Buying a game on Steam, only to see it on sale days later...!

  • 65 results
  • 1
  • 2
#51 Posted by spiceninja (3062 posts) -

Like many others I bought Torchlight for $20 only to see it drop to $5 a few days later. It hurt but I felt better knowing that I supported the devs a bit more by giving them more money.

I also once bought a character pack for Marvel Ultimate Alliance for $10 after waiting for what felt like years for it to become the Deal of the Week. The next week it was dropped to $5 for DOTW. To this day I think that me buying it reminded Microsoft that it existed and they dropped the price. Or maybe it was just bad timing on my part. It still hurt though.

#52 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

I always wait for the holidays to purchase stuff on steam thats usually when you can get it cheapest.

#53 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Bought Metro 2033 for $20, and the very next day it was $5. :(

#54 Posted by TrespassersWill (1 posts) -

Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition for $50. Went on sale 3 days later for $12. So Sad.

#55 Posted by TheHT (11271 posts) -

YOU GOT STEAMED SON

#56 Edited by SSully (4187 posts) -

If I really want a game, I usually buy it within the first month or two of release. If that passes and I have an desire to play it I always wait, because it ALWAYS goes on a steam sale or something.

So if the game you are about to buy is older, then wait. If its new, go for it.

#57 Posted by SpaceCouncil (169 posts) -

oh the darkness behind waiting

#58 Edited by billymagnum (827 posts) -

you sir have paid the price of impatience. you are no deal hunter. be gone from my chambers.

#59 Posted by bybeach (4831 posts) -

I seem to have a regret like this, also. But it's the way the dice roll. And for the big Steam events, always wait till the final day to make sure they roll a flash sale on you.

#61 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4515 posts) -

Doesn't really bother me. Any game I buy at full price is a game I really want to play and, at the risk of sounding all snobby and shit, has a developer that I want to support as much as possible.

#62 Posted by Armoes (64 posts) -

Been there, done that. I tell myself I'm supporting the developer.

#63 Posted by Pezen (1604 posts) -

I haven't really had something go on sale very shortly after I've bought something. But even if I did, I don't really care either way. As long as I found the purchase worthy of the sum it was asking at the time I bought it I'm all good.

#65 Posted by pinner458 (785 posts) -

At least the spammer above me got the thread bumped.

Twice now its happened to me where I've bought a game on XBLA only for it to be announced as free with gold a few days later. Such a bummer.

#66 Posted by deadshot_52 (23 posts) -

Yeah, a few months ago, I bought Universe Sandbox for its regular price. Only to see that it's on sale, 75% off practically a day later. I was kinda mad at first but I got over it.

#68 Posted by Superkenon (1436 posts) -

YOU GOT STEAMPUNK'D

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.