes gifts as we speak. He's the Santa the world needs.

#17 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Oh jeez, already?

#18 Posted by Vextroid (1354 posts) -

At Smissmass time.

#19 Posted by AlexW00d (6168 posts) -

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

#20 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1631 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

Oh jeez, already?

Man, the local Sears had their christmas display sprouting up at roughly the end of september...

#21 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

december, usually late december into january. Theres a smaller Halloween sale usually, and last year (2 years ago? its all a blur) there was even a unexpected Fall sale

#22 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1169 posts) -

Just like Slender Man, it will come out of nowhere and kill us.

#23 Posted by mcmax3000 (268 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

#24 Posted by mcmax3000 (268 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

One store near me had their Christmas stuff up back in August. Their Halloween stuff was up in the middle of the summer.

#25 Posted by harinosho (592 posts) -

@mcmax3000 said:

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

Same in South Africa. People tend to import or buy stuff online more and more these days instead of going to retailers (talking mainly pc parts and videogame related) , these sales help keep people walking into stores.

I should really find out why its called Black Friday.

#26 Posted by 42manZ (105 posts) -

@harinosho said:

@mcmax3000 said:

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

Same in South Africa. People tend to import or buy stuff online more and more these days instead of going to retailers (talking mainly pc parts and videogame related) , these sales help keep people walking into stores.

I should really find out why its called Black Friday.

As an American I have NO IDEA why it's called Black Friday, although I probably knew at some point. It is one of many American Holidays that celebrate our favorite thing: Being Rabid Consumers. I have family members who line up outside of stores the night before to get in at Midnight.

It's probably worth mentioning that it's the day after Thanksgiving. So we spend one day eating a ton of food and the next buying a ton of things. So, you know, it's pretty sweet.

#27 Posted by harinosho (592 posts) -

@42manZ said:

@harinosho said:

@mcmax3000 said:

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

Same in South Africa. People tend to import or buy stuff online more and more these days instead of going to retailers (talking mainly pc parts and videogame related) , these sales help keep people walking into stores.

I should really find out why its called Black Friday.

As an American I have NO IDEA why it's called Black Friday, although I probably knew at some point. It is one of many American Holidays that celebrate our favorite thing: Being Rabid Consumers. I have family members who line up outside of stores the night before to get in at Midnight.

It's probably worth mentioning that it's the day after Thanksgiving. So we spend one day eating a ton of food and the next buying a ton of things. So, you know, it's pretty sweet.

Wiki Quote -

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".

#28 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4247 posts) -

WINTER IS COMING

#29 Posted by 42manZ (105 posts) -

@harinosho said:

@42manZ said:

@harinosho said:

@mcmax3000 said:

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

Same in South Africa. People tend to import or buy stuff online more and more these days instead of going to retailers (talking mainly pc parts and videogame related) , these sales help keep people walking into stores.

I should really find out why its called Black Friday.

As an American I have NO IDEA why it's called Black Friday, although I probably knew at some point. It is one of many American Holidays that celebrate our favorite thing: Being Rabid Consumers. I have family members who line up outside of stores the night before to get in at Midnight.

It's probably worth mentioning that it's the day after Thanksgiving. So we spend one day eating a ton of food and the next buying a ton of things. So, you know, it's pretty sweet.

Wiki Quote -

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".

OK, that's right. Thanks! I thought it had something to do with Philly. Learn something new everyday.

#30 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@EarlessShrimp said:

@SamStrife said:

Oh jeez, already?

Man, the local Sears had their christmas display sprouting up at roughly the end of september...

Seriously?

#31 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@Icicle7x3 said:

Just like Slender Man, it will come out of nowhere and kill us. it's a made up story by a Something Awful poster?

I hope not.

#32 Posted by NinjaBerd (221 posts) -

I worked at Target for three Black Fridays when I was younger. Its the most disgusting display of human nature ever.

#33 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

IT'S HAPPENING NOW!... no wait, sorry, my mistake.

#34 Posted by Zuldim (288 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@mandude said:

They have a somewhat decent sale around Halloween as well.

Do they? I know they update TF2 every year, but that's all I remember.

Last year they put up both Bioshocks, both Left 4 Deads, Dead Island, and a few other zombie/creepy games on sale at Halloween. Expect the same this year.

Usually they do a sale right after Thanksgiving for like a week, then a break for a couple more weeks, then a huge Christmas sale.

#35 Posted by Ben_H (3294 posts) -
@SamStrife said:

@EarlessShrimp said:

@SamStrife said:

Oh jeez, already?

Man, the local Sears had their christmas display sprouting up at roughly the end of september...

Seriously?

Costco did in early August. Trees were like a month ago.
#36 Posted by Abendlaender (2734 posts) -

Too soon....way too soon

#37 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@SamStrife said:

@EarlessShrimp said:

@SamStrife said:

Oh jeez, already?

Man, the local Sears had their christmas display sprouting up at roughly the end of september...

Seriously?

Costco did in early August. Trees were like a month ago.

Wow, that's insane to me.

#38 Posted by mcmax3000 (268 posts) -

@harinosho said:

@mcmax3000 said:

@AlexW00d said:

There's a black Friday sale as well I think. Its great cause I don't even know what the fuck black Friday is (I assume its an American thing) but we get an extra sale for it.

Yeah, it's an American thing, but it's being adopted a lot more by online retailers, and some retailers here in Canada to keep people from going to the US to do their Christmas shopping.

Same in South Africa. People tend to import or buy stuff online more and more these days instead of going to retailers (talking mainly pc parts and videogame related) , these sales help keep people walking into stores.

I should really find out why its called Black Friday.

People getting stuff from the US is really bad where I am, because I'm only a couple of hours from the US border. Someone I used to work with would take Black Friday off from work every year, just to go down to the US to shop.

#39 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

It doesn't matter, Sleeping Dogs was on sale this weekend for 25 bucks. You were getting anything else in the Steam Winter Sale?

#40 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1631 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

@Ben_H said:

@SamStrife said:

@EarlessShrimp said:

@SamStrife said:

Oh jeez, already?

Man, the local Sears had their christmas display sprouting up at roughly the end of september...

Seriously?

Costco did in early August. Trees were like a month ago.

Wow, that's insane to me.

I call bullshit on that! Early August?!

#41 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Its already started, in my head that is. So many fucking hot deals... oh my.

#42 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4328 posts) -

Is Winter coming?

#43 Edited by RiotControl (21 posts) -

The dates aren't always exact, but mid-late december is the usual sale run time.

The first Winter sale started the day after Christmas and ran until New Years Day. (Or is it the day after?) In fact, they all run until New Years Day or the next day at 10am PST. They've pulled the sale back to Christmas Eve and even before that, so it's never set in stone what day the sale will begin. Just expect it to hit at the earliest December 20th and last until the latest at January 2nd.

Also, don't forget that Steam also runs a Thanksgiving Sale or at least they had one last year. They may run another one this year as well. It's pretty close to their Winter Sale in bargains, but only lasts a few days and mostly doesn't have brand new AAA games for 25%-50% off like the Winter Sale does.