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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
have someone buy them for you & gift them? We are not sure what will happend after the hour is up cause its the Last day of the sale. Im hoping for the last day they put up all the games from day 1 throug now up for sale again and put up new daily deals but thats asking alot.

Most likely they will do a re run of the best sellers.
so you're saying there is still one day left where they will rerun all the previous daily sales after this hour is up? i was thinking that the holiday sale would be over after the hour is up :\\
post #2332 of 2563
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
I'm already out. If someone awesome comes I will have to resort to begging to my friends
I have $6.80 left... lol.

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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
I really don't think they will have everything going back on sale.

By selling games this cheap, they can't be making tons of money, their only saving grace is the fact that the sales change every day.

I might be wrong, but I really doubt they would do that.
They're making tons of money.

Video games are expensive to make, but the volume they sell makes up for it. Back in the retail days that had a cost attached to it, which raised the production cost of the game, call it the fixed costs (i.e. constituent products, gasoline for shipping, paying for the games to be shelved, printing of manuals, packaging, discs, boxes, wages for all the people involved in the manufacturing/shipping/selling process).

Now with Steam they can afford to cut back their retail numbers and sell more online; the result of that is they just pay Valve a fee, and voila, they have a much more cheaply produced game (i.e. none of the fixed costs above), which if/when they want they can put up on sale at a low price and as long as they sell great quantities they'll turn huge profits because their cost of production was much lower.

I'm sure game companies want all games to be sold digitally; likewise I'm sure when that happens the price of games will go down (as it has been already indirectly since most games online are sold on sale even when relatively recent).

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Nope, you have to specify the recipient when you buy it, you can't just buy the code. I guess otherwise people could buy codes in sales and sell them later to make a profit.
You can send it by e-mail though, if you send it to your account then you can either use it for yourself or forward the e-mail later to a friend if you decide to gift it.
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38 minutes . I got $15 left to spend, so I hope for a really good new set of deals, or a if they do a refresh, an amazing one!

EDIT: Played Kane & Lynch 2 last night for a few hours and got about 2 chapters in. Playing on Extreme is hard as crap. The camera angles are a bit iffy at time, but still much less awkward than Resident Evil 5.
Edited by pez - 1/2/11 at 9:27am
 
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I have $6.80 left... lol.

They're making tons of money.

Video games are expensive to make, but the volume they sell makes up for it. Back in the retail days that had a cost attached to it, which raised the production cost of the game, call it the fixed costs (i.e. constituent products, gasoline for shipping, paying for the games to be shelved, printing of manuals, packaging, discs, boxes, wages for all the people involved in the manufacturing/shipping/selling process).

Now with Steam they can afford to cut back their retail numbers and sell more online; the result of that is they just pay Valve a fee, and voila, they have a much more cheaply produced game (i.e. none of the fixed costs above), which if/when they want they can put up on sale at a low price and as long as they sell great quantities they'll turn huge profits because their cost of production was much lower.

I'm sure game companies want all games to be sold digitally; likewise I'm sure when that happens the price of games will go down (as it has been already indirectly since most games online are sold on sale even when relatively recent).

You can send it by e-mail though, if you send it to your account then you can either use it for yourself or forward the e-mail later to a friend if you decide to gift it.
This is true, actually.

I've always found it annoying that Steam games (when not on sale) are generally more expensive than the retail versions, even though the retail games obviously have a higher cost to make.
post #2335 of 2563
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so you're saying there is still one day left where they will rerun all the previous daily sales after this hour is up? i was thinking that the holiday sale would be over after the hour is up :\\
No there is one day left but its most likely going to be a Re Run of the best sellers. Im not 100% sure if they will add NEW games to the daily deals or not or even have the games u wanted.

you just dont know until steam updates. The could suprise us with new stuff & not Re run any of the old deals.
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No there is one day left but its most likely going to be a Re Run of the best sellers. Im not 100% sure if they will add NEW games to the daily deals or not or even have the games u wanted.

you just dont know until steam updates. The could suprise us with new stuff & not Re run any of the old deals.
Yeah, I'm thinking it's about 30/70 that it will be new games or a re-run.
post #2337 of 2563
Does anybody know if this (something liek 20 minutes left) is the last sale of after this one there is going to be a new one?

edit: just read posts above and the answer seems to be yes...
Edited by EduFurtado - 1/2/11 at 9:38am
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This is the last day of the sale.
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/Sad Panda

Last day of the steam sale, hope JO goes on sale (even though it is already $14)
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*Hoping Super Meat Boy will go back down to $3.75*

I just picked up HL episodes 1 and 2. I want Super Meat boy, and that's it...

Oh and I wish Vietnam went on sale.

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